Santorini Island Tour Excursion Reviews

Become acquainted with the ancient island of Santorini -- known to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis -- with a city tour of its charming villages and best sightseeing spots.
Very intersting, but walked about 8 miles, seemed like it was all uphill.
Sail Date: April 2019
Very intersting, but walked about 8 miles, seemed like it was all uphill. I think it was probably a bad choice on our part and if I had a mulligan, I'd go to Oia instead.
Very intersting, but walked about 8 miles, seemed like it was all uphill. I think it was probably a bad choice on our part and if I had a mulligan, I'd go to Oia instead. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Not enough time -too much time spent waiting to leave and for bathroom breaks and lunch stop.
Sail Date: October 2018
Not enough time -too much time spent waiting to leave and for bathroom breaks and lunch stop.
Not enough time -too much time spent waiting to leave and for bathroom breaks and lunch stop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
tour guide fantastic, gondola ride back down to sea level was scary
Sail Date: October 2018
tour guide fantastic, gondola ride back down to sea level was scary
tour guide fantastic, gondola ride back down to sea level was scary Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The highlight of this tour was the prehistoric village on the south end of the island.
Sail Date: October 2018
The highlight of this tour was the prehistoric village on the south end of the island. It was buried by a volcanic eruption about 1600 BC and a lot has been excavated. It is all under cover. We also visited the cliff top villages of Oia ... Read More
The highlight of this tour was the prehistoric village on the south end of the island. It was buried by a volcanic eruption about 1600 BC and a lot has been excavated. It is all under cover. We also visited the cliff top villages of Oia and Fira. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Toured the island, visited Oia and Thira, had a wine tasting, went up to the Mountain of Prophet ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Toured the island, visited Oia and Thira, had a wine tasting, went up to the Mountain of Prophet Elijah. Very good tour. The only down side was waiting over an hour in line for the tram ride down to the harbor.
Toured the island, visited Oia and Thira, had a wine tasting, went up to the Mountain of Prophet Elijah. Very good tour. The only down side was waiting over an hour in line for the tram ride down to the harbor. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
We were driven all around the island by a professional photographer, stopping at great sites for ...
Sail Date: August 2018
We were driven all around the island by a professional photographer, stopping at great sites for pictures as well as hearing the history of the island
We were driven all around the island by a professional photographer, stopping at great sites for pictures as well as hearing the history of the island Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Overall trip took us to Akrotiri, back around to Oia for a (too brief) run-around visit, and then ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Overall trip took us to Akrotiri, back around to Oia for a (too brief) run-around visit, and then back to Fira. Felt rushed much of the time, and the heat/humidity was pretty intense. The line to the cable car down to the tenders to our ... Read More
Overall trip took us to Akrotiri, back around to Oia for a (too brief) run-around visit, and then back to Fira. Felt rushed much of the time, and the heat/humidity was pretty intense. The line to the cable car down to the tenders to our ship was very long (another larger cruise ship was departing just ahead of us). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Star Clippers
Met after we got on top of the island via cable car we had a lovely afternoon., unfortunately ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Met after we got on top of the island via cable car we had a lovely afternoon., unfortunately everywhere was very crowed and HOT but this is expected in the summer and only time grandchildren can travel.
Met after we got on top of the island via cable car we had a lovely afternoon., unfortunately everywhere was very crowed and HOT but this is expected in the summer and only time grandchildren can travel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Well organized, drop off near Thera a long up hill grind to gondola in feel like 40 degrees
Sail Date: June 2018
Well organized, drop off near Thera a long up hill grind to gondola in feel like 40 degrees
Well organized, drop off near Thera a long up hill grind to gondola in feel like 40 degrees Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We rode electric-assist bikes all around the town.
Sail Date: June 2018
We rode electric-assist bikes all around the town. It was our favorite activity of the week, yet not our favorite city. Athens is like any big city, dirty, polluted and run down.
