This active island-hopping itinerary visits two gems in the Aegean Sea—both world-famous for different reasons. You'll start in Crete, largest of the Greek islands and home of ancient Minoan palaces and striking landscapes like canyons, gorges, mountains, and beautiful beaches. You'll then ferry over to the smaller volcanic island of Santorini and have three days to explore its whitewashed cliff-side villages with hiking, swimming, sea kayaking, and, of course, romantic sunsets.
Before diving in, get acquainted with your equipment and learn basic techniques, including breathing methods. Practice with your guides near the boat, and then set off to explore the sea life of Santorini. Your guide is happy to join you in the water for safety and comfort.
Depending on the weather, you'll make sightseeing stops at a few area beaches. Some of the most famous include Perissa, Perivolos, and Vlichada. You can also explore the Red Beach and White Beach and swim in 3,500-year-old lava caves.
Before heading back to shore, enjoy a small lunch. Your guide will serve you hot or cold beverages while you soak in the afternoon sun.
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Itineraries with Snorkeling Tour of Santorini
Take ten days to share some of Greek's most popular spots with your whole family on this itinerary. You'll start in Athens with some park strolls and storytelling atop the Acropolis. Then head to the Cyclades islands for some beach time and cooking classes in Naxos, followed by guided strolls to some of the best views Santorini has to offer.
Travel across the Peloponnesian peninsula and dive into Greek history with this 14-day itinerary. After a brief stay in Athens, go down to the sea to visit Nafplio, Ancient Olympia, and Delphi. Set sail for the quintessential Greek island of Santorini to end your journey on its stunning caldera.