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Private Half-Day Tour in Santorini

1. Private Half-Day Tour in Santorini

Start from the north part of Santorini Island, where the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli are located. Experience the endless panoramic views of Caldera, Thirasia Island and the volcanic islands Palea and Nea Kameni.  Have the opportunity to take pictures of white houses and blue domed churches whilst there. Later on, head toward the traditional settlement of Megalochori, where you will be able to explore it, walking through the traditional alleys and being able to see the local houses and architecture.  Finally, stop at the unique Red Beach, which is full of red iron volcanic lava rocks, and the famous 2.5-mile-long Black Sand Beach.

Santorini Caldera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Meal

2. Santorini Caldera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Meal

Climb aboard at Vlychada Marina and sail towards Red Beach and White Beach. Get some time to go for a swim and snorkel at Mesa Pigadia Beach. Continue to Indian Rock and the Lighting House, where the sails will be opened to sail inside the caldera. See the snow white houses of Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli from a different perspective before time to swim in the healing hot spring waters and explore the volcanic beaches of Palea and Nea Kameni. Stop for a barbecue dinner, prepared and served by the crew. Sip some local white wine and listen to the sound of the waves as the sun sets into the sea.

Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

3. Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

Get picked up from a location of your choice on Santorini and meet your private driver/guide. Decide with your guide which sights you would like to see on this fully-customizable tour. The below itinerary is just offered as an example.  First, stop in the traditional village of Firostefani famous for its blue-domed churches. See and learn about the geological formation of the island, and the genesis, and history of Santorini.  Continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Next, head to Profitis Ilias, which is the highest hill in Santorini. From its top at 567 m, enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. There, you are able to visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and a Greek Orthodox chapel, listen to the sounds of Byzantine music and get a taste of their hand-made products.  Alternatively, opt to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan village that was buried by the island’s colossal volcanic eruption. Don't miss the chance to see the incredible, well-preserved remnants of the settlement for yourself. Afterward, head to Red Beach, named for its distinctively colored sand. On your way to the south, stop to explore the famous black beaches and its nice viewpoint. Take many beautiful pictures of this unique landscape. Lastly, wind your tour down with an indulgent stop at a local winery. Santorini has produced its own wine since ancient times, and sampling its product is the perfect way to get a taste of the island's history.

Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

4. Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

Hop off your cruise ship and embark on an excursion around Santorini. See cute villages such as Firostefani and Oia, volcanic remains, and beautiful vistas on this specially-designed shore excursion. Meet your driver/guide and head for your first stop at Firostefani. Admire the blue dome church and enjoy views of the volcanic remains of the caldera. Visit the observatory at Imerovigli to get a closer look at this amazing landscape. Listen to fascinating stories as you move onto Oia, a nestling hillside village and Santorini's most famous tourist destination. Encounter the well-known old Venetian castle, as well as hidden gems picked by your guide. Enjoy a walk around the village and its volcanic caldera at your leisure before the final stop at Finikia. This tranquil and picturesque village is the perfect spot to see the sunset away from the crowds, before heading back to your cruise ship.

Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

5. Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

See the best of Santorini on a guided island tour. Travel in a comfortable Mercedez-Bens and visit iconic spots, including the whitewashed houses of Oia, the impressive Red Beach, and finish your day with wine tasting. After pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, head to Firostefani village and take in the views over the white and blue rooftops from the cliff. Learn interesting facts about the village from your guide. Continue to Imerovigli, a picturesque village located at the highest point of the Caldera and Scaros Rock, facing the magnificent Cladera View and the volcano. Arrive in Oia, the most famous point on the island, known for its whitewashed houses and winding streets. Make your way to the other side of the island, starting with the highest point of Santorini, Profitis Ilias Monastery. Soak up the panoramic views of the whole island. Pass by Pyrgos Castelli, the Venetian castle that encapsulates the multicultural spirit of this small island. Head to the Black Beach and Red Beach, which owe their impressive colors to a volcanic eruption. Relax on the sunny shores, swim in the crystal waters, and have time to discover local cuisine at the nearby restaurants. Finish your journey at a local winery and taste some of the most famous wines in Greece. After two or three glasses of wine, be returned to your accommodation.

