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Santorini Caldera Boat Cruise
Activities in Santorini

Santorini Caldera Boat Cruise

6.80 / 10
102 reviews | 865 travellers
The excursion is worth it, especially being able to visit the volcanic area in Nea Kameni and listen to the explanations of the guide. I would like to point out that the information found on the Civitatis website is not exact. There it is mentioned that "In the port of Thirasia you will also have the possibility of continuing the journey through the Aegean to the port of Armeni" and it is not like that. The journey ends at the port of Thira and you are taken to Oía by bus.
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US$ 47.90
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Spend an unforgettable day cruising around Santorini's beautiful Caldera. Explore the volcano, swim in hot springs and watch the magical sunset from picturesque Oia.

Sailing into the sunset off the coast of Santorini
Spectacular sunset views from Santorini
Sunset over Santorini Caldera
Sunset in Oia, in the north of Santorini

Santorini Caldera Boat Cruise Itinerary

Having been picked up from your nearest meeting point, you'll be taken straight to Athinios port, located on the west coast of Santorini island.

Once you've made yourself comfortable on board the boat, you'll set sail across Santorini Caldera. This part of the Aegean Sea, formed by a volcanic eruption many thousands of years ago, is full of incredible surprises. After a 20-minute cruise, you'll reach the first of many: the uninhabited island of Nea Kameni.

Disembarking on Nea Kameni, you'll set off on a short hiking route of around 30 minutes up to the volcano crater. From the heights of this vantage point, you'll enjoy incomparable panoramic views over the Aegean Sea and surrounding islands, one of which will be the next stop on your boat trip. Sail over to the neighbouring island of Palea Kameni, where you'll have the opportunity to bathe in the crystal-clear waters of the Hot Springs: a truly relaxing experience!

Having enjoyed your time in Palea Kameni, you'll be taken to Thirassia Island, the largest in the Santorini Caldera. Here, you'll have two hours of free time to explore the isle at your own pace: swim in the sparkling sea, indulge in a delicious lunch at a traditional Greek restaurant, or stroll through the picturesque village.

Then in the evening, we'll head back to the Thirasia port. Here you'll have the option to head back to the Athinios port, form where we'll take you back to the chosen pick up point between 6 and 7 pm. At the Thirasia port you'll also have the opportunity to continue,  sailing to the Armeni port. From here you can climb the 300 stairs that take you to the city of Oia - or if you prefer you can also choose the option to book transportation to take you up!

In Oia you'll enjoy one of Greece's most beautiful sunsets - undoubtedly the cherry on the cake! The return transfer then is paid for seperately.

Entry to Nea Kameni

To climb to the top of Nea Kamei, a payment of €2.50 is required.

Pick Up

The cruise includes pick up between 8:20 and 9:10, in various points around Santorini. You can see the different places on the island with pick up by clicking on the following link:

Pick up points in Santorini

When making your reservation you should choose one of the points on the list.

Who Can Participate

Although this activity is suitable for all ages, for the climb of Nea Kameni, please take into account that good physical condition is required.

But guests who do not wish to climb to the Nea Kameni crater can stay on the boat during the climb.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 12 years old Children under 2 years old
Boat trip
US$ 47.90
US$ 23.90
Free
Boat trip + Transport to Oia
US$ 55.10
US$ 27.50
Free

Boat trip

  • Adults

    US$ 47.90
  • Children between 2 and 12 years old

    US$ 23.90
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

Boat trip + Transport to Oia

  • Adults

    US$ 55.10
  • Children between 2 and 12 years old

    US$ 27.50
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

8 - 9 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

Transport between the meeting point and Athinios port, and between Oia port and the meeting point.

Boat tour of Santorini Caldera.

English speaking guide.

Transportation to Oia (depending on chosen tour)

Not included

Food.

Entry to Volcano ( 2.50 (US$ 3) per person).

Transport back to hotel from Oia.

When to book?

You can book up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What is the maximum capacity of the boats?

    A - The boats have a maximum capacity of 150 people.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

from
US$ 47.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.