- Four-day tour of Santorini from Athens
- Explore Santorini's volcano and swim in hot springs
- Relax on the Black Pearl of the Aegean's beaches
- See legendary sunsets from the village of Oia
- Free time to explore at your leisure
- 3 nights’ accommodation included
- Travel from Piraeus to Santorini by hydrofoil
What You Can Expect
There are many beaches dotted along the eastern coast including the famous Perissa and Perivolos beaches which together form the longest black sanded beach on the island. And be sure to visit Red beach with its high red cliffs and its hand size pebbles submerged beneath the crystal clear water.
Day two will take you to the volcano, the youngest volcanic lands in the Eastern Mediterranean. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you climb the volcano and swim in the lovely hot springs! You will also discover Thirassia, separated from Santorini by an eruption in 236 BC.
Depart Athens at 6:30am from your Athens hotel to Piraeus pier for hydro embarkation, sailing to Santorini. Early afternoon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Hotel Loucas or similar.
Day 02: Santorini - Thirassia
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Athinios Port for embarkation on board a small vessel to the volcano. Climb the volcano, enjoy an optional swim in the hot springs and discover Thirassia before returning to Athinios Port at around 5:00pm. Please note, the hot springs are accessible by a short swim from the ship to the cove, which might not be suitable for the less adventurous. Spend the evening at leisure.
Day 03: Santorini
The day is yours at leisure to explore the mysterious and majestic Santorini, the 'Black Pearl of the Aegean' and perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. Around 1500 BC a volcanic eruption caused the central part of the island to sink into the sea, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around the harbor formed in the volcano's Caldera.
Day 04: Santorini - Piraeus
Mid morning transfer to Santorini pier for embarkation on the hydro to Piraeus arriving at approximately 8:00pm
Great trip. Everything went like clockwork. Picked up in Athens - Armiea Hotel by taxi - taken directedly to fast catamaran - 4 or so hours later in Santorini - met by someone at Port - taken by bus to Hotel Lucas. Included full day trip to volacano. Okay - Hotel was clean and very central at Fira. The views were the best ever - right outside our door we overlooked all the cruise ships. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance - however be prepared for heaps of stairs. We took an optional all day tour of around the island. If you take this you really need to get to the top of the island of the first day to see the sunset at Ora - otherwise it is hard to find time to get there. Pool at the hotel is fine - breakfast is a nice little starter. There is a supermarket and ATMs all close by plus (for Aussies) even a hotel that shows NRL and AFL games. Tips: When doing volcano tour you need good shoes and water - it's hard and hot. Same day the swim at thermal pool will stain any white clothing. Tips: Wine is very reasonable and good at Santorini Winery. Tips: The Fast Ferry still takes a while so be prepared for reading etc. Final tip: Your time will disappear fast at Santorini. Take advantage of great photo ops. Have a swim, dress up, have some wine and take some brillant photos at sunset. I'm sure they will make your new desktop screensaver.
There was some confusion on the excursion - no clear instructions for location of pick up, the same with the pick up back to the port - there was no clear instructions for this pick up either. The trip was good but there needs to be more clarity on these items.