3-Night Santorini Tour from Athens

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Santorini, also known as the ‘black pearl of the Aegean,’ is easily one of the most spectacular Greek islands! Enjoy three nights on the poster-child island to explore at your own pace, and discover the ancient volcanic caldera, glorious beaches and traditional white buildings that grace many a Greek island postcard. A day trip to the nearby island of Thirasia is included, as is a round-trip hydrofoil crossing from Athens and 3-star hotel accommodation in Fira, Santorini’s elegant capital.

Highlights
  • Breakfast included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Your 3-night Santorini tour allows you to discover the delights of the charming Greek island with plenty of free time. Round-trip hydrofoil transport from Athens is included, as is an excursion on your second day to beautiful Thirasia, an island separated from Santorini following an ancient volcanic eruption.

Use your free time to make the most of the glorious island scenery. No trip to Santorini is complete without watching a sunset or sunrise from the village of Oia, perched high on the cliffs of the island’s volcanic caldera. When combined, Perissa and Perivolos beaches form the longest stretch of sand on the island, and Red Beach — with its hand-sized pebbles and crystal-clear water — is well worth checking out, too.

Three nights of 3-star hotel accommodation is included in Fira, the island’s capital. Rooms have volcanic views, and breakfasts are included each morning with the exception of Day 1, allowing you to visit local restaurants for all other meals (own expense).

Schedule details

3-Night Santorini Tour from Athens

See pretty Oia village on a 3-night independent tour of Santorini!

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Departure Point:
Your centrally located Athens hotel
Departure Time:
    6:15am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Concludes at Piraeus Port on Day 4

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Additional information

3-Night Santorini Tour from Athens

Fira town, Santorini
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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup from Athens
  • Round-trip hydrofoil crossing from Athens to Santorini (economy-class)
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to the hot springs on Thirasia
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Hotel checkout in Santorini is at 12pm; hydrofoil departure is normally in the afternoon
  • Hotel in Fira has lots of steps and may be unsuitable for customers with mobility problems
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Max number of people per room is 3
Itinerary:
Day 1: Athens – Santorini
Leave your centrally located Athens hotel in the early morning, and travel to Piraeus Port to board your hydrofoil boat. Take a seat and then gaze out at the Aegean Sea as you travel south to Santorini, an island widely considered as the quintessential Greek island.

Dock in port in the early afternoon, and then make use of a transfer to your hotel in Fira, the island’s capital. After check in, the rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish. Perhaps visit the sandy beaches of Perissa or Kameri, or take a stroll around Oia to see its traditional white houses and blue-domed churches.

Overnight: 3-star Loucas Hotel in Fira or similar on Santorini

Day 2: Santorini – Thirasia
After a leisurely breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide at the prearranged time and point to travel to Athinios Port. Hop aboard a small kaiki (wooden sailing boat, typical of the Greek islands), and then travel across the water to Thirasia, a large yet sparsely populated island that sits adrift from Santorini’s northwest coast. Forming part of the remains of ancient Thira, the island is home to a volcano and dramatic rocky countryside that offers incredible views of the coastline.

With your guide, spend roughly half an hour exploring on foot, climbing the rugged hills to the island’s hot springs. Entrance to the springs is not included, but the relaxing and reviving bath amid glorious Greek island scenery is worth the expense!

After half an hour at the hot springs, meet back up with your guide and enjoy the rest of your afternoon exploring more of Thirasia and the neighboring ‘fishermans’ island.’ Alternatively, find a secluded beach for a spot of swimming and sunbathing, or scout out an island cafe for lunch (own expense).

Return to Thirasia port at the prearranged time, and travel back over the sea to Santorini. Make your own way back to the hotel, and then spend your evening at leisure.

Overnight: 3-star Loucas Hotel in Fira or similar on Santorini

Day 3: Santorini (B)
After breakfast, the whole day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Perhaps visit Santorini’s famous caldera, the volcanic remains of the original island that collapsed into the sea after an ancient volcanic eruption. The pretty village of Megalochori with its 17th-century houses is also visit worthy, as is the archaeological site at Akotiri. Any entrance fees, activities or meals on this day are at your own expense.

Overnight: 3-star Loucas Hotel in Fira or similar on Santorini

Day 4: Santorini – Athens (B)
Enjoy a final breakfast and some free time to soak up the sun or maybe shop for Santorini souvenirs. At a prearranged time in the late morning or early afternoon, make use of a transfer service from your hotel to the port, and then board your hydrofoil boat to cruise back to Athens.

Your 3-night tour finishes as your boat docks at Piraeus Port in the mid-evening. Please note: sailing times are weather dependent, so an accurate finish time can never be given. However, most boats arrive into Piraeus Port around 8pm.

Terms and Conditions:

If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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