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Nea Kameni in Santorini

A prominent volcano and hot springs above the caldera is a unique experience that Santorini offers !

Best time: April–October

Nea Kameni
Nea Kameni
Nea Kameni
Nea Kameni

Nea Kameni is a small uninhabited volcanic island located in Santorini caldera that was flooded by the sea. The island was formed after some considerable volcanic activity. The last eruption on the island occured in 1950.

The tiny island with a diameter of 2 km gets plenty of visitors since it offers an easy 130-meter-high climb to a volcanic crater and hot springs which are suitable to bathe in.

Warm dark waters of Nea Kameni are known for their healing properties. Rich in sulfur, these waters can apparently help cure many diseases, which explains their popularity. Boats to Nea Kameni operate regularly during the high season. But if you want to dive in warm waters without it being too crowded, then late spring to early summer or early fall is the best time to visit it!

A tiny cover of Agios Nikolaos in Nea Kameni is a true health source, so prepare to meet lots of people over there.

Practical info

When is the ideal time to explore Nea Kameni in Santorini?

Exploring Nea Kameni in Santorini is ideal from April to October, where the weather is pleasantly warm, and the crowds are minimal. The island's volcanic soil is rocky and uneven, so visitors should tread with caution. Show more

Which part of Santorini hosts Nea Kameni?

Nea Kameni, a small volcanic island, is located within the Santorini Caldera. It is part of the archipelago's southern Aegean sea, about 3.5 miles southwest of Fira, the capital of Santorini. Show more

What is the size of Nea Kameni Island?

The Island of Nea Kameni has a roughly two-kilometer diameter. Despite being compact, it offers a unique adventure to visitors looking to climb its volcanic craters and hot springs. During the trek, visitors can take in the spectacular views of its stunning geological formations and unparalleled landscapes. Show more

Can tourists take a dip in the hot springs of Nea Kameni?

Nea Kameni is known for its hot sulfur-rich waters, which harbor therapeutic properties suitable for bathing. Tourists can indeed submerge themselves in the dark warm waters of the hot springs; however, they must take caution and be aware of the water's temperature as it can be high. For centuries, it has been used for treating several ailments such as joint and skin conditions. Show more

What is the significance of the Agios Nikolaos bay in Nea Kameni?

Agios Nikolaos bay in Nea Kameni is believed to be a source of healing since its sulfur-rich waters have many health benefits. Many tourists visit the bay for its therapeutic properties, which are credited with curing multiple diseases. However, it can get crowded during peak season. Visitors can immerse themselves in its dark waters while enjoying the scenery of the area. Show more

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