The island of Thirasia in Santorini: The island of Thirassia is located in close proximity to Santorini and, in fact, it was once a part of it. The volcanic eruption that happened at around 1500 B.C. broke Santorini into many pieces and Thirassia emerged as one of those. Thirassia is today a virgin island, still untouched by tourism and modern lifestyle.
The island of Thirassia is only 9 sq. km in size and has only one hundred and fifty permanent inhabitants. Manolas village is the capital of Thirassia. Other settlements include Korfos, Riva and Potamos. Manolas has small, picturesque houses painted in various colors. The virgin beaches and the pure nature are the main attractions of Thirassia. A walk through villages can also be a wonderful experience, as in front of the houses there are big gardens with colorful blossoms.
From Manolas, you can trek to the Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin. Apart from this monastery, there are other twenty churches on Thirasia. Each year, on September 21st, there is a feast to honor the Virgin Mary. Other places to visit there are some hot springs.
There are quite a few places to stay on Thirassia. However, the food in the local taverns is very nice and authentic Greek cuisine can be tasted in the taverns and cafes. In summer, daily boat trips are organized between Santorini and Thirasia.
This tour bundles up the world-famous volcano of Santorini, the Hot Springs of Palea Kameni and the untouched island of Thirassia. All guests get to enjoy a charming cruise from Fira to the volcanic islets and serene Thirassia, walk up to the crater, swim into the hot springs and wander on the tranquil sister island of Santorini.
On the returning route, the boat sails by the picturesque Oia village and passengers can photograph it from a unique angle. The tour concludes once the boat docks on the port of Fira.
Enjoy a private day rib safari in Santorini, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, in broad daylight. Create lasting memories with your beloved ones while visiting the best spots of the volcano island.
This Sunset Tour starts in the afternoon with a trip to the volcano and the hot springs of Santorini. In the evening, enjoy the delicious dinner with wine that we offer to our guests and see the magical sunset from the gulf of Oia, on the northern side of Santorini.
The tour includes some of the major Santorinian attractions bundled up for your convenience.
Starting in the morning, after gathering at the port of Athinios, the boat embarks towards the Volcano (on the islet of Nea Kameni), where visitors are able to walk up to the rim of the crater.
The next stop is at the islet of Palea Kameni, for the hot springs.
Moving on, Thirassia island awaits to be discovered. After Thirassia, the boat takes visitors back to the Athinios Port, where they transfer to a bus for the last stop of this fascinating day tour; the village of Oia.