The cruise port of Santorini

Docking in the cruise port of Santorini

The cruise port of Santorini, your starting point for great excursions

The port of the island of Santorini is situated near the main town of Fira. It's much too small for cruise ships. They anchore near the cliffs of Fira, resulting in some spectacular views. Tender boats take you ashore in the old port. From there you have several options to explore the island. You can explore the town of Fira itself or you can also make an excursion to Oia.

cruise port guide

Santorini cruise terminal

Santorini port of call doesn't have a cruise terminal. Cruise passengers are tendered ashore.

Santorini cruise facts

Language in Santorini
The language in Santorini is Greek, but on touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Santorini
The currency in Santorini is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.

Opening times in Santorini
Opening times differ a lot around Greece, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday
  • from 9.00h - 13.30h
  • and 17.30h - 20.30h
  • Saturday from 9.00h to 15.00h

On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions

Landmarks and highlights in Santorini

Museum of Prehistoric Fira
Museum of Prehistoric Fira is an archaeological, prehistoric and cultural museum of Santorini. It's one of the most important museums in Greece. It has a large collection of vases from the 7th and 6th centuries BC and collection of prehistoric art from the area of ​​the Aegean Sea

Metropolitan cathedral
Metropolitan cathedral is a modern cathedral from the 19th century. It was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1956.

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Getting around in Santorini

Santorini is so small you can easily visit it on foot. If you want to make a shore excursion to Oia you have a few options by public transport or taxi.

Weather in Santorini

Santorini has a desert climate with dry very hot summers and wet mild winters. The average annual temperature in summer is between 29°C and 35°C and in winter is between 9°C and 14°C.

Organized shore excursions in and around Santorini

You can discover Santorini on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Excursions in Oia

Excursions in Santorini

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Santorini:

Costa Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Pullmantur Cruises, AIDA, Holland America Line, Princess CruisesCelebrity Cruises, Cunard, Windstar Cruises, Royal Clipper, Oceania Cruises, Seabourn, Crystal Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Regent, SeaDream Yacht Club, Phoenix