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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!!

  • Island Bus Tour: The Majestic Spots Of Santorini

    3. Island Bus Tour: The Majestic Spots Of Santorini

    Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery. Next, discover Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Continue to Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most significant archaelogical sites in the area. Akrotiri is a vast structure, once inhabited by 200 families and preserved under the volcano’s lava. Then, you will have some free time (approx 40 minutes) at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountains and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price). Fira town comes next, the capital of the island where strolling around will give you the opportunity to take magnificent pictures of the Caldera. Shop or enjoy traditional Santorinian cuisine. The last stop is Oia village for the world’s most famous sunset.

    Was able to see the whole island and the guide was awesome. So personable. You could tell she cared about her clients.

  • 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.

  • From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

    5. From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

    Explore Santorini by boat on this day trip from Crete. Take part in a guided bus tour of the island, walk through charming villages, and witness stunning views.

    Your experience starts off from Crete on the luxurious high-speed catamaran "Champion Jet 2." On arrival at Thiras port, you'll board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with your experienced guides who will provide information about the island and its history.

    Your first stop is the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea. Next, visit the island’s capital Fira, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque alleys, admire the incomparable Aegean architecture, shop, or simply enjoy a drink.

    Then, you have ...

    Schön war es aber... Gedrengl auf dem Schiff, zu wenig Zeit auf Santorini. Für alle nach uns: -Start und Tickets -> gleich neben dem Parkplatz 2

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

    6. 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.

  • Crete: Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat

    7. 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.

  • Day Trip to Santorini from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos

    8. Day Trip to Santorini from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos

    Climb aboard a luxury high-speed catamaran in Heraklion harbor for the 2.5-hour crossing to Santorini. Upon arrival, take a tour of the beautiful island by air-conditioned bus and get an informative commentary about the history of one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Travel to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip for magnificent views of the typical blue and white houses across the hillside. Continue to the capital at Fira and get some free time to browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with views of the volcano. Go for a stroll along a black sand beach at Perissa or Perivolos before the return boat departure at 5:45 PM.

    It was quite a good trip,absolutly valued the money. If you wouldnt go to Santorini for a week it a good option to get a bit experience of it. I would definetly recommend this trip. We had a really good guide.

  • Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

    9. 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: Caldera and Oia with King Thiras Boat

    10. 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. You will stay in Thirasia for 2-3 hours, where you will have the chance to go swimming, have lunch next to the sea, 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 continue...

    I left my wallet somewhere at the last island and I don't know what it took for them to retrieve it, but they did. I was amazed. They returned it the next fully intact! Nothing missing. The cruze was great but retrieving that wallet was beyond amazing!

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,216 reviews

Absolutely incredible experience. You can’t beat the view of Santorini from the air. The process was extremely easy with our driver picking us up and driving us to the helicopter with no issues. The pilot was Roman who was extremely nice, helpful and professional. Took us on a beautiful flight and was extremely informative about the history and facts regarding the island. The views he was able to show us in the helicopter were incredible. I would recommend this activity to anyone traveling to Santorini.

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.

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