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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

1. Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

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.

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Santorini: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

2. Santorini: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

Start your unique Mediterranean experience with a convenient, pick-up service from your hotel on the island of Santorini. At the agreed pick-up time, your friendly driver/guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel. Your pick-up time will depend on whether you choose the day cruise, or the sunset cruise. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will head off to the port. On the day cruise, you will enjoy a wonderful and relaxing way to sail along Santorini as you admire the unique beauty of Caldera onboard a traditional wooden boat. Start by sailing along the beautiful coastline and take a dip at the Red Beach, admire the black and red rocky background, the White Beach, and the big Light House. Be enchanted by the imposing beauty of the Volcano, one of the most famous sceneries in the world. Swim at the Hot Springs, and immerse yourself in the warm volcanic waters that possess therapeutic properties. Next, sail to Thirassia Island where you can enjoy a swim and meal. After lunch, continue on your route to Ammoudi bay for disembarkation. For those who select the Sunset Cruise, your tour starts from the old port of Ammoudi, where you will set sail to Thirassia island and continue on to Palea Kameni for a therapeutic dip in the Hot Springs with views of the stunning Volcano. Cruising south, you will see the Light House, the Black Rock of the Indian, the White Beach and the Red Beach as you enjoy the best sunset of the Mediterranean before entering the port of Vlychada. 

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Santorini: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

3. Santorini: Premium Catamaran Cruise with Fresh BBQ & Drinks

Climb aboard the 74-foot Ocean Voyager or the 80-foot Tahiti catamaran for a 5-hour cruise around Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Set off on a journey of discovery that will first take you to the hot springs, then the Red Beach and finally the White Beach. Swim and snorkel and tuck into a delicious meal onboard. Start your adventure at the Ammoudi Port of Oia or at your hotel, if you upgrade to include a hotel pickup and drop-off service, and set sail for beautiful Red Beach to swim and snorkel for 30 minutes. Continue to a secluded White Beach, only accessible from the sea, for more swimming and snorkeling in the shadow of the towering white cliffs. Onboard the catamaran, savor a barbecue supper of salads and grilled meat and veggie options. Continue sailing inside the crescent-shaped Caldera, close to the volcano, and enjoy a final dip in the Hot Springs, before sailing back to Oia as the day ends with a spectacular sunset.

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Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise

4. Santorini Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then drive to Athinios Port to board a boat. Cruise to the island of Nea Kameni and get the chance to climb to the top of the volcano. Continue to Palia Kameni to dive and swim in the hot springs created by the underwater powers of the volcano. Sail above the underwater craters to Thirasia Island, and anchor close to the shore to relax over a dinner buffet of pork rolls, chicken rolls, rice and baked potatoes, along with Greek salad, tzatziki, bread and seasonal fruit, all served with local wine. Set sail as the sun begins to sink into the sea and experience the true romance of Santorini from the water.

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Santorini: 2-Day Volcanic Cruise & Bus Tour Combo

5. Santorini: 2-Day Volcanic Cruise & Bus Tour Combo

Explore the highlights of the volcanic island of Santorini (Thira) in just two days with the two best selling tours on the island. Visit the three islands of the caldera on the Volcanic Islands Cruise on the first day, then join the most popular sightseeing bus tour on the second day. Start your first day by setting sail for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. Once there, walk an ascending path to the crater of the still active volcano to enjoy incredible sights for 1.5 hours. Return to the boat to sail to the second lava islet, Palea Kameni. Jump off the boat and dive in the islet's hot springs, with green sulfur waters and warm therapeutic mud. The last stop of the day is the traditional island of Thirassia for 1.5 hours of free time. On your second day, take a bus tour around the entire island. Make a photo stop at Akrotiri and Red Beach. Walk in the Emborio village, swim at the Perissa beach, and taste local wine at an awarded winery. Marvel at the views from the Profitis Ilias mountain top. Experience the famous sunset hour in Oia Village.

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1-Day Boat Trip: Santorini Volcano, Thirassia & Oia Sunset

6. 1-Day Boat Trip: Santorini Volcano, Thirassia & Oia Sunset

Take the bus from your hotel to the port of Athinios. Then climb aboard the boat and start your journey. First visit the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Follow a bumpy trail to an active volcano crater. Then continue your journey to the island of Palea Kameni. The boat will take you within 50 meters of the thermal springs. Swim, splash or relax in the green sulfurous water. Discover the island of Thirasia, once part of Santorini before a volcanic eruption. On the beach you can swim, eat or explore the old village of Manola with its spiral staircases and quaint houses. Find somewhere to enjoy a snack or take a swim on the island's beach. Leaving Thirasia Island, King Thiras will sail under Oia on the way back to Athinios Port, where you can snap some wonderful photos of the cliffs and the breathtaking scenery. The tour continues with a bus transfer to Oia Village for the sunset. The tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset. You will gather at the pickup point in Oia where the bus will be waiting to take you back to the meeting point.