We rode electric-assist bikes all around the town. It was our favorite activity of the week, yet not our favorite city. Athens is like any big city, dirty, polluted and run down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
too much driving and jams on narrow streets where two coaches couldn't pass
Sail Date: April 2018
too much driving and jams on narrow streets where two coaches couldn't pass
too much driving and jams on narrow streets where two coaches couldn't pass Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This was the best day of the trip.
Sail Date: March 2018
This was the best day of the trip. it was rainy but warm and the food we ate was amazing as was the island itself. I would go back to see this again.
This was the best day of the trip. it was rainy but warm and the food we ate was amazing as was the island itself. I would go back to see this again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Had a very thorough tour of the island and all of the important cant miss spots.
Sail Date: September 2017
Had a very thorough tour of the island and all of the important cant miss spots. A lot of walking.... and a great lunch!
Had a very thorough tour of the island and all of the important cant miss spots. A lot of walking.... and a great lunch! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Booked with gold street travel...again not much to see except oia.
Sail Date: September 2017
Booked with gold street travel...again not much to see except oia. The cable car is expensive and stressful with the lines to get back to the ship.
Booked with gold street travel...again not much to see except oia. The cable car is expensive and stressful with the lines to get back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
What can you say about Santorini?
Sail Date: August 2017
What can you say about Santorini? Beauty everywhere you look -- and this tour gave you enough of the full island, not just the main town.
What can you say about Santorini? Beauty everywhere you look -- and this tour gave you enough of the full island, not just the main town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
'Private Custom Tour Santorini.' Dimitris our private tour guide and driver exceeded our ...
Sail Date: August 2017
'Private Custom Tour Santorini.' Dimitris our private tour guide and driver exceeded our expectations! Dimitris took us to some wonderful places that bus tours simply can't navigate. Dimitris provided a rich and thorough ... Read More
'Private Custom Tour Santorini.' Dimitris our private tour guide and driver exceeded our expectations! Dimitris took us to some wonderful places that bus tours simply can't navigate. Dimitris provided a rich and thorough cultural and historical background to all the places we visited and gave us ample time at numerous points of interest to explore at our own pace. Now nothing to do with the excellent private tour we took: Santorini is a tourist destination being loved to death. We found the the crowds with 4 cruise liners docked exhausting.. The lines for the cable car (which shamefully only has a capacity of 36 people at a time), were over a kilometre long. Our experience of Santorini was tainted by the fact that despite timing ourselves to anticipate the long queues we ended up electing to walk down the dreadful donkey manure strewn steps.. during our walk down the stairs we notice one elderly man take a dreadful fall, and a middle aged cruise passenger fracture her ankle. There are no hand rails, the stairs are sloped and very slippery. We had to push our way past several groups of unsupervised donkeys/ponies on our way down the stairs. I don't like walking behind any animal but it was the only way to push through. There was no evidence of water along the route for the poor animals. Iconic it might be, but I wouldn't prioritise visiting Santorini unless they sort out their transport options from port - sea-level - to the top of the cliffs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Took the Best of tour through Princess.
Sail Date: August 2017
Took the Best of tour through Princess. Great day. Enjoyed everything except line, which was over an hour in the sun to take the cable car down at the end of the day. There was a rumor that the cable car was broken was awhile during the ... Read More
Took the Best of tour through Princess. Great day. Enjoyed everything except line, which was over an hour in the sun to take the cable car down at the end of the day. There was a rumor that the cable car was broken was awhile during the day but it was a drag and really really hot. Black sand beach was cool, wine tasting was fun. Seeing the island, the white building with the blue roofs was wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Just my daughter, me and our guide.
Sail Date: July 2017
Just my daughter, me and our guide. He took us all over the island and would do anything we ask. Added lots of personal experience to the trip and was very considerate. Definitely worth it!
Just my daughter, me and our guide. He took us all over the island and would do anything we ask. Added lots of personal experience to the trip and was very considerate. Definitely worth it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It's hard to see how any tour here could fail, given the stunning scenery, but this was still well ...
