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Trip to Santorini

We are hoping to go from Hersonissos to Santorini on Sea Cat to meet some friends does any one know anything about this trip and good businesses to use.

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1. Re: Trip to Santorini

Hi there

There will be a huge choice from your resort for trips to Santorini from Crete, and if you are travelling with a tour operator then they will also have one too.... The sea cat takes two hours to get to Thira in Santorini so by the time you travel to the port of Heraklion from your resort you won't have that much time on the island. You can book your trip,independently here is a link to the web site

http://www.ferries.gr/hfd/

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You have a choice of ....One...

http://www.hellenicseaways.gr click on the Union Jack to get it in English and book on line.

Book in advance and get to the terminal an hour before the Flying Kat leaves as you have to go to the ticket office to change your booking confirmation into a proper ticket. The ticket office is next to the quay.

You can get the bus from Hersonissos as the bus station is across the road from the Port in Heraklion, don't go to the Port Terminal, that is only for cruise ships, the Flying Kat goes from a quay to your left as you enter the port area.

Best advice....Book business class. It is not that much more expensive and you might get a table...The seat allocations are always all over the place, but if Stelios is on duty upstairs he will sort you out. You can always ask someone to move as they are probably in the wrong seat anyway.

While on Santorini, get a cab to Fira, the amount of time you get there is long enough to have a wander around, look at the shops, have a nice lunch and then get back to the port for the ferry back.....Don't be shy about sharing a cab from the port into Fira and back, it makes it cheaper and you might meet someone really nice.

It is actually a lovely day out, like nearly everything in Greece the coffee and snacks on the ferry are not expensive, and you can get a really nice lunch on Santorini too.....I did it twice last year!

Edited: 03 March 2014, 18:47
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3. Re: Trip to Santorini

thank you for your help

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4. Re: Trip to Santorini

Can I also ask if its cheaper to book in advance online or in resort? Its our first time in Crete so not sure what to do for the best? Thank you

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