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Santorini (Old) Cruise Port

One of the most memorable places in Greece, the volcanic island of Santorini - located in the Cyclades group - is a spectacular Mediterranean paradise known for its dazzling views, fine beaches and unforgettable sunsets. Without much need for modern amenities, the place is lined with historic sights, and more than enough natural and ancient wonderment to go around. It's no wonder why so many people love Santorini.

How to Get to Santorini

There are a few ways to get into Santorini, either by land or sea, depending on your budget and how much time you have to explore. By air, there is Santorini National Airport, which during the summer months flies directly to several destinations in Europe. If the water highway is your transportation method of choice, you can either grab a ferry from domestic locations in Naxos, Paros, or more commonly Piraeus. Big cruises will reach Santorini through the old port in Fira (take note: not the newer one located just 2 miles away in Pyrgos).

One Day in Santorini

Choosing what do here will be difficult to muss up. If you're looking for the historical route, the 3,500-year-old Minoan town of Akrontiri, and ancient Thira monastery are the way to go. Otherwise, for a little R&R there are more beaches than you'll know what to do with. Take a trip to the red, black or white beaches, or for a less crowded experience head to Vlichada Beach.

Port Information

The Old Port in Fira is designated specifically for cruise liners and, interestingly enough, if you do happen to arrive in Santorini by this means, the only way you will be able to get into town is by cable car or donkey. Otherwise, a smaller ferry is available to transfer you to the other port at Pyrgos. Feel free to get some shopping done at the harbor of the old port where you can buy souvenirs and other nice Greek trinkets.

Tours & Tickets

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Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Caldera, Traditional Winery and Oia Village Tour

See the highlights of Santorini on an 5 hours shore excursion, and explore the island from its half-submerged volcanic caldera to the summit of its highest ...  Read more

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

From USD $68.35

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Scenic Tour of Santorini, including Oia and Mt Profitis Ilias Monastery

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

While you’re in port in Santorini, discover the beauty of the island on a private shore excursion. Your private guide will lead you around the island on a ...  Read more

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

From USD $127.14

Shared Arrival Transfer: Santorini Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port

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 $28.48

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 $12.82

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 $77.69

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