Sunday, 25 May 2014

#105: Swim in a natural hot spring

Photo credit: Gareth Marlow / Flickr

When I originally put this on my list, I had Iceland and soaking in a hot spring in winter weather in mind. However...

It's not like I have the opportunity to swim in hot springs regularly so when I learned Santorini had it's own hot spring, I had to give it a go.
Photo credit: Tobias Schorr 

To get there, you have to take a short boat trip, then jump off the deck of the boat and swim for 100meters to the shallow, brown waters where the hot spring is. Well not warm as so much lukewarm, but local lore claims the waters work wonders for the skin and there were many people smothering their bodies with the brown slimy mud. *no thanks* It was only on the swim back to the boat, reentering the cold water of the Aegan Sea that I realised how hot the water actually was.

I think the best part though was jumping off the boat like a kid again...

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