Day Trip to Santorini from Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos
- Transportation included
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 13 hours
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The boat trip can be difficult for many people due to choppy waves. If you get sick from boat trips then you won't enjoy this trip. However, Santorini is well worth viewing. Unfortunately it is loved to death by the foreign traveller and you will find the crush of the crowd unpleasant. We did enjoy our experience, however, particularly an excellent meal at a Santorini restaurant overlooking the caldera. It is a very full and tiring day but worthwhile if you have stamina and are not affected by boat motion.
The trip is well organised. Bus on time and guide is friendly. The beaches we visit are absolutely beautiful, though the lagoon is quite crowded and ‘touristy’. The whole trip takes quite a long time. I got picked up at 5.30am and only arrived back to hotel at 10.30 pm (mostly long bus ride as the port was very far away from Heraklion). I was quite tired at the end of the day . But if you love beautiful beaches it would still be worth it. Just maybe don’t schedule another packed day right after that.
Well organized. I left from Rethymno. It would have been a better tour if the ferry trip had taken 2 hours in each direction and the extra 2 hours could behave been spent between Oia and Fira/Thira. That said, we got to see beautiful parts of Santorini and had some time to shop and sample Santorini cuisine. A very good tour.
The pick up was way to late, and we could not reach anybody of the organisation. However the tourguide was very friendly, and even gave us some food in the gorge. The tour was well organisted, and the guide was waiting for you on every the rest location. It was a really nice hike and the gorge was really beautiful!
The trip was perfect and I would definitely go again. Our pick-up was on time and Kostas was a great guide. The bus ride from Malia took about 4h but seeing the beautiful beach in Balos was all worth it! A must see while in Crete. Would definitely recommend. Organization was perfect.