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Caldera & Thirasia Private Luxury Sailing Cruise

The must- live sailing experience in Santorini.

  • Type: Full-Day (Private)
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily @ 10:00 AM
  • Start/End Point:
    Vlychada Marina / Vlychada Marina
€ 2600 (up to 8 persons)
Caldera & Thirasia Private Luxury Sailing Cruise


Suggested Itinerary of the Caldera & Thirasia Private Sailing Cruise

If you are after a complete sailing experience in Santorini then the Caldera & Thirasia Private Luxury Cruise by Renieris Santorini Sailing Center is the best choice. Read below some of the points and spots of the coastal Santorini that we suggest you visit. As you will embark on the luxury yacht Santa Maria at the marina of Vlychada and the sun and temperature are at their peak, one of the beaches on the southern part of Santorini will welcome you for a first refreshing swim: the Red Beach, the White Beach or the Mesa Pigadia beach, depending on your preferences. The “Indian Face” cliff and the Lighthouse of Akrotiri will be our guide towards the famous caldera.

We will pick up the sails and head to the creator of all this beauty: the Volcano and its two islands of Palaia Kammeni and Nea Kammeni. It will invite you to swim in its Sulfur Springs promising a warm and rejuvenating swim. Looking at the caldera from land you cannot imagine the beauty hidden under its cliffs but here at sea level it all unfolds before your eyes as we sail along the coast. The small hidden church of Eftapedes, Armeni Bay and the little island of Saint Nicolas with the small church on top are waiting for you to climb up. Riva, the port of Santorini’s sister island Thirassia is so close to Ammoudi Bay you can almost reach out and touch it.

Seeing its abandoned porcelain mines one wonders how can it be so close yet so different than the cosmopolitan Santorini! If you are lucky you will pass by the “Tripiti Spot” a hole in Thirassia’s mountain where you can see all the way through to the other side, just as the sun is lowering towards the sea and while heading back to the marina you will see the small Aspronisi island turning pink under the fading light of the world’s most famous sunset. You won’t find a more complete sailing experience better than the Caldera & Thirasia Private Luxury Cruise of Renieris Santorini Sailing Center.

- As this cruise is private, you can add or remove stops according to your preferences, based on the weather and time limitations.
- The schedule is always subject to changes depending on weather conditions.

What is included

  • Transfers to and from the yacht
  • Water, soft drinks, wine, beer
  • Cold plates and salads 
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Port Authority expenses
  • All taxes
  • Captain & crew
  • Full insurance
  • Fuel

Kindly note that tips are not included!

Vessels Information

"Santa Maria"

Luxurious Sailing Yacht - Sun Odyssey 52,2

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"Santa Maria"

The luxurious side of sailing!

Feel like a real sailor and welcome aboard the "Santa Maria" Sailing Yacht- Sun Odyssey 52,2. This luxurious sailing yacht can be rented for private day-only or sunset cruises in Santorini where you will admire the coastal wonders of this unique island. In addition, you could rent it for a private cruise to the picturesque island of Ios with the amazing beaches or for a multiday cruise around the Aegean Sea.

This special order Sun Odyssey 52,2 is the admiral vessel of the Jeanneau scale. Superiority, an intelligent deck plan and luxurious teak furniture are the most authentic expression of the sailboat’s tradition. Constructed in 2002 and fully renovated in 2012, the S/Y “Santa Maria” is both impressive and luxurious, guaranteeing only enjoyable cruises. Magic is probably the only word that can match its prestige and give true credit to the stateliness of this very beautiful sailing yacht, ready to captivate the heart of every sea lover. On it, one can discover terrestrial paradises as well as picturesque ports of virgin coasts. Charter this mythic sailing yacht and sail away to the earthly paradise of your preference.


You will love this yacht for:

  • Its luxurious interior and exterior
  • Its modern facilities that resemble those of a 5 star hotel
  • Its construction and extra equipment that make it the safest vessel for rough seas and unpredictable winds like those of the Aegean
  • The 25 years of sailing experience in the area of the Captain that guarantee not only the safest travel but also access to all the hidden gems of the Aegean islands and a view of them that only lucky few have the chance to see
  • Excellent for multiple day cruises for a couple or a family or a romantic day cruise around Santorini

Santa Maria Luxury Yacht Specifications

  • Model: SUN ODYSSEY 52.2
  • Manufacturer: JEANNEAU
  • Length: 14.85 m\ 52’2’’ ft.
  • Beam: 4.85 m\ 15’10’’ ft.
  • Draft: 2.09 m\ 6’10’’ ft.
  • Year of construction: 2002
  • Capacity: 10 passengers
  • Cabins: 4 double+ 1 crew
  • Beds: 4 double
  • Engine power: 100 HP
  • Water capacity: 1 TON
  • Fuel tank capacity: 400 LT
  • Interior Showers: 4

Santa Maria Luxury Yacht Equipment

  • Bimini top
  • Swim platform
  • Navigation
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS Plotter
  • Autopilot
  • Windex (Wind Direction Indicator)
  • Navigation charts
  • Log speed
  • Depth sounder
  • Auxiliary
  • Dinghy
  • Toilet
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • Sails
  • Furling (Roll) Genoa
  • Under deck
  • CD player
  • A/C
  • Battery charger
  • Chart table
  • Desalination System
  • Safety
  • 2 x Life raft
  • Deck
  • Anchor with chain
  • Swimming ladder
  • Electric anchor windlass

Points of interest

The main points of interest of the Day Private Cruise by Renieris Santorini Sailing Center

  • Red beach
  • White beach
  • Mesa Pigadia
  • Indian Face mountain
  • Akrotiri Lighthouse
  • Palaia Kammeni – Sulfur Springs
  • Nea Kammeni
  • Old Port of Fira
  • “Efta Paides” church
  • Armeni bay
  • Ammoudi bay
  • Riva, Thirassia
  • Tripiti Spot, Thirassia
  • Aspronisi Island


Tour Highlights

Why you will love this cruise!

  • The view of Santorini’s caldera from the sea, with its villages on the top of the cliffs resembling snow-capped peaks.
  • All the little coves and bays not reachable from land.
  • The refreshing feeling on your skin after swimming in the Sulfur Springs.
  • The taste of the organic salads and fruit that grow in our own farms and the delicious dishes with fresh products along with seafood choices.
  • You will be guided by locals who will provide you with information on the history of Santorini and useful tips for your stay on the island.
  • Our friendly crew, ready to cater for your every need.
  • You can add or remove stops according to your preferences.

Useful Information

  • Choose dark coloured bathing suits if you are planning on swimming in the sulfur springs since the iron and sulfur can stain light-coloured materials.
  • Don’t forget to bring your sun lotion and a hat.
  • Be sure to bring a camera. The crew will take care of your belongings while you swim.
  • If you are taking the cruise in April-May or late September-October carrying a light jacket is advisable.
  • Inform us in advance of any dietary preferences or allergies.
  • The schedule is always subject to changes depending on weather conditions.

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Your Best Choice

Renieris Santorini Sailing Center is the top choice for the best sailing experience in Santorini!
Let's discover what makes a sailing cruise with us such a memorable, delicious and fun experience:

  • We employ the most experienced captains and crews on the island since 1991.
  • We have a great fleet which includes motor yachts, catamarans and speed boats.
  • We serve on board high quality food made with the finest local ingredients.
  • Special menus (vegetarians, gluten free) are also available.
  • Fish dishes- both on private and on semi-private cruises.
  • Our vessels sail either from the Vlychada Marina or Ammoudi Bay.
  • We offer the safest and fastest transfers.
  • We offer great options and prices for private cruises.