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Santorini: Volcanic Sunset Cruise

4.4 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: NST Santorini Tours

Santorini: Volcanic Sunset Cruise

Activity provider: NST Santorini Tours
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From £59.83 per person

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Take an exciting sunset cruise on a traditional Greek caique boat. Sail around the volcano and enjoy a bath in warm sulfur waters, before watching the most famous sunset on board.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Pickup optional
• Pickup is from the meeting point near your hotel • You will receive an email with pickup details the day before the cruise • Approximate pickup times are: Oia 12:15 PM, Imerovigli 12:30 PM, Firostefani 12:35, and Fira 12:45 PM


  • Watch the stunning sunset on board a traditional caique
  • Sail by the volcanic Islands and hot springs
  • Make the most of great photo opportunities
Full description

Sail from Athinios Port on a local caique, a boat traditionally made by master craftsmen in wood. Choose between two options to discover Santorini and its surroundings. Sunset Cruise with Volcano and Hot Springs

Depart in the afternoon with a stop at the volcano and the hot springs. Then, head to a beautiful spot for magnificent views of the sun setting over the horizon. With nothing blocking the magical view you will have a lasting memory of your holiday in Santorini and one of the most famous sunsets in the world. Includes dinner on board. Sunset Cruise with Hot Springs and Thirassia

Depart in the evening passing the old port of Thira and the volcano before dropping anchor by Thirassia Island. Enjoy a dinner served in Captain John's Taverna on the jetty, with complimentary white wine, soft drinks, and water.

Watch the hue of colors spreading across the width of the sky and reflecting upon the unique caldera of the island. Back on-board, you can watch the sunset as it casts the sea and Santorini in a rainbow of colors. What's more, you'll also have the chance to swim in Santorini's famous hot springs too.

  • One glass of white wine
  • Snacks
  • Dinner (if option selected)
  • Other drinks, which are available to purchase
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at the new port.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  •  Due to port authority restrictions, the stop at the hot springs is limited to 30 minutes
  • While at the hot springs, non-confident swimmers can stay on the boat
  • Please note, the boat is equipped with life jackets, but they are only provided in case of emergency
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 29 reviews

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I was primarily looking for a sunset cruise. This activity included that and then some. We were picked up by a bus near our hotel, which was really convenient. We boarded the boat with no problem. The boat was a neat wooden boat with lots of room to sit on the second level, inside or in the outdoor back, which is by the bar. The first stop was at the volcano. You can get off to hike to the top. There was a fee to enter. The second stop was for the hot springs. You can jump off the boat or climb down the ladder. You have to swim to get to the hot springs. People said it was more of a warm springs. The third stop was to park and eat a buffet dinner. We then did a slow cruise back to watch the sunset. You can see Oia from below and get some great shots of the beautiful town. Dada, our guide was great. Friendly and spoke 7 languages! I would have liked to have seen more of a description online. I really only wanted to see the sunset and could have foregone the other activities.

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24 May 2022

The cruise in itself very good except that the guide in English was incomprehensible So we saw, very beautiful, nice, but absolutely nothing understood of what was explained The little swim break where everyone can dive from the boat 30 minutes is useless the Therasia break could be longer. The sunset very well.

10 September 2019

We were extremely disappointed on day that our cruise was originally booked as bus didn’t arrive to pick us up at appointed place. We waited for 90 mins and as it was a present for a friends birthday it was most annoying! We were informed that it was a mix up with local tour bus. After a few phone calls we rearranged a cruise for a couple days later. Again bus was 45 mins late so we were very concerned and had to make contact with local tour operator but delay was due to heavy traffic this time . Once we boarded the bus and subsequently cruise boat ,everything was perfect. The crew were very attentive and pleasant,the meal very tasty and plentiful ,wine flowed,music great. Our swim in thermal waters was glorious,trip to volcanic island well organized and sunset amazing. Overall I would highly recommend it but please ensure better coordination with local pickup and update customer in this regard.

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19 June 2019

Product ID: 175929