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  • Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

    1. Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

    Sail from Athinios Port to small islands that are home to volcanos, hot springs and traditional villages. Stop at Nea Kameni and take the path to the crater of the active volcano. Enjoy free time to explore the island. Next, head to Palea Kameni, and swim in the hot springs. Return to the boat for a short sail to Thirassia, where you’ll have free time to explore. Visit Manolas, accessed by winding stairs, or by a donkey ride up to the village. There is the option of extending the tour in Oia to admire the panoramic views and a spectacular sunset. This option is running from 1 May to 21 September. Depending on the option chosen, the duration of the tour is 6 or 10 hours. If this option is selected, after the end of the boat ride you will be transferred to Oia. Please meet your bus at the meeting point 15 minutes after the sunset.

    Fun day. It was a little chaotic getting the correct bus on the way back, but otherwise there were no issues.

  • Santorini: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

    2. 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 sunset 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. You will start at the Ammoudi Port of Oia or at your hotel, if you upgrade to include a hotel pickup and drop-off service, 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.

    My husband and I had so much fun on this catamaran trip. The views were gorgeous and we stopped twice to get in the water which was so much fun. They barbecued on the boat so we had a delicious, fresh meal. The sunset was obviously the highlight, and it was so special to see it from the water. They also brought us a special cocktail while we watched the sunset. It was also a huge bonus that they pick you up and drop you off as well since transportation to the port can be kind of tricky. Highly recommend!!

  • Santorini: All-Inclusive Luxury Catamaran Small Group Cruise

    3. Santorini: All-Inclusive Luxury Catamaran Small Group Cruise

    Explore the clear blue Mediterranean waters of the Santorini Caldera aboard the brand new Lagoon 450 catamaran, boasting the most modern-technology and high-comfort amenities. A round-trip transfer from your hotel by minibus is included in the price. Once out on the water, the first stop of the 5-hour tour will be a half-hour visit to Red Beach, so named for its bright sand. After some relaxed swimming and great snorkeling, get back aboard the sailboat and continue to White Beach, featuring equally striking rock colors and more excellent swimming and snorkeling.  After swimming the crew members will serve a delicious barbecue meal onboard. From there, take some time to take in the views from the beach before sailing past the beautiful uninhabited islands of Aspronissi and Akrotiri.  The tour's last stop will be at the hot springs for 30 minutes of relaxation, with the chance to go for...

    Fantastic sunset cruise. Very nice crew. Couldn’t be a more beautiful place to sail. Food was surprisingly good as well.

  • Santorini: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

    4. Santorini: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to board a luxury catamaran and take a 5-hour cruise off the coast of Santorini. Experience the romance and beauty of the island as you set sail from the southern port of Vlychada. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and follow the coast to the red sands of Red Beach. Jump in for a swim in the shallow waters of a private beach, if you desire. Benefit from the services and amenities of a fully equipped vessel, including complimentary towels and snorkeling equipment. Venture below the imposing Indian Rocks and marvel at the sea caves and rock formations close to an old Venetian lighthouse. Get breathtaking views of the volcanic landscape as you travel through the middle of the caldera. Visit the hot springs for a healing mud bath, and then go to a private bay at Palea Kammeni Island to relax on deck ...

    Amazing experience! Food was delicious and crew was wonderful. This was the highlight of our whole time in Santorini. My only complaint is the size of the group was a little large for the size of the boat during covid times. We had to sit side by side, squeezed together to accommodate the 20 people.

  • Crete: Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat

    5. Crete: Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat

    Start your day trip from Crete at the port of Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos. Select the option to be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, and marvel at the blue and white buildings typical of the island on your way to the harbor. Climb aboard the luxury, high-speed Champion Jet 2 catamaran and journey to Santorini in just 2.5 hours. Upon arrival at the port of Athinios, take a tour of the island by air-conditioned bus. Listen to an informative commentary from your guide (available in English, German, French, Italian, Polish and Russian) about the history of one of the most romantic islands in Greece. Travel through the beautiful countryside en route to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip of the island. Built on the lip of a volcanic caldera, the village offers magnificent views of the blue and white houses studded along the hillside.   Continue to Fira and get ...

    Our tour guide was very informative. I booked an English tour but we were with the German group. There were not a lot of time to really look around. Both Oia and Fira are nice places to visit. Highly recommended.

  • Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

    6. Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

    Explore Santorini in a day by bus and boat. Your first stop is the 16th-century monastery of the Prophet Elias, located 550 meters above sea level at the highest point of the island. Enjoy breathtaking views across the whole island. The next destination is Pyrgos, the highest village on Santorini, known for its architecture typical of the Cyclades. See Byzantine churches and a Venetian fortress and experience a picturesque view. At Athinios board your boat the 'King Thiras' and ride to the Nea Kameni Volcano. Follow a bumpy trail to an active volcano crater. Back aboard the boat continue your journey and land on 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. Get to know the island of Thirasia, once part of Santorini before a volcanic eruption. On the beach you can swim, eat or explore the ...

