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Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano

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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
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
US$26.07 per adult
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Great experience
Fabulous time….cable car line back up to Fira was long so ended up on donkeys … great morning out THANKS
Jody_F, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Santorini

star-5
Fabulous
Jeremy_W, Jul 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
Loved everything about this trip! George our guide was amazing and very personable. The food was delicious and the music was a great vibe! Can’t express enough how happy I was to see all the sights, have great food in a completely safe, clean and fun environment! Hats off to the captain and crew! Thank you all!
star-4
Lovely experience, well run. Staff were a little indifferent.
Steve_T, May 2022
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Volcano springs were great. It must get very busy in high season. All felt a little impersonal. The boat was.clean and well maintained. It could have been better signposted on the dock where to collect the tickets.
star-5
Great experience!
Meara_T, May 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
Well worth it! Great and clean boat! Definitely be sure to wear close toed shoes for the volcano, and bring a swim suit for the hot springs. You can change on the boat, but it’s easier to wear it under or bring a wrap to change.
star-5
Pleasent boat tour
carla_r, Aug 2022
Volcano Half Day Cruise in Santorini
The tour was just as described and there was time enough at each stop. The ticket booth in Fira's old port was easy to find, right at the waterfront.
star-5
Great experience
Jody_F, Aug 2022
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Fabulous time….cable car line back up to Fira was long so ended up on donkeys … great morning out THANKS
star-5
Amazing crew
Eliza_S, Aug 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
The entire crew staff was so attentive and nice. Maria, George, and Spiros all looked after us so well. I was extremely sea sick and vomited 5 times on the ride and they were all looking after me so well. I wish I couldve enjoyed it more but overall it was a great experience.
star-5
Amazing day out!!
Zoe_T, Aug 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
It was an amazing day out! The sites were amazing, the boat was beautiful and all the crew were very polite. Dadá was very knowledgeable and looked after everyone the entire time.
star-5
Absolutely Loved It!
Alexis_C, Aug 2022
Santorini Gold Semi Private Catamaran Cruise
I can’t recommend this cruise enough. Between the transfer being included, the amazing crew who went above and beyond, the wine and delicious lunch, and the route we took, my group had an amazing time. I even won a bottle of wine for posting on my instagram!
star-5
Would definitely recommend it 👍
Rajesh_D, Aug 2022
Santorini Volcanic Islands Cruise: Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia
The travel was smooth. The experience was breathtaking. The tour guide was entertaining and well informed.
star-5
If you are looking for adventure!
MarieJo_S, Aug 2022
Santorini Volcanic Islands Cruise: Volcano,Hot Springs,Thirassia and Oia Sunset
We had an adventurous time with this tour! Everything from hiking an active volcano to swimming to a hot Spring!
star-5
Great day out
Oliver_H, Jul 2022
Santorini Red Cruise with Catamaran
The crew were fantastic, kept us safe, made it fun and taught us a lot about the island and the stops we made. Seeing the sunset at the end of the cruise was beautiful too.
star-5
Great getaway.
Abdiel_G, Aug 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
Great crew, good food, beautiful sights, the snorkeling sites were great, and the beaches were beautiful.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Santorini Volcano?
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What else should I know about attractions in Santorini?
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As well as visiting the Santorini Volcano, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: