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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: Small Group Romantic Catamaran Cruise

    2. Santorini: Small Group Romantic Catamaran Cruise

    Take a relaxing catamaran cruise during the day for spectacular views or during the evening for a romantic atmosphere. If you choose the morning cruise, you'll set off at approximately 10:00 AM from Ammoudi Bay into the island’s famous caldera before enjoying a therapeutic dunk in its thermal springs. Once you feel thoroughly relaxed, return to the boat and continue towards Aspronisi Island, taking in views of Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse as you go. The tour continues with a stop at Mesa Pigadia Beach, which serves as a scenic backdrop for a Greek barbecue lunch. After your meal, admire the vermilion sands of the Red Beach and go for a swim in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea before ending your cruise at Marina of Vlychada. The evening cruise sets off from Vlychada Marina at approximately 3:00 PM. Red Beach is the first port of call, where you’ll have time for an af...

    Great day out. Food was lovely. Little slow to get going waiting on late transfers but boat was great and the staff lovely. Perfect amount of people on the boat they don't overcrowd it at all. Springs same temperature as the other stops so don't expect it to be hot. Sunset was amazing. We would recommend the trip.

  • Santorini: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

    3. 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: Luxury Small Group Catamaran w/ Meal & Open Bar

    4. Santorini: Luxury Small Group Catamaran w/ Meal & Open Bar

    Drop anchor on a 5-hour, luxury catamaran around the Santorini caldera while enjoying a delicious traditional meal with refreshing drinks from the open bar. Sail in the morning or at sunset on a cruise with a maximum of 20 guests or upgrade to a private cruise experience. After being picked up from your hotel, unwind as you’re taken straight to the port. Take advantage of the snorkeling opportunity with a half-hour stop off the coast of Red Beach, plus 1.5 hours to snorkel in the sea caves of White Beach. Bathe in the lagoon’s hot springs and snorkel in clear waters. Taste the flavors of Greece on board a menu of local Santorini delicacies for lunch or dinner, depending on the time of day you choose, with meat and vegetarian options. The menu includes barbecue skewers, dolmadakia (rice-stuffed vine leaves), Greek salad, and other local dishes.  Sit back and unwind with a post-meal coc...

    This was truly a fantastic day sailing the Caldera. The pickup was on time and check-in was quick. The boat was clean and comfortable and the guides were extremely helpful as well as very knowledgeable. It was the perfect amount of time of the boat to see the island, do some swimming, and lay out with a drink!

  • Santorini: All-Inclusive Luxury Catamaran Small Group Cruise

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Santorini: 2-Day Volcanic Cruise & Bus Tour Combo

    7. Santorini: 2-Day Volcanic Cruise & Bus Tour Combo

    Explore the highlights of the volcanic island of Santorini (Thira) in just two days with the two best selling tours on the island. Visit the three islands of the caldera on the Volcanic Islands Cruise on the first day, then join the most popular sightseeing bus tour on the second day. Start your first day by setting sail for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. Once there, walk an ascending path to the crater of the still active volcano to enjoy incredible sights for 1.5 hours. Return to the boat to sail to the second lava islet, Palea Kameni. Jump off the boat and dive in the islet's hot springs, with green sulfur waters and warm therapeutic mud. The last stop of the day is the traditional island of Thirassia for 1.5 hours of free time. On your second day, take a bus tour around the entire island. Make a photo stop at Akrotiri and Red Beach. Walk in the Emborio village, swim at the Perissa b...

    By this combo trip you may, literally explore the whole island within the 2 days. rest of the time we spent mainly at the beach. tour by bus was amazing because of guide, Kristina. Boat tour great by itself. Guide (forget the name, male) should be more structured and passionate. I would recommend this activity.

  • Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

    8. Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

    Begin your Santorini quad tour at Persia (Black beach), from here you will kick start the day with an off-road adventure to Emporio and the Venetian Castle. Cruise a labyrinth of old, traditional streets on foot and feel free to peruse around. Take a few moments to enjoy a greek coffee or juice at one of the most traditional cafes on the island.  Continue on toward the windmills and through the vineyards until you reach the destination of Megalochori - considered amongst the locals to be the most traditional village in Santorini. After a short break you will travel to the magnificent Caldera. In Caldera you have the opportunity to visit the oldest wine cellar in Santorini. There you will taste high quality wine and kritharoboukies. Ride along the Caldera and visit the hidden, tucked away places that only the locals know about. Here you can witness one of the islands most popular attrac...

    Demetrius was awesome he showed us some awesome spots and we learned a lot about the islands as well. Would definitely do this again when visiting Greece.

  • Santorini: Luxurious Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

    9. 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.

    Was an amazing experience, unforgettable! Definitely recommend if you’re ever in santorini, it’s worth it.

  • Santorini: Private Catamaran Sailing with BBQ Meal & Drinks

    10. Santorini: Private Catamaran Sailing with BBQ Meal & Drinks

    Set sail from the southern port of Vlihada and follow the coastline until you reach the Red Beach in Akrotiri, one of the most beautiful beaches of the island with a distinct red color caused by the mineral rich and iron soil. Then, head to the White Rocky Beach, which you can only access by boat. A stop for swimming and snorkeling is highly recommended since it is difficult to resist the crystal clear blue waters with the rich underwater environment and reefs.  Leaving the White Beach and heading to the Venetian lighthouse, sail below the Indian rocks through caves and rock formations, characteristic of the Aegean landscape. After sailing below the lighthouse, the yacht will turn and enter the caldera of Santorini. There, you will see everything opening in front of your eyes. The picturesque white houses hang from the cliffs like grapes off the cliff formations and the volcanic islands...

    Unbelievable time! Just relaxing on board, taking in the scenery. Crew were lovely & very attentive. Swim stops were fantastic. Food delicious & plenty of wine. All in all just the best day and a must do in Santorini

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This was truly a fantastic day sailing the Caldera. The pickup was on time and check-in was quick. The boat was clean and comfortable and the guides were extremely helpful as well as very knowledgeable. It was the perfect amount of time of the boat to see the island, do some swimming, and lay out with a drink!

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