Santorini Cruise with Traditional Caique

Sail in the caldera like fishermen used to!
4.5 hours
The traditional caique that trakes you around Santorini
per person 110

Embark on an adventure around Santorini like the fishermen of yesteryear, on board a traditional caique! The renovated vessel will take you from the port of Vlychada to iconic Santorinian destinations such as the Red Beach and the White Beach, famous for the volcanic pebbles of their respective colors, and the Santorini hot springs, a living testament to the island's volcanic past. You will also sail by the Venetian Lighthouse, an important landmark of the island that was used to warn sailors in days long gone. Stops to swim and take plenty of pictures as well as a delicious traditional meal on board add another dimension to your sailing cruise!

This summer, combine tradition and luxury with the Santorinian caldera in the background!

Daily upon request

110 euro per person

Your tour begins as a bus picks you and your co-travelers for the day up from a designated spot near your hotel and drops you off at the port of Vlychada. The port is on the south tip of the island, near a wonderful volcanic beach bearing the same name and laid with black sand. We will board a fully renovated caique, a marriage of tradition and luxury, and set sail for the caldera.

As we move west along the coast, we will sail past the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, a Minoan city dating as far back as the 5th millennium BCE. Close by, lies the Red Beach, one of the most recognizable spots on the island and our first stop for the day. You will have ample time to take a swim, grab plenty of photos to make your friends back home red with jealousy, or just take in the stunning scenery. Back on board we will set sail once more and pass by the White Beach, another uniquely colored spot on the island. Around the bend of Santorini, we will see the famous Venetian Lighthouse, an important landmark on the island, which was built during the end of the 19th century to warn sailors of the rocky shore ahead.

We have now reached the caldera, the submerged volcano on whose lip Santorini stands. A second stop is in order as soon as we reach the hot springs, a natural breathtaking place that is a testament to Santorini's volcanic past. Located in the small islet in Palea Kameni -a name meaning old scorched- the springs are rich in sulfur, iron and manganese which give the waters healing properties as well as a distinct green-orange color! You can once more take a swim or simply relax in the sun deck and take in the scenery!

On our way back to the port of Vlychada, the meal will be served on board, consisting of numerous local delicacies that will delight you! If you opted for the evening cruise, an extra stop just outside the port to watch the sunset will give a romantic aroma to a wonderful day at sea!

  • Transfers to and from a designated point near your hotel
  • Coffee, beverages as well as lunch or dinner on board
  • Use of towels
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Not Included:

  • Customary tips to your skipper and crew
  • The proposed itnerary may be altered due to weather conditions
  • The cruise can be implemented either in the morning or in the evening
  • The maximum number of participants for the cruise is 22 people
  • Vegetarian meals offered upon request