As you approach the barren, volcanic shore of Nea Kameni by boat, you will be struck by the island's ruggedness, the result of several eruptions. It is also uninhabited. Upon arrival, you will hike to the crater of the still-active and most likely smoldering volcano, which is surrounded by unusual lava fragments and rock formations. It's quite a sight and a good indication of why the island was named Nea Kameni, which means New Burnt. It is only a little over 400 years old.
On your return boat ride, you will stop at the thermal springs of Palea Kameni, or Old Burnt, which was created about 2,000 years ago. Unlike Nea Kameni, which has no soil, Palea Kameni has enough soil to support a few goats, wild rabbits and some vegetation. Time permitting, you can take a dip in the relaxing green sulfur waters whose temperature can sometimes reach 98 degrees fahrenheit.
Please note: This tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. This tour is only recommended for guests in very good physical condition as the hike up to the volcano is considered steep, challenging, and strenuous. Rubber-soled, closed-toe shoes are essential for this tour. There is no shade on the volcano and you should wear appropriate protection. Guests wishing to swim in the Hot Springs should wear a swimsuit under their clothes and bring a towel from the ship. Participants taking part in any swimming activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. This tour is weather dependent. Due to the high sulfur content of the thermal springs, bathing suits may become discolored. Cancellation due to weather conditions is at the discretion of the operator and the above itinerary is subject to change without notice due to weather conditions.