Day 1Your trip to Santorini begins with hotel pickup and a scenic 2-hour catamaran ride from Heraklion in the morning. Gaze at the sparkling Mediterranean sea as you sail along, admiring the views and fresh ocean air.
Once you reach Santorini’s craggy shores, you’ll have the chance to visit Oia, a quaint, historic town clinging to Santorini’s cliffs. Stroll the narrow streets with your guide, discovering beautiful vistas around nearly every corner. Admire the white houses and colorful doors. Depart for Fira, the capital of Santorini, as your guide explains the compelling history of the area. Have lunch where you like (own expense).
Soak up the day’s remaining sun in Kamari, home of the island’s most popular beach, known for its dazzling black sand and bright blue water. From there, your guide will assist you getting to your comfortable hotel for the night. You’ll have the evening free for dinner (own expense) and to explore at your whim.
Overnight: local hotel in Kamari or Fira
Day 2After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely morning exploring the island on your own. Walk the scenic streets, relax at the beach or find a spot for lunch (own expense). Check out of your hotel in the afternoon. Your guide will escort you to the Santorini volcano, which contributed to the creation of the island. Learn about its history and admire its beauty.
Afterward, unwind in Santorini’s famous hot springs. Dip into the warm water and enjoy splashing around before heading back to the catamaran and returning to Crete, concluding with hotel drop-off.