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Boat Trip & Scuba Diving to Samothraki

Boat Trip & Scuba Diving to Samothraki

Product Code : 5096

About The Place

Nestled in the northern Aegean Sea, Samothraki Island stands as a rugged and enchanting gem, beckoning adventurers and culture seekers alike. This Greek island, with its diverse geological formations, unique fauna, rich cultural tapestry, and a plethora of activities, is a testament to the multifaceted allure of the Aegean archipelago.

Geologically, Samothraki is distinctive, bearing witness to the island’s tumultuous past. Dominated by Mount Saos, an extinct volcano that is the highest peak in the Aegean, the island’s terrain is characterized by rocky slopes, deep gorges, and natural springs. The mountainous landscape, along with the Samothraki Geopark, showcases the island’s geological diversity, including granites, metamorphic rocks, and volcanic formations.

The island’s geological wonders are not only terrestrial but extend to the coastline. The majestic Gria Vathra, a complex of waterfalls and natural pools, is a testament to the erosive forces of water over time. These natural formations provide a refreshing oasis for visitors seeking to immerse themselves in the island’s pristine beauty.

Samothraki’s fauna is as diverse as its geological features. The island is home to a variety of bird species, including eagles, falcons, and herons, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. The surrounding waters are rich in marine life, attracting dolphins and seals. The Mediterranean monk seal, one of the rarest seal species globally, occasionally graces the shores of Samothraki, adding to the island’s ecological significance.

Culturally, Samothraki boasts a rich history dating back to ancient times. The island was home to the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, an important religious center in antiquity. The archaeological site, featuring the renowned Winged Victory of Samothrace statue, offers a glimpse into the island’s role in ancient Greek mythology and religious practices.

The island’s cultural identity is deeply rooted in its traditions and festivals. Local celebrations, such as the Panagia Festival, involve traditional music, dance, and culinary delights, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the island’s vibrant community spirit.

A range of activities awaits those exploring Samothraki. Hiking enthusiasts can navigate the island’s extensive trail network, including the ascent to Mount Saos for panoramic views of the Aegean. The Samothraki Dance Festival, held annually, showcases traditional dances and music, providing a cultural immersion for participants and spectators alike.

The island’s thermal springs, such as the Therma Loutra, offer a therapeutic escape. These natural spas are surrounded by lush vegetation, creating an idyllic setting for relaxation. Additionally, the island’s secluded beaches, such as Pachia Ammos and Kipos, beckon sun-seekers with their unspoiled beauty and crystal-clear waters.

Samothraki’s culinary scene reflects the island’s agricultural abundance and maritime heritage. Local delicacies include goat cheese, honey, and fish caught in the surrounding waters. The island’s traditional tavernas offer a gastronomic journey through the flavors of Samothraki, providing a taste of authentic Greek cuisine.

In conclusion, Samothraki Island in Greece is a captivating blend of geological wonders, diverse fauna, rich cultural heritage, and a myriad of activities. Whether exploring the island’s ancient history, hiking its rugged landscapes, or immersing oneself in local traditions, Samothraki promises a unique and unforgettable experience for those who venture to its shores.

Total Duration

  • ~9 Hours

Full description

Embark on an unforgettable scuba diving boat trip from Alexandroupoli to Samothraki island. Discover the untouched beauty of Samothraki as you explore its captivating underwater world. Join us on  a unique boat excursion around the island, where you’ll uncover hidden shipwrecks and enchanting caves. Take the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and relax on remote beaches. Indulge in traditional cuisine at local tavernas and savor the island’s culinary delights. For the adventurous, embark on a trek through the mountains to discover breathtaking waterfalls and tranquil lakes nestled in the heart of the island.

Diving Experiences: Experience the warm and clear waters of Samothraki, offering a variety of diving experiences. Dive into captivating caves, explore vibrant reefs, and encounter fascinating shipwrecks.

Featured Dive Sites: Navagio (Shipwreck) – Explore a shipwreck located near the southern coast of Samothrace. Despite being looted over time, there are still plenty of intriguing remnants to discover. With depths ranging from 15 to 25 meters, this easily accessible shipwreck is a must-visit.

Kipoi (Gardens) – Immerse yourself in a rocky area adorned with caves and walls. Located in the southeastern part of Samothrace, this shore dive offers a unique opportunity to explore various caves and lagoons. Dive to depths of approximately 30 meters and be captivated by the diversity of marine life.

Full-Day Diving Itinerary: Embark on an exciting full-day adventure starting from Alexandroupoli at 9:00. Arrive at Samothraki island around 10:00-10:30, where you’ll gear up and dive into the shipwreck. Afterward, take time to explore the extraordinary southern area adorned with cliffs and rocks. Snorkeling enthusiasts can also enjoy the vibrant marine ecosystem. Next, embark on a thrilling second dive at Kipoi, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Conclude your day by venturing into the mountains to discover the renowned “Vathres” – majestic waterfalls and serene lakes nestled in the island’s interior. Return to Alexandroupoli by approximately 17:00, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable adventure.

Includes

  • All necessary equipment for the activity (Tank, weights, belt etc)

  • Transfer from/To Alexandroupolis

  • Certified Instructor

Limitations

  • Minimum Open Water Certification for the dives to 18 meters, and Advanced Open Water for the dives under 18 meters.

Itinerary

  • Starting time 09:00
  • Ending time 17:00

Meeting point

 Konduli 62, Alexandroupoli

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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