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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: 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.

Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

3. Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

Spend a day on a private-guided tour exploring Akrotiri Excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Some speculate this is the origin of the mythical city of Atlantis. Admire the elaborate drainage system, sophisticated multi-storied buildings, magnificent wall painting, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement's great prosperity. Next, you will head over to admire the Red and Black beaches. The red layer of sand at the Red Beach is a spectacular sight. The Black Beach of Perivolos is the largest beach on Santorini and is covered with a black volcanic pebble. Take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands. Enjoy an optional lunch at a seaside restaurant. Continue your visit at the village of Emporio, the largest village on the Greek island of Santorini. You can look at the historic windmills that have an excellent view of the rest of the island. On the hill above the village Emborio, you will discover both the ruins of Kasteli, a fortress from the Byzantine period and the ruins of Goulas. Then, you will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you (360 degrees), and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain's summit. From here, you will proceed to the village of Pyrgos, the old capital, where you will take a guided walk along narrow paths to the ruins of the Venetian castle. The next stop is at a traditional Venetsanos Winery, where you will learn the secrets of wine making and enjoy the tastes of the famous local wines. On the way to the northern part of Santorini, you will make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini's postcards. You will visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. In front of the village is an enormous rock called Skaros, which used to be the best spot to look out for pirates. Continue through the beautiful Santorini countryside to the village of Oia. Built in the northern part of the Caldera Rim. Oia is the most photographed location in Santorini, and a place where many artists have found their inspiration in Oia's beauty, the traditional architecture  and the amazing sunset. Enjoy the stunning views of the Caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. You will also have a panoramic view of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.

Santorini: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

4. Santorini: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Start your Santorini adventure by meeting your friendly guide at your accommodation in Santorini, or at the meeting point near the cruise ship arrivals terminal. After a quick meet and greet with your driver you will hop inside a fully air-conditioned, comfortable vehicle and set off on your journey.  Begin your day of exploration with a visit to one of the island's most popular and beautiful villages, Oia. Stroll through narrow passageways, enjoy a spot of shopping in the village's fashion streets, discover the castle of Oia and let yourself be seduced by the breathtaking view. Leaving Oia, your next stop will be Firostefani and Imerovigli, two beautiful villages connected to each other. From here you will have incredible panoramic views of the volcano, the rock of Skaros and the amazing blue dome. Take a stop at a traditional winery to taste or purchase some of Santorini’s wines, widely known around the world for their freshness and distinctive taste. End your day with a visit to the highest point of Santorini, the mountain of prophet Elias. Keep in mind that as the tour is private the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests in the best way. The tour ends by getting dropped off at your initial point of pick-up, alternatively, a different location can be arranged. 

Santorini: Lost Atlantis and Prehistoric Museum Guided Tour

5. Santorini: Lost Atlantis and Prehistoric Museum Guided Tour

You are guided to 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. • 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 ancientGreeks live before, so many centuries. • After this, you take a refreshing break in your day with a swim by the longest black beach of Santorini and enjoy the delicious specialties of the island in the local neighboring taverns. • 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. • You finish your excursion by enjoying breathtaking views of the Caldera while tasting the island’s famous wine

Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

6. Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

Begin your tour with the Akrotiri Archeological Site, a prehistoric town preserved in volcanic ash. The excavations of Akrotiri are one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and have revealed one of the first European civilizations. Afterward, head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery for breathtaking views of the Aegean coast. Whilst in this stunning and peaceful environment, you may as well taste wine and local products made by the monks, who reside at the monastery. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, known as the island’s historic monument. Built on top of a hill, this settlement is home to a 16th-century Venetian castle. Explore the winding streets and whitewashed houses, complete with their charming balconies and pebbled paths. Later, follow a wine exhibition in Argyros Estate Winery. Based in Episkopi Santorini, the winery owns 42 hectares of vineyards, including some of the oldest vines on the island. Your wine tasting will include outstanding boutique wines, based on the indigenous varieties of Santorini. You can relax on the black sandy beach of Kamari, and enjoy the promenade along the seaside pathway which is complete with taverns, shops and open-air cafeterias.

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

7. 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. 

Santorini: Private Group Sightseeing Tour

8. Santorini: Private Group Sightseeing Tour

After being collected from your accommodation you will make your way to the archaeological museum and ancient excavations in Akrotiri. There you will learn about life before and after the Santorini volcano eruption on the island of Thira. Following that you will experience the popular Red Beach, where you'll have enough time for swimming and relaxing, and can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the divine landscape. A few meters below there is the different landscape of Black Beach, where you can swim some more and take photos. Pyrgos is your next stop. Its paved and narrow pathways hidden between many old traditional stone houses give you the sense that you are walking in an ancient town labyrinth. This village is located at the highest point of the island and just a few meters below the Monastery of Prophet Elias, which has been standing since 1711. Next, experience wine tasting in an area where the unique grapes have been voted many times as one of the better varieties from around the world. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the most exquisite and tasteful wine flavors such as Visanto, Nychteri, and Assyrtiko. The traditional settlement of Firostefani is your next tour stop, where you can admire the magnificent views of the breathtaking caldera of Santorini. You'll also have the opportunity to see the famous and frequently photographed “Blue Dome”, the old orthodox church covered by a blue dome. Your final stop is the cosmopolitan village of Oia, which is located on the northern edge of the island. Walking over the paved paths in this pure blue and white village is an extremely unique experience, and is bound to provide you with many photographic opportunities. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be driven back to your hotel in Santorini.

