A Brief Guide On How to Get to Amoudi Bay Cliff Jumping
I’ve been on a Greece kick recently and decided that I should cover how exactly to get to my favorite thing to do in Santorini. So, in this post, I’m going to explain and draw out how to get to Amoudi Bay for the adrenaline filled cliff jumping.
*NOTE – Journey Unknown and it’s team is not responsible for what happens to you getting to Amoudi Bay or jumping/swimming/etc at the cliff and swimming area.
Sorry, had to get that out of the way.
Now, onto how to actually get to Amoudi Bay cliff jumping.
Firstly, you should eat something before you head out there because you’re going to want to be there all day. This was some of the most fun that I had on my entire 2-month jaunt around Europe. The thrill of jumping from twenty feet up into the pristine blue water never ends.
When I went to Santorini, I stayed on the far side of the island in Perissa. Luckily for me, there was a place to rent ATV’s right down the road, so I split the cost with another traveler and we headed all the way from Perissa to Amoudi Bay (above).
One you make it down to the parking area near Amoudi Bay, you still need to walk on a rocky path to make it to this sanctuary (below). Follow the path that plenty of other people have left before you. It’s not too long of a trek, you should be there in 5 minutes or so.
Once you have arrived at the cliff jumping area, you still need to swim out to the island (below). It’s about a 50 meter swim and you sometimes have to fight a little current to get out there. But, it’s definitely doable. If you don’t know how to swim and/or don’t want to jump off the platform, you can lounge in the sun.
After your quick swim, you have to make sure to have a proper footing and climb up the rough volcanic face of the cliff. There are several different paths you can use to get to the top, some are easier than the others. Just take your time and go slow. If your feet are sensitive, wear a pair of shoes out because rough volcanic rock with rough up your feet.
Once you’ve made it up the rock wall, take a look around because there is a church on this small piece of rock (known as Ekklisia Agios Nikolaos). The path is also lined with beautiful mosiacs made with sea shells. Every little detail was paid attention to and carefully constructed.
Now the most difficult part. Take a deep breath, look to the horizon and jump as far forward as you can. You’ll be in the water in a couple of seconds with your heart racing and adrenaline coursing through your veins. Swim on back to the volcanic rock outcroppings and climb back up again.
If you’ve been to Amoudi Bay and gone cliff jumping, I’d love to hear what you thought about it in the comments below.