Sail Date: July 2017
It's hard to see how any tour here could fail, given the stunning scenery, but this was still well done. A drive first to the mountain lookout which gave great perspective of the island, then off to Oia for the classic shots, and ... Read More
It's hard to see how any tour here could fail, given the stunning scenery, but this was still well done. A drive first to the mountain lookout which gave great perspective of the island, then off to Oia for the classic shots, and final back to Fira. It probably would have been cheaper to do this solo with a bus or local operator, but the bonus of being delivered early, and direct to the bus made this worthwhile. An amazing island, with great views, fabulous food and amazing sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
It was choppy this day and it was a bit of a job getting off the tender at the port.
Sail Date: July 2017
It was choppy this day and it was a bit of a job getting off the tender at the port. However once on dry land we were bussed to Oia at the other end of the Island. Oia is picture postcard stuff and a must see. Then on to Santos winery for ... Read More
It was choppy this day and it was a bit of a job getting off the tender at the port. However once on dry land we were bussed to Oia at the other end of the Island. Oia is picture postcard stuff and a must see. Then on to Santos winery for a taste and some snacks (included in price) and then back to Fira for a Greek salad. Down on the cable car (45 minutes wait not too bad) and tendered back to ship. All in all our only ship excursion but worth it as we would never have done all this on our own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Santorini is a beautiful island.
Sail Date: July 2017
Santorini is a beautiful island. We visited the village of Oia first thing in the morning, before it got busy. It's wonderfully picturesque. Other stops on our tour included the black sand beaches, a few churches, the Santo Winery, ... Read More
Santorini is a beautiful island. We visited the village of Oia first thing in the morning, before it got busy. It's wonderfully picturesque. Other stops on our tour included the black sand beaches, a few churches, the Santo Winery, and Thira, where we ended the tour and took the cable car back down to the ship. There were 2 other ships in port that day and they were not kidding about the long lines for the cable cars--we waited about 45 minutes (though the wait was not unpleasant--stood next to some pleasant folks and window-shopped as we wound our way to the station). Would definitely visit Santorini again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
fantastic excursion I loved it 8 hours long but we saw a lot and had plenty of free time
Sail Date: July 2017
fantastic excursion I loved it 8 hours long but we saw a lot and had plenty of free time
fantastic excursion I loved it 8 hours long but we saw a lot and had plenty of free time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
My favorite Greek Island.
Sail Date: July 2017
My favorite Greek Island. The buildings are beautiful, and the many villages interesting. We stopped for lunch at a fabulous restaurant hanging on the side of a large hill and ate wonderful local food with wine. Excellent. Each village ... Read More
My favorite Greek Island. The buildings are beautiful, and the many villages interesting. We stopped for lunch at a fabulous restaurant hanging on the side of a large hill and ate wonderful local food with wine. Excellent. Each village was unique. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We were able to create our own tour, which included seeing the Volcano, Oia Wine Tasting, Oia ...
Sail Date: June 2017
We were able to create our own tour, which included seeing the Volcano, Oia Wine Tasting, Oia Village, the Island of Palaia, the Fira Walking Tour, eating at a Greek restaurant on the black sand beach and riding the cable car. Done at our ... Read More
We were able to create our own tour, which included seeing the Volcano, Oia Wine Tasting, Oia Village, the Island of Palaia, the Fira Walking Tour, eating at a Greek restaurant on the black sand beach and riding the cable car. Done at our own pace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This island excursion was amazing!!!!!
Sail Date: June 2017
This island excursion was amazing!!!!! Everything you imagined Santorini to look like. Our guide was Elena and she was magnificent. We saw all of the highlights of the island, plus the red beach the black beach. She gave us lots and ... Read More
This island excursion was amazing!!!!! Everything you imagined Santorini to look like. Our guide was Elena and she was magnificent. We saw all of the highlights of the island, plus the red beach the black beach. She gave us lots and lots of information and history. Can't say enough for her and the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises