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From Crete: Santorini Island Guided Tour

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
Day trip

From Crete: Santorini Island Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From US$ 200.58 per person

Visit the world-famous Santorini island hassle-free with roundtrip transport. Enjoy guided visits to Fira and Oia as well as plenty of free time to explore on your own.

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Duration 9 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Polish
Pickup optional
Pickup is offered from the following areas in the Heraklion region: Amoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Gournes, Analipsi, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Koutouloufari, Stalida, Skafidaras, and Malia. Pickup points are at central places such as supermarkets and hotels.


  • Travel to and from Santorini on a modern, high-speed ferry boat
  • Discover the beauty of this famous island on an air-conditioned bus
  • Learn the history and mythology of Santorini from your local guide
  • Explore the capital town of Fira and admire its bright blue domes
  • Take an optional cruise in a wooden boat to the volcanic hot springs
Full description

Enjoy a roundtrip tour to Santorini. Travel comfortably on a modern boat and in air-conditioned buses while learning about this island's history and mythology. Capture pictures of Santorini's famous Aegean architecture and narrow, winding streets. 

Travel to Heraklion port where you will depart on a high-speed boat for Santorini. Enjoy ocean views on the 2.5-hour cruise to the island and pickup a snack from the bar onboard. 

Arrive at Port Athinios and hop aboard the bus for the guided tour. Travel 40 minutes to Oia, where you will admire the blue and white houses built over the cliffs. Learn about the city before enjoying free time to admire the volcanic caldera at your own pace.

Next, travel 30 minutes to Fira, the main town of Santorini, built on the edge of a 300-meter cliff. Check out its narrow streets, white vaulted houses, and bright blue domes.

Have the option to take a cruise from Fira in a wooden boat to the volcano and hot springs (for an additional charge) or spend more time exploring the city. Return to Port Athinios where your guide will help you board the return ferry. 

Take in the late-afternoon views on the boat before arriving at Heraklion port.

  • High-speed ferry transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation in Santorini
  • Visit to Fira and Oia
  • Liability insurance
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Look for the SeaJets Kiosk of Heraklion Port - Santorini Cruise desk where people will be waiting in line in order to exchange their vouchers for ferry tickets. Please wait there to exchange your voucher.

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Know before you go

  • The Italian tour is every Friday (please mention it on your booking)
  • The Polish Tour is every Monday, Wednesday & Friday (please mention it on your booking)
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An interesting journey. Considering indeed Santorini is becoming more and more commercial these days,trying the optional trip is a good idea and a plus. But be aware that it costs 20 EUROs. You can swim,but be aware that it is a little bit deep for 10 meters. But theoretically it is not dangerous because the sea is quite peaceful and swimming sticks are provided. If you are in Oia, please be fast or you cannot make yourself back to the bus in time…

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April 1, 2023

Gut geführte Tour nach Santorin. Abholung ab Hotel, Reiseleitung ab Hafen Heraklion. Transfer mit Speedboot. Halbtagestour, rd. 13h. In Santorin wurde einiges zur Insel erzählt, insbesondere während der Busfahrt. Es gab genug Zeit zum selbst Erkunden. Es wäre schön, mehr Zeit in Oia anstatt in Fira zu haben. Besonders Oia bietet die "bekannten" Motive. Zu beachten: an Tagen mit vielen Besuchern von Kreuzfahrtschiffen kann es recht voll werden. Preise in Restaurants liegen teilweise deutlich über denen auf Kreta. Insgesamt eine sehr lohnenswerte wenn auch nicht günstige Tour, viel Abwechslung gegenüber Kreta.

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April 1, 2023

excursion au top très bien organisé du début à la fin prise en charge le matin devant l hôtel et retour au soir devant l hôtel guide très sympathique et en français nous avons bien eu le temps de visiter chauffeur de bus au top bravo à toutes l organisation je repasserai encore avec get your guide

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 419006