Santorini Tour from Crete With Transfer

Heraklion Port - Santorini (Oia and Fira Towns)


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Santorini Tour from Crete includes a fast ferry cruise ticket, bus transfers in both islands, a guided bus tour and free time on Oia and Fira towns.

Santorini Tour from Crete

Enjoy a ferry cruise and a day trip to Santorini, the most beautiful island of the Aegean Sea. The multicolored houses in Cycladic style, the white churches with blue roofs, and the breathtaking views of the Caldera will surely amaze you. This Crete to Santorini one day trip will stay forever in your memory.

Crete to Santorini Procedure:

We will pick you up you in the morning around 06:30 am and transport you to Heraklion port. The bus journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Our driver will provide you with a return ticket indicating the bus number in Crete. When you arrive at the ticket kiosk, you will exchange your voucher(the tour ticket) for the ferry boat ticket. You will also receive the bus number for the Santorini day trip which is written on the boat ticket. Following this, you will board the ferry departing at 08:00 am, embarking on a 2 hour and 15 minutes cruise across the Aegean Sea. The ferry boat has a snack bar that offers a variety of food and drinks. By booking this Santorini day trip from Heraklion, you also secure standard seating onboard. Your seat allocation is indicated on the ferry tickets. At 10:15 am, you will arrive at Santorini’s Athinios port.

Your Santorini island tour guide will greet you outside the boat and accompany you to the tour bus. This marks the beginning of your six hour guided tour. Our first destination is the charming Oia village.

Oia Village

Oia sits on the north tip of the island of Santorini. It is famous for its vistas and the white buildings with blue roofs. A perfect spot for Instagram-worthy settings. Narrow streets weaving through the town, lined with plenty of shops, art galleries, and coffee shops.

In Oia town, Santorini, the sun paints the sky with vibrant hues as it sets over the horizon. People stroll along cobblestone streets, admiring the charming white buildings adorned with blue domes. Cafes buzz with chatter, serving up freshly brewed coffee and local pastries. The scent of sea salt fills the air, inviting travelers to explore the nearby coastline. Oia town is a paradise of beauty and tranquility.

We’ll spend around two hours there based on road traffic. After visiting Oia, our bus will take us to Fira Town, just a short twenty to thirty minute drive away.

Island of Santorini Greece

Fira Town

Fira Town, the capital of Santorini, perches atop a 300m cliff over looking the Aegean Sea.

Known for its stunning sunsets and breathtaking vistas, the town enchants visitors with its iconic white buildings and vibrant domes. Wander through its narrow streets to discover charming cafes, shops, and traditional taverns serving Greek food. Don’t forget to visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which offers insights into the island’s ancient civilizations.

You will have two hours to explore and take plenty of photographs. During the high season, and for an additional cost enjoy a cruise on a wooden boat to the Santorini volcano. This cruise lasts about one and a half hours. Keep in mind it will reduce your time in the town. The volcano cruise starts on the 28th of May.

After our exploration, we will make our way back to Athinios Port, which is approximately a 20 minute drive away. There, we’ll board our fast ferry for the return journey to Heraklion, Crete. Upon arrival at Heraklion port, our bus will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel.

– Leaving Crete, from Heraklion Port we cruise along the Aegean Sea with a super high speed ferry boat.
– Explore the highlights of Santorini, on a guided tour, by bus, for about 6 hours.
– Visit Oia, the most famous place on Santorini island. A postcard like scenic town, and be amazed by the views of the Caldera.
– Get free time in Fira, the capital of Santorini Island. Walk around the beautiful alleys with the small shops, or sip a drink at a cafe, enjoying spectacular views.

Ferry to Santorini

Crete to Santorini Itinerary:

06:00 – 07:00 am: Pick-Up.

07:30 am: Heraklion Port Crete

  • Ferry Departure at 08:00 am.
  • 2 hour and 15 minutes cruise.

10:15 am: Athinios Port – Santorini Island

Stop 1: Oia

  • Approx. 2 hours of free time.

Stop 2: Fira

  • 2 hours of free time.

16:00: Athinios Port

  • Boarding.

18:30: Arrival Heraklion Port Crete

  • Bus Transfer back to hotels.

Santorini Tour from Crete – Two Day Trip

Would you prefer to stay in Santorini and return to Crete the next day? We can confirm that it’s possible at no extra charge. We’ll arrange a meeting point for the following day.  We recommend finding a hotel near the centre of Oia or Fira. Once you have secured it, please inform us of your two-day request. Our tour guide will pick you up the next day accordingly.

Our Pricing:

We take pride in our pricing policy. What you see is what you get. If you require additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Please fill the enquiry form and we promise you will get the best price possible.

Our Santorini tour is just like the ones you see online offered by popular platforms. The big difference? We’re local, so we skip the high commission fees.

Days and Languages:

Every Day: English, French, German, Polish.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday: Russian.

Every Monday and Thursday: Romanian

Every Wednesday and Friday: Czech

Every Saturday: Italian

For groups more than 15 people, we can offer the Crete to Santorini day trip at any language.

The Santorini Tour from Crete Includes:

Hotel pick up and drop off in Crete.

Transportation by modern buses in Crete and Santorini Islands.

Fast Ferry boat tickets both ways. Currently, there is only one ferry heading to Santorini with return the same day.

Guided bus tour on Santorini Island. Professional bus tour guide (live). Besides the historical and cultural information, he will also provide valuable insights about the best places to see and the best locations for photographs.

Free time in Oia, and Fira towns. 2 hours in each town.

Insurance cover.

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


Entrance tickets to archaeological sites or places of interest.

All meals and drinks.

Optional cruise to the volcano. Extra cost 20€. Not available during low season. Payable on Santorini. Starts on the 28th of May.

Santorini Tour from Crete

Santorini Tour from Crete - Important Information will provide you with a voucher for this Santorini day trip. We accept them either in electronic or paper form. We will also provide you with a google map pin of the meeting point. In the email you will receive, we include also  an emergency number.

Crete to Santorini Day Trip

crete to santorini day trip

Available Ferry Boat

Crete to Santorini Ferry

SUPERRUNNER by SEAJETS – Available during low season.

SEAJETS PowerJet from Crete Island to Santorini

SEAJETS POWER JET is available during high season.

Bus Transfer Information in Crete

Our bus will pick you up in the morning and transfer you directly outside the Seajets kiosk. The bus driver will hand you a bus ticket for the return trip. See photo:

Crete Bus Ticket Seajets

Ferry Boat Ticket Information

At SeaJets Ticket Kiosk, you will show or give the ticket you received from us and you will receive the ferry tickets. On that ticket is written.

  1. Your seat number on the boat.
  2. Your Tour bus in Santorini (with a marker).

Ferry Boat Ticket Seajets

Ticket Shop of Seajets