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Santorini: Full-Day Motorboat Rental

7. Santorini: Full-Day Motorboat Rental

Rent a brand-new motorboat in Santorini. Avoid crowded boat trips and enjoy Santorini island at your own pace with a full-day rental. Explore the Santorini caldera with panoramic views of Thirassia, Nea Kameni, and Palea Kameni islands. The boat comes fully equipped with life jackets, safety gear, and a GPS plotter. There’s no need to worry if you are a beginner, as the boat doesn't require a license to operate it. The local partner staff will provide you with a full safety briefing before you head out on the water. You will also be provided a map with recommended routes, so you don’t miss any of the sights.   The boat can accommodate up to 6 people — perfect for groups, families, and couples. As an added perk, a mask and snorkel are available upon request.

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Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

8. Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

Explore Santorini in a day by bus and boat. Your first stop is the 16th-century monastery of the Prophet Elias, located 550 meters above sea level at the highest point of the island. Enjoy breathtaking views across the whole island. The next destination is Pyrgos, the highest village on Santorini, known for its architecture typical of the Cyclades. See Byzantine churches and a Venetian fortress and experience a picturesque view. At Athinios board your boat the 'King Thiras' and ride to the Nea Kameni Volcano. Follow a bumpy trail to an active volcano crater. Back aboard the boat continue your journey and land on the island of Palea Kameni. The boat will take you within 50 meters of the thermal springs. Swim, splash or relax in the green sulfurous water. Get to know the island of Thirasia, once part of Santorini before a volcanic eruption. On the beach you can swim, eat or explore the old village of Manola, with its spiral staircases and quaint houses. Finally the King Thiras takes you to the port of Ammoudi, just below Ia. Walk the 300 steps to reach Ia and be rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. About half an hour after sunset your bus returns from Ia to the pick-up location.

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Santorini: Private Sunset Cruise with Barbecue and Drinks

9. Santorini: Private Sunset Cruise with Barbecue and Drinks

Get picked up from your doorstep and indulge in a private 5-hour customized cruise around one of Santorini’s most beautiful regions, while savoring a delicious Greek barbecue and drinks along the way. Leaving from the port of Vlychada at 3:30 PM, enjoy a beautiful sunset sailing trip and cruise past the pristine island of Therasia. See the extraordinary red and black volcanic sands of Red Beach, or head over to the more isolated White Beach with its dramatic volcanic cliff face. Go snorkeling, immerse yourself in a natural hot spring, visit the historical village of Oia with its stunning whitewashed houses, or the uninhabited island of Aspronisi. Choose from all these experiences and even more with guidance from the crew.

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Santorini: Private Day Cruise with Barbeque and Drinks

10. Santorini: Private Day Cruise with Barbeque and Drinks

After being picked up from your accommodation, set out from the port of Vlychada at 10:30 am for a five hour cruise around Santorini. Admire the varied landscape of an island that was shaped by a massive volcanic eruption centuries ago, leaving rugged cliffs that drop down into an underwater caldera. Choose where you cruise based on the suggestions of your crew and your personal preferences.  Check out the famous Red Beach, known for its striking red and black volcanic sand. Or if you're looking for a more isolated spot, cruise to White Beach, which is backed by the stark white cliffs that give it its name and free of facilities, making for less tourists. Stop off at the Santorini hot springs on the island of Nea Kameni where you can also check out the central crater of the Santorini volcano. Take a stroll through the picturesque town of Oia, admiring the classic whitewashed houses and stunning views of the caldera. Whichever stops you choose to make are bound to impress you with the unique beauty and flavor of Santorini.   On your way back, sail along the nearby island of Therasia. Enjoy a delicious barbeque meal onboard accompanied by unlimited drinks. Arrive back in the port of Vlychada and get transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Thirassia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5,090 reviews

Hot springs visit was very short but the trip overall was amazing. Bring water!

Perfect, apart from the two passengers who have vanished during the trip

Friendly crew and excellent service. Enjoyed the tour.

an excellent guide and landscapes worthy of a postcard

Extraordinary landscapes. Another look at Santorini.