Day Trip to Santorini by Bus and Boat from Chania
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 13 hours
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I enjoyed the walk very much. Beautiful scenery throughout and well organised. I would recommend proper shoes (not sandals or trainers) as the stones are rough and slippery. You can hire sticks for €3 each and I would recommend those too. It felt like the guide was pushing us a bit time-wise, but he did so to ensure we walked the canyon in the shade: if you do not like the heat this is important. It took us six hours from start to finish so we had almost 3 hours in Agia Roumeli to enjoy the beach. The beach in Agia Roumeli has a few stones; you can rent umbrella and chair for €7. There are restaurants and small grocery / souvenir shops there too. We were originally booked on a Tuesday, but when we got to Omalos we were told the weather was too bad and we returned home: I think they could have predicted this sooner and avoid us waking up at 5...but they rescheduled for two days later and it was all smooth. Those who could not go got a refund. Omalos' bar has food but is not great.
It was a wonderfully memorable experience, our guide Thomas was super cool, and prepared us well for the day. Make sure your knees are in good shape, wear proper shoes that support your ankle, you will be glad you did, also knee support like knee sleeves might help. Have a hat for the last few km, it will get sunny and have swim gear for when you get to Agia Roumeli, it's a shame not to enjoy that blue water at the end. The ferry to Sougia will be the cherry on the cake, gorgeous 1h boat ride with superb sights of the mountains meeting the sea. The 1.5h drive back through the mountains is on very bendy mountain roads, so don't eat or drink too much before; it's about 50 min of non stop bends, if you're car sick be prepared. It will surely be a once in a lifetime experience, but it will totally be worth it, be prepared to be limping around for the next 3 days, it's no joke, your legs will feel this hike!
Tour to Elafonisi was amazing - enjoyed stay at the beach even more as it was not too crowded. 4 hours at the beach seem long but actually you would like to stay longer. The tour guide (Simona) provider a lot interesting insights about Crete. We had lunch at traditional Cretan restaurant specialized in meat (unfortunately not many seafood options).
An interesting tour, for a reasonable price, especially if you like to spend a little time on a boat. Perhaps a little more information during the trip would be welcome, though as it was, the guide seemed to be enjoying himself which set the tone for a fun excursion. Snacks and drinks on board were also reasonably priced.
Boat is living from the port. Plenty of space to park the car. There is a big snack inside the boat with drinks/food. They take credit cards. Overall, it’s more like a ferry that bring you to a place more than a tour so if you are expecting this it is okay.