Caldera Trail Hike and Sunset
Enjoy watching the sunset from atop a hilltop near Santorini's caldera and exploring several sites along the way, when you book this exciting guided half-day hiking tour in Santorini. Your tour includes an expert guide and convenient transfer from your hotel to the caldera, as you hike on an authentic mule path along the rim of Santorini's volcanic caldera. Catch panoramic views of Mediterranean islands, Cycladic chapels and the Aegean Sea, with stops at places like Firostefani and more. It's the perfect excursion for outdoor enthusiasts and culture connoisseurs alike.
Start your epic journey with a convenient hotel pickup 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. Hikers across the globe dub this popular hiking trail as the Earth's most beautiful hike and for good reasons. Here, you'll experience the breathtaking, panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean islands and whitewashed, blue-topped Cycladic chapels. The path also takes you past the village of Imerovigli, which features Cycladic-built homes and structures and the monastery of St. Nicholas--the Firostefani.
Continue your tour passing the iconic Prophet Elias chapels--an Orthodox chapel that sits atop a mountain and offers picturesque views of the surrounding villages and skyline. You'll take a break here with your group to enjoy a picnic for lunch, where you'll indulge in a fresh smoothie, fresh fruit and a sesame bar. Continue your hike down the path. 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.
End your tour with a visit to the village of Oia, where you'll find narrow streets, cafes, shops and several whitewashed homes carved into the cliffside's rugged terrain. Oia is home to several popular attractions like the Naval Maritime Museum and also offers great views of the volcano.
From panoramic views of the Aegean Sea to a serene hike down an authentic mule path, there's much this exciting hiking tour has to offer. Reserve your half-day guided tour and hike today and get ready to lace up your hiking shoes for an epic time!