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Santorini: Island Bus Tour with Oia Village Sunset

1. Santorini: Island Bus Tour with Oia Village Sunset

Tour the treasures of Santorini and get the best views of the island on a guided bus tour. Visit Prophet Elias Monastery, the fascinating Akrotiri Excavations, and charming local towns, beaches, and villages with free time to explore at your own pace. Start your tour at the Prophet Elias Monastery, soak up the breathtaking views from this iconic site. Next, discover Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Continue to Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the area. Learn about its vast structure and how it was once inhabited by 200 families and preserved under the volcano’s lava. Then, enjoy free time at the Red Beach and admire the colorful formations of the mountains and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo at your own expense. Continue to Fira, the capital of the island, and visit the many shops and restaurants offering traditional Santorinian cuisine. Capture magnificent pictures of the Caldera as you explore. Finally, arrive at Oia village for the world’s most famous sunset.

Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

2. Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

Start the day with a traditional Greek coffee after meeting with a local food guide in the square of Firostefani village (next to Fira). Walk towards the famous blue-domed church of Santorini (the perfect spot for photos) followed by a sample of local mezes in a traditional tavern. Walk towards Fira on a footpath on the caldera's edge with sea and volcano views. A glass of local beer is the perfect welcome to the capital of Santorini. Follow your guide through the historical alleyways and paths with several stops for samples of local treats, including olive oil and souvlaki. Visit the daily market with fresh fish and vegetables. Enjoy a midday meal at a tavern with caldera views. Try the sweetest Loukoumades. Experience both the Mediterranean and Santorini sides of Greek cuisine. Meet locals, from the tavern owners to local farmers, souvlaki griller to honey producers. 

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Wine Tour

3. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Wine Tour

Sip your way around Santorini on this private wine tour by visiting 3 traditional wineries spread out across the picturesque island. Learn about the Assyrtiko local grape and chat with your private guide about the history of wine production on the island. Hear about Santorini's viticulture of the volcanic soils, and sample up to 12 different varieties of award-winning volcanic wines. Enjoy a private cellar tour at each of the wineries, and savor local snacks with wine as you admire the charming towns and rolling hills of Santorini.

Santorini: Half-Day Customizable Private Island Guided Tour

4. Santorini: Half-Day Customizable Private Island Guided Tour

Discover the beautiful island of Santorini at your own pace on a private guided tour, completely customized to your individual preferences. Learn about the history of the island and the local way of life from your knowledgeable guide. Explore its idyllic villages and places of historical interest, taking in the breathtaking views and enjoying local cuisine and fine wines.   Travel around the island in a luxury Mercedes minibus and design your own itinerary. Choose to visit Oia village, famous for its breathtaking sunset, and Firostefani village, home of the iconic Blue Dome Church. Stop at Imerovigli village known for its spectacular views. Visit the Prophet Elias monastery, perched at the highest point on the island. See Pyrgos village, and Emporio village, a medieval style settlement home to the best-preserved castle on the island.   Don’t forget to stop at Black Beach with its crystal waters, and Red Beach to marvel at the impressive red rock formations overlooking the beach. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Fira which boasts a fine collection of items from excavations on the island. Wine lovers should definitely visit one of the spectacular wineries on the island, including the Venetsanos Winery, Estate Argyros Winery, and the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum.

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.

Santorini Day Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Santorini Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Join a local wine tasting tour of Santorini. Explore Oia, visit the Profitis Ilias, and wander the Megalochori village. Top off your day with a tour of a local vineyard and a tasting of their wines. Meet your guide outside your hotel, and head straight to Oia, where you can snap the perfect picture of Santorini's famous blue domes. Once you've explored the streets of this famous village of Santorini, continue with your guide to Profitis Ilias. At the top of the highest mountain on Santorini, enjoy 360-degree views of the island and explore the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, or Prophet Elias. Head over to the nearby traditional village of Pyrgos, where you can wander the narrow streets and stop for a coffee break. Next, continue to a traditional winery, where you can learn about the bottling and maturing process of Santorini wines. After your vineyard tour, enjoy a tasting of 4 types of volcanic wine accompanied by a cheeseboard. Continue your tour with a walk through the beautiful cobblestone streets of Megalochori. Enjoy stunning views of the caldera and the many vineyards surrounding the village. Finish your tour with a visit to one of Santorini's black sand beaches.

Cruise Traveller's Shore Excursion

7. Cruise Traveller's Shore Excursion

After getting off the ship, reach the top of Fira by cable car to meet your escort and begin your private shore excursion tour. The escort will have a suggested itinerary for you, however you may change the schedule as you wish.  For your first stop, the guide will suggest a trip to Prophet Elias Mountain, the highest point in Santorini. There, you will have a panoramic view of the island as well as the Prophet Elias Monastery.  Next, head to the Akrotiri Excavations, the so-called Prehistoric Pompei or Lost Atlantis, an important Minoan Bronze Age settlement of the Aegean which was destroyed by a huge eruption during 17th century BC. The settlement was buried under the volcanic ash, which has preserved the whole city in perfect conditions.  Next you can have a short photo stop at the famous volcanic Red Beach, well known for its unique sand color and soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore into the clear blue sea. Then drive to Oia with a short stop at Santo Wines or Venetsanos Winery, along the way. At the winery, you will have the opportunity to taste local products, including the famous Visanto wine.  Move on to the Blue Dome church in Firostefani, known for its wonderful views of the volcano. Enjoy some time in Oia village where you can grab a drink, some snacks, or buy some souvenirs for your friends.   Finally, arrive at the northern tip of Oia and enjoy sightseeing, grab some lunch, or shop for some souvenirs. Return to Fira where you will take the cable car back down to the old port.

Santorini: Guided Tour to Oia

8. Santorini: Guided Tour to Oia

Oia is the most famous of all the villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunsets, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano . Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 kilometers away from Fira. It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafes, and other shops. Oia is much more quiet that Fira, with its busiest area being the main pedestrian strip that runs along its length. This is the place where you will have the time to explore with your experienced guide. You will have the time to enjoy a drink from a local coffee shop, as you meet with locals and feel the famous Greek hospitality.

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,756 reviews

Our tour guide was awesome! She was super nice and down to earth. We appreciated her allowing us plenty of time to explore and ask questions. She was very courteous and thoughtful when it came to keeping us safe and on time to each new destination. We met some great people as well. Highly recommend to get a feel for the entire island.

A very lovely tour made even better by the fantastic tour guide Maria! There is a lot of walking so be prepared with lots of water and comfy shoes. Oia was definitely a highlight but was very busy (we ended up watching the sunset from a bar). Really recommend this if you want to see the main bits of the island in a day.

Fantastic way to see the whole island as a solo traveller. My tour guide was extremely knowledgable and made sure nobody got left behind. It does involve a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes. Great value for money would definitely recommend.

A great way to see the whole island in a day! Especially for the price since taxis are so expensive! History/info about each site shared on the bus and then free time at each site provided with helpful tips!

We just loved the wine tour with Dora. Perfect beginning of our holiday. Highly recommended.