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Nea Kameni, Santorini

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Travel to the small volcanic island of Nea Kameni and climb to the top of the crater. Once at the peak, hike completely around the rim and enjoy stunning ocean views. Don't be surprised to see smoke still rising from this active volcano, which last erupted in 1950. Remember to wear sun protection, as the landscape is almost completely barren and offers little shade. Also wear comfortable hiking shoes that do well on slippery rock. Plan your Nea Kameni visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santorini using our Santorini day trip planning site .
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  • Very beautifull in it's roughness. Amazing views around Santorini islands. The fact that the volcano is active gives the visit a bit more excitement!  more »
  • A nice wooden boat ride to get to this island. And after the pleasure of market on the trails of a volcano (2.50 euros to access). Nice and exotic.
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  • Walking on the active volcano of Santorini is feeling the heart of the Earth beating a little under our feet in a beautiful environment, amid the lava flows and the caldera. The boat ride is nice, even if there can be crowds. In addition you will enjoy to go down the steps to the port of Fira. On the other hand the minute stop in Paléa Kaméni is average, and the place of the hot springs little highlighted.
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  • Came here on a trip. I loved this place! I've never seen anything like it. The ground is dark and the rocks and sand are blackish. It's very hot though. I got sunburnt quite easily. We hiked up form the pier and travelled to the highest point of the island. A good option for a day cruise outside of Santorini.
  • Came here with a cruise ship (30-euro a ticket 09:30-18:00) and had 2 hours to kill on the volcano. Highly recommend it for hiking enthusiasts. Have good footwear with you, it is doable also with flip flops as you wore these. The ship was pretty loaded, around 100 people.
  • If you really like to walk on an active volcano then Néa Kaméni is a must do thing in Santorini. Here you can actually feel the warm ground just by digging a little bit and smokes coming from some of the sites. The walking path is easy but slippery, can be tricky for people with mobility difficulties, no shops on this island, a bottle of water will help in summer. In April 2018, the tickets were 20€ for a guided tour including the hot spring from Santorini old port. A fee of 2.5€/person is to be paid in cash upon arrival. You can buy the tickets on any shop selling it on the island and sometimes hotel receptions have them too. The view of main island from Néa Kaméni is wonderful.
  • Must walk up the 🌋 to experience the hot ground volcano feel.. 😊
  • it has hilling properties due to the sulfur from the volcano.watch out don't swim with bathing suits of light colors,they will become brown.you can fo snorkelling and see the volcanic formations on the ground
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