Santorini to Crete
Enjoy a magnificent cruise and a day trip to the most beautiful island of the Aegean Sea, Santorini Island. The Cycladic style multicolored houses, the white churches with blue roofs, the fantastic, breathtaking views of the Caldera and the volcano, the unique black sand volcanic Santorini beaches, will surely amaze you, and make this Crete to Santorini one day cruise, stay in your memory forever.
Our Santorini cruise begins from Crete - Heraklion Port - by boarding the newly renovated, luxury "High Speed Catamaran". After a lovely cruise along the Aegean Sea, we reach our dream destination in just 2 hours from Crete. Upon arrival on Santorini Island, at the port of Athinios, we board our buses, for 6 hours guided tour, to the most visited points of Santorini.
The first stop of our Santorini 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 tour 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 enjoy 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.
Our tour on the island ends at the Port of Athinios, from where we take our ferry for the return cruise to Crete.
The participants have the option of travelling in the luxurious Platinum Lounge with a limited number of vessel seats. A member of the crew will be available to their service during the whole trip and welcome them by offering a treat including a juice or coffee and a fresh sandwich.
Additional charge for platinum seats: 50€ / person / per way. *the price is for both adults and children. If you wish to purchase a Platinum seat, please contact us at email@example.com.
The tour will be available from the begging of the season for the following languages: English, French, German, Polish, (minimum capacity 15 pax)
*For Dutch, Czech and Hungarian, tours will be formed according to the demand.
Adult Price (11+): 165€
Child Price (2-10.99 years): 90€
Infants (0-1.99 years old): "Travel free of charge"
FULLY LICENCED GREEK TRAVEL AGENCY
- Leaving Crete, from Heraklion Port we cruise along the Aegean Sea with the newly built, super high-speed Catamaran and we arrive at Santorini Island in 1 hour and 55 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 Santorini island, a postcard-like scenic town, and be amazed by the views of the 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 volcano.
❖ First Stop: Oia
Then, the buses will leave for Oia. In the days of high traffic, the stops might change and first stop will be Fira. Depending on the existing traffic in Oia and the timetable of the tour, the participants will stay for approximately 2 hours. Later on, the bus will depart for the next stop, Fira.
❖ Second Stop: Fira
On the way to the town of Fira, the participants will receive interesting information about the tour program, while travelling through a large part of the island by road. At their arrival in Fira, they will spend 2 hours.
Tour Option: Visit the Volcano of Santorini (extra charge). The participants will enjoy the unique beauty of the volcano and have the opportunity to swim in its hot springs.
06:00-07:00: Bus departure from Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonisos/Stalida/Malia.
Pass by: Heraklion Port (08:00a.m) - boarding. Boat departure to Santorini. 1 hour and 55 minute 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.
Pass by: Athinios Port - boarding Boat departure to back to Crete. 1 hour and 45 minute cruise.
Pass by: Heraklion Port - Crete. Bus departure to Hersonissos.
19:00-20:00: Approx return time back to Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonisos/Stalida/Malia.
Different time tables apply for pickups in different areas like Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida and Malia. Our search system will provide you with the correct times. If you have difficulty in finding your pickup point, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extra Tour Schedule Information and Guidelines
Boarding at the ports of Crete
At Heraklion port of departure, participants will present their voucher (given by the agency) at the SEAJETS kiosk in order to receive their ferry tickets, a card referring to the right bus number in
Santorini and a small brochure in their own language information about the island and the day tour.
Heraklion to Santorini Ferry Time Departure: 08:00a.m
Arrival in Santorini
The itinerary lasts almost 1 and 55 minutes to 2 hours and 15 minutes from Heraklion and 2 hours and 30 minutes from Rethymno depending on the ship and the weather conditions. At the port of Santorini, our escorts (dressed in a SEAJETS uniform and holding signs with the bus numbers) will welcome the participants and escort them on the right buses.
Crete to Santorini Ferry Time arrival: 10:00a.m
Santorini to Crete Ferry Time departure: 4:40p.m
Arrival at Heraklion Port: 7:00p.m
Boat's departure and arrival times, as well as the tour schedule, might be altered due to weather conditions or traffic at ports, or traffic on Santorini island.
Click below for more info regarding each area pick-up service:
-Hotel pick up & drop off by the areas of: Heraklion, Hersonisos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos.
-Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.
-Cruise tickets R/T.
-Bus Guided Excursion on Santorini Island to Oia, and Fira.
-Professional tour guide (live).
-Bus transfer on Santorini Island
-Printed or mobile tour voucher accepted.
-Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).
(Payable by the client).
-Optional cruise to the Volcano 16€.
-Hotel in Santorini in case you want to stay longer.
-Food and drinks.
IMPORTANT: During the booking process you will be requested to add your hotel and its address. We understand that names of hotels change every year and that many hotels don't even have an address. In such a case you can do the following:
1. Choose "Other" at Hotel
2. Write "Unknown" at the Address
This way the system will allow you to proceed with your payment.
-The Santorini fast boat (ferry) cruise is subject 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, a 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 to departure time.
-Due to Covid-19 protocols you are kindly requested to wear face masks during your stay in buses or boats all around Santorini.
-A vaccination certificate or any kind of Covid-19 test is NO LONGER needed to join the tour and cruise.
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 45% discount.
After choosing your date of departure you add the number of adults and children. Please note the following:
Adults: 10+ years old.
Children: 2-10 years old.
Infants (free): 0-2 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 restarting 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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