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Santorini Volcano & Thirassia Half Day Cruise

4.5
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6 hrs
Guided tour
Transfers included

Sail across the azure waves of Santorini’s caldera (flooded crater) to visit the iconic volcano and climb to its crater. Afterwards, indulge yourself with a dip in the hot springs and explore the quaint village of Thirassia island on this 6-hour cruise.

highlights

  • Explore at leisure the volcanic crater, and take a dip in thermal waters.

  • Revel in the old-time charm of the Thirassia village.

  • Sample authentic and delicious Santorinian cuisine at the village.

  • Upgrade to transfers for a convenient to and fro from your hotel.

inclusions

  • All fees & taxes

  • Pick up and drop off with air-conditioned bus/coach (optional)

  • Expert English, Spanish, French, and Italian speaking guide

exclusions

  • Cable Car fee: 6€ /per person (for those who have not chosen transfers)

  • Volcano entrance fee: 2.5€ /per person

  • Any private expenses

  • Food and drinks

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

As you board the sightseeing boat and start towards Nea Kameni for the first stop at the volcano, you will get the chance to take in the hulking, multi-hued cliffs of Santorini. Once you reach there, you can enjoy a hike up to the volcanic crater with your expert guide (2.5€ entrance fee per person). Make most of the 1.5 hrs here to take Instagrammable snaps of the vista spread out beneath you, and learn the interesting history of the volcano from your guide.

The next stop is at the famed thermal waters, where the boat will be anchored for 30 minutes, within 30 meters of Agios Nicholaos beach’s shallow waters. Mixed with mud and full of iron, sulfur, and other metals originating from the volcano, the waters are a blessing for skin and physical ailments like rheumatism and arthritis. Enjoy a healing soak here, before moving on to the final stop - the island of Thirassia. (Note - It is essential that you swim extremely well in order to reach the Agios Nicholaos’ beach.)

For two hours, you can explore Thirassia, a miniature version of Santorini from years ago. Only 9 sq km in size and with around 300 permanent residents, the village has retained its traditional roots and is untouched by the modern lifestyle. Taste authentic Santorinian cuisine and walk around the capital - the main village of Manolas - from where you can get spectacular views of Santorini. The tour will conclude at the old port of Fira, with those who have selected transfers being dropped off at their respective hotels.

know before you go

Ticket Information

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • Cruise Ticket

  • Cruise Ticket with Transfers

COVID Safety Information

  • All areas that customers frequently touch are sanitized.

  • Guests may/may not be subject to temperature checks beforehand.

  • All guests are recommended to bring along face masks for safety.

  • It is recommended to maintain social distancing with other guests (2 meters apart).

  • Regularly sanitize your hands. Sanitizers are available upon request.

  • All passengers are required to fill in a pre-embarkation form, in accordance with Greece’s Covid measures. The form will be sent to you after the booking; please present it to the crew when you embark.

Timings

For Cruise

Daily at 10:30 AM

For Cruise with Transfers

Daily at 9:45 AM

Important Information

  • Due to uneven surfaces, the tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or those who use wheelchairs and strollers.

  • Photography is allowed on this tour.

  • You can bring a guide dog on this tour.

Discounted Tickets

Infants aged 4 and under can go free. Children aged 5-11 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your local guide.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to avoid delays.

Meeting Point

For Cruise

  • Meet your tour guide at the Old Port of Fira – Gialos.

  • Address: 847 00, Greece.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point.

Getting There

The port is only accessible by either of the following:

  • Cable car (most common way, takes only 3 minutes to go down)

  • On foot (587 steps)

  • Ride a local donkey

Note - You need to pay 6€ more each way, either for the cable car or the donkey ride.

For Cruise with Transfers

  • The cruise will depart from Athinios Port.

  • This option includes pick-up and drop offs.

  • The pick up location will vary depending on your hotel. In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • You will be informed of the exact time and location after your booking.

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date and time selected during the checkout.

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