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Santorini Tours

Santorini is one of Greece’s most popular islands—a sun-soaked haven of sandy beaches, white and blue painted towns, and striking volcanic landscapes. Here you can swim and snorkel at some of the most pristine beaches in the Cyclades, feast on Greek cuisine at an oceanfront restaurant, and set sail on a sunset cruise around the surrounding islands.

The Basics
Due to the island’s small size, it’s easy to see Santorini’s highlights on a full-day or half-day tour. Take a sightseeing tour to visit the main towns of Fira and Oia, explore the archaeological site of ancient Akrotiri, and see the picturesque Akrotiri lighthouse. Venture out on a boat tour to visit the neighboring island of Thirasia and take a dip in its steamy hot springs. For a more personalized experience, opt for a private or small-group excursion. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wi-Fi and cell phone service can be patchy on Santorini, so check coverage in advance with your hotel or tour provider.
  • Temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) in the summer, so be sure to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sunhat.
  • Some boat cruises, accommodation options, and ferries are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check in advance.

How to Get There
Santorini is one of the Greek Cyclades Islands, located in the Aegean Sea southeast of Athens and mainland Greece. During high season, flights run daily from Athens to Santorini. The island can also be reached by ferry (an eight-hour journey) or speedboat (a 5.5-hour journey) from Piraeus port, near Athens. Ferries also run to and from the neighboring islands. 
 
When to Get There
Summer is the most popular time to visit, when the sunny weather and warm waters are perfect for a beach vacation. Tours, ferries, and accommodations can fill up quickly during this time, so make sure to book in advance. If you don’t mind cooler weather and some rainy days, visit during winter to save money and get the island’s natural wonders to yourself, but be aware that some accommodations and attractions may be closed.

The Natural Wonders of Santorini
Santorini is often said to have some of the most spectacular sunsets in Greece, but the island’s backdrop is just as stunning as the colorful rays. Santorini is actually an extinct volcano that collapsed in on itself, creating a caldera (or crater) in the ocean surrounded by a ring of land. The island’s deep-sea lagoon, steep jagged cliffs, and dark sand beaches afford endless photo opportunities. Don’t miss a visit to Amoudi Bay, Red Beach, and Caldera Beach. To get a different perspective, take a caldera cruise around the Nea Kameni crater.

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Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 129 Reviews

See the Santorini of your dreams on this private, 5-hour or 8-hour tour with a local driver-guide. Customized entirely to your interests, your itinerary is ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: Flexible

From USD $59.23
Santorini Volcano Cruise Including Hot Springs, Thirasia and Optional Oia Sunset, Santorini, ... 
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Santorini Volcano Cruise Including Hot Springs, Thirasia and Optional Oia Sunset

3 star rating: Worth doing 40 Reviews

Cruise around Santorini to Nea Kameni volcano and the nearby island of Thirasia on a 7-hour excursion! After ogling the Greek island vistas from the water, ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: Flexible

From USD $78.98
Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini, Santorini, Day Cruises
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Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

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Take a break from Santorini’s beaches and discover Minoan excavations, the island’s ancient capital and the famous Oia sunset on a full-day tour! With a ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit, Santorini, Day Trips
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Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

Cruise around Santorini, enjoy free time at Nea Kameni volcano, relax in the hot springs and watch the sun fade over the island on a sunset dinner cruise. ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.25
Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour, Santorini, Day Cruises
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Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

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Sip your way around Santorini on a 4,5-hour island wine tour, visiting three legendary wineries. Savor up to 12 different varietals made from grapes such as ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $118.46
Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting, Santorini, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Discover the crisp wine of Santorini and learn how to cook melt-in-the-mouth Greek dishes on a 6-hour food and wine tour of the island. With a sommelier ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $177.70
Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks, Santorini, Cooking Classes
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Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks

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Cruise around the postcard-perfect island of Santorini on this 5-hour, luxury catamaran tour. Choose from a daytime or sunset cruise, then take in stunning ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $177.70
Santorini Island Independent Day Trip from Crete, Heraklion, Sailing Trips
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Santorini Island Independent Day Trip from Crete

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Get to know Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete, and see as much of the island as you wish! Either soak up the sun with a book on the beach, or ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.08

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