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Our most recommended Palea Kameni Group 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 Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise

    2. 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: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

    3. 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: Volcanic Sunset Cruise

    4. 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: 2-Day Volcanic Cruise & Bus Tour Combo

    5. Santorini: 2-Day Volcanic Cruise & Bus Tour Combo

    Explore the highlights of the volcanic island of Santorini (Thira) in just two days with the two best selling tours on the island. Visit the three islands of the caldera on the Volcanic Islands Cruise on the first day, then join the most popular sightseeing bus tour on the second day. Start your first day by setting sail for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. Once there, walk an ascending path to the crater of the still active volcano to enjoy incredible sights for 1.5 hours. Return to the boat to sail to the second lava islet, Palea Kameni. Jump off the boat and dive in the islet's hot springs, with green sulfur waters and warm therapeutic mud. The last stop of the day is the traditional island of Thirassia for 1.5 hours of free time. On your second day, take a bus tour around the entire island. Make a photo stop at Akrotiri and Red Beach. Walk in the Emborio village, swim at the Perissa b...

    By this combo trip you may, literally explore the whole island within the 2 days. rest of the time we spent mainly at the beach. tour by bus was amazing because of guide, Kristina. Boat tour great by itself. Guide (forget the name, male) should be more structured and passionate. I would recommend this activity.

  • Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

    6. Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

    Explore Santorini in a day by bus and boat. Your first stop is the 16th-century monastery of the Prophet Elias, located 550 meters above sea level at the highest point of the island. Enjoy breathtaking views across the whole island. The next destination is Pyrgos, the highest village on Santorini, known for its architecture typical of the Cyclades. See Byzantine churches and a Venetian fortress and experience a picturesque view. At Athinios board your boat the 'King Thiras' and ride to the Nea Kameni Volcano. Follow a bumpy trail to an active volcano crater. Back aboard the boat continue your journey and land on the island of Palea Kameni. The boat will take you within 50 meters of the thermal springs. Swim, splash or relax in the green sulfurous water. Get to know the island of Thirasia, once part of Santorini before a volcanic eruption. On the beach you can swim, eat or explore the ...

    This is a great tour! In just one day we got to learn a lot about the island, it’s history and what it is today, we visited some really cool spots, it was interesting and fun! Our guide Vaso was amazing! Loved her stories about Santorini and her cheerful spirit, we enjoyed our day with her :)

  • From Santorini: Volcano Island Tour & Oia Sunset Cruise

    7. From Santorini: Volcano Island Tour & Oia Sunset Cruise

    Arrive at the Athinios Port in Santorini and step aboard the traditional boat, King Thiras, named after the surrounding region of Thira. Sit back and relax as your cruise begins an 8-hour journey through the Aegean Sea. Your trip starts as you set sail toward the island of Nea Kameni, which is uninhabited and home to an active volcano. Climb the ascending soil path to the 130-meter-high crater and walk around the entirety of the rim. Next, head over to the neighboring island of Palea Kameni where you can swim in the green sulfur waters or bathe in the warm therapeutic mud. Continue on to Thirassia for more swimming or to enjoy a meal at one of the traditional seafront tavernas. The final stop of the tour is the village of Oia, where you can sit peacefully and watch the sun slip into the sea. The sunset seen at this location is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the w...

    For the price, at least the volcano entrance and eventually also the lunch could have been included. They pratically just dropped us off in different places (volcano, hot springs, Thriasia and Oia).

  • Santorini: Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks

    8. Santorini: Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks

    This small group 5-hour sailing tour takes you around the Caldera Cliffs with various destinations along the way. As you cruise along, enjoy unlimited Greek wine, beer or soft drinks available as refreshments. When the tour finishes, you will be transported back to your hotel in an air-conditioned private minibus to round off your day at sea. On this tour, you will head to volcanic hot springs for some swimming and a mud bath. Then, continue sailing to the southern part of the island towards the beaches. Stop at the White Beach where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. On board, you can enjoy a lunch of chicken chops, Greek salad, pasta salad, bread and other Greek appetizers. Next, make your way to the Red Beach where you will have 30 minutes of free time to swim, snorkel or simply lay out in the sun.   

    Our family of four, including 15 and 18 year old teenagers, enjoyed the Caldera cruise and visit to the beaches. Cruise was relaxing, wife and daughter comfortably caught some sun, and photo shots were great from the boat. Food was good, fresh and delicious. Spaghetti was awesome. Crew were friendly and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the pick up and drop off. George, our driver, picked us up and provided good information about things to do and sights to see and general island history. On the return trip, he took us to a photo opportunity at one of those off the beaten path locations. Well done by Sunfos Alessia Yachting

  • Santorini: Private Romantic Catamaran Cruise

    9. Santorini: Private Romantic Catamaran Cruise

    This private sunset catamaran cruise departs in the morning or afternoon from Ammoudi and takes you and your friends or family on a private trip inside the caldera of Santorini. This tour begins with an awe-inspiring trip to the volcano, a true miracle of nature, and continues with a therapeutic swim and a natural spa in the renowned Hot Springs, where the sea water is significantly warmer than in Santorini and is mixed with sulfur, offering a unique mud bath to swimmers! Then, the boat sails towards Aspronissi Island and passes by the Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse, giving you spectacular views of the landscapes. The next stop is Mesa Pigadia, located right next to the unique White Beach, where visitors will enjoy a BBQ full of Greek flavors and local wine. A refreshing dive in the dazzling waters of the famous Red Beach comes next before the cruise ends at Ammoudi bay. The c...

    Paulo and Katarina were amazing hosts -- friendly, helpful, great sailors and great cooks! Of all the money I spent in Santorini (too much!), this was probably the best value. Paying up for the PRIVATE catamaran tour gives you the flexibility to choose your destinations, how long you stay at each, etc. For example, we were able to go to the white Island, swim up to its beach and spend nearly an hour there swimming and exploring the island. Apparently, because of the wind, this is a rarity. We were the only people on the island or even anywhere near. It was a true paradise experience.

  • Santorini Caldera: Classic Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

    10. Santorini Caldera: Classic Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

    Start your cruise with a stop at the Red Beach for a refreshing swim. Then, continue with a pleasant sail along the White Beach, the Black Mountain and the big Light House, south of the Caldera. Take the chance to explore the unmanned volcanic beaches and let the spectacular colors amaze you, or, if you prefer, you can relax and sunbathe on the deck. Next, head to the Hot Springs and feel the amazing energy of the volcano, and sense the spirit of the island. Anchor for a delicious meal served on board, which you can savor with wine and dessert.  After, start the return route to the port of Vlychada, and sail to the magic of Caldera and southern part of the island.

    The crew was very friendly, the food was tasty and the boat was very nice and clean. The driver was late for both pickup and drop-off

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What people are saying about Palea Kameni

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,095 reviews

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.

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.

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.

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

We sang, danced, laughed, drank, it was all just great I recommend !!!