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Kamari And Santorini Snorkelling

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We stayed in Kamari on Santorini and had an apartment next to the sea. So a morning routine here was very simple, forget the morning shower, jump into the sea, then get coffee and bread for breakfast.

I loved Kamari for swimming and snorkelling, the water gets deep quickly and the under water topography is strikingly unique with strange volcanic formations and sea life is all over the place. There are two artificial rock banks out to sea great (area 1) they are great for diving off but also to snorkel around. There were some absolute nutters from Albania diving from these rocks, nice lads but no regard for safety.

The best snorkelling is around the cliff face at the end of the beach (area 2), but beware about halfway between points 2 and 3 on the satellite image there are some strong currents, which pull you, round to the next resort Perissa. I turned back at point 3 realising this, I’m a strong swimmer so got back, so please take care here or carry money to get the boat back.

Playing cricket on the beach with my sons we chanced across a couple of economic migrants living in the woods who seemed fascinated by out our game, turns out they were from India and simply wanted to join in, they were better than us! Very pleasant people, after a few days we gave them a bit of money for food. Life can be tough.

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The whole of Santorini is shown above the very middle is the new volcano continuously growing (area 2). There are volcanic mud pools in the sea and you can get a trips to swim in these. But be warned wear old swimming stuff, you come out stained with sulphurous mud. The trips also go to (point 4) which is also good for a pleasant swim and bite to eat.

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Decided to swim to Perissa from Kamari, realised the currents were strong a bit over half way and retreated. Boss not happy.

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Decided to swim to Perissa from Kamari, realised the currents were strong a bit over half way and retreated. Boss not happy.