Santorini: Customizable Private Highlights Tour

9. Santorini: Customizable Private Highlights Tour

Enjoy Santorini at your own pace with a local driver leading the way. Customize your own itinerary to see the stunning natural wonders, idyllic towns, and traditional wineries of the island. From the black and red sand beaches of Jamari and Perissa to charming villages and incredible views, Santorini is renowned as the gem of the Aegean Sea. Meet your private driver at the location of your choice and discuss your ideal itinerary. Whether you have something in mind or would like your guide to take the lead with tips and recommendations, your interests are the top priority. Visit the villages of Pyrgos and Oia to explore their whitewashed houses and winding streets. See the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a prehistoric village preserved in volcanic ash, or head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery for stunning views of the Aegean coast and to meet the resident monks.

Santorini: Sightseeing Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Santorini: Sightseeing Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience the traditional picturesque villages of Santorini and try a variety of local wines and delicacies. Admire the view of the lighthouse and get to the highest point of the island on a 5-hour tour with a private tour guide, plus a local driver. Morning island tour with a luxury private van and private tour guide, plus a local driver (Monastery Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos Village, Megalochori Village, Lighthouse, the Black Beach, 1 traditional winery). Private or group tour (depending on availability and preferences) is included in several parts of the island and 1 winery and lasts about 5 hours. Best Moments: Luxurious transportation with air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van. Private tour guide, plus a local driver for your tour. Reach the highest place of Santorini, the Monastery of Profitis Ilias. Tour in the traditional village of Pyrgos. Admire the volcanic beach of the island, the Black Beach. Guided tour of the traditional village of Megalochori. Admire the last rock of Santorini, the Lighthouse. Visit 1 traditional winery, walk into a volcanic vineyard and discover the unique viticulture. Explore the cellars of the winery and see where wine is bottled and matured. Taste a selection of 4 different types of Santorini wine. Enjoy a fun, educational and intimate experience. Itinerary: The tour starts from your hotel in the morning. The first destination being the Monastery of Profitis Hlias. It is the highest mountain of Santorini and is a pre-volcano part of the island. Stay for panoramic photos with fantastic 360o views of the island. Visit a traditional village of Santorini, Pyrgos. Pyrgos (Tower) of Kallisti or simply Pyrgos is the highest village of Santorini. Walk to the beautiful alleys of Pyrgos and stop for souvenirs or coffee. The third destination we will walk in the small narrow streets into a beautiful and traditional village, Megalochori. Then admire the last rock of Santorini, the Lighthouse. The next destination is the most famous volcanic beach of the island,the Black Beach. Finally, visit a traditional winery will take place where you will have the chance and get to know the bottling and the maturing process of Santorini wines. Try 4 different types of volcanic wines accompanied by local snacks.

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Wow! What an AMAZING tour. Out of all of the things we did in Santorini, I HAVE to say that this tour is a must. You get SO much information about the island. You see so much of the island. Lilly is the absolute best. She is funny, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable. She will take pictures for you wherever you would like and has specific spots that she will make sure you get pictures at because they are stunning. It really gives you the perfect idea of the island because you get to see so much in one day. We decided to do this tour on the first day and it was a great idea. We got to see places that we knew we would like to come back to when we rented ATVs to explore the island by ourselves. And which places we were pretty sure we saw all there is to offer there. Lilly is the most amazing tour guide. Make sure you book this tour, it will absolutely not disappoint!

The duo staff of Lily and the driver made this tour exceptional. My husband and I had never been to Santorini Island and this was a great overview. Lily speaks from her heart and takes great care of the group. It was an wonderful blend of local history, experiences of wine tasting and beach and ending the day with an Oia sunset.

The trip was great, we got to see all the main spots and had time to wander around, and even to drink wine at one of the island's vineyards. Our guide (sadly her name has gone from my head) was excellent and she told us a lot about the history of the island, as well as some funny anecdotes. It was well worth the money.

Very nice tour of the Island of Santorini with the main villages included. Our tour guide Lily was very friendly and knowledgeable. I absolutely recommend it of you only have a day or so to visit the island.

The guide Lili was great, very funny, entertaining and gave us a lot of information about the island. I would repeat with Lili again