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Boat Tours in Santorini

Volcano Tours

Full-Day Caldera Cruise: Volcano, Hot Springs, Therasia and Sunset in Oia (off board)

9 hours
Instant confirmation
Pickup at convenient meeting points
English, Italian, French, Spanish and Greek speaking tour guide
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
Departure point Athinios port
Departure timeDeparture at 09:45
Meeting info There are pre-defined pick-up/drop-off locations, at convenient central spots in most villages. After the booking, you will be advised of a pick-up location that is closest to your hotel or most convenient for you!

Sail across Santorini’s beautiful Caldera and visit the islands of Nea Kammeni and Therasia on this 6-hour cruise. Board a sightseeing boat at the old port and admire Santorini’s cliffs as you cruise to Nea Kammeni. Enjoy free time to walk around its volcanic crater, swim in the warm springs and visit Therasia island. Explore and have lunch there at leisure before cruising back to Santorini. Then explore Oia village and experience a unique sunset!

Departure

The excursion starts from the main port of Santorini, Athinios. The bus will pick you up from the nearest pick up point close to your location. Next, you will head to Athinios port where one of our guides will guide you in one of our boats. The tour starts at 10:15 in the morning.

Volcano

Our first destination will be the famous volcano of Santorini! After sailing for 20 minutes, we will reach Nea Kammeni’s jetty. Should you be interested to be guided at the volcano, you have to pay 5 euro per person as an entrance fee. Then, you will walk to the volcano’s ridge with your guide who is going to explain to you everything about the history and the geology of the volcano. You will stay at the volcanic island for 1.5 hour and after that you will embark again for the next stop.

Hot Springs

Our next stop will be the island of Palaia Kammeni, where the famous hot springs are located on the west side, a place that is really popular for its thermal waters. We will stop there for 30 minutes, at a distance of 30 meters from the shallow waters of Agios Nicholaos Beach. The waters are full of sulfur, iron and other metals coming from the volcano and they are very good for the skin, rheumatism, arthritis and other physical pains. Important Note: In order to reach Agios Nicholaos Beach, it is essential to swim extremely well.

Therasia

Next stop is the island of Therasia. Therasia is a miniature of what Santorini used to be several years ago. Today it is a virgin island, still untouched by tourism and modern life style. The island of Therasia is only 9 sq. km in size and has approximately 300 permanent inhabitants. We will stay there for 2 hours, so as to explore this picturesque and traditional village as well as to taste the authentic Santorinian cuisine. Should you wish so, you can also walk around the main village of Manolas, which is the capital of Therasia. The view of Santorini is spectacular from there.

Sunset in Oia off board

After Therasia island, you will go back to Athinios port where our bus will take you to Oia, the most beautiful village of Santorini. There you will have the chance to explore unique alleys, discover its rich market as well as enjoy fantastic views and the most breathtaking sunset of your life! After the sunset, you should head for the spot that our buses will be waiting to take you back to your places.

What you will see/visit
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Tour Details
Inclusions
  • English, Italian, French, Spanish and Greek speaking tour guide
  • All taxes
  • Pick-up and drop off service available, at a meeting point near your hotel
What to bring
  • Swimsuit (The sulfur water may stain your swimsuit, so a dark-coloured one would be suggested)
  • Towel
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cable Car fee: 6€ /per person
  • Volcano entrance fee: 5€ /per person
  • Towels
Additional info
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Children of the age group 5 to 12 years old will be charged half ticket
Reviews by real customers
4.3
Great based on 63 reviews
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Saba H. Germany, 21 Sep 2022

A must do.

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Mags O. Ireland, 21 Sep 2022
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Hector P. United States, 14 Sep 2022
The Spanish speaker staff was so gentleman, he speak English very fluent

The Spanish speaker guide was the best , his English is really fluent and 100% properly , Well organized!

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Ana Beatriz L. France, 12 Sep 2022
Great experience

Our guide was really awesome! We loved the volcano history

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Good to Know

Voucher

Once your booking is complete, you will receive the voucher, which includes the meeting point, time and supplier’s contact information, at your email address.

Cancellation

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Passport or Id

Full names of the passengers (as shown on their passport or id). Passengers need to have onboard with them their passport or id or a copy of them, in case the Port Authority runs a check on the boat. A picture on their mobile will suffice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will hike up to the crater. The hike is about 90 minutes.

It is not difficult. You will walk a path for 45 minutes to reach the crater and then another 45 minutes to return to the boat.

Yes, it is. But do not forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes with you.

Yes, you can. There is no extra charge, but you will have to carry it in your arms as the path is not suitable for strollers.

Yes, you can take part but you will not able to swim in the hot springs. Instead, on this part of the tour, you will stay on the boat (relax & sunbathe).

Lifejackets are only for an emergency. The crew will provide you with swimming noodles to help you swim. Lifejackets for swimming are only available in some catamaran cruises. Contact us for more info.

Yes, you can. But it will be on your own responsibility as there is no space to store it on the boat.

All boats are fitted with toilets, for the use of guests onboard.
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