Perivolos

Perivolos: Our most recommended tours and activities

Archaeological Bus Tour To Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach

1. Archaeological Bus Tour To Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach

Discover the sights of Santorini on this guided tour in an airconditioned vehicle. Be picked up from centrally-located meeting points on Santorini. Visit sights like Akrotiri, the Prophet Elias Monastery, and the black volcanic sand beach of Perivolos.  Start with the breath-taking views at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit this picturesque monastery. Then head to Megalochori village, an extremely charming traditional settlement that was almost abandoned after a major earthquake. Continue to Akrotiri Excavations where were preserved by volcanic ash. Purchase a ticket to uncover these well-preserved pieces of history on your own. Have free time at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations or visit Akrotiri Bay where you can buy lunch. Make your way to the black sand Perivolos beach for swimming, exploring the area, or purchasing fresh-cooked fish from a local tavern. The last stop is one of the most popular wineries in Santorini, for a wine tasting experience.

Santorini: Car Tour with a Local

2. Santorini: Car Tour with a Local

Your tour starts as your local expert picks you up from your hotel or meeting place in Fira. After settling on a final list of stops, you will embark on your Greek experience in comfort and safety as you travel to Oia Village for a little souvenir shopping. Your party will have ample opportunity to capture pictures of some of the most photogenic places in Santorini on your journey.  Take in the stark, ancient ruins dotting the hillside and capture photos of sailboats. See many old castles and churches and the whitewashed homes of Santorini residents.  Your local expert will take you by some of the most stunning churches in Pyrgos before reaching the pinnacle of Santorini, the Profitis Ilias Monastery. Here, see the island and the sea from an awe-inspiring 360-degree view. Experience a safe and enjoyable tour that exceeds your idea of learning about Greece.  A short walk through Megalochori Village gives you time to stretch your legs and traverse the rich, culture and heritage of the island. Learn local secrets and fun treasures about Greece that only a local can provide. Stop off for a refreshing swim at one of the black, sandy beaches of Perivolos or Perissa Beach where you will see why the area is unique.  This is a tailored shore excursion and you can add other options to your tour, including an exploration of the Akrotiri prehistoric city that was covered by volcanic ash more than 2,000 years ago.

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

Santorini: 2-Day Volcanic Cruise & Bus Tour Combo

4. Santorini: 2-Day Volcanic Cruise & Bus Tour Combo

Explore the highlights of the volcanic island of Santorini with a cruise to the three islands of the caldera as well as a popular sightseeing bus tour on the second day. Start your first day by setting sail for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. Once there, walk an ascending path to the crater of the still active volcano to enjoy incredible sights for 1.5 hours. Return to the boat to sail to the second lava islet, Palea Kameni. Jump off the boat and dive in the islet's hot springs, with green sulfur waters and warm therapeutic mud. The last stop of the day is the traditional island of Thirassia for 1.5 hours of free time. On your second day, take a bus tour around the entire island. Visit the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Walk in the Emborio village, swim at the Perissa beach, and taste local wine at an awarded winery. Marvel at the views from the Profitis Ilias mountain top. Experience the famous sunset hour in Oia Village.

Santorini: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure

5. Santorini: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure

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.  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. Continue your ride to the famous cliff view of Caldera, where you will visit a small chapel built inside a volcanic ash cave.  Afterward, 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 and 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. At the end of the visit, a luxury minivan will transfer you back to your hotel.

Santorini: 6-Hour Classic Panorama Private Tour

6. 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.

From Fira: Santorini Wrangler Jeep Convoy Tour & Villages

7. From Fira: Santorini Wrangler Jeep Convoy Tour & Villages

The tour starts with transfer from your hotel to the starting point. The tour starts after a short breefing about the Jeeps and the places that we will visit. The convoy starts with a small tour around Pyrgos village to showcase the panoramic view of Kamari, mostly to let the guests get acquainted with driving the car. Then follows the first off road part from Pyrgos all the way down to Megalochori village After that, the first stop is at the windmills in Emporio. Off road drive to Vlychada, small stop to the port of Vlychada (1st toilet stop if requested) followed by a quick tour to Perivolos black beach. From there we head to the main off road part that heads to Theros Beach, where we make the first Drone video and photo session. After Theros we head to Saint Anna church where we follow a small trail to a secret and quiet beach for a 40 minutes beach stop and then we return for the BBQ break at the church of Saint Anna for approximately 40 minutes. Continuing our drive we head for the Akrotiri area, towards Kaminia Beach where we climb the panoramic side and then we drive until the point of Akrotiri for a stop and second drone session to a magnificent point overlooking the caldera. (Lets say above the white beach) Finally we drive until Megalochori to a beautiful and not crowdy sunset point for the last drone session before returning to the starting point.

Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

8. Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

Journey to Oia to get panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Admire the white houses and blue domed churches, and get stunning views from the village of Imerovigli. Stop in Firostefani to see its blue domed church, and then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias, 200 feet above sea level. Look inside the monastery at the top of the mountain. Visit the village of Pyrgos and stroll the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle.  Taste some rare wines in the Venetsanos winery and learn more about the island's wine making traditions. Head to Black Beach at Perivolos and get recommendations on where to enjoy lunch, or get dropped off at your hotel or in Fira.

Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

9. Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

The tour starts late in the morning by picking you up from your hotel. After a short drive the small group will reach the traditional village of Megalochori and you will have the opportunity to visit the famous "symposion by la ponta" an amazing workshop of traditional Greek music instruments full of information about Greek mythology and music. Continue to Emporio village, stroll around the small picturesque streets and see the best preserved Venetian castle which used to be the medieval trade center of the island. Leaving Emporio you will have some free time to relax and enjoy a lazy break at the most famous black sandy beach of the island at Perivolos, where you can swim or even have lunch, tasting the local flavors. Later, the group will drive around the castle of Akrotiri and will have a short photo stop to enjoy the view of the castle the amazing caldera from the south part of the island. Afterward you will visit the village of Pyrgos which is built on the top of a hill, you will walk to the top where the Venetian castle overlooks the caldera and get a panoramic view of the island. After the walk to the castle you will relax in an old canava and taste local wines. Subsequently, the group will make a short stop in Firostefani, where you can take breathtaking photos of the famous Blue Dome and the Rock Of Skaros, where the capital of the island used to be during the Venetian period. The tour will finish in Oia village. Explore the narrow passageways and discover the old captain's houses, the unique cave houses, and the romantic chapels. Later you will watch the spectacular sunset over the caldera while being inside the Venetian castle of Oia. After such a lovely day you will be driven back to your hotel.

Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

10. 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. Choose the option for a five-course meal and tasting of five wines.

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What people are saying about Perivolos

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,709 reviews

We went Santorini during Holy Week. Many tours were canceled. I was able to book this tour last minute. Milos and Takas were very nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. Milo has a degree in archaeology which made the history of Santorini fascinating. Takas was funny and took us to his favorite restaurant. The only issue we had was with another party who delayed the tour and it impacted our tour time. We drove around Fira multiple times and lost time at our stay at the black beach. The winery was closed due to the Easter Holiday. Please Note: If you book this group tour, please keep in mind it is 1/2 a day. Do not request to come back to Fira for a 12pm lunch date when it is 11am as it is rude to other people who paid for this tour. If this comment upsets you, please book a private tour. Thank you.

Toña and George are a wonderful married couple who are born & raised in Santorini. This tour was very informative, they shared their traditions, knowledge and history of their rich Greek culture. The wine tasting was a lot of fun & quite interesting. Megalochori was the highlight of this tour. A tiny quaint town with only 200 residents. Overall excellent tour and I will highly recommend if visiting beautiful Santorini. It will not disappoint.

We had the best time with Nicholas during our time in Santorini. He found out what our interests were and created an unforgettable day for us which included everything from wine tasting to sight seeing to food recommendations and everything in between. We didn’t want our day to end! My mom will be visiting next summer and we will definitely be sending her to spend the day with our new Greek friend in Santorini!

Excellent tour. Our guide, who goes by Charlie, quickly determined rider skill level to place us in the right order. Tour was fun. It could be a little rigorous for amateurs but ebike was wonderful and made it doable. Charlie took us to some amazingly beautiful spots off the beaten path. Highly recommend this tour!

Angelo was very nice to travel with. Just the right amount of talking and even played some local music for us as we traveled. He excused himself while we had a lovely lunch at the marina. His choices for viewing were excellent and he had a good grasp of English.