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From Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos: Day Trip to Santorini

1. From Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos: Day Trip to Santorini

Experience the iconic clifftop villages overlooking the Aegean on a guided day trip to Santorini. Transfer from Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos to a luxury catamaran. Soak up the caldera views, see the pastel-painted houses of Oia, stroll through the streets of Fira, and relax on black-sand beaches. Start your day trip from Crete at the port of Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos. 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 a luxury, high-speed catamaran and journey to Santorini in just 2.5 hours. Upon arrival at the port of Athinios, take a tour of the island by an air-conditioned bus. Learn about the history of one of the most romantic islands in Greece from your guide. 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 in the capital Fira for a 2-hours 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. Alternatively, travel by boat to the caldera (subject to availability) for views of the volcano up close. Depart for Crete in the evening for the return trip to the Port of Rethymno, where the tour ends. Select the transfer option to be dropped off at your hotel.

From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

2. From Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos: Full-Day Santorini Trip

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.

From Chania: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

3. From Chania: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

Board the luxury high-speed catamaran for the 2.5-hour trip to Santorini. Enjoy an island tour by air-conditioned bus and hear informative commentary about the history of one of Greece's most romantic islands. Travel to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip of the island and marvel at magnificent views of the blue and white houses scattered on the hillside. Continue to Fira, where you'll have free time to explore the island's capital. Browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with stunning views of the volcano. Depart for Crete at 5:45 PM, where the trip ends in the port of Rethymno.

From Rethymno Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

4. From Rethymno Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

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 (Russian, English, German, French, Polish, and Italian) 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.

Santorini Private Ride Transfer Services

5. Santorini Private Ride Transfer Services

Travel to or from Santorini Airport or port to your desired destination with comfort and ease, with this one-way private vehicle transfer service. Starting with a personalized meet and greet, and driven by an experienced professional driver, take the stress out of travel with this simple and smooth transport solution. When you arrive in Santorini, the driver will be waiting for you at the arranged meeting point in the arrivals lounge for arriving passengers with your name on the sign.  The meeting points are Santorini Airport, the port, or your hotel. Bookings must be made in writing approximately 24 hours prior to service date. Thereafter, all bookings shoud be on a request basis only. Once your transfer request has received, you will be sent a booking confirmation. For your transfer from airport or port to the hotel please enter scheduled arrival time of your flight or ship. For your transfer from hotel to the airport or port, please enter the pick-up time at least 2 hours before scheduled departure.

Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

6. Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

Hop off your cruise ship and embark on an excursion around Santorini. See cute villages such as Firostefani and Oia, volcanic remains, and beautiful vistas on this specially-designed shore excursion. Meet your driver/guide and head for your first stop at Firostefani. Admire the blue dome church and enjoy views of the volcanic remains of the caldera. Visit the observatory at Imerovigli to get a closer look at this amazing landscape. Listen to fascinating stories as you move onto Oia, a nestling hillside village and Santorini's most famous tourist destination. Encounter the well-known old Venetian castle, as well as hidden gems picked by your guide. Enjoy a walk around the village and its volcanic caldera at your leisure before the final stop at Finikia. This tranquil and picturesque village is the perfect spot to see the sunset away from the crowds, before heading back to your cruise ship.

Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

7. Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

See the best of Santorini on a guided island tour. Travel in a comfortable Mercedez-Bens and visit iconic spots, including the whitewashed houses of Oia, the impressive Red Beach, and finish your day with wine tasting. After pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, head to Firostefani village and take in the views over the white and blue rooftops from the cliff. Learn interesting facts about the village from your guide. Continue to Imerovigli, a picturesque village located at the highest point of the Caldera and Scaros Rock, facing the magnificent Cladera View and the volcano. Arrive in Oia, the most famous point on the island, known for its whitewashed houses and winding streets. Make your way to the other side of the island, starting with the highest point of Santorini, Profitis Ilias Monastery. Soak up the panoramic views of the whole island. Pass by Pyrgos Castelli, the Venetian castle that encapsulates the multicultural spirit of this small island. Head to the Black Beach and Red Beach, which owe their impressive colors to a volcanic eruption. Relax on the sunny shores, swim in the crystal waters, and have time to discover local cuisine at the nearby restaurants. Finish your journey at a local winery and taste some of the most famous wines in Greece. After two or three glasses of wine, be returned to your accommodation.

