Full Day Bus & Boat Tour

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  • 9 Hours Tour
  • 4 Destinations
  • Language - EN, IT, FR, SP, DE, GR

Tour Brief

Embark on an Unforgettable Santorini Adventure!

Welcome to our incredible 9-hour tour that will take you on a journey of a lifetime through the mesmerizing beauty of Santorini. Get ready for a day filled with adventure, relaxation, and discovery as we guide you through the most captivating stops on this picturesque island.

Explore the volcano of Santorini, immerse yourself at the hot springs, explore the charming Thirasia Island and experience the breathtaking sunset in Oia!

Price Includes

  • Tour Escort
  • 3 Destinations
  • Foam Pool Noodles
  • Pick-up & Drop off

Price Excludes

  • Volcano Entrance Fee (5€)
  • Towels

What to Expect

Sail across the magnificent Santorini Caldera, immersing yourself in the rich history of the Volcano. Our 1:30 hour guided tour will take you through the most recent volcanic formation in the Mediterranean Sea.

Dive into the rejuvenating hot springs of Palea Kameni island, indulging in their therapeutic waters for a refreshing 30 minutes. Feel the tension melt away as you embrace the natural wonders that surround you.

Next, we’ll whisk you away to the picturesque Thirasia Island, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore its enchanting beauty for a full 2 hours. Indulge in a delectable Greek traditional lunch at one of the charming taverns nestled in Korfos Bay, or wander through the captivating streets of the main settlement, Manolas.

After the boat tour, a comfortable bus will be waiting to transport you to the mesmerizing village of Oia. Immerse yourself in its unique charm as you enjoy 2-3 hours of free time to wander through the winding streets, soak up the breathtaking views, and witness the magical sunset that has made Oia world-famous.

As your time in Oia comes to a close, hop back on the bus for a relaxed journey back to your original destination. Reflect on the incredible memories you’ve made, carrying the beauty of Santorini in your heart.

 

  • Visit the volcano of Santorini (1 Hour & 30 Minutes)
  • Swim at thermal waters (30 minutes)
  • Visit Thirasia Island (2 Hours)
  • Visit Oia Village (2-3 hours, by bus)

Itinerary

Departure - Athinios Port

  1. Pick-up: Prior to your departure, a bus will be arranged to pick you up from a designated location and transport you to Athinios Port. The pick-up point and time will be communicated to you in advance, ensuring a smooth and convenient start to your journey.

  2. Boarding the Bus: Arrive at the designated pick-up location on time and wait for the bus to arrive. . Please have your tickets readily available for verification.

  3. Journey to Athinios Port: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the comfortable bus ride to Athinios Port. Take in the scenic views along the way and anticipate the exciting experiences that await you at your destination.

  4. Arrival at Athinios Port: Upon arrival at Athinios Port, the bus will park in the designated area. Follow the instructions of the driver or tour representative as you disembark from the bus and gather your belongings.

  5. Ticket Check and Grouping: With your tickets in hand, proceed to the designated check-in area at Athinios Port. Present your tickets to the staff for verification. To enhance communication and provide a personalized experience, participants will be divided into groups based on their chosen language. This grouping ensures effective interaction between the knowledgeable tour escorts and participants throughout the excursion.

  6. Embarkation: After the ticket check and grouping process, follow the instructions of the staff to board the boat. They will guide you to the appropriate area for embarkation.

  7. Welcome and Tour Overview: Once you have boarded the boat, the tour escort or crew members will welcome you on board. They may provide a brief overview of the excursion, highlighting key points of interest and safety instructions. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the vessel and its facilities.

  8. Departure: As the departure time approaches, the boat will set sail from Athinios Port, beginning your journey to explore the wonders of Santorini and its surrounding islands.

Please remember to confirm the specific logistics and instructions, including the grouping by language, with the tour operator or ferry company to ensure accurate information for your particular excursion. Enjoy your journey from the pick-up location to Athinios Port and have a memorable experience exploring the beautiful destinations of Santorini!

