Sailing from the Old Port of Fira to the island of Nea Kameni where the volcano of Santorini is. There you have the opportunity to climb on the top of the volcano, see the active crater and walk on its rims!
Meeting point is the old port of Fira.
|WEAR||Sport/Beach wear. Visiting the volcano requires extended walking and therefore we strongly suggest wearing comfortable sturdy shoes. Sunscreen, hat and water are also good “travel companions”.|
|DIFFICULTY||Due to extend walking and slippery surfaces please inform us if you have walking disabilities or using a wheelchair before booking this tour.|
This tour is the most popular in Santorini. You have the opportunity to discover the Nea Kameni island (the volcano), the famous Hot Springs and the picturesque island of Thirasia.
ADDITIONAL RATES :
VOLCANO ENTRANCE FEES : € 2.50
CABLE CAR TICKETS : € 5.00 PER PERSON PER WAY (Payable on the spot)
Sailing from the Old Port of Fira to the island of Nea Kameni where the volcano of Santorini is.
There you have the opportunity to climb on the top of the volcano, see the active crater and walk on its rims!
Our second stop is the Palaia Kameni island and the famous Hot Springs. The temperature of the water is 5 Celsius degrees /41 Fahrenheit degrees warmer than the rest sea of Santorini. Also the sea water is mixed with sulphur. That gives a gold color to the waters and a very a nice mud bath to your body!
Right after the boat sails above the underwater craters to Thirassia Island, where you can eat in the picturesque small taverns near the port, swim in the crystalline waters or visit the village of Manolas on the top of Thirasia’s caldera!
The last stop of our cruise is the small port of Oia where you have two options: you can visit the village of Oia, enjoy the famous sunset and return at your hotel with the local bus, or you can stay on board, enjoy the view of Oia and return for disembarkation at the old port of Fira where an amazing day finishes.
Nea Kameni (Volcano)
The eruption of Santorini in Greece in 1,650 B.C. was one of the largest in the last 10,000 years. About 7 cubic miles (30 cubic km) of rhyodacite magma was erupted. The plinian column during the initial phase of the eruption was about 23 miles (36 km) high. The removal of such a large volume of magma caused the volcano to collapse, producing a caldera. Ash fell over a large area in the eastern Mediterranean and Turkey. The eruption probably caused the end of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. The Kameni Islands formed after the caldera. Eleven eruptions since 197 B.C. have made the two islands. The most recent eruption at Santorini was in 1950 on Nea Kameni, the northern island. The eruption was phreatic and lasted less than a month. It constructed a dome and produced lava flows.
Also known as Thirasía, is an island in the volcanic island group of Santorini in the Greek Cyclades. It lies north-west of Nea Kameni, a small island formed in recent centuries by volcanic activity and thus marking the centre of the island group. Therasia is the second largest island of the group, the largest by far being Thera. Therasia has a land area of 9.299 square kilometers (3.590 sq mi) and its population was 268 inhabitants at the 2001 census. It is part of the community of Oia. Thera and Therasia were separated by the Thera eruption.
Oia, pronounced Ia, is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia. Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 km away from Fira. It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafes, and other shops. Oia is much quieter that Fira and the busiest area is the main pedestrian that runs along its length. The volcano from here is much less imposing but you can still get some gorgeous views. Oia has several cultural attractions like the Maritime Museum which houses a small library, items from the maritime life of the area, and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress. Many artists fell in love with the area and settled there. For that reason, the village of Oia has many art galleries.