Cyclades, Greece Water sports

Our most recommended Cyclades, Greece Water sports

Santorini: Scuba Diving Experience in the Volcanic Caldera

1. Santorini: Scuba Diving Experience in the Volcanic Caldera

Enjoy scuba diving in Santorini and dive into the biggest volcanic caldera in the world with your instructor. Swim around and explore the dramatic ocean landscape. See where volcanic eruptions took place under the sea. Begin the activity by meeting your instructor. Next, get kitted out in your scuba gear and head to the dive site. Have a quick briefing on everything you need to know including the equipment, body, environment, and diving hand signals. Next, when you feel comfortable, dive into the volcanic reef inside the caldera of Santorini. Admire the colorful Mediterranean marine life as you breathe underwater. Dive for around 45-minutes before finishing.

Santorini: Sea Caves Kayak Trip with Snorkeling and Picnic

2. Santorini: Sea Caves Kayak Trip with Snorkeling and Picnic

Discover the natural wonder that is Santorini’s caves, which turn blue when the lights hits the water. Red Beach is one of the best on the island. From here, you can explore the sights of the island, located in the south coast where your sea kayak activity will begin. Paddle along the coastline of Akrotiri, admiring many little caves and formations. You will reach Black Mountain. Explore sea caves along the way and enjoy snorkeling. Return to your starting point with a dose of adrenaline from cliff jumping at White Beach.

Rina Cave and South of Naxos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

3. Rina Cave and South of Naxos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

Embark on a full-day catamaran tour of the islands surrounding Naxos. Enjoy lunch with a drink on board and visit highlights, including the Rhina Cave. Swim and snorkel at an island beach or relax on the pristine shores. Meet your friendly crew at Naxos Port and board your catamaran for the day. The cruise sets sail at 8:30 AM and heads to the first stop of the tour, Rhina Cave. As you glide along the water, admire stunning views of the Naxos coastline and enjoy a complimentary hot or cold drink and a snack. After 2-hours of sailing, arrive at Rhina Cave, which is one of the most famous landmarks of Naxos Island. Spend some time exploring then cool off from the heat in the crystal clear waters of a secluded beach. You can also go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life, or chill out in the shade. Head to the next stop of the day where you can swim, snorkel, and soak up epic views. The exact location depends on the day’s weather and passengers’ preference. During the 30-minute sail to the island, sunbathe on deck and sip on a refreshing beer or wine to keep you cool. Once you have worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious, freshly-prepared Greek lunch. Spend some free time relaxing after lunch then visit the final island of the day for more water activities. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, enjoy fruit and coffee onboard whilst marveling at the last of the coastal view as you sail back to Naxos Port.

Santorini: Sunset Sea Kayak with Light Dinner

4. Santorini: Sunset Sea Kayak with Light Dinner

Enjoy a unique tour that will offer you a private and peaceful view of the Santorini sunset, away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy parts of the island. This tour will have you sitting in a kayak as you watch the Mediterranean sun disappear under the ocean's horizon.  Enjoy a relaxing start to your tour with a transfer service to and from your hotel. You will be picked up at your accommodation and taken to Mesa Pigardia, a Black Beach on the south coast of the island where your kayak tour will begin. Paddle east along the coastline as you pass White Beach, named for its spectacular white cliffs that loom above. Continue on to Red Beach and marvel at the colors created by volcanic activity.  Take some time out for a break on Kampia Beach where you will receive a fresh snack at a tradition taverna. After you have spent some time swimming exploring life in the water, you will head back to your kayak where you will paddle west to admire the beautiful rock formations and caves built into the cliffs. Shortly after you will reach the Black Mountain. Here is where you will experience one of the most epic sunsets of your lift.  Return to your starting point at Mesa Pigadia, and change into your dry clothes before sitting down to a traditional Greek dinner at a local tavern. Following the meal, you will be driven back to your pick-up location.

Milos: Kayaking Tour to Tsigrado and Gerakas Beach

5. Milos: Kayaking Tour to Tsigrado and Gerakas Beach

Take a 3-hour kayaking tour to the beaches of Tsigrado and Gerakas and discover the secrets of Milos.   Starting from the beach of Fyriplaka, head east along the volcanic coastline of Milos. On the way to the beaches, paddle along beautiful small bays, into caves and around tiny islands.   Once you reach the beaches, you can swim in the crystal-clear waters and explore the magnificent underwater world of Milos with snorkeling masks. Keep your fingers crossed and you might even come across a sea turtle. If the weather is favorable, visit a hidden volcanic beach.   Throughout the experience, take pictures using an action camera, so you can keep the highlights of your trip with you and bring home the breeze of the Aegean Sea.   At every stop, enjoy a traditional, homemade treat to boost your energy. After exploring Gerakas, you’ll paddle back to Fyriplaka beach, full of unforgettable experiences and memories.

