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Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking Trail
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Sea Kayaking Tour in Santorini from Mesa Pigadia
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Overpriced Volcano Tours

Since the volcano has no main crater, which would make a tour more spectacular, we have decided to take a ride just around Nea Kameni.
However, most of the trips were offered only in package, where you visit the hot springs being not hot at all, in Palea Kameni and afterwards also Thirasia with a lot of low quality taverns.
The cheapest tour, I have found, would have cost 180 €, but I got also an offer for a 135 € per person "you do not get what you pay for" tour.

Unique Suggestions We did not take any volcano tour!!!

Fun Alternatives We took a ride by a tiny fishing boat from Kamari beach to the lighthouse and back.
The views were simply amazing, looking to the beaches, the caldera and the neighbouring island on the Aegean Sea for a fraction of the cost of the volcano tour.

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Jul 28, 2009


While in Santorini, we noticed that a lot of huge cruise ships stop there for half day.
Fira is located on the top of the caldera, while the port is at obviously sea level. It is possible to reach the city by climbing a long mule track (either on foot or with a mule) or by cableway. In both cases, since a cruise ship hosts a large number of tourists, it takes ages to reach Fira and we saw a lot of people (above all those with children) staying in the port, which is nothing worth seeing. Moreover, Fira is a very small city which is litterally invaded and that cannot be appreciated in all its splendour...

Unique Suggestions I think it is preferable to enjoy the island from the cruise ship, at least you can get an overall idea of how magic this spot is.

Fun Alternatives If you want to visit more than one island in the Cycaldes, you can take ferries to move from one island to the other. Connections are affordable and very frequent.

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Feb 12, 2008
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“The sleeping giant”, asleep for the time being, but not dead. It is believed that when the volcano erupted in the 14th century BC it caused a tidal wave that destroyed the cities of Minoan Crete....
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Red Beach

After visiting the Akrotiri excavations we followed the road that leads to the Red beach, a famous beach because of its (red of course) color. It was just 700m from Akrotiri entrance, then the road...
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Fira is the capital town of Santorini and for many day trippers the place where they will spend most of their time in Santorini. Beautifully located on the edge of the caldera cliffs this is what you...
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Mylopotas Beach

Mylopotas beach is the biggest beach on the island with a lot of accommodation, bars, restaurants and of course water sports. Mylopotas beach is located on the other side of the island but you can...
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