The bus picked us up in Fira at 10:45am for this all-day tour. We rode to the new port and boarded the ship with our fellow tourists, lots of couples on a romantic holiday. From the port, we headed out to Nea Kameni, the active volcano in the center of the caldera. It costs one
Euro to climb the volcano -- bring comfortable shoes. We hiked up to the top, walked around for good views, and walked back down to the boat, all in about an hour.
From Nea Kameni, we sailed to Palia Kameni and the hot springs. I jumped off the ship and into the refreshing water and swam towards the white church and rusty water. The water at the springs is warm, but take care; it will stain your swimsuit a bit, so try to clean up a bit as you swim back to the boat.
After that refreshing dip, we sailed on the Thirasia, or "Little Thira". You can stay in-port for lunch and a swim, walk up the steps to the town of Manolas, or ride donkeys up for four euros. Since my friend had never ridden a donkey, that's what we did! Always a blast, we raced up the steps and were dropped off at the top, right in front of the Panorama Restaurant. We had a lovely local lunch and a fabulous view back to Fira, where the fog clung to the cliffs and poured over the edge of the island. Of course, we had to walk back down all those steps.
From Thirasia, we sailed on to Oia, where the people staying on board for the Sunset Cruise were dropped off in the port, and we sailed on to the New Port and bussed it back to Fira in time for our own view of the sunset.
It was a great way to spend the day and see the other parts of Santorini. Remember, this trip does take all day, so don't try to plan too much before or after it. Soak in the sun and enjoy beautiful Santorini!
Our Buses will meet you at your hotel. You will be by the Athinios port at
11:00AM to start the boat tour.|
Santorini cruises include a visit to the quaint port of Nea Kammeni and
the volcano, where the waters are green and sulphurous. From there, you
will be guided to the rim of the volcano’s crater to admire the scenery
while standing on the hot, rugged rock. In several places, sulphurous
smoke is also emitted. All participants must wear sturdy and comfortable
walking shoes, as well as a hat and sunscreen to protect them from the
Next, our cruise takes us to the hot springs, where you can bathe in the
warm volcanic waters.
Our cruise passes by the isle of Thirassia by 1:30PM, the second largest
island in the Caldera cluster, which came into existence after
separating from the main mass of Santorini Island during the eruption of
the volcano in the 17 th century BC. From the decks of our sailing
boats, you are offered a magnificent view and photo opportunity of
picturesque Oia, and the small ports of Armeni and Amoudi, which are
situated on the northern tip of the island.
We will stop at Tirasia Island for 1:30 Minutes for any body that like
to have lunch at a water front restaurant ( LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDE IN THIS
Finally, after Thirasia, we will go to Oia smal port Armeni where any
one that like to go up the Village can clime some steps, and go all the
our Buses will come to meet you in Oia Vilage at 8:30PM to drive you
back to your hotel.
For any body that don't like to go up to Oia Vilage, can take the boat
back to the Athinios Port and our buses will be there to drive them back
to the hotel.