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Bella Aurora & Thalassa

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Address: | Old Port of Fira, Imerovigli 84700, Greece
Phone Number: +30 22860 24024
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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We <3 Kristina!

I did this tour two days ago and it was spectacular. The caldera hike is done first and you can take breaks if you get tired - it isn't too long, don't get discouraged! The hot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Zach M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first day we watched the sunset from thira with crowds huddled around us. Our second day we signed up for this awesome tour. Highlights are definitely sunset and sax. The volcano hike was informative but very hot. The overall sights are mind blowing. The mezes dinner was alright but nothing special, at least they had plenty of wine. Beware... More 

Thank Nicq
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I did this tour two days ago and it was spectacular. The caldera hike is done first and you can take breaks if you get tired - it isn't too long, don't get discouraged! The hot springs are fun and strange (Bring a swimsuit you don't mind destroying, you'll see why). Dinner was perfect and plentiful, and the sunset by... More 

1 Thank Zach M
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The description of the tour is very accurate! We were picked up and taken back from Oia and taken directly to and from the port so it was very worth the additional 8 euros. The volcano hike was very informative, and a little more difficult than we anticipated. We were glad that we left our 2 year old daughter with... More 

1 Thank Susan E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful boat. Not very crowded. Very kind people. Good quality Greek snack. Friendly crew. Very enjoyable. Couple of swimns in the sea. Recommended.

Thank Hector G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We're usually independent travellers, but we booked this tour as we liked the idea of a boat trip on Santorini. I tell you - this trip on Thalassa schooner continually exceeded our expectations throughout the day. It was fabulous, and we loved it. The boat was great, the crew was awesome, guide Christina was very knowledgeable and fun. There was... More 

1 Thank Amie L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this cruise based on trip advisor reviews and listing. We were not disappointed. Booking was easy via their website. Collected from our hotels in nice air con people carrier and taken to the port - all on time. Boat is a replica pirate ship and seems very authentic. Crew were lovely. Host Christina was a buddle of fun... More 

1 Thank Steve G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this cruise through the Gran View Hotel in Megalochori. The best decision we made on this trip. My kids loved it too. Hike the volcano, swim in the hot springs, watch the sunset in Oia as a saxophone is playing on the boat. Amazing time and great crew. Food was good too!

1 Thank jsaint625
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boat trip was definitely a highlight of our trip to Santorini. The host Christina was good fun and easy to talk to, she was full of knowledge about Santorini and the surrounding islands. The volcano was interesting however the swimming at the hot springs was slightly disappointing (certainly the word "hot" oversells it) There was a good variety of... More 

Thank Lee W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Santorini, our hotel recommended the Thalassa. We had an amazing time! Christina, our guide on the boat, was amazing! So friendly, informative, and warm! Everything was great from the guided hike of the volcano, to the hot springs, swimming, dinner, live music, and views of the amazing sunset. The best way to see the sunset without all the... More 

Thank Suzy P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This activity was recommended by our hotel, and I am very glad that we took this option. We travelled on the Thalassa, a replica of an old brigantine ship. This was a beautifully crafted vessel, and during the return to port the crew hoisted the sails which provided the most brilliant experience as we sailed and watched the sun set.... More 

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