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Santorini: Small Group Romantic Catamaran Cruise

1. Santorini: Small Group Romantic Catamaran Cruise

Take a relaxing catamaran cruise and see Santorini from the water. Select the day cruise for spectacular views, or opt for the evening option for a romantic atmosphere. If you choose the morning cruise, you'll set off at approximately 10:00 AM from Ammoudi Bay into the island’s famous caldera before enjoying a therapeutic dunk in its thermal springs. Once you feel thoroughly relaxed, return to the boat and continue towards Aspronisi Island, taking in views of Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse as you go. The tour continues with a stop at Mesa Pigadia Beach, which serves as a scenic backdrop for a Greek barbecue lunch. After your meal, admire the vermilion sands of the Red Beach and go for a swim in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea before ending your cruise at Marina of Vlychada. The evening cruise sets off from Vlychada Marina at approximately 3:00 PM. Red Beach is the first port of call, where you’ll have time for an afternoon swimming and snorkeling session, before venturing to the nearby White Beach, renowned for its striking cliffs. You’ll continue on past Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse, and into the heart of the caldera. During the cruise, the crew will prepare for you a Greek barbecue meal which will introduce you to local flavors (and local wine). After the meal, relax in the natural spa and mud baths of Santorini’s hot springs, before returning to the ship and heading for the bay of Eptapedes, where you’ll be rewarded with an unforgettable sunset vista. Once night falls, return to the Bay of Ammoudi, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel. Classical Menu: Appetizers: seafood, pasta, Greek salad, tzatziki, and dolmadakiaBBQ: Pork, chicken, or vegetarianOpen Bar: Santorini white wine, beer, ouzo, juice, sodas, and mineral water  Comfort Menu: Appetizers: Pasta with tomato sauce, Greek salad, tzatziki, and dolmadakiaBBQ: Pork, chicken, or vegetarianOpen Bar: Santorini white wine, juice, sodas, and mineral water 

Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Open Bar

2. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Open Bar

Sail along the coast of Santorini on a half-day cruise from Vlychada Port. View Red Beach, White Beach, and the stunning Venetian Lighthouse. Swim in crystal-clear waters and soak in the therapeutic volcanic hot springs. Enjoy a delicious meal, snacks, and drinks onboard. Be picked up from your hotel in Santorini and set sail from the pier at Vlychada port. Snap pictures of the reddish hue and wild cliff formations at Red Beach. Make a stop at stunning destination where you can take a dip in the sea or relax on the beach. Continue past the sandy shores of White Beach, surrounded by bright limestone cliffs. Admire views of the 18th-century Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri. Go for a dip in the volcanic hot springs where you can relax in the water and view the caves. Cruise to Mesa Pigadia Beach, which is often considered Santorini's best-kept secret. Dive into the crystal clear waters and work up an appetite for your onboard lunch or dinner. Pick from a menu of BBQ chicken, Neapolitan pasta, Greek Salad, Vegetarian meals, Greek Ratatouille, Greek fruit salad, and an unlimited bar with white wine, soft drinks, and water. Return to the port in Vlychada and transfer back to your accommodation in Santorini.

Santorini: Sunset Cruise with Swim Stops, Dinner, and Drinks

3. Santorini: Sunset Cruise with Swim Stops, Dinner, and Drinks

Explore the coastline of Santorini on this sunset cruise. Soak in the volcanic hot springs and swim through the waters of Red beach. View White Beach and the Black Mountain Beach. Watch the sunset over the sea while eating an authentic Greek dinner.  Sail along the southern coastline of Santorini and admire the lunar-like coastline of the island. At the picturesque Red Beach, dive into the crystalline waters for a swim or snorkel to explore the rich seabed. Continue sailing with views of White Beach, the Black Mountain Beach, and the Venetian lighthouse south of the Caldera. Next, stop to take a relaxing dip in the therapeutic volcanic hot springs.  Admire the impressive beauty of the sunset, while a dinner of traditional Greek mezzes, barbeque, and plenty of vegetarian options is served. Sip on local wines and finish your meal with a sweet dessert. Return to your accommodation in Santorini at the end of your tour. 

Santorini: Sea Kayaking with Light Lunch

4. Santorini: Sea Kayaking with Light Lunch

With a transfer arranged for you, arrive at Mesa Pigadia, the black beach on the south coast of the island where your sea kayak tour will begin. Paddle along the coastline admiring beautiful rock formations and cave houses built into the cliffs. You will reach Black Mountain and the Akrotiri lighthouse, exploring sea caves along the way. Paddling east, pass by White Beach named for the imposing white cliffs above, and continue to Kampia Beach. Enjoy a fresh, nutritious snack at the traditional tavern at Kampia Beach and go swimming. Back in your kayak, paddle to Red Beach and marvel at the colors, a vivid evidence of volcanic activity. Return to your starting point at Mesa Pigadia beach and sit down to a traditional Greek lunch at a local taverna. Following the meal, you will be driven back to your pick-up location.

Santorini: Private Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drinks

5. Santorini: Private Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drinks

Discover the stunning Santorini coastline on this catamaran tour from Vlychada Marina. Sail to sights like Red Beach, White Beach, and the volcanic hot springs. Enjoy a delicious meal paired with local wine and beer. Embark on a day trip around Santorini starting with convenient pickup (with extra charge) from your accommodation and a transfer to your catamaran. Discover unique parts of the island that are not reachable by car and uncover worlds under the waves with the included snorkeling gear. Depart from the Vlychada Marina in the morning or afternoon. Along the way, there will be many beautiful spots to relax, swim, and snorkel at Red Beach, White Beach, and Mésa Pigádia beach. Admire views of Indian Rock and the 18-century Venetian Lighthouse Keep your camera ready to capture the magical sunset onboard if you choose the sunset cruise. Enjoy lunch prepared onboard of fresh seafood, chicken fillet, and salads, or a vegetarian meal (upon request). Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour.

