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Boat Tours in Santorini

Yacht Cruises

Private Yacht Cruise in Santorini with Local Food and Drinks

Athena Volcano Private Cruises offer exquisite cruises along the spectacular coastline of Santorini, its world-famous volcano and the nearby Aegean Islands. The skipper and the hostess, who are the owners of the vessel, are really caring and friendly and promise an unforgettable experience. All tours provide delectable local dishes, BBQ, fresh salads and fruit, water, soft drinks and the famed local wines as well as sailing gear, towels and guest insurance. In addition, you have the option of a great vegetarian meal. Transfer from and to your hotel is included in the price, too.

The Private Half-Day Daytime Cruise lasts for about 5 hours and includes various gems and attractions of the island. The yacht departs from the extraordinary Vlychada Bay at 10:30 am. The first stop for swimming is at Red Beach and White Beach, two wondrous landscapes that own impressive features and crystal clear waters. Then, as you sail along the picturesque Akrotiri village, you will lay eyes on Indian Head Rock, an interesting rock formation on the caldera, and its admirable Lighthouse. Next stop is at the hot springs of the volcanic island Nea Kammeni. Here you can relax in unique waters known for their therapeutic properties before enjoying a savoring lunch on board. On the way to the final stop, Therasia Island, where you will admire an awe-inspiring natural landmark called Tripiti, you will go past Seven Holy Youths church, a lovely small chapel at the bottom of Oia village. As the cruise comes to an end, you can take pleasure in a refreshing cocktail while gazing at the majestic views all around you. (Max 6 persons)

The Private Half-Day Sunset Cruise departs daily from Vlychada Bay at 3:00 pm and lasts approximately 5 hours. The first stop is at two of the most iconic beaches of the island, Red Beach and White Beach, for an invigorating swim. After passing by Indian Head Rock and the Lighthouse of Akrotiri village, you will visit the famous healing springs of the volcano for a special swim. After that, a delicious onboard dinner and the cruising along the stunning main caldera settlements, Fira, Imerovigli and Oia, will satisfy your senses. The highlight of the tour is the majestic and sought-after sunset of Santorini, which you can relish on board with a savory cocktail while staring at striking surroundings. (Max 6 persons)

The final option is the Full-Day Private Cruise which is a tailor-made 8-hour cruise to the lively nearby island of Ios. Since it is a private tour there is no specific departure time and it lends itself to any special event you want to celebrate with your loved ones, such as a birthday party, a wedding proposal or a honeymoon. Ios is 1 hour away from Santorini and belongs to the Cycladic Islands as well. It is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and peaceful coves with inviting blue waters. You can visit the famous Manganari Beach and some other private beaches, depending on the weather. While on board, you can unwind, sunbathe and enjoy the view with a glass of wine and chill out music. (Max 4 persons)

Quick Info
5 hours - 8 hours
Max 6 persons
Hotel pickup and drop-off
BBQ meal included
English speaking tour guide
Free Cocktails, wine, beers & soft drinks
Easy cancellation
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Schedule & Pricing
Departure point: Vlychada Marine
Departure time: 10:00 AM (Daytime Cruise) or 3:00 PM (Sunset Cruise)
Pickup info: Pickup from your hotel
Return details: Return to original departure point
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Tour Details
Inclusions
  • Fuel & All Taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Private Tour
  • Pick up from and to your hotel or other destination of choice
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels on board
  • Free Cocktails, wine, beers & soft drinks
  • Greek salads
  • Meal included
  • Barbecue meal with Local dishes
  • Fruits
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • For the sunset cruise, you are advised to bring a jacket
  • A white swimsuit is not recommended at the sulfurous hot springs
  • Alcoholic drinks will be denied for those under 18 years old
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
Tour Itinerary
1

Vlychada port

The cruise begins from Vlychada port. SEE MORE
2

Red Beach

First stop for a swim at Red beach. Red beach is one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on the island, located near Akrotiri village. The reason for its popularity is its colour! SEE MORE
3

White Beach

White Beach is surrounded by white towering cliffs that form a beautiful, small cove and provide partial shade, SEE MORE
4

Indian Rocks & Venetian Light House

Sail around the big monolith called Indian towards the Light House which is located near the ancient and picturesque “Akrotiri” village SEE MORE
5

Hot springs

Second stop at the famous “Spa of nature”; relax and enjoy the healing properties of the volcanic hot springs while lunch is prepared. SEE MORE
6

Volcano

One of the greatest attractions of Santorini whose former intense activity gave the island its current shape and morphology. SEE MORE
7

Oia (Sunset Option)

The best spot for watching the famous sunset of Santorini, below the scenic village of Oia. It will be the experience of your lifetime. SEE MORE
8

Therasia

On the daytime cruise, you will visit the spectacular “Tripiti” landmark of “Thirasia” island. SEE MORE
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 have it with you, in paper form or in digital form.

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 on board 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course you are. The tours and cruises that offer free pickup/drop off service will serve you wherever you stay. Please note your address on the checkout page to arrange your transfer. There are tours that set meeting points in central locations of most of Santorini’s villages.


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