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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

From US$ 48.27 per person

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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Duration 6 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek
Pickup included
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

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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 4096 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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The overall experience was good, we enjoyed the trip out to Nea Kameni. The guide was also informative. I recommend people with good general fitness to go for the trip as it requires us to hike to the top of the volcanic island. Besides that, the cable car might be closed for maintenance during winter (which happened to us), and we had to walk 500+ steps to the old port from our hotel as there are no other way down. Luckily, the cable car was available after our cruise ended so we did not have to walk 500+ steps to our hotel.

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December 15, 2022

It was truly breathtaking. The captain and the guide were very kind and gave all instructions. The guide even called my phone before the boat left the harbor just to make sure we were coming. The first stop is the volcano hill climb which was amazing and beautiful. So many beautiful sights, it was truly one of a kind. 2nd stop was the hotsprings, It really was warm hotub feeling once you swim over, the boat can only get so close. Hightly recommend.

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December 8, 2022

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

Product ID: 134943