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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Activity provider: Santorini Tours
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From US$ 27.46 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

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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

4.2 /5

based on 2757 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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Great trip with activities for the whole day. I thought it woukd be self guided but our guide actually provided a short summary at every stop which was helpful. Did the oia sunset as well which was spectacular and gave time to grab dinner in the village. pick up and drop off was on time too

May 13, 2022

The boat was nice and the tour was good. Tour guide was knowledgeable. The volcano hike costs another 5 euro on top of the price which I was not aware of. Luckily we had cash on hand. Seems like they should just include that in the price. The hot springs were very neat, but to get to them you have to jump or climb a ladder off the boat and swim. It was fine for me but several people did not do it. Not sure if there is a better way to help people to the hot springs but beware of that if you’re not a strong swimmer or if you just don’t want to tackle the ocean current to get to the springs. Next time I might upgrade to the food option since the trip was tiring. I was happy to have snacks. Overall the tour was good but I could definitely see some areas for improvement. It is a boat ride and a few minutes of a guide info session. Plus they could have included the extra cost of the hike in the price and found a way to accommodate people to swim - life jackets?

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May 10, 2022

It was a good trip overall and we enjoyed the day. We did not realise out entry to the volcanic island for the hike to the top was not included in the price of the activity. It was only €5 each but for the price of the trip it would have been good if this was not an extra cost.

May 9, 2022

Product ID: 134943