Day trip

From Rethymno Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

3.9 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: SEA JETS

From Rethymno Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

Activity provider: SEA JETS

From US$ 191.58 per person

Take a day trip to Santorini by boat from Crete and board a bus for a guided tour on the island. Explore the most famous island of Greece, walk in picturesque villages, and view the stunning caldera.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Polish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Caldera of Santorini island with spectacular views
  • Take a guided bus tour to the most beautiful locations on Santorini
  • Enjoy an optional tour on the Volcano or the black sand beach of Perissa
  • Visti the fabulous town of Fira to see its breathtaking domed churches
Full description

Ride on a high-speed catamaran from Crete to Santorini on this day trip. Board an airconditioned coach and take a guided sightseeing tour of the island. Visit the white-washed villages of Oia and Fira. 

Hop aboard a catamaran at the Port of Rethymno and glide across the water to Thiras port. Transfer to a comfortable and spacious bus and listen as your guide provides you with information about the island and its history.

Stop in the unique village of Oia which is 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.

Head to 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. 

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, eturn to the port for the trip back to the Port of Rethymno in Crete.

Includes
  • Round trip by boat from Rethymno to Santorini
  • Guided bus tour on the island
  • Visit to Oia village
  • Free time in Fira town
  • Optional volcano boat tour (costs 16.00€)
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Port of Rethymno (Seajets Boat) Sofokli Venizelou 37, Rethymno 741 00, Greece

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • For a valid booking, you must let us know your full name and surname, gender and passport number of all participants of your group. According to EU Directive 98/41, the shipping company has the obligation to keep a passengers' name list of every voyage, for safety reasons
  • At the port, you will find the kiosk where you will receive your ferry tickets, the card with your bus number and an informative brochure regarding the trip
  • Please arrive at the port at least 30 minutes before departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.1/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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The air conditioning on the boat was extremely cool and when getting on and off the diesel smoke was extremely annoying. When queuing for the boat voucher in the morning, it would also have been helpful to place a note on the counter with the “get your guide” customers. So we had to queue twice. Overall, the trip was very nice. Santorini is simply a must-see.

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September 22, 2022

Could have done with better direction when arriving at Retheymon port on which queue to collect your tickets. Your seat was reserved so no need to run to get to the ship to get a seat. The sea jet gets you there in 2.5hrs so a lot faster. The coach trip round the island taking in two villages was OK with an option to pay for a small boat trip round the volcano but we did not do this. We did this trip a number of years ago and we were taken to some ruins they were digging up but they don’t do this as part of the trip any more. Shame. All in all you are left to wonder round the two towns on your own. It is expensive to go and everything is expensive to buy but it is a nice island to see. Worth a visit.

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August 10, 2022

Reimbursement with wrong travel escort

August 23, 2022

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