Our Santorini boat tours start from the picturesque old port of Santorini. This port is only accessible by cable car
which is the most common way as it takes only 3 minutes to go down, 587 steps on foot, or for those
who love adventure, the local donkeys are the ideal choice to reach it.
Important note: You should pay 6€ more per way either for the cable car ticket or to ride one of the donkeys.
Gialos, the Old Port, lies below Fira, nestled at the foot of a rocky cliff. You will be surprised with the steep slopes of the Caldera and in the end, the tiny port will appear under these huge rocks and the cave houses that seem to dangle on the cliff. There the guides of your excursion will be waiting for you, to give you all the important information and to orientate you on the boat. For more information or clarifications don’t hesitate to visit our travel agency which is located down at the port.
Our first destination will be the famous volcano of Santorini! After 20 minutes of sailing, we will reach Nea Kameni’s jetty. Should you be interested to be guided at the volcano, you should pay 2.5euro/ per person as an entrance fee. Then, you will walk to the volcano’s ridge with your guide and he is going to explain everything about the history and the geology of the volcano. You will stay on the volcanic island for 1.5hr and in the end, you will embark again on our boat for the next stop.
The next stop is the island of Thirassia. Thirassia is a miniature of what Santorini used to be several years ago. Thirassia is a virgin island, still untouched by tourism and modern lifestyle. The island of Thirassia is only 9 sq. km in size and has approximately 300 permanent inhabitants. We will stay there for 2 hours, so as to explore this picturesque and traditional village as well as to taste the authentic Santorinian cuisine. Should you wish, you can also walk to the main village of Manolas, which is the capital of Thirassia. The view over Santorini is spectacular from there.
After departing from your last destination, the tour will be finished at the old port of Fira. After your disembarkation, you should choose one of the available ways to go back to Fira town. Please note that you will have to pay again the additional cost for your transport back to Fira town.
Optional Transfer Service
In case you would like to simplify the procedure of your transportation so as not to be anxious, Caldera’s Boats can also offer you a bus transfer to the new port of the island as well as to take you back to the starting point. Αvoid the public transportation and of course the crowded choices of transportation at the old port. Our representative is able to choose the closest spot for you and then we will inform you about your pick up location and time.
Optional Sunset at Oia off board
If you choose the sunset in Oia option, the disembarkation will be in the magical port of Oia. From there, you should either climb the 200 landings of the port or by using the local donkeys and pay the fee. After reaching the top of the village, you will have the chance to explore the unique alleys, discover its rich market, as well as to enjoy the most breathtaking sunset of your life! After the sunset, you should head to the spot where our buses will be waiting for you to take you back to your places.