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What To Expect
Santorini is one of the most famous islands of the Cyclades as well as one of the most renowned Greek islands around the globe. Santorini presents a unique geological phenomenon, as today it is what has been left from the initial one (Stroggyli), which was submerged into the sea after the eruption of its volcano during the 16th century B.C.
This was one of the most violent eruptions in the history of the Earth: the three quarters of the island were submerged, forming the Caldera (crater), while one of the most serious consequences caused by the eruption was the destruction of the Minoan palaces in Crete.
Santorini is the southernmost island of the Cyclades. Actually it is an island complex which comprises of Thira, Thirasia, Aspronisi, Palia and Nea Kameni. It preserves to a great extent its architectural heritage, except for Fira and Oia, and the rest of the inland settlements. A great prehistoric culture was developed in Santorini, mainly during the Middle-Cycladic period, but it was destroyed by the eruption.
Later the island was inhabited again, became prosperous during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, while it was under Venetian occupation for many centuries. The tourist development of the last decades was frenetic, but the island still remains attractive, full of secrets and unknown beauties and continues to have one of the most famous sunsets of the planet.
It is also famous for its local pr0oduction of wine as the vines have been cultivated since the ancient times. The varieties Asirtiko, Athiri, Aidani, Mandilaria and Mavrotragano are cultivated here, while the wine known as "Vintsato" is an exceptional one, produced by a mixture of Asirtiko and Aidani.
You will be driven to the port of Athinios where the tour will start. After sailing 10 minutes, you will first reach the volcano lava "Nea Kameni" where you will be given free time (1 hour and 10 minutes) walk up to the crater.
We will then sail along the lava rock to reach the hot springs "Palea Kameni" for a stop of 20 minutes (off shore). You can then swim towards the hot springs.
The boat will continue to Thirassia Island after 15 minutes. You will be given 2 hours of free time to walk up the 140 steps or take the donkey, and free time in the town and back to the port of Thirassia.
Then sail to Oia /Armeni back to the port of Athinios to get the bus for the transfer back to your hotel.
Pick up in the morning from your hotel and transfer to the port of Piraeus
Departure at 07:30 with Blue Star Ferries
Arrival in Santorini at 15:00
Free time to tour the island
Breakfast at the hotel
Schedule: 11:00 to 17:30 (daily)
Free time in the afternoon
Free time to go around Santorini
Early afternoon transfer to the port
Departure at 15:30 with Blue Star Ferries, arrival in Piraeus at 23:25
3 star hotel accommodation in Santorini
Breakfast on Day 2
Meals and drinks (unless specified)
Tips and gratuities
4 star hotel accommodation also available. Please inquire.
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9 hours and 30 minutes