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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Activity provider: Santorini Tours

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Activity provider: Santorini Tours
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From US$ 27.45 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
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Duration 3 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Italian, Greek
Pickup optional
Pickup takes place from a centralized 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 make sure to be at the meeting point on time.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. Enjoy some free time on each island, enjoy the fantastic views and charming atmospheres of typical Greek countryside.

Set sail from Athinios and enjoy live commentary on board throughout the journey. First stop at Nea Kameni where you can take the path to the crater of the active volcano as you enjoy free time to explore the island. Next, head to Palea Kameni, and swim in the volcanic hot springs. Return to the boat for a short sail to Thirassia, where you’ll have free time to explore this charming village. Then, 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. 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.

Includes
  • 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
  • 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

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Date

Meeting point

Santorini Old Harbor. You can take the cable car from Fira to the Old Port. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity begins. You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

4.3 /5

based on 2995 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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THE HOT SPRINGS WILL TURN YOUR CLOTHES ORANGE! We were not prepared for this and had white swimsuit coverups that are now stained orange. Other then being unaware of that fact, it was a great experience to learn about the history of Santorini and see all that the islands have to offer. Do not bother booking it with the Oia sunset, just get yourself a bus ticket and do it on your own. Booking the Oia sunset portion was basically just a way overpriced bus ticket. There was no instruction on where to watch the sunset or a private space or anything.

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June 25, 2022

The guides were VERY knowledgeable. Through out our tour, our guide was able to give information in four different languages. At the volcano stop, Spirros gave information about the volcano, Santorini, and history of Greece. We wished we had a little more time there. At the hotsprings jump, Spirros and the crew made sure everyone was safe and monitoring the water. They gave out a pool noodle for those who felt they were not strong enough to swim. We had ample time at the last stop. We were able to hike up the 500 steps and sit down for lunch. On the way back to port, Spirros and the crew sailed all the island of Santorini so that we could see it from the water. AMAZING!

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June 24, 2022

Pick up as arranged and a very smooth trip well organised. However on the return journey some people had not been dropped off at their point (although I would have raised this as we drove through the town ) The 8 of us near Oia were put into 2 cars and driven back by the bus crew but 4 other people were told to get the local bus.

June 23, 2022

Product ID: 134943