Oia Viewing points

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Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

1. 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 Sunrise Tour with Breakfast and Oia Visit

2. Santorini: Private Sunrise Tour with Breakfast and Oia Visit

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.

Santorini: Private Sunset Tour with Picnic & Transfer

3. Santorini: Private Sunset Tour with Picnic & Transfer

Fall in love with the sunset like never before with 3 breathtaking stops commencing at the highest point of the island – overlooking the unique & complex geography of Santorini . Then head off to the famous Blue Dome of Firostefani - one of the most picturesque locations which can be found in post-cards all over the world. Finish off on a high note with a final stop at our secret location in the wonderful Imerovigli for an unforgettable sunset pic-nic.

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4.7 / 5

based on 3,216 reviews

Great trip , our driver was Thomas . He very informative and had a bit of chat with him also , 4 of us on the trip and we all enjoyed it , we were brought to very scenic views , Do make sure you get your self to the cable car in plenty of time to go back down to the port , there was a queue with a wait up to 1.5 hours at 2.30 pm . Bring an umbrella with you to protect you from the heat if you decide to wait in the queue . We ended up walking it , but it was a bit frightening in areas as it was slippy , my legs were in pain for a couple of days afterwards , wear good walking type shoes with a good GRIP on them , I seen people with trainers who nearly slipped . It can be a bit smelly with the Pooh from the donkeys so bring a face mask in case , Sabtotini was beautiful. We had no problem getting up on the cable car as we left the ship at 9 am to get on the tender boat to port

Excellent! We were met at the top of the cable car and taken to the office. Here it was explained where we would go. We were then taken to our driver, Christos, who was amazing. There were 6 of us and we shared with one other lovely couple, so a group of 8. The itinerary was pretty much our choice and how long we stayed in each stop was our choice. We were on a cruise, so had to stick with our ships boarding! Only advice would be to stay the full 2 hours in Oia if you wish to eat as well. Thank you Christos for a great day

Very pleasant trip. And the place to see the sunset is exceptional. Far from the crowds, in complete privacy and perfect for seeing everything. Without forgetting the guide Fotis who is very friendly, gives many explanations and is discreet when necessary. A great experience

Great guide Georgio, everything perfect and pick-up on time, very informative and detailed, good driver and spacious vehicle, ordering a child seat worked without any problems! Any time!!!

Amazing experience, well educated driver, very friendly took us to every location. Nice views to take photos, very interesting spots, I recommend.