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Vlychada Port

Vlychada Port: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Traditional Wooden Boat Tour with Meal and Wine

2. Santorini: Traditional Wooden Boat Tour with Meal and Wine

Marvel at Santorini's natural beauty on a cruise around the island in a traditional wooden boat. Stop to swim, snorkel, and visit the hot springs. Relish an included Greek lunch or dinner with local white wine. Choose the sunset option to admire Santorini's famous sunset too. Start your tour with a convenient pickup service from your hotel on Santorini. Meet your driver-guide, then get transferred to the port in an air-conditioned van or minivan. Upon arrival at the port in Vlychada, hop aboard the wooden boat and enjoy a welcome drink. Sail close to the Red and White Beach before making your first stop ashore by the Black Mountain for a swim. Put your goggles on and experience the crystal-clear water. Next, continue past the Venetian Akrotiri Lighthouse, entering the majestic caldera of Santorini. Hear about the island from your guide, and fix your eyes on the spectacular volcanic area of colorful cliffs. Head toward the hot springs, and let the energy of the volcano fill you up as you swim in the geothermal waters once there. The next stop is Thirassia island, a fishermen’s island ideal for swimming and snorkeling. After, restore your energy levels with a menu featuring chicken fillet, traditional Greek dips, beans, stuffed vine leaves, Greek salad, and fruits. End the cruise in the old harbor of Ammoudi, though there might be some spare time for a pit stop at Agios Nikolaus before disembarkation too. The sunset option visits the same places but in reverse order, beginning in Ammoudi and ending in Vlychada. On the sunset cruise, enjoy your meal in the hidden coves of the Black Mountain before marveling at Santorini's magical sunset.

Santorini Caldera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Meal

3. Santorini Caldera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Meal

Climb aboard at Vlychada Marina and sail towards Red Beach and White Beach. Get some time to go for a swim and snorkel at Mesa Pigadia Beach. Continue to Indian Rock and the Lighting House, where the sails will be opened to sail inside the caldera. See the snow white houses of Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli from a different perspective before time to swim in the healing hot spring waters and explore the volcanic beaches of Palea and Nea Kameni. Stop for a barbecue dinner, prepared and served by the crew. Sip some local white wine and listen to the sound of the waves as the sun sets into the sea.

Santorini: Private Riva Yacht Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

4. 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.

From Fira: Santorini Wrangler Jeep Convoy Tour & Villages

5. From Fira: Santorini Wrangler Jeep Convoy Tour & Villages

The tour starts with transfer from your hotel to the starting point. The tour starts after a short breefing about the Jeeps and the places that we will visit. The convoy starts with a small tour around Pyrgos village to showcase the panoramic view of Kamari, mostly to let the guests get acquainted with driving the car. Then follows the first off road part from Pyrgos all the way down to Megalochori village After that, the first stop is at the windmills in Emporio. Off road drive to Vlychada, small stop to the port of Vlychada (1st toilet stop if requested) followed by a quick tour to Perivolos black beach. From there we head to the main off road part that heads to Theros Beach, where we make the first Drone video and photo session. After Theros we head to Saint Anna church where we follow a small trail to a secret and quiet beach for a 40 minutes beach stop and then we return for the BBQ break at the church of Saint Anna for approximately 40 minutes. Continuing our drive we head for the Akrotiri area, towards Kaminia Beach where we climb the panoramic side and then we drive until the point of Akrotiri for a stop and second drone session to a magnificent point overlooking the caldera. (Lets say above the white beach) Finally we drive until Megalochori to a beautiful and not crowdy sunset point for the last drone session before returning to the starting point.

Santorini: Private Sunset Cruise

6. Santorini: Private Sunset Cruise

Depart from the picturesque beach of Vlychada. Sail along Red Beach, White Beach, Black Mountain Beach, and the lighthouse south of the Caldera.  Continue along the Caldera coastline to the volcanic islands and the famous hot springs for snorkeling and swimming. Be left breathless while sailing along the beautiful coastline admiring the unique Caldera. Make your last stop at Thirassia Island for dinner with wine and dessert. On the return to the port of Ammoudi, admire the spectacular colors of the world-famous Santorini sunset. 

