Day trip

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

Activity provider:Cretanholidays
Day trip

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

Activity provider:Cretanholidays

From US$ 61.19 per person

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.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from a predetermined location in Fira, Imerovigli, Kamari, Ia, Perissa


  • 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.
  • Roundtrip hotel transfer
  • Tour guide on the boat
  • Entry fee for the Volcano, 5€ paid by cash on site
  • Lunch expenses on Thirassia Island
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • You will be notified by email about your hotel pick-up details after booking
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 260 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
  • Organization

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Very chaotic at the port on the way back where we had to wait a while for our coach. There were too many passengers on the boat and not enough coaches waiting for us at the port to carry on with the trip. Bad organisation and the poor guide had to keep phoning to organise one more large coach for all the passengers who had to wait at the port at the end of a very long day!

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October 12, 2022

The tour overall was satisfactory but feels so rushed given 10-12 time period. I get that it depends on the weather etc., especially making it to the Oia Sunset but not enough down time except when on the boat. Also, pictures do TOO MUCH justice because the water and temperature at the sulfur waters are inaccurate. With a 2 hour down time in Thirassia, you’ll be wasting time if you order at the busy restaurants. Food takes a while to come out. It was worth the money though but be prepared for weather conditions and getting enough rest the next day because we were BEAT!

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October 12, 2022

Not to a great start - bus was 38 minutes late and we started to worry if he will ever show up (and there were 10 of us!) That was the only negative part though. We had a FANTASTIC guide (Christos) and crew. Due to higher traffic, our tour started with a swim and hot springs, followed by the volcano climb and later lunch at Thirassia island. Again, I need to stress how great our guide, Christos, was - very friendly, knowledgeable, professional with infectious positive energy, he really made this trip memorable. The day ended up by stop in Oia, watching the sunset. This part was however not done from the boat, rather by a bus transfer from the port to Oia. All in all, it was a great excursion, even though with a rough start ... Would I recommend ? YES, absolutely !

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September 27, 2022

Product ID: 65132