We are interested in taking a catamaran tour while on Santorini, and have researched two different tours. (both tours are 5-6 hours and include lunch) I'm looking for advice as to sights & experiences along and included in the two different routes. Does anyone have experience/opinions on these two options? Thanks in advance!
Option #1: Departs from Vlihada following the coastline to the famous “Martian” Red Beach of Akrotiri. Then towards the White Beach for snorkeling/swimming. Sailing then to below the Venetian Lighthouse and rotate to move into the famous Caldera (Palea and Nea Kammeni). Our next destination is the submerged crater, where we will be sailing around and eventually stop at the hot sulphurous springs, for swimming and a rejuvenating spa. Our last stop is Palea Kammeni, the volcanic Island where you may swim and snorkel.
Option #2: Setting sail from Ammoudi at Oia, we sail straight to the caldera coast and around the volcano, stopping at the hot springs for 40 minutes for a rejuvenating mud bath. Continue on towards the Venetian Lighthouse, below the Indian Rocks. Next stop will be at Mesa Pigadia where you can swim/snorkel. Sail then to the Red and White beach, where a stop is also made for swimming / snorkeling. This itinerary ends at Vlihada port.