Santorini in a Day
A good choice for someone to visit the volcano of Santorini, without spending enough time and money is the following tour. Our bus departs every day at 09.00 from the meetings points we drive you to the port of athinios you take the boat you will see the cliffs of caldera and then the boat will stop also to the old port to take passengers.
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 our driver will wait you the next stop is the traditional village of megalochori the village is one of the most picturesque villages on the island its existence is recorded back to the 17th century . we will lunch in a traditional tavern (lunch included). The next stop is the village of pyrgos it’s the most beautiful ,preserved village on santorini with the best example of the islands 5 medieval castles blue domed churches and whitewashed cave houses.Then we do a short stop at the highest peak of santorini 567 meters from the sea level to admire the striking panoramic view of the island.
Before you get transfered to the popular village of Oia and the most photographed place in Greece enjoy the free time to experience its Legendary sunset after sunset transfer back to your hotel.
- Destination Volcano (visit the crater) – Hot springs (swimming) and Sunset on board
- Duration 5 hours
- Departure time 09:00
- Arrival time after sunset