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All About Sea Excursions in Santorini Island

Updated on October 21, 2013


The natural beauty of Santorini is known all over the world. The volcanic eruption of 1.600 B.C. created the caldera, an amazing geological phenomenon. View from the top of the caldera is astonishing but sailing in caldera's waters is the best way to feel the magnificence of this gorgeous landscape. A cruise in the caldera waters is considered one of the best activities in Santorini. Visitors include always a sea excursion to their visit in Santorini and become part of organized cruises that stop at the top shore attractions in the island of Santorini. Read all details and find ideas for a sailing experience like no other in Santorini!

Catamaran Tours

Sea excursion by a Catamaran Boat around volcanoes, hot springs and caldera.
Sea excursion by a Catamaran Boat around volcanoes, hot springs and caldera.

Choose your boat

In Santorini you can find many types of sea excursions with options like a private cruise for you and your friends or be part of an organized sea excursion with a guide, who is giving all the information about geology and history. As for boat types, you can select sailing with a modern and luxurious catamaran or a traditional boat. You can also rent a boat, if you are experienced in sailing, and discover in your own time the beauty of coastal Santorini.

Google Map of Santorini

Map of Santorini Tours

Map including the basic routes of the trips around the Island of Santorini
Map including the basic routes of the trips around the Island of Santorini


The stops of a sea excursion in Santorini include the Red Beach, which is the most impressive beach of Santorini and the White Beach that can be reached only by boat and has a really interesting sea depths for keen on diving visitors.

Boat trips in Santorini also include a stop in one of the island's major attraction; the volcanoes. There are plenty of things that you can do during your visit to the volcanoes like swimming at the Hot Springs and walk to the crater of the volcano.

You can add at your sea excursion in Santorini a visit to the neighboring island of Thirasia that is part of the Santorini island complex and enjoy another point of view of Santorini’s beauty.

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The duration of a sea excursion in Santorini varies from three to eight hours depending the sailing package you will choose. You can choose between the daytime routes or cruises at sunset time where you enjoy the magnificent sunset of Santorini on board. The boat trips in Santorini are providing food and drinks with choices of meat or vegetarian meals.

Wedding on board in another choice for your sailing experience in Santorini. Surprise your guests with this gorgeous idea for a wedding like no other. You can also organize a wedding reception or party on the boat and share beautiful moments with your beloved ones.

This is probably the best way to enjoy and feel the power of the caldera. Sailing in Santorini is an experience that all visitors of the island must live. Choose the boat type, the time, the food and enjoy one of the most memorable experiences of your life by taking a tour in Santorini.

The Volcano of Santorini

In this Photo: The volcano of Santorini
In this Photo: The volcano of Santorini


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    • bobkaiser300 profile image

      Joseph Kaiser 4 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      It looks like a great getaway spot! How do you get there?

    • freecampingaussie profile image

      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      It is a beautiful place to be out on a boat . We loved our visit there and recommend it for sure !