From the port of Athinios, we head by caique to the volcano to see the active crater! Then we swim in the hot waters of Palea Kameni where the water temperature reaches 35oC.
|RETURN TIME||After Sunset
Pick-up-Drop-off service available from Fira-Imerovigli-Firostefani-Kamari-Perissa to Athinios Port
|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.|
Visit of the volcano. We walk all the way up to the rim of the crater. We sail around the islet by excursion boat. We will make a stop for swimming at the bathing beach of Palea Kameni where the hot waters reach a temperature of 35oC.
ADDITIONAL RATES :
VOLCANO ENTRANCE FEES : € 2.50 (Payable on the spot)
The bus will pick you up from your village’s meeting point going to Athinios port!
The first stop of the excursion is the volcano of Santorini in Nea Kameni Island! There you will have a lifetime experience as you will climb on the top of the volcano, see the active crater and walk on its rims! The second stop is Palea Kameni Island, where you have the opportunity to swim in the hot springs of Caldera created by the volcano’s underwater power! Going to Thirassia Island the boat sails above underwater craters! In Thirassia Island you will have the time to eat in the small traditional taverns, swim in the crystal clear waters and visit the village of Manolas on the top of the cliff!
Next and last stop is Oia where you will disembark! At the picturesque port of Oia you can enjoy the view, take great photos and reach the village of Oia by foot using the big broad steps or by donkey which is the traditional way and the trademark of Santorini! Walk around and explore the beautiful village of Oia which is famous for its sunset and its narrow streets. After the sunset, the buses will be waiting for you and you will be dropped off at the starting meeting point!
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.