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Address: | Old Port of Fira, Imerovigli 84700, Greece
Phone Number: +30 22860 24024
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Come! Sail away with us on a memorable voyage.You will board our authentic...
Come! Sail away with us on a memorable voyage.You will board our authentic Brigantine Thalassa at the picturesque old port of Fira.We will set sail for the small port of the volcano. When we arrive your guide will lead you up to the rim of the volcanic crater where smoke rises up and the stones are hot to the touch. Remember to bring good walking shoes and a hat to protect you from the sun.Leaving the volcano, our ship heads for the “hot springs”. There you can bathe in the warm waters (don’t forget your bathing suite and towel) . During the remainder of our voyage, we pass by Thirassia, where you have the chance to swim again in the blue crystal cleal waters while the captain and his crew prepare plenty of traditional Greek meze (appetizers) and you’ll have the chance to taste the renowned wine from Santorini. Next we come to the northern tip of Santorini and the town of Ia with its two small seaports Ammoudi and Armeni. From our sailing boat we have a unique vantage point for viewing the lovely traditional settlement of Ia. Here you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.Then we will set the sails and head back to Fira enjoying the wine and live saxophone music as the sun magically sets into the sea.
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Excellent experience and a miraculous sunset!!

The excursion with “Thalassa” was the second time my girlfriend and I visited the volcano by boat and I must say that it’s definitely worth going again. Thalassa is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The excursion with “Thalassa” was the second time my girlfriend and I visited the volcano by boat and I must say that it’s definitely worth going again. Thalassa is a beautiful, old fashioned boat, whose flair made the whole trip very romantic and sweet. It’s definitely a no brainer for couples and families, even though I am sure that going... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

For starters i want to inform the company that we booked with your boat because we were told that we are going to have two swimming stops and a great sailing experience during sunset.Instead of that our first stop at the springs was so short (less than 25 min)in my opinion for no reason.We heard the horn before we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely trip on a very beautiful boat, and a great guide Nadia it includes swimming hicking eating and it ends with a marvelous sunset. the staff is great very nice. i was with my family and we spent a marvelous time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We booked this last minute through a local tour company in Firastefani the lady there was fantastic. The cruise was great,not to many people on board. Nadia our host and your guide was fantastic, she walked us up the volcano and told us all about its history. We got back on the boat and went to the hot springs and... More 

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Boxholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have been on volcano excursions before in Santorini but this one was a much better experience. everything from the beautiful yachts to the friendly and informative guide made this excursion a really enjoyable experience. I can thoroughly recommend them!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had an exceptional day on the tour - highly recommend it to all! We headed to a volcano and hiked to the top. The tour guide explained everything about the history and the eruptions that had occurred, really interesting. After we headed to a number of warm springs for swimming and ended with some food and even Greek dancing!... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This boat trip was a lot of fun. We visited the volcano. The guide shared a lot of information. We went into the hot springs. We then swam into the bay. We had an excellent dinner. The sunset in Ioa was very romantic with live saxophone music.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We did this afternoon-sunset cruise to celebrate my husband’s birthday and we absolutely loved it! We were lucky to have a smaller group with Nadia as our host (I have read fantastic reviews about her and she did not disappoint!). We hiked up the fascinating Nea Kameni volcano, had a quick dip at the “hot (warm) springs”, and the Bella... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have spent some time researching a good company to take a day cruise with while in Santorini. While there are so many options which also looked great, I decided to go with Bella Aurora & Thalassa as they have boats that are just fantastic. Other companies mostly use catamarans. These guys have boats that are replicas of 18 century... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The sunset cruise in the Thalassa ship was amazing. Our host/guide Nadia was very informative and welcoming. The ship made a few stop - at the Nea Kameni volcano (got out and hiked to the top), the hot springs (incredible swim), and then off another island to do more swimming. We were given snacks which were good and ended the... More 

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