Silversea Luxury Cruises À SANTORINI

SANTORINI
SANTORINI

Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route—even if it's necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets from Ia, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns with a million other travelers. Called Kállisti (the "Loveliest") when first settled, the island has now reverted to its subsequent name of Thira, after the 9th-century-BC Dorian colonizer Thiras. The place is better known, however, these days as Santorini, a name derived from its patroness, St. View more

Irene of Thessaloniki, the Byzantine empress who restored icons to Orthodoxy and died in 802. You can fly conveniently to Santorini, but to enjoy a true Santorini rite of passage, opt instead for the boat trip here, which provides a spectacular introduction. After the boat sails between Sikinos and Ios, your deck-side perch approaches two close islands with a passage between them. The bigger one on the left is Santorini, and the smaller on the right is Thirassia. Passing between them, you see the village of Ia adorning Santorini's northernmost cliff like a white geometric beehive. You are in the caldera (volcanic crater), one of the world's truly breathtaking sights: a demilune of cliffs rising 1,100 feet, with the white clusters of the towns of Fira and Ia perched along the top. The bay, once the high center of the island, is 1,300 feet in some places, so deep that when boats dock in Santorini's shabby little port of Athinios, they do not drop anchor. The encircling cliffs are the ancient rim of a still-active volcano, and you are sailing east across its flooded caldera. On your right are the Burnt isles, the White isle, and other volcanic remnants, all lined up as if some outsize display in a geology museum. Hephaestus's subterranean fires smolder still—the volcano erupted in 198 BC, about 735, and there was an earthquake in 1956. Indeed, Santorini and its four neighboring islets are the fragmentary remains of a larger landmass that exploded about 1600 BC: the volcano's core blew sky high, and the sea rushed into the abyss to create the great bay, which measures 10 km by 7 km (6 mi by 4½ mi) and is 1,292 feet deep. The other pieces of the rim, which broke off in later eruptions, are Thirassia, where a few hundred people live, and deserted little Aspronissi ("White isle"). In the center of the bay, black and uninhabited, two cones, the Burnt Isles of Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni, appeared between 1573 and 1925. There has been too much speculation about the identification of Santorini with the mythical Atlantis, mentioned in Egyptian papyri and by Plato (who says it's in the Atlantic), but myths are hard to pin down. This is not true of old arguments about whether tidal waves from Santorini's cataclysmic explosion destroyed Minoan civilization on Crete, 113 km (70 mi) away. The latest carbon-dating evidence, which points to a few years before 1600 BC for the eruption, clearly indicates that the Minoans outlasted the eruption by a couple of hundred years, but most probably in a weakened state. In fact, the island still endures hardships: since antiquity, Santorini has depended on rain collected in cisterns for drinking and irrigating—the well water is often brackish—and the serious shortage is alleviated by the importation of water. However, the volcanic soil also yields riches: small, intense tomatoes with tough skins used for tomato paste (good restaurants here serve them); the famous Santorini fava beans, which have a light, fresh taste; barley; wheat; and white-skin eggplants.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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Excursions depuis SANTORINI

Akrotiri Excavations

Discover the excavation site of famed Akrotiri during this half-day tour.


In prehistoric times, the people who inhabited what today is known as Santorini, called the island Strongyle (round). These people enjoyed a high standard of living; they built two-story houses, tilled the earth and were skilled artists, recognising the beauty of colour.


Akrotiri Excavations

Depart the ship by a local tender to Athinios, where you join the waiting motor-coach. Enjoy your scenic drive to the southern end of the island and the archaeological site of Akrotiri. A volcanic eruption circa 1,600 BCE destroyed all life on the island, and the island itself sank beneath the waves. The excavations here, led by Professor Spyros Marintos, began in 1967 and document the existence of life on Strongyle, legendary Atlantis; although no written records have ever surfaced to support this. It is an amazing city with houses, streets, squares and workshops, all of which had been covered under a thick blanket of pumice for over 3,500 years. You are able to walk around this ancient city among well-preserved buildings, which will give you an insight into the ancient civilisation of Santorini, the center of a civilisation akin to the Minoans of Crete.


