You can visit Santorini on a cruise ship as part of a cruise in Greek islands or other Mediterranean countries like Italy, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus, Spain or Croatia.
There is a big number of cruises to choose from and combine Santorini with other destinations like:
- Athens, Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Nafplio, Olympia (Katakolo), Mykonos, Patmos, Samos, Syros, Ios, Milos, Kos, etc. in Greece
- Venice, Rome, Naples, Pisa, Sicily, Brindisi, Bari etc. in Italy
- Istanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi (Ephesus), Cesme etc. in Turkey
- Valletta in Malta
- Limassol in Cyprus
- Babrcelona in Spain
- Dubrovnik, Zadar in Croatia
- Kotor in Montenegro
The cruise season for Eastern Mediterranean is usually from late April to October, although you can find some cruises in this region year-round.
Although it is tempting to be able to visit many places in just one trip, by visiting Santorini as part of a cruise you will have limited time to spend on the island and thus you will only get a small flavor of Santorini, without having enough time to enjoy its beauty and actually feel the real life in different places and times of the day.
Several cruise lines include Santorini into their Itineraries, some of them are:
- Celestyal Cruises, www.celestyalcruises.com
- Costa Cruises, www.costacruise.com
- MSC Cruises, www.msccruisesusa.com
- Norwegian Cruise Line, www.ncl.com
- Princess Cruises, www.princess.com
- Pullmantour Cruises, www.pullmanturcruises.co.uk
- Royal Caribbean Cruises, www.royalcaribbean.com
See how you can move into the island after you arrive in Santorini by cruise ship.
Yachting to Santorini
If you prefer more privacy and the freedom to make your own schedule, you can rent a yacht (motor, catamaran or sailing) and explore Santorini and other islands at your own pace. In this case you have the opportunity to live a unique experience sailing the Aegean sea by deciding your sailing route and visiting as many islands as you wish based on your own preferences.
You can find and rent any type of yacht online by using one of the following yacht booking sites: