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Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia
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Standard Price: $102.00
Special Price: $78.00
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Special Instructions: Volcano Hot Springs Thirassia
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Climb aboard a boat for an adventurous journey to the world famous Caldera. 3,500 years ago, Santorini witnessed an awesome volcanic explosion in the Aegean Sea, which created a huge depression over a mile deep. This depression covered by water is called the Caldera. The Santorini caldera is approximately four miles in diameter. On the other side of the Caldera is Nea Kameni, an impressive volcano. This is your destination! The ride is approximately 15 to 20 minutes. During the short trip, the multilingual escort on board will give passengers some basic information about the volcano and the time to be back on board.

Arriving at the volcano, your guide will provide you with general information on the historical and geological aspects of the area and point out interesting features. You will be provided time to explore the volcano’s slope and, for the more adventurous, to climb to the crater on your own. The terrain is often compared to a foreign planet, given its barren nature and extremely unique features and colors. Those choosing to climb to the crater will be rewarded with incredible views of Santorini and the Mediterranean Sea.

After your volcano hike, you will reboard your vessel and sail along the spectacular lava rock to a protected harbor. From here you can relax and enjoy the majestic views, or swim ashore to enjoy the natural hot springs. Geologists believe the hot springs have concentrated iron and manganese, which are good for the body and have curative properties.

Your boat will then take you to Thirassia Island. Thirassia is the largest and the only inhabited island in a chain of very small islands from the ancient Strogili (before the volcanic activity). Its main village, Horio, is a pretty place with whitewashed houses that provides a glimpse into the past, revealing how Santorini had been, before tourists discovered the island. The island is a quiet and beautiful place, with only 150 inhabitants, and is hardly visited by tourists. You will have free time to explore the island and its many charms.

From Thirassia, you will board your vessel for the short trip back to the Fira port, where you can pick up the tender to your ship, purchase a cable car ticket or donkey ride up to Fira town, or if you are feeling up to the challenge, climb the 500 or more steps.

Please Note: Boats used on the tour hold up to 150 guests, and are shared by several tour groups. Tours are given in multiple languages. Crowds are to be expected at the volcano.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
6 Hours
Tour Departs From
The Old Port of Fira. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested. Guests wishing to swim in the hot springs should bring a bathing suit and towel.
Restrictions
To reach the main village, guests must either walk 140 steps, or take a donkey ride up. For those wishing to enter the volcano, there is a supplemental fee of 2 EUR per person to be paid at the site. These tours involve hiking, and are not suitable for strollers, guests in wheelchairs, or those who have difficulty walking. Children of all ages may attend the tour.

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