Hiking bliss in Santorini
Breathtaking panoramic view in Santorini
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Santorini

Radiant pearl of the Aegean.

Discover on foot Santorini’s picture-perfect idyll. Typical Cycladic architecture with colourful blue and white houses awaits, but first and foremost a fascinating scenery, created approximately 3600 years ago by an enormous volcanic eruption called the ‚Minoan eruption’. The combination of volcanic cone, cliff coast and black lava beaches offers an interesting backdrop for diverse walking tours. Romantic villages perched on the edge of a caldera, idyllic coastal villages to explore and not forgetting a boat trip over to the ‚sister island’ Thirassia, which awaits your visit.

Moderate Walking
Moderate Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Julia Winklhofer
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Itinerary

Arrival at Santorini and transfer to Kamari. A chance to explore this little village located at the Aegean Sea with a black beach.

In Kamari you start your ascent onto Mount Mesa Vouno, where you can visit the ruins of the archeological site of Old-Thira. After that you descend to Perissa, best-known for the black sandy beach and traditional taverns. Return journey either by fishing boat or by bus, you choose.

approx. 3 hours
7 km
360 m
360 m

After a short bus journey to Fira you walk along the caldera via Imerovigli towards Oia. Every step you take you have the most spectacular picture postcard motives and stunning views. Once in Oia, we recommed you take time to explore this romantic little village, before you take the bus back to your hotel.

approx. 4 hours
10 km
180 m
200 m

In the morning transfer onto the highest mountain of the island, Mount Profitis Elias. From here you walk along a fabulous path with amazing views all the way to the traditional village of Pyrgos, where you have the option of visiting the medieval castle ruins. The route takes you back to Kamari via Mesa Gonia. Do not forget to pay the oldest church on the island, Panagia Episkopi, a visit.

approx. 4 hours
8 km
0 m
560 m

From Pyrgos you walk past the island’s vineyards to Vlychada, where you can marvel at the breathtaking views of pumice stone formations. We recommend you take a plunge into the refreshing waters before returning to your hotel.

approx. 3 hours
7 km
0 m
360 m

The start of this tour is the town of Akrotiri, which was buried by several volcanic eruptions, and we highly recommend a visit to the excavation sites. From here the route leads you across the ‚Red Beach’, offering a fabulous photo backdrop, towards the lighthouse. Errected in 1811 at the southernmost cape, it still offers seafareres a safe passage and visitors alike a stunning view onto the Aegean Sea. Transfer to Kamari.

approx. 3 hours
7 km
200 m
0 m

After a short boat ride to Korfos harbour, you begin your ascent to Manolas, an authentic village still unspoilt by tourism. Then across country over to Akrillia, a now deserted village with cave dwellings and a beautiful old church. After that you walk along the only road of the island to Riva harbour, from where you take the ferry back to Kamari.

approx. 4 hours
8 km
200 m
200 m

Characteristics of the route

Daily routes lead along well-maintained walking paths with a maximum of 4 hours walking time per day. The tours only require a basic fitness level. This Santorini walking holiday offers a perfect mix of amazing views onto the Aegean Sea, culture and relaxation.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
daily
Season 2
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
daily
Santorini 8 days, GR-SAWKA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
539.00
289.00
135.00
629.00
369.00
135.00

Category: see ‘Accommodation’

Extra nights upon request

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included  
  • Welcome meeting (German, English)
  • Transfers according to program
  • Transfers to /from airport or ferry port Santorini
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • If half-board: min. 3-course meal

 

Arrival / Departure:

  • Airport Santorini or Athens. From Piräus by ferry (www.gtp.gr) to Santorini in approx. 7 hours.
  • By plane also onto other islands of the Cyclades possible, i.e. Crete or Rhodes and then by ferry to Santorini.
  • Organised transfer to the start hotel and return transfer to the airport or ferry port at the end of the tour. Transfers are included in the price.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus or ferry fares not included, approx. EUR 25 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

 

Accommodation

Julia Winklhofer
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Ratings

4.8 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Natascha D. AT | 19.11.2019
Wanderziele, die sich lohnen!
Die Wanderreise auf Santorin hat uns sehr gut gefallen, eines der Highlights war ganz klar die Kraterwanderung von Fira nach Oia. Wandern mit traumhafter Aussicht! Die Strecken sind auch nicht zu lange, was bei etwas heißerem Wetter, wie wir es hatten, sehr von Vorteil ist.
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer answered:
Lieber Wandergast - vielen Dank für Ihr schönes Reisefeedback. Schön zu hören, dass Ihnen die Wanderreise mit den wunderschönen Aussichten so gut gefallen hat. Wir freuen uns Sie bald auf Ihrer nächsten Wanderreise begrüßen zu dürfen.
4 stars
Yuval W. IL | 01.11.2019
Excellent routes, warm welcome and good support from local representative, good hotel!
The walks were varied and well planned. The island is interesting geographically and affords an excellent experience in hospitality, good food, beautiful sunsets, nice walks along mountain trails and beaches. The people working at the hotel and all around Santorini are very welcoming and quite warm. There were some issues with the route notes which the local representative is aware of and will undoubtedly correct. Particularly going through the Pyrgos after descending from Profitis Ilias. In Pyrgos, which has many alleyways going in many different directions, photos accompanying the route description were not always taken from correct angles, and distances were not calculated and marked correctly in the notes. All in all this was an excellent experience, and is, as advertised, a fairly easy and easily negotiable walking holiday. We enjoyed it thoroughly, and were lucky to also meet some very nice fellow walkers with whom we enjoyed some time. Thank you Eurohike for providing this lovely experience!
5 stars
Dirk und Bettina Körting DE | 17.06.2018
Wo andere nur mit dem Kreuzfahrtschiff kurz anlegen, hatten wir eine Woche
Santorini heißt: Blauweiße Häuser, alles sauber und frisch, nette Leute, die sich auch mit Deutsch Mühe geben. Wir hatten nichts auszusetzen, hervorragende Organisation und sogar Heimvorteil: Wir hatten eine Betreuerin aus dem Osten! Sie kam gebürtig aus Plauen und hat uns prima betreut.
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer answered:
Liebe Familie Körting, vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihr nettes Reisefeedback! Wir freuen uns sehr zu hören, dass Sie rund um mit der Organisation der Wanderreise auf Santorin zufrieden waren und Ihren Urlaub in vollen Zügen genießen konnten!
5 stars
Ingrid Hauser DE | 30.05.2017
Wanderreise in Santorin
Sehr schöne Wanderungen, die Organisation der Transfers hat super geklappt und die Unterkunft hat uns auch sehr gut gefallen. Im Großen und Ganzen eine wunderschöne Reise!

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