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Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

4.2 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Cretanholidays
Water activity

Santorini Island Bus Tour and Caldera Sunset Cruise

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 69.34 per person

Discover Santorini in a day by bus and boat. Explore the island center at the highest point of Santorini, enjoy the view, visit the volcanic island of Nea Kameni and see the sunset in Ia.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pick up from central meeting points. You will receive an email from the supplier with the pickup location and pick up time.


  • Visit the monastery of the Prophet Elias at the highest point of the island
  • Explore the traditional and charming village of Pyrgos
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset over the white houses of Ia
  • Swim at various locations including the island of Thirasia
Full description
Explore Santorini in a day by bus and boat. Your first stop is the 16th-century monastery of the Prophet Elias, located 550 meters above sea level at the highest point of the island. Enjoy breathtaking views across the whole island. The next destination is Pyrgos, the highest village on Santorini, known for its architecture typical of the Cyclades. See Byzantine churches and a Venetian fortress and experience a picturesque view. At Athinios board your boat the 'King Thiras' and ride to the Nea Kameni Volcano. Follow a bumpy trail to an active volcano crater. Back aboard the boat continue your journey and land on the island of Palea Kameni. The boat will take you within 50 meters of the thermal springs. Swim, splash or relax in the green sulfurous water. Get to know the island of Thirasia, once part of Santorini before a volcanic eruption. On the beach you can swim, eat or explore the old village of Manola, with its spiral staircases and quaint houses. Finally the King Thiras takes you to the port of Ammoudi, just below Ia. Walk the 300 steps to reach Ia and be rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. About half an hour after sunset your bus returns from Ia to the pick-up location.
  • Bus transfer
  • Pick-up and drop off for selected hotels in Fira, Imerovigli, Kamari, Ia or Perissa
  • Entry price
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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The description is not fully accurate, as the "King Thira" doesn't actually drop you at the ammoudi port, but the Athinios port, from where it originally sets sail. Then it takes you to Oia by bus. It does show you Oia from close in the caldera waters though, which was also a nice experience, but they should have mentioned the same in the description. Other than that, it was very well organized and our tour guide "Vaso" gave us loads of information and was super nice.

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March 24, 2023

The sites we visited were as described and enough time was provided to enjoy each. Our tour guide was delightful and knowledgeable. She gave of her time and never was distracted from the group The bus was very clean and in great condition, the driver was friendly. He was an excellent driver for the challenge going roads in Santorini. I highly recommend this tour and hopefully your guide is Vaso !

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March 24, 2023

This is a great tour! In just one day we got to learn a lot about the island, it’s history and what it is today, we visited some really cool spots, it was interesting and fun! Our guide Vaso was amazing! Loved her stories about Santorini and her cheerful spirit, we enjoyed our day with her :)

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 70671