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Santorini Full Day Tour

Thirassia, Greece
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Take your Santorini visit to new heights during this 9-hour offering access to the island’s eye-popping views, outdoor adventures, and architecture. Admire the jaw-dropping scenery from the island’s highest point and see the 16th-century monastery of Saint Elias. You’ll also journey by boat to the nearby islands of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirassia.
  • Discover Santorini and its nearby islands during a full-day tour
  • Explore the islands of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirassia by boat
  • Enjoy the stellar views from the 16th-century monastery at Santorini's highest point
  • Soak tired feet in a green sulphur hot springs and swim on an island beach
  • Visit the Byzantine churches and Venetian Castle in the village of Pyrgos
  • Great introduction to the natural beauty and history of Santorini and its nearby islands
Receive a morning pickup from your Fira, Kamari, or Perissa hotel, continuing by bus to the center of Santorini and the island’s highest point.

Reach the 1,804-foot (550-meter) peak of Santorini, enjoying the incredible panoramic views before exploring the monastery of Saint Elias, a 16th-century religious center built at this island apex. Continue the trip by proceeding to the village of Pyrgos, where you’ll check out the Cycladic architectural style of its buildings, see the Byzantine church, and stop by the Venetian Castle.

Your Santorini adventure continues with a boat ride aboard the ‘King Thiras’ to the island of Nea Kameni, where you’ll ascend a dirt path that leads up to the crater of an active volcano. After finishing your volcano exploration, continue to the island of Palea Kameni, where you’ll have time to soak your feet in the green sulphur waters of a local hot spring.

Head next to the island of Thirassia, a landmass that was once part of Santorini before a huge volcanic eruption ripped the two areas in half. Spend your time on Thirassia relaxing on the island’s beach, exploring the village of Manolas, or stopping for lunch. Cap off your day by proceeding to the port of Amoudi, where you’ll take in what promises to be a gorgeous sunset view. Your bus will pick you up here and provide a drop-off back at your hotel.
Stop At:  
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
This bus tour takes you to the Center of the island. On the highest point, you can visit the hidden gems of the area. The first stop of the tour is the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias which was built on the highest point of the Island 1804 feet (550 meters) above sea level. From there you have a panoramic view of the whole island and it is breathtaking.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Venetian Castle of Santorini
After Profitet Elias, continue to the village of Pyrgos, with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches, and a Venetian Castle. The village is one of the highest points of the Island and the View is amazing overlooking the North West part of Santorini. From Pyrgos, head to Athinios where we board the boat King Thiras.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nea Kameni
The first stop at the King Thiras boat is the Volcanic Island of Nea Kameni where we walk up the ascending soil path and approach the crater of the still active Volcano to reach the crater.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Palea Kameni
After reaching the crater you walk down the dirt path to the boat to continue our journey to the Island of Palea Kameni where the boat stops around 164 feet (50 meters) from the opening, and you can swim in the green sulphur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet, or just enjoy the view.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The journey continues after the hot springs to Thirassia Island which was once part of Santorini before the big Explosion of the Volcano. There you stay for two hours and you have the opportunity to do some activities like swimming on the beach of Thirassia, have lunch next to the Sea or just explore the Village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses.
Duration: 120 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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King Thiras brings us then to the port of Amoudi underneath Oia where you walk up the steps to reach Oia in order to enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets in the world. The tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset when you will gather at the pickup point in Oia where the bus is waiting to bring you back to the point where you started from.
Duration: 120 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free


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Full day Tour Santorini
, Sep 2019
Very interesting and complete tour. The guide Vaso was very nice, patient and helpful, with a great personality. We highly recommand this tour.
This tour is jam packed with...
JoAnna P
, Sep 2017
This tour is jam packed with activities well worth the money. I would not recommend this tour to people who are not physically active. There is an enormous amount of hiking and stairs, may not be for everyone. I do recommend you wear tennis or a light hiking shoe. Please stay away from flip-flops.
This was one of my favorite tours...
Aeher D
, Aug 2017
This was one of my favorite tours. It was an ALL DAY tour- we finished around 8:30 pm- so come ready. It is a tour that is designed for people who are active- there is a lot of walking. My little ones came and did a great job, but come ready with walking shoes and a change of clothes because you will get wet.
We were told to meet at the old...
Janet W
, Oct 2016
We were told to meet at the old medical center in Fira but there is no such place however, there is a medical center/health clinic which is what they meant literally on a street corner. We almost missed the tour. After being picked up, we went up to the monestary for a quick picture then down to the boat. This is 90 a boat tour so don't expect to see much of the island. We went to where the volcano is to see the crater, you can see another crater that is quite a hike up from the first. They then took us to where the hot springs were for a swim but we were warned we had to be really good swimmers. Not sure what that meant and the actual springs were far away from the boat so we opted out. After that, we had lunch at about 2:00pm which was on our own. It was the most overpriced, mediocre lunch of our island visit. We then headed to the old port of Oia. Once here, we had to take the worst 300 steps ever. These old steps actually had 5 steps within each step up. We called it the trail of tears and felt no longer on vacation! They offered donkeys for a charge to get to the top but we refused because we thought it was cruel. We had to stop several times to rest before finally reaching the top. We were offered no alternative for this other than a donkey ride. The sunset was beautiful after which, we were returned to Fira. This is an ALL DAY, active tour. You will get your money's worth and will be exhausted. Please note, we are able-bodied adults and STILL had a difficult time during some parts of this tour second crater hike, swim, 300 steps. Older folks and/or those with mobility issues should think twice before signing up for this tour.
It was a great tour of the major...
Gilber G
, Sep 2016
It was a great tour of the major points of the island. Bring some cash since the volcano tour section isn't included in the price. Don't think you're gonna get the best experience from the Oia Village visit. It's gonna be crowded since it's a major tourist spot.

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