    This is a great tour! In just one day we got to learn a lot about the island, it’s history and what it is today, we visited some really cool spots, it was interesting and fun! Our guide Vaso was amazing! Loved her stories about Santorini and her cheerful spirit, we enjoyed our day with her :)

  • Heraklion: 2 Day Trip to Santorini

    7. Heraklion: 2 Day Trip to Santorini

    Day 1: Board a boat in Heraklion harbor at 9:00 AM for the 2-hour crossing to the beautiful island of Santorini. Upon arrival, visit the village of Oia at the island's northernmost tip, and get magnificent views of the typical blue and white houses dotted across the hillside. At 1:50 PM, continue to the capital at Fira and explore the town for 2.5 hours. Get some free time to shop or enjoy a drink at a bar with views of the volcano. Transfer to your hotel at 4:00 PM. There is also an optional excursion to Oia to experience the famous sunset at 6:30 PM, returning at 9:30 PM. Day 2: Start with a transfer at 11:15 AM from your hotel to Pyrgos, the highest village of Santorini. Admire the great panoramic views of both sides of the island. Then, at 2:15 PM, transfer to Athinios port, where traditional wooden boats will take you to Palea Kameni. Enjoy spe...

    It was so nice excursion!!!!! A life dream which became real! We had a great time!!!

  • Santorini: 5-Hour Sunset Cruise with Greek Meal and Drinks

    8. Santorini: 5-Hour Sunset Cruise with Greek Meal and Drinks

    End the day on the romantic island of Santorini with a 5-hour cruise around the coast of the caldera. Set sail across the Aegean Sea and experience the volcanic landscape from a fresh perspective. Swim and wallow in a mud bath, and then sail to the southern part of the island to swim and snorkel off the White Beach. Climb aboard for a meal of chicken chops, Greek salad, pasta salad, bread, and other traditional appetizers. Then, make your way to Red Beach for 30 minutes of free time to swim, snorkel, or laze in the sun. Along the way, avail yourself of the unlimited Greek wine, beer, or soft drinks, and have your camera ready to get a shot of the sunset.

    Great trip! Wonderful experience! Our crew was wonderful and would recommend a million times over! Truly a must do when in Santorini! Great dinner! The most hospitable crew! 5 Thumbs up!!

  • From Santorini: Volcano Island Tour & Oia Sunset Cruise

    9. From Santorini: Volcano Island Tour & Oia Sunset Cruise

    Arrive at the Athinios Port in Santorini and step aboard the traditional boat, King Thiras, named after the surrounding region of Thira. Sit back and relax as your cruise begins an 8-hour journey through the Aegean Sea. Your trip starts as you set sail toward the island of Nea Kameni, which is uninhabited and home to an active volcano. Climb the ascending soil path to the 130-meter-high crater and walk around the entirety of the rim. Next, head over to the neighboring island of Palea Kameni where you can swim in the green sulfur waters or bathe in the warm therapeutic mud. Continue on to Thirassia for more swimming or to enjoy a meal at one of the traditional seafront tavernas. The final stop of the tour is the village of Oia, where you can sit peacefully and watch the sun slip into the sea. The sunset seen at this location is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the w...

    For the price, at least the volcano entrance and eventually also the lunch could have been included. They pratically just dropped us off in different places (volcano, hot springs, Thriasia and Oia).

  • Santorini: Half-Day Classic Panorama Private Tour

    10. Santorini: Half-Day Classic Panorama Private Tour

    After hotel pick-up, head to the Prophet Ilias monastery on the island's highest point to admire a striking view over the entire island. At the traditional village of Megalochori, get involved with the local culture. This settlement is made of hundreds of small white painted houses, tiny alleys, tower bells, and beautiful blue-domed churches.  Head south and relax at Perivolos Black Beach. Swim in crystal clear waters and optionally enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Visit the Red Beach, and take amazing pictures of the volcanic landscape and steep cliffs. At the very southwest point of the island, visit the lighthouse for unique sunset viewpoints. Built by a French company in 1882, it is considered one of the most beautiful of the Cycladic Islands. Stop at Oia village, one of the most photographed places in Greece, for spectacular views and blue-domed churches.

    If you are limited on time, this is the perfect tour for you. You get to see every key spot in the island. Great opportunity to get photos.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,655 reviews

Amazing experience! Food was delicious and crew was wonderful. This was the highlight of our whole time in Santorini. My only complaint is the size of the group was a little large for the size of the boat during covid times. We had to sit side by side, squeezed together to accommodate the 20 people.

It was an amazing tour! Food was great guides were awesome and views spectacular. Hot springs were not hot that’s the only negative.

Wonderful! The crew was awesome and lunch was incredible! Great swimming and views as well.

We have no regrets, one of the best decisions we have made on this trip.

At the top: to land and discover at the same time for a day