Day-Trip to Santorini from Heraklion
Take a 2-hour ferry ride from Heraklion and arrive at the stunning island Santorini!
This memorable family day-trip to the famous sunset island includes sight-seeing, exploring, and a quest to locate the lost city of Atlantis. Spectacular photo opportunities await you at every turn as you wander through the winding white-washed streets of Oia. At the impressive archeological site of Akrotiri, you can step back in time to see how the ancient islanders lived, while the Lost Atlantis Experience Museum will reveal some of the secrets about the legendary lost city.
Your trip starts from the port of Heraklion, where the ferry will depart at 8 am* for Santorini. After a 2-hour crossing, your local guide will be waiting to pick you up at the port of Santorini. From there, you will enjoy a private, tailor-made itinerary that includes transportation. After the 5-hour tour of the island, your guide will escort you back to the port in time to catch the return ferry to Heraklion, where you will arrive around 20.00 pm*.
Explore the sunset village of Oia
Oia is without a doubt the most beautiful village of Santorini, attracting thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy its unique vibes. From its traditional Cycladic architecture to the glamorous restaurants and boutique shops, there is so much to see. You will be able to explore the most beautiful spots of Oia with the help of our guide and find the best souvenir shops on your way. Of course, you mustn’t miss the world-famous sunset views and your guide will take you to the best vantage points so you can capture those breathtaking views on camera!
Discover the archeological site of Akrotiri
The well-preserved prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri is definitely a must-see when you are in Santorini. First inhabited in the Neolithic Age, Akrotiri quickly became one of the most important commercial centers of the Aegean thanks to its port and access to other regions. The economic growth of the island led to the development of a unique culture that flourished for about 4000 years. On your visit to the excavated site, you will discover remnants of high-rise buildings decorated with rich frescoes, warehouses, and advanced urban planning with streets, squares, and a fully developed sewerage system.
Enjoy the Lost Atlantis Experience Museum
Learn about the history of Santorini and its links with the lost city of Atlantis through fun interactive activities at the only museum in the world dedicated to the famous legend! Experience the cataclysmic destruction of Atlantis through an amazing 9D experience, have a discussion with the ancient Philosopher Plato, and view a holographic representation of the dramatic geological evolution of the island. One thing is for sure — your kids will never forget this amazing educational experience!
The tour can be customized to create your own Tailor-Made Santorini Private vacation in accordance with your needs and interests. If you need help designing your own tour, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Depending on what activities you choose to take part in and the day of departure, we will advise you of the exact duration of the guided tour. Some activities might also include extra costs.
The tour includes private guides and transfer services.
* Please visit ferryhopper.com for updated ferry timetables
Families should know
- The tour can be customized to create your own Tailor-Made Santorini Private vacation according to your needs and interests. If you need help to design your own tour, feel free to contact us.
- The tour includes private guides and transfer services
- Depending on the activities you will choose and the day of departure, we will advise the exact duration ofthe guided tour. Some activities might also include extra costs.
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