Santorini: Caldera Trail Guided Hike and Sunset Viewing

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60 reviews

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Cyclades

Santorini: Caldera Trail Guided Hike and Sunset Viewing

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Cyclades

From US$ 139.38 per person

Hike on a trail that offers every hiker lifelong memories of natural beauty. Take in breathtaking views while you walk along the rim of the volcanic caldera.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup optional
Hotel and Airbnb's from all over the island except Oia and Finikia.


  • Admire breathtaking views over the volcano from different angles
  • Walk along the rim of the beautiful caldera and see the local fauna
  • Follow the path that is considered by many to be the most beautiful hike in the world
  • Enjoy a traditionally made picnic while overlooking the caldera
  • Watch the sunset from the top of a hill with a 360-degree view
Full description

With this hiking tour, you get to walk along the rim of the beautiful caldera of Santorini and through the villages of Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia with plenty of chances to take photos of the breathtaking views.

Along the way, pass through beautiful villages with distinctive white-washed houses, stop at panoramic viewpoints and pass by beautiful churches. On the way from Fira, you hike over the caldera and pass in front of Skaros, a separate rock, where the first fortress was built on the island.

Pass by the Firostefani monastery and Imerovigli. Pass by the Prophet Elias chapels, where your group stops for a rest and enjoys a delicious picnic lunch featuring fresh fruit, a sesame bar, and a fresh smoothie.

The terrain of the path varies: Some parts are paved sidewalks, some parts are cobblestone, and other parts follow just a dirt track. The hike takes around 3 hours depending on the walking pace and how many breaks you have.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic meal
  • Taxes
  • Hiking boots
  • Walking sticks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • The starting and ending time of the tour is determined by the time of the sunset
  • The length of the hiking trail is nearly 10kms (6.2 miles). There are some parts of cobblestone and some dirt paths
  • Hiking experience is not needed
  • The hike will take 3- to 3.5-hours depending on how fast you walk and how often you stop
  • Including hotel pick-up and drop off the total time this activity will take is 5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 60 reviews

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Highly recommend this fantastic hike to Oia! Our guides were really knowledgeable and fun to be with. Lovely stop halfway for greek salad and pita and dips kept us going for remainder of hike. Sunset was a stunning end to such a beautiful way to enjoy Santorini. Thank you Eva!

August 15, 2022

This was one of the best activities I booked. My 11 year old son and I enjoyed it so much. The hike was pretty easy. We have never done any sort of hike before. There were steps and some parts were harder to walk but overall easy. If an 11 year old can do it, you can too. We stopped a lot for pics and the sunset which made it all worth it. Yes I agree with others that it’s pricey and you can walk the trail on your own for free but I still think it was worth it because we felt more confident and comfortable with someone who knows the way and we can just relax and enjoy the view and not worry about where we’re going. Our guides were amazing and we enjoyed their company.

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August 10, 2022

Very picturesque route. Guide was knowledgeable and helpful with lots of local information. The hike was pretty steep than expected at some points and fairly slippery at some points on the way down. We are active seniors and managed the hike but I would caution others in the 70+ age group to use caution in going up as well as getting down high elevations. Good experience overall.

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September 30, 2019

Product ID: 155814