Santorini Shore Excursions 2017

santorini shore excursions

Code: SAN - 01

Approx Duration: 3 hrs

Spectacular Oia Village Perched On The Caldera Rim (SAN - 01), Half day

First you head up to the monastery of Prophet Ilias, for a breath-taking view, deep inhalations of clean, pure, Cycladic air and memorial photos, so as to be the envy of all who didn’t come along. The tour continues its passage towards the north.

To the east, in the background, you will have settlements like Kamari and Monolithos, while you will pass through Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with delicate architecture and beauties, to eventually arrive at the settlement of Oia. During the entire route, to the west you will have before your eyes the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni and an unsurpassable panoramic view. In Oia you will have plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, to gaze at the adorably cute shops, to take pictures, to become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, carved into the rocks and the unusual captains' manors, the settlement Ammoudi at the foot of the caldera… After your curiosity has been sated of the area which is characterized as being of "exceptional natural beauty", your return begins.

REMARKS

It will be possible to remain in Fira and reach the port by cable car. Passengers will have to purchase the ticket at thecable car station.

santorini shore excursions

Code: SAN - 02

Approx Duration: 3 hrs

Cruise to Santorini's Islands and Volcanoes (SAN - 02), Half day

The little islands of Palea and Nea Kameni are of particular geological interest, since underneath them lightly slumbers an active volcano.

From the cruise ship you will be transported easily within a few minutes by small boat to Nea Kameni which resembles a moon landscape! You will walk up to the verge of the crater, the heart of the volcano, a unique geological phenomenon which will overwhelm you with awe. In Nea Kameni nowadays there is gas-steam activity at the top of the crater, while its beaches are embraced by thermal springs.

The next stop of this special excursion, is Palea (or Palia) Kameni with its therapeutical, warm waters. The sea temperature here is 5°C higher than in the rest of the locations and the green-yellow water contains sulphur. After the trip to the volcano, you will have the chance to walk, take keepsake photos, to touch the magic and energy of Fira. Finishing your trip in the main town of Santorini, you will descend by funicular (the ticket is included in the fee of this excursion) to the Old Port to reach the cruise ship by small boat.

REMARKS

The tour will be available from April to September and is subject to weather conditions. Please note the water at the hot springs is reddish brown in colour and may stain light coloured swimsuits

santorini shore excursions

Code: SAN - 10

Approx Duration: 3 hrs

Off The Beaten Track Safari Adventure (SAN - 10), Half day

This alternative excursion combines the wild, more desolate beauty of the south (SW) with the generally more touristic eastern Santorini.

You have your driver’s license, you have the wheel in your hands, of course the camera in the glove-compartment and your tour guide, a useful and informative compass, as your co-driver and… off we go!

You start from Akrotiri, at the south western part of the island. The light-house, next stop, the virgin Vlychada beach then the popular Perissa beach with its black sand, Prophet Ilias, the little village Exo Gonia, which is built amphitheatrically on a slope, the penultimate stop will be the peaceful Monolithos with its hidden beauties and its long beach. This unforgettable excursion comes to a close at Fira.