Santorini Tour from Rethymno

Rethymno Port - Santorini Island (Oia and Fira Towns)
13 hours

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Santorini Tour from Rethymno. Join us for an amazing day trip from Rethymno to Santorini, a beautiful island in the Aegean Sea. You’ll see charming white houses, lovely churches, stunning views of the Caldera, and unique black sand beaches. These sights will stay with you long after you return home.

We will pick you up you in the morning around 06:00 am and transport you to Rethymnon Port. The bus ride takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Our driver will provide you with a return ticket indicating the bus number in Crete. At the ticket kiosk, you will exchange your voucher for the ferry boat ticket and receive the bus number for the Santorini day trip.

Santorini Day Trip from Rethymno Port

We start our journey from Rethymno Port (or Heraklion port during quieter times) in Crete on a comfortable “High-Speed Boat.” It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach Santorini’s Athinios port. Once we arrive, a friendly guide will meet you, and we’ll hop on buses for a six-hour guided tour around Santorini.

Our first stop is Oia, known as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Explore its art galleries, cute shops, white churches, and unique architecture.

Next, we’ll visit Fira, often called the “balcony” of Santorini. Enjoy breathtaking volcano views, stroll along the caldera edge, or relax in cafes. Wander through its narrow streets filled with shops, try local food, and taste the famous Santorini wines.

After exploring Santorini, we’ll head back to Athinios Port to catch the ferry back to Crete, ending our unforgettable tour.

Santorini Tour from Rethymno Highlights:

– Leaving Crete, from Rethymnon 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.

Our Pricing:

We take pride in our transparent pricing policy. What you see is what you get. If you require additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. The price for the Santorini tour from Rethymno with transfer is €170 for adults and €85 for children aged 3 to 11 years old. Infants travel free of charge.

The bus will pick you up from the main road near the exit of some hotels or from meeting points such as bus stops from areas of Rethymno, Georgioupolis and Bali. We cover also the areas of Adelianos Kampos, Perivolia, Sfakaki, Scaleta and Platanias.

Important Notice: Change in Departure Port for April and May Reservations 

Please be advised that all ferry departures to Santorini for reservations in April TILL 17th of May will be departing from the Heraklion port. There are no ferry services to Santorini from Rethymno during these months. The price for the Santorini day trip from Rethymno remains the same. Kindly take note of this change before finalizing your bookings.

Schedule - Days and Languages

Rethymno to Santorini Island Tour Itinerary:

06:00-07:00 am: Bus departure from Rethymno, Georgioupoli and Bali.

Rethymno Port (07:30a.m) – boarding. Boat departure to Santorini. 2-hour and 30-minute cruise. The ferry departs at 08:00a.m.

10:30 am: Athinios port – Santorini Island. Here we catch our bus for a tour around the island. Our tour guide is waiting for you outside the ferry.

Stop: Oia: 2 hours stop. Uncover the beauty of this glamorous small town, and capture memorable photos.

Stop: Fira: 2 hours stop. Free time to stroll around for shopping, or enjoy a coffee or a  drink, admiring the breathtaking view of the Caldera.

16:00: Athinios Port – Boarding Boat departure to back to Crete. 2 hours and 30 minute cruise.

18:30: Arrival Rethymno Port-Crete.

Please be advised that all ferry departures to Santorini for reservations in April till 17th of May will be departing from the Heraklion port. There are no ferry services to Santorini from Rethymno during that period.

Kindly take note of this change before finalizing your bookings.

Days and Languages:

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

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

Rethymno to Santorini Day Trip Includes:

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

✅ Cruise Ferry 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).


❌ 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 on Santorini.

Not Suitable:

The Santorini tour from Rethymno may not be suitable for individuals with limited mobility.

What to Bring With You:

Comfortable walking shoes.

A hat, sunglasses, and sun cream.

Santorini Tour from Rethymno

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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