- Duration: Approx. 5 hours
- Available in: English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Greek
- You will be picked up at a pre-designated place.
- You need comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen protection.
- Price varies according the boat you choose.
Santorini is a magnificent island with incomparable beauty. Although it is a small island, its history is long and important. There are many ways to discover this island; walk in villages, visit archaeological sites, taste the local wine and products, photograph the most famous sunset, and many more.
However, there is a different way to get a feeling of Santorini from another perspective. Go on a boat tour inside the caldera.
There are different tours that cater for all tastes.
Here you have the choice of booking your private traditional boat (minimum 6 people) and the tour starts at the marina of Vlychada beach. The itinerary is to pass from the red and white beaches, (there is a stop at sea for a swim) and go past the lighthouse as you approach the hot springs. You enjoy a 20-minute swim in the warm water before you head back. There is local meze (local hors d’oevres) served with wine prepared by the crew which you enjoy on board.
You can also book a catamaran for your private tour, which also leaves from Vlychada beach. The itinerary is the same and there is lunch served on board.
Another tour starts at the new port and goes straight to the small island of Nea Kameni or the “volcano” as the locals call it. You walk for about an hour and a half around the crater; you see the variety of colors of the rocks and also smell the sulfur. Then make a stop at the hot springs for a quick swim before heading back.
Of course if you stay for the night and want to get a real sense of what a perfect sunset is like, then you should choose the afternoon boat tour which sails inside the caldera, where you see the sun go down while you sip some local wine. Just magical! This option can be either private with a traditional boat or catamaran, or you can be part of a larger group.
You have the opportunity to see the villages on the rim of the precipice by looking up as the different layers of the volcanic rocks unfold in front of you. It is like a perfect painting blessed by the hand of God.
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