Vlichada Romance & special occasions

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Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Open Bar

1. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Open Bar

Cruise aboard a spacious and luxurious catamaran and experience views of Santorini’s landscape. Stop at the day at the famous Red Beach Start with pickup and travel by minibus to the marina of Vlychada where the half-day cruise begins. Meet the crew and be welcomed on board with a glass of wine or a soft drink. Set sail towards the island's colorful beaches while the guide on board will share insights into the history of Santorini and the geological events that created Santorini’s rugged landscape and its surrounding islands. Your first stop of the day will be at the famous Red Beach. Enjoy time to swim, snorkel, and take pictures of its reddish hues and wild cliff formations. The first mezedes (finger food) are offered when you get back on board to continue your trip. Admire stunning views of the sandy shores of White Beach, surrounded by bright limestone cliffs, followed by a short stop for pictures of the caves and impressive rock formations of the Indian Rocks, which can only be reached by boat. Cruise past the 18th-century Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri, located on the southwestern tip of the island, and continue your sailing journey by entering the waters of Santorini’s caldera. Head towards the renowned volcano for the second stop of the day at the sulfur-rich hot springs. Take a relaxing dip into its healing and detoxifying waters. Back on board, enjoy the view of Santorini, a postcard-perfect portrait of the villages on the cliff. Set sail again towards the last stop for another swimming and snorkeling opportunity in the crystal-clear waters of Mesa Pigadia. Meanwhile, the crew will be setting the table for the delicious lunch for you to enjoy after your swim. The menu features BBQ chicken, Neapolitan pasta, Greek Salad, Vegetarian meals such as Greek Ratatouille, a traditional Greek dessert, and an open white wine bar that also serves unlimited soft drinks, and water. Then, sail back to Vlychada where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation in Santorini.

Santorini: Catamaran Caldera Cruise with Meal and Drinks

2. Santorini: Catamaran Caldera Cruise with Meal and Drinks

Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Caldera and the beautiful Santorini sunset, while sailing with a luxury catamaran. Select from the Day Cruise or Sunset Cruise options which both offer a unique chance to admire Santorini’s beauty, sailing through the deep blue waters of the island. Start your Day Cruise journey from the old port of Ammoudi and head to Thirassia Island, a fishermen’s island ideal for swimming and admiring the unique view of Manolas village. Explore the unmanned volcanic beaches or sunbathe on the deck. Feel the energy of the volcano while heading to the hot springs. Sail towards the Black Mountain and the big light house south of the Caldera, as you head to the White Beach and the Red Beach for a swim when anchored, a delicious lunch is served onboard with wine and dessert. The Sunset Cruise begins with a stop at the Red Beach for a refreshing swim and stops at all the same locations as the Day Cruise. On the Sunset Cruise, enjoy dinner with wine and dessert served onboard.

Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

3. Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

Encounter the best Santorini has to offer while feeling the thrill of riding an ATV. See great architecture, natural features like a caldera, and locals-only spots on this inclusive tour. Begin your Santorini quad tour at the black beach at Persia. Kick start your 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 explore yourself. Continue through a landscape of windmills and vineyards to the village of Megalochori, considered by locals to be the most traditional in Santorini. You'll also encounter a magnificent caldera, and visit Santorini's one of the oldest wine cellar in Megalochori for a tasting session or traditional Greek coffee or juice. Ride along the caldera and visit the hidden, tucked away places that only the locals know about. Explore a chapel located inside a hidden cave, and enjoy a ride to Vlichada solely on off-road paths. Finally, your tour concludes with a trip back to Perissa.