Self-Exploration

After the tour of the excavations discover the nearby village and explore one of the 5 fortified settlements on the island in medieval times. (Optional walking tour on your own along the narrow streets of the village for access to this polygonal tower-castle and admiring the stunning views towards the south and west side of the island).


At the end of tour, return through the beautiful countryside back to the port of Athinios where your tender will await to take you to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Guests should wear seasonal clothing, flat walking shoes and sun protection. Please note that at the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to remain in the town of Fira for self-exploration. Guests will have to make their own way to the tender boats from Fira using a cable car. Cable car ticket costs 6.00 Euros one way. Long lines for the cable cars may be encountered during the busy summer season. The tour requires a minimum amount of participants to operate.

Best of Santorini

Experience the island of Santorini and its best sites during this full-day picturesque sightseeing excursion.

Akrotiri Excavations

Depart the ship by a local tender to Athinios, where you join the waiting motor-coach. Enjoy your scenic drive to the southern end of the island and the archaeological site of Akrotiri. A volcanic eruption circa 1,600 BCE destroyed all life on the island, and the island itself sank beneath the waves. The excavations here, led by Professor Spyros Marintos, began in 1967 and document the existence of life on Strongyle, legendary Atlantis; although no written records have ever surfaced to support this. It is an amazing city with houses, streets, squares and workshops, all of which had been covered under a thick blanket of pumice for over 3,500 years. You are able to walk around this ancient city among well-preserved buildings, which will give you an insight into the ancient civilisation of Santorini, the center of a civilisation akin to the Minoans of Crete.

Venetsanos Winery & Wine Tasting, Panoramic Views, Local Tavern & Lunch

After your visit, continue to Venetsanos Winery where you will sample the famous Santorini wines and admire panoramic views of the Caldera of Santorini. Continue to a local tavern where your lunch awaits and taste Greek delicacies.

Village of Oia & Free Time

Depart for the scenic drive to the northern tip of the island, and a visit to Oia. This quaint little village was once the home of wealthy seafarers of the past, and features beautiful old cliff-side mansions and houses. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the narrow cobbled streets of Oia. Following your walking tour, enjoy free time for additional independent exploration. See many tiny shops offering a varied and unusual collection of handmade works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewellery. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano.

At the end of tour, return through the beautiful countryside back to the port of Athinios where your tender will await to take you to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of walking over uneven, cobbled and narrow pathways and is thus not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests should wear seasonal clothing, flat walking shoes and sun protection. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Please note that at the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to remain in the town of Fira for self-exploration. Guests will have to make their own way to the tender boats from Fira using a cable car. Cable car ticket costs 6.00 Euros one way. Long lines for the cable cars may be encountered during the busy summer season.

Black Beach Transfer

Take a break from the sightseeing and unwind and frolic at one of Santorini's fabled beaches.


The picturesque beach of Perivolos lies on the southern end of the island, 11 kilometers away from the port of Athinios. The beach distinguishes for its sparkling azure blue waters and tranquil atmosphere. On the beachfront there are numerous taverns, pubs and restaurants serving fresh fish and local delicacies.

Depart the ship by a local tender to Athinios, where you join the waiting motor-coach. Depart the pier in your air-conditioned approximately 30-minute transfer ride to the beach.


Here, enjoy some free time at your leisure and pace. Sunbathe and swim in a the crystal clear waters, stroll the long stretch of black sand, or take advantage of watersports and other optional activities.


After approximately three hours on the beach, re-join your coach at the appointed place and time for the return transfer to the pier.


