Day trip

From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

Activity provider: SEA JETS

From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

Activity provider: SEA JETS

From US$ 186.22 per person

Take a day trip to Santorini by boat from Crete and join a guided bus tour on the island. Explore the most famous island of Greece, with more than 4,500 years of history, walk in the picturesque villages, and capture the stunning Caldera views.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Polish

Experience

Itinerary
6 hours
  • Heraklion Port, Greece

  • 2.5 hours
  • Oia (guided tour)

  • Fira (guided tour)

  • Santorini Volcano (boat cruise)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • 2.5 hours
  • Heraklion Port, Greece

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Experience the Caldera of Santorini island with spectacular views
  • Take a guided bus tour to the most beautiful locations on Santorini
  • Enjoy an optional tour on the Volcano or the black sand beach of Perissa
  • Visit the fabulous Fira town
Full description

Explore Santorini by boat on this day trip from Crete. Take part in a guided bus tour of the island, walk through charming villages, and witness stunning views.

Your experience starts off from Crete on the luxurious high-speed catamaran "Champion Jet 2." On arrival at Thiras port, you'll board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with your experienced guides who will provide information about the island and its history.

Your first stop is the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea. Next, visit the island’s capital Fira, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque alleys, admire the incomparable Aegean architecture, shop, or simply enjoy a drink.

Then, you have the choice of spending more time in Fira, visiting the magnificent black beach of Perivolos, or taking a boat tour of the Caldera (subject to availability). Finally, you'll return to the port for the trip back to Crete.

Includes
  • Round trip by boat from Heraklion to Santorini
  • Guided bus tour on the island
  • Visit to Oia village
  • Free time in Fira town
  • Optional volcano boat tour (costs 16.00€)
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
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 must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Go to Sea Jets Boat kiosk at Heraklion Port Passenger Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • For a valid booking, you must let us know your full name and surname, gender and passport number of all participants of your group. According to EU Directive 98/41, the shipping company has the obligation to keep a passengers' name list of every voyage, for safety reasons
  • Please arrive at the port at least 30 minutes before departure time
  • Lunch is not included
  • Optional volcano boat tour of Caldera costs €16
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 174 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Santorini is an amazing experience with the picturesque cluttered cliff-top villages and iconic blue-domed churches overlooking spectacular scenery. Not to be missed despite the crowds of tourists and overpriced jewelry shops! Spent all the time easily at both piano and Thera. Boat trip round the caldera was cancelled within an hour of paying for it which was annoying.

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September 29, 2022

The boat was very comfortable, although the waiting, entry and exit logistics need to be rethought. I liked the information that the tour guide gave during the bus trips, but I expected accompaniment throughout the entire route in Ouia and Fira. The visit to Ouia should have been longer and that of Fira shorter.

August 24, 2022

Well organized, problem-free exchange of the voucher for tickets. The tour guide later on the bus was also very good and had a lot of information to hand. Our seats weren't next to each other twice. A selection would have been nice, since the ship still had vacancies. This is where GYG could get even better. For travellers: the ferry left twice with a delay, allow for a waiting time. Optionally book the transfer from the hotel, taxis are expensive! And Santorini is really crowded, expensive and watch out for pickpockets.

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August 23, 2022

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