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Heraklion: 2 Day Trip to Santorini

3.9 / 5

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Heraklion: 2 Day Trip to Santorini

From $280.29 per person

Experience the beauty and romance of Santorini on a 2 day trip from Heraklion. Take a guided tour of the island by air-conditioned bus on arrival and get some free time to enjoy the highlights of Fira.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 hours
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English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the romantic island of Santorini on a 2 day trip from Heraklion
  • Get unique views of the caldera from the village of Oia
  • Travel by traditional wooden boats to Palea Kameni
  • Enjoy volcanic views and swim near hot springs and red mud
Full description
Day 1: Board a boat in Heraklion harbor at 9:00 AM for the 2-hour crossing to the beautiful island of Santorini. Upon arrival, visit the village of Oia at the island's northernmost tip, and get magnificent views of the typical blue and white houses dotted across the hillside. At 1:50 PM, continue to the capital at Fira and explore the town for 2.5 hours. Get some free time to shop or enjoy a drink at a bar with views of the volcano. Transfer to your hotel at 4:00 PM. There is also an optional excursion to Oia to experience the famous sunset at 6:30 PM, returning at 9:30 PM. Day 2: Start with a transfer at 11:15 AM from your hotel to Pyrgos, the highest village of Santorini. Admire the great panoramic views of both sides of the island. Then, at 2:15 PM, transfer to Athinios port, where traditional wooden boats will take you to Palea Kameni. Enjoy spectacular views of the Volcano and swim near the hot springs and red mud. Finally, stroll on the black sand beach of Perissa or Perivolos, if time permits, before your departure at 5:00 PM, arriving back in Heraklion at 6:50 PM.
  • Round-trip boat tickets to Santorini from Heraklion
  • Guided bus tour of Santorini
  • Overnight stay in hotel with breakfast
  • Guided tour of Oia and Thira
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal drinks
  • Single room (extra 25 euro)
  • Baby cot (extra 20 euro)
  • Volcano tour (18 euro)
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at the Minoan Lines Ferries embarkation point at the Port of Heraklion.

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • Bring your passport on the day of travel
  • Bring your swimming costume and sunscreen
  • Paid parking is available next to the Port of Heraklion
  • The boat trip takes approximately 3.5 hours each way
  • For adults: Please provide a vaccination certificate for Covid-19, stating that you have been fully vaccinated for over 14 days or proof of a negative test result. The local partner will accept a PCR test within 72 hours or a rapid test within 48 hours
  • Children between the ages of 12 - 17 need to provide proof of a negative result. Any test is accepted, including a self-test
  • Children under 12 can travel freely
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 60 reviews

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I loved this day

Our tour guide was great, she left us the choice to do the tour in a group or alone which is good. The island of Santorini is magnificent landscapes more beautiful than each other, great for taking beautiful photos. The meals on board were not good at all so take without meals it is not worth it. The beach is nothing exceptional. Everything was well organized, changes of buses, arrival at the port. Despite these two negatives I recommend this excursion.

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August 28, 2019

Exercise service

It was a fantastic trip/ really nice. Safe and clean boat . Air con buses very helpful. The guide /really nice person/ French/ Russian/ Greek and English. She took us to a traditional tavern were we had our lunch. Tha food was amazing.....AAAA++++ The trip back as planned/ 20min delays but not a big issue. Great value. Thanks again for your service.

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August 15, 2019

For the price of the ferry, the bus ride and the experienced guide Dimitra, this trip was totally worth it! During tourist season, santorini seems to be the Disney land of Greece and there really doesn’t seem to be anything much to do but shop, eat, and enjoy the view with the other gazillion people packed into the city’s tiny streets. For us a day trip was the perfect amount of time just to say we went there. Our guide was prompt and informative and had enough energy for ten people. Very well organized. However, as other reviewers have mentioned, be prepared to be underwhelmed by the ‘American’ style breakfast and dinner. It was more like the lunch at a public school, but at least you got food on the 3 hour ferry ride. However, that in no way detracted from the benefits of having all your transport needs taken care of.

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July 21, 2019

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