Please note: Tour involves minimal walking; however guests must be able to negotiate few steps to board the tender boat and a coach. Guests should wear their swimsuit under a cover-up, ample sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. During the summer months, especially July and August the beach gets quite crowded. Beach umbrellas and sunbeds are not included and are available for rent on first-come, first-serve basis. No lifeguard on duty. Swimming is at guest's own risk. Beach amenities include refreshment/snack bars. Only Euro currency is accepted. The operation of this programme is weather dependent. Please note that at the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to remain in the town of Fira for self-exploration. Guests will have to make their own way to the tender boats from Fira using a cable car. Cable car ticket costs 6.00 Euros one way. Long lines for the cable cars may be encountered during the busy summer season.

Discover Oia On Your Own

Explore the most charming village of Santorini during a memorable sightseeing and shopping excursion on this picturesque island.


Panoramic Drive, Village of Oia

After tendering ashore at Athinios Port, depart for approximately 40-minute scenic drive to the northern tip of the island to Oia. This quaint little village was once the home of wealthy seafarers of the past, and features beautiful old cliff-side mansions and houses.


Free Time

Upon arrival, take a brief guided walking tour through the narrow cobbled streets of Oia. Following your walking tour, enjoy free time for additional independent exploration. See many tiny shops offering a varied and unusual collection of handmade works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano.


Following your visit to Oia, re-board the coach for your transfer back to the Athinios Port where your tender boat will await to take you back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times on cobblestone surfaces with many steps to negotiate. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Light-weight, comfortable clothing with closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Please note that at the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to remain in the town of Fira for self-exploration. Guests will have to make their own way to the tender boats from Fira using a cable car. Cable car ticket costs 6.00 Euros one way. Long lines for the cable cars may be encountered during the busy summer season.

Experience the panoramic beauty, history and wine of Santorini during this picturesque sightseeing excursion.


Panoramic Drive & Village of Oia

After tendering ashore, depart for the approximate 40-minute drive north to the village of Oia. En route, take in magnificent views of the caldera and the rest of the smaller islands. Upon arrival in Oia, take a guided walking tour along its cobblestone streets, and pass by beautiful old cliff-side mansions and houses. Following your visit, some free time is also made available to explore Oia at your leisure.


Mt. Profitis Ilias

Next, re-board your coach and take in panoramic views of Santorini and the caldera. Upon reaching the top, drive through the village of Pyrgos and up to Mt. Profitis Ilias. At 883 feet (269 metres), it is the highest peak in Santorini, and home of the early-18th-century monastery of the same name. From here, take in spectacular views of the entire island before re-boarding your coach for the drive to Pyrgos.


Pyrgos, Local Winery Visit & Wine Tasting

This traditional village features fine old houses and the remains of a Venetian castle perched on the hilltop. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the narrow ascending streets that encircle the village, and then stop at a local winery for wine tasting accompanied by local snacks and splendid views of the volcanic island, caldera and the sea.


At the end of tour, return through the beautiful countryside back to the port of Athinios where your tender will await to take you to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of walking over uneven, cobbled and narrow pathways and is thus not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests should wear seasonal clothing, flat walking shoes and sun protection. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Please note that at the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to remain in the town of Fira for self-exploration. Guests will have to make their own way to the tender boats from Fira using a cable car. Cable car ticket costs 6.00 Euros one way. Long lines for the cable cars may be encountered during the busy summer season. The tour sequence may vary to avoid overcrowding.

Profitis Ilias, Oia & Ouzo

Experience the village life and spectacular scenery of Santorini during this half-day island tour.


Drive past typical Greek houses, an ancient Venetian fortress and several Byzantine churches en route to the Profitas Elias. A brief stop here, the highest point of the island, offers a spectacular panorama of the caldera below. Re-board your coach for the drive to Oia.


