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Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

1. Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Santorini's highlights. Visit the iconic blue-domed churches of Oia, admire the views from Profitis Ilias, and relax on the shores of Perissa Beach before some well-deserved wine tasting. After pickup from your hotel, board the luxury coach and drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island. Take in an incredible panorama of the entire island of Santorini, and the stunning deep blue color of the Aegean Sea while learning about the island´s fascinating volcanic history. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain. Then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, a hidden gem of Santorini. Wander through its winding alleys and immerse yourself in its traditional atmosphere. See typical houses, blue-domed churches, and quaint shops. Walk up to its imposing castle for beautiful vistas of the surrounding area. The next stop is Emporio, where you will join a guided walk and visit the small Venetian fortress. Feel like you’re on the set of Mamma Mia as you discover the many doorways, windows, alleys, and arches of this picturesque medieval village. Continue to Perissa Beach, also known as Black Beach. Here, there will be plenty of free time to go swimming in the sea or have lunch at one of the Greek tavernas facing the beach. Take the opportunity to taste local Santorinian wine, one of the most famous products of the island. Learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a private wine tasting session of 3 wines made of local grape varieties. In the early evening, arrive at the cliff-top village of Oia with its famous blue-domed churches. Embark on a guided walk from Saint George's Church in the most peaceful part of Oia. Learn about Oia´s glorious maritime past and admire elegant captains' mansions and cave-like houses along the way. Once at the bustling castle area, enjoy some free time to take some photos, shop, or have a relaxing drink. Finally, watch an incredible sunset before meeting up with your guide opposite Platsani Church. Board the bus for a relaxing evening journey with drop-off back at your hotel.

Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

2. 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. 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 one of the oldest wine cellar in Megalochori for a tasting session or traditional Greek coffee or juice. 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: Traditional Sightseeing Bus Tour with Oia Sunset

3. Santorini: Traditional Sightseeing Bus Tour with Oia Sunset

Explore Santorini on a full day sightseeing tour by bus. Learn about the island's history and visit traditional villages. Stop at volcanic beaches and experience an Oia sunset. Tour Itinerary • Akrotiri excavation site: guided tour in this Minoan Bronze Age settlement buried by volcanic ash in the 17th century BC • Emporio village: Explore this quaint village with hilltop windmills, fortified medieval castles and centuries-old churches • Perissa Beach: Enjoy free time for lunch and a swim at the island's most popular black sand beach • Santorini Winery: Tour a traditional winery and taste Santorini’s distinctive wines • Profitis Ilias: Visit the island’s highest peak and admire views from the agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia • Oia sunset: Enjoy free time to experience a Santorini sunset at the most-photographed place in Greece

Private Half-Day Tour in Santorini

4. 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.

From Chania: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

5. From Chania: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

Board the luxury high-speed catamaran for the 2.5-hour trip to Santorini. Enjoy an island tour by air-conditioned bus and hear informative commentary about the history of one of Greece's most romantic islands. Travel through the beautiful countryside en route to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip of the island. Built on the lip of a volcanic caldera, the village offers magnificent views of the blue and white houses studded along the hillside. Continue to Fira for a 2-hours and get plenty of free time to explore the island's capital. Stroll down the picturesque alleys and admire views of typical Aegean. Browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with stunning views of the volcano and its caldera cliffs. Depart for Crete at 5:45 PM, where the trip ends in the port of Rethymno.

Santorini Traditional Villages and Oia Sunset Tour

6. Santorini Traditional Villages and Oia Sunset Tour

Take a break from Santorini’s black sand beaches on a full-day tour of its Minoan excavations, traditional villages, ancient capital and buried settlements. End the day at Oia and watch the sunset from the island’s northernmost tip. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer by air-conditioned coach to the archeological site of Akrotiri. Explore an ancient city that was frozen in time after a volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Step inside with your guide and learn about the Minoan city before the devastating event occurred. Gaze in awe at the ruins of multi-storied buildings that date back to the 16th century, and admire the intricately designed drainage system that hints at a talented civilization far more advanced than its time suggests.  Stroll along the main street, lined with old stores and warehouses from the ancient city. Learn about the traditional ceramic artifacts, such as pithoi (earthenware jugs). After that, continue towards Perissa Beach and enjoy free time to have lunch and relax at one of the longest black sandy beaches in the Cyclades and the most popular beach of Santorini.  Next stop at Emporio Village where you can explore one of the oldest and most authentic traditional villages of Santorini, built like a small labyrinth and visit its medieval fortress (15th century).  Continue toward Santorini Winery. Taste Santorini’s distinctive wines and learn about one of the oldest vineyards in Europe while admiring the spectacular view of the volcano.  Stop at Profitis Ilias Mountain next where you will finish your tour with a short stop at the highest peak of Santorini (567 meters) to admire the striking panoramic view of the entire island. Meet your guide again in the early evening for the transfer to Oia, a quintessential Greek village that’s known for its sugar cube houses and blue-domed churches.  Join the legions who flock to Oia to watch the sunset, and stroll down streets nestled into the side of the cliffs overlooking the spectacular caldera. Follow your guide to the ruins of a Venetian castle, known as the Kastro of Oia, and gaze down from the village and caldera to the sea. Return to the coach for the transfer back to your hotel.

