Day trip

From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
Day trip

From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From US$ 244.45 per person

Experience Santorini on a full-day trip from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos. Travel in a catamaran and take a guided tour of the island by bus. Enjoy free time to explore Fira at your own pace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 - 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Polish, Russian
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from the areas of Malia, Stalis, Hersonisos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Agia Pelagia, and Fodele. Pickup begins earlier than the stated starting time and 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 on board an air-conditioned bus
  • Get unique views from the northernmost village of Oia
  • Marvel at the island's blue and white buildings
  • Take an optional boat ride to the volcanic caldera
Full description

Discover the beauty of the island of Santorini on a bus and catamaran tour from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos. Capture pictures of the classic blue and white houses in Oia and have some free time to explore Fira in the shadow of the Santorini volcano. 

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation. Sit back and relax on the air-conditioned bus transfer to the high-speed catamaran in Heraklion harbor.

Sail across the Mediterranean to the island of Santorini. Hop off the boat to take a tour of the beautiful island in a comfortable and climate-controlled bus. Listen to live commentary about the history of one of the most romantic destinations in Greece.

Travel to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip for magnificent views of the typical blue and white houses across the hillside and stunning views of rolling hills meeting the sea. Continue to the capital at Fira and have some free time to browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with views of the volcano and the returning boat in the evening. Cruise back to Heraklion and transfer back to your hotel.

  • Pick-up and drop-off (if option selected)
  • High speed catamaran boat trip to Santorini from Heraklion port
  • Bus tour of Santorini island
  • Guide on the bus in English, German, French, Polish, and Russian
  • Boat tour of the volcano in Santorini, available to purchase on site for €20
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Puerto Heraklion at the Seajets boat embarkation point to begin your trip.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  You will be notified about your pick-up details by email. Please check your spam folder
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 175 reviews

Review summary

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A good way to visit santorini the most beautiful greek island from the ridge. The boat trip offered at an additional cost to the hot springs of the volcano is a must! Good freshness. Appreciated! The visit of the 2nd is much more touristic (more shops and restaurants) The 1st village is that of the postcards, more authentic.

August 16, 2022

This is possibly the prettiest place I have ever been, and I am well travelled. Tour was well organised. Guide was well versed. Only suggestion I would have is more time in oia and dropping The main town Turia as it is busy and not as pretty. Definitely do the volcano tour!

June 26, 2022

First of all: A day in Santorini is stressful, but it is enough to get a first impression of this beautiful island. The crossing from Heraklion is comfortable, arriving Santorini around 10:20, bus transfer to Oia around 45 minutes, so arriving there around 11:15. Then 1:45 h stay, so a short walk through the place and time for a few photos. From there around 1:00 p.m. to Fira (arrival around 1:30 p.m.) and stay there for a good 2 hours for lunch, stroll through the city and on the promenade of the Caldera. Around 16:00 return to the port and back to Heraklion. Tightly scheduled, but if you don't expect too much and don't stress yourself, you can spend a nice day here.

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May 26, 2022

Product ID: 123494