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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Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit

4 star rating: Recommended 9 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 $92.16

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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 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 $69.12

4 Nights in the Greek Islands from Athens: Santorini, Mykonos and Syros

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Go island hopping in Greece on an unforgettable 5-day independent tour from Athens, taking in the islands of Syros, Mykonos and Santorini. In between ferry ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $761.47

Santorini Island Day Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 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 $160.58

Shared Arrival Transfer: Santorini Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Start your Santorini vacation with ease by booking this shared arrival transfer from Santorini National Airport to your island hotel or the cruise port. Simply ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: Varies

From USD $24.00

Private Arrival Transfer: Santorini Airport or Cruise Port to Hotel

Start your Santorini vacation with a flourish by prebooking this private arrival transfer by comfortable minibus from the airport or cruise port to your ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: Varies

From USD $10.81

Shared Departure Transfer: Santorini Hotel to Airport or Cruise Port

Ensure a hassle-free way to finish your Santorini vacation by booking this shared departure transfer from your island hotel to the cruise port or Santorini ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: Varies

From USD $24.00

Private Departure Transfer: Santorini Hotels to Airport or Cruise Port

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Ensure a hassle-free way to finish your Santorini vacation by booking this private departure transfer from your Santorini hotel to Santorini National Airport ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: Varies

From USD $10.81

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Leave your cruise ship at Santorini Port, and sip your way around the island on a private morning or sunset wine tour! The 4-hour shore excursion includes ...  Read more

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

From USD $96.00

Private Tour: Santorini Wine Tasting Tour Including Greek Meal

Combine a Santorini wine tour with a meal at a beachfront restaurant on a 4-hour private tour! After visiting a volcanic winery and a family-run wine cellar ...  Read more

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

From USD $124.80

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