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

    2. 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!

  • 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: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

    4. Santorini: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

    Start your unique Mediterranean experience with a convenient, pick-up service from your hotel on the island of Santorini. At the agreed pick-up time, your friendly driver/guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel. Your pick-up time will depend on whether you choose the day cruise, or the sunset cruise. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will head off to the port. On the day cruise, you will enjoy a wonderful and relaxing way to sail along Santorini as you admire the unique beauty of Caldera onboard a traditional wooden boat. Start by sailing along the beautiful coastline and take a dip at the Red Beach, admire the black and red rocky background, the White Beach, and the big Light House. Be enchanted by the imposing beauty of the Volcano, one of the most famous sceneries in the world. Swim at the Hot Springs, and immerse yourself in the warm volcanic waters ...

    Really great experience, the captain and sailor were friendly and lots of fun. Good swim spots and beautiful view of the sunset

  • Santorini: Luxurious Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

    5. Santorini: Luxurious Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

    A mini bus will take you from your hotel to Ammoudi port, where you will board one of the newest vessels of the fleet. Sail to Santorini's famous hot springs and swim for half an hour. Continue beyond Aspronisi Island, Akrotiri, the Indian rock and the Ancient lighthouse to reach the next stop at the Red Beach, where you can swim and snorkel for another half an hour.  Sail to the White Beach area in a 1.5 hour cruise and enjoy a barbecue feast before another round of swimming, snorkeling or relaxing on board the catamaran. Return to Ammoudi and, if enjoying the sunset tour, experience the sunset from the sea.

    Was an amazing experience, unforgettable! Definitely recommend if you’re ever in santorini, it’s worth it.

  • Santorini: Sunset Caldera Cruise with BBQ Meal and Drinks

    6. Santorini: Sunset Caldera Cruise with BBQ Meal and Drinks

    Your cruise will begin with pick-up from your accommodation in Santorini. You will then depart from Vlihada Marina, and sail past the Ancient City of Akrotiri. Make your way to the Red and White Beaches, from where you'll sail past the Indian Head Mountain and Venetian Lighthouse into the picturesque Caldera. Visit private bays with free time for swimming and snorkeling on beaches only accessible from the water. After the hot springs, a delicious meal will be prepared for you. After dinner, you will sail past the Volcanic Islands and Aspronisi to Vlihada Marina. Enjoy the views of the sunset on the Aegean sea. At the end of your cruise you will be picked up and transported back to your accommodation in Santorini.

    The experience was overwhelming! Every euro it costed was worthful. The sunset let us without words… the crew were very professional and funny… they controlled the big waves and let us have a good time!!!!! Pedro was paying attention to everyone!!! We enjoyed the trip as ever… The meal was good … drinks all the time… music appropiated to every moment … and silence and intimity while the sun was Going down… Words are not enough to describe it!

  • Santorini: Luxurious Private Cruise on a Motor Yacht

    7. Santorini: Luxurious Private Cruise on a Motor Yacht

    Relax on board a luxury private yacht as you take in beautiful views along the coast. You can choose between either a day cruise or a sunset cruise. During your cruise you’ll enjoy lunch or dinner with salmon or chicken, salads, fruit, sparkling wine, and dessert. An open bar with local white wine, beers, and other drinks is available throughout the trip. The day cruise begins from Vlychada with a stop at the Red Beach for a refreshing swim. You continue sailing along the White Beach, the Black Mountain and the big lighthouse, south of the Caldera. You can explore the unmanned volcanic beaches where the spectacular colors will amaze you, or you can just sunbathe on the deck. Whilst heading to the Hot Springs, you will feel the energy of the Volcano and the spirit of the island. Your next stop is Thirassia Island, a fishermen’s island, which is ideal for swimming and admiring the unique ...

  • Santorini Caldera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Meal

    8. 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 Caldera: Morning Sailing Cruise with Meal

    9. Santorini Caldera: Morning Sailing Cruise with Meal

    Depart from Vlichada Marine at 10:00. The yacht passes by Red Beach, where you will make a stop for swimming and/or snorkeling. Then, you'll drift along White Beach, spotting the big rock called The Indian (or Mavro Vouno). Passing by the Light House (in Akrotiri), you'll enter the Caldera and move towards the Volcano. You can swim at the hot springs, the volcano healing waters, and explore the volcanic beaches of Palea and Nea Kameni, which will amaze you with their spectacular black, red and white colors. You will then stop for a delicious BBQ lunch, prepared and served by the crew. Thereafter, you'll have time to swim in the volcano’s crystal clear blue waters, or just sunbathe on the deck. Afterwards, sail along Aspronisi Island where you can swim at Mesa Pigadia, snorkel, or just sunbathe on the deck. Finally, you will return to Vlichada Marine after a 5 hour cruise.

    Fabulous! We really enjoyed the crew, the swim stops and the food. We got to drive the boat and loved sailing. They made us feel like family. I loved the food and the way they explained the different geological formations. We enjoyed the warm water at the hot springs. It was by far, one of the best tours we've been on. Also, it was semi private which we prefer.

  • Santorini: Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks

    10. 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

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What people are saying about Palea Kameni

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,005 reviews

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.

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!

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.

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 !!!