Village of Oia

Nestled in a fertile countryside, the village of Oia is among the most picturesque towns of the Cyclades Islands. This dramatic little village, built on a steep slope of the caldera, has many of its dwellings nestled in niches hewn into the volcanic rock. Once the home of wealthy seafarers of the past; still evident are their two story mansions painted in a spectrum of pastel colors. As you traverse its narrow cobbled streets you will come across many tiny shops which offer a varied and unusual collection of handmade works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano.


Brief Walking Tour & Free Time

Following your short walking tour, some free time is made available for you to take a leisurely stroll along the narrow, winding streets, and admire the beautiful old houses and charming, tiny shops.


Canava Distillery & Ouzo Tasting

Departing Oia, your next stop is at Canava distillery & museum. Here, guests can enjoy a visit of the distillery, with its antique distilling equipment, and a stroll through the museum. Within the newly-restored home, guests can see its recreated workplaces and rooms reflective of the people in Santorini's recent past. Every room is replicated using original items tirelessly collected over the years. Afterward, enjoy a taste of the spirits produced in Santorini's first distillery. Guests wishing to purchase some products can do so (please note that credit cards are not accepted).

Please note: This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of walking and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tour sequence and duration may vary based on possible crowds. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Please note that at the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to remain in the town of Fira for self-exploration. Guests will have to make their own way to the tender boats from Fira using a cable car. Cable car ticket costs 6.00 Euros one way. Long lines for the cable cars may be encountered during the busy summer season.

Sailing the Caldera

Embrace the spectacular natural splendour of Santorini during this captivating, half-day excursion around the island via catamaran.


Santorini Catamaran Cruise

Depart the ship for the short transfer to the Old Port of Fira. Upon arrival, embark a catamaran for a picturesque sailing excursion around Santorini. Along the way, discover the hidden marvels of this idyllic island.


Swimming, Snorkelling and Snack

Sail around the caldera, volcanic island and hot springs, where you may opt to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the private Bay of Saint Nikolas. While enjoying the unparalleled scenery and views, treat yourself to a complimentary meal of BBQ pork or chicken souvlaki sticks. Your catamaran journey ends in the Old Port of Fira, where you will board the tender boat and transfer back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the ship's tender and catamaran. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with water shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Snorkel equipment is provided. Space on this tour is limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Santorini Kayaking Adventure

Experience the beauty of Santorini's breath-taking coast on this kayaking excursion that should not be missed. Paddle for two hours along the spectacular Caldera, stopping at a remote and lovely beach as you enjoy refreshments and rest, looking out at the exquisite turquoise waters before you.

Drive to Akrotiri Bay, Safety Briefing, Kayaking

After a short tender ride, board your van for approximately 30-minute transfer to the Akrotiri Bay. After a safety briefing, start your kayaking adventure. This region's stunningly clear, bright blue waters are known for their dramatic rock outcroppings that rise up from seemingly out of nowhere. Glide amidst this striking beauty in an oceangoing kayak.

Christos Beach, Snorkelling, Swimming, Snack

Take a break from all of the paddling with a visit to a sheltered, black-sand beach called Christos nestled below craggy cliffs with the caldera village Megalochori just above. Explore a little chapel, or snorkel in the pristine waters before enjoying refreshing local snack at your own private beach.

Please note: This tour involves extensive activity and participants must be in good physical condition and able to swim in water too deep to stand. Guests should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, water shoes, plenty of sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Kayaks used on this tour are 2 person kayaks and contain a waterproof compartment for storing your belongings. Snorkel equipment is provided. Minimum age to participate is 14 and a maximum weight of 209 pounds (95 kilograms) applies to all participants. Guest must sign a waiver to participate. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note that at the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to remain in the town of Fira for self-exploration. Guests will have to make their own way to the tender boats from Fira using a cable car. Cable car ticket costs 6.00 Euros one way. Long lines for the cable cars may be encountered during the busy summer season.

Santorini Sights & Swim

Indulge your senses with the beauty and flavours of Santorini during this scenic and memorable sightseeing excursion.


