Santorini accommodation and excursions from Heraklion Crete: below you will find several options we can offer you to visit Santorini, Greece. From Crete to Santorini and from Santorini back to Crete again; there are several ways to visit Santorini. The “slow” boat goes from Heraklion to Santorini in 5 hours. We can pre-book accommodation for you in Santorini. You can then choose whether you would like to stay in Santorini for one night or for several nights.
A “quick” visit to Santorini: It is also possible to make a “quick” visit to Santorini: you take a super fast ferry boat to Santorini. From Heraklion it takes about an hour and a half. You will be in Santorini at 10 am. You can head out by yourself and rent a car or a scooter for one day at the harbour. You will have enough time to visit Santorini. In one day you can easily visit Oia, Santorini, Perissa and Akrotiri. There are also options to join an organised excursion for the whole day.
Santorini accommodation and excursions from Heraklion Crete – Excursions for one day
Day excursions to Santorini from Crete: There are different ways to go by boat from Heraklion to Santorini. This can be the fast ferry, or a slower boat. When you arrive at Santorini, you can take an excursion by bus, so you get to see the whole island. From Fira to Oia all the way on the Northern tip of the island, including a visit to the Red Beach near the excavation of Acrotiri and Perissa with the black lava beach.
The volcano of Greece: Nothing is more beautiful than entering by boat in the “kaldera” of Santorini; you can see above you many small white houses and churches. You will look straight up at a volcano wall of 400 meters high, and you will see the earth layers in various structures. A ship cannot anchor here, as the depth here is about 350 meters.
Santorini accommodation and excursions from Heraklion Crete – Island hopping in Greece
Various other Greek islands: After a day trip to Santorini there are opportunities to also go to other Cyclades islands. You should devote some more time for that. It is possible, for example, in one week to visit other Greek islands combined with a week in Crete. We can arrange the accommodations for you at: Santorini, Ios, Naxos, Paros, Amorgos, Tinos, Mykonos, Ikaros and many other Greek islands.
The Cyclades in the middle of the Aegean Sea are certainly the most picturesque islands of Greece. They are formed by about 2,200 large and small islands, small rocky islands and loose rocks, which form a South-Eastern expansion of Evia and Attica. Of these islands only 33 are inhabited.
Today the Cyclades are also called “white islands” because the villages built according to the famous traditional Cycladic famous style stand out chalk white against the barren rocks, and they form a wonderful contrast to the deep blue sea. With their cool and dry summer climate, the many sunny days and beautiful islands the Cyclades stand guarantee for an unforgettable vacation.
A holiday in Greece means booking an apartment, discovering a lot of interesting nature and culture, making archaeological discoveries, going to the beach and in the evening relaxing in a local tavern. And you will definitely go home like a new person!
Santorini photo book and videos: The pearl of the Cyclades Islands is always worth a visit. On this page you can take a look at our photo books with lots of pictures and videos about a day trip to Santorini from Crete. Off course, you can extend your stay at Santorini by staying overnight in Santorini. In the harbour of Santorini it is very easy to rent a car. The ferry boats to Santorini from Heraklion leave daily.
Holidays on Crete: Apartment rental and accommodation on Crete all year round. This is the right address for family apartments and holiday homes, excursions and cheap flights to Crete. There is a detailed overview of the latest holiday news from Crete including many pictures. Crete is the most southern holiday island of Europe.
Santorini accommodation and excursions from Heraklion Crete