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Santorini Caldera Boat Cruise
Activities in Santorini

Santorini Caldera Boat Cruise

  • English English
  • 8 - 9h
  • Hotel pick up

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.

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 contract the services of a donkey-taxi 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 not inlcuded.

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.

More Information

Duration

8 - 9h.

Language English

The tour is exclusively 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.

Not included

Lunch.

Entrance to the Volcano (2.50 EUR per person approx.).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Santorini local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

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

US$ 41.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.