Photo: Tobias Schorr

Santorini Volcano and Geo-tour

7 day Available Days:
2019-04-14
2019-04-21
2019-05-11
2019-09-21
2019-09-28
Santorini, Greece Cyclades

If you watch a documentary about the Lost Atlantis, you will always watch scenes from the Santorini, famed for its beauty. Some say the island was part of the last Atlantis, and that before 1627 B.C. there was a huge volcanic eruption that destroyed this mythical place. With this tour you’ll get a chance to discover the beauty and (geological) history of the island on scenic hikes along its caldera edge and on its many unknown paths. Tobias and Tom will introduce the secrets of this volcano and explain its workings. Santorini was the home of the Minoan culture, and even today we can find traces of the people living there up until the geological disaster. The volcano also created fertile soil that boasts rare plants and produces the famous Santorini vines. There are some traditional villages like Emporio or Akrotiri, that are not yet spoiled by mass tourism. Your guides speak Greek which means you can enjoy direct contact with the locals, including a friend who lives on one of the two volcanoes in the middle of the caldera. The hiking tour is a combination of hiking and sailing with a private boat.

Photo: Tobias Schorr

  1. Arrival at Santorini airport and transfer to the hotel in Oia or Akrotiri village.
  2. Visit of the prehistoric excavation at Akrotiri, drive to Thira town and its museum. Hike along the caldera to Oia village and arrival in time to watch the sunset.
  3. Drive to Pyrgos village and hiking down to the castle-like village of Emporio.
  4. Hike to the red beach of Acrotiri and discover some great geological features.
  5. Drive to Kamari and climb to the ancient acropolis of Old Thira, then hike to Perisa.
  6. Tour with a private boat to the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni with a longer stay on Palea Kameni island.
  7. Free day or optional activities.
  8. Transfer to Santorini airport and return back home.

This journey includes accommodation in good hotels, half board accommodation, transfers, boat tour, official guide in the excavations of Acrotiri, guide, and entrance fees.

Group size: about 4-8 people.

 

Price: From €1480

Single room supplement 150€