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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: 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 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 Volcano and Thirassia Islands Tour

    4. Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Islands Tour

    Your first stop on this tour will be the lava island Nea Kameni, where you'll have the opportunity to walk up the soil path and approach the crater of the still active volcano. Then, return to the boat which will take you to the second lava island, Palea Kameni, where you'll find the amazing hot springs - the boat will make a stop about 50 meters from the opening, so you can swim in the green sulfur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet, or just enjoy the view! After the hot springs, the tour continues to Thirassia Island, which was once part of the island of Santorini before the volcano's explosion. Spend two hours on this amazing island and do some swimming, hang out on the beach, have lunch next to the sea, or explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. On the way back to Athinios port where the tour ends, you'll cruise on the King Thiras yacht u...

    The tour was really valuable for the price. The guide was really nice and funny, with an excellent English. The only note is that Nea Kameni island entrance fee is 5€, not 2€ as described.

  • Santorini: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

    8. 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 Private Cruise on a Motor Yacht

    9. 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

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Palea Kameni

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,622 reviews

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.

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.

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