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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

From US$ 29.66 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 3 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, 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.


1 - 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
  • 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
  • Bar on the boat
  • Free time and sunset at Oia village (if option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Volcano Entrance Fees (5€)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
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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Prepare for the activity

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

  • Towel
  • Sun hat
  • 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 2582 reviews

Review summary

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hello, great DADA guide with explanations in English and French !! Even at the beginning of November, under a great sun and a water temperature that has dropped a lot, the bathing in the hot spring was felt well with 5 to 6 degrees more ... we have had a very pleasant day. Thank you for this great organization! Goodbye.

November 4, 2021

Overall the experience is worth the money and a fantastic day out. Transfer was brilliant even if you aren’t staying in a hotel, they will pick you up as close as possible to where you’re staying. Upon arrival it can be overwhelming and confusing what is happening, when you’ve located the right boats and tour guides you have to be checked off a list if you haven’t printed tickets, also ensure you have a covid pass ready. There was an option of two boats, choose the smaller boat (trust me), this was so chilled and pleasant. After the volcano, it was tricky to locate our boat due to numerous boats, some of the boat crew were also quite impatient and did call some travellers “animals” which was rude. Don’t let this put you off, but just make sure you know the boat you’re on (name of captain/tour guide) and our boat crew were amazing. The volcano, the hot springs and the stop in Thirasia was amazing, go to captain Jack’s for lunch! Despite the hiccups it’s a fantastic trip and is worth it!

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October 28, 2021

Communication is very good before departure, easy to arrange where to meet. Everything was very punctual, the Dada guide was VERY good, as it was low season he only spoke English and French but one thing or another we couldn't understand he explained it to us in Portuguese and everything was great he wasn't one of those boring guides who speak the trip whole, I even dozed off on one of the kkkkkk paths. The only thing is that the water is not a hot thermal type. It's barely cooler than regular sea water so don't be fooled! Another one about the island of thira the tip is to choose and eat fast if you want to go up to the city. The climb is extremely big, steep and tiring I myself doing exercises daily I couldn't stand going up and if you want to hang on, you must have lunch very fast, otherwise there won't be time to go up and down. The ascent to the volcano is super calm and we did Hawaiians calmly. Overall it's really worth it, I recommend it!

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October 24, 2021

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