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  • Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

    1. Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

    Sail from Athinios Port to small islands that are home to volcanos, hot springs and traditional villages. Stop at Nea Kameni and take the path to the crater of the active volcano. Enjoy free time to explore the island. Next, head to Palea Kameni, and swim in the hot springs. Return to the boat for a short sail to Thirassia, where you’ll have free time to explore. 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. 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. 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.

    Fun day. It was a little chaotic getting the correct bus on the way back, but otherwise there were no issues.

  • Santorini: Small Group Romantic Catamaran Cruise

    2. Santorini: Small Group Romantic Catamaran Cruise

    Take a relaxing catamaran cruise during the day for spectacular views or during the evening for a romantic atmosphere. If you choose the morning cruise, you'll set off at approximately 10:00 AM from Ammoudi Bay into the island’s famous caldera before enjoying a therapeutic dunk in its thermal springs. Once you feel thoroughly relaxed, return to the boat and continue towards Aspronisi Island, taking in views of Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse as you go. The tour continues with a stop at Mesa Pigadia Beach, which serves as a scenic backdrop for a Greek barbecue lunch. After your meal, admire the vermilion sands of the Red Beach and go for a swim in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea before ending your cruise at Marina of Vlychada. The evening cruise sets off from Vlychada Marina at approximately 3:00 PM. Red Beach is the first port of call, where you’ll have time for an af...

    Great day out. Food was lovely. Little slow to get going waiting on late transfers but boat was great and the staff lovely. Perfect amount of people on the boat they don't overcrowd it at all. Springs same temperature as the other stops so don't expect it to be hot. Sunset was amazing. We would recommend the trip.

  • The Original Morning Delos Guided Tour

    3. The Original Morning Delos Guided Tour

    This 4-hour morning tour begins with a 30-minute boat ride from Mykonos to Delos.

    Once you arrive on Delos you will receive an introduction to the ancient and sacred site. With your guide, you will explore the narrow city streets.

    Marvel at the impressive house of Dionysus and the exceptional mosaics, well-preserved marble columns, and wall paintings. See other monuments in the urban area, including the Theater of Delos.

    Take a walk along the main street to the market and the sanctuary zone. Here you’ll find the Stoa of Phillipe, the Propylaia, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo.

    Amazing experience!! Our guide was a very nice lady who took care of all of us during the tour under the sun and with a very high temperature. She was very interactive when giving her explanations. And the way she explained it all was so interesting, even with such hot day you just wanted her to keep talking and follow her through the complex. I would go back and do it again! And I strongly recommend everyone thinking of taking the tour to do so! Also, they had a very nice old man selling water in the boat, so you could buy in case you didn’t bring, and same when going back, but if you ran out of water! The price was just 0,5€!!! Never seen before!! It’s the supermarket price!! Loved the fact they didn’t even try to take advantage of being the only ones selling water!! Amazing experience every detail was amazing!!

  • Santorini: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

    4. 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

    5. 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 !

  • From Mykonos: 6.5-Hour Cruise to Delos and Rhenia

    6. From Mykonos: 6.5-Hour Cruise to Delos and Rhenia

    Climb aboard the good ship “Dolphins of Delos” and set sail to explore the ancient archeological site of Delos on a 6.5-hour cruise from Mykonos. Located just a 45-minute boat ride from Mykonos Town Harbour, Delos is one of the most sacred sites in Greece. It was the center of the Cyclades islands in the ancient world and the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Due to its mystical location, the island became home to the first multicultural civilization and was an important trade center in Ancient Greece. Discover the houses of Dionysus and Kleopatra, and see beautiful mosaics and statues; a thrilling experience for art lovers or even the mildly curious. The stop at Delos is entirely optional, and if your prefer to just relax in the Aegean sun, you can sail to the neighboring island of Rhenia, where a private beach is waiting just for you. A cold plate lunch of stuffed vin...

