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Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete provided by Cretan Holidays

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Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Face masks are mandatory in the bus and at the inner deck of the boat
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Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Swap an independent ferry trip to Santorini from Crete for a full-day tour that includes a cruise and sightseeing once you’re there. Avoid the hassle of arranging your own cabs or buses on the Cycladic island; and simply sit back and admire its whitewashed clifftop towns as you sail the caldera. Then, enjoy a coach tour with time to stroll in the capital, Thira; Oia, and along the island’s clifftops.
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    Santorini Volcano
    Stop: 8 hours -
    Cruise to world-famous Santorini Island, one of the most picturesque islands in the Mediterranean. Visit Oia and Fira and walk along the breathtaking cliffs of the Santorini caldera. Enjoy a guided tour of the island as well as free time to explore at your leisure. Take the opportunity of a short cruise during your stay on Crete and make a day trip to the neighbouring island of Santorini. The boat trip takes about 2-3 hours. On arrival in the former volcanic crater of Santorini look high up on the crater rim, where the houses of Thyra lie like a white pearl necklace. After arriving in the harbor of the island the busses are waiting for you to explore the most famous places in Santorini. The journey will bring you to picturesque village of Oia and Thyra and optionally visit the black beach of Perissos. In the early evening you will travel back to Crete.
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Highlights
  • Visit and tour the Cycladic island of Santorini on a day trip from Crete
  • Hassle-free way to see the caldera, black cliffs, and main towns
  • Cruise the caldera, visit Thira and Oia; and admire the clifftop views
  • Relax with return boat trip and pickup and drop-off from select Crete hotels
Important Information
Departure Point
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete
Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Tour escort/host
  • Return boat transfers to Santorini
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MLuna wrote a review Dec 2019
Fortaleza, CE156 contributions
+6
The tour was a little rushed, but it worth if you don't have time to spend on the islands. Athena was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable. The view from the top of Santorini is amazing. Various good restaurants to eat and have a beer contemplating the volcano's caldera. The
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Daniel P wrote a review Oct 2019
9 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked through sparrow travel’s office in Stalis. The tour it’s self was well timed giving us a decent amount of time to see the sights and enjoy the atmosphere. This island is gorgeous and I would recommend that anyone visiting the area should take the time to see it.
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Response from CretanHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Dear T2150AQdanielp Thank you for your comment! We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour in Santorini and we hope to see you again in one of our tours! Best regards
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Pat3487 wrote a review Sep 2019
Redondo Beach, California33 contributions12 helpful votes
We did this trip as a supplemental way to see Santorini. Due to high winds during our stay on Mykonos the ferries had been cancelled so we had to cancel our two day stay on this island. Since we wanted to see what we missed we took this one day trip from Crete. We are glad we
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Response from CretanHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Dear Pat3487 Thank you for your comment. We appreciate it and it help us to improve our services to you. Best regards
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charitymarinel wrote a review Sep 2019
Chesterfield, Michigan37 contributions15 helpful votes
Our day started at 6 am where they picked us up at our hotel. We entered the Goldstarboat and left at 7:30 am. So this is the reason why it is such a long day, we were told it was a 2 hour ride. It was actually a 3.5 hour ride there and a 4 hour ride home. The weather was good
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Response from CretanHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Dear charitymarinel Thank you for your comment. We appreciate it and it help us to improve our services to you. Best regards
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louisej856 wrote a review Sep 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom464 contributions61 helpful votes
+5
A visit to Santorini should be on everyone’s must-do list. As package holidays to Santorini can be expensive, I was excited to see that you can sail directly there from where I was staying in Rethmynon in Crete twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays). There are also frequent
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Response from CretanHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Dear louisej856 Thank you for your comment! We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour in Santorini island, we hope to see you again! Best regards
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Fabulous
The butterfly valley is a must see it was absolutely beautiful but please be aware that it requires lots of uphill
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jwR3144BH
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Great slides, unfriendly staff
Most of the slides were alright, yet most of the staff treated us very unfriendly. I'd recommend you'd go to the ot
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ggoldgruber
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Great customer service
The office on Zakynthos Island was fantastic and very customer oriented. Especially in these times a company can pr
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Shannon181
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Great without food
The park itself is brilliant plenty of nice water slides and enough to keep you busy. A Big tip, eat at the waffle
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Alan W
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Hot day
Make sure you wear good sturdy footwear and take a very large bottle so that you can refill it with water the fresh
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Nicola J
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Great Aqua Park
One of our favourite holiday waterparks, All the slides anyone could want, all ages and level of thrill seeker cate
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Barney3121
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Great solo experience
Extremely interesting with some great highlights along the way, especially at narrow parts of the gorge. I went sol
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Julie H
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Water park fun
Amazing that’s all I can say !! From the facilities to the water slides to the staff who can not do enough for yo
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Patrick H
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Wonderful
Wonderful from top to bottom. The beach, the sand, the wine and the ruins. I highly recommend. Admission to the
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Paula G
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Great service
We booked transfer from Heraklion Airport in Crete to our hotel. Right outside the exit of the airport and shuttle
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Chris W
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Great walk in fantastic scenery
Walked down the Samaria Gorge in 5h. Good shoes are a must, sport shoes ok but hiking boots preferable as the path
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Cuthbert’s
Pick up from Rhodes Airport Excellent Vehicle Excellent No problems Would recommend and use them again Much eas
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Bill
Booked transfers to/from Airport to Hotel. First rate service and excellent communication. Will recommend to all an
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Juliette A
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Affordable and safe drive
Good price compared to other alternatives. As for constructive criticism, they need to work on how they receive tr
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125danettet
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Beautiful hike!
Samaria Gorge is a beautiful hike. I did not find the hike to be hard and I’m not a consistent hiker; Your legs wil
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  • Duration: 12h
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