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Morning Caldera Sailing Cruise

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Spend the morning swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing on this 5-hour cruise from Santorini. Marvel at the volcanic landscapes at you cruise around the caldera, spot natural landmarks like The Indian and Nea Kameni island, and dive in to swim at Mesa Pigadia beach and Red beach. Along the way, cruise past Akrotiri lighthouse and Aspronisi island, take a dip in the volcanic hot springs, and tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch (included) on-board.
  • 5-hour morning cruise around Santorini from Vlychada
  • Cruise past landmarks like The Indian, Akrotiri lighthouse and Nea Kameni island
  • Admire the volcanic landscapes and take a dip in the natural hot springs
  • Stop to swim, snorkel and sunbathe as you cruise across the Aegean Sea
  • Tuck into a delicious seafood buffet lunch on-board
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Seafood BBQ lunch on board
Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Use of Snorkeling equipment

Departure Point

Unnamed Road, Vlichada 847 03, Greece

Drive towards "Limanaki" of Vlychada. As soon as you enter the Marine, turn left. We will meet you in front of mini market and taverna "Steki tou psara" in Vlychada Marine.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Vlychada Marina and jump aboard to begin your morning caldera sailing cruise. Soak up the scenery as you set sail around Santorini and stop at Red Beach to cool off with a refreshing swim. Dive into the warm waters of the Aegean Sea and make the most of the boat’s snorkeling equipment to spot colorful fish and corals around the shore.

Back on board, keep your camera to hand as you glide along White Beach and pass landmarks like Akrotiri Lighthouse and the black rock of Mavro Vouno, nicknamed ‘The Indian’.

Marvel at the ever-more dramatic scenery as you sail around the underwater caldera, stopping to stroll the black sand beaches and explore the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kameni. Take time to soak in the volcanic hot springs and relax in the mineral-rich waters before climbing back aboard your ship.

Re-fuel with a delicious BBQ lunch, including fresh seafood and Greek wine, as you lounge on deck and sail past Aspronisi island. Finally, make a last stop at Mesa Pigadia beach for another swim or snorkel, before ending your tour back in Vlychada.
Pass By:  
Palea Kameni
Palea Kameni is a volcanic island within the Santorini Caldera. The island was formed by a series of volcanic eruptions that formed large deposits of pumice and dacite.
Stop At:  
Nea Kameni
Nea Kameni is a small uninhabited island of volcanic origin located within the flooded Santorini caldera. It have formed over the past two millennia through repeated eruptions of dacite lava and ash. We stop for lunch nearby.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Red Beach
Red Beach is a volcanic sand beach located near Akrotiri. The beach is famed for its titular red-hued sand, and is one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on the island. We make a short stop for swimming there if the wind allow.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
White Beach
White Beach is one of the most remarkable and special beaches in Santorini. It is white pebbled surrounded by white towering cliffs that form a beautiful, small cove and provide partial shade.
Stop At:  
Mesa Pigadia Beach
Mesa Pigadia is a small, quiet beach surrounded with spectacular rocks. There is also a cave that leads to White Beach for the adventurous travellers. It's the best spot for swimming with dark blue, crystal-clear water.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vlychada Beach
Our cruise begins and finishes in Vlychada, quiet village noted for the black-pebble Vlichada Beach, backed by wind-sculpted, volcanic cliffs. Contemporary exhibitions are held at the Santorini Arts Factory, and the Tomato Industrial Museum features vintage equipment and machinery used in the tomato-canning industry.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Akrotiri Lighthouse
Akrotiri Lighthouse is a 19th-century lighthouse on the Greek island of Santorini. The lighthouse was built by a French company in 1892, making the lighthouse one of the oldest in Greece. We will see it from the water on our way to Caldera.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Barca Sailing Daily Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Morning Caldera Sailing Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Morning Caldera Sailing Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during Morning Caldera Sailing Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning Caldera Sailing Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Perfect sailing adventure!
, Aug 2021
This is the best way to sail and experience swimming in the ocean and hot springs. We enjoyed a more intimate experience and the crew and food were amazing! I definitely recommend for a more private and unique experience!
A great crew, beautiful sea, delish...
Barbara B
, Oct 2016
A great crew, beautiful sea, delish lunch and great company! The number 1 best thing we did on our trip to Greece
Yanni gave us the best day of our...
Gavin G
, Aug 2016
Yanni gave us the best day of our holiday! There are a lot of great things to do on Santorini but without a doubt this was the best decision that we made. First of all the choice of activity. There can be few better ways to spend the day at the height of summer mid-August than out at sea, cruising around the dramatic geology and imposing islands of the caldera, stopping to plunge into the refreshing waters of the Med every few hours. Secondly, the choice of boat - a 49 foot sail boat, with plenty of room for the ten passengers and two crew and the opportunity to enjoy most of the five hour excursion under full sail. And most important of all, the simply wonderful captain and crew. Yanni and Thakis were the best weve ever had. Yanni is a great skipper: thoroughly capable, an experienced sailor with total command of his boat, a real character and just a little bit crazy, with a wonderful way of making everyone feel involved and a with a great sense of humour. And the chance to get to know two other lovely families who we will keep in touch with for long after we leave Santorini. Whats not to like?
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Another excellent Viator experience...
, May 2016
Another excellent Viator experience. When we managed to get ourselves lost trying to find the meeting point, a call to the office immediately set things right, with a car coming to pick us up right where we were. Ioannis gave us a lovely day on the water in spite of unseasonably cool weather, finding a place out of the wind to swim and then another quiet place to eat. The meal was unbelievable - how he produced that massive spread from the galley in such short order, I'll never know. This trip would be absolutely stupendous in warmer weather. Highly recommended, especially if you need a break from visiting ruins!

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