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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Activity provider: NST Santorini Tours

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Activity provider: NST Santorini Tours
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From US$ 27.06 per person

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Cruise to the volcanic islands of Santorini's caldera region. Swim in hot springs, admire views from an active volcano and explore the typical villages of Thirassia and Oia.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek
Pickup optional
Pickup takes place from a centralized pickup point near to your hotel. You will receive an email with pickup details one day before the cruise. Approximate pickup times: Oia: 8:25 AM, Imerovigli: 8:35 AM, Firostefani: 8:40 AM, Fira: 8:50 AM, Kamari: 8:40 AM, Perissa: 8:40 AM, and Akrotiri: 9:00 AM Please make sure to be at the meeting point on time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Peer into the crater of an active volcano
  • Swim in volcanic sulfur waters
  • Explore the the city of Thirassia on your own
  • Experience a spectacular sunset in Oia
Full description

Sail from Athinios Port to small islands that are home to volcanos, hot springs, and traditional villages. Enjoy some free time on each island, enjoy the fantastic views and charming atmospheres of typical Greek countryside.

Set sail from Athinios and enjoy live commentary on board throughout the journey. First stop at Nea Kameni where you can take the path to the crater of the active volcano as you enjoy free time to explore the island. Next, head to Palea Kameni, and swim in the volcanic hot springs. Return to the boat for a short sail to Thirassia, where you’ll have free time to explore this charming village. Then, 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. 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.

Includes
  • Round-trip bus transfer from your hotel area (if option selected)
  • Audio commentary on the boat
  • Stop at Volcano, Hot springs and Thirassia island
  • Free time and sunset at Oia village (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks (available to buy at the onboard bar)
  • Volcano Entrance Fees (5€)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Date

Meeting point

Santorini Old Harbor. You can take the cable car from Fira to the Old Port. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity begins. You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • If you book the option with the sunset at Oia please note that after getting back to the port you will be transferred by bus to Oia
  • 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
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. If you take part in the volcano hike, some walking will be on uneven surfaces
  • You may get wet on the boat
  • Santorini Port is currently under construction: this may delay the departure
  • During summer the boat is usually crowded but there is a seat for every passenger
  • At hot springs, non-confident swimmers can stay on the boat. Please note that the boat is equipped with life jackets that are only provided in case of emergency
  • The Oia Sunset option does not run in October, November, or April because the sunset is earlier so there is not enough time
  • Due to Port Authorities restrictions, the stop at the hot springs is limited to 30 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4083 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Everything was fine except for the pick up experience. There was a gap between the tour company and us. I kept giving our hotel location but they seemed not to get it. We almost were not picked up. But they made up for the miscommunication by sending a cab to bring us to the main bus

November 14, 2022

It's a good tour. In the morning, half a block from our hotel, a bus picked us up and took us to the port where we embarked. The tour itself is quite good, only that, despite the fact that the Spanish language was selected on the page and reservation made, the tour was only done in English and French. The trekking on the volcanic island is about 30 minutes uphill and is not that complex. Bathing in hot springs is a good experience since you jump from the ship to the cold sea and then go towards the coast where the water is warmer. Finally, a delicious lunch and subsequent bath in the last island that is visited. For the date we did not visit Oia. I recommend it for someone who understands English well, since in our case, there were times when we were left without fully understanding.

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October 29, 2022

Great way to explore some of the other islands surrounding Thira. Convenient and comfortable bus pick up near our hotel in Fira along with an informative guide who came along for the entire day and provided background and history of each location. Free time was more than sufficient at each stop and we did not feel rushed at all throughout the day. Weather was perfect which offered a beautiful view of the island of Thera from the Aegean Sea. Highly recommend!

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October 29, 2022

Product ID: 134943