Adventures in Santorini
Adventures in Santorini is a 2 day tour off the beaten path with a large variety of intense experiences! Cooking, Kayaking and Hiking !
DAY 1 of Adventures in Santorini
After convenient pickup from your hotel, head to a church that’s dedicated to the Dormition of the Mother of God just outside the traditional village of Akrotiri, where you begin your hiking adventure. Set off along a trail with incomparable views of both sides of the island, in and out of the immense caldera for which Santorini is known. Pass through sprawling vineyards and long-deserted chapels that take you back to what life was like on this island during bygone generations.
This scenic hike leads you to the idyllic beach of Mesa Pigadia, where you will have some time to relax, swim, and snorkel amid the area’s dramatic scenery. Then, you will be welcomed by our talented chef who’s excited to show you the secrets of traditional Greek cooking. Join her in a cooking lesson that will help you prepare a variety of lovely dishes all bursting with flavor. After enjoying a delicious homemade meal, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
After relaxing 3-4 hours at your hotel, we’ll come to pick you up again for a 3-hour kayak tour featuring black, white and red beaches and entering magnificent sea caves. Start off your sea adventure at the black beach of Mesa Pigadia and paddle off into the sunset on the coastline. Continue your tour to Kampia Beach for a 45min break. Go snorkeling to explore the marine life in the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea. Among them sea urchin, starfish and even sea turtles if you’re lucky. Then, head to a family-run taverna for a fresh fruit salad.
Head back in your kayak and continue your adventure west as you approach Black Mountain and the Akrotiri Lighthouse. This is where you will get to experience one of the most epic sunsets of your life. Conclude your tour as you paddle back to Mesa Pigadia to enjoy a delicious dinner dining in a traditional taverna. After dinner, head back on a comfortable scenic ride to your lodging destination.
DAY 2 of Adventures in Santorini
Hikers across the globe dub this popular hiking trail as the Earth’s most beautiful hike and for good reasons. While walking along the rim of the volcanic Caldera, you’ll experience the breathtaking, panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean islands and whitewashed, blue-topped Cycladic chapels.
Start your epic journey with a convenient hotel pickup around 4pm and take a scenic ride with your tour guide to the old mule path that connects Santorini’s capital city of Fira to the coastal village of Oia. Continue your tour passing the iconic Prophet Elias chapel. You’ll take a break here with your group to enjoy a picnic for lunch. Continue your hike down the path that leads you to way. Get your camera ready for Insta-worthy pictures of the views of Thirasia island afar as you approach Oia. Enjoy the 360-degree views of the nearby villages, seaside and more as you watch the sunset from the hilltop.
Period of operation: May to October
Price: 250€/person for min 2 participants
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- English Speaking Guide
- Walking Sticks
- Sea kayak equipment
- Snorkeling equipment
- BCU Certified Guides
- Cooking Lesson
- Traditional Lunch
- Small backpack with bottled water
- Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
- Light hiking shoes or hiking boots
- Hat or beanie, sunglasses, sunblock
- Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days)
- Dry change of clothes
- Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
Meeting Point: Your hotel or another lodging
- DAY 1 : 09:00 am
- DAY 2 : 16:15 pm
May to October
09.00: Pick up from your hotel or other lodging
09.30 – 10.30: Hiking to the base
10.30 – 11.15: Snorkeling – Swimming
11.15 – 11.30: Freshen up and change clothes
11.30 – 13.00: Cooking Class and Lunch
13.00: Transfer back to your hotel or lodging
16.30: Pick up from your hotel or other lodging
17.00 – 17.30: Kayak fitting and briefing
17.30 – 18.30: Paddling
18.30 – 19.15: Snorkeling & Fruit salad
19.15 – 20:30: Paddling For Sunset & back to base
20:30 – 21:00: Freshen up and change clothes
21.00 – 22:00: Dinner in Taverna
22.00: Transfer back to your hotel or lodging
15.45: Pick up from your hotel or other lodging
16.15 – 21.00: Hiking & Sunset Viewing
21.00: Transfer back to your hotel or lodging