Santorini: Lost Atlantis and Prehistoric Museum Guided Tour

7. Santorini: Lost Atlantis and Prehistoric Museum Guided Tour

You are guided, the prehistoric town that inspired the Lost Atlantis myth is unveiled before your eyes! This town was buried under the volcanic ash after the huge volcano eruption of 1612 BC that destroy the Minoan civilization. Your licensed guide introduces you to Akrotiri, and walking with you between the paths and the well-maintained buildings, that ancient Greeks live before, so many centuries. A beach like no other, the Red Beach: a scenery reminding Mars on earth, right by the sea. We are exploring it together! Also, you will visit the Prehistoric Museum of Santorini through its most special findings. The selection brings into life Akrotiri of the 18th and 17th century BC, one of the most important centers of prehistoric Aegean Sea, unfold in front of you. Enjoy your journey to the world of Santorini wine with one more tasting of seductive local wine varieties. The wine varieties guide you to the unique microclimate of Santorini and its mark on the island’s most renowned product. The 4 exquisite local wines of this tasting come perfectly paired with a 4-course lunch. Next an unforgettable stop, the breathtaking views of Fira and Firostefani from the iconic Blue Dome. After this, you take a refreshing break in your day by the black beach of Santorini. Pyrgos, the oldest village on the island built on a hill with panoramic views of Santorini, comes next! Postcard-inspiring neighborhoods. Your next stop is Prophet Elias, the highest point of Santorini with spectacular, panoramic views of the only habitable Caldera in the world and its surroundings – just the perfect location for pictures. The best end to the excursion you could wish for: breathtaking Sunset views upon drinking a cocktail inspired from Santorini!

Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Tour of the Island

8. Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Tour of the Island

ITINERARY  Oia, Santorini The view from the village of Oia is simply breathtaking. From its cobbled marble streets to intricately decorated captain's houses, it's easy for one picture-perfect moment after another to be stacking up in your memory bank! You can take all day long just walking around these picturesque corners soaking up culture and history - so many photo opportunities await you! Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Santorini The village of Imerovigli is an ideal place on this island for photo shooting. Everybody wants their pictures taken in at this picturesque village or by viewing the entire village from one particular point so revered from centuries - The Scaros Rock! Your tour guide will lead you to an architecture-filled heart with blue dome cathedrals and hotels that perch atop caldera cliffs, explaining all along why it's such a popular destination among tourists today.  Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos, Santorini The ancient monastic complex of Prophet Elias on Mountthodoxy is a sight to behold. It has been magnificently preserved over time. You can clearly see how it played an important role during Greece's Christian Orthodox Revolution by offering refuge for ships fleeing from their Turkish invaders and helping with food supplies when needed! A small part about this intriguing history remains intact, but your reward will be greater than anything else if only take the opportunity to climb up there yourself! Red Beach, Akrotiri, Santorini This small, red beach is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on Santorini. It's located just some steps away from Akrotiri ancient site with its red volcanic rocks jutting up into the sky like sentinels. They look like they are defending this land against enemies long ago. They are positioned so strategically that no other coastlines could touch them without being destroyed first. There would be nothing left for invaders to take home after their attack (except perhaps some fiery remains). Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa, Santorini The black beach is a breathtaking sight to see. The texture of the sand is super unique, you also get to experience enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises out of the sea! Visitors will be left speechless when they witness this natural phenomenon firsthand because it does shine bright in different lights - especially during nighttime hours where you can enjoy watching its beauty from afar while sipping on some cocktails. Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner or want to catch up with friends over drinks, Perissa has something that will suit your needs. The variety in terms of cuisine and price points makes it easy! The stunning views are only one reason this small village is so popular among tourists; there will also be plenty of time to enjoy lunch and explore its many amenities before returning home after another full day exploring Greece.

Best of Santorini highlights 5 hours tour

9. Best of Santorini highlights 5 hours tour

The tour begins with a scenic journey to Oia, admiring the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands along the way.The village of Oia is situated on top of a hill which offers a breathtaking view over the volcanic caldera of Santorini. This beautiful village with its narrow streets, traditional whitewashed houses, and blue domed churches provide. On the way, you will make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards. The tour continues to the Red Beach, which stands out for the unique color of its sand and pebbles as well as its impressive lava cliffs. Your journey ends Perissa Beach, the famous black sand volcanic beaches of the island, where you can relax by the sea.

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

10. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

On this private 5-hour tour of Santorini with a local experienced English guide, you will visit the beautiful village of Oia to experience incredible views and see the famous Blue Dome Church. Discover Santorini’s caldera and learn about volcanic activity on the island. Travel to the highest mountain of Santorini, and visit the monastery of Prophet Ilias. You will also explore the whitewashed village of Pyrgos or Megalochori. Learn about the volcanic vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting with stunning views of the caldera. Explore the volcanic beach of Perissa and Perivolos and enjoy an optional lunch. Santorini it is UNESCO World Heritage island with lots of hotels. It is a place to visit with friends, for honeymooners, couples and families. Discover the hidden parts and beauty of this island with this local tour operator. 

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What people are saying about Perissa Black Sand Beach

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,544 reviews

Although it rained and we did not realise that Santorini shuts down in the winter months we were able to explore the island without any crowds. Arthur took us to all the historic famous locations for some of the most unbelievable photos. Our visit to the winery and the tasting of the Santorini wines was fabulous. Lunch at the Black Sand beach was wonderful and we were grateful the Sun began to shine through.

The value of the trip is amazing ! Our tour guide, Elisa, is very knowledgeable about the island and proud of her job. Recommended to someone looking to learn about tour some great points around the island.

Tour was very good. It has several places of interest around the island and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

The tour guide explained in deep detail about life in Santorini. The best tour ever

It's good..gets busy for the sunset..be back in time to the bus..