Posted August 27th, 2009, 04:27 PM
Last edited by Terpnut; August 27th, 2009 at 04:33 PM
Sorry. Its is Sept 18 Celebrity. Oia is sounding better & better.
Then you have MORE than enough time to do it all! If I were you, I would just tender off the ship and arrange your own private tour of Nea Kanemi at the Fira pier in the morning. Or prebook a private excursion prior to getting there. In any case, after you are done with Nea Kanemi, return to Fira and enjoy a leisurely lunch there, or take a cab (15Euro) or bus (1.40Euro) immediately to Oia and have lunch there. Alternatively, see if there are any excursions to Nea Kanemi that take you straight to Oia by boat. Anyhow, spend a couple hours enjoying the shopping and views in Oia!
If you're even more adventurous and/or ambitious, I suggest renting a car when you are in Fira and driving to Oia yourself. This will give you the freedom to come and go, and even do other stuff in Santorini (e.g. beach, winery, Akrotiri, etc.). If you don't feel comfortable renting or driving a car, then the taxi or bus is your next best option. In any case, please don't waste time and money with a ship excursion for Oia--it's nothing but an over-priced shuttle bus. Santorini is very easy to get around and you don't need ship excursions or guides to get you around. And you have a full 11 hours day! Have fun