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Santorini: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

1. Santorini: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

Climb aboard the 74-foot Ocean Voyager or the 80-foot Tahiti catamaran for a 5-hour cruise around Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Set off on a journey of discovery that will first take you to the hot springs, then the Red Beach, and finally the White Beach. Swim and snorkel and tuck into a delicious meal onboard. Start your adventure with a comfortable hotel pickup and set sail for beautiful Red Beach to swim and snorkel for 30 minutes. Continue to a secluded White Beach, only accessible from the sea, for more swimming and snorkeling in the shadow of the towering white cliffs. Onboard the catamaran, savor a barbecue supper of salads and grilled meat and veggie options. Continue sailing inside the crescent-shaped Caldera, close to the volcano, and enjoy a final dip in the Hot Springs, before sailing back to Oia as the day ends with a spectacular sunset.

Santorini: Dream Catcher 5-hour Sailing Trip in the Caldera

2. Santorini: Dream Catcher 5-hour Sailing Trip in the Caldera

Sail into the the Caldera on a 5-hour cruise on board the Dream Catcher catamaran. Visit the hot springs, see towering volcanic cliffs, swim, snorkel and enjoy a delicious barbecue meal. Your cruise will begin with pick-up from your accommodation in Santorini. You will then depart from Vlihada Marina and sail past the Ancient City of Akrotiri, heading towards the Red and White Beaches. Then, sail past the Indian Head Mountain and Venetian Lighthouse into the picturesque Caldera. Visit private bays with free time for swimming and snorkeling on beaches only accessible from the water. After the hot springs, a delicious BBQ lunch will be prepared in a beautiful secluded bay. After lunch, you will sail past the Volcanic Islands and Aspronisi to Vlihada Marina.  At the end of your cruise you will be picked up and transported back to your accommodation in Santorini.

Santorini: Sunset Caldera Cruise with BBQ Meal and Drinks

3. Santorini: Sunset Caldera Cruise with BBQ Meal and Drinks

Your cruise will begin with pick-up from your accommodation in Santorini. You will then depart from Vlihada Marina, and sail past the Ancient City of Akrotiri. Make your way to the Red and White Beaches, from where you'll sail past the Indian Head Mountain and Venetian Lighthouse into the picturesque Caldera. Visit private bays with free time for swimming and snorkeling on beaches only accessible from the water. After the hot springs, a delicious meal will be prepared for you. After dinner, you will sail past the Volcanic Islands and Aspronisi to Vlihada Marina. Enjoy the views of the sunset on the Aegean sea. At the end of your cruise you will be picked up and transported back to your accommodation in Santorini.

From Heraklion: Santorini Island Guided Tour

4. From Heraklion: Santorini Island Guided Tour

Enjoy a roundtrip tour to Santorini. Travel comfortably on a modern boat and in air-conditioned buses while learning about this island's history and mythology. Capture pictures of Santorini's famous Aegean architecture and narrow, winding streets.  Travel to Heraklion port where you will depart on a high-speed boat for Santorini. Enjoy ocean views on the 2.5-hour cruise to the island and pickup a snack from the bar onboard.  Arrive at Port Athinios and hop aboard the bus for the guided tour. Travel 40 minutes to Oia, where you will admire the blue and white houses built over the cliffs. Learn about the city before enjoying free time to admire the volcanic caldera at your own pace. Next, travel 30 minutes to Fira, the main town of Santorini, built on the edge of a 300-meter cliff. Check out its narrow streets, white vaulted houses, and bright blue domes. Have the option to take a cruise from Fira in a wooden boat to the volcano and hot springs (for an additional charge) or spend more time exploring the city. Return to Port Athinios where your guide will help you board the return ferry.  Take in the late-afternoon views on the boat before arriving at Heraklion port.

Santorini: Luxurious Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

5. Santorini: Luxurious Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

A mini bus will take you from your hotel to Ammoudi port, where you will board one of the newest vessels of the fleet. Sail to Santorini's famous hot springs and swim for half an hour. Continue beyond Aspronisi Island, Akrotiri, the Indian rock and the Ancient lighthouse to reach the next stop at the Red Beach, where you can swim and snorkel for another half an hour.  Sail to the White Beach area in a 1.5 hour cruise and enjoy a barbecue feast before another round of swimming, snorkeling or relaxing on board the catamaran. Return to Ammoudi and, if enjoying the sunset tour, experience the sunset from the sea.

Santorini: Caldera and Oia with King Thiras Boat

6. Santorini: Caldera and Oia with King Thiras Boat

Starting by bus with pickup from your selected meeting point, you will arrive at the port of Athinios and board the King Thiras boat. You will then make a first stop at the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Walking up the soil path, you will approach the crater of this still-active volcano. You will then continue to the second volcanic island named Palea Kameni, and make a stop approximately 50 meters from the hot springs to dive into the green sulfur waters, or simply relax and enjoy the view. Following the hot springs, you will sail to Thirasia Island, another part of Santorini before the eruption of the volcano. Stay in Thirasia for 2-3 hours, where you will have the chance to go swimming, go purchase lunch, or explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. Leaving Thirasia island, you will head to the port of Athinios. The tour continues with a bus transfer to Oia village for the sunset. Your tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset, at which point you will gather at the pick up point in Oia where your bus will be waiting to take you back to the starting point.

