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Santorini: Horseback Riding Experience at Sunset

1. Santorini: Horseback Riding Experience at Sunset

Begin your tour at the stables in Megalochori village, the most traditional village of Santorini. Ride along the paths of the traditional village, out toward the Caldera cliff. Be impressed by the amazing views and the steep cliffs. Ride along the rim of the caldera, see the ravines and gorges created by the eruption thousands of years ago. From the cliff top admire the amazing sunset or the morning sunlight sparkling on the water. This ride celebrates nature in all its glory. Visit an ancient quarry carved into the cliffside and see the different layers of stone that make the island’s geology unique. Your guide will show you remains of the Minoan civilization that were here over 3,500 years ago. During the ride commemorative photos will be taken of you and your horse, capturing your memorable experiences at all the best places.

Santorini: Scuba Diving Experience in the Volcanic Caldera

2. Santorini: Scuba Diving Experience in the Volcanic Caldera

Enjoy scuba diving in Santorini and dive into the biggest volcanic caldera in the world with your instructor. Swim around and explore the dramatic ocean landscape. See where volcanic eruptions took place under the sea. Begin the activity by meeting your instructor. Next, get kitted out in your scuba gear and head to the dive site. Have a quick briefing on everything you need to know including the equipment, body, environment, and diving hand signals. Next, when you feel comfortable, dive into the volcanic reef inside the caldera of Santorini. Admire the colorful Mediterranean marine life as you breathe underwater. Dive for around 45-minutes before finishing.

Private Half-Day Tour in Santorini

3. 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: The Lost Atlantis 9D Experience

4. Santorini: The Lost Atlantis 9D Experience

Discover all the evidence that connects Plato’s lost Atlantis myth with the volcano eruption of the island through interactive videos. Explore the largest Atlantis diorama in the world and experience its everyday life through virtual windows in time with augmented reality. Follow Plato’s journey that inspired him to write about the ideal city, through an interactive fresco.  See a holographic representation of the geological evolution of Santorini island from the prehistoric ages until today. The Greek philosopher Plato comes to life in an animated hologram. Converse with him and ask him about his philosophy and the theory that Santorini could be the origin of the Atlantis myth.  Relive, with all your senses, the earthquake, the tsunami, and the volcanic eruption that led to the destruction of Atlantis in a 9D experience. Walk on lava inside an active volcano. Get dressed up and get pictures as a citizen of Atlantis.

Santorini - 5 Hours Most Attractive Sightseing Island Tour

5. Santorini - 5 Hours Most Attractive Sightseing Island Tour

You will be collected early in the morning from your hotel in Santorini Island and driven in a luxury, modern, minivan with WiFi and A/C to the most attractive sightseing spots on the island. Augmented reality maps will be provided for free to passengers in order to give you the opportunity to get more information via your mobile-phone about the sites. Your first stop is Akrotiri Archaeological Site and museum in Akrotiri where you can feel the atmosphere of the island's volcanic eruption days and also see ancient ruins. Then you will drive to the nearby Red Beach which is popular because of its amazing pure and volcanic red rocks formation. Here you can take some time to swim and relax. Then, you will head to Black Beach in Perissa to swim, relax, or have a meal at one of the sea front bars. Next up, enjoy a wine tasting in Venetsanos Winery. You will have the opportunity to try some of the most excellent local wines in quality and flavor, such as Vinsanto, Nichteri, and Asyrtiko. At the end of this tour, Pyrgos and Oia will be your last stops. They are the most traditional villages in Santorini and there you'll have enough time to explore and admire the Cycladic architecture and Greek hospitality, to walk in the narrow pathways next to blue and white old and traditional houses, to go shopping, or relax and admire the breathtaking views of the island of Caldera.

Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

6. Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

Encounter the best Santorini has to offer while feeling the thrill of riding an ATV. See great architecture, natural features like a caldera, and locals-only spots on this inclusive tour. Begin your Santorini quad tour at the black beach at Persia. Kick start your day with an off-road adventure to Emporio and the Venetian Castle. Cruise a labyrinth of old, traditional streets on foot, and feel free to explore yourself. Take a few moments to enjoy a Greek coffee or juice at one of the most traditional cafes on the island. Continue through a landscape of windmills and vineyards to the village of Megalochori, considered by locals to be the most traditional in Santorini. You'll also encounter a magnificent caldera, and visit Santorini's oldest wine cellar for a tasting session. Ride along the caldera and visit the hidden, tucked away places that only the locals know about. Explore a chapel located inside a hidden cave, and enjoy a ride to Vlichada solely on off-road paths. Finally, your tour concludes with a trip back to Perissa.

