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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

From US$ 46.60 per person

Cruise to the volcanic islands of Santorini's caldera region. Swim in hot springs, admire views from an active volcano and explore the typical villages of Thirassia and Oia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek
Pickup included
• Pickup takes place from a centralised pickup point near to your hotel • You will receive an email with pickup details one day before the cruise • Approximate pickup times: Oia: 8:25 AM, Imerovigli: 8:35 AM, Firostefani: 8:40 AM, Fira: 8:50 AM, Kamari: 8:40 AM, Perissa: 8:40 AM, and Akrotiri: 9:00 AM • Please be at the meeting point on time because the bus cannot stop and wait


4 - 8 hours
  • Santorini

  • 30 minutes
  • Nea Kameni (free time)

  • Santorini Volcano (hiking)

    • Optional
  • Palea Kameni (swimming, hot spring)

  • 30 minutes
  • Thirassia (free time, swimming)

  • 30 minutes
  • Oia

    • Optional
  • 30 minutes
  • Santorini

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Peer into the crater of an active volcano
  • Swim in volcanic sulfur waters
  • Explore the the city of Thirassia on your own
  • Experience a spectacular sunset in Oia
Full description
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.
  • Round-trip bus transfer from your hotel area (if option selected)
  • Audio commentary on the boat
  • Stop at Volcano, Hot springs and Thirassia island
  • Bar on the boat
  • Free time and sunset at Oia village (if option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Volcano Entrance Fees (5€)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility limitation
  • For the hike on the volcano you need to bring walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat
  • If you book the option with the sunset at Oia please note that after getting back to the port you will be transferred by bus to Oia
  • Santorini Port is currently under construction: this may delay the departure
  • During summer the boat is usually crowded but there is a seat for every passenger
  • At hot springs, non-confident swimmers can stay on the boat. Please note that the boat is equipped with life jackets that are only provided in case of emergency
  • The Oia Sunset option does not run in October, November, or April because the sunset is earlier so there is not enough time
  • Due to Port Authorities Restrictions, the stop at the hot springs is limited to 30 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 2527 reviews

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Lovely boat trip - nice to see the villages from the sea - the volcano was interesting but quite a climb for those who aren’t used to hill walking so definitely take a bottle of water - unfortunately we couldn’t do the stop at the hot springs which is what I was really looking forward to because the sea became very choppy although we did pop into the cove for a quick look but I’m sure the captain had his reasons as to why we didn’t stop - this made our stay at the next island longer so we just found a wall to sit in and watched - nice day out but disappointed we couldn’t swim to the hot springs so be careful of the weather when you book but definitely worth the money

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October 13, 2021

The boat was great and nice to have a bar to buy a drink. Volcano walk is hard if you are an older person (like me) but it had to be done. Swimming in the hot springs was great in fact the whole day was amazing. I would highly recommend it. Great value for money.

October 12, 2021

We had a wonderful day with a really super nice team! The walk on the volcanic island, the bathing in the hot spring and the time spent on the island of Thirassia, as well as the whole cruise were very beautiful experiences. Be careful, however: swimming in the hot spring is only recommended for swimmers who get by in deep water; Indeed, you must first swim for about 30m from the boat, in relatively cool water, which can be somewhat rough and 10m deep before arriving at the hot spring where you can walk. But the experience is worth the effort! And the crew provides "fries" which help to float

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October 6, 2021

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