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Caldeira de Santorin

Practical information on Caldeira de Santorin

  • Romantic
  • Island
  • Viewpoint
  • Volcano
  • Essential
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 5h 15 minute boat journey from Athens
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Caldeira de Santorin

Gaelle Vincent Seasoned Traveller
17 written opinions

It is one of the most famous views of the Cyclades and the Santorini caldera is a must-see destination on a trip to the Greek islands.

My suggestion:
You can visit throughout the year but it is best to avoid the high season when there are many visitors from all over the world.
My review

Santorini caldera was created by the eruption of a volcano whose crater was submerged by the sea. Cliffs plunging straight into the sea, volcanic islands in the centre and a main island which surrounds them in a half moon shape, all bear witness to the turbulent past.

I came across the caldera as I arrived from Athens by boat at sunset. The view of the cliffs was breathtaking.

The many ways to explore the caldera are on offer in Fira. I decided to walk down to the port of Fira Skala via a little footpath (you can also go down by mule or a cable car) and I boarded a boat heading for the islands.

I loved this trip to visit the volcano which included a stop to bathe in the hot springs of Palia Kamena, but I was disappointed by the glass bottom boat which should have given us a view of the sea bed, but which was far too cloudy for us to see anything.

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