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Spring water but rocky beach!

It is not compulsory to swim out here but those who wish to swim in the hot springs have to swim from their boats into the muddy-looking bay. It is not possible for the boat to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

It is not compulsory to swim out here but those who wish to swim in the hot springs have to swim from their boats into the muddy-looking bay. It is not possible for the boat to pull up to land since it is too shallow. The temperature of the waters reaches the 33C containing sulfur –good for the skin! We... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

A liitle rocky island placed right beside Nea Kameni island.Here are the Hot Springs and all the tours make a short stop here.Take care:a swim in that hot springs could blotch your swimming suit as long as the water is muddy and has a lot of iron oxide. That's all that you can do at Palea Kameni.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Came here as part of a tour and it was a really nice swim, further in while swimming you get to the hot patches which really is hot with 40C+ compared to the rather cold ocean. I am not sure why people are saying the water is not warm, its both smelly and warm and dirty. Luckily I was wearing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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