Santorini is among the best-known Greek islands, mainly for its natural beauty. Santorini is all clear ocean, white-walled buildings and blue-domed churches. In addition, it claims to have some of the best sunsets in the world.

Santorini is an extinct volcano, a caldera where the middle has fallen into the sea creating a ring of crater islands, collectively called Santorini. Hence it has a deep-port lagoon in the middle, arid steep cliffs and dark-sand beaches. The eruption of Santorini 3,600 years ago probably caused the end of the Minoan civilization by swamping nearby Crete with a tsunami. Perhaps it was also this eruption that lost us the legendary city of Atlantis.

Practical Info

Santorini is 120 miles (200 km) southeast of the Greek mainland and well-served by ferries. To get around the island you can catch a bus, or hire a motorcycle and explore all the islands' hidden secrets.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 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: Between 5 and 8 hours (depending on selected option)

From USD $58.72

Santorini Volcano Cruise Including Hot Springs, Thirasia and Optional Oia Sunset

3 star rating: Worth doing 25 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: 7-9 hours

From USD $78.30

Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

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.)

From USD $86.12

Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking Trail

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore Santorini — the 'black pearl of the Aegean' — on this private half-day tour, and uncover the scenic wonders of the southern coast. Traveling by ...  Read more

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

From USD $88.09

Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 53 Reviews

Sip your way around Santorini on a 4.5-hour island wine tour, visiting three traditional 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 $99.83

Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

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

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

From USD $103.35

Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

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 $176.17

Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Discover the crisp wine and beer 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 local ...  Read more

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

From USD $176.17

Santorini Island Day Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 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 $183.69

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