Santorini: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure

7. Santorini: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure

You will start your adventure at the black sandy beach of Perivolos, before cycling through ancient paths and trails that used to connect the old traditional villages that see far fewer tourists than other parts of the island. You will visit the old traditional maze village of Emporeio, and take a short tour inside the village with a refreshing freshly squeezed orange juice from the small local café. You will then continue your ride to the famous cliff view of Caldera, where you will visit a small chapel built inside a cave of volcanic ash. Afterwards, you will take a 10 minute bike ride to the picturesque village of Megalochori, where you will visit the beautiful balcony restaurant "Feggera". Here you will be able to taste a famous local white wine, as well as some other local products. Later, you will cycle back to the black sandy beach of Perivolos, overpassing Vlichada Port. You can enjoy and relax on a private beach with refreshments, and at the end of the visit, a luxury minivan will transfer you back to your hotel.

Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

8. Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

Start your tour with a visit to Venetsanos Winery, which is located in the most breathtaking location, offering incredible views over the caldera and volcanic islands. Have the chance to discover its unconventional structural design, constructed from above and moving downwards before tasting three of its exceptional wines. Continue with the wine museum in Mesa Gonia and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker here. This one-of-a-kind museum happens to be nestled in a cave, a natural labyrinth eight meters below ground and 300 meters long, twenty-one years of hard work of the Koutsogiannopoulos Family. Learn about the stages of the winemaking process including ploughing in the vineyards, and then harvesting, stomping, and weighing of the grapes, about the range of machinery necessary to make wine all the way through to what is used today. Refresh your palate by tasting the family's renowned volcanic wines. Your last stop will be Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, one of the best places to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as you watch the sunset deep into the sea.

Archaeological Bus Tour To Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach

9. Archaeological Bus Tour To Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach

Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery. Then head to Megalochori village, an extremely charming traditional settlement, almost abandoned after a major earthquake. Your trip continues to Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most significant archaelogical sites in Greece that includes a vast structure, once inhabited by 200 families. The site was preserved, buried under the volcano’s lava. Then you will have free time at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountain and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price). Perivolos, with its black sandy beach, comes next. There you will have enough time to enjoy swimming, explore the area, and taste fresh cooked fishes at the local taverns. The last stop is one of the most popular wineries in Santorini, for a wine tasting experience.

Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

10. Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

After gathering at the tour starting point with your group and guide, your tour will begin. This horse riding tour is for riders who have ridden frequently before and are confident in their abilities, with riders requiring a suitable physical level for this kind of energetic ride. Beginning from the stables in Megalochori, ride along the paths of the vineyards and continue down to Eros beach. From there, ride along the beach and then up into the canyons and ravines behind the coastline. Following the ancient trails to the cliff-side top, encounter panoramic views of the whole caldera basin and the volcano. From this vantage point, marvel at the best views over the island from the exclusive comfort of your horse. At the conclusion of your experience, you'll travel back to your tour starting point.

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What people are saying about Megalochori

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,019 reviews

Andreas and Natalia were great. This tour is perfect way to see Santorini and feel like you saw all of the island. Going first thing in the morning allows you to go see Oia before the cruise ships arrive. It’s so nice to have Andreas drive & Natalia describe what you are going to see. One of our favorite parts was going to Art Space Winery https://artspace-santorini.com/. The tour is so interesting and learning about how the grapes grow and how they make their wines while strolling through the art is very cool. We finished with lunch at the Black Sand Beach Perissa. Very neat to see. For a family of 4-6, this is the best bargain in Santorini. I would recommend to people going to Santorini their first and additional times.

Es hat alles bestens geklappt. Der Fahrer war pünktlich beim Hotel. Er fragte uns was wir gerne alles sehen möchten. Danach machte er uns einen Vorschlag. So haben wir in etwas mehr als 5 Stunden die ganze Insel gesehen. Er hat uns viel erklärt und gezeigt. Uns ausgeladen und wieder abgeholt. Es war ein absolut gelungener Tag. Würden wir sofort wieder buchen.

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.

Une expérience unique à ne pas rater. L'équipe est d'une gentillesse et d'une bienveillance remarquables. Très pédagogues, ils expliquent le temps nécessaire. L'activité est organisée de façon très sécurisée.

It was an amazing experience. The whole team is super friendly and explains everything to you. The diving instructur keeps an eye on you the whole dive. You are in good hands. I recommend it to everybody!