Day trip

From Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos: Day Trip to Santorini

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos: Day Trip to Santorini

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
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From US$ 216.30 per person

Experience the beauty and romance of Santorini on a day trip from Crete. After a high-speed ferry, be driven around for a guided tour of the island. Marvel at the island's blue and white buildings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 11 - 13 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Polish, Romanian
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Ierapetra, Milatos, and Sissi. The pickup location is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the beauty of Santorini by air-conditioned bus
  • Experience the unique views from the village of Oia
  • Swim off the black sand beach of Perissa
  • Catch a boat to the caldera of a volcano
  • Enjoy some free time in Fira
Full description
Experience the iconic clifftop villages overlooking the Aegean on a guided day trip to Santorini. Transfer from Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos to a luxury catamaran. Soak up the caldera views, see the pastel-painted houses of Oia, stroll through the streets of Fira, and relax on black-sand beaches. Start your day trip from Crete at the port of Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos. Select the option to be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, and marvel at the blue and white buildings typical of the island on your way to the harbor. Climb aboard a luxury, high-speed catamaran and journey to Santorini in just 2.5 hours. Upon arrival at the port of Athinios, take a tour of the island by an air-conditioned bus. Learn about the history of one of the most romantic islands in Greece from your guide. Travel through the beautiful countryside en route to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip of the island. Built on the lip of a volcanic caldera, the village offers magnificent views of the blue and white houses studded along the hillside.   Continue in the capital Fira for a 2-hours and get plenty of free time to explore the island's capital. Stroll down the picturesque alleys and take in the views of the architecture typical to the Aegean. Browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with stunning views of the volcano and its caldera cliffs. Alternatively, travel by boat to the caldera (subject to availability) for views of the volcano up close. Depart for Crete in the evening for the return trip to the Port of Rethymno, where the tour ends. Select the transfer option to be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Boat tickets
  • Transportation on the island
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Optional volcano boat tour (€16)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 166 reviews

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Great day trip! Highly recommend, beautiful to see but can be very busy and due to long travel time you don't get a huge amount of time on the island visiting the famous towns (would recommend staying 1-2 nights if you want to really see more of the town and not be rushing as much). Either way really fun day out!

June 7, 2022

A really nice trip to a picture book island. Yes, it was exhausting and yes, the trip was long, but I knew what I was getting myself into and it was more than worth it for me. Beautiful views, great weather and an excellent tour guide rounded off the day.

September 22, 2021

Santorini is really worth seeing and I am glad I was there. Still, you don't have to fool yourself. The trip is a pure mass event. The trip with the ferry took 3 hours each time. We left with a delay of 30 minutes; but then drove back 30 minutes later in the evening. Overall, the day is long and exhausting. Based on previous reviews, we didn't take a trip to the volcano or black beach. So we had enough time in the cities. We would do it again and again. I would like to see more information on how to wear masks and how to wear them correctly. All in all, you can definitely recommend the trip. But I also think that it is relatively expensive.

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August 28, 2021

Product ID: 109648