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Caldera Cruise in Santorini

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Key facts

Where: Santorini , Greece Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch
  • This beautiful Aegean cruise circles the wondrous caldera of Santorini
  • Stand closer than you ever thought possible to a live volcano and wade into natural hot springs

Overview

Take a peaceful cruise on the Aegean to a unique natural wonderland, where a volcano’s furies have changed the landscape forever.

Take a wooden sailing ship around the volcano that was once the centerpiece of Santorini Island, pausing to marvel at the crater left by an ancient eruption.

Two islands have pushed their way up from the sea floor and your boat will drop anchor between them as you enjoy a delectable lunch of barbequed pork souvlaki, salads, bread, and white wine.

Stand at the mouth of a fearsome volcano and swim in natural hot springs mythologized in Greek lore.

Take out your camera for breathtaking views of Thira and stare off into a pure blue expanse that recedes towards infinity.

Itinerary

Please make your way to the Medical Center in Fira to embark on your Caldera cruise. An English-speaking escort will join you on the boat to provide background on the geological pressures that have molded Santorini over the years.

Take an air-conditioned bus to the port from where you will board your wooden sailing ship, where you set sail for the huge crater, or caldera, left by a massive volcanic eruption on the island of Santorini.

More recent volcanic activity has caused two new islands to surge up around the caldera.

Sail to the island where Santorini’s still-active volcano has laid dormant for almost six decades. Disembark from the boat and stand on the hot, rugged rim of the volcano while wisps of sulphurous smoke snake through the cracks in the rock.

Next, make your way to the nearby volcanic hot springs, where you can enjoy a swim in the purifying waters.

Back on board, an effortless sea breeze brings an easy smile to your face as you scan breathtaking views of Thira, with its brown cliffs, pastel houses, and blue-domed churches.

There is no hotel drop-off. You’ll be returned to the Medical Center in Fira at the tour’s end.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 May - 30 Sep: Thursday

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: 0815h (8:15am)
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Hotel pick-up not included. The tour starts from Fira - medical centre.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Transportation to and from the port in an air-conditioned bus
  • Cruise in a wooden sailing ship
  • water
  • Snack
  • English-speaking escort

Exclusions

  • Port tax
  • Entrance fee to the volcano

Do/Dont's

Do remember you camera

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Please note

Bring valid passport and check visa requirements for your nationality.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Infants under 3 years will not have their own seat on the coach.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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