Half day Volcano and Hot Springs Tour in Santorini

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Am I an outdoorsy girl? Not exactly. So what’s with the Volcano and Hot Springs Cruise? Truth be told we just wanted to do something. Half day cruise for €15? Sure, sounds like fun! 

The cruise allows you to see Santorini from a different angle, the sea! With hair all over our faces because of the wind, Tin and enjoyed this mini adventure.

It’s the famous Caldera of Santorini!

The first part of the tour takes you to the island of Nea Kameni where you can walk to the crater of an ACTIVE VOLCANO. Yes, you read that correctly – an active volcano. It’s a very safe experience so you have nothing to worry about. 

Of course I didn’t have proper clothes for the trek. I just wore shorts, a tee, and flip flops. 

It may seem intimidating but we trudged upwards as much as we could with the limited time and short Asian legs. We didn’t reach the crater because we were much slower than our other counterparts. What’s nice about the tour is that it is actually for everyone. We encountered different types of people on the tour with us – kids, families, barkadas and even people over the age of 50. It was really embarrassing when the older set would overtake us during the trek. 

To give you an idea of how high up we were, check out where the horizon hits the photographer. 

We had the normal looking modern boat while other tours used these vintage ones. Pretty awesome!

After the trek, we proceeded to the hot springs. I’m used to hot springs in the Philippines literally having tubs or divisions but this one in Greece is different.

It’s just in the ocean. It was fun to see everyone jump in.  

Uhm no, I didn’t get to swim because honestly the weather was too cold for tropical me. 

The tour departs from the old Fira port and takes 3 hours.

Though we were particularly chill on this tour, we enjoyed it. We may not have participated to the fullest extent but it was fun experiencing something new for the first time with one of your best friends. Hey, it’s not every day you get to go near an active volcano right?

* Additional photos from Tin Samson.

The Santorini leg is part of the 2013 Birthday Trip. Check out the itinerary here. The rest of my Santorini posts are here: 
Part 1: An overview of Santorini 
Part 2: Fira Photoblog
Part 3: Fira: Galatia Villas
Part 4: Fira: Elia Restaurant
Part 6: Imerovigli Photoblog
Part 7: Imerovigli: Meli meli
Part 8: Imerovigli: Mezzo
Part 9: Wine Museum
Part 10: Oia Photoblog
Part 11: Oia: Meleno
Part 12: Oia: Amoudi Bay
Part 13: Sunsets of Santorini

For other hotel options in Santorini, click here.

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