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Bella Aurora & Thalassa

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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
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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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A real highlight of our holiday

We were cruising on the Norwegian Jade and had less than a day in Santorini arriving at 2pm and having to be back on the Ship by 9:30pm. Instead of the 2:30hr Volcano Hiking trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were cruising on the Norwegian Jade and had less than a day in Santorini arriving at 2pm and having to be back on the Ship by 9:30pm. Instead of the 2:30hr Volcano Hiking trip (official tour) we opted for 6hrs on the lovely sailing boat the Thalassa. We got to not only hike up the volcano & swim in... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In reading other people's reviews I noticed a constant theme which was " trip of my lifetime" and that proved to be the same with my trip on Thalassa traditional boat in Santorini this summer. Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout from the bow to aft among a graceful hospitality which Thalassa boat is famed. No ocean of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As we waited for our yachts to arrive we had 2 other yachts turn up. I feared it was the yacht we're about to board. They loaded them on like a refugee boat!! Packed like sardines! It was ridiculous. Then the Thalassa turned up. 65 footer easy. A grand old ship. Only 29 on board, PLENTY of room. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were recommended this boat cruise by our hotel concierge. It was one of the best tours my boyfriend and I have been on. The walk up the volcano, the swim in the hot springs, the fantastic dinner, and the beautiful sunset are moments we will never forget. The crew seemed to enjoy what they do and were available when... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group decided to go on a boat trip in the caldera and we couldn´t have been happier with the choice! Thalassa is a beautiful, historically re-build sailing boat which offered enough space for everyone (compared to the other, fully packed boats). The crew was extremly friendly and knowledgable, like Cristina our tourguide. We had the possiblity to swim in... More 

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Melville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The volcano was amazing. Hot Springs so cool. Swimming in the bluest water I've ever seen. Sunset <3

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience on Bella Aurora was quite good. The staff were nice, the ship was great. This is definitely more suitable for those who are more inclined to be 'active'. The volcano hike is not easy. Doable, but not easy. There were several in our group who got to point A (after about 5min, that's pretty easy), and didn't make... More 

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Patras, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay in Santorini we had an amazing experience with Bella Aurora! We did a private tour as a family with our friends, visiting the volcano and the island of Thirasia where we had an unforgettable swim in the deep blue clear water, watching the little fish playing around us.Lunch was amazing with different dishes of Greek traditional food,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend & I spent ages researching boat trips in Santorini & I have to say that this excursion (the sunset cruise) was the perfect choice. It is not too expensive, compared to some of the other trips on offer & the crew were all very friendly & helpful. We chose the option to pay an extra €8 for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With my wife I was with my wife to do the tour on the sailing vessel Thalassa , ship very beautiful and well kept , wonderful places and crew very polite and nice . The volcano tour is very interesting , too bad that the guide speaks English too well , joke my English it is was not on enough... More 

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