How far are these from Kastro restaurant? Are they even in Oia?
Yes, they're in Oia. You'll see them on the way to Kastro, on the left at the bottom of the steps just past the Red Bicycle Restaurant.
Thanks for sharing your photos - beautiful !
One look at some of Erik's photos and I'm no longer in dull, grey London. I'm back on Santorini - wandering down the maze of Oia's pathways, eating at Katina's or remembering the jump into the caldera I took from the platform at the swimming place around from Ammoudi Harbor.
Thanks for your kind comments !
Yes.Lovely photographs. Makes me look forward to my holiday even more.
Kennydon, where is this jump spot?
Walk to the end of the seawall the begins to the left (facing the water) of the wharf in Amoudi Bay. At the end is a man-made platform. You can jump off there or you can swim across to the platform on the little rock island and jump off two different heights.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32580031@N06/3248732780/in/photostream (Credit to Greek-traveller)
It's a few minutes past the restaurants at Ammoudi Bay. Due to rockfalls you'll probably have to do a little clambering in order to get to the concrete platform that is used for sunbathing. The platform itself is on the little island - it's accessed usually by climbing up the cliff.
I'll give you re same advice I give to anyone considering the jump:
A couple of things I always do as a precaution, and it doesn't matter how often I've been swimming there before.
1. First visit of the year - swim out below the platform and check where you'll be landing. It is very deep, into the caldera, but I always want to see with my own eyes that no rocks have come away from the island and are lying where I'll enter the water. Just your general "know how deep the water is" bit.
2. Wear either sandals or neoprene beach shoes. The platform is pebbled and its hard to get a good take-off and jump away from the rocks if you're doing the "eekk - ouch" thing 'cos the soles of your feet hurt.
They might sound silly precautions to others, but I'm willing to appear silly if it keeps me safe. Rather a few minutes checking than spending the rest of my life in a wherlchair regretting it.
Cheers, was 5 years since last visit but heading out September. May have a jump!!