Geologic study tour on Santorini, Greece
Difficulty rating: easy
Comfort level: medium-high
Geology - Volcanism - Archaeology - History - Culture
version Santorini Volcano has
been designed to maximise overall comfort,
geology interest and
limiting physical effort. It is similar to the popular
Fascination Volcano program, but the
more extensive use of private minibus and taxi transfers during the
program allows us to minimize the physical effort needed and to include
a number of geologically interesting spots that are otherwise difficult
to reach. The tour gives a good overview of Santorini´s geology and
volcanic history in a limited time frame and at a very relaxed pace at
the same time (5 full days on Santorini).
Focus of the tour is Santorini's outstanding, text-book quality volcanic features as well as its natural beauty. You are assured first-hand knowledge and competence of the island; Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist and tour guide, has lived on Santorini for many months doing field work and guiding geologic walks. In addition, he speaks German, English, Danish, Italian and Greek fluently, as well as fairly well French.
"Hi Tom, Thanks
again for the super week on Santorini! It really was the
experience I expected and I would heartily recommend your
trip to anyone interested in combining a holiday on the
Greek islands with geologically fascinating day walks.
Program (8-days trip):
The price includes:
- 7 nights in double room with
caldera view and bath, incl.
breakfast (Greek breakfast buffet). Single room supplement:
The price does not include:
- travel to Santorini
For complete groups
(tourist groups, school classes, hobby geologist groups,
etc...) and individuals with specific interests (e.g. geological excursions,
filming etc.), I can help to or arrange
Preceding/ additional days:
Recommended reading: Fire
in the Sea
Physical requirements (Important):
The tours include frequent and sometimes longer breaks and the pace of walking is very relaxed. Keep in mind that the hiking program is flexible. For example in case of excessive heat or otherwise unpleasant conditions, the program can be changed to everybody´s advantage.
If you have any doubt, please contact me personally and I can advice you.
If you are interested in this programs or want to make a booking, please contact me directly (preferred via email):
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