Santorini: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

4. Santorini: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

Discover Santorini's highlights on a cruise on a luxury catamaran. Marvel at the natural scenery, and stop to swim, snorkel, and experience volcanic hot springs. Savor a Greek lunch or dinner, stay refreshed with an open bar, and admire the sunset if you choose the sunset option. After pickup at your accommodation on Santorini, travel in air-conditioned comfort to the cruise starting point. Board the catamaran and sail to the must-see spots around the island. Begin by sailing past the Red and White Beach. Make your first swimming stop at the hidden coves of Black Mountain. Then pop your goggles for snorkeling time. Continue the guided cruise to pass under the Venetian Akrotiri Lighthouse at the southern end of the caldera. Then, enjoy a stop at the famous volcanic hot springs. Take your time to absorb the geothermal energy of the volcanoes, and swim in the sulfuric coves. Heading back toward the port of Vlychada, get ready for a Greek feast for lunch or dinner, depending on which tour option you choose. Get more time for swimming and snorkeling at the famous Red Beach before returning to your accommodation at the end of the tour.

Santorini: Private Riva Yacht Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

5. Santorini: Private Riva Yacht Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

Discover the beauty of the Santorini in a different way aboard the Rolls Royce of yachts, a Riva. Take a private cruise and explore the highlights of the island. Savor a meal at a Greek tavern and enjoy an open bar throughout the cruise. Admire a spectacular sunset if you select the sunset option. After pickup at your transformation, get transferred to the port of Vlychada, where the cruise begins. Board the Riva yacht and experience its timeless beauty up close. Set off on your boat tour, and make your first stop near Red Beach for a refreshing swim. Continue to the White Beach, Black Mountain, and Akrotiri Lighthouse at the southern end of the caldera. Soak up views of the unspoiled volcanic beaches where the spectacular colors will amaze you or just sunbathe on the deck. Head toward the hot springs and feel the energy of the volcanoes and the spirit of Santorini. Upon arrival, discover the magic of geothermal energy swimming by taking a dip in the thermal springs of the volcanoes. Your next stop is Thirassia Island, a fishermen’s island. There, enjoy a delicious meal in a traditional Greek tavern with an open choice among fish or meat or vegetarian menus with white local wine. While on Thirassia, take another swim, if you like, and admire the unique view of Manolas village. The cruise ends with a bottle of semi-sweet sparkling wine and fresh seasonal fruits before you are dropped off back at your hotel.

Santorini: Private Day Cruise with Barbeque and Drinks

6. Santorini: Private Day Cruise with Barbeque and Drinks

After being picked up from your accommodation, set out from the port of Vlychada at 10:00 am for a five hour cruise around Santorini. Admire the varied landscape of an island that was shaped by a massive volcanic eruption centuries ago, leaving rugged cliffs that drop down into an underwater caldera. Choose where you cruise based on the suggestions of your crew and your personal preferences.  Check out the famous Red Beach, known for its striking red and black volcanic sand. Or if you're looking for a more isolated spot, cruise to White Beach, which is backed by the stark white cliffs that give it its name and free of facilities, making for less tourists. Stop off at the Santorini hot springs on the island of Nea Kameni where you can also check out the central crater of the Santorini volcano. Take a stroll through the picturesque town of Oia, admiring the classic whitewashed houses and stunning views of the caldera. Whichever stops you choose to make are bound to impress you with the unique beauty and flavor of Santorini.   On your way back, sail along the nearby island of Therasia. Enjoy a delicious barbeque meal onboard accompanied by unlimited drinks. Arrive back in the port of Vlychada and get transferred back to your hotel.

Santorini: Private Day Cruise

7. Santorini: Private Day Cruise

Set out on a morning sailing adventure. Depart from the picturesque settlement of Oia at the postcard-like Ammoudi port. The morning cruise takes you to the volcanic archipelago and allows you to see up close the islet of Thirassia. Enjoy a great swim here. Continue to the volcanic islands and hot springs with therapeutic water for snorkeling or swimming. Sail along the emblematic Caldera coastline, by the Black Rock of the Indian and the lunar-shaped beaches of the island. Admire the unearthly Black Mountain Beach, White Beach and Red Beach, which is where lunch, dessert, and wine are served. Finish the cruise at the picturesque beach of Vlychada.

Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

8. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

Your sailing experience begins and ends at the old marina of Vlychada. Cruising along the coastline, you pass White Beach and then the catamaran throws anchor at the famous volcanic Red Beach for a refreshing swim. Continuing the pleasant sail, you can admire the mystical surroundings as the catamaran sails near the Venetian lighthouse, on the southern part of the breathtaking Caldera. Your second stop is at the volcano hot springs, where you will swim and feel the warm healing waters. Sailing to the main stop, the picturesque island of Thirassia, you can enjoy a relaxing swim and snorkeling in the crystal clear water, while the crew prepares a delicious meal for you. Indulge in finger foods, fresh fruit, homemade desserts, shrimp, mussels, tzatziki, Greek salads, and pasta smothered with Mediterranean sauce. Quaff a beverage at the open bar. Conclude the journey sated after passing through Indian Rock and the amazing Black Mountain.

Santorini: Caldera Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Drinks

9. Santorini: Caldera Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Drinks

Discover the beauty of Santorini from a catamaran on a relaxing cruise. Swim at the iconic Red Beach among its scarlet rocks, see Nea Kameni's lava rocks and sulfuric water and enjoy a traditional Greek barbeque. Board a comfortable minibus at your hotel, and head to the Vlichada Marina. Sail to Red Beach and dive into the crystal-clear blue waters among the bright red rocks. Next, head to the secluded White Beach and snap photos of the looming cliffs and smooth sand. Cruise to Mesa Pigadia Beach and hop into the water to snorkel among the colorful fish. Continue past the famous Indian Face Mountain and the Akrotiri Lighthouse. Head to Nea Kameni and dive into its deep blue waters near the black lava and feel the sulfur and salt in the water. Return to the boat and enjoy an authentic Greek BBQ made with fresh products. Choose from chicken, beef sausage, fresh seabream, or a vegetarian option while sipping unlimited local dry white wine, beers, soft drinks, or water. After your dinner, head towards the Old Harbor of Santorini. If you choose the evening tour, relax and enjoy a stunning view of Santorini's sunset as you sail back. For those who prefer the morning option, sunbathe while listening to soothing music while you return to Vlichada Marina. At the marina, board a minibus and head back to your hotel.

Santorini: All-inclusive Catamaran Cruise w/ Hot Spring Swim

10. Santorini: All-inclusive Catamaran Cruise w/ Hot Spring Swim

Hop aboard a day or sunset catamaran cruise of Santorini and get the unique chance to admire the beauty of the island from the water. Take advantage of snorkeling gear as you visit all of Santorini’s hotspots. Your trip also includes lunch or dinner and a variety of drinks. Hop on board and set sail to spots like Red Beach, White Beaches, the hot springs, and nearby volcanoes. Discover the treasures hidden in the coves of the Black Mountain and visit Thirassia Island and Ammoudi Bay. Along the way, soak in the sun while you enjoy a meal on board the catamaran. Savor seafood, chicken fillet, grilled sausages, traditional Greek delicacies and dips, veggie rice, Greek salad, and dessert, all paired with local white wine, beers, and soft drinks.

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What people are saying about Vlichada

From start to finish my teenage daughter and I really enjoyed this experience. We were picked up from near to our hotel and taken to the harbour to board the boat. The staff were friendly and professional throughout the tour and nothing was too much trouble. The BBQ was delicious and the whole trip was so relaxing. The scenery of Santorini is stunning and it was amazing to get a different perspective of the island. Only slight disappointment is that we did not get closer to the island but was still a brilliant afternoon/evening.

Our catamaran tour was everything we'd hoped it would be. With a small group of travelers (9 of us in total) we had plenty of room to mingle if we desired or find a spot to keep to ourselves on the boat. Our boat was in excellent condition, the crew were very kind & attentive, all our wants & needs were met. The lunch was divine & HUGE. We are thrilled that we booked this & highly recommend it to any other Santorini visitors.

Excellent cruise for a short period of time we stayed in Santorini. Staff are very accommodating and always making sure they meet our needs. We had a great time sailing around the island. Highly recommended while in Santorini! I will surely book this again on my next visit to Santorini.

Great value for money: Nice small group experience around the island. you get to see a bunch of things while relaxing with your drink and food :) I would highly recommend!

We had the most amazing experience. The boat crew were all super friendly and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely fantastic.