Sunset Cruise Old Port
A peaceful romantic trip with the essence of an unforgettable cruise is the below excursion. It departs from the old port of Fira at 15:30 by a wooden sailing boat.
After a short trip of 10 minutes it reaches the small port of Nea Kameni, where the active volcano is located. You will stay there for about 1 hour and 15 minutes where you will have the chance walk up and visit the unique landscape with the different volcanic rocks and the active craters of the volcano, where there is still smoke coming out and keenly smells sulfur.
To continue, the boat will depart for the island of Palaia Kameni, where the hot springs are located. Inside the small bay of Agios Nikolaos the temperature of the water is 30-35 degrees Celcious but it is constantly mixed with seawater. The boat stays for about 30 minutes, enough time since there is no beach, but you have to climb down a ladder of the boat into the sea and swim a distance of about 30 meters to the small bay, where the mud baths are.
After swimming at the hot springs the boat will start a sail around the caldera where you can take magnificent pictures of the landscape and the houses that are literally hung on the edge of the cliff in combination with the beautiful colours of the sunset. Enjoy our excursion on the wooden boat with sails, listening to nice music and tasting a glass of local wine.
After the sunset the boat returns to the old port of Fira.
The tour is available from May until September.
- Destination Volcano (visit the crater) – Hot springs (swimming) and Sunset on board
- Duration 5 hours
- Departure time 15:30
- Arrival time after sunset
- Trip Old Port – Nea Kameni – Palea Kameni – Sailing round the caldera – Old Port