Santorini is gifted with a unique natural beauty and a wild scenery created by the volcanic eruptions. As it is extremely famous for the beautiful caldera, the island is also known for the two small islands of black lava positioned at the centre of the basin of Santorini which are, geographically, the youngest islets in the Eastern Mediterranean.
|DEPARTURE TIME||11:00am & 2:00pm
Meeting point is the old port of Fira.
|RETURN TIME||2:00pm & 5:00pm|
|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.|
Nea Kameni is a pole of attraction for tourists for its healing hot springs. The yellow waters there contain a large amount of sulfur and are characterized for their therapeutic purposes. Today, Agios Nikolaos which is the small cove in Nea Kameni islet is a true health source.
ADDITIONAL RATES :
VOLCANO ENTRANCE FEES : € 2.50
CABLE CAR TICKETS : € 5.00 PER PERSON PER WAY (Payable on the spot)
Sail from the old port of Fira to the volcano of Santorini in Nea Kameni Island! There you have the chance to climb on the top of the volcano, see the crater which is still active and walk on its rims! Before the boat returns at the old port of Fira, the excursion continues to Palea Kameni Island, where you can have the experience of a lifetime, swim in the hot springs created thousands of years ago by the power of the volcano.
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.