Santorini: Boat Rental with Ice and Snacks

6. Santorini: Boat Rental with Ice and Snacks

Hop aboard one of the boats and head off to see the sights of Santorini with this boat rental from the port of Vlichada. Rent a boat without the need for a sailing license. Get a detailed explanation of how to use the boat before you begin. Choose between a half-day and full-day rental. Meet your boat rental agent at Vlichada port before your rental time begins for a briefing on how to use your chosen vessel. Chart your own course to locations like Red or White beach, or make your way to remote destinations far from the tourist paths. Bring your own drinks and keep them chilled with the ice and ice cooler. Sip on your complimentary bottle of water and eat some snacks as you admire the dynamic coastline. Return your boat to Vlichada port at the end of the rental period. 

Ios Island: Speedboat Cruise from Mylopotas Beach

7. Ios Island: Speedboat Cruise from Mylopotas Beach

Discover Ios' coastline, spanning 87 km, 32 km of which are sandy beaches. Jump into a speedboat and visit the endless golden sands of Mylopotas with its deep blue see and many facilities to enjoy. Next, to Manganari, a beach with a spectacular sequence of five bays and crystal clear water. Here, you can relive scenes from the movie "The Big Blue", which was shot on this very beach. On the east of the island, you will find the beach of Kalamos where you will have the opportunity to snorkel in its clear and quiet waters. Then, head to Kalamos and the isolated beaches of Papas and Plakes. You will also see a lot of other beaches, like Kampaki, Plakotos, Petalidi, Neraki, Sapounochoma, Diamoudia, Klima, Pikri Nero and Tzamaria which offer many opportunities for trips and unique experiences. Also, near Ormos, you can reach the beach of Valmas and next to Chora, the beach of Kolitsani. End your trip with a relaxing dip in the sunset-tinted waters of Koumpara beach.

Santorini: Full-Day Licence-Free Motorboat Rental

8. Santorini: Full-Day Licence-Free Motorboat Rental

Rent a brand-new motorboat in Santorini. Avoid crowded boat trips and enjoy Santorini island at your own pace with a full-day rental. Explore the Santorini caldera with panoramic views of Thirassia, Nea Kameni, and Palea Kameni islands. The boat comes fully equipped with life jackets, safety gear, and a GPS plotter. There’s no need to worry if you are a beginner, as the boat doesn't require a license to operate it. The local partner staff will provide you with a full safety briefing before you head out on the water. You will also be provided a map with recommended routes, so you don’t miss any of the sights.   The boat can accommodate up to 6 people — perfect for groups, families, and couples. As an added perk, a mask and snorkel are available upon request.

Santorini: Private 5-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour with Dinner

9. Santorini: Private 5-Hour Sunset Sailing Tour with Dinner

You'll begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Santorini. From there you will head to the southern part of the island to begin your Santorini sailing tour. Your tour will depart from the Vlychada port on the south of the island. From there it travels along the famous red and white beach where there will be a brief stop for pictures. Entering the caldera, the lighthouse will look down on you from above as you make your way to the local hot springs. The main stop will be in Thirassia, where you will be able to swim and snorkel before enjoying a tasty dinner. From there you will have the opportunity to marvel at a wonderful pallet of colors cast by the setting sun over the sky of Santorini. The captain will be at your disposal to ask for any route change and make your sea excursion an absolutely personalized experience. Additionally, this sailing cruise offers you the opportunity to steer the wheel on your own if you wish, and if the circumstances (weather and sea conditions) allow it. Following the sunset it will be time to go back to Vlychada to complete the sailing cruise. Once there, your transfer to your hotel will be waiting for you to conclude this beautiful evening.

Sunset: Sea Kayaking, Small group, Sea caves incl. Picnic

10. Sunset: Sea Kayaking, Small group, Sea caves incl. Picnic

Spend an unforgettable evening experiencing the sunset of Santorini from a kayak. Discover the south coast of the island and marvel at the views of spectacular rock formations, crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches. See Santorini’s Red and White Beach. Before starting the guide will teach you to handle a sea kayak and have it adjusted before heading out on this adventure. Beginners aged 16 and above can participate in this activity. You need to be able to swim and be in reasonable physical condition. We will gather at the meeting point and then you will receive an introduction to sea kayaking. With the guide you will paddle towards the west, admiring the volcanic coastline. Paddle to see the unique Red Beach. Enjoy the sunset while floating in the sea kayaks. While the light is changing take a breath and view the amazing white walls of the White beach. After sunset, the group paddles back to the starting point.

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3.9 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Very professionally and Friendly crew. They knew the sea very well. Had the best time onboard even though the weather conditions weren't the best. Plenty of drinks ! Delicious Greek cousine! Loved the mousaka.

This has been the best kayaking experience ever. If I ever go back to Greece, I would like to visit the instructors because they make you feel the warmth.

Had a great time! Crew was friendly and polite. The food was absolutely delicious and they were generous with the portions.

Excellent professionals with knowledge and courtesy always with a smile and guided us to areas we did not know!!

The skipper took us to nice spots with breathtaking view! Flavorful food !