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it's not even warm

Came here in early Oct. The water is tepid, not even warm. The water in tropical beaches probably warmer than this. But luckily it didn't stain our swim suits. The tour guide... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here on a boat tour of santorini. It's a swim up hot springs, so you get to jump off the boat and watch as the water goes from blue to green to yellow . Don't wear any jewelry, real or not, it will turn it black. The mud is really fun! If you swim in enough you can... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Came here in early Oct. The water is tepid, not even warm. The water in tropical beaches probably warmer than this. But luckily it didn't stain our swim suits. The tour guide that we used for this trip sort of "scared" the guests by saying, "if you're not a strong swimmer don't go into the water, we can't/won't save you... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

After visiting the active volcano lava islet of Nea Kameni, the 'caldera' boat brought us to the lava islet of Palea Kameni. All those who were "good" swimmers were invited to jump or dive from the boat into the sea. A short swim of less than 100 metres away is the hot spring - adjacent to the islet rocky coast.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

That's about the best words I can find to describe these hot springs. If you have been to any other hot springs anywhere in the world, don't go here as you're likely to be disappointed. The boat will drop you 100m or so away, and the swim into the inlet is much more pleasurable than the 'springs' themselves. It was... More 

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Portsmouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a great day trip by boat to nea kameni the hot springs and pale a kameni. The walk up to the volcano having paid our 2 euros to land was a nice hike. Take bottled water with you if it's a really hot day but I guess it's always best to have fluids with you. We didn't actually... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The hot springs aren't very warm at all, and the water is very salty from the sulphuric acid that is present. Not really worth the while.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Don´t expect anything like the Blue lagoon. The "Hot springs" are located in a tiny bay easily distinguished by yellowish water which can only be reached swimming from the ship - non-swimmers, be warned. There is a sensible difference of water temperature in the bay from the sea, yet calling it "hot" is a bit too much. Moreover, I´d say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Palea Kameni is one of the stops of sea excursions in Santorini. Here are the hot springs which aren't necessarily hot but still warmer than the rest of the sea. When going there wear a dark bikini/bathing suit because the water contains a lot of sulfur so it can stain your bathing suit. Also take qater shoes with you as... More 

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have never been to a hot spring of this kind! You can get there by boat that will stop about 400 meters from the shore. I like the experience of swimming in iron water and you can see how it bubbles up from the underground. It's very touristic but I liked it. Wear only dark swimming suits and clothes... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped at the hot springs as it is included in our 3-hr tour of the volcano. The boat anchored about 20 metres from the hot springs and you have to swim there. The water was cold initially (this is July) but it got warmer as you get closer to the hot springs. It gets very crowded at the hot... More 

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