Santorini: Sunset Sea Kayak with Light Dinner

6. 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.

Santorini: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Drinks

7. Santorini: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Drinks

Set sail on a luxury catamaran cruise either in the morning or evening to witness the glorious Santorini sunset. Savor authentic Greek food and swim in the tranquil waters. Set off on a journey of discovery that will first take you to the hot springs, the Red Beach, and the White Beach. After being picked up from your hotel, a luxury minibus takes you straight to the marina/bay where your cruise will begin. Sail straight to Thirassia Island for your first swimming stop and dive into its deep blue crystalline waters. Then, head to the historic volcanic islets and take photos of their deep black lava, and yellow and white rocks, and feel the sulfur and salt in the water. On the morning cruise, enjoy a greek traditional BBQ with fresh chicken or fish, appetizers, salads, and fresh fruits on the Nea Kameni islet. In the sunset cruise, the cruise goes on as you'll sail towards the Lighthouse, pass through the famous Indian Face Mountain and drop the anchor on Mesa Pigadia Beach where you will snorkel once again in turquoise waters. Capture with your lens the crystalline white rocks of the White Beach and the scarlet ones of the famous Red Beach. Spend approximately 1 hour at the Red Beach and enjoy a proper greek traditional BBQ made with fresh products while sipping unlimited local dry white wine, beer, soft drinks, or water. After your dinner, sail back with open sails towards the Old Harbor of Santorini and Armeni bay. The cruise ends with the highlight of the tour, Santorini's magnificent and unique sunset. Sit back and enjoy it while listening to soothing and relaxing music. Arrive at Ammoudi bay where you'll board one of the minibusses which will take you back to your accommodation.

Santorini: Private Romantic Catamaran Cruise with BBQ Meal

8. Santorini: Private Romantic Catamaran Cruise with BBQ Meal

Explore the shores of Santorini on this cruise from Ammoudi Bay. Admire sights like Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse. Have the option to choose between a sunset tour with dinner or a day tour with lunch. Sip on delectable local wine with your meal. Sail in a comfortable catamaran to the warm therapeutic waters of the volcanic hot springs. Head towards Aspronissi Island and pass by the Indian Rock formation and the 19th-century Venetian Lighthouse. Stop at Mesa Pigadia which is next to the unique White beach. Indulge in a Greek barbecue lunch or dinner and pair your meal with fine regional wines. Dive into the dazzling waters of the famous Red Beach and capture pictures of its reddish sand.

Santorini: Caldera Private Power Catamaran Cruise

9. Santorini: Caldera Private Power Catamaran Cruise

Take a private cruise to discover the beautiful volcanic landscape of Santorini’s caldera. Benefit from the services of an experienced captain, who will personalize the tour to suit your needs. Choose either a 3, 4, or 5-hour cruise to fit with your schedule.  After pickup at your hotel, board the boat and set sail to explore the stunning coastline of Santorini. Enjoy dramatic views of the caldera rim, passing the islets of St. Nicolas and Agii Eftapedes. Stop near the volcanic hot springs for approximately 30 minutes, to enjoy a swim in the therapeutic waters. Continue to Thirasia, a small island formed in recent centuries by volcanic activity. Make use of the snorkeling equipment provided to explore the unique beauty of the underwater world, or simply soak up the sun onboard the deck. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal with the 4 and 5-hour options, or Greek appetizers with the 3-hour cruise. Make the most of an open bar and relax with a drink of wine, beer, ouzo, or soda. On the way back, admire the volcanic coastline before disembarking at Ammoudi Bay, to board a vehicle for the return transfer to your hotel.

Santorini: Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise

10. Santorini: Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Admire beautiful beaches set against a stunning sunset or sunrise on a 5-hour journey around Santorini’s South Coast aboard a catamaran that features a full-service bar with food. Relax and enjoy drinks as you admire panoramic views of Santorini, the iconic caldera, the picturesque Akrotiri lighthouse, and beaches only reachable by boat, including the Red Beach, and the White Beach, where you can jump into the cool waters to snorkel or swim. Sail along the caldera, admiring its mesmerizing rock formations before heading over to the world-famous Palea Κameni Volcano where you’ll have the chance to hop into the sulphurous waters of the hot springs. Continue your journey to the Mesa Pigadia Beach, marvelling at its white sand from your boat as you tuck into a delicious traditional Greek lunch, including stuffed grape leaves, tzatziki, grilled fish bream fillet, grilled vegetables, and more. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and while enjoying the contrasting colors of the sun setting or rising that provide perfect photo opportunities.

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What people are saying about Mésa Pigádia

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 745 reviews

Absolutely brilliant boat trip. It is so well organised, with the company picking you up from your designated spot. The staff are super friendly. You go on a stunning tour of santorini, with a good amount of time dedicated to each spot. The food was also incredible, above and beyond what you would expect on a boat trip. Would 10/10 recommend. Fantastic vibes.

Our guides Costa & Letsa were fantastic. We had a great group who all handled the 7km well & we all seemed to really enjoy it. The light meal at the end was very generous. We would recommend this experience as it's a very different way to explore the island.

This was an incredible experience. The views were amazing! We stopped at all the most beautiful spots. The staff were very friendly, and the food was some of the best we've had on the island.

What a beautiful evening. Great food and fun music. Lovely sunset. Very professional

We had a lot of fun and our guide Costas was excellent.