Santorini Caldera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Meal

7. Santorini Caldera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Meal

Climb aboard at Vlychada Marina and sail towards Red Beach and White Beach. Get some time to go for a swim and snorkel at Mesa Pigadia Beach. Continue to Indian Rock and the Lighting House, where the sails will be opened to sail inside the caldera. See the snow white houses of Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli from a different perspective before time to swim in the healing hot spring waters and explore the volcanic beaches of Palea and Nea Kameni. Stop for a barbecue dinner, prepared and served by the crew. Sip some local white wine and listen to the sound of the waves as the sun sets into the sea.

Santorini: Scuba Dive Experience

8. Santorini: Scuba Dive Experience

Start from the beautiful Bay of Ammoudi, where the boats are moored. A professional team will assist you with finding the right sized diving suit and all necessary equipment. Depending on the weather and level of experience of the group, visit a selection of the best sites around Caldera and Volcanic islands.  Take a boat ride to two different diving locations. In the underwater world of Santorini, dive in clear blue water amongst reefs, lava formations, wrecks, and cliffs. Experience wall diving and cave diving in sites around the islands. At the end of the activity, return back to the Amoudi bay to transfer back to the drop off location.

Crete: Santorini Day Trip by Boat including Oia & Fira Visit

9. Crete: Santorini Day Trip by Boat including Oia & Fira Visit

Departure from port of Rethymno at 08.00 At the port of departure, participants will present their voucher in Seajets kiosk in order to receive their ferry tickets, a card referring to the right bus number in Santorini and a small brochure in their own language with information about the island and the day tour. Arrival in Santorini The itinerary lasts almost 2 hours from Heraklion and 2.30 hours from Rethymno. At the port of Santorini, our escorts will welcome the participants and escort them in the right buses. First Stop : Oia Upon arrival to the Port of Santorini (Athinios) the buses will leave for Oia the most beautiful village of Santorini very famous for the Blue Domes, cave houses with blue and white. In the days of high traffic, the buses will follow a route by the sea on the east side of the island. Depending on the existing traffic in Oia and the timetable of the tour, the participants will stay for approximately 2 hour. Later on, the bus will depart for the next stop, Fira. Second Stop : Fira On the way to the town of Fira, the participants will receive interesting information by their escort aboutthe history and the geography of the island, while travelling through a large part of the island by road. Attheir arrival in Fira, they will spend 2 hour to enjoy the Cycladic view from the Caldera, the paved little alley sand the old traditional houses accompanied by their escort. Afterwards, the visitors shall meet up at the Cathedral of Fira and they will be informed about the last part of the tour: 1st option: Visit the Volcano Of Santorini (extra charge). The participants will enjoy the unique beauty of the volcano and have the opportunity to swim in its hot springs. 2nd option: More free time at the capital of the island, Fira. Arrival in Rethymno Finally, the participants will return to the vessel where they will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Aegean and Cretan Sea.

Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

10. Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

Hop off your cruise ship and embark on an excursion around Santorini. See cute villages such as Firostefani and Oia, volcanic remains, and beautiful vistas on this specially-designed shore excursion. Meet your driver/guide and head for your first stop at Firostefani. Admire the blue dome church and enjoy views of the volcanic remains of the caldera. Visit the observatory at Imerovigli to get a closer look at this amazing landscape. Listen to fascinating stories as you move onto Oia, a nestling hillside village and Santorini's most famous tourist destination. Encounter the well-known old Venetian castle, as well as hidden gems picked by your guide. Enjoy a walk around the village and its volcanic caldera at your leisure before the final stop at Finikia. This tranquil and picturesque village is the perfect spot to see the sunset away from the crowds, before heading back to your cruise ship.

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Great trip , our driver was Thomas . He very informative and had a bit of chat with him also , 4 of us on the trip and we all enjoyed it , we were brought to very scenic views , Do make sure you get your self to the cable car in plenty of time to go back down to the port , there was a queue with a wait up to 1.5 hours at 2.30 pm . Bring an umbrella with you to protect you from the heat if you decide to wait in the queue . We ended up walking it , but it was a bit frightening in areas as it was slippy , my legs were in pain for a couple of days afterwards , wear good walking type shoes with a good GRIP on them , I seen people with trainers who nearly slipped . It can be a bit smelly with the Pooh from the donkeys so bring a face mask in case , Sabtotini was beautiful. We had no problem getting up on the cable car as we left the ship at 9 am to get on the tender boat to port

What was not like. Clean catamaran, good friendly and informative crew, free drinks alcoholic and soft, great weather, nice places to swim, good scenery to watch go by, see Santorini from the sea, BBQ was excellent pork chicken prawns pasta salad all made onboard at a swim stop, beautiful sunset. Overall stunning and a must do. Would hate to have missed this

This was superb. Everyone was relaxed and enjoying sailing and swimming. This sure is a right way to experience beatiful scenery that coast of Santorini is. Also our crew was very professional but at the same time coomunicative, funny and food was delicious as well as wine. I would certanly recommend this sailing trip to anyone whi visits Santorini.

This was an amazing experience. Saw a different side to Santorini and away from the crowds. Sea was a bit choppy but the catamaran made light work of this. The sunset views were amazing

The crew on the catamaran was very friendly and helpful. Food was very delicious. And we had amazing sunset view.