Santorini Day Tour from Heraklion by Golden Star Ferries

15 hr

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Santorini is the southern island of the Cyclades, with an area of 76 km square and a coastline of 70 km long. Many legends take place on this island, as it is called the "Lost Atlantis" or the "Pompeii of the Aegean". Around 1450 BC, as a result of powerful volcanic explosion, most of the island sank into the sea, shaping the island as warped crescent, with a steep cliff (altitude 300 m) in the...
Santorini is the southern island of the Cyclades, with an area of 76 km square and a coastline of 70 km long. Many legends take place on this island, as it is called the "Lost Atlantis" or the "Pompeii of the Aegean". Around 1450 BC, as a result of powerful volcanic explosion, most of the island sank into the sea, shaping the island as warped crescent, with a steep cliff (altitude 300 m) in the western part and gently sloping beaches in the east.

You will visit the towns of Oia and Fira, famous for its beautiful white houses and stunning views. Then swim at the beach of black volcanic sand or take a boat trip on a boat to the volcano.

You will have the opportunity to learn the fascinating history of this amazing place, take unique photos, and buy souvenirs! At every stop you will spend about 1.5 hours, 6 hours in total on Santorini island. The tour will be by air-conditioned bus with free time in each of the stops. On the ship you will spend 3 hours 15 minutes each way.
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Stop At: Oia's Main Street, Greece

Oia is a scenic village on the north west edge of the Santorini island within the Cyclades. It extends for almost 2 kms along the northern edge of the caldera that forms the island of Santorini, at a height of between 70 and 100 metres above sea level.

Oia typifies the white-painted houses of the Cyclades, in many cases built directly into niches which are cave houses used by crew of the ships, on the lip of the volcanic crater, between which are narrow alleys and blue-roofed churches with cupolas.

The landscape is stunning, Oia's white houses are contrasting with the black and red volcanic rocks of the island.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Three Bells of Fira, Fira 847 00 Greece

Fira is a capital of the island and a city of...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Oia's Main Street, Greece

Oia is a scenic village on the north west edge of the Santorini island within the Cyclades. It extends for almost 2 kms along the northern edge of the caldera that forms the island of Santorini, at a height of between 70 and 100 metres above sea level.

Oia typifies the white-painted houses of the Cyclades, in many cases built directly into niches which are cave houses used by crew of the ships, on the lip of the volcanic crater, between which are narrow alleys and blue-roofed churches with cupolas.

The landscape is stunning, Oia's white houses are contrasting with the black and red volcanic rocks of the island.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Three Bells of Fira, Fira 847 00 Greece

Fira is a capital of the island and a city of white-washed houses built on the edge of the 400 metres high caldera on the western edge of the island. You will enjoy 1,5 hour walk, during which you can see The Three Bells Church, White Orthodox Cathedral of Ypapanti, built on the site of an earlier church destroyed in the 1956 Amorgos earthquake. The infinite blue color of the sea merging at the horizon with the Mediterranean sky is reflected on the domes of the churches. The two main museums of interest that you may want to take a look is the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Prehistoric Thira.

From Fira there is a panoramic view of the 18 kilometres long caldera of the volcano.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa 847 03 Greece

Enjoy 1,5 hour of the afternoon swim at the famous beach of black volcanic sand or take a boat trip to the volcano (instead of beach time). Boat trip to the volcano is at extra charge (14euro ticket).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Dinner - Sandwich and salad on the boards of the ship (while going back to Heraklion).
  • Breakfast - Sandwich and water on the board of the ship (while going from Crete to Santorini).
  • Bus tour of the island of Santorini (air-conditioned bus).
  • Transfer from hotels located in the Heraklion region, but EXCEPT the hotels in the Heraklion city.
  • Certified tour-guide, language of your choice. English-speaking personnel in the port.
  • Return tickets for the Golden Star Ferries Superferry.
Not Included
  • Pick-up from the hotels within the city of Heraklion (you shall arrive to the port on your own).
  • Boat trip to the volcano (if desired, instead of the Black Beach) —14 euro.
  • Pick-up from remote areas or hotels (we will notify you at the moment of booking).
  • Entrance to the museums, other personal expenses.
Departure Point
Heraklion port, λεωφοροσ 713 07, Leof. Nearchou 78, Iraklio 713 07, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
Transfer from hotels located in the HERAKLION area: Amudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Hersonissos, Malia, Stalida, but EXCEPT the hotels in the city of Heraklion itself.

Ports

  • Heraklion


Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 5/1/2020 - 10/15/2020
Monday - Sunday:05:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • If an infant does not sit on lap in the bus, It is necessary to pay a child ticket.
  • Pick-up from the specific bus stops next to the hotels. All the villages between Fodele, Agia Pelagia, Xeropotamos, Amoudara from the West Heraklion; and Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Gournes, Hersonissos, Stalida, Malia, Sissi from the East of Heraklion city.
  • After booking we will contact you to arrange the pick-up. Please, note, if you do not provide your pick-up details up to 24 hours before the tour, we do not guarantee the pick-up. For pick-up from different location, please, contact us.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If your hotel is located in the city of Heraklion, you have to arrive to the Heraklion port on your own (by taxi, walking or rental car). Private transfer is possible with extra charge.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.