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Nea Kameni

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Ranked #25 of 46 attractions in Santorini
Type: Islands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Goa Velha, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The boat ride was very pleasant. You can get refreshments/ beverages for sale on board. The island is entirely volcanic rock- black like coal- looks gradually inclined but the gradient was quite steep in some areas. You must be in fair shape to go up as time is limited. Its part of the Kameni geological reserve. The paths are not... More

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Mainz, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is a must visit. There were places where you could see actual sulphur fumes. The island also have several spots to offer great views.

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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I spent a week in Santorini, and so the boat ride to Nea Kameni was on our list of "possible things to consider." We decided it would be remiss not to visit the volcano responsible for such a lovely island. We booked with Dakoutros-the Calipso Glass Bottom Boat only because it was available at a convenient time,... More

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