    Family owned boat, had 3 generations working on board. Nice music playing, cushions to sit on, they knew when it was gonna get rough and advised where to sit to avoid getting sprayed. Amazing BarBQ lunch cooked and served on board. Nice swim spot ( had to avoid Jelly fish on our day) The ruins on Delos were incredible! Highly recommend this day trip for anyone interested in ancient history or just getting out for a sail and swim.

  • Santorini: Luxury Small Group Catamaran w/ Meal & Open Bar

    7. Santorini: Luxury Small Group Catamaran w/ Meal & Open Bar

    Drop anchor on a 5-hour, luxury catamaran around the Santorini caldera while enjoying a delicious traditional meal with refreshing drinks from the open bar. Sail in the morning or at sunset on a cruise with a maximum of 20 guests or upgrade to a private cruise experience. After being picked up from your hotel, unwind as you’re taken straight to the port. Take advantage of the snorkeling opportunity with a half-hour stop off the coast of Red Beach, plus 1.5 hours to snorkel in the sea caves of White Beach. Bathe in the lagoon’s hot springs and snorkel in clear waters. Taste the flavors of Greece on board a menu of local Santorini delicacies for lunch or dinner, depending on the time of day you choose, with meat and vegetarian options. The menu includes barbecue skewers, dolmadakia (rice-stuffed vine leaves), Greek salad, and other local dishes.  Sit back and unwind with a post-meal coc...

    This was truly a fantastic day sailing the Caldera. The pickup was on time and check-in was quick. The boat was clean and comfortable and the guides were extremely helpful as well as very knowledgeable. It was the perfect amount of time of the boat to see the island, do some swimming, and lay out with a drink!

  • Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Full-Day Trip by Yacht

    8. Mykonos: Delos & Rhenia Islands Full-Day Trip by Yacht

    Your sailing cruise experience starts with complimentary transportation from your hotel or a designated meeting point depending on the location of the accommodation. One of the cruise representatives will greet you and give you an overview of the cruise itinerary. Then a short ride will take you from the small dock to the sailing yacht anchored out in Agios Ioannis bay.  Once an overview of the sailing yacht and important safety information has been introduced by the crew, you will set sail for Rhenia and Delos islands, the center of the Cyclades, located few miles south-west of Mykonos. During the cruise the crew will be happy to show you how to raise and trim the sails as well as to steer the yacht, weather permitting. Along the way, as you admire the spectacular scenery and the remarkable blue Aegean waters, you can enjoy music of your choice. Relax on deck, sunbathe, and hear ab...

    Wonderful views with an accommodating and friendly crew. Overall, a very relaxing and educational experience.

  • Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise

    9. 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.

  • The Original Evening Delos Guided Tour

    10. The Original Evening Delos Guided Tour

    This 4-hour evening tour begins with a 30-minute boat ride from Mykonos to Delos. Once you arrive at Delos you’ll receive an introduction to the ancient and sacred site. With your guide, you’ll explore the narrow city streets. Marvel at the impressive house of Dionysus and the exceptional mosaics, well-preserved marble columns, and wall paintings. See other monuments in the urban area, including the Theater of Delos. Take a walk along the main street to the market and the sanctuary zone. Here you’ll find the Stoa of Phillipe, the Propylaia, the Colossus of the Naxians, and the Temple of Apollo.

    We really enjoyed our trip to Delos. Our guide was really knowledgeable and engaging.

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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.

Family owned boat, had 3 generations working on board. Nice music playing, cushions to sit on, they knew when it was gonna get rough and advised where to sit to avoid getting sprayed. Amazing BarBQ lunch cooked and served on board. Nice swim spot ( had to avoid Jelly fish on our day) The ruins on Delos were incredible! Highly recommend this day trip for anyone interested in ancient history or just getting out for a sail and swim.

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.

We had a great, almost private tour as there were only four of us. Many thanks to Christina and Nikos, you did a great job. Since we were only in Santorini for 2 days, the tour was perfect

Very enjoyable! Gregory was an excellent tour guide with a lot of useful and interesting information about wine and about Santorini in general. Highly recommend.