Santorini - Oia Sunset , Cruise
Your tour begins when you meet your guide and climb aboard a boat to embark on your adventurous journey to the world famous Caldera. 3,500 years ago Santorini witnessed an awesome volcanic explosion which occurred in the Aegean Sea and as a result created a huge depression, over a mile deep. This depression, covered by water is called the Caldera. The Santorini caldera is approximately four miles in diameter. On the other side of the Caldera is Nea Kameni, an impressive volcano. This is your destination!Arriving at the volcano your guide will provide you some general information on the historical and geological aspects of the area and point out interesting features. You will be provided time to explore the volcano’s slope and, for the more adventurous, time to climb to the crater. The terrain is often compared to a foreign planet given its barren nature and extremely unique features and colors. For those choosing to climb to the crater, they will be rewarded with incredible views of Santorini and the Mediterranean Sea.
After your volcano hike, you will reboard your vessel and sail along the spectacular lava rock to a protected harbor. From here you can relax and enjoy the majestic views or, for the more adventurous, swim ashore to enjoy the natural hot springs. Geologists believe the hot springs have concentrated iron and manganese which are good for the body and have curative properties.
From the hot springs you will board your vessel for a short cruise into the Oia Amoudi Bay with its amazing views of Fira Town perched high on a cliff above the sea. You will also enjoy great views of the Caldera and volcano. Next, take in a spectacular sunset as you enjoy a welcome drink and then a delicious authentic Greek meal aboard your boat.
Your boat will then take the short trip back to the Fira port where you can catch a tender back to your ship or purchase a cable car or donkey ride up to Fira town.