From Oia: Private Sailing Day Trip to Therasia & Lunch

7. From Oia: Private Sailing Day Trip to Therasia & Lunch

You'll begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Santorini. From there you will head to the southern part of the island to begin your Santorini sailing tour. Your tour will depart from the Vlychada port on the south of the island. From there it travels along the famous red and white beach where there will be a brief stop for pictures. Entering the caldera, the lighthouse will look down on you from above as you make your way to the local hot springs. The main stop will be in Thirassia, where you will be able to swim and snorkel before enjoying a tasty lunch. From there you will have the opportunity to marvel at a wonderful pallet of colors cast by the setting sun over the sky of Santorini. The captain will be at your disposal to ask for any route change and make your sea excursion an absolutely personalized experience. Additionally, this sailing cruise offers you the opportunity to steer the wheel on your own if you wish, and if the circumstances (weather and sea conditions) allow it. Then, it is time to go back to Vlychada to complete the sailing cruise. Once there, your transfer to your hotel will be waiting for you to conclude this beautiful tour.

Santorini: RIB Boat Sightseeing Cruise with Snacks & Drinks

8. Santorini: RIB Boat Sightseeing Cruise with Snacks & Drinks

Explore the hidden beaches of Santorini, the magic of the volcano, and the wonderful neighboring islands aboard a speedy and comfortable RIB boat on this tour which includes hotel pickup from select locations on the island. Savor homemade snacks and chilled drinks along the way. Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your accommodation and hop aboard a comfortable and airconditioned van. Stay connected during your transfer to the boat with the onboard WIFI. Hop aboard the boat and embark on your journey. Capture pictures of breathtaking views of the island's caldera from the boat. Stop to swim and soak up the sun at the famed Red and White beaches. Use the high-quality snorkeling gear to explore life under the waves. Feel the warmth of the volcanic hot springs. Savor a delicious variety of snacks like Greek pies, fruits, toast, salads, and sandwiches. Try a variety of options for meat-eaters, vegans, and vegetarians. Relax with local wine and soft drinks. Return to your accommodation at the end of your cruise. Get underwater pictures of your adventure sent to you by email after your trip is concluded.

Vlichada: Guided Tour with Lunch & Akrotiri Lighthouse Visit

9. Vlichada: Guided Tour with Lunch & Akrotiri Lighthouse Visit

"Local Captain Anthi and her husband Nick will pick you up from your hotel or the closest meeting point to your hotel. Our vehicle is a white nine-seat luxury mini van. Your tour will start right away as Captain Anthi is local, so you can ask her about anything you want on your way to the fishermen shelter in Vlychada. As soon as you arrive at Vlychada, you may want to take some pictures at this scenic, picturesque fishermen port with the colourful boats and the local fishermen. You will then get to see our fishing boat and learn how it works, while later on - if you wish and if the weather is appropriate - you will enjoy coffee or tea on board. Next stop will be Faros in Akrotiri. This is the village we come from. We ‘ll be more than happy to introduce you to our family and offer you a rich meal with fresh fish or seafood, greek salad, tzatziki, fried white Santorini eggpland and zuccini mix, local tomato balls and bread. Drinks such as local wine or beers or soft drinks are included, as well as bottled mineral water. In the end of the meal, mama Maria offers homemade dessert. You ‘ll be enjoying this delicious meal at captain Anthi’s parents family-run restaurant, a place with the greatest reputation for its fresh fish on the island. The restaurant is decorated with fishermen's items and it would be our pleasure to share their stories with you. Finally, you ‘ll visit the famous Lighthouse and take photos of the unique Rock of the American Indian. (“Indianos” Rock). The Lighthouse is a ten-minute walk away but we could also drive you there to enjoy some great views of the caldera. This spot is one of the best places to view the sunset from, so at the evening tour you ‘ll have the chance to enjoy the wonderful Santorini sunset. At the end of the tour we drop you off at the place we picked you up from." No real fishing is included in the tour

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What people are saying about Vlychada Port

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 556 reviews

Such a great experience! They picked us up close to our hotel and made sure the entire day was easy for us. The food and drinks on the catamaran are very tasty. The day trips are very fun with ample swimming time. The crew is so kind and we loved having a smaller group compared to other bookings. We highly recommend!

The cruise was relaxing and the crew were informative. The drinks were flowing but the group we were with enhanced the experience. What can I say about the scenery other than spectacular! Highly recommend this experience to all :)

One of the best days of my life! I got engaged on this boat and the captain and stewardess were so gracious and helpful. One of the best dinners we had in Greece. Can’t recommend enough!

The cruise was amazing and the staff were very attentive. Pick up and drop off went smoothly. This is a must if visiting Santorini!

The crew was professional, friendly and did their best to make everyone feel comfortable. The food was also good.