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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
$26.69 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great afternoon
Nice walk to top of volcano followed by option to swim in hot spring. Need to be reasonably fit for the walk.
Adam_T, Oct 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Santorini

star-5
A day filled with sun and fun!😊❤️
Heather_D, Oct 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
We had an excellent time on this tour! From the boat being beautiful and clean to the knowledgeable and friendly crew, the terrific stops to the well timed and on track activities, we had such a great day. We all highly recommend this tour!
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-5
Everything was amazing...
Melinda_F, Dec 2022
Santorini Caldera Panorama Winter Cruise All Inclusive
Everything was amazing from the pick up, the boat, the food, the blankets provided to watch the sunset was all just perfect.
star-5
Amazing sailing ⛵️ experience 🙌
MAGALY_P, Nov 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
We had an amazing time and experience on this cruise. The crew was friendly, the food/drinks were very good and enough even for seconds, and the sailing itself was great. We sailed in October, the weather was great, warm with little breeze. The water was a little cold, but still good to swim. The crew had on board, snorkeling equipment and towels which were provided as needed. We had a great experience. Highly recommend.
star-5
Fantastic outing!
Lisa_S, Nov 2022
Santorini Caldera Panorama Winter Cruise All Inclusive
This was an amazing experience. Great crew, great food, excellent views!! I would highly recommend it!!
star-4
Great hike and relaxing boat ride
Jennifer_B, Nov 2022
Early Season Experience: 3-hours Santorini Volcano and Hot Springs Trip
The trip was great. Being off season it was too cold to swim in the hot springs but the volcano hike was well worth it.
star-4
Enjoyable few hours visiting the volcano and hot springs
Sophie_D, Nov 2022
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
We really enjoyed walking around the volcano and it was nice to be told some history as well. The hot springs were fun, but we aren't the fastest of swimmers, so once we got to the springs, after having to swim from the boat through the cold water, it was pretty much time to turn back. It would have been nice to have more time there.
star-5
Fun time sailing!
Amanda_W, Nov 2022
Santorini Caldera Sunset Traditional Cruise with Meal and Drinks
Made all the stops for things you’d want to see! Gorgeous landscapes and great crew. The meal was fantastic!! The waters can be a little rough so take a gravol if you’re prone to sea sickness :)
star-5
Great trip!!! On time,...
Laura_P, Nov 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
Great trip!!! On time, easy to redeem tickets. Super informative. And all the stops were interesting and fun. Bring your shoes and energy there’s lots of waking and swimming.
star-5
Awesome tour
Bill_B, Oct 2022
Santorini Volcanic Islands Cruise: Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia
Awesome tour. We had a great time. I would recommend this tour for everyone who goes to Fira. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Great highlight trip of Santorini
Rosalie, Oct 2022
2-Day Santorini Bus Tour with Volcanic Cruise
Great coverage of the highlights of Santorini. Really fun day on the boat. The hike up the volcano was great, some parts weren't easy but definitely doable. Our tour guide was great. The second day was a bus trip with some walking and it was also a fantastic day. Our tour guide was Athena and she was very thorough and knowledgeable.
star-5
Absolutely book this. No questions.
Gabrielle_P, Oct 2022
Santorini Gold Semi Private Catamaran Cruise
Our family of four had an absolute lovely time in this cruise. Our driver was efficient, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the drinks flowed, the food was delicious, and the views were beautiful. Highly recommend!
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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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