Water activity

Santorini: Traditional Wooden Boat Tour with Meal and Wine

4.8 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: CALDERA YACHTING

Santorini: Traditional Wooden Boat Tour with Meal and Wine

Activity provider: CALDERA YACHTING
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 96.56 per person

Enjoy a cruise around Santorini's caldera on a traditional wooden boat. Visit the area’s highlights and admire the scenic views. Savor an authentic Greek lunch or dinner and white local wine.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup optional
Meet your driver at your hotel in Santorini or the nearest accessible point by car.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the traditional Greek way of sailing on a wooden boat tour
  • Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the Black Mountain and Thirassia Island
  • Discover the magic of geothermal energy swimming in the volcanic hot springs
  • Marvel at Santorini's must-see spots and have the option to admire the sunset
  • Savor a Greek lunch or dinner featuring typical dishes with local white wine
Full description

Marvel at Santorini's natural beauty on a cruise around the island in a traditional wooden boat. Stop to swim, snorkel, and visit the hot springs. Relish an included Greek lunch or dinner with local white wine. Choose the sunset option to admire Santorini's famous sunset too.

Start your tour with a convenient pickup service from your hotel on Santorini. Meet your driver-guide, then get transferred to the port in an air-conditioned van or minivan.

Upon arrival at the port in Vlychada, hop aboard the wooden boat and enjoy a welcome drink. Sail close to the Red and White Beach before making your first stop ashore by the Black Mountain for a swim. Put your goggles on and experience the crystal-clear water.

Next, continue past the Venetian Akrotiri Lighthouse, entering the majestic caldera of Santorini. Hear about the island from your guide, and fix your eyes on the spectacular volcanic area of colorful cliffs. Head toward the hot springs, and let the energy of the volcano fill you up as you swim in the geothermal waters once there. The next stop is Thirassia island, a fishermen’s island ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

After, restore your energy levels with a menu featuring chicken fillet, traditional Greek dips, beans, stuffed vine leaves, Greek salad, and fruits. End the cruise in the old harbor of Ammoudi, though there might be some spare time for a pit stop at Agios Nikolaus before disembarkation too.

The sunset option visits the same places but in reverse order, beginning in Ammoudi and ending in Vlychada. On the sunset cruise, enjoy your meal in the hidden coves of the Black Mountain before marveling at Santorini's magical sunset.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van or minivan
  • Welcome drink
  • Wooden boat tour
  • Lunch or dinner
  • White local wine
  • Soft drinks
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Maps
  • Volcano hike
  • Stops on the beaches
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

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Meeting point

Meet your driver at your hotel in Santorini or the nearest accessible point by car.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • The activity provider reserves the right to modify the route of the cruise or cancel it due to inclement weather and/or to carry out the cruise in any vessel of the same category depending on availability
  • The duration and schedule of the cruise are adjusted during the season depending on the sunset time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The whole experience was everything we dreamed it would be and more! Cannot say enough good things about our driver Balu and the captain and crew of the Medusa, Anestis and Kostas. All incredibly kind and made the whole day that much better! Definitely recommend booking with them for your boat tour in Santorini!

May 9, 2022

This was a really amazing experience. We were only 7 people on the boat (max is 9) and it felt basically like a private cruise. So relaxing. The staff and crew were absolutely wonderful, they were so helpful, kind and gave us lots of info about the island. The driver who picked us up from the hotel as well was so fun to talk to. Food was delicious, sunset was breathtaking. I wish I could do this every day.

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October 9, 2021

My husband and I chose this activity as our Final of our 9 Day Greece Trip! It was FANTASTIC!! Our driver, George, was absolutely The Best!! Not only was he fun & friendly, but he even jumped into a boat at the Amoudi Bay to save my new hat from drowning! --We greatly appreciated the pick up and drop off aspect of this activity - rides in Santorini run around 45 Euros. We were on a smaller size boat with 8 passengers and 2 staff members. The staff was very hospitable. The dinner was delicious! Would have been nice to have beer options for those that do not like wine. Other thoughts for improvement are: 1) to linger longer at Sunset - the ending felt a bit abrupt, and 2) we saw other boats with more music and dancing - which I would have loved! (FYI: The ride down to Amoudi Bay on the One Way skinny road was one of the wildest of my life! But George, our driver had 11 yrs of experience and got us safely down to the bottom!)

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August 23, 2021

Product ID: 207402