Where to Cliff Jump in Santorini, Greece
So when I knew that I would be traveling to Santorini, cliff jumping quickly made its way to the top of my to-do list. I had googled and researched good spots, but all I really conjured up was a picture of the rock I was looking for and the city that it was in. No directions. So I decided to make some.
So at 4:00 AM, my friend Skylar and I got on a bus to Oia to try to find this cliff. After wandering around for about an hour and getting some help from local fisherman, we made our way to the cliff…and it really wasn’t that complicated at all. Also, if you are a fan of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies, this post will take you to some of the spots from the movie.
1. Take the steps down to Amoudi Bay. (In Oia)
It can be a little confusing to find the stairs through all of the tightly-packed buildings. Just follow the signs that say “Amoudi Bay” and stay on the main arteries of the town, you will eventually run into them. If that doesn’t work, you can always ask a local. They are very friendly in Greece!
2. Once you are down by the water and the town is behind you, take a left and keep walking in that direction
You will eventually see a seafood restaurant with outdoor seating and once you pass that, you will see a path. The path should be marked with a falling rock sign. (watch out for falling rocks, obviously)
This should be your view. Keep moving towards the restaurant.
You will eventually run into this path. This is the path that takes you to the rock.
3. Follow the path back around the bend
You will have to climb over a couple of rocks and maneuver your way around, but you will eventually come upon the cliff sitting out a little ways in the water to your right (you have to swim to get to it). As you go around the bend (before you come up opon the rock in the water), you will see the rock that the girls in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants II jumped from (pictured below). We didn’t jump from this one because the area was roped off and had a couple of boats down at the bottom.
Be very careful because there are some gaping holes in the trail and as the sign says, watch out for falling rocks.
4. Swim out to the rock and start jumping!
Tip: You do NOT have to scale the side of the cliff to the top to get up to the top (pictured below). I learned this the hard way. After almost falling to my death while scaling the side of this huge cliff, I realized that there was a very convenient and accessible stairway located around on the backside of the cliff facing away from the city.
There is a flat, tiled part of the cliff on the top where you jump from. This is also the place (on the bottom near the water) where Lena in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants jumps into the water which was pretty neat if you are a fan of the movies.
*As always, be very careful jumping from this rock. It is extremely high and you need to get a running start to jump out and away from the rocks. Use good judgement and don’t jump from the highest point if you don’t feel comfortable. There are lower rocks that you can jump from that are still fun. *