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From Heraklion: Santorini Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

3.6 / 5

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Santorini Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
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From US$ 196.70 per person

Likely to sell out

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 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Pickup available from specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalised email about the exact place and time of pick-up, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder


  • 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. 

The day begins with pickup from your hotel or accommodation. 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 and board the bus for you return transfer to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • High-speed ferry transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation in Santorini
  • Visit to Fira and Oia
  • Liability insurance
  • Museum Entrance
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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3.6 /5

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Amazing and extremely punctual driver Jorgos and best guide ever - Dimos from Santorini ✨✨

July 31, 2022

Definitely too expensive. Oia and Fira are beautiful, but also completely over the top. The announcements of the tour guide are acoustically not understandable in German or English and just annoying. The high-speed ferry ride is exciting, but certainly not worth €195 when combined with the bus ride.

July 28, 2022

French-English guide only in the bus and only commercial travel..

July 14, 2022

Product ID: 419006