Santorini, also known as the 'Black Pearl of the Aegean' is by far the most spectacular of the Greek Islands. Around 1500 BC a volcanic eruption caused the central part of the island to sink into the sea, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around the harbor formed in the volcano's Caldera. Enjoy an unforgettable four-day tour exploring Santorini's volcano and the surrounding black, red and white beaches at at your leisure.
The crescent shape of the island is a consequence of the activity of the volcano in prehistoric times. The island itself owes its very existence to the volcano. No trip to Santorini is complete without watching a sunset or sunrise from the village of Oia, perched on the cliffs of the caldera looking out to the Aegean sea.
There are many beaches dotted along the eastern coast including the famous Perissa and Perivolos beaches which together form the longest black sanded beach on the island. And be sure to visit Red beach with its high red cliffs and its hand size pebbles submerged beneath the crystal clear water.
Day two will take you to the volcano, the youngest volcanic lands in the Eastern Mediterranean. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you climb the volcano and swim in the lovely hot springs! You will also discover Thirassia, separated from Santorini by an eruption in 236 BC.
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Departure Point:Central Athens hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details:Concludes at Piraeus Port on Day 4
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Fira town, Santorini
- Hotel pickup from Athens
- Return Economy Hydrofoil tickets between Piraeus and Santorini
- Roundtrip shared transfer between Santorini Port and hotel
- 3 nights accommodation in a standard volcano view room or similar
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks unless specified
- Entrance fees to the Volcano - approximately €2 per person
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Hotel check out in Santorini is at 12:00pm and Hydrofoil departure is not until the afternoon
- Please note Hotels in Fira and Firostefani have a lot of steps
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Itinerary:Day 01: Athens - Santorini
Depart Athens at 6:30am from your Athens hotel to Piraeus pier for hydro embarkation, sailing to Santorini. Early afternoon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Hotel Loucas or similar.
Day 02: Santorini - Thirassia
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Athinios Port for embarkation on board a small vessel to the volcano. Climb the volcano, enjoy an optional swim in the hot springs and discover Thirassia before returning to Athinios Port at around 5:00pm. Please note, the hot springs are accessible by a short swim from the ship to the cove, which might not be suitable for the less adventurous. Spend the evening at leisure.
Day 03: Santorini
The day is yours at leisure to explore the mysterious and majestic Santorini, the 'Black Pearl of the Aegean' and perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. Around 1500 BC a volcanic eruption caused the central part of the island to sink into the sea, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around the harbor formed in the volcano's Caldera.
Day 04: Santorini - Piraeus
Mid morning transfer to Santorini pier for embarkation on the hydro to Piraeus arriving at approximately 8:00pm
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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