Excursions PDF - Thalassa Seaside Resort Santorini

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Excursions PDF - Thalassa Seaside Resort Santorini
THALASSA
SEA SIDE RESORT & SUITES
84700 KamariSantorini Island - Greece
Tel: +30 22860 32688, Fax: +30 22860 32686
E-mail: [email protected]
www.thalassa-santorini.com
IDEAS FOR EXCURSIONS
Explore Santorini Island
Please contact Thalassa Seaside Resort & Suites concierge for excursion details, prices and bookings.
1. CALDERA OIA ON BOAT
• Leaving from the port of Athinios at 11am and return after sunset.
• Visiting the active craters of the volcano on top of the little island of Nea Kameni.
• Taking a swim in the natural thermal springs of Palea Kameni , where the warm waters come
deep down from the volcanic land.
• Stopping for lunch at Thirassia, a picturesque Cycladic village where visitors can taste local
specialties.
• Arriving to Oia just in time to experience the most magical sunset in the world!
• Return to Athinios port with some of the most impressive vacation pictures in your camera!
2. CALDERA FULL DAY ON BOAT
• Leaving from the port of Athinios at 11am and return after sunset.
• Visiting the active craters of the volcano on top of the little island of Nea Kameni.
• Taking a swim in the natural thermal springs of Palea Kameni , where the warm waters come the
deep down the volcanic land.
• Stopping for lunch at Thirassia, a picturesque Cycladic village where one can taste local
specialties.
• Return to Athinios port with enough time to enjoy the rest of the day on Santorini.
THALASSA
SEA SIDE RESORT & SUITES
84700 KamariSantorini Island - Greece
Tel: +30 22860 32688, Fax: +30 22860 32686
E-mail: [email protected]
www.thalassa-santorini.com
3. SANTORINI BUS TOUR & WINETASTING
A full day tour from 11am to 5:30pm
• Starting with a visit to the island’s Prehistorical museum, with exhibits from the prehistoric
Cycladic period.
• Next stop is at the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, at the highest point on Santorini (566m).
• An amazing view of the surrounding islands and the mountains of Crete, at more than 100 km away.
• More towards the southwest of the island lies Megalochori, a traditional Cycladic village with a
very interesting architecture, worth to see.
• Beach time at Perissa, a long balck sand beach, very well protected from the strong summer winds
• Last stop is at Wine Promotion Center of Santorini for a special wine-tasting experience including:
- a guided tour in the winery, explaining the origins and process of wine-making
- a visit to the aging cellars, explaining the importance of wine-aging
- a special wine-tasting session, where specialized enologists share their secrets and visitors can
taste and appreciate the local etiquettes
4. OIA SUNSET & TRADITIONAL VILLAGES
An afternoon tour to experience the essence of Santorini.
• Leaving at 3pm and return after the sunset.
• First visit is to Panagia Episkopi, a Byzantine church dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin
Mary built in the end of 11th century, with incredible wall paintings and a wooden carved templon.
• Mesa Gonia village is also called the “ghost village”, as it suffered greatly during the 1956
earthquake and many of its residents abandoned it to settle in the village of Kamari.
• The village is worth visiting today for its traditional architecture.
• Pirgos is a typical fortress settlement of Cyclades at the highest point of Santorini, offering
panoramic views of the whole island. On the hilltop we can find ruins of Kasteli (Castle).
Traditional architecture, remains of neo-classical mansions, narrow winding paths leading up the
hillside, small white houses, vineyards, churches and breathtaking sunset views conjure up an
impressive visit.
THALASSA
SEA SIDE RESORT & SUITES
84700 KamariSantorini Island - Greece
Tel: +30 22860 32688, Fax: +30 22860 32686
E-mail: [email protected]
www.thalassa-santorini.com
• Taking the road going towards Oia we reach the village of Imerovigli, located right in the centre of
the Caldera, offering enticing views of the volcano. The Church of Panagia Malteza with its carved
wooden screen depicting scenes from the Old Testament is also one of the must-see in Imerovigli.
• Last stop is the traditional settlement of Oia, one of the most photographed places in Greece, with
its traditional churches, the narrow winding streets, the cave houses carved into the rocks and the
most celebrated sunset view.
5. SUNSET ON BOARD
Experience Santorini’s magical sunset on board!
• Leaving the port of Athinios at 5:30pm and return after sunset.
• Stopping for a swim in the natural thermal springs of Palea Kameni , where the warm waters arrive
from deep down the volcanic land.
• We drop anchor near Thirassia, a picturesque Cycladic village where guests can enjoy a rich buffet
dinner on board!
• Just before sunset time, the boat reaches Oia for the most magnificent sunset experience!
6. BOAT TRIP AND BARBEQUE
A full day experience, leaving Athinios port at 10am and return around 6pm.
• First we sail towards the rock of Akrotiri.
• Next stop is at the famous Red Beach where the sand is dark and the red rocks surrounding the
beach rise impressively. A swim in the crystal clear waters and a delicious barbeque lunch nicely
conclude the visit.
• Continue with a visit to the active craters of the volcano on top of the island of Nea Kameni.
• Followed by a swim in the natural thermal springs of Palea Kameni , where the warm waters come
the deep down the volcanic land, just before the boat sails back to Athinios port.