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Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

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63 reviews

Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

Activity provider: Cretanholidays
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From US$ 55.92 per person

Discover Santorini in a day by bus and boat. Explore the island center at the highest point of Santorini, enjoy the view, visit the volcanic island of Nea Kameni and see the sunset in Ia.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up from central meeting points. You will receive an email from the supplier with the pickup location and pick up time.


  • Visit the monastery of the Prophet Elias at the highest point of the island
  • Explore the traditional and charming village of Pyrgos
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset over the white houses of Ia
  • Swim at various locations including the island of Thirasia
Full description
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 old village of Manola, with its spiral staircases and quaint houses. Finally the King Thiras takes you to the port of Ammoudi, just below Ia. Walk the 300 steps to reach Ia and be rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. About half an hour after sunset your bus returns from Ia to the pick-up location.
  • Bus transfer
  • Pick-up and drop off for selected hotels in Fira, Imerovigli, Kamari, Ia or Perissa
  • Entry price
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 63 reviews

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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 :)

August 8, 2021

This tour is a good option for those who want to visit a lot of places in 1 day , and make efficient use of the time. It involves quite a lot of walking. Bring a swimming suit (and a towel?) because you have several opportunities to swim. Climbing the Volcano on Nea Kameni is a special experience. The pickup with the bus was on time, and all ground transportation was organized perfectly. I was not as satisfied with the boat part - it was very crowded with people from other tours joining as well. The ship has only a few seating places in the shade. But it does get you to great spots you could not get to otherwise.

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October 7, 2019


They picked us up at the agreed place at the agreed time. The visit to the city by bus was a little short and running to catch the boat. The boat ride was quite pleasant. The walk through the caldera was a little rough due to the intense heat. We can swim in the hot springs (too hot for me), but an experience not to be missed. Too many people watching Oiã's sunset as you would expect in August. We really enjoyed the experience.

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August 12, 2019

Product ID: 70671