Posted on 06/04/2019
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Rethymno to Santorini: Full-Day Catamaran Boat Trip to Santorini

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Hop on your speedy catamaran for a pleasant full-day trip from Rethymno to Santorini and join your guide for a tour that runs from the docks to the northernmost village of Oia. Explore the island's iconic sites and marvel at the amazing Deep blue Aegean sea. Catch a boat to the caldera or enjoy delightful free time in Fira.

◾ Travel around and discover the beauty of Santorini by air-conditioned vehicle
◾ Experience the unique views from the village of Oia
◾ Take time to swim at one of Santorini’s black-sand beaches
◾ Catch a boat to the caldera or enjoy delightful free time in Fira

About this experience

DURATION: 11 hours
MEETING POINT: At Rethymno Marina Port, Crete
LANGUAGES: English, Greek, French, German, Russian
OPENING SEASON: May to October, Tuesdays & Saturdays
WHO CAN COME: Anyone can participate in this boat tour from Rethymno to Santorini

Description - What to expect

Experience the beauty and romance of Santorini on a day trip from Crete. Set sail from the Port of Rethymno, and then take a guided tour by air-conditioned vehicle on arrival. Marvel at the blue and white buildings typical of the island.

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

What is included

✔ High-speed catamaran tickets
✔ Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle in Santorini
✔ Tour guide
✖ Optional volcano boat tour (€16)
✖ Food and drinks
✖ Optional hotel pick-up/drop off service (€18)

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Prepare for the experience - Important information

The cruise departs from the Port of Rethymno. Please arrange your own transportation to the port if not optional pickup/drop-off is selected. Please be at the port at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time

COVID-19 - Update information

◾ Masks required during the trip. Please bring your own
◾ All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
◾ Customers must keep social distancing rules