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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Activity provider: NST Santorini Tours

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Activity provider: NST Santorini Tours
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From US$ 25.16 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 40 times yesterday

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.

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Duration 3 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish, 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.


  • 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.

  • Round-trip bus transfer from your hotel area (if option selected)
  • Audio commentary on the boat
  • Stop at Volcano, Hot springs and Thirassia island
  • Free time and sunset at Oia village (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks (available to buy at the onboard bar)
  • 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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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
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. If you take part in the volcano hike, some walking will be on uneven surfaces
  • You may get wet on the boat
  • 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 3898 reviews

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Really handy to have someone else plan all of this! We were welcomed on the boat which does fill up but still leaves enough room for everyone. We climbed the volcano and swam in the hot springs. After we ate along the beach in Therassia. I recommend the sunset in Oia.

September 26, 2022

The tour was very organized they come to pick you up at different points that are most convenient for you. They split you into groups according to the language that you would have chosen. The boat was not overcrowded which was good. The tour guide was professional and they all ensured that everyone was aboard when they left for the next attraction. The tour guide was very well knowledgable and spoke very good english.

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September 26, 2022

9am pick up, 10am boat trip starts, 4pm boat trip ends and 5pm back to initial pick up point. Kinda like a whole day activity. First stop volcano hike which I would say is a moderate intensity hike, 1 hour hike up + back down on rocks and gravels, hiking sandals/shoes would be recommended as it can get slippery. Hike up is definitely worth it when you get to the top with the amazing view. Second stop hot springs for 30 min, could have been longer as time passed so fast once you jump down to the sea from the boat. Note that you must know how to swim in order to experience the hot springs. Do not wear white as the sulphur will stain your clothes! Third stop is a small island of Thirassia. 2 hours where you can choose to eat, swim, or hike up the hill to the village. I personally chose to eat as we were so hungry since nothing was in our tummy since 9am in the morning. On the way back to Santorini port the boat will pass thru the stretch of Santorini for you to enjoy the lovely view!!

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September 24, 2022

Product ID: 134943