Santorini Tour from Rethymno with Transfer
Embark on an unforgettable journey with a cruise, excursion, day trip, and guided tour from Rethymno to Santorini, 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.
Starting from Crete’s Rethymno Port(Heraklion port during low season) 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 a dedicated 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, return to Athinios Port and board the ferry for the journey back to Crete, concluding an escorted tour promising an unforgettable experience.
*Please note that the Santorini tour from Rethymno in Italian, Dutch, Czech, and Hungarian will be organized based on demand. Language-specific tours may be canceled due to low numbers.. Additionally, the Santorini tour from Crete includes pick-up service from your hotel.
Itinerary and Important Information
Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the activity you are viewing. We do everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.
06:00-07:00: Bus departure from Rethymno areas and Bali.
Rethymno Port (07:30a.m) – boarding. Boat departure to Santorini. 2-hour and 30-minute cruise.
Pass: Athinios port-Santorini. Here we catch our bus for a tour around the island. Our tour guide is waiting for you at the bus. The bus is located exactly outside the port.
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.
Days and Languages
Tuesday: English, French, German, Polish
Saturday: English, French, German, Polish.
The following list contains everything that is included in the price of the Santorini tour from Rethymno you are viewing.
Services and Products Included
✅ Hotel pick up & drop off.
✅ Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.
✅ Cruise Boat tickets both ways.
✅ Bus Guided Excursion on Santorini Island to Oia, and Fira.
✅ Professional tour guide (live).
✅ Bus transfer on Santorini and Crete islands.
✅ Insurance cover.
✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted. -Instant confirmation.
✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).
We have tried our best in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear, through one of our suppliers, please contact us and we will solve the matter with no further discussion.
Services and Products Excluded from the Santorini tour from Rethymno:
❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest.
❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.
❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary. – Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.
❌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.
❌Optional VIP PLATINUM SEATS instead of regular ferry seats. Extra cost 50€ per person regardless age.
The Santorini tour from Rethymno may not be suitable for individuals with limited mobility or physical disabilities, as the journey involves various modes of transportation, including ferries and possibly steep terrain on the islands. Additionally, those prone to seasickness may find the ferry ride uncomfortable, as the Aegean Sea can be unpredictable at times.
In your email and on the ticket you’ll receive, we will provide comprehensive details about the designated meeting point, which serves as the starting hub for every tour or activity. Our commitment to ensuring your convenience and safety extends to carefully select the closest and safest meeting point based on your accommodation location.
To further enhance your understanding and ease of navigation, we go the extra mile by including a Google pin point or even a photograph of the meeting point in the email. This visual aid ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting spot with confidence.
Should you find yourself in need of additional guidance or directions to the meeting point, our dedicated team is readily available to assist you. Feel free to contact us at any time, and we’ll provide the necessary information to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience from the moment you embark on your tour or activity. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities, and we are here to make sure your journey with us is as seamless as possible.
What to Bring With You
Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for good grip.
A hat, sun glasses, and sun cream.
Optional and Advices:
Don’t bring too much money.
Credit/Debit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
Limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.
Water, lip balm, insect repellent, and anti-bacterial hand wipes are sometimes essential.
Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication and prescriptions.
You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it’s always a good idea.