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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
Likely to sell out Booked 66 times yesterday

From US$ 26.83 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 66 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.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, 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
  • Free time and sunset at Oia village (if option selected)
  • 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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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 3376 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 tour was not well organized . There was no direction on what boat to board…. Once on board the crew was fantastic ….. then back on bus to see sunset in Oia…. The driver was horribly rude and again no direction… the driver so very rude and he must realized how exhausted people are…. The bus driver was very rude….don’t know what else to say over all a great excursion the driver of bus ruined the day.

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August 11, 2022

There are lots of people on the boat, I feel like I am on a public ferry but it’s what I am expected for the price I am paying. If you would like to relax on a boat at the Aegean Sea, this is definitely not the tour. This is more like island hoping tour. The volcano hike was good, not too hard for my 8 years old.

August 11, 2022

A great experience! Transportation to and from the hotels to the port is hectic and frankly, scary but it is convenient not to have to find your own transportation. Day starts with a hike to the volcano. View is great and hike is a little challenging. You have about 1.5 hours, which is an appropriate amount of time. The hot springs is next, which definitely isn’t hot, but more like bath water. We were surprised to find you had to jump off the boat and swim to the springs. It was worth it though! You pretty much have enough time to jump off the boat, swim to the springs for a little, then swim back. Finally the last stop is the cutest little town and you’re there for 2+ hours. I recommend walking around the little island to see your options since you have plenty of time. (We didn’t go to the top). Last, we sailed back where they offered happy hour and discount drinks with music. We chose NOT to do Oia and were glad. We were very salty from the swim and would have been uncomfortable!

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August 9, 2022

Product ID: 134943