Day trip

Santorini: Caldera and Oia with King Thiras Boat

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Santorini: Caldera and Oia with King Thiras Boat


From US$ 62.22 per person

Head out to see the most beautiful sunset in the area. Take a boat ride to the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, dive into the waters of hot springs, and visit Thirasia island on this full-day tour.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, English
Pickup included
This is a coach pickup collection. The guests should be outside the mention above hotels. Bus Departure: Kamari 09:20 AM Monolithos 09:25 AM Messaria 09:05 AM Karterados 09:10 AM Fira 09:20 AM Pyrgos 09:30 AM Perissa 08:55 AM Perivolos 08:55 AM Vlichada 09:05 AM Akrotiri 9:10 AM Megalochori 09:20 AM Oia 08:45 AM Imerovigli 09:00 AM Firostefani 09:05 AM Return from Oia, by bus, 30 minutes after sunset *This is not a private pick up, collection is provided from specific meeting areas. *The guests should wait for the bus outside their hotel on the main road (not all hotels are accessible by bus) *In case of any delay you might miss the pick-up


  • Visit the volcano
  • Swim at the hot springs
  • Enjoy a magnificent sunset
Full description

Starting by bus with pickup from your selected meeting point, you will arrive at the port of Athinios and board the King Thiras boat. You will then make a first stop at the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Walking up the soil path, you will approach the crater of this still-active volcano. You will then continue to the second volcanic island named Palea Kameni, and make a stop approximately 50 meters from the hot springs to dive into the green sulfur waters, or simply relax and enjoy the view.

Following the hot springs, you will sail to Thirasia Island, another part of Santorini before the eruption of the volcano. Stay in Thirasia for 2-3 hours, where you will have the chance to go swimming, go purchase lunch, or explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. Leaving Thirasia island, you will head to the port of Athinios. The tour continues with a bus transfer to Oia village for the sunset. Your tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset, at which point you will gather at the pick up point in Oia where your bus will be waiting to take you back to the starting point.

  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Volcano entrance fee (5 Euros)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Packed lunch
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Children under 4 years old can partake in this tour for free, but will not reserve a seat on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 76 reviews

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departed by bus from Fira at 9.20 am very nice boat tour the guide was able to tell us all about the island and also knew how to recommend where to eat a bite or where to take a walk. only flaw in thirasia after the long staircase the country was practically abandoned. sunset in oia beautiful and even that half hour that anticipates it you can turn quietly. highly recommended experience

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September 7, 2022

Great cruise! Guide at the top, speaks in English! Swimming in the warm waters is too nice but too short! Just like the stopover in Thirassia which only lasts 2 hours (no time to go to the village above if you want to eat and swim). We recommend taking the “sunset in Oia” option: just wow! But there are people….! Be careful when returning by bus!

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August 24, 2022

In general a nice experience, very particular and unique places in their sense, which you would not see otherwise if not with an organized excursion. I found the guide very prepared and willing to tell us the story with very interesting details. The big minus of these excursions is mainly the last part of the trip: there is a bus that takes you to Oia, leaves you there and then takes you back to take you to the hotel and in all this there is a waste of time huge between one thing and another. I honestly don't understand the meaning. For me the excursion could also stop at the boat, this extra thing that they offer you in the package is very unrelated to everything else. In my opinion they could reduce the price a bit and finish the excursion in the late afternoon.

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August 11, 2022

Product ID: 209820