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Nea Kameni

Greece
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Ranked #25 of 47 attractions in Santorini
Type: Islands
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic to see a volcano so close up. There were 4 or 5 craters but just one of them with some activity. Not much but enough to understand what powers still was underneath your feet. The last eruption was back in 1950. There were censores placed around the craters, monitoring activity. If it starts the scientists will know it days... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I'm glad I saw the volcano. Its landscapes are out of this world. It was a good hike, a bit on the hot side, but offered a lot of stunning photo ops.

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Excursion with Thomson. The guide Kim was absolutely brilliant. Boat trip to the volcano where you walk to the top, relaxing trip to the hot springs where you can swim if you wish, then a relaxing sail back to the port. Half day.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the sailing trip to the volcano. The entrance was only 2 euro. The hike was not so hard, compared to other volcano I've been. And once you reach the top, there will be a lot of people taking pictures. However, it's a nice spot to look back to Santorini and see the island from afar. The sea looked... More

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Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We booked this excursion through our cruise ship and was glad we did the morning excursion. It's HOT on those black rocks. The walk/hike was an easy to medium walk uphill. I would recommend wearing closed toe shoes because of the all the small rocks that can get stuck in your shoes. There were some people who did have sandals... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Purchase the ticket from our hotel for 15 euro. We need to get to the old port of Fira on our own. From Fira, one can choose to walk down the steep steps or take a cable car down which costs 5 euros for one way, I suggest walk down and take the cable car up. At the port, there... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We took the King Thiras boat to Nea Kameni and climbed the volcano before going for a swim in the hot springs and sulphurous mud. My daughter (9 years old) enjoyed the swim although a couple of other travellers struggled to make the swim, there is a safety boat on hand just in case. We then visited Thirassia for lunch... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I'm sorry, but I just can't endorse this barren, sulfuric climb, unless of course, I was on the moon. It just doesn't offer much to climb all that loose volcano rock to come to view a depression that is, to say the least, underwhelming...

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you go to Santorini, dont miss Nea Kameni. The view of the cliffs of the main island is awesome and the landscape of Nea Kameni seems to be from a sci-fi movie.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It's definitely a place worth visiting when you're in Santorini ! It's completely breathtaking and you feel like you actually on a different planet! It's a long walk though to the top but the views are AMAZING when you get there! Unforgettable experience !

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