While we were walking at Mesa Pigadia beach, we were surprised to see a lively group of people in their kayaks ready to explore the south side of Santorini. It seems that many travelers prefer action to relaxing… or maybe both!



Starting from Fira, we walk along the rim of the beautiful caldera of Santorini with multiple chances to take the breathtaking pictures that you have always dreamed of. Passing through beautiful villages with whitewashed houses, and just before reaching Oia, we come upon an ideal spot to have a traditionally made picnic on the patio of a small chapel.

Duration: 5 hours

Actual Hiking Time: 3 hours


Trekking: South Santorini

We start our hike from the church of the Dormition of Holy Mary, located outside the traditional village of Akrotiri at the Southwest part of Santorini. The trail while offering incomparable views to both sides of the island – in and out of the formation of the caldera, also passes through old vineyards and deserted chapels that give you the feeling that you walk through the past of Thira. After arriving on the beach of Mesa Pigadia and go swimming and snorkeling from the beach a transfer arranged for you, leads you to a traditional local chef who is willing to reveal all the good, hidden treasures of Greek cooking. After taking the lesson and preparing all the lovely dishes, we enjoy our homemade meal.

Duration: 5 hours

Actual Hiking Time: 1 hour



Paddle along the coastline admiring beautiful rock formations and cave houses built into the cliffs. You will reach Black Mountain and the Akrotiri lighthouse, exploring sea caves along the way. Paddling east, pass by White Beach named for the imposing white cliffs above, and continue to Kampia Beach. Enjoy a fresh nutritious snack at the traditional tavern at Kampia Beach and go snorkeling from the beach. Back in your kayak, paddle to Red Beach and marvel at the colors, vivid evidence of volcanic activity.
Return to your starting point at Mesa Pigadia beach change into your dry clothes before sitting down to a traditional Greek lunch at a local taverna.
Following the meal, you will be driven back to your pick up location.

Enjoy sharing photos from your trip, which your guide will send you, for years to come.

DAY TOUR: 9.00 – 14:00

SUNSET TOUR: 16:00 – 21:00



After a mini seminar on Stand Up Paddling, you will have the opportunity to balance and maybe surf on the waves, while admiring the beautifully colored beaches of the south coast of the island.

Duration: 5 hours


For more information about what’ s included in the tours or things you should know before you go, contact Trekking Hellas