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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

From $46.93 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
Mobile ticketing
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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 2378 reviews

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El crucero, en general, es genial. Hay puntos de recogida que te acercan hasta el barco, lo que facilita mucho el desplazamiento. El guía, en nuestro caso Dada, fue muy amable y sus explicaciones muy divertidas y dinámicas. Los acompañantes también tuvieron un trato genial con los pasajeros. La visita te lleva a la Caldera (volcán), a las aguas termales de la Caldera y posteriormente a la isla de Thyrassia (muy poco turística). Los tiempos están muy marcados, pero siempre se deja claro antes de desembarcar. Al final del crucero rodeas la isla donde puedes ver Oía y Fira desde una perspectiva totalmente diferente. Puedes escoger si después del crucero quieres hacer una visita a Oía (nosotros no la hicimos). En general muy recomendable si tu intención es conocer más allá de las playas y las tiendas.

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September 19, 2021

Dada was really good guide. Although it was a hot day, keep that in mind being sun screen and water. The breeze of the boat ride helped out. It's nice you get to jump in the water to cool off. The food was good on the second island at captain jacks. Would recommend to anyone!!!

September 17, 2021

The truth is that I liked the activity but perhaps it is somewhat overcrowded these days. The exceptional guide and perhaps without her it would not have been the same. The problem is that you do not enjoy the same thing with this COVID issue, some of us are vaccinated but still we are still afraid of contracting the virus. It is impossible to keep the proper safety distance, we were always with a mask on the boat but 90% did not wear it (the excuse is that you are outdoors but I think it is not enough).

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September 15, 2021

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