Palea Kameni
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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: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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: Luxurious Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Open Bar

    6. 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

    7. 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 Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

    8. 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

    9. 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

    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

4.5 / 5

based on 3,497 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.

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 have no regrets, one of the best decisions we have made on this trip.

At the top: to land and discover at the same time for a day