Are you looking for an exciting sea adventure that will blow your mind? Then joining a Santorini cruise is the ultimate traveling experience for you! Sailing off to the beautiful island of Santorini will give you the chance to admire one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. Before you decide to take on a Santorini cruise, read the article that we have prepared for you in order to experience your Santorini cruise to its fullest, without any distractions or inconveniences that may occur. 

General Information About Santorini Cruises

  • The island of Santorini has two ports, the new one, named Athinios port and the old port of Fira! Usually, the cruise ship itineraries in Santorini drop some passengers off at the new port and others at the old port of Fira.
  • For your convenience, it is better to have booked your vehicle of transportation across Santorini in advance, as both ports and especially Athinios can be really crowded during summer season!

Cruise ships arriving on Santorini

There are many cruises to the Aegean Sea that have Santorini island as a stop. If you have chosen to sail in one of these cruises, you need to know that you will only have a limited amount of time to spend on the island, so you will not be able to know every corner of it! So, we have prepared for you some recommendations for the places that you should absolutely visit if your time on the island is limited

Akrotiri Excavation 

Akrotiri excavation is a place of great archeological importance, that you should absolutely visit once you set foot on Santorini! The ancient settlement dates back to the Neolithic Era (4500 BC), when this small village was flourishing to the point it became a center of crucial importance for the trading business in the Aegean. Unfortunately, the life in Akrotiri stopped abruptly because of the great volcanic eruption that took place around 1613 BC. Today, you can admire the remnants of this unique historical settlement visiting the Akrotiri excavation!

Oia Settlement

Oia Settlement is one of the most photographed places on Santorini, as it offers magnificent views of the imposing caldera and the azure Aegean sea! Moreover, the settlement has some great local restaurants, where you can have a quick taste of the island’s traditional cuisine!

Perissa Black Sand Beach

 If you want to have a look at one of the most impressive beaches of the island we definitely recommend you to visit the black sand beach of Perissa! Perissa beach is one of the longest organized beaches on the island with many restaurants and beach bars next on the side of it! If you have the time, we recommend you to take a dive on the majestic clear-blue waters of Perissa beach, which is also suitable for kids as the sea at this point is really shallow!

Tip: If you want to discover all sides of Santorini, we recommend you to choose it as your travel destination, as the island has too many places that are worth visiting and you shouldn’t be forced to choose among them!

Santorini boat tours

If you have chosen Santorini as your travel destination, then you should definitely have one of the boat tours provided from various local agencies! Here, we recommend you with some of the most popular boat tours among Santorini tourists!

Volcano boat tour

A volcano boat tour includes visiting the small volcanic islands near Santorini such as Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni and also having a bath on the natural thermal springs located there!

Sunset boat tour

The Sunset of Santorini is one of the most beautiful things about the island. So, you should definitely enjoy having a boat tour during this majestic hour of the day and admire the colorful light of the sun shimmering on the Aegean Sea.

Tip: There are plenty boat tour options on the island, so take your time to decide which one will be more interesting to you!

In this article we provide you with all the useful information about Santorini cruises, either you consider having a big cruise or a small boat tour!

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