Cruising to Santorini, you will arrive at the cruise port which is at the bottom of the Caldera Cliffs. Santorini does not have a cruise terminal, so passengers are tendered ashore aboard small boats. During the high season, Santorini will receive around 80,000 visitors each day, and there may be as many as five cruise ships arriving each morning, making the port one of the most crowded in the world. The original port was called Skala, but now the larger port of Anthinios has taken over.
Santorini, with its stunning cliffs, and white and blue architecture framed against the cobalt blue sea, is the highlight of many Greek cruises. All the big cruise lines will offer cruises that include Santorini on their itineraries. The embarkation point may be Rome or Venice, and you can often book flights and transfers with the cruise companies. Alternatively, you can find cruises that start from the UK, which may include other countries such as Turkey and Gibraltar. All cruises will offer excursions at their stops, and these may be worth considering if time is short.