To participate in Santorini volcano tours, you MUST go by yourself to Fira and take the cable car to the old port.
The excursion starts 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 the 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 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 you everything regarding the volcano’s the history and geology. You will stay at the volcanic island for 1.5hr and in the end, you will embark again to our boat for the next stop.
Our next stop will be the island of Palea Kameni where the famous hot springs are located on the west side. A place that is really popular for its thermal waters. We will stop there for 30min at a distance of 30 meters from the shallow waters of Agios Nicholaos’ beach. The waters are mixed with mud that they are full of sulfur, iron and other metals coming from the volcano and they are very good for the skin, rheumatism, arthritis and other physical pains.
Important Note: Swimming to Agios Nicholaos’ beach requires advanced skills.
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.
Tour guides are only available in Greek and English.