Visit the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete. After a hotel pickup, cruise to the beautiful Greek island, and explore as you wish. Admire the stunning scenery and clifftop towns, laze on black-sand beaches, browse the shops of the cliffside capital of Fira, visit picturesque Oia, and relax in the tavernas and bars, many with epic views over the caldera. Finally, catch the return boat from Santorini to Crete for a hotel drop-off. All meals and activities on Santorini are at your own expense. Highlights Independent day trip to the island of Santorini from Crete Explore the glamorous Greek island at your own pace Visit sandy beaches such as Perissa or Kamari to sunbathe and swim Take a cable car ride from Santorini’s caldera to Ormos, the island’s old port Explore Fira and discover museums, windmill ruins and pretty whitewashed houses Enjoy round-trip transport by boat from Crete plus hotel pickup and drop-off What You Can Expect Santorini Island Day Trip See the sights of Santorini on an independent day trip! Begin your independent day trip with a pickup from your Crete hotel. Relax in your air-conditioned minivan and drive to the portside to catch your high-speed boat. Once aboard, sit back and enjoy the sea views on your approximately 2-hour cruise. As you approach Santorini, admire the island’s spectacular cliffs topped by sparkling white houses. Dock near the capital of Fira, get details of the boat departure times for your return journey, and step ashore to explore independently. You’re free to do as you please during your visit, but all activities, transport, meals and entrance fees on the island are at your own expense. Lounge on the beautiful beaches at Kamari, Perissa or Red Beach, or head into Fira. Delve into the pretty, cobbled lanes to browse the boutiques and arty shops, and relax at the bars and eateries, many with terraces overlooking the spectacular caldera. If you wish, descend the 600 steps or ride the cable car down to the old port of Ormos and dip into the restaurants ranged along the waterside. Alternatively, make your own way to other parts of Santorini. Visit the picture-perfect village of Oia to see its blue-domed churches and epic caldera views, or head for Firostefani, a small village near Fira filled with traditional architecture and quaint streets. Wherever you explore, don’t miss some of Santorini’s classic Greek flavors. Visit a traditional taverna to savor moussaka and dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), or enjoy modern Greek cuisine at Fira’s trendy eateries. When the time comes, take your return boat ride and end your day trip with a drop-off at your Crete hotel.
Santorini Island Day Trip
Santorini day tour