Hi, I would like some advice on transportation from Athens to Crete to Santorini and back to Athens.
We will be flying into the Athens airport on Turkish Airlines from the US (via Istanbul) on September 26 with a scheduled arrival time of 8:45 PM. We would like to fly on to Crete that same day. There is a 10:55 PM Olympic flight to Heraklion that same night (last flight of the day). Is 2 hours enough time to make it through customs, pick up baggage, etc., or do we need to plan on flying out the next day? We have a 3-hour layover in Istanbul, so are hopeful we will arrive in Athens on schedule
The plan would then to be to take a ferry to Santorini after a few days on Crete. Any advice on which ferries to take to Santorini? What are the rough costs and time for standard and high-speed ferries from Heraklion Port to Santorini?
After Santorini, we plan to take a ferry back to Athens.
We would appreciate any information or other tips you could provide. This will be our first trip to Greece and are excited about it.