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Boat Tours in Santorini

Volcano Tours

Santorini Volcano and Hot Springs Boat Tour

3 hours
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English and Greek speaking tour guide
Max 130 people
Vessel information The cruise takes place on a Traditional Wooden boat
Electronic voucher (e-Ticket) Show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
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Departure point Old Port of Fira
Starting time11:00 AM or 14:30

The tour departs daily from the old port of Fira, at 11:00 in the morning and at 14:15. After only 15 minutes by boat, we'll be arriving at the volcano bay, where we'll be docking for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, during which, if you want, you can follow the path to the top where the active craters are. Next, we'll be moving to the island of Palaia Kammeni for the hot springs, the famous mud baths, which were formed as a result of a series of volcanic eruptions. The temperature of the water in the small bay of Agios Nikolaos changes with the months, but it tends to be warmer than the typical sea currents in the area. The boat will be staying there for about 30 minutes to allow you a healthy bath. After the bath, you will return to the old port of Fira.


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, or you have to descend 587 steps on foot.
Important Note: You have to pay 6€ more per way for the cable car ticket.
Gialos, the Old Port, lies below Fira, nestled at the foot of a rocky cliff. You will be surprised by the steep slopes of the Caldera and, finally, 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.


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 to the volcano, you have to pay 5 euros 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 hours 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 Hot Springs). Take a dive off the boat and feel the warmth of these extraordinary waters. The waters are also 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 (the Hot Springs), it is essential to have very good swimming skills.


After departing from your last destination, the tour will finish at the Old Port of Fira. After your disembarkation, you should choose one of the aforementioned available ways to go back to Fira town.

What you will see/visit
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Tour Details
  • English and Greek speaking tour guide
  • All taxes
  • Swimming noodles
What to bring
  • Swimsuit (The sulfur water may stain your swimsuit, so a dark-coloured one would be suggested)
  • Towel
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cable Car fee: 6€ /per person
  • Volcano entrance fee: 5€ /per person . You can book it separately here
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • 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
  • Important Note: In order to reach Agios Nicholaos Beach (the Hot Springs), it is essential to have very good swimming skills as you will have to swim a distance of 30 meters.
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 965 reviews
Nilesh C. Germany, 15 Apr 2024
Alexander R. United States, 14 Apr 2024
Great Excursion

Our guide was awesome!, A must do!, A great experience!

Urvish P. Belgium, 13 Apr 2024

Well organized!, A must do!, Wonderful experience!, Our guide was awesome!

Aurelie P. France, 13 Apr 2024

A great experience!

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Good to Know


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. You need to have it with you, in paper form or in digital form.


If you cancel at least 24 hours before the starting time of the activity, there is no cancellation fee. For cancelations less than 24 hours before the starting time of the activity, 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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