Santorini Volcano Tour
What are you going to find in this article?
From the ports of Fira or from Athinios You can visit by sailboat the islands of the caldera. The full tour lasts 3 hours, costs 20 euros And IIncludes the visit to the island of Nea Kameni, where the active volcano is located, and a bath in the sea in a coastal area of sulphurous hot waters.
If going to catch the boat in Fira, it should be taken into account that You can access the port by three ways: in Donkey, walking or in Cable. If you have time, walk down, since The view during the descent is spectacular.
The uninhabited Nea Kameni Island (new burnt), located in the center of the volcanic caldera, It houses the «Nea Kameni National geological Natural Park» Located on the active volcano of Santorini. The entrance to the park costs 2 euros. The island is devoid of vegetation.
The ToScenso to the same summit is done walking and lasts 20-30 minutes. There is no crater, there are only some small hot depressions that contain sulfur and gypsum crystals from which fumes of sulfur smell come out (Fumaroles). This island has been formed by successive volcanic eruptions the last of which took place in 1950.
Right now The volcano is in a state of tranquility A few miles below the island. The only thing that testifies to its existence are the fumaroles of hot gases that are seen in the summit of the island and some coastal areas of Aguas Calientes Azufradas.
Tips on the excursion to the volcano
Since it includes both a walk in the volcano and baths in the hot springs near the volcano, do not forget Wear on one side, flip-flops, and on the other, sneakers For the ride.
It is very important that Take also water, given the warmth it usually does. As for bathing in The thermal waters, usually leave quite shattered the clothes that use for the bath. This is not to say that the bathroom is detrimental, much less, but given the sulfur that owns the water, the bathing clothes do not usually go well stop.
Where to book or rent the excursion to the volcano?
As for Book The Excursion, you can do it, either in the same ports of Athinios Or Fira, or in almost Any of the accommodations and reservation offices of cars all over the island, since they already have agreed with the boats the excursions and sell the tickets. And very Important: Without any commission, it will cost you the same tickets for the excursion in the ports that in the Alojamentos.
There is a Extension of this excursion, which brings you to visit the Thirasia Island And then it takes you to Oia To see the Sunset, it costs about €40. From here we advise you to go to Oia On your own, since you're going to enjoy it a lot more.