Guided tour

Santorini: Caldera Trail Guided Hike and Sunset Viewing

4.8 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Cyclades

Santorini: Caldera Trail Guided Hike and Sunset Viewing

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Cyclades
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From US$ 130.36 per person

Hike on a trail that offers every hiker lifelong memories of natural beauty. There are breathtaking views while you walk along the rim of the volcanic caldera, passing through white-washed villages which cling to the edges of the cliffs.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Hotel or nearest point accessible by car


  • Admire breathtaking views over the volcano from different angles
  • Walk along the rim of the beautiful caldera and see the local fauna
  • Follow the path that is considered by many to be the most beautiful hike in the world
  • Enjoy a traditionally made picnic while overlooking the caldera
  • Watch the sunset from the top of a hill with a 360-degree view
Full description
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.                
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic meal
  • Taxes
  • Hiking boots
  • Walking sticks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • The length of the hiking trail is nearly 10kms (6.2 miles). There are some parts of cobblestone and some dirt paths
  • Hiking experience is not needed
  • The hike will take 3- to 3.5-hours depending on how fast you walk and how often you stop
  • Including hotel pick-up and drop off the total time this activity will take is 5 hours
  • You'll need to bring some good shoes, sun cream and a light jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

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Very picturesque route. Guide was knowledgeable and helpful with lots of local information. The hike was pretty steep than expected at some points and fairly slippery at some points on the way down. We are active seniors and managed the hike but I would caution others in the 70+ age group to use caution in going up as well as getting down high elevations. Good experience overall.

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September 30, 2019

Very good organization, but extremely overpaid

A picnic as described did not take place, but there was a reasonable break with apples and muesli bars. The tour guide was good, the support and information about the island were excellent. I think that the price of EUR 95 per person for a 5 hour hike is very excessive.

July 8, 2019

The hike was absolutely stunning! The views you will never see anywhere else, the sunsets you will never experience in another place and our guide, Giannis, was so sweet, funny, informative and extremely personable. It was as much fun getting to know him as it was in getting to know the gorgeous island of Santorini. We are forever grateful for the experience and the beautiful pictures Giannis provided to us. It is 100% worth every Euro!

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June 30, 2019

Product ID: 155814