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Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

1. Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Sail from Athinios Port to small islands that are home to volcanos, hot springs, and traditional villages. Enjoy some free time on each island, enjoy the fantastic views and charming atmospheres of typical Greek countryside. Set sail from Athinios and enjoy live commentary on board throughout the journey. First stop at Nea Kameni where you can take the path to the crater of the active volcano as you enjoy free time to explore the island. Next, head to Palea Kameni, and swim in the volcanic hot springs. Return to the boat for a short sail to Thirassia, where you’ll have free time to explore this charming village. Then, visit Manolas, accessed by winding stairs, or by a donkey ride up to the village. There is the option of extending the tour in Oia to admire the panoramic views and a spectacular sunset. If this option is selected, after the end of the boat ride you will be transferred to Oia. Please meet your bus at the meeting point 15 minutes after the sunset.

Santorini: Horse Riding Trip to Black Sandy Beach

2. Santorini: Horse Riding Trip to Black Sandy Beach

Embark on a horse riding adventure in Santorini. Glide along the shores of Vlichada on horseback and take in the views of this volcanic beach. Stop for photos and enjoy the support of an on-hand guide. Begin your horse riding adventure by having an expert show you the basics with all the necessary equipment. After starting your journey at the magical dunes of Caldera Beach, head to the Santorini fields to admire the unblemished beauty of nature, taking in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. Next, your path will lead you to the black beach of Vlichada, where you’ll ride along the shoreline dipping in and out of the water’s edge. Here you’ll have the chance to stop and take photos of the surrounding landscape and appreciate the picturesque sand dunes all around. Finally, you’ll continue along a route that takes you back to your stable, finishing your journey where you began but enriched with memories that will last a lifetime.

Santorini: Horseback Riding Experience at Sunset

3. Santorini: Horseback Riding Experience at Sunset

Begin your tour at the stables in Megalochori village, the most traditional village of Santorini. Ride along the paths of the traditional village, out toward the Caldera cliff. Be impressed by the amazing views and the steep cliffs. Ride along the rim of the caldera, see the ravines and gorges created by the eruption thousands of years ago. From the cliff top admire the amazing sunset or the morning sunlight sparkling on the water. This ride celebrates nature in all its glory. Visit an ancient quarry carved into the cliffside and see the different layers of stone that make the island’s geology unique. Your guide will show you remains of the Minoan civilization that were here over 3,500 years ago. During the ride commemorative photos will be taken of you and your horse, capturing your memorable experiences at all the best places.

Santorini: ATV Quad Bike Tour with Seafood Lunch

4. Santorini: ATV Quad Bike Tour with Seafood Lunch

Discover Santorini with a guided ATV-Quad tour is a great alternative to your average cultural tour. See first-hand and learn about the local beaches and villages. Listen to locals share their love for the amazing Cycladic Island, as you experience beautiful locations and views. During this exhilarating experience, enjoy a delicious lunch of freshly-caught grilled fish, accompanied by ouzo-raki or wine. Enjoy a scenic tour with some of the greatest views of the Aegean sea. Ride between beaches and villages, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the surrounding area.

Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

5. Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

Encounter the best Santorini has to offer while feeling the thrill of riding an ATV. See great architecture, natural features like a caldera, and locals-only spots on this inclusive tour. Begin your Santorini quad tour at the black beach at Persia. Kick start your day with an off-road adventure to Emporio and the Venetian Castle. Cruise a labyrinth of old, traditional streets on foot, and feel free to explore yourself. Take a few moments to enjoy a Greek coffee or juice at one of the most traditional cafes on the island. Continue through a landscape of windmills and vineyards to the village of Megalochori, considered by locals to be the most traditional in Santorini. You'll also encounter a magnificent caldera, and visit Santorini's oldest wine cellar for a tasting session. Ride along the caldera and visit the hidden, tucked away places that only the locals know about. Explore a chapel located inside a hidden cave, and enjoy a ride to Vlichada solely on off-road paths. Finally, your tour concludes with a trip back to Perissa.

Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

6. Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

After gathering at the tour starting point with your group and guide, your tour will begin. This horse riding tour is for riders who have ridden frequently before and are confident in their abilities, with riders requiring a suitable physical level for this kind of energetic ride. Beginning from the stables in Megalochori, ride along the paths of the vineyards and continue down to Eros beach. From there, ride along the beach and then up into the canyons and ravines behind the coastline. Following the ancient trails to the cliff-side top, encounter panoramic views of the whole caldera basin and the volcano. From this vantage point, marvel at the best views over the island from the exclusive comfort of your horse. At the conclusion of your experience, you'll travel back to your tour starting point.

