Santorini Tour from Crete - One Day Cruise

  • duration icon. 11 hours.
  • location icon. Crete - Santorini Island.
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Enjoy a magnificent cruise to one of the most beautiful islands of the Aegean Sea. The Cycladic style multicolored houses, the white churches with the blue roofs, the fantastic breathtaking views of Caldera and the volcano, the unique black sand volcanic beaches, will surely amaze you, and make this one day cruise, stay in your memory forever.
We start the day from Hersonissos by bus to the port. Our one-day cruise, begins from Crete - Heraklion Port, by boarding the newly renovated, luxury "Highspeed Catamaran". After a lovely cruise along the Aegean Sea, we reach our dreamed destination in just 2 hours from Crete. Upon arrival in Santorini Island, at the port of Athinios, we board our buses, for 7 hours guided tour, to the most visited points of the island.

The first stop of our tour will be at the astonishing town of Oia, considered to be the world's most picturesque location, with its art galleries and boutiques, the white churches with blue roofs, and the minimal Aegean style architecture.

Leaving Oia, our bus continues to the capital Fira, called the "balcony" of the island, or "Caldera's Eyebrow". Enjoy breathtaking Volcano views walking the caldera edge path, or enjoying a coffee in one of the numerous cafes and bistros. Discover the narrow scenic streets with the small shops, the local restaurants with the unique gastronomic dishes, and taste the famous Santorini wines.

Complete the tour, by visiting the island's seaside treasures, the volcanic endless beaches Perissa or Perivolos. The scenery, of the Black Sand along with the spectacular rock formations and the dark blue crystal waters, is quite impressive. They are fully organized, with comfortable lounging chairs, showers, lifeguards and they have received the Blue Flag award.

Our visit to the island ends at the Port of Athinios, from where we take our boat for the return cruise to Heraklion Port - Crete.

Adult Price:                             110€

Child Price (4-12 years):     55€

Children 0-4 years old travel free of charge

Prices may vary for large groups of 8+ people. For special price quotations please contact us direct at

Things to do and See

-Leaving Hersonissos we arrive at Heraklion Port from where we cruise along the Aegean Sea with the newly built, super high-speed Catamaran and we arrive at Santorini Island in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- Explore the highlights of Santorini, on a guided tour, by bus, for about 6 hours and 30 minutes.
- Visit Oia, the most famous place on the island, a postcard-like scenic town, and be amazed by the views of Caldera.
- Get free time in Fira, the capital of Santorini, walk around the beautiful alleys with the small shops, or sip a drink at a cafe, enjoying spectacular views of the Santorini’s volcano.
- Swim in the volcanic Black Sand beaches of Perissa or Perivolos. Optional.

Is this Crete to Santorini One Day Tour right for you?

-Part of what makes this tour so popular is the high-speed boat, the cruise inside the Aegean Sea, and most of all the photographs and the memories you will cherish for a lifetime.
-If you feel seasick, it's better to visit the nearest pharmacy for some medicines prior to your departure.
-This day trip is designed for all ages. full of fun, flexibility, and plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.


09:45:                 Bus departure from Hersonissos.

Pass by:            Heraklion Port - boarding. Boat departure to Santorini. 1 hour and 45 minutes cruise.

Pass by:            Athinios port-Santorini. Here we catch our bus for a tour around the island.

Stop at:             Oia. 1 hour and 15 minutes stop at Oia's main street. Uncover the beauty of this glamorous village, and capture memorable photos.

Stop at:             Fira. 1 hour stop. Free time to stroll around for shopping, or enjoy a coffee or a  drink, admiring the breathtaking view of the Caldera.

Stop at:             the Black Sand Beach - Perissa or Perivolos. 1 hour stop / free time for swimming or lunch.

Pass by:            Athinios Port - boarding Boat departure to back to Crete. 1 hour and 45 minutes cruise.

Pass by:            Heraklion Port - Crete. Bus departure to Hersonissos.

20:30:                 Aprx return time back to Hersonissos.

Important note:
-Boat's departure and arrival times, from/to Heraklion, as well as the tour schedule, might be altered due to weather conditions or traffic at ports, or traffic on Santorini island.

-Hotel pick up & drop off by the areas of: Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia.
-Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.
-Cruise tickets R/T.
-Bus Guided Excursion on Santorini Island to Oia, Fira, and the Black Beach of Perissa or Kamari
-Professional tour guide (live).
-Insurance cover.
-Printed or mobile tour voucher accepted.
-Instant confirmation.
-Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 48 hours prior departure time and receive a full refund).

(payable the day of your cruise).
-Optional cruise to the Volcano 16€.
-Food & drinks.

-The boat cruise is subjected to weather conditions. If the cruise is canceled due to bad weather conditions you will be refunded the price of the ticket or you will be given the option of an alternative date.
-Boat's departure and arrival times, from/to Heraklion - Crete, as well as the Santorini bus schedule, might be altered due to weather conditions or traffic at ports.
-Comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun cream, and a swimsuit are required.
-Children must be accompanied by an adult.
-You are kindly requested to proceed at the meeting points 10 minutes prior departure time.


-Due to covid protocols you are kindly requested to wear face masks during your stay in buses or boats all around Santorini.


How to book a Santorini tour from Crete

To make your booking experience easier and more secure we write below, our very simple way of booking your Santorini tour.


Step 1: Choose Your activity

Once you decide which Santorini tour you wish to book online, you will have to check the availability of each tour. You only have to click on the “Date” box and there you can choose the date or day that is more comfortable for you. The Dates/days are highlighted. Prices are per adult. Children enjoy a 50% discount.

After choosing your date of departure you add the number of adults and children. Please note the following:

Adults: 13+ years old.

Children: 4-12 years old.

Infants(free):0-4 years old.

You don't need to enter the infant numbers. Infants do not get a seat. The guardian is responsible for providing protection during the tour. 

Once you add the persons you press the ‘Search” button.


Step 2: Add to Cart

You press the “Add to Cart” button. The activity is now available in your purchase cart. You may book the same way two, three, or more activities.


Step 3: Visit Cart

The cart is situated in the top right corner. Press on the “Cart” image. This will provide you with a list of the tours you have chosen. Check the total price, the number of persons, the name of the activity, and the date. If you wish you may erase the chosen activity, by clicking the “X”(delete) button and restart the procedure. When you are ready you press the “Checkout” button.


Step 4: Checkout

Here you will need to fill the form with your details and press “Continue”. The personal information that we collect from you is stored by us, on databases protected through a combination of physical and electronic access controls, firewall technology, and other reasonable security measures. We will neither sell nor release your registration, personal, and usage data to outside organizations.

If you cannot locate your hotel name, please email us the name of your hotel and we will add it to our list. The hotel list includes the following areas of Crete: Hersonissos, Heraklion, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Malia, Gournes, and Kokkini Hani.


Step 5: Payment

After pressing the “Continue to Payment” button you will be redirected to a secured Eurobank e-Commerce environment. Here you fill in your card details. Once your payment is made you will receive a confirmation of your payment, and the activities you have purchased. Within 24 hours you will receive a boarding voucher/ticket for each activity in Crete you have purchased with all the details including the exact pickup point with "Google map location" and time based on your hotel selection.

In case you wish to know more about the Santorini Tour From Crete, please feel free to communicate with us before booking online. Our travel consultants will try their best to provide you with the correct answers to your questions. Send all Inquiries to

If after receiving your voucher/ticket, you still have questions, or you wish to cancel or alter the date please call us at +30 2897021106 or email us at

If you are currently in Crete our two travel shops are located in Hersonissos. Feel free to pass by one of them and get the answers to your questions and even more.


1.Serapis Travel Services

141 El. Venizelou Ave (main road).

70014, Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete.

Click on this-link  Google Map Location.

34 El. Venizelou Ave (main road).

70014, Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete.

Click on this-link  Google Map Location.