Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 6 - 10 hours
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Konstantina met me on time and we drove to the Profit Ilias lookout point, just below the summit with its monastery. The sun seemed to take forever to rise and when it did it was pretty hazy. We took some photos there and then towards Pyrgos and Oia. We drove into Pyrgos for coffee and milk pie (I think that's what they were called - very lightly sweetened custard centre with flakey pastry outer) and chatted in one of the squares there before our final stop. This stop was just next to the beach and had some gorgeous shapes carved by the wind into the soft pumice and now used by nesting birds. The light was still surreal, almost blending the sea and the sky into one. I think because we were chatting so much the tour lasted an hour longer than intended but it was a very enjoyable time. Obviously when I got back to the hotel the photos I had created in my head were not matched by what I'd actually taken but any fault was mine.
Great tour to go on if you want to see the other islands off Santorini. Transport picks you up near your hotel and takes you to the port. A short sail will take you to the volcano, where there is a bit of a trek to get up to the dormant crater. Then off to the hot springs, water was a little chilly during October. Lastly is a trip to Thirasia, where you can have lunch and explore the island. Before disembarking, the boat sails along the inside coastline from Oìa to the port.
Gregory was a terrific tour guide. We really enjoyed everything he showed us (and we saw a lot that day) and he was VERY knowledgeable and informative, handling every question we had with ease. Such a gentleman as well. This tour was the best thing we did on Santorini. Very worthwhile.
Absolutely fantastic experience, would highly recommend. The staff were very friendly and helpful and overall fantastic. There were not too many people and the lunch was delicious and a lot of it. The unlimited drinks including beer and wine was a great addition.
Yeh it was great experience and they will get to see the scenery which as a normal travellers I wouldn’t know where to find them. Although the only disappointment is the less time spent in each area considering they need to give us more time at the location.