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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: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

2. Santorini: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

Choose custom locations in Santorini for your photo shoot, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip, or a livelier one with friends.  You will receive confirmation of all necessary information. On the day of the shoot, just allow the photographer to work their magic, capturing your travels in your own personalized style. Your Santorini vacation photographers are highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. Afterward, you will receive a link to your personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour will provide mementos that will last a lifetime.

Santorini: Private Minibus Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

3. Santorini: Private Minibus Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Join this 4-hour panoramic sightseeing tour to the main attractions of the island and decide where you’d like to go, or leave it to the experts – either way, flexibility is guaranteed with plenty of stunning photo opportunities, traditional villages and panoramic sea views. Get the chance to explore the south, the unspoiled countryside, traditional villages and volcanic beaches, all combined of course with breathtaking sea views over the caldera. Let your driver/ guide take you through Pyrgos village, a traditional village with medieval features to reach the mountaintop of Profitis Elias. From this vantage point, admire magnificent panoramic views of the whole island. Your next stop will be at Akrotiri village on the southwest coast. Apart from having some of the best views on the island which reaches as far as Oia, it is also home to some of Santorini's jewels such as the Akrotiri excavations, Akrotiri Venetian castle, Akrotiri Lighthouse and Red Beach. Get driven until the south end of Akrotiri peninsula, where one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece stands and let the dazzling sea view and the breezing wind blow your mind away. Then continue your trip to the north, with a visit to the renowned village of Oia. On the way, make a short stop for a unique photographic moment at Firostefani’s famous blue dome church. Pick the afternoon tour if you want to admire a Santorini sunset from the southernmost part of the island.

Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

4. 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: Popular Destinations Private Tour with Guide

5. Santorini: Popular Destinations Private Tour with Guide

On this tour, you'll be immersed in the warm and relaxed atmosphere of picturesque villages, admire local architectural styles, witness breathtaking panoramas, discover locations of historical interest and, in the process, grasp the very essence of the island. A highlight tour such as this would not be complete without a stop at Oia. This idyllic village on the Caldera slope captures the essence of what the island is all about, unrivalled beauty, warm and tranquil atmosphere, traditional local architecture, majestic views. You'll also stop at Firostefani, the ‘Crown of Fira’. Deriving its name from its elevated position, this village offers some of the best views of the island. This location is also home to the Blue Domed Church, a prominent icon of the island that you surely have seen adorning the cover of many a travel guide. Dating back to 1711, the Monastery of Prophet Ilias is a major highlight of the island and awaits visitors at the highest point, 600 meters above sea level. The Monastery is a place of great historical significance, with its churches, chapels, bell tower and wealth of various ecclesiastical items from the 18th century. The tour, of course, cannot omit Megalochori, a true gem of the island. This village is a treat for those seeking tranquillity, with its charming and inviting ambience, cobblestone streets, churches in typical Cycladic architecture and white-washed houses, all soaked in old-world magic. The 4-hour Highlight Tour may be offered in the morning or in the evening.

Santorini: Private Day Tour with Guide

6. Santorini: Private Day Tour with Guide

Your first destination will be the scenic villages of Oia. Feast your eyes on the spectacular sunset and admire the unique Cycladic architecture displayed in the houses and churches. Immerse yourselves in this idyllic atmosphere. Continue your exploration to Firostefani, where you will visit the famous Blue Dome Church, a true icon of the island. Discover many natural wonders and go all the way up to the summit Mount Profitis Ilias, home to the monastery of the same name. This is the highest point of the island and words cannot describe the stunning views of the island, the caldera, and the neighboring islands from this altitude. The next stop will be Megalochori. With its warm atmosphere, historical mansions, and pirate hideaways, it is one of the most picturesque and traditional villages of the island. Visit the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri. Preserved by volcanic ash, the primeval houses and their contents allow you to time travel and give a unique insight into life in antiquity. The island is also famous for its wine-making tradition. Make a stop at Venetsanos Winery and try the splendid local varieties that Santorini is famous for. Complete your tour by making a stop at the famous Red Beach and Black Beach. If you are not in the mood to go swimming, you can sit back and admire the impressive red rock formations at Red Beach and the crystal waters adorned by the black sands of Black Beach.

