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1-Day Boat Trip: Santorini Volcano, Thirassia & Oia Sunset

Product ID: 65132
Feel the power of nature on an active volcano crater. Swim in the hot springs and visit Thirasia. Shoot a photo of the world-famous panorama of the cliffs of Ia.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from a predetermined location in Fira, Imerovigli, Kamari, Ia, Perissa
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the volcanic island of Nea Kameni
  • Swim in the green sulfurous waters of the hot springs
  • Visit the island of Thirasia
  • Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world
Full description
Take the bus from your hotel to the port of Athinios. Then climb aboard the boat and start your journey.

First visit the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Follow a bumpy trail to an active volcano crater. Then continue your journey to the island of Palea Kameni. The boat will take you within 50 meters of the thermal springs. Swim, splash or relax in the green sulfurous water.

Discover the island of Thirasia, once part of Santorini before a volcanic eruption. On the beach you can swim, eat or explore the old village of Manola with its spiral staircases and quaint houses. Find somewhere to enjoy a snack or take a swim on the island's beach.

Leaving Thirasia Island, King Thiras will sail under Oia on the way back to Athinios Port, where you can snap some wonderful photos of the cliffs and the breathtaking scenery. The tour continues with a bus transfer to Oia Village for the sunset. The tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset. You will gather at the pickup point in Oia where the bus will be waiting to take you back to the meeting point.
Includes
  • Roundtrip hotel transfer
  • Tour guide on the boat
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fee for the Volcano (2€ paid by cash onsite)
  • Lunch expenses on Thirassia island
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• You will be notified by email about your hotel pick-up details after booking (be sure to check your spam email folder)
• If your hotel location cannot be reached by car then the meeting point will be set at the nearest street where the tour bus can reach
• Please bring walking shoes for the volcano hike, sunscreen, hat and a light jacket for the sea breeze
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Well organized

Well organized. Overall a nice tour. Of course you are with about 60 other people on the sailboat but that doesn't bother you. The volcanic island was beautiful, but you have to be quite fit to hike all the way up. The sulfur springs are definitely worth a dip in the water. Thirasia was a great stop for lunch and Oia was of course also very worth seeing. But a lot of tourists, all of them filming the sunset. Very crowded. Still great tour. You should have changing clothes with you, as you are more than sweaty after climbing the volcano crater

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October 4, 2019

Such an amazing trip

The excursion was perfect but a lot of credit has to go toward our tour guide Tanya. She kept us entertained throughout the experience. The boat ride was relaxing and the day flew by. The coaches arrived near enough on time. For the sunset you go to Oia. We thought you would be on the boat watching the sunset. Apart from that is was perfect. Alot of walking up and down steep hills so bring your trainers, extra suntan protection.

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July 11, 2018

Guide was really good very knowledgeable but sometimes a bit disjointed, jumping from one thing to another so you needed to know a little about the history and geology to fiully understand the commentary. The boat was a little basic and uncomfortable, luckily there was not much time spent on the boat. The lunch stop was too long, all in all not bad.

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June 16, 2018

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Product ID: 65132