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Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano

Free admission

The Basics

Most visitors reach the active volcano on Nea Kameni, whose crater continues to rumble and puff out steam, by way of a boat tour departing from the town of Oia, the Old Port of Fira, or the Athinios port on Santorini’s main island. Once on the island, you can hike up to the crater’s rim and take in the views across lava fields to Greece’s Aegean Sea. Volcano tours may also stop on Thirasia, the second-largest island in the archipelago, and at the hot springs on Palea Kameni, where boats moor at Erinia and you can swim to the springs beneath the tiny church of Agios Nikolaos. Boat trips can get crowded in high season, so opt for a small-group guided tour or catamaran tour if you would prefer a more personal experience.

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Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
$26.50 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience!
The volcano view from the top is breathtaking! Swimming part was a short time but so much fun. Be prepared for heat and crowds but enjoy every minute of this cool tour.
Raquel_R, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Santorini

star-4
Lovely experience, well run. Staff were a little indifferent.
Steve_T, May 2022
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Volcano springs were great. It must get very busy in high season. All felt a little impersonal. The boat was.clean and well maintained. It could have been better signposted on the dock where to collect the tickets.
star-5
Great experience!
Meara_T, May 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
Well worth it! Great and clean boat! Definitely be sure to wear close toed shoes for the volcano, and bring a swim suit for the hot springs. You can change on the boat, but it’s easier to wear it under or bring a wrap to change.
star-5
Catamaran ride in the Aegean Sea! What a great adventure!
Roanne_K, Jul 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
We had a wonderful time. We went swimming in the Aegean Sea, met terrific people. Our hosts made us feel like family and made a fabulous bbq lunch, complete with drinks and dessert! A great day!!
star-5
I have never been on such...
Tracey_O, Jun 2022
Santorini Gold Semi Private Catamaran Cruise
I have never been on such a wonderful catamaran cruise. The boat was pristine, crew friendly, and the food magnificent. The sunset was spectacular, and the swim stops were a lot of fun! Highly recommend!
star-5
Totally worth the money!!
Jessica_S, Jun 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
Loved this experience!!! Staff was super friendly and helpful, food was good and the tour offered great opportunities to swim even with small kids (swim vests were provided). Totally worth the money!
star-5
As planned
Przemyslaw_K, Jun 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
Everything as planned, good guide that guides the volcano tour and speaks English, French and Spanish.
star-5
Good few hours.
Tracey_M, Jun 2022
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Lovely boats, friendly crew, get a great view of the island. Long enough time on the boat to feel as though you have been out on the water and good opportunity for swimming to cool off.
star-5
Fun and adventurous for the family
Thomas_D, Jun 2022
Santorini Volcano Tour
We loved everything about it. The boat ride the hike and swimming in the hot spring! The host Anna was great informative and entertaining.
star-5
Amazing experience!!
Teena_T, Jun 2022
Caldera Private Cruise & Volcano Hike
We had a hard time finding a parking spot at the pier, but a crew member was very patient & came to find us. The crew was very attentive and made sure we all had a great time! It was great having the boat to ourselves! The views were amazing and we had a fabulous time!! I would highly recommend!!
star-5
Amazing Experience!!!!
Arvella_J, Jun 2022
Santorini Caldera Blue Cruise with BBQ on board and Drinks
Highly recommend!!! Well worth the money. Lots of food and drinks. Nick was the Captain and he was great. Great music too!!! You won’t be disappointed.
star-5
This was the perfect...
Cary_D, Jun 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
This was the perfect ending to our Mediterranean cruise stops! Skipper Piros, Yano and Elena were amazing! We look forward to coming back for sure! (5 hour excursion was perfect for a cruise excursion)
star-5
Wonderful experience
Antonia_G, Jun 2022
Santorini Volcano Sunset Cruise
Very good guide, super friendly crew and is a trip worth doing if you’re in Santorini! A must do! Well done guys!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you plan to walk to the crater’s rim, be sure to wear hiking-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

  • Don't forget a hat, sunblock, and plenty of water to guard against the Mediterranean heat.

  • Boat tour passengers must be agile enough to board and disembark boats, so travelers with limited mobility should confirm accessibility before booking.

  • Visiting the volcano requires about 30 minutes of uphill hiking, so may not be suitable for young children or those who are not strong walkers.

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How to Get There

You can reach the volcano on Nea Kameni by boat on a private tour or a larger group cruise departing from Santorini.

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When to Get There

Santorini volcano tours are most crowded in summer, when it can also be uncomfortably hot during the peak hours of the day. Opt for an early morning or late afternoon departure, or plan your visit for the spring or fall.

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Santorini Sunsets

Santorini boasts gorgeous sunsets, and the archipelago has the Thira volcano to thank. Its cataclysmic eruption scooped out the once-circular island’s center and west coast, creating the sea-filled caldera ringed by the sheer cliffs of the Santorini archipelago’s main island. Today the caldera provides a low-lying, obstruction-free observation point along Santorini’s west coast, perfect for watching the sun sink into the sea. Consider booking a romantic sunset tour by boat in the late afternoon to savor this famous sunset.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Santorini Volcano?
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What else should I know about attractions in Santorini?
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As well as visiting the Santorini Volcano, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: