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If you’re planning on spending time in Athens during your trip to Greece, many travelers opt to take a day trip from Athens to Santorini. Of all the Greek Islands, Santorini stands out for its stunning rock beaches, friendly locals, and blue and white color palette. What was once an active volcano is now one of the best places to visit in the Greek islands. If you want to take a day trip from Athens to Santorini, this can easily be included in your Greece vacation package and can be customized fully to fit your needs and desires. With the help of a local guide, you can look forward to seeing all the best that Santorini has to show you.
How to Get from Athens to Santorini
There are two different options for how to get from Athens to Santorini. The first option is by ferry, but since this journey takes five hours, it is not suited for a day trip from Athens to Santorini. Instead, hop on a plane for a less than one hour flight to the island. There are multiple flights that fly to and from the island daily, so we will organize an early flight in the morning and a late flight in the evening in order to maximize your time on Santorini.
What to do on Santorini
Once you’ve completed your travel from Athens to Santorini, spend your day exploring the island. Head to the Red Beach, Santorini's most famous beach. Spend your time soaking up the Aegean sun or snorkeling in the ocean.
Next, visit Akrotiri, the remains of an ancient settlement that existed during the Bronze Age on Santorini. Your guide can take you around the archaeologic site and teach you all about the Cretan history that can be seen there today.
For lunch, head to the famous Santo Wines Winery where you can sample local dishes and participate in a wine tasting. You’ll also have a chance to tour the grounds of the winery itself which allows a stunning perspective of Santorini’s caldera - the collapsed volcano that is now submerged in water.
Once you’ve had your fill for lunch, take a drive to Profítis Ilías, the highest lookout point on Santorini, to see incredible views of the entire island. End your tour at the famous village of Imerovigli, known best for its beautiful blue domed church. This is the perfect spot to catch the sunset before you head back to the airport to complete your day trip from Athens to Santorini.
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