Accessible Santorini Private Tour

8. Accessible Santorini Private Tour

Santorini is famous for its breathtaking views, volcanic landscapes and unique architecture. However, it is not a friendly place for the wheelchair user because of the numerous steps and narrow cobbled streets of the island’s villages and the steep hills of the countryside. This tour is here to make Santorini accessible for you. You will be transferred with a mini van equipped with a special ramp that will transport the wheelchair user safely and comfortably to the island's best attractions. A tour leader will accompany you and make sure you enjoy Santorini in the best possible way. The tour leader will take you to the island's best spots, where you will experience breathtaking views without having to climb stairs, you will have the chance to experience wine tasting in a local winery, you will visit an important archaeological museum, or even enjoy a meal or drink at an accessible restaurant or cafe. Along the way you will stop in the picturesque village of Oia, have a wine tasting at Argyros Estate Winery, and explore the Museum of Prehistoric Thira.

From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

9. From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

Starting from the meeting point at Santorini's cable car, head to Firostefani for the first stop on your tour. See this famous blue dome church and enjoy a fantastic view of the nearby volcanic caldera. Next, you go to Oia, one of the top destinations in Santorini. Enjoy some free time to stroll around this traditional settlement and enjoy some refreshments by the caldera. Visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, which is over 300 years old. Located at an altitude of 560 meters, it offers a unique 360-degee panoramic view of the island which makes it the ideal spot to take great photos. While here, taste some of the local delicacies and hand made products. Next, stop at the village of Megalochori, a peaceful, picturesque settlement on the south side of the island. See its famous tripartite bell tower, pirate hideaways, and wine canavas. Learn how Megalochori has a long history of trading merchants and financial prosperity.  Finish the tour with a stop at Perivolos Beach, a black sand volcanic beach, where you can swim, do some water sports, or have a delicious lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Santorini: Classic Private Tour

10. Santorini: Classic Private Tour

After being collected by your guide your first stop is Oia. Driving to Oia is by itself an amazing experience, as the road taking you there is surrounded by cliffs and breathtaking seascapes. Oia is located high on the ridge of a cliff and has the best views of Santorini. In Oia you can choose to visit shops, or simply just walk around to discover the typical architecture of the island. You will then continue to Firostefani, where you can find the most visited church of the island with its famous blue dome. From Firostefani you can also enjoy a view of the volcano, the caldera, and Fira. Next you will visit Megalochori, one of the prettiest and quietest little villages of the island which is located inland, away from the caldera cliffs. A beautiful bell-towered archway welcomes you to this traditional village, that is an actual maze of extremely narrow cobblestone streets winding through hundreds of traditional whitewashed houses and churches painted in bright blue shades. Here you can can relax at one of the two tavernas at the main square of the village. You will later finish your tour at Profitis Ilias, the highest spot of the island. The mountain took its name from the monastery of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah) which is built right on its peak. This vantage point offers you a unique panoramic view of the entire island, from the patchwork agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia.

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What people are saying about Oia

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4.5 / 5

based on 223 reviews

A great and romantic tour - an alternative to get to a dream place in a virtual way, which is difficult to reach at the moment. Kathrin lives on Santorini and while she walks through Oia with the camera, you not only see beautiful places and views, but also learn a lot of interesting facts about the history and the island. A great experience and a definite recommendation. Thank you Catherine!

The absolutely perfect travel companion for Santorini. Although we always had special requests, which were always fulfilled, our two travel companions were always very, very friendly and also incredibly competent. It was just incredibly fun.

Pick up 5am at the hotel, crossing was smooth, 1.5 hours time in Oia. Longer time in the other city. Back at the hotel 9:30pm. Long day but worth it.

Ideal for a first discovery of the island of Santorini! The guide's explanations and anecdotes are a real plus to this excursion!

Our driver was on time and very helpful getting us to our hotel and communicated to the hotel for us