Duration 13 hours approximately
This bus tour takes us to the Center of the island and on the highest point where you will visit the hidden gems of the area. The first stop of the tour is the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias which was built on the highest point of the Island 550 meters above sea level. From there you will have a panoramic view of the whole island and it is breathtaking!!! After Profitet Elias we will continue to the village of Pyrgos, with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches and a Venetian Castle. The village is one of the highest points of the Island and the View is amazing overlooking the North West part of Santorini. From Pyrgos we continue to Athinios where we board the boat King Thiras. Our first stop with King Thiras boat will be the Volcanic Island of Nea Kameni where we walk up the ascending soil path and approach the crater of the still active Volcano to reach the crater. After reaching the crater you walk down the dirt path to the boat to continue our journey to the Island of Palea Kameni where the boat will stop around 50 meters from the opening and you can swim in the green sulphur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet or just enjoy the view. The journey continues after the hot springs to Thirassia Island which was once part of Santorini before the big Explosion of the Volcano. There you will stay for two hours and you will have the opportunity to do some activities like swimming on the beach of Thirassia, have lunch next to the Sea or just explore the Village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. King Thiras brings us then to the port of Amoudi underneath Oia where you will walk up the steps to reach Oia in order to enjoy one of the most amazing sunsets in the world. The tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset when you will gather at the pickup point in Oia where the bus will be waiting to bring you back to the point where you started from.
Departure time :
- Fira May Until 4/9: 8:45, From 5/9 to October: 09:00
- Kamari May Until 4/9: 8:30, From 5/9 to October: 08:45
- Perissa May Until 4/9: 8:30, From 5/9 to October: 08:45
*Kindly note that there is a 2,50 € entrance fee to the volcano collected by local Authorities on the spot. For the volcano, wear comfortable shoes and take sun protection with you. All your personal belongings must be taken from the bus and from the boat. * King Thiras offer snacks and beverages on board (not included in the price). Internet connection is not available on all parts of the Caldera.
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Visit: Monastery of Prophet Elias, Pyrgos village, Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirasia and Sunset in Oia
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