Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Santorini is absolutely beautiful. The ease of not having to worry about transport was brilliant, all thanks to Viator. The accomodation was average, but did the job. Visiting Santorini is a MUST DO
I think that the island is beautiful and definitely worth doing but I would recommend taking more time to explore the islands as the ferry takes 8 hours to get there and with the 2 days you end up with very little time to explore all of the beauty on the island unless you are very ambitious with the time you do have and don't take time to relax.
Jose C Rodriguez
This was an adventure and well worth it. The ferry trip is about 7 hours (hint: from Athens to Santorini upgrade to business class and on trip back try to get a cabin). The hotel selected was very nice but away from the main area - Fira).
If you are going to do one island tour this would be the one. Make sure you view the sunset, when you get your confirmation make sure you reconfirm the timing of the trip. We had limited time on the island because the booking was done late and the ideal boat times were sold out.
We used a first class hotel. The staff service was excellent but the hotel location was so far from the main sightseeing spots.
That would be great if there was 3days or 4days tour as options.
excellent,wish i had prolonged my stay,2 days was too short a stay for this fabulous place.A sure must visit again,Godwilling.
Not met by transfer when we arrived at Santorini and had to organise our own. Hotel excellent. Loved exploring. Unortunately rain for most of journey and during our stay.
Very happy with the trip. The ferry rides are very long, but rather interesting.
Santorini was beautiful, we stayed in Kamari but wish we were told hotel location prior to arrival, really wish this was a 3-day experience as the ferry and total transportation time takes up 20 hours(maybe an overnight ferry would be better), hotel was great as was the staff. Would love to go back in the near future to explore more of the island. Glad I didn't have to deal with transportation booking and overall had a great time on this trip!
Very good overall. Pickup and drop off were great. Hotel was fabulous. Only thing was the Ferry on our way to Santorini. Our tickets had no assigned seats.
For those wanting a quick trip it worked very well. Be aware though that the ferry trip is long 8-9 hours. The transfers at each end were handled very efficiently. However, it would have been helpful to know the location of the hotel prior to the day of departure for planning purposes, especially given the limited time available i.e. transport to the main attractions Fira and Oia was necessary and bus timetables were restrictive.
The two day tour is to short, needs one more day. The time on the boat was very long.
Ting Ting N
The trip was good. Transfer was all nicely arranged. However, the hotel isn't much of a 1st class one. Hotel staff is friendly and helpful, but hotel is currently going through renovation. And also, hope that the cruise will be a 4 hour one, so that more time can be spent to explore the island.
Santorini was excellent. I plan to return and stay for a longer period. The hotel selected by Viator was wonderful. However, as noted in previous comments, they ferry trip is very long. Seven hours each way. so 14 hours on a ferry and 22 hours on the island. I wish that I had been informed about this and about the options of upgrading to business class or a private cabin. There seems to be a faster, direct ferry that may be a better option for those with limited time. Also, there was no *tour* of Santorini. We were simply shuttled to our hotel with no commentary. My final comment is in regards to the return to port for ferry pick-up. We were dropped off at the port more than an hour before the ferry arrived. It was hot and there was little shade - leaving little option except to patronize one of the restaurants near the port (who are very aggressive in attracting customers). I suspect that this early drop-off was intentional, in order to provide business for these establishments.
Again, Santorini was excellent. But the transportation aspect and communication could be improved.