Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit
- Transportation included
- Duration options: 3 - 10 hours
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Great tour to go on if you want to see the other islands off Santorini. Transport picks you up near your hotel and takes you to the port. A short sail will take you to the volcano, where there is a bit of a trek to get up to the dormant crater. Then off to the hot springs, water was a little chilly during October. Lastly is a trip to Thirasia, where you can have lunch and explore the island. Before disembarking, the boat sails along the inside coastline from Oìa to the port.
We visited three wineries, and really enjoyed them all. The wine museum at Koytsoyannopoulos was interesting: lots of history there... the displays equally interesting but had some "interesting" quirks; at the tasting, our sommelier was very knowledgeable. But the highlight for us was Venetsanos -- the view was amazing, we got to know our fellow travellers a little more, and the wines were really nice (we appreciated the food served with them as well, at all the wineries).
We had an exceptional time. Our driver Nikos was prompt and a wealth of information about the wineries and the island. The winery visits were good. The first did a great job showing the local methods of viniculture relevant to Santorinr. We felt the second location had the best descriptions and food pairings. The third had a stunning placating and some delectable wines. Felt it was well worth the cost.
Absolutely fantastic experience, would highly recommend. The staff were very friendly and helpful and overall fantastic. There were not too many people and the lunch was delicious and a lot of it. The unlimited drinks including beer and wine was a great addition.
Must do experience when visiting Santorini. The staff on the Spiradakos cruise were great - super friendly and kept us topped up with wine. Great boat, plenty of space for everyone. Excellent way to watch the sunset!