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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
$27.20 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Wonderful days outing!
Hot springs and jumping of the boat! The hike up the volcano was fantastic, the tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of the islands. The crew on the vessel where very friendly and supportive to all guests.
Jennifer_F, May 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
I must do trip
mrs_j, May 2022
Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete
Fantastic day trip, highly recommend, nice safe driver and lovely friendly guide. Hassle free trip and a grat experience.
star-5
Cool boat tour
Linda_W, May 2022
Santorini Gold Semi Private Catamaran Cruise
Such a cool boat tour. Got to go to all the cool beaches and see so much. The staff was so friendly and helped with anything we needed. Truly was an all inclusive tour with amazing staff and cool experiences.
star-5
Walk the volcano.
Peter_Z, May 2022
Santorini Volcano Tour
Remarkable natural feature in the middle of santorini caldera. The day was very windy so it was a bring uncomfortable, but worth it.
star-5
Amazing dsy out
Dakota_M, May 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
Had heaps of knowledge and was a great day out, plenty of time at each stop and very friendly. Would definitely recommend
star-5
Great Time!!!!
Brittany_B, May 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
The crew were very helpful and full of good times. The food was very good, especially the dolmadas. I would definitely recommend this boat cruise. It was a great way to see the island and experience the volcanic hot springs. But definitely don’t wear anything white in them bc the sulfur will stain it. My cream fit bit had some spots on it.
star-5
A must-do in Santorini
Nkeiruka_U, May 2022
Santorini Gold Semi Private Catamaran Cruise
Loved this. The shuttle picked us up as explained; the cruise was perfect and the staff was very knowledgeable about the history of the island. Lunch & the (unlimited) wine were superb! Would highly recommend and do again with the same company. This was the highlight of our stay in Santorini.
star-5
The Most Amazing Catamaran
Camila_S, May 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
This tour was amazing! The staff was incredibly kind, very knowledgeable, and great chefs. We were able to see so many beautiful islands, swim off the boat, and relax on the net of the catamaran in the sea. The food was delicious, fresh, and prepared right on the boat. I can’t recommend this enough!
star-5
A nice boat ride from the...
Richard_S, May 2022
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
A nice boat ride from the cruise ship dock. A good hike to the top of the volcano. Fun at the hot springs where you jump off the boat and can then swim to where the mud is. Fun for all ages. My wife and I are in our 70's and we were swimming with teens and young couples. Fantastic scenery!
star-4
Nice relaxing ride
Ann_H, May 2022
Santorini Red Cruise with Catamaran
Just the whole trip was great.. but as an older person. Cappuccino would have bin nice.relaxing. food was very good.
star-5
Superb
Rebecca_R, May 2022
Santorini Caldera Blue Cruise with BBQ on board and Drinks
Highly recommend taking a catamaran trip with Caldera Blue Cruise. Captain & Crew we’re excellent, food and drinks plenty. We were lucky to see an amazing sunset .

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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