Volcano (1 hour & 30 minutes)

  1. Departure: Board the boat and set sail for the volcano. The journey from the old port of Fira to the volcano will take approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Arrival at the Volcano: The boat will stop at one of the two piers near the volcano. Listen to your tour escort, as they will inform you about the specific departure time, the name of your boat, and the pier where the boat will be located during your visit.
  3. Preparation for the Visit: Before disembarking from the boat, make sure you have the necessary items with you. It is recommended to bring a sun hat to protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, and carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
  4. Entrance Fee: To access the volcano, there is usually an entrance fee of 5€ per person. Make sure to have the required amount ready to pay at the entrance.
  5. Volcanic Path: Accompanied by your tour escort, you will begin walking along the volcanic path that leads to the top of the volcano. As you hike, your tour escort will provide you with useful information about the volcano, its history, geology, and any other interesting facts related to the area.
  6. Enjoy the Views and Exploration: Once you reach the top of the volcano, take some time to enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area. You can explore the volcanic landscape, observe the unique formations, and immerse yourself in the extraordinary environment.
  7. Guided Information: Throughout the visit, your tour escort will continue to share interesting information about the volcano, its volcanic activity, and the significance of the site. Feel free to ask questions and engage with your tour escort to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the volcano.
  8. Return to the Boat: After spending an allocated amount of time at the volcano, your tour escort will instruct you to return to the boat. Follow their guidance and make your way back along the volcanic path.
  9. Departure from the Volcano: Once everyone is back on board, the boat will depart from the volcano, concluding your visit. Take this opportunity to relax, enjoy the scenery, and perhaps reflect on the unique experience you’ve had.

Remember to follow any additional instructions provided by your tour escort and prioritize safety throughout the excursion. Enjoy your volcano tour and make the most of the captivating sights and knowledge shared by your guide!

Hot Springs (30 minutes)

  1. Conclusion of the Volcano Tour: After the visit to the volcano, the boat will proceed to the next destination, the island of Palea Kameni, where the hot springs are located. The journey from the volcano to the hot springs will be relatively short.
  2. Arrival at Palea Kameni: The boat will anchor on the west side of the island, where the famous hot springs are situated. Prepare yourself for a unique and relaxing experience in the thermal waters.
  3. Hot Springs Experience: You will have approximately 30 minutes to enjoy the hot springs. The waters in the hot springs are known for their thermal properties and are mixed with sulfur, iron, and other minerals originating from the volcano.
  4. Important Considerations: To ensure a pleasant and safe experience, there are a few things to keep in mind:a. Jewelry and Personal Items: It is recommended not to wear any personal items made of silver during your swim in the hot springs. The sulfur present in the water may cause oxidation. It’s best to leave such items on the boat or in a safe place.

    b. Swimwear: The sulfur in the hot springs may leave stains on swimwear. To avoid potential discoloration, it is advisable to wear a swimsuit in a dark color or of lesser economic value.

    c. Swimming Ability: As the boat docks approximately 30 to 40 meters away from the shore, it is important to note that you’ll need to swim from the boat to the hot springs. Ensure that you are a strong and experienced swimmer to safely reach the hot springs area.

  5. Enjoy the Relaxing Waters: Once you reach the hot springs, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rejuvenating thermal waters. Allow the warmth and minerals to relax your muscles and provide a unique bathing experience.
  6. Return to the Boat: After the allocated time at the hot springs, your tour escort will announce the departure. Swim back to the boat, following their instructions and ensuring your safety in the water.
  7. Continuing the Tour: Once everyone is back on board, the boat will depart from Palea Kameni, continuing the tour to the next destination.

Remember to follow any additional instructions provided by your tour escort and prioritize safety while swimming. Enjoy your time at the hot springs, taking advantage of the therapeutic and unique qualities of the thermal waters!

Thirasia Island (2 Hours)

  1. Arrival at Thirasia Island: After departing from the hot springs, the boat will head to the captivating island of Thirasia. Enjoy the scenic journey and anticipation as you approach this remarkable destination.
  2. Two Hours of Free Time: You will have a generous two hours of free time on Thirasia Island. This extended break allows you ample opportunity to explore and enjoy the island’s attractions at your own pace.
  3. Culinary Delights: If you are a food enthusiast, take the chance to indulge in a delightful lunch at one of the island’s charming restaurants or taverns. Experience the rich flavors of the local cuisine, including freshly caught seafood and traditional Greek dishes. Treat your taste buds to a memorable dining experience while enjoying the picturesque surroundings.
  4. Relaxation and Beach Time: For those seeking relaxation, find a spot along the coastline to swim in the crystal-clear waters. The inviting sea offers the perfect respite from the warm Mediterranean sun. Take your time to soak in the natural beauty and embrace the tranquility of the island. Enjoy leisurely moments under the sun, allowing the idyllic atmosphere to rejuvenate your senses.
  5. Exploring Manolas Village: If you’re feeling adventurous and curious, consider embarking on a climb up the 400 steps that lead to the enchanting village of Manolas. As you ascend, breathtaking panoramic vistas of Thirasia will unfold before your eyes. The village is known for its traditional Greek charm, featuring narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and picturesque churches. Immerse yourself in the authentic ambiance of Thirassia as you wander through its captivating streets and discover its unique character.
  6. Tailor Your Experience: Whether you choose to enjoy a delicious meal, relax on the beach, or explore the village of Manolas, this extended stop on Thirasia Island offers you the freedom to personalize your experience according to your preferences. Take advantage of the two hours of free time to create cherished memories and immerse yourself in the wonders of Thirasia.
  7. Departure from Thirasia Island: After the allocated two hours, your tour escort will announce the departure time. Return to the boat at the designated meeting point, ensuring that you are on time to continue the tour.

Enjoy the freedom to explore and make the most of your time on Thirasia Island. Whether you’re savoring delicious cuisine, basking in the sun, or immersing yourself in the village’s charm, this stop promises an unforgettable experience that will add to the overall enchantment of your tour.

Oia Village by bus (2-3 Hours)

  1. Boarding the Bus: After completing your boat tour and returning to the designated meeting point, you will board a comfortable bus that will take you to the captivating village of Oia. Find your seat and prepare for a scenic drive through the beautiful landscapes of Santorini.

  2. Arrival in Oia: As the bus arrives in Oia, you’ll be greeted by the mesmerizing beauty of the village. Step off the bus and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere that Oia offers.

  3. Free Time in Oia: You’ll have approximately 2-3 hours of free time to explore Oia at your own pace. Wander through the labyrinthine streets, lined with stunning whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches. Discover hidden gems, such as boutique shops, art galleries, and charming cafes. Take your time to soak in the local culture and embrace the picturesque surroundings.

  4. Sunset Delight: One of the highlights of Oia is its famous sunset. Find a perfect spot to witness this awe-inspiring natural spectacle. As the sun begins its descent, the sky will transform into a breathtaking palette of colors, painting the horizon with vibrant shades of orange, pink, and gold. Allow yourself to be captivated by this magical moment that has inspired visitors for generations.

  5. Return Journey: As your free time in Oia comes to an end, make your way back to the designated meeting point where the bus will be waiting to take you back to your original destination. Relax and reflect on the memories you’ve made during your visit to Oia as you enjoy the comfortable journey back.

Take this opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Oia, explore its unique attractions, and create lasting memories in one of Santorini’s most iconic destinations. Enjoy the charm of the village and the breathtaking sunset, allowing the experience to leave a lasting impression on your Santorini adventure.

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FAQ

Will you pick me up from my hotel?

Unfortunately no. We have specific pick up points and you can choose the one that it is closest from your hotel. If you are not sure which one is it, just provide us your hotel name and we will do the rest!

Do i need to bring anything with me?

We highly recommend wearing comfortable hiking shoes for the volcano tour, as the steep paths can be challenging to walk on. Additionally, it’s essential to come prepared with a hat, sunscreen, a swimsuit, and a pair of towels for the hot springs. Please refrain from wearing any jewelry during your swim in the hot springs, as the sulfur present in the waters may cause oxidation. Your comfort and safety are our utmost priority, so ensuring you have the necessary items will enhance your overall experience.

Is the tour suitable for all ages and physiques?

Children of all ages are more than welcome to our excursion and this beautiful boat tour has no age limitations whatsoever. The excursion, however, involves a lot of physical activities and exposure to high temperature degrees at the volcano hike and quick water temperature shifts at the hot springs, so it is advised to participate in all these exciting activities if you are in a good physical condition.

Can i change my travel date?

You can change your scheduled boat tour date up until 24 hours before the beginning of the excursion.

What is your cancellation policy?

A full refund will be issued in case of a cancellation prior to the 24h deadline. Any other cancellation that will occur at a time of less than 24 hours before the start of the excursion will not be refunded.

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