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“A nice experience, bring sturdy shoes”
Review of Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano
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Ranked #20 of 162 things to do in Santorini
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you have more than one day on Santorini, then do one of the little cruises that take you around the caldera and takes you to the volcano. It is nice to walk around and see the volcano, and there are also nice views from the volcano.

Bring sturdy shoes since the walk up to the top of the volcano is rough gravel and rock. Entrance is 2 Euros.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

A six hour trip by boat to Santorini's still active volcano where the guided tour takes you to the top of the grey volcanic island where you can feel the hotspots and see sulphurous smoke emerge from the ground; the a chance to swim in the warm water from thermal springs (but only after swimming in the chillingly cold sea water; to Therasia for lunch and back via Oia.
A good day out but try for a sunny day - it could all be a bity bleak in the rain.

1  Thank trentechats
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

I did this trip a few years ago with a small boat out of the Port at the bottom of Thira
the centre. I did the white Island Aspronissi then the Hot Springs swim out to the
sulphurous bay next a visit to the active Volcano by then I was so into the trip and
walking up the volcano felt the heat through my shoes - I remember singing
"ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS" as I felt like an ant on the world.
Bye the way don't expect to see molten lava its more like a puff of smoke
from a cigarette - but it does put your life in perspective. Lastly a trip to Thirassia
what was originally part of the round Island a local lunch the last stop then being
La said as OIA a walk up 300 or so donkey steps and back then a shorter trip
in the boat back to the port and a bit weary but very exhuberant end of trip.


I recommend good shoes

3  Thank Susanna D
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Walking on an active volcano which wiped out Minoan civilization 3000 years back, fuming sulphur with multiple hues, the volcano island is the cone and the surrounding sea is the crater , the surrounding island of santorini(thera) is the rim of the crater, the magnitude of the place gives you goosebumps, walk down the cliffs in evening winds with church bells chiming, morning drive around the island visiting vineyards, relics, lighthouses, the best place ever visited by us, took morning olymic airlines from athens, stayed one night in lodge fira blue horizon (venere.com), returned next day by aegean speedlines fast cruise (a/c seat) to piraus port in evening.

4  Thank canindya
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is one of the most beautiful place that I have been. I visited Santorini in the month of February, not one of the most recommended months but I found it to be perfect. It was about 20 degrees and was not too hot as it would be in the month of June and the hotels were relatively Cheaper.

We made a 3 day trip to Santorini. Hiring a car is the best way to commute around as the buses are not so frequent (probably because it was an off season month). But, this also allows you to be flexible and stop at any beautiful site that you see.

We stayed in Oia but staying in Fira is what I would recommend as it is the centre of the Island and you can go to all the places from there in a short time. Oia is the north end of the Island and commuting to the other end is more time consuming.

On day 1 - We spent most of the evening in Oia and watching the beautiful sunset. It was a gorgeous one and you could just spend time looking at it. We were staying in one of the dome houses facing the caldera.

Day 2 - We covered the south of the Island and the famous beaches. We went to Perissa (the best black beach and a beautiful view) , Perivolos, Red beach and to the light house. All of them are in one stretch and one could just cover them in one day. You could also spend more time in here because of the sheer beauty it has but it depends on the time that is available to you. We spent quite some time at the light house as well. It wasn't too crowded but being there felt like being at the end of the world because water is all that you could see.

Day 3 - Trip to Nea Kamini (Volcano & Hot Spring) - I was skeptical on the visit to the island but it is a MUST visit. You would not get to see a volcano (even if it is dormant) anywhere else. There were volcanic rocks and actual sulphur fumes that you could see. There are lovely views that the island offers you and the shades of the water ranging between to blue to green.

It is a place worth a revisit as well. Do try out the traditional greek sweets, We loved it.

7  Thank gaurimeenal
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