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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 4 days (approx.)
From USD $506.57

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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, Firostefani or Imerovigli.


  • 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, Firostefani or Imerovigli. Breakfasts are included each morning with the exception of Day 1, allowing you to visit local restaurants for all other meals (own expense).

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Departure Point:
Your centrally located Athens hotel
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4 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Piraeus Port on Day 4

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3-Night Santorini Tour from Athens

Fira town, Santorini

  • 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)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fee 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
  • Hotels on the island often have 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
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. 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 hotel in Fira, Firostefani or Imerovigli

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 hotel in Fira, Firostefani or Imerovigli

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 hotel in Fira, Firostefani or Imerovigli

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.

Local Operator Information:
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Cancellation Policy

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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Donna B, May 2014

I loved my tour to Santorini, which is a fabulous destination! We had a good ferry trip to and from the island from Piraeus. Our hotel The Loucas, was wonderful with an incredible view...We also took an excursion to the volcano by boat and a bus tour to Akrotiri, with it's interesting ruins and to Oia fo sunset. People at the Hotel and on the day trips were most helpful and informative. We also sampled the local wine at the Santovino Winery, which has one of the great views of the caldera.I hope to go again someday... and visit more, Donna

Reviewed by: Theodore R, December 2013

My wife and I had a great time in Santorini. Everything went smooth, we loved the Loucas hotel, it had a fantastic view and was quiet and secluded despite being right next to downtown Fira. Our tour to the volcano was great too, the hot springs were more warm than hot but how many people get to swim in the Aegean Sea.