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Santorini Volcano: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Santorini: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

    1. 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: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Open Bar

    2. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Open Bar

    After departing from the pier (Vlychada port), you will sail toward your first stop of the day, the famous Red Beach. The mesmerizing Red beach, with its unique colours and wild cliff formations is truly a sight to behold. Whilst here, combine sightseeing with swimming, snorkelling, or simply lay around on the beach.  On your tour, you will also pass by the stunning White Beach, the bright and wild beach covered in limestone. Close by, you'll be offered stunning views of the Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri, a landmark that offers plenty of spectacular photo opportunities for everyone.   You next stop is at the Santorini Volcano, a volcanic hot spring that has water containing healing properties and full of astonishing caves and volcanic beaches. Stop at Mesa Pigadia beach, often considered Santorini's best kept secret. Enjoy a spot of swimming before feasting on a delicious lunch or di...

    Un excellent moment durant notre séjour sur Santorin. Catamaran propre, équipage adorable et enthousiaste, un bon repas en pleine mer !

  • Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise

    3. Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then drive to Athinios Port to board a boat. Cruise to the island of Nea Kameni and get the chance to climb to the top of the volcano. Continue to Palia Kameni to dive and swim in the hot springs created by the underwater powers of the volcano. Sail above the underwater craters to Thirasia Island, and anchor close to the shore to relax over a dinner buffet of pork rolls, chicken rolls, rice and baked potatoes, along with Greek salad, tzatziki, bread and seasonal fruit, all served with local wine. Set sail as the sun begins to sink into the sea and experience the true romance of Santorini from the water.

    Great cruise on a beautiful old fashion two masts sailing boat. Perfect timing especially for the sunset. Very professional and attentive guide and crew guide.we really enjoyed our half day on board and the trek on the top of the Neo Kameni volcano. Do not miss it.

  • Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Islands Tour

    4. Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Islands Tour

    Your first stop on this tour will be the lava island Nea Kameni, where you'll have the opportunity to walk up the soil path and approach the crater of the still active volcano. Then, return to the boat which will take you to the second lava island, Palea Kameni, where you'll find the amazing hot springs - the boat will make a stop about 50 meters from the opening, so you can swim in the green sulfur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet, or just enjoy the view! After the hot springs, the tour continues to Thirassia Island, which was once part of the island of Santorini before the volcano's explosion. Spend two hours on this amazing island and do some swimming, hang out on the beach, have lunch next to the sea, or explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. On the way back to Athinios port where the tour ends, you'll cruise on the King Thiras yacht u...

    The tour was really valuable for the price. The guide was really nice and funny, with an excellent English. The only note is that Nea Kameni island entrance fee is 5€, not 2€ as described.

  • Santorini: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

    5. 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: Sunset Cruise

    6. Santorini: Sunset Cruise

    Sail along the southern coastline of Santorini and admire the lunar-like coastline of the island. At the picturesque Red Beach, dive into the crystalline waters for a swim or snorkel to explore the rich seabed. Continue sailing to White Beach, the Black Mountain Beach, and the lighthouse south of the Caldera. Next stop is the volcanic islands and the famous hot springs. Admire the impressive beauty and spectacular colors of sunset, while dinner is served complemented with wine and dessert. 

    Perfect end of the day in Santorini! Crew was helpful and gave good stories about places that we visited with boat. Tasty dinner and drinks while boating! We were 16 people and everyone had enough place to sunbath and relax.

  • From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

    7. 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: Volcanic Sunset Cruise

    8. Santorini: Volcanic Sunset Cruise

    Sail from Athinios Port on a local caique, a boat traditionally made by master craftsmen in wood. Stop at the volcano and the hot springs, if you like, then head to a beautiful spot for magnificent views of the sun setting over the horizon. With nothing blocking the magical view you will have a lasting memory of your holiday in Santorini and one of the most famous sunsets in the world. It is a breathtaking experience to watch the hue of colors spreading across the width of the sky and reflecting upon the unique caldera of the island. Cherish the moments of complete relaxation and serenity with a glass of local white wine on board. There will be plenty of opportunities to take enviable photographs.

