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Santorini Volcano Boat Tour including Hot Springs & Therasia

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.

Departure

The excursion starts from the picturesque old port of Santorini. This port is only accessible by cable car which is the most common way as it takes only 3 minutes to go down, 587 steps on foot or for those who love the adventure, the local donkeys is the ideal choice to reach it. Important note : You should pay 6€ more per way either for the cable car ticket or to ride one of the donkeys. Gialos, the Old Port, lies below Fira, nestled at the foot of a rocky cliff. You will be surprised with the steep slopes of the Caldera and in the end the tiny port will appear under these huge rocks and the cave houses that seem to dangle on the cliff. There the guides of your excursion will be waiting for you, to give you all the important information and to orientate you on the boat. For more information or clarifications, don’t hesitate to visit our travel agency which is located down at the port.

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.

Return

After departing from your last destination, the tour will be finished at the old port of Fira. After your disembarkation, in case you have a transfer service you will be guided to our bus in order to drive you back to your destination, otherwise you are free to take your own transport.

Quick Info
6 hours
English, Italian, French and Greek speaking tour guide
Easy cancellation
Operated by Caldera's Boats (3 tours)
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Schedule & Pricing
Departure point: Old Port or Athinios port
Departure time: Departure at 10:30, Arrival at 16:30
Pickup info: If you select option with transfer, 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 your disembarkation, in case you have a transfer service you will be guided to our bus in order to drive you back to your destination, otherwise you are free to take your own transport.
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6-Hour Volcanic Islands Cruise 6-Hour Volcano Tour including Hot Springs & Thirasia
Departures from Old Port at 10:30
Arrival at 16:30
Next available on 22 Oct
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6-Hour Volcanic Islands Cruise with transfer 6-Hour Volcano Tour including Hot Springs & Thirasia
Departures from Athinios port at 10:15
Pick up time at 09:15
Arrival at 16:30
Next available on 22 Oct
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Tour Details
Inclusions
  • English, Italian, French and Greek speaking tour guide
  • All taxes
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
  • Children of the age group 5 to 12 years old will be charged half ticket
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Tour Itinerary
1

Old port

Old Port lies below Fira, nestled at the foot of a rocky cliff. 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
Reviews by real customers
4.4
Great based on 56 reviews
PV
Philippe-Alexandre V. Canada, 8 Oct 2019
Very Fun Boat Tour!

We really enjoyed this boat tour. Our guide was funny and very knowledgeable about the different aspects of the islands. Swimming outside the boat in the red mud was a lot of fun. I totally recommend this boat tour for a fun day activity!, A great experience!

EC
Esha C. United States, 23 Sep 2019
Good tour!

A great experience! Lots of walking up to the volcanoes so wear comfy shoes, don’t wear white swimsuits as the hot springs ( sulfur) will turn it orange. Not much to do in Thirassia except eat lunch and swim.

CD
Craig D. 23 Sep 2019
Wonderful Time!

A must do for Santorini. Probably the most fun we have ever had on an excursion!

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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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