Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

From $47.98 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek
Pickup included
Pickup from near your hotel. You will receive a separate email/call from the local tour operator with the exact point and time one day before. Approximate pickup times: Oia: 8:25AM, Imerovigli: 8:35AM, Firostefani: 8:40 AM, Fira: 8:50 AM, Kamari: 8:40AM, Perissa: 8:40AM, Akrotiri: 9:00AM.

Experience

Itinerary
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
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. 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.
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
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers 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 buses to Oia
  • Pick-up is done from central meeting point near your hotel and begins approximately 60-90 minutes before the cruise departure. You will receive an email with details one day before the cruise
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1676 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
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Great tour to go on if you want to see the other islands off Santorini. Transport picks you up near your hotel and takes you to the port. A short sail will take you to the volcano, where there is a bit of a trek to get up to the dormant crater. Then off to the hot springs, water was a little chilly during October. Lastly is a trip to Thirasia, where you can have lunch and explore the island. Before disembarking, the boat sails along the inside coastline from Oìa to the port.

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October 21, 2020

I can only recommend 1000%. We were picked up on time and had booked the tour in English as German was not offered. However, that didn't matter because the guide was great. The tour started at the new port, then on to the old port, then to the volcano island. Here we could climb the volcano and were even lucky enough to see hot steam. Here, too, our guide explained everything. Then we drove to the smaller volcano island and could jump from the boat into the water. After about 50 meters we were able to swim in the warm volcanic water, which was a unique experience. Then we went to the neighboring island of Thirasia. Those who are good on foot here can walk the long way up and enjoy the view. There is a small restaurant upstairs. Then after the descent we drove a long lap on the coast from Oia to Fira. There are drinks and music on the ship. Despite Corona, there is enough space on board.

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October 11, 2020

The guide was very informative and friendly, we had a last minute booking and they still managed to pick us up in the hotel. The views are incredible and we had a great time. My only recommendation would be to give a bit more time to swim in the hot springs, 30 minutes is too short.

October 5, 2020

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