Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Greek Lunch and Drinks

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Cyclades

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Cruise around the postcard-perfect island of Santorini on this 5-hour, luxury catamaran tour. Choose from a daytime or sunset cruise, then take in stunning views of the caldera as you glide through the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea. Relax off the Red Beach and White/Mesa Pigadia beach for swimming and snorkeling before stopping at the volcanic warm springs, where parts of the water are warmer due to the active volcano.  If you’ve opted for the sunset cruise, witness first-hand one of the island’s famous sunsets. A delicious barbeque and complimentary Greek wine and beer provide the finishing touches. Numbers limited to 18 guests, ensuring a small-group experience.
Choose from a daytime or sunset cruise, then begin with a pickup from your Santorini hotel. Hop inside an air-conditioned minivan and relax on the journey to the cruise departure point. On arrival, be greeted by your professional skipper before settling into a comfortable spot aboard a deluxe catamaran. Take in views of the caldera and the cascade of sugar cube buildings as your boat slips away from shore and out onto the open waters of the Aegean Sea. Relax on deck and soak up the sun and island sights. If you’re feeling thirsty, make for the onboard bar to refresh with complimentary sodas, Greek wine and beer. After around 30 minutes, stop near the Red Beach. Here, enjoy free time to swim, snorkel, or simply relax in the sun on board the catamaran. Back on board, dry off with a provided towel as you glide along the coast to southern Santorini’s beautiful beaches. Stop at the White or Mesa-Pigadia Beach, where you’ll have the opportunity to swim in the crystalline waters. Should you wish, pull on a provided snorkel set and flippers, and set off in search of vibrant life below sea level. Lastly anchor near the warm springs by Santorini’s famous volcanos: Nea and Palea Kameni islands. Optionally submerge yourself in the warm sulfurous waters of the volcanic craters for a relaxing and reviving bath. The naturally formed volcanic crater is said to have medicinal powers against skin and bone diseases. When the time comes, enjoy a tantalizing barbeque lunch or dinner (depending on cruise option selected) on board your catamaran, freshly cooked while traveling at sea. Sink your teeth into a selection of light fried Greek fish fillet, grilled chicken fillets, Greek salad, Greek pasta with tomato sauce , bread and Greek spreads and appetizers. Approximately 30 minutes later, start for your return journey. If you’ve opted for the sunset cruise, watch in awe as the sun slips from the sky and ribbons of red, orange and pink spread out around the horizon. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel. Please note: the stop at the Red and/or White Beach may be changed to a different beach, depending on your experienced catamaran skipper’s judgement of weather and sea conditions on the day of your cruise. In every swimming stop opportunity, the catamaran boat anchors near the beaches in deep waters as the vessel is not able to dock on the actual beaches in shallow waters.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional Greek skipper
  • Complimentary drinks (wine, beer, sodas and water)
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Full Greek lunch or dinner
  • Hot springs entrance fee
  • Beach Towels
  • Restrooms / Changing room
  • Lunch / Dinner menu:
  • Greek Fish fillet (light fried)
  • Grilled chicken fillets 
  • Grilled shrimps
  • Pasta with tomato sauce and basil
  • Salads
  • Appetizers (tzatziki, spreads)
  • Bread 

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • •Cable car tickets for cruise ship travelers (6.00 Euros per person, per ride).

Highlights

  • Snorkel gear included
  • Lunch included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour
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