– Santorini Volcano Tours – Boat Tour –
Duration 2 hours approximately
The shortest and the cheapest way to visit the Volcano in Santorini starts from the old port in Fira at 11.45 with final destination of Nea Kameni.10 minutes are sufficient to reach the volcano.
You have 1hour and 15minutes to walk and visit the active craters. There is a path that reaches the top where you will see smoke coming from the craters and smell strongly the sulfer. To walk the path it will take about 20-30 minutes per way and then return to the port where the boat will be waiting for you. Finally the boat returns to the old port of Fira at 14.00 where it started the trip.
The excursion is available during the high season.
Santorini Volcano and Hot Springs Tour
Duration 3 hours approximately
A good choice for someone to visit the volcano tour of Santorini,without spending enough time and money is the following tour.
The boat departs daily from the old port of Fira at 11.00 in the morning.After a 10-minute short trip, the boat arrives at the port of Erinia which is the name of the small bay of the active volcano. The ship will remain there for 1 hour and 15 minutes and if you want,you can follow the small path to reach the top where the active craters are located. There you can take pictures,see the rocks still smoking and where it strongly smells brimstone.
After your return back to the ship,we depart for the island of Palaia Kameni where the hot springs are located , the famous natural mud baths, which have been created after the volcanic eruptions. In the small bay of St.Nickolas,the water temperature varies from 30 to 35 degrees Celcius , as it constantly mixes with the normal seawater.
The ship remains here about 30 minutes and you have the opportunity for swimming.It’s quite a time since there is no beach but you should climb down the stairs of the boat.You have to swim about 30 meters until the interior of the small bay of the Hot Springs.After the swimming at the thermal waters,the boat returns back to the same port at 14.00.
The above excursion is repeated at 14.00-17.00 only at the high season.
The tour is available throughout the season.
Duration 6 hours approximately
A tour to the islands of caldera with low cost is our trip with a traditional boat that departs from the old port in Fira at 10:45 with destination the Volcano tour , a distance of just 10 minutes from the bay of Fira.
Your stay there is for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. To walk up to the volcano to meet the active craters is about 20 minutes through a walkable path.It is worth to reach the top because when you arrive there,if you scratch the surface you will see steam coming out , smell the sulfur and also take pictures.
After the visit of Nea Kameni,the boat continues to the island of Palaia Kameni where the Hot Springs are located. The boat anchors a few meters outside the small bay of Agios Nikolaos,it lowers down a ladder in the water and from there you can swim a distance of about 30 meters to get to the famous mud baths of Palaia Kameni for which are believed to have beneficial abilities for the skin and other diseases. The water temperature is 30-35 degrees but it constantly mixes with seawater. The boat remains here for about 30 minutes for swimming.It’s quite a time since there is no beach on the small island where you can stay for a while.
In continuation of the tour,the boat sails to the island of Thirassia. You have 2 hours free time to swim in the crystal waters of Korfos or eating in traditional taverns with different dishes of the island.You can go on foot or by donkeys in the village of Manolas, which is very picturesque with narrow streets and nice view to Santorini and worth a visit.After the 2 hour pleasant break on the island of Thirassia,we start to return back to the old port sailing near the volcanic cliffs of Oia to take pictures of the unique scenery .
The disembarkation is at 16.15 in the picturesque old port of Fira.
The tour is available from April to October.
Santorini Sunset Romantic Boat Tour
Duration 5 hours approximately
A peaceful romantic trip with the essence of a cruise to be unforgettable is the below excursion. It departs from the old port of Fira at 15:30 with a wooden sailling boat.
After a short trip of 10 minutes it reaches the small port of Nea Kameni , where the active volcano is. Your time there is for about 1 hour and 15 minutes where you can walk up and visit this wild landscape with the different volcanic rocks and the active craters of the volcano tour , where there is still smoke coming out and keenly smells sulfur.
To continue , the boat will depart for the island of Palaia Kameni , where the hot springs are located. Inside the small bay of Agios Nikolaos the water temperature is 30-35 degrees Celcious but it constantly mixes with seawater. The boat stays for about 30 minutes , enough time since there is no beach , but you have to climb down a ladder of the boat into the sea and swim a distance of about 30 meters to the interior of the small bay , where the mud baths are.
After swimming at the hot springs the boat will start a sail around the caldera where you can take magnificent pictures of the landscape and the houses that literally hang on the edge of the cliff , in compination with the beautiful colours of the sunset. On a wooden boat with sails , listening to nice music and enjoying a glass of local wine.
After the sunset the boat returns back to the old port of Fira.
The tour is available from May until September .