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Santorini for Cruise Travelers! All you must-see!

Any cruise in the Mediterranean that promises an unforgettable experience visiting stunning destinations has to include Santorini in its itinerary! Santorini is a tiny island in the middle of the Aegean Sea that was devastated by a catastrophic volcanic eruption 3600 years ago. The eruption sunk more than half the island – thus fueling the myth that Santorini is the Lost Atlantis – and formed a stunning caldera, which is now one of the most spectacular natural sites Greece has to offer!

As your cruise ship enters the caldera of Santorini you will be awe-struck by the imposing magnificence of the towering rocks, and the powerful energy of the still active volcanoes, especially if it’s your first time here. Closing in, the white sugar-cube buildings that embellish the brim of the caldera start to show, and you will be gifted with the unforgettable memory of the first time you ever cruised into the port of Santorini; a life changing memory you will cherish in your heart forever! Santorini for cruise travelers is simply spectacular; here is all you must see!

Thousands of travelers arrive in cruise ships at Santorini and this is the spectacular view of Fira!

Thousands of travelers arrive in cruise ships at Santorini and this is the spectacular view of Fira!

Once you disembark at the port of Santorini, there are a few things that you must see for an enjoyable cruise stop at an undeniably amazing destination. Fira, the capital, of course; then the picturesque Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani, the medieval Pyrgos and Emporeio for their imposing Kastelia, Profitis Ilias for its breath-taking views and Akrotiri for its immense historical importance. Another must-see of Santorini is the unique volcanic beaches; the Black Sanded Beach and the Red Beach are two stops no one should miss when exploring this glorious island. Furthermore, there is one experience of Santorini that should not be missed, visiting a local winery and tasting the tantalizing tastes of the volcanic lands; this is the true way to taste Santorini! To make sure that you miss nothing from the most important stops of Santorini, and that you waste no time moving around and looking for amazing spots, Santorini Best Tours has designed some Santorini Shore Excursions particularly for cruise travelers who want to see it all in comfort and style!

Discover the famous blue domes of Santorini with the Santorini Shore Excursions by Omega Travel.

Discover the famous blue domes of Santorini with theSantorini Shore Excursions by Omega Travel.

Without a doubt, the perfect excursion for cruise travelers who want to get a good look at everything Santorini has to offer is the Discover Santorini Tour; a guided tour that will take you to the most important sites of Santorini, a combination of beauty, history, taste and ambiance. From the postcard-perfect Oia to the quaint Megalochori, to the iconic blue domes of Firostefani and the panoramic views of Prophitis Ilias, this tour takes you to all major attractions of the island. At the same time, you will visit a traditional underground winery, followed by a wine tasting, to complete your Santorinian experience in the most lush and delicious way. 

The spectacular view of Santorini’s volcano. Embark on Santorini Shore Excursions by Omega Travel to enjoy this landscape.

The spectacular view of Santorini’s volcano. Embark on Santorini Shore Excursions by Omega Travel to enjoy this landscape.

The Santorini Shore Excursions are fully customizable, so that cruise travelers can spend their precious time on the island any way they wish. In addition, a comprehensive selection of other tours is available, to even better accommodate your first impression of the glorious Santorini; food tours, wine tours, photoshoot tours or taxi-tours with a local guide, just to name a few of the most popular options. Book a Santorini Shore Excursion and make the best out of your cruise stop at one the world’s most spectacular islands, simply see it all! For more details and bookings just check our santorini shore excursions!

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