Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat from Rethymno

Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat from Rethymno

From $217.26 per person

Experience the beauty and romance of Santorini on a day trip from Crete. Set sail from the Port of Rethymno, and then take a guided tour by air-conditioned vehicle on arrival. Marvel at the blue and white buildings typical of the island.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Romanian
Pickup optional
Pickup in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno, Atsipopoulo, Kavros and Georgioupoli. Pickup is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the beauty of Santorini by air-conditioned bus
  • Experience the unique views from the village of Oia
  • Swim off the black sand beach of Perissa
  • Catch a boat to the caldera of a volcano
  • Enjoy some free time in Fira
Full description
Start your day trip from Crete at the port of Rethymno. 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 the luxury, high-speed Champion Jet 2 catamaran and journey to Santorini in just 2.5 hours. Upon arrival at the port of Athinios, take a tour of the island by air-conditioned bus. Listen to an informative commentary from your guide (available in English, German, French, Italian, Polish and Russian) about the history of one of the most romantic islands in Greece. 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 to Fira 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. Then, get the option to stay in the capital or go for a 2-hour swim off the black sand beach of Perissa or Perivolos. Alternatively, travel by boat to the caldera (subject to availability) for views of the volcano up close. Depart for Crete at 17:45 and journey back to the Port of Rethymno, where the tour services end. Select the transfer option to be dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Boat tickets for the high-speed catamaran
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle on the island
  • English-speaking guide, with German, French, Polish, Russian, and Romanian-speaking guides every Saturday
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Optional volcano boat tour (€16)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Port of Rethymno, Crete.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • COVID-19 Requirements:
    • Adults are required to bring either a vaccination certificate (stating that 14 days have passed since full vaccination for COVID-19), disease certificate or negative test result (either PCR within last 72-hours or rapid within last 48-hours)
    • Children 12 - 17 years old are required to bring proof of a negative result of any test, including self test.
    • Children under 12-years old can travel freely without a test
    • The cruise departs from the Port of Rethymno. Please arrange your own transportation to the port
    • Please be at the port at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 124 reviews

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    The trip was really very nice! It is definitely worth it. The city of Oia was really a dream. Unfortunately you didn't have that much time to look at everything there, so the trip, if you also want to see the black beach, was a bit stressful. you just have to adjust to that. To get to the island and look at three different points ... there is simply a lot of time left on the route. Otherwise really well organized and really worth the trip. The houses and the city simply tore everything out. otherwise really great!

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    July 7, 2021

    It was an exciting day with a lot to see :) Unfortunately the ferry seemed to have a problem and we drove 3.5 hours instead of 2.5 hours and then had 1 hour less on the island :( The ferry is unfortunately old and Dirty, not that great. The organization was OK, but we were missing some of the lists even though we had booked 2 weeks in advance. The exchange of vouchers for a ticket at the ferry port was a bit inconvenient. The tour guide was nice and gave tips, the bus driver great with the narrow streets and many tourist buses! The offer has to be updated, the boat tour is no longer offered. You also have to decide on arrival whether you want to go to the beach.

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    June 29, 2021

    A super guided tour, with a friendly gide. A great adventure with an exciting story. Fascinating city and amazing architecture have decided on the volcano trip. Was great with the wooden ship, but unfortunately we were not told that you can swim there from the ship. Otherwise it was a great experience

    September 17, 2020

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