From Fira: Santorini Private Sunrise Tour with Oia Village

6. From Fira: Santorini Private Sunrise Tour with Oia Village

Your early waking up will be rewarded as soon as we get to our first stop, our secret observation spot in Imerovigli, the balcony of the Aegean. A blue dome church perched on the top of the cliff that offers you a double panoramic view both to the sunrise and the caldera. Admire the majestic changing colors of the sky before and after the sunrise. Your guide will prepare for you a traditional Greek coffee (or hot tea) and treat you to some ‘loukoumia’, a candy that will perfectly accompany your Greek coffee. Enjoy your coffee in the balcony of the Aegean as the sun rises, what a better way to start your day! It’s time now to visit Oia, the most famous village on the island and one of the most photographed places in the world. Thousands of people visit this small picturesque village every day, but when you get there it will be so quiet and peaceful that it will make you feel the real vibes of this amazing place. Wander in the charming narrow paths, admire the blue-domed chapels and the traditional white-washed houses built in niches in the rock. Take your time to capture the best pictures without being rushed or pushed by the crowds. Continue to Firostefani, a village next to the capital of Fira that offers an amazing view of the volcano and the caldera. Enjoy the view and take the famous picture of the Blue dome church with the volcano in the background, the one that has been depicted in so many images of the island. Next on our itinerary is Prophet Elias Monastery, the highest point of the island. From this vantage point, you can admire an exclusive view of the entire island and those around and take striking photographs. The last stop will be at Pyrgos village, the old capital of Santorini. Offering panoramic views of both sides of the island, Pyrgos is probably the most beautiful traditional village on the island. The traditional houses and paths are built around the old castle combining Cycladic and Venetian architecture. Explore the old capital and feel like you are walking in a maze. Finish your tour at a traditional café in the center of the village where you will be served a delicious breakfast.

Fira: Private Walking Tour of the Santorini Caldera & Oia

7. Fira: Private Walking Tour of the Santorini Caldera & Oia

This walk is one of Santorini’s top experiences. In this tour you are given the chance to see from up close exactly what the cliffsides of Santorini look like! Connecting Fira which is the capital of Santorini with the Northest part of the island, which is Oia, the Caldera rim trail will give you much more than a simple walk in nature. After being picked up from your accommodation point, you will be transferred to Fira Town from where we will start our walk. The walking path is a mix of paved, pedestrian streets and dirt hiking trails. On your way from Fira to Oia you will pass through the towns of Firostefani and Imerovigli and enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the islands. The entire distance we will cover is just over 10 km (about 6 miles). When you reach Oia, you will get some free time to relax and at the end of our tour you will be transferred back to your accommodation. Additional Info: • Although there is no specific starting time, early in the morning starting hours are highly recommended. • Amendments on the above program are possible as this is a private tour. • Booking confirmation is always subject to availability • Not wheelchair accessibility • No stroller accessibility • All guests have to be in good health condition to participate in this activity. • All participants should bring their own sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. • Our stuff should be informed for any special medical conditions. • For safety reasons this is an adult only tour • The above-mentioned tour is private which means that no other group or guests participate.

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What people are saying about Imerovigli

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 90 reviews

The tour was amazing! We were met on time at the cableway station in Fira and taken around the whole island in a luxurious 18 seater bus (for just the 4 of us) Our guide was happy for us to do as much and as little as we liked and he made sure we got all the great photos and was extremely knowledgeable. Could never have done it on our own. Great day out when you only have one day on the island (we were on a cruise) highly recommended

Durwin is the best! He was very professional, accommodating, and nice. We got to hit all of the beautiful spots and neighborhoods that Santorini has to offer. Durwin also did a fabulous job navigating the streets and dodging the crowds. Be sure to try and reserve lunch at the Ammoudi Fish Tavern! Thank you, Durwin, for the amazing experience!

Fantastic tour and guide. Great tour for our group of 4 ranging in ages from 13 - 67. Some of the terrain was challenging for the 67 year old in our party, but that's just the nature of the landscape of the island. Wear comfortable shoes with good stability and if you are wearing a hat, hold onto it tightly! Its a windy island.

Wonderful experience. Chris and his partner were great hosts. We met lovely people in our small group. Dinner time was like a family meal, and the food was great too. Plenty of time to swim, take pictures, eat and drink. Oh, and the beautiful sunset was worth it all. Absolutely amazing experience.

Nikos was a great guide Excellent person He showed us everything at our pace. Beautiful places Good food