Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat from Rethymno

Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat from Rethymno

From $186.17 per person

Experience the beauty and romance of Santorini on a day trip from Crete. Set sail from the Port of Rethymno, and then take a guided tour by air-conditioned vehicle on arrival. Marvel at the blue and white buildings typical of the island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
Pickup optional
Pickup in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno, Atsipopoulo, Kavros and Georgioupoli. Pickup 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
Start your day trip from Crete at the port of Rethymno. 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 the luxury, high-speed Champion Jet 2 catamaran and journey to Santorini in just 2.5 hours. Upon arrival at the port of Athinios, take a tour of the island by air-conditioned bus. Listen to an informative commentary from your guide (available in English, German, French, Italian, Polish and Russian) about the history of one of the most romantic islands in Greece. 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 to Fira 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. Then, get the option to stay in the capital or go for a 2-hour swim off the black sand beach of Perissa or Perivolos. Alternatively, travel by boat to the caldera (subject to availability) for views of the volcano up close. Depart for Crete at 17:45 and journey back to the Port of Rethymno, where the tour services end. Select the transfer option to be dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Boat tickets for the high-speed catamaran
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle on the island
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Rethymno to Heraklion Port
  • 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
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Port of Rethymno, Crete.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The cruise departs from the Port of Rethymno. Please arrange your own transportation to the port
  • Please be at the port at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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I think the trip was super fun and very well organized, the only info we were kind of missing beforehand was that we’re going to exchange our voucher for a boat ticket and in Santorini we will be divided into busses, basically that’s were the tour with the guide will start.

September 1, 2019

Just great

Very great day, is highly recommended. The nice Maggi (tour guide) did a great job and provided you with a lot of background knowledge about Santorini and its history. All in all 5 stars for a good organization and a very confident process. Ps: The shipping with the ChampionJet boat is not really bad compared to many negative statements.

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August 18, 2019

Good to get a picture

Excursion is well arranged. Unfortunately not a lot of time on the island because the trip by boat only takes 2.30min. Visited 2 towns on site (very busy) and you also had the choice whether you also wanted to visit a beach. You have almost no time for this, so we opted for a 2 nd town.

June 19, 2019

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