Santorini Tour from Chania with Transfer

Chania - Rethymno Port - Santorini (Oia and Fira)
14 hours

Booking and Availability

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Available Languages

Weekly Schedule

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Description

Santorini tour from Chania, the gem of the Aegean Sea. You’ll encounter the Cycladic-style houses, the iconic white churches, the breathtaking Caldera views, and the volcanic black sand beaches. They will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on your memory. The bus transfer from Chania areas in Crete to Rethymno port is included.

Santorini Tour from Chania

Starting from Chania the bus transfer will take you to Crete’s Rethymno Port on a luxurious “High-Speed Boat,” the 2-hour and 30-minute voyage across the Aegean Sea leads to Santorini’s Athinios port. A guided six-hour tour aboard buses awaits, with the tour guide meeting you upon arrival at the Santorini bus.

Begin your adventure in Oia, renowned as one of the world’s most picturesque spots. Explore its art galleries, charming boutiques, iconic white churches, and stunning Aegean-style architecture.

Moving on from Oia, head to Fira, known as the “balcony” of Santorini or the “Caldera’s Eyebrow.” Take in the panoramic volcano views, walk along the caldera edge path, or relax at the numerous cafes and bistros. Wander through narrow streets lined with boutique shops, savor local gastronomy, and taste the famous Santorini wines.

After exploring the island, we return to Athinios Port. We then board the ferry for the journey back to Crete, concluding an escorted tour promising an unforgettable experience.

Oia Highlights

Our journey begins in Oia, perched on the northern tip of the Santorini island. As we arrive, you’ll immediately notice the charming white-washed buildings cascading down the cliffside, contrasted by the azure blue domes of its churches. Oia is known for its breathtaking sunsets, so we’ll start by exploring its narrow cobblestone streets lined with boutiques, art galleries, and cafes.

  1. Oia Castle. Our first stop is the iconic Oia Castle, offering panoramic views of the Caldera and the Aegean Sea. From here, you can witness one of the most mesmerizing sunsets in the world.
  2. Maritime Museum. Delve into the maritime history of Santorini at the Maritime Museum, showcasing nautical artefacts, model ships, and photographs depicting the island’s seafaring past.
  3. Amoudi Bay. Descend the steps from Oia to Amoudi Bay, a picturesque fishing village nestled at the base of imposing cliffs. You can enjoy freshly caught seafood at one of the waterfront tavernas or take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters.

Fira Highlights

Next, we venture to the bustling capital of Santorini, Fira. Situated on the western edge of the island, Fira offers a vibrant atmosphere with its bustling streets, lively tavernas, and stunning vistas of the Caldera.

  1. Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Explore the ancient history of Santorini at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Admire pottery, frescoes, and other relics dating back to the Bronze Age, offering insights into the island’s Minoan civilization.
  2. Shopping and Dining. Take some time to wander through the vibrant streets of Fira. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor authentic Greek cuisine at one of the many traditional tavernas, overlooking the Caldera.

Santorini tour from Chania in Italian, Dutch, Czech, and Hungarian is based on demand. The Santorini tour may be cancelled due to bad weather. Additionally, the Santorini excursion from Chania in Crete includes bus pick-up service from your hotel.

Pricing:

The Chania to Santorini Day trip Price is €170 for an adult, and €85 for a child(4-10.99 years old). Infants are free.

Essentials:

Bring comfortable walking shoes.

Pack a hat, sun glasses, and a sun cream.

Chania to Santorini Island Day Trip – Booking Information:

On the Chania to Santorini day trip ticket we will provide full details of the meeting point. We will carefully select the closest and safest pick up place, based on your hotel location.

We include a Google pin and a photograph of the ticket kiosk. This ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting spot with confidence.

Our team is always available to assist you. Feel free to contact us at any time. We will provide you an emergency telephone number. This will ensure a stress free experience from the moment you embark on your tour or activity. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.

Schedule - Days and Languages

Chania to Santorini Itinerary:

04:30-05:30: Bus departure from the Chania Areas.

Rethymno Port (07:30 am) – Boarding:

  • Begin your journey with a smooth boarding process. A 2-hour and 30 minute scenic cruise.

Pass: Athinios Port-Santorini:

  • Upon arrival at Athinios port in Santorini, our awaiting bus and tour guide will be ready for an island exploration. The bus is conveniently located just outside the port.

Stop: Oia (2 hours):

  • Enjoy a 2-hour stop to explore its charm and capture memorable photos.

Stop: Fira (2 hours):

  • Experience Fira with a 2-hour stop, allowing free time to stroll, shop, or savor a coffee while admiring the breathtaking view of the Caldera.

16:00: Athinios Port – Boarding for the return journey to Crete.

  • Embark on a 2-hour and 30-minute cruise back to Crete.

18:30: Arrival at Rethymno Port.

Days and Languages:

Tuesday: English, French, German, Polish and Hungarian.

Saturday: English, French, German, Polish, Romanian and Czech.

Includes:

✅ Hotel pick up and drop off. Transportation by modern buses to Rethymno port.

✅ Cruise Boat tickets both ways.

✅ Bus Guided Excursion on Santorini Island to Oia, and Fira.

✅ Professional tour guide (live).

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).

Excludes:

❌ Entrance Tickets to places of interest.

❌ All meals and drinks.

❌ Optional cruise to the volcano. Extra cost 20€. Not available during low season or if not may passengers are interested. Payable directly on the tour bus.

Not Suitable:

The Santorini tour from Chania in Crete may not be suitable for individuals with limited mobility.

Very Important

To ensure clarity and prevent any potential confusion, please take note of the following regarding our Santorini tour:

  • Bus transfers from Chania are available on Tuesdays and Saturdays. However, during April, May, and October, ferry departures shift to Heraklion port, necessitating a 3 hour bus transfer from Chania to Heraklion. Pick-up time is approximately 04:30 a.m.
  • From the 18th of May till September, departures are from Rethymno port, with pick-up time set at around 05:30 a.m.

Meeting Point Areas

Alpha Bank, Chania, Agia Marina, Agioi Apostoloi, Agora, Ano Vouves, Chania Souda, Daratso, Galatas, Gerani, Glaros, Halidon Street, Kalamaki, Kalives, Kamisiana, Kato Stalos, Kladissos, Kolymvari, Kontomari, Maleme, Minothiana, Platanias, Psyionfrou, Pyrgos, Rapaniana, Tavronitis, and Xrysi Akti.

You may also write to us asking for more information regarding meeting points.

Santorini tour from Chania

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if cancelled 24 hours before start time.
  • Weather-dependent; if cancelled due to bad weather, choose a new date or get a full refund.

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