Santorini: Half-Day Customizable Private Island Guided Tour

7. 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 Photography Tour

8. Santorini: Private Photography Tour

Your tour will begin as you walk the cliff-side of one of the most picturesque villages on the island Oia. Oia is the number one hot spot in Santorini, providing breathtaking views and traditional paths to walk along. Here you will be able to take the best pictures of the cave houses and the famous blue dome churches. Afterwards you will visit the traditional village of Pyrgos. This town will provide you with the best shots of the little streets, the old Venician castle and the locals' lives. Here you will also have access to Vlichada, which is the most preferable beach on the island for most photographers. Your tour will conclude with views over an impresive scenary which was created by one of the worst volcanic eruptions ever 3,500 years ago. Your driver/guide will take you to the best spots in this area, and help you to take the best pictures to capture your trip.

Santorini: 6-Hour Classic Panorama Private Tour

9. Santorini: 6-Hour Classic Panorama Private Tour

Discover some of the most scenic locations on Santorini with a guided tour. Visit charming villages, see oddly colored beaches, and admire spectacular views of the island. After a convenient pickup from your hotel, first head to Oia village, one of the most photographed places in Greece. Known for its fantastic views, blue-domed churches, and a large shopping area, enjoy some time to explore with your guide. Next, travel to the traditional village of Megalochori and learn more about local culture. Wander through a settlement with hundreds of small white-painted houses, narrow alleys, bell towers, and beautiful blue-domed churches. Travel south and relax at Perivolos Black Beach. Swim in crystal clear waters and optionally enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Later, visit Red Beach, and take amazing pictures of the enormous volcanic rocks and steep cliffs. At the very southwest point of the island, visit the lighthouse situated on the edge of a high cliff right above the sea. Afterward, head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery on the island's highest point to admire a remarkable view over the entire island before ending your trip with drop-off at your desired location.

Santorini: Instagram Highlights Tour with a Photographer

10. Santorini: Instagram Highlights Tour with a Photographer

If you are seeking aesthetic pleasure, get the chance to discover on your own all those places you have seen in the world's biggest travel guides of Greece. Walk past tiny white-cave houses dug into the volcanic rock, shoot pics of volcanic beaches and blue dome churches, and, of course, look in awe at the magnificent views of the Santorini Volcano and the endless Aegean sea. Capture extraordinary compositions as you develop your photography skills along the route of this tour, which contrasts heritage and tradition with modern and vibrant Santorini activities full of colorful street scenes. Get smart coaching on photography techniques from a photographer who will accompany you and learn to enhance your photos in a truly memorable way that will make them last forever. The tour includes transportation across the island for the purposes of photography and hotel pickup from the main areas.

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Our guide was thoroughly knowledgeable About the island being born there she explained a lot of things that most guilds would not . Took us to many places explaining each one in the history of them went from city to city spectacular views had a wonderful time with highly recommend it is Tours it’s definitely worth the money you spend to have it done private I’ve been on the bus tours have been on this tour just not the same. Time spent with one on one conversation is worth it.

Max was amazing! He took us to several locations and at the end (near sunset) we ended by some blue domes in Imerovigli. Everything about the experience was easy and he get beautiful shots. I loved the locations Max took us to because they were all different. He even got some single shots of myself and my husband. I definitely will book again if we ever come back!

Our full day tour with Dimitris was awesome! He took us to all the popular places plus some that we didn’t know about. He was extremely knowledgeable about the island and its history. It was a terrific day and I would highly recommend booking a tour with Santorini Road Trip and ask for Dimitris. You won’t regret it.

Spyros was a brilliant guide, full of knowledge of the island. Able to answer every question that we had, with great insight. He took us to an amazing place for lunch, where we enjoyed local cuisine. A must do if you visit Santorini

It was a lot of fun, we saw a lot and we were helped to stage the motifs well and get the best out of them.