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


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

Departure

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

Volcano

Our first destination will be the famous volcano of Santorini! After 20 minutes sailing, we will reach Nea Kameni’s jetty. Should you are interested to be guided at the volcano, you should pay 2.5euro/ per person as an entrance fee. Then, you will walk to the volcano’s ridge with your guide and he is going to explain you everything about the history and the geology of the volcano. You will stay at the volcanic island for 1.5hr and in the end you will embark again to our boat for the next stop.

Hot Springs

Our next stop will be the island of Palea Kameni 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 30min at a distance of 30 meters from the shallow waters of Agios Nicholaos’ beach. The waters are mixed with mud that they 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 is essential to swim extremely well.

Thirassia

Next stop is the island of Thirassia. Thirassia is a miniature of what Santorini used to be several years ago. Today is a virgin island, still untouched by tourism and modern life style. The island of Thirassia 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, you can also walk at the main village of Manolas, which is the capital of Thirassia. The view over 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. Here 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 you to take you back to your places.

Quick Info
9 hours
English, Italian, French, Greek, German, Spanish
Pickup at convenient meeting points
Easy cancellation
Operated by Caldera's Boats (4 tours)
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Schedule & Pricing
Departure point: Athinios port
Departure time: Departure at 10:15
Pickup info: There are pre-defined pick-up/drop-off locations, chosen at convenient central spots in most villages. You will be advised after the booking, a pickup location that is closest or most convenient for you!
Return details: After the sunset, you should head for the spot that our buses will be waiting you to take you back to your places.
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Full-Day Caldera Cruise with sunset off board Departures from Athinios Port at at 10:15 
Pick up time at 09:15
Next available on 25 Aug
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Tour Details
Inclusions
  • English, Italian, French, Greek, German and Spanish speaking tour guide
  • All taxes
  • Pick-up and drop off service available, at a meeting point near your hotel
What to bring
  • Swimsuit (dark colors are recomendable)
  • Towel
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cable Car fee: 6€ /per person
  • Volcano entrance fee: 2.5€ /per person
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
Tour Itinerary
1

Athinios port

The bus will pick you up from the nearest pick up point close to your location. Next you will headed to the Athinios port. SEE MORE
2

Volcano 90'

One of the greatest attractions of Santorini whose former intense activity gave the island its current shape and morphology. SEE MORE
3

Hot Springs 30'

On the island of Palaia Kammeni there are hot springs known for their beneficial and therapeutic effects. The waters there contain sulfur and you can please yourself with an alternative mud bath. SEE MORE
4

Thirasia

We will stop in Thirasia for 2 hours, where you can eat in the picturesque small taverns near the port or visit the village Manolas SEE MORE
5

Oia

You will have the chance to explore the unique alleys, discover its rich market, as well as to enjoy the most breathtaking sunset of your life! SEE MORE
Reviews by real customers
3.8
Good based on 5 reviews
MK
Matthew K. Canada, 4 Aug 2019
Great tour! Worth the money!

The tour was definitely worth the money! The sights were incredible and a lot of cool stuff to do. The boat was very cool with great bar and drinks. Staff were nice and spoke 5 different languages very well to assist you. Only down side is that because you spend a lot of time sitting on the boat when moving from island to island, the seats were not comfortable and makes your back and butt very sore. My only recommendation is padding for your butt when on the boat.

JK
Jayne K. United Kingdom, 4 Aug 2019
Chaotic cruise.

Very disappointed in the cruise. It was chaos when we arrived at the port with no one knowing where to go and how they were being allocated onto a boat. We felt the boats were too crowded as people were squeezed on to the boat sitting wherever they could find a space. At every island visit and swimming stop there were too many boats stopping in once place at any one given time making you feel like cattle. On returning to the port it was even more chaotic than the start with no body around taking control of bus allocation. Our overall impression was they were interested the number of tickets they could sell rather than making it an enjoyable experience for the tourist.

MH
Michelle H. United Kingdom, 29 Jul 2019
Great day out!

Had a really good day, the guide was very knowledgeable. The only downside was when arriving in the morning and returning in the afternoon, would make it a lot easier to have signs telling people where to go as it was utter chaos. The whole day was great value for money and a third of what Thomas Cook charged for the same trip.

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Good to Know

Voucher

Once your booking is complete, you will receive the voucher, which includes the meeting point, pickup time and tour operator’s contact information, at your email address. You need to print it (2 copies) and have it with you. If you do not have access to a printer and the meeting point is at the Old Port, then you can pick it up from Caderas Boats’ office "Star Travel" in Old Port free of charge, half an hour before departure. If you have chosen a tour with pickup service and hence you cannot print it, please let us know at least 8 hours in advance so that we can get it ready for you.

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.

Gift coupon

Once your booking is complete, you'll receive a confirmation email which will include the 10% off coupon code to use it on bus tours.

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