Santorini: Around the Island by Electric Bike

7. Santorini: Around the Island by Electric Bike

The tour starts in Emporio. From there, you can make a stop at the old city of Castelli and admire the beautiful narrow streets and houses. Then you continue your tour travelling through the wine roads to Megalochori, where you will stop for wine tasting at one of the oldest wineries of Santorini, Venetsanos Winery, or for Greek coffee or juice at a local coffee house. To continue your tour, pedal along the traditional road of Megalochori to enjoy the Caldera view. For the journey back, you will follow a different road again through the vineyards and pass under the windmills of Emporio.

Santorini: Mythical Day Trip to Akrotiri with Volcano Cruise

8. Santorini: Mythical Day Trip to Akrotiri with Volcano Cruise

Explore Santorini from land and from the sea on a day trip across the island. Visit the ancient city of Akrotiri, learn about the lost city in the Lost Atlantic Museum, hike up the Santorini Volcano, and relax in nearby hot springs. Meet your guide at the pickup point nearest you and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your first stop, the prehistoric town of Akrotiri. This ash-encased Minoan town inspired the Lost Atlantis myth. Explore the ancient city with your guide and learn about its tragic destruction. Next, continue to the Lost Atlantis Museum, where history and myth become one. Discover every aspect of one of the world’s greatest mysteries. Archaeology, geology, and technology join forces to introduce you to the Minoan past of Santorini and the myth of Lost Atlantis. Take the time machine to the world of Atlantis and walk along its streets with its inhabitants. Experience the great eruption, feel the earthquake and tsunami with all your senses, and see the destruction of mythical Atlantis before your eyes in a 9D experience. Next, drive to the port and board a traditional wooden boat. After a short cruise, arrive at the base of the Santorini Volcano. For the next 90 minutes, enjoy some free time around the volcano. Follow the path to the top where active craters are or relax at the base. After returning to the boat, cruise to the island of Palea Kameni, where you can relax in the hot springs and the island's famous mud baths. After a 30 minute soak in the spring, return to the port and finish your tour.

Santorini: Caldera Trail Guided Hike and Sunset Viewing

9. Santorini: Caldera Trail Guided Hike and Sunset Viewing

With this hiking tour you get to walk along the rim of the beautiful caldera of Santorini and through the villages of Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia with plenty of chance to take photos of the breathtaking views. Along the way you pass through beautiful villages with the distinctive white-washed houses, stop at panoramic view points and pass by beautiful churches. On the way from Fira you hike over the caldera and you pass in front of Skaros, a separate rock, where the first fortress was built on the island. Now you can see only what is left of it. Pass by Firostefani, the monastery of St. Nicholas, and the charming settlement of Imerovigli.Sweeping Mediterranean scenery surrounds you at every angle as you pass by the Prophet Elias chapels, where your group stops for a rest and enjoys a delicious picnic lunch featuring fresh fruit, a sesame bar and a fresh smoothie. The terrain of the path varies: Some parts are paved sidewalk, some parts are cobblestone, other parts follow just a dirt track. The hike takes around 3 hours depending on walking pace and how many breaks you have.                

Adamas: Milos Highlights Tour on an Electric Bike

10. Adamas: Milos Highlights Tour on an Electric Bike

Explore the island of Milos on electric bikes. Start your tour in Adamas and head out to discover the catacombs of Milos. Enjoy a guided tour of the catacombs before spending some time in Plaka village. Discover Sarakiniko Beach, a must-see on the island, with its unique volcanic rock formations and nice spots to dive. Enjoy a swim and time at the beach for about 30 minutes. Make your way to Papafragas Beach for stories about pirates and time at this small beach with sea caves. Enjoy a stop at Alogomandra Beach for a refreshing swim before making your way to Pollonia village, the last stop of the tour. Explore this charming village, its restaurants, and Pelekouda Beach for a last swim before returning to Adamas.

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What people are saying about Cyclades

Great experience! We chose the hotel transfer + Oia visit. Transfer to the port was smooth and nice bus ride to see the island. Our host, Anna, was very charismatic and shared many details with us along the cruise. She even gave us a guided tour up the volcano. I would bring water to save yourself from having to buy any. The hike was a little challenging, but doable. The lunch in Therasia was decently priced compared to other restaurants in Santorini. Not a bad idea to eat there, but you can always bring a lunch and enjoy it on one of the mini “beaches”. The transfer to Oia was organized and you had free time until right after sunset. We ended up with about 3.5 hrs to ourselves. I would recommend getting a reservation if you’d like a sunset dinner. Only downside was the transfer back to the hotel at night. Meet time was 8:40, but there was little communication and we didn’t end up leaving until 9:05 due to others being late. Oia visit wasn’t necessary per se, but still enjoyed it!!

The full experience was better than I hoped. We were lucky to find a good number of truffles. The hosts shared their knowledge of local plants and trees. The truffle dinner later that evening was fantastic. The hosts were very gracious and accommodating.

Very good excursion for the day. Beautiful places and the boat ride was comfortable. Well organized

A great horse backing experience and a great team that leads it all!

excellent trip, very well organised snd brilliant guide