Port of Rethymno

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From Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos: Day Trip to Santorini

1. From Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos: Day Trip to Santorini

Start your day trip from Crete at the port of Rethymno or Agios Nikolaos. 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.

Rethymno: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

2. Rethymno: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

Boart the pirate-themed boat "Captain Hook" at marina port of Rethymnon. Set sail on a five-hour cruise and take some time for swimming, snorkeling, or simply admiring the beautiful views. Sail west and enjoy the views of the Venetian port of Rethymnon. Traveling along the coastline of Crete, pass Gerani Bay before the boat anchors at the Bay of Kevalas. Enjoy some time swimming or snorkeling from the boat for approximately one hour. Next, enjoy a lunch of tuna salad with fresh local vegetables, followed by more time for swimming and sunbathing. On the return leg of the journey, admire the views of the caves of Kefalas before returning to the harbor of Rethymnon.

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What people are saying about Port of Rethymno

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 195 reviews

A really nice trip to a picture book island. Yes, it was exhausting and yes, the trip was long, but I knew what I was getting myself into and it was more than worth it for me. Beautiful views, great weather and an excellent tour guide rounded off the day.

Best day out ever ! I never thought I would be brave enough to go into the water but the captain and his crew were amazing! The food and service was amazing I would highly recommend this trip

A very nice experience and incredibly beautiful water. The crew was always looking to make sure everyone was fine. The salad was delicious too.

It was a great day. When boarding, we have suggestions for improvement. It was a big mess until everyone had filled out the form for Covid etc.

A worthwhile tour, great crew and a delicious salad