Tour of Caldera & Sunset in Oia (Traditional Boat)
The tour starts at 10:15 from our office by bus. It takes you to the port of Athinios, you will board the boat and start our trip with destination the Volcano, a distance of about 15-20 minutes. You will stay there for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
It is about 20 minutes through a walkable path to walk up to the volcano to meet the active craters.It is worth reaching the top because when you arrive there, and scratch the surface you will see steam coming out, smell the sulfur and also to take wonderful pictures. After the visit of Nea Kameni, the boat continues to the island of Palaia Kameni where the Hot Springs are located. The boat anchors a few meters outside the small bay of Agios Nikolaos, it lowers down a ladder in the water and from there you can swim a distance of about 20 meters to get to the famous mud baths of Palaia Kameni for which are believed to have beneficial abilities for the skin and other diseases. The water temperature is 30-35 degrees but it is constantly mixed with seawater. The boat remains here for about 30 minutes for swimming. It’s enough time since there is no beach on the small island where you can stay for a while.
In continuation of the tour, the boat sails to the island of Thirassia. You have 2 hours free time to swim in the crystal waters of Korfos or taste traditional food in the local taverns with different dishes of the island. You can go on foot or by donkeys in the village of Manolas, which is very picturesque with narrow streets and nice view to Santorini and worths a visit. After the 2hour pleasant break on the island of Thirassia, we start to turn back to the port in order to sail near the volcanic cliffs of Oia and take pictures of the unique landscape.
When we arrive in the port of Athinios there will be our bus waiting for you to get you to the village of Oia where you will have free time to walk through the narrow streets, take pictures of the mesmerizing scenery and watch the famous sunset.
Right after the sunset our bus will be waiting for you to turn you back to the starting point, where our tour ends.
- Destination Volcano (visit the crater) – Hot springs (swimming) – Thirassia (lunch time) – Oia visit & sunset
- Duration 9 hours
- Departure time 09:20 from Dakoutros Travel or Pick Up Point Time
- Arrival time after sunset
- Trip Athinios new port – Old Port – Nea Kameni – Palea Kameni – Thirassia – Oia port