Boat trip along the caldera of Santorini with sunset in the Oia village

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  • Boat trips
  • Cruise trip
  • Group tour
  • Nea Kameni Volcano
  • Sunset
  • Thermal springs

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Watching the sunset in Oia, Santorini, Greece

Excursion details

This sea tour of Santorini’s caldera is created especially for those who love the sea and sunsets. Firstly, the cruise starts in the Old Port of Fira (Thira) and lasts about nine hours, and its route includes a visit to all the key sights of the caldera. Secondly, the cruise ends in the evening in the port of Oia, so you have a great opportunity to watch the sunset in Santorini in the most beautiful and picturesque village!

You will see the following key sights on this trip:

  • Caldera of Santorini;
  • Nea Kameni volcano;
  • Palea Kameni island and thermal springs;
  • Thirasia island (also known as Thirassia or Therasia);
  • Oia village at sunset time.

Please pay attention the tour starts in one port of the island but ends in other port. Departure is planned on the boat from the Old Port of Fira (Thira), and end point is in the port of Oia village in the north-west of Santorini.

You can get to the Old Port of Fira in two ways: by cable car or going down the stairs with 587 steps. The descent by cable car takes only 3 minutes and costs 6 euros. The walking will take much longer but is absolutely free 🙂

A boat will be waiting for you at the port, and the first point on this sightseeing route is the volcano Nea Kameni, where you will arrive in 15-20 minutes. After arriving at Nea Kameni, the group often divides: some want to stay and rest on the ship or walk around, while others decide to walk around the volcano (it takes about an hour and a half).

The second key sight of the caldera is the island of Palea Kameni. There are hot springs nearby at depth, so the water in these places is always warm. We should also say about its color: it’s often a yellow-green shades, which are obtained due to the large amount of sulfur, iron and other dissolved substances from the depths of the earth. If you plan to swim here, be sure to choose dark-colored swimwear!

The island of Thirasia is the third destination on this boat trip. The island is only nine and a half square kilometers and it is home for about three hundred people – and there is no fresh water! The visit to Thirasia falls in the middle of the day and the stop is scheduled for about two hours: you can walk, swim and have lunch in one of the local taverns of your choise with a view of Santorini.

After that, the ship heads northeast and heads for the port of Oia. The sea part of the tour ends here – everyone goes ashore. You can stay in one of the local taverns in the port, but we advise you to go straight up to Oia and get ready for the sunset. The view points at the old fortress are great for this. Approximate time of sunset in Santorini this week is 20:28. After the sunset meeting, the tour bus will take you back to your hotel.


Price of a boat trip along Santorini’s caldera to the islands of Nea Kameni and Thirasia with sunset in the Oia village

In 2024 the price of a boat trip along the caldera of Santorini, volcano Nea Kameni, hot spings of Palea Kameni and to the island of Thirasia is:

  • Adults (from 13 years old) – from 57 euro;
  • Children (from 5 to 12 years old) – from 28 euro;
  • Insfants (from 0 to 4 years old) – free of charge, sitting on their parents laps.

Prices may be lower in low season, on certain days with discounts, if you book early or for a large group.

  • Sightseeing tour by boat;
  • English speaking guide during the walking tour to the volcano;
  • Transfer by tourist bus from Oia village to hotel or nearest drop-off point.

  • Cable car tickets – 6 euro (one way), optional;
  • Volcano entrance ticket – 5 euro for adults (children up to 8 years old – free of charge), optional;
  • Lunch on the island of Thirasia – 15-20 euros, optional.

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Boat trip along the caldera of Santorini with meeting at sunset in the village of Oia is available for online booking (see “How to book excursions in Santorini”).


Days of boat trip around Santorini caldera with sunset meeting in Oia

In 2024 sea cruise wih meeting the sunset in Oia village is scheduled from 01/05 to 31/10. Available days – on a daily basis.

Please note that the tour schedule is subject to change. Changes are extremely rare and usually associated with weather conditions on the island or in the sea. For example, it can be a strong wind, thunderstorm, rain or other force majeure situations. We always try to inform in advance about all changes.


Important details

Please read Cancellation and Refund policy.

In case there are less than 24 hours left before the trip, please book only after agreeing with the manager on availability.

Before going to sea, it is necessary to issue some special documents (forms with information regarding route, crew and all passengers). To do this, we need the full name (as in the passport), gender, age and citizenship of all participants. If you already have this information, you can write it in the comments field when placing an order.

You will receive your tickets by email or WhatsApp – whichever is more convenient for you.

Please keep all documents and tickets until the end of the trip!

It depends on the location of your hotel or villa. Some cities of Santorini are famous for their narrow streets, which are not so easy to walk even on foot. So in some cases you will need to walk to the main road, some nearest square or parking place, where a car or a tour bus can pick you up. If your hotel has good road access, then the transfer will be able to pick you up directly from the hotel.

After placing an order, you will receive detailed information about the place and time of the meeting, as well as all the necessary documents. Please read them carefully beforehand.

Santorini has a lot of sun and almost no shade during the spring and summer. You will definitely need some sun protection: sunscreen, glasses, hat and so on. If there is a possibility of motion sickness in transport, then we recommend taking the appropriate pills. Take your swimming accessories and warm clothes with you for the evening (it is quite fresh in the evening in the open sea, even on hot days). Also we advise you to take a dark-colored swimsuit if you plan to swim in the hot springs. To walk along the volcano take comfortable shoes – flip-flops are not suitable for such a rocky area. You may want to buy something during your trip, so consider taking some cash with you for these extra expenses. You are required to have the original or copy/photo of your passport or ID card with you.

No, not so much. The walking tour to the volcano goes through rocky terrain, but participation is optional. Most of the time of this tour you will spend on the boat.

There are no limitations on participation in this trip.

The tour starts at 10:30, you can have breakfast in your hotel.

During the visit to the island of Thirasia you can have lunch if you wanted to. You can have inexpensive and delicious lunch here. Don’t be affraid to order traditional greek dishes – they are expertly cooked there!

Yes, during the day you will be accompanied by a guide who will take you around the volcano.

Yes, but not too much. It is still a boat trip to beautiful places with the most amazing view, not to mention plenty of fresh air and the opportunity to relax and enjoy the sound of the waves and the sun.

The main language of the tour is English.


Schedule

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

The following is an approximate schedule. The exact time will be specified in the information provided with your order.

During the year the sunset occurs at different times, so the total length of the tour may vary from month to month.

Tour schedule
10:30Departure from the Old Port of Fira
10:30 - 10:50Boat trip from the Old Port of Fira to the volcano
10:50 - 12:20Volcano walking tour
12:20 - 12:30Boat trip from the volcano to the hot springs of Palea Kameni
12:30 - 13:00Swimming in the hot springs
13:00 - 13:30Boat trip from the hot spings to the island of Thirasia
13:30 - 15:40On the island of Thirasia
15:40 - 17:00Arriving to the port in Oia, free time
19:00 - 21:00Meeting of the sunset and returning to hotels.
20:28Approximate sunset time in Santorini this week
Duration and travel time
Up to 40 minutesOn the boat between sightseeing spots
1,5 hoursAt the volcano
30 minutesAt the hot springs
2 hoursOn the island of Thirasia
2-3 hoursIn Oia village

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