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Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano

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4,338 Reviews
Free admission

The Basics

Most visitors reach the active volcano on Nea Kameni, whose crater continues to rumble and puff out steam, by way of a boat tour departing from the town of Oia, the Old Port of Fira, or the Athinios port on Santorini’s main island. Once on the island, you can hike up to the crater’s rim and take in the views across lava fields to Greece’s Aegean Sea. Volcano tours may also stop on Thirasia, the second-largest island in the archipelago, and at the hot springs on Palea Kameni, where boats moor at Erinia and you can swim to the springs beneath the tiny church of Agios Nikolaos. Boat trips can get crowded in high season, so opt for a small-group guided tour or catamaran tour if you would prefer a more personal experience.

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Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour

Traveler Favorite

Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
$24.06 per adult
Highly recommend
Great trip the tour guide was very informative! Covid safe and price was great. Wish we had slightly more time at the hot springs but the day and experience was great I highly recommend this tour!
Gareth_J, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Santorini

star-5
Beautiful trip
ALBERTO_V, Jul 2021
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
Beautiful trip. Beautiful boat very clean an safe. Good lunch and drinks. Very friendly staff. Good choise
star-5
One of a kind experience
NektariosManos, Jul 2021
Santorini Fishing Tours - Private Santorini Boat tours
Amazing experience highly recommended. I will never forget this day and I know the no one from our group will. Friendly funny made everyone feel welcome and helped Mario our fisherman 10 year have the time of his life. One of the best experiences.
star-4
Great experience!
Jonathan_C, Jul 2021
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
Really nice day trip around Santorini, the volcanoes and Thirasia. The crew were all excellent (especially Panos and Vaso!). The food was also fantastic. I’ve put four stars because the process of getting back to your hotel from Ammoudi port is terrible. We waited in a 1 hour traffic jam to get out of the port area, and this apparently happens every day, every year.
star-5
Very nice !
Maya_C, Jul 2021
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
A wonderful experience, our guide was very knowledgeful and spoke many languages ! The boat was so cute The overall trip was very enjoyable, the scenary so beautiful and the hot springs a fun activity to try We even had a llittle stop in front of beautiful Oia to take some pictures ! The time spent at each stop was well distributed
star-4
See sun and volcanos
Chiara, Jul 2021
Santorini Volcanic Islands Cruise: Volcano,Hot Springs,Thirassia and Oia Sunset
Nice places and good guide. For groups with the sunset option I d suggest to see the coast (little church and the Rocks) going to the volcanos in the morning and to leave people directly in Oia on the way back. The bus transfer from the port to Oia was very long.
star-4
Fun, but difficult climbing
Virginia_M, Jul 2021
Santorini Volcano Tour
My son and enjoyed it, but he and others tripped and fell along the way up the crater. I feel that your company should publicize a warming to customers about the difficulties and rigor required for this tour.
star-5
Amazing Santorini cruise
Yenoukoume_Z, Jul 2021
See Santorini In One Day With King Thira ( Bus And Boat)
Excellent tour! We had a very private and interesting tour with an excellent guide in the morning and we followed with an awesome guided boat cruise. The sunset on Oya is just amazing. Thanks for this tour 🙂.
star-5
Lovely day
Maz, Jul 2021
Full Day Santorini Caldera Cruise
Great trip pick on time a bit chaotic at port as to which boat you were on but apart from that a good day a long hike to volcano but worth it nice lunch in Thirissia then lovely boat ride under Oia then near coast back to port made better by happy hour. Would highly recommend Caldera Tours.
star-5
Best tour in Santorini by far - so worth it!
Christine_W, Jul 2021
Santorini Fishing Tours - Private Santorini Boat tours
Best tour in Santorini with Captain Mikey- by far! Spent the afternoon fishing, snorkeling, swimming, then watching evening sunset . It end with grilled catch and homemade Greek sides from Captain Mikey’s wife and garden.It was truly a special (and reasonable ) experience !!! Far better than shared sunset tours. Loved Captain Mikey and his 1st mate. He is 5th generation Santorini fisherman! You will be delighted with with private tour!!!!
star-4
Amazing!
Rose, Jul 2021
Santorini Volcano Cruise Including Hot Springs, Thirasia and Optional Oia Sunset
Loved jumping into the water from the boat and swimming to the spring which were right nearby! I would suggest not taking the sunset at oia segment because you get dropped off there a few hours before sunset. All in all was still an amazing experience!
star-5
Fun tour! Great price! Wear a dark swim suit!
Kelly_T, Jul 2021
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
It was cool to climb the volcano. They had great cold drinks aboard. I wished I knew that the hot springs (sulfur) stained swim suits so I could have worn a black one!
star-4
Worthwhile cruise
Sam_H, Jun 2021
Full Day Santorini Caldera Cruise
Highlight was swimming in the volcanic hot springs but make sure everything you are wearing during and after is black. The springs will stain your clothing. Swimming at Thirassia is challenging because of the rocks- wear swimming shoes if you can.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you plan to walk to the crater’s rim, be sure to wear hiking-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

  • Don't forget a hat, sunblock, and plenty of water to guard against the Mediterranean heat.

  • Boat tour passengers must be agile enough to board and disembark boats, so travelers with limited mobility should confirm accessibility before booking.

  • Visiting the volcano requires about 30 minutes of uphill hiking, so may not be suitable for young children or those who are not strong walkers.

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How to Get There

You can reach the volcano on Nea Kameni by boat on a private tour or a larger group cruise departing from Santorini.

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When to Get There

Santorini volcano tours are most crowded in summer, when it can also be uncomfortably hot during the peak hours of the day. Opt for an early morning or late afternoon departure, or plan your visit for the spring or fall.

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Santorini Sunsets

Santorini boasts gorgeous sunsets, and the archipelago has the Thira volcano to thank. Its cataclysmic eruption scooped out the once-circular island’s center and west coast, creating the sea-filled caldera ringed by the sheer cliffs of the Santorini archipelago’s main island. Today the caldera provides a low-lying, obstruction-free observation point along Santorini’s west coast, perfect for watching the sun sink into the sea. Consider booking a romantic sunset tour by boat in the late afternoon to savor this famous sunset.

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