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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$ 25.70 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 18 times yesterday

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.

About this activity

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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 3956 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 activity is very good and the guide very attentive and with many explanations, it is worth it. On the other hand, the NST organization is very bad. They did not send us mail with the collection address and we claimed it twice indicating the address of our hotel. Finally we called by phone the day before and they told us that they would pick us up in Karterados, more than 20 minutes from Thira, which is where we were staying.

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October 5, 2022

Pick up at convenient location,our pick up time given as 8.35,although others were given 8.50(good for Us as we’re Generally late for most things)large comfy air conditioned bus,little hectic at port as a few boats departing from same dock,although organised well,clean toilet facilities and good selection from bar onboard,our guide spyro,was well knowledgable and organised,very eloquent in many languages .£5 entry to volcanic island but well worth the walk up for views ,scenery and a sense of history.wonderful swim in and around the spring(recommend a float if not a strong swimmer.then onto a lovely lunch and swim if you like on the final island(sorry forget their names!) Nice sail back along the coast stopping at a few island gems.

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October 5, 2022

This was one of the most exceptional experiences I had in Greece! Everything (including the bus transfers) was super smooth and the female guide was wonderful, funny and edifying. I was able to see and experience stunning parts of Santorini and its surroundings that I never would have otherwise been able to see...and was able to jump off of the beautiful wooden boat into the Aegean Sea...and wound my trip down with the iconic sunset in Oia! Brava!!!

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October 2, 2022

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