2-Day Santorini Experience From Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    6:15 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure on Day 2 at approximately 11:45pm (ferry crossing) or 10:45pm (speedboat crossing)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Stay overnight on the gorgeous Greek island of Santorini where sweeping sand beaches, volcanic vistas and pretty whitewashed villages await! The trip is independent, meaning no excursions or activities are included just ample free time to explore at your own pace. Round-trip transport by boat is included from Piraeus Port, as well as overnight 2-star superior, 3-star or 4-star hotel accommodation. Choose between a budget-friendly, 8-hour ferry crossing or upgrade to a 5.5-hour speedboat crossing to enjoy more time on sunny island.


  • Breakfast included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Day 1: Athens – Santorini
Start your trip to Santorini with a pickup from your central Athens hotel in the early morning, and travel to Piraeus Port where your boat awaits. Board your ferry for the leisurely 8-hour crossing to Santorini, or upgrade to include a crossing by speedboat and arrive on the island in time for lunch.

Once docked at Santorini Port, travel to your 2-star superior, 3-star or 4-star hotel in either Fira or Kamari. Check in to your hotel, and spend the rest of your day at leisure. If you upgraded to the high-speed crossing, check out one of the island’s waterfront tavernas for lunch, and then perhaps take a stroll around Oia, a picturesque village known for its white Cycladic buildings and blue-domed churches.

In the evening, catch the famous Santorini sunset, watching the skies change color over the island’s caldera (a half-submerged volcanic crater), and then check head to Fira. The island’s colorful capital is home to a collection of lively bars and tavernas offering Greek island specialties and international cuisine.

Overnight: 2-star superior or 3-star Alexandra Hotel Santorini, Syrigos Selini Hotel, Blue Sea Hotel and Studios or Estia Hotel; or 4-star Antinea Suites and Spa Hotel, Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel, Epavlis Hotel or Aegean Plaza Hotel on Santorini (Fira or Kamari towns)

Day 2: Santorini – Athens (B)
After breakfast, check out of your hotel, and then spend the morning and afternoon doing whatever you wish. Make the most of the Santorini sunshine by basking on one of the island’s volcanic beaches such as Perissa or Perivolos. Alternatively, pay a visit to the old port of Ormos for lunch at one of the quaint tavernas lining the bottom of the caldera’s cliffs. Access to the old port is tricky with some 600 stone steps, so take the cogwheel cable car instead and marvel at the sea views on the way.

The ferry crossing to Piraeus Port leaves mid-afternoon, so return to your hotel at the prearranged time for your transfer to Santorini Port. Embarkation for the speedboat crossing is in the early evening, leaving you with longer to enjoy the island before heading back to Athens.

On arrival at Piraeus Port, finish your overnight experience with a drop-off at your central Athens hotel.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off service in Athens and Santorini

Round-trip ferry or speedboat crossing from Athens to Santorini (depending on option selected)

Overnight accommodation



Food and drinks, unless specified

Child breakfasts



Activities, excursions or entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Please note that from 1/1/2018, a new hotel accommodation tax will be applied and paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels - 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels - 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels - 1.5 Euro per room/per night.

Hotel accommodation on the island is usually located at Kamari or Perissa depending from availability.

The duration of the ferry ride with the normal ferry is around 8 hours and with the speedboat is around 5.5 hours.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Let's set you up on this tour and give you a "voucher" WITH NO DETAILS on it that you'll receive from the RIDE WHO PICKS YOU UP with not only time to look at it to check as you just barely make the departing boat, but the time for departures to and from your pick up locations NOT LISTED, to NO hotel name listed, to even the WRONG DATE listed, then, when you get there have NO ONE be around to pick you up when they said someone would be there, scramble around to try to find someone as you call the number on the vouchers and their operators can't locate anyone to drive you...then when you get to the hotel, the hotel itself doesn't know you were actually to be placed there, the hotel staff is pretty condescending and discourteous to you, oh and you come back/sleep with a bed bug infestation...BUT Santorini itself sure is nice.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    All the pick-ups and transitions were seamless. The ferry was about 5 hours, but you are basically "cruising" the Greek Islands and the scenery was amazing. The hotel upgrade is definitely worth booking and we were able to fit in quite a bit in this short trip.

  • 18-Oct-2017

    Trip was a good intro to one of the most popular Greek Islands. Trip to Santorini went seamlessly with prompt pickups at the hotel and at the port upon arrival in Santorini. We needed to find our hotel after drop off without a hotel voucher with only the name of the hotel provided by the driver.The hotel was quaint rated 2-3 star and the Island scenery spectacular. Our pickup time was provided by the hotel as 13:45 but driver did not arrive until 14:05 when provided some anxious waiting time. We made it in plenty of time to the boat for the 8 hour cuisine back to Athens where our driver was waiting to take us back to the hotel. All in all a satisfactory trip which was a good taste of Santorini. However, it did feel at times that I did not have control of my trip with the transfers from hotel to ship to hotel.

  • 09-Oct-2017

    Never enough time but worth the trip, the sunset from the town was spectacular.
    Lots of high end jewelry and stuff there. Pick and choose carefully.

  • 06-Oct-2017

    My worst travel experience. Driver who met me in santorini port dropped me off in a corner pointing to another bus saying go, ride. Thinking it's part of the package, I did. Turned out it's a public bus. So I ended in a strange bus depot, abandoned, no help from anybody, no direction on what hotel, no contact number. Tired from the long ferry ride, I checked in the first hotel. My advice: book round trip. blue star ferry yourself. Only 70 euros round trip. Hotels are many in santorini. You'll save hundreds. Or book with another professional tour group.

  • 29-Sep-2017

    Good experience but our hotel stay was definitely the big let down. We were supposed to stay in a 4 star hotel which turned out to be more like a 2 star hotel. This was a very big let down to our expectations. Our experience there of the island was awesome but the hotel stay was the worst.

  • 16-Aug-2017

    This tour was well planned out. It is good for those who want to see Santorini with a brief schedule. The views were amazing and given enough time to see the sunset.

  • 12-Jun-2017

    Save your 300 per person and find a better excursion. The hotels listed on Viator's website is a wish list, not a guarantee we got Pricelined into an obscure hotel, 2 Star at best no where near the 4 stars we paid for. I've used Viator in the past and will continue to do so. But this 2 Day Experience should come with a warning. All our other Viator tours were fantastic.

  • 19-Sep-2016

    Trip gives enough time for one to explore Santorini. The Greco resort hotel offered is highly recommended !

  • 06-Jun-2016

    Well please read this before booking the tour!

    Hotel booking, taxi pickups was arranged perfectly by Viator, the problem is the trip itself is too short for Santorini!

    So no fault of but the exact timings need to be clarified.

    Because you are travelling by ferry from Piraus-Fira the travel time will cut your trip down drastically!

    The express ferry gets you there in 4.5 hours approx.. Do book it as the normal one reaches by 3 PM at santorini. Also the club class upgrade is worth it.


    DAY 1 :Depart from hotel 6 AM
    Ferry leaves for FIRA 7 AM
    Reach Fira at 1:30 PM
    Travel to hotel kamari approx half hour..
    Taxi to Fira half hour
    Enjoy Santorini

    Day 2 :

    Ferry departs 1:10 PM
    Not much time to sightsee as need to head back to hotel for pickup and head to port!

    So as you see you dont have much time at all!!

    For those just seeking santorini 'experience' it will do. But i would advise to plan ahead book flights and save your time and money.

    Suggested itinerary : Fira afternoon - Oia late eve/ sunset - ammoudi fish tavern - back to hotel
    next day : if possible enjoy kamari beach

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