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Review of Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano
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Ranked #21 of 163 things to do in Santorini
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

How often do you get to walk up an active volcano ? Well, this was our chance. But yeah, if you are expecting lava and magma flowing out ... you are sure to be disappointed. That part of the volcano is under water (thankfully) and you get to see only the rocks that have formed over the years due to eruptions. What I found most fascinating was the difference in topography of two parts of island - which were made from two different explosions. One the recent one was barren with large rocks and the other one had withered with time and had vegetation etc coming.
If you are the adventure types, and like to trek a little, I would suggest you to take a boat and go on this island. Its nice !!

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

It was a nice hike in / up and back from the tour ship. Definitely a fun thing to do and not often you can stand on a volcano with wisps of sulphur still coming out of the ground.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We paid €17 each from Perissa for the trip to the volcano, swim in the hot springs and a few hours in Thirassia, boat back to the port in Santorini and a taxi back to the hotel.
It starts at 10.30 and you are taken by bus to a boat at the port. You go straight to the volcano and are given roughly 1 hour 30 minutes there. The climb is pretty easy and I did it in small sandals (did not pack sneakers for the holiday) and it was fine. Don't be put off by the "wear comfortable shoes" tagline. Obviously sneakers would make it very easy but sandals are fine. The climb to the top takes about 40 minutes and it is quite impressive at the top. You can look down on the crater and the views from the top to Santorini are simply breathtaking.
After the volcano you get back on the boat and go to the hot springs. They anchor the boat a little bit away from the springs so you have to swim through cold water to get there. They are lovely but are more warm than hot. You have about 20 minutes there and then swim back to the boat. You sail directly to Thirassia, a tiny island with a few restaurants. Our experience of the restaurants was not good. They seem to display and cook for the boats coming in and then pack away. They fish was certainly not fresh. If doing it again I would have a quick bite (a sandwich or gyros) and save my appetite for a good dinner back on Santorini in the evening where the food is streets ahead.
Back on the boat and back to the port. A taxi met us and brought us back to the hotel for 6.20pm.
All in all a good trip and certainly worth the money.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

we joined the valcano trip, they ship us from the old pier at Fira to the volcano national park, go for a walk on the volcano, we literally saw the white smoke coming from the leaks.... and the view is wonderful! you can see the moon-shaped island of santorini from the volcano, this is a different view point. and then a little swim in the so called "warm spring" area, but it was a bit cold in the water at mid October...

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Nice experience to go to a volcano.Take the big tours which are much cheaper,we paid 30 euros for two which include hot sprigs and volcano.You will go from Fira port (so bare in mind you have to paid either 8 euros return with cable car,donkey ride 10 euros return or walk down the port...)

The tours stared with the hot springs which was quite funny to feel and see.The boat stop about 20 meters from the shore so you have to swim your way to the hot springs, so if you not comfortable in the water be careful.They will let you enjoy the water for about 30 minutes.

The you will make your way by boat again to the volcano.You will have to pay 2 euros to g inside the volcano park, we knew it by reading the review on TA but they don't tell you when you book.You have about 1h30 min to go up and down which is enough.Quite amazing to be on a volcano, you can really smell the sulfur.The walk can be a bit hard but i saw people "climbing" with flip-flops so i"m sure it is doable for a lot of people.

You will then make your way back to the port where hopefully you won't arrive at the same time as a cruise boat....In that case you will have to wait a bit for the cable car...

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