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Santorini Island Independent Day Trip from Crete

Amoudara, Greece

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more


Visit the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete. After a hotel pickup, cruise to the beautiful Greek island, and explore as you wish. Admire the stunning scenery and clifftop towns, laze on black-sand beaches, browse the shops of the cliffside capital of Fira, visit picturesque Oia, and relax in the tavernas and bars, many with epic views over the caldera. Finally, catch the return boat from Santorini to Crete for a hotel drop-off. All meals and activities on Santorini are at your own expense.
  • Independent day trip to the island of Santorini from Crete
  • Explore the glamorous Greek island at your own pace
  • Visit sandy beaches such as Perissa or Kamari to sunbathe and swim
  • Take a cable car ride from Santorini’s caldera to Ormos, the island’s old port
  • Explore Fira and discover museums, windmill ruins and pretty whitewashed houses
  • Enjoy round-trip transport by boat from Crete plus hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Round-trip boat ride from Crete to Santorini
Guided tour to Oia-Fira
As from 12/07 and onward clients may choose between Breakfast and Dinner on Board or free Visit to Volcano and go around the Caldera and swimming. Upon Reservations clients have to state in their booking if they wish to have Breakfast and Dinner on Board OR to participate in a free visit to Volcano for swimming.
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:40 AM
Begin your independent day trip with a pickup from your Crete hotel. Relax in your air-conditioned minivan and drive to the portside to catch your high-speed boat.

Once aboard, sit back and enjoy the sea views on your approximately 2-hour cruise. As you approach Santorini, admire the island’s spectacular cliffs topped by sparkling white houses.

Dock near the capital of Fira, get details of the boat departure times for your return journey, and step ashore to explore independently. You’re free to do as you please during your visit, but all activities, transport, meals and entrance fees on the island are at your own expense.

Lounge on the beautiful beaches at Kamari, Perissa or Red Beach, or head into Fira. Delve into the pretty, cobbled lanes to browse the boutiques and arty shops, and relax at the bars and eateries, many with terraces overlooking the spectacular caldera.

If you wish, descend the 600 steps or ride the cable car down to the old port of Ormos and dip into the restaurants ranged along the waterside.

Alternatively, make your own way to other parts of Santorini. Visit the picture-perfect village of Oia to see its blue-domed churches and epic caldera views, or head for Firostefani, a small village near Fira filled with traditional architecture and quaint streets.

Wherever you explore, don’t miss some of Santorini’s classic Greek flavors. Visit a traditional taverna to savor moussaka and dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), or enjoy modern Greek cuisine at Fira’s trendy eateries.

When the time comes, take your return boat ride and end your day trip with a drop-off at your Crete hotel.
Stop At:  
Red Beach
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kamari Beach
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • OPERATED BY Master Holidays

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Santorini Island Independent Day Trip from Crete?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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12 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Couldn't Contact Company
, Oct 2019
I attempted to email and call the company for my pickup time. The phone number did not work and they never answered me. This was a trip for my birthday and thanks to this company my birthday plan was ruined. It is 3 days later and I have yet to hear from them. Viator refunded me but that does not change the fact that I have now lost out on a lifelong dream to visit Santorini
This tour is really awesome! They...
Ronald M
, Jul 2016
This tour is really awesome! They had a cab pick us from our hotel to the port and back to our hotel after! They even had our name printed on a sign! We saw the main parts of santorini and had enough time to take plenty of pictures and eat lunch. It was a great experience overall
They say on the websit you can use...
Linda B
, Sep 2015
They say on the websit you can use an E-Ticket, it was a real problem for us at the port! Do not go for lunch at the first stop, which was the beautiful town of Oia! You WILL NOT have enough time to shop or see anything! I was VERY upset being hearded to The Blue Sky restaurant, the food was just okay and slow. We were not left with enough time, only 25 mins to see what we came for which was Oia not a Greek salad!!!. There is time to eat at Fira! I would recommend this trip but heed my warnings and you'll have a great time!
It was very well organized and fun...
Vicki F
, Jun 2015
It was very well organized and fun and easy to purchase and negotiate. I have no complaints other than more time in a day! The tour company worked with our resort to arrange for pick-up.
I really loved Santorini but I would...
Laurent L
, Jun 2014
I really loved Santorini but I would prefer to go there and stay for a few days as we spent too many hours traveling (bus+boat+bus). The guide was really kind and funny, we could see that she knows a lot about her island (she lives there), unfortunately I don't remember her name but she said that we could call her "mama" :) also she recommended a good restaurant by the beach!
I liked the tour, and visiting...
, Sep 2013
I liked the tour, and visiting Santorini. However, there was almost no guidance, we had short free time of 1 hour or 1.5 hours in the major cities which was too crowded and left us with the wish to see more. The ferry was 2.75 hours to each direction, which left us less time than we expected.
Santorini itself is the most...
Gerald D
, Aug 2013
Santorini itself is the most beautiful Of islands. However the tour tries too hard to fit too much in. The result is that you hardly have time to look round before being moved on to the next location. My advice get the ferry yourself and take your time maybe just concentrate on Thira or one location
I wish there were multiple ways to...
Erin L P
, Jun 2013
I wish there were multiple ways to see this island, but, alas, you've got few options. This is one of them. The ferry ride was lovely, but then we got herded off the boat into, like, 30 waiting, idling buses. It reeked of exhaust and was chaotic. We got shuffled into one bus that advertised both German and English (we're English-only speakers), but we quickly left that bus after the guide on it was rude to some nearby passengers. So we switched to a French/English bus, where we were the only English speakers -- our tour guide, though, was very sweet about it and called us "her girls" because we were the only ones she had to address in English. On this tour, you get to see Oia, Fira, and the beach. You won't get much time at each, and you'll follow all the other tour buses around to each of the stops, which means hundreds of people flood the tiny streets at every stop. And you're basically only dropped there to do shopping. The tour guide was knowledgable and interesting -- she definitely does the best she can -- but it's possible that if you want the real Santorini, you'll have to give it more than just one afternoon.

Product code: 2462SANT

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