    This trip was amazing included swimming in the hot springs, a visit to Therasia and watching the sun set over the ocean. The guide was very friendly and answered all of our questions. Great experience all the way around.

  • Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch and Open Bar

    9. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch and Open Bar

    After departing from Vlychada Port, sail to your first stop at the Red Beach. Enjoy its unique colors and the beauty of its wild cliffs. Enjoy sightseeing combined with swimming and snorkeling. Sail by the White Beach covered with limestone and the Venetian lighthouse, where you can take photos with the 125 year-old Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri. Stop by the volcano hot springs to swim in waters with healing properties. See the stunning caves and volcanic beaches. Your last stop is Thirasia Island, one of Santorini's best-kept secrets. Enjoy swimming followed by a delicious lunch or dinner. The menu includes a variety of finger food, ΒΒQ chicken and pork, seafood pasta, Greek salad, Greek anchovy meze (γαύρος), a vegetarian meal (Greek ratatouille), and a Greek fruit salad. Enjoy an open bar with white wine, beer, soft drinks, and water. Moschato D’Asti sparkling wine is an also an o...

    The tour itself was nice and the staff on the boat is quite friendly. The food was good and the boat is well kept. However, the driver that picked us up from the hotel is super rude. Once our van stopped at the port, we had to wait for around 40 minutes for another van to arrive, and he was being rude to everyone that asked for an update (it was supposed to start at 10am and at 10:30 we were still waiting with no sort of information or apologies). Also, we were told that the delay was going to be compensated, but it wasn't. Maybe they gave us back 15 minutes out of 45. I felt that sometimes we had to rush. For instance, we stopped at some places to swim, but they only gave us 10 minutes to do so. I don't know if it would be like that if the tour wasn't delayed. Also, not sure if they can even compensate for the delay since when we arrived at the port, the group for the afternoon tour was already waiting. One more thing, keep in mind there were no measures regarding Covid.

  • Santorini: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

    10. Santorini: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

    Start your unique Mediterranean experience with a convenient, pick-up service from your hotel on the island of Santorini. At the agreed pick-up time, your friendly driver/guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel. Your pick-up time will depend on whether you choose the day cruise, or the sunset cruise. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will head off to the port. On the day cruise, you will enjoy a wonderful and relaxing way to sail along Santorini as you admire the unique beauty of Caldera onboard a traditional wooden boat. Start by sailing along the beautiful coastline and take a dip at the Red Beach, admire the black and red rocky background, the White Beach, and the big Light House. Be enchanted by the imposing beauty of the Volcano, one of the most famous sceneries in the world. Swim at the Hot Springs, and immerse yourself in the warm volcanic waters ...

    Really great experience, the captain and sailor were friendly and lots of fun. Good swim spots and beautiful view of the sunset

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What people are saying about Santorini Volcano

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,231 reviews

Of our 2 week honeymoon in Greece this was the best experience of the whole trip. First of all, Niko as our captain and Anna as our hostess were both incredible. They were so friendly and personable we literally felt like they were family within 10 minutes of starting the trip. They took us to some amazing sites with a great mix of sightseeing, swimming and relaxing on the boat. They always gave us great information about each site and pointed out great spots for pictures. Anna was even a great photographer taking a lot of amazing photos for us! Niko took us to an amazing private swimming spot away from the rest of the boats out that day. The boat itself was gorgeous and clean. The meal cooked on the boat was amazing a great mix of meats and seafood that were really tasty. Overall I would recommend this experience to anyone, especially if you can get Niko and Anna. It felt luxurious and private we could not have asked for anything more.

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.

Great cruise on a beautiful old fashion two masts sailing boat. Perfect timing especially for the sunset. Very professional and attentive guide and crew guide.we really enjoyed our half day on board and the trek on the top of the Neo Kameni volcano. Do not miss it.

Perfect end of the day in Santorini! Crew was helpful and gave good stories about places that we visited with boat. Tasty dinner and drinks while boating! We were 16 people and everyone had enough place to sunbath and relax.

It was an amazing tour! Food was great guides were awesome and views spectacular. Hot springs were not hot that’s the only negative.