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Private Group Volcano, Hot Springs, And Winery

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This group tour for 30 - 35 guests is perfect for larger groups that are active, enjoy tasting new wines and wish to do something "outside of the box." Get up close to an active volcano and then taste one of the islands other natural creations.

Private Group Volcano, Hot Springs and Winery

This group tour for 30 - 35 guests is perfect for larger groups that are active, enjoy tasting new wines and wish to do something outside of the box. First, you will meet your professionally-trained and local guide on the tender pier at Fira. From here, you will board a kaiki(tender) and sail to the lava islet of Nea Kameni. There you will leave the boat and set out on an approximately 20-minute uphill walk on a soil and rock path observing the lava fragments and volcanic rock formations.

Once you reach the top of the crater, look for steam coming out of the craters walls. You will have some free time to look into the crater, enjoy the view across the caldera and take lots of photos. Then, you will descend back to the kaiki. Leaving the volcanic island, you will sail towards the thermal springs at Palea Kameni. The boat will anchor at the green sulfuric waters and you will have the chance to take a quick dip in the warm waters of the thermal spring.

From the hot springs you will sail to Athinios Port where your transportation will be waiting. Leaving Athinios port, you will ascend along the colorful rocky sides of the caldera wall while enjoying panoramic views of Santorini and the caldera. Once at the top, you will be driven to one of the local wineries for a brief explanation of the unique Santorini style of wine making and a tasting of three of the most famous wines of Santorini.

From the winery, continue on through the beautiful countryside to Fira, the picturesque capital town of the island, built on the rim of the caldera wall. After a brief orientation from your tour guide, you will be on your own to explore the twisting pedestrian streets in search of jewelry, gifts or the perfect view over the caldera while you enjoy a coffee or another glass of Greek wine.

When you are ready to return to your ship, use your included cable car ticket to return to the tender pier in Fira.

Please Note: This tour offers customized departure times between 7:30 AM and 7:00 PM. If your preferred departure time is not listed, please contact us to place your request.

This tour has been designed to accommodate groups of 30 or 35 guests maximum. Groups with more than 35 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please take this information into consideration when booking.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $94.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Water/Beach, Walking
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Wine tasting is Included.
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing over top of your swim suit. We also suggest a towel and comfortable, closed-toe walking or hiking shoes plus sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
The lava surface is a mixture of hard rock, crevices and loose gravel that can cause slipping. Closed-toe, walking or hiking shoes are highly recommended. Fira, as well as most of the island's villages, is a hilltop town that consists of mostly pedestrian streets. Many of these streets are nothing more than wide sidewalks of smooth stones pushed into cement which makes for a bumpy surface. There are considerable steps involved as well. Expect long lines for the cable car. Guests with any physical mobility issues should take all of the above into consideration before booking. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.