Mt. Profitis Ilias

Disembark the ship onto your awaiting tender boat and set sail for Athinios Port. Upon arrival, board a coach and take in panoramic views of Santorini and the caldera as you ascend the colourful rocky sides of the caldera wall. Upon reaching the top, drive through the village of Pyrgos and up to Mt. Profitis Ilias. At 883 feet (269 metres), it is the highest peak in Santorini, and home of the early-18th-century monastery of the same name.


Village of Oia & Free Time

After taking in the spectacular views of the island, guests will re-board the coach for the drive to Oia, located on the northern end of the island. En route, see the different layers of lava the volcano has produced during in every phase of its activity. Upon arrival, take a brief guided walking tour through the narrow cobbled streets of Oia. Following your walking tour, enjoy free time for additional independent exploration. See many tiny shops offering a varied and unusual collection of handmade works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano.


Local Winery & Wine Tasting, Perivolos Beach

Next, re-board your coach and continue to a local winery for a wine tasting accompanied by barley rusks and local cheeses. Afterwards, proceed towards the volcanic, black-pebbled beach of Perivolos. Here, you will have a chance to enjoy approximately two hours at your leisure: lounge on a sunbed, stroll the long stretch of black sand, swim in the azure Aegean, or have a traditional Greek lunch on your own at one of the seaside taverns.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of walking over uneven, cobbled and narrow pathways and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Wear light-weight, comfortable clothing with closed-toe walking shoes and bring protection from the sun. Guests wishing to swim should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring a towel from the ship. Beach umbrellas and sunbeds are not included and are available for rent on first-come, first-serve basis. Swimming is at guest's own risk. Beach amenities include refreshment/snack bars. Only Euro currency is accepted. The operation of this programme is weather dependent. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Please note that at the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to remain in the town of Fira for self-exploration. Guests will have to make their own way to the tender boats from Fira using a cable car. Cable car ticket costs 6.00 Euros one way. Long lines for the cable cars may be encountered during the busy summer season.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Santorini at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Santorini at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Santorini at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private mini bus. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned mini bus and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to up to 10 guests per mini bus. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Santorini at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private mini bus. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned mini bus and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to up to 10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Traditional Caique, Volcano Hike & Hot Springs

This excursion is a truly Grecian adventure, with the opportunity to sail on a traditional kaiki boat to an active volcano, Nea Kameni, on the Aegean Sea, and take swim in a volcanic hot spring at Palea Kameni.

Traditional Kaiki Boat, Sailing the Caldera, Nea Kameni Volcano Hike, Panoramic Views

Travel aboard a traditional Greek sailboat called a kaiki (or caïque), a charming wooden boat and traditional fishing vessel that has a long, pointed bow and is often painted in bright colors. Sail first to Nea Kameni, a small volcanic island within the Santorini caldera. Hike to the edge of the active volcano crater past unique, almost alien lava formations. Both Nea Kameni and its neighbour, Palea Kameni, were formed over the past two thousand years by repeated eruptions. Your reward will be an awe-inspiring panorama of the island and sea.

Palea Kameni Hot Springs, Swimming

Afterwards, continue to sail to Palea Kameni, a home of hot springs known for their healing properties. Here, you will have a chance to spend approximately half an hour swimming and relaxing in this magical place. At the conclusion of your excursion, take the relaxation with you and enjoy approximately half an hour sail back to the Old Port of Fira.

Please note: This tour is an adventure tour with extensive activity and is recommended only for guests in good physical health, with the ability to undertake considerable amounts of physical activity, including hiking over uneven ground, loose volcanic rocks and an incline. It is not recommended for guests in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Guests are suggested to wear hiking shoes, casual and light weight clothes, and bring swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses and towel from the ship. Please note that your swimsuit could change color due to the sulphur water. Guests with breathing problems should take this into consideration before booking the tour, as the smell of sulphur and the heat can be strong at the volcano. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

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