Private tour

Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

Private tour

Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

From US$ 204.62 per person


See the top sights of Santorini on a private tour by Mercedes minibus and explore the entire island at your own pace. Customize your departure point and tour according to your individual interests.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The driver will hold a sign with your last name. Meet your driver at your hotel or the nearest point accessible by vehicle. For cruise ship travelers, your driver will wait for you with a sign with your name at the top of the cable car exit in Fira town.
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  • Embark on a journey by car with a private driver to explore the entire island
  • Savor Santorini wines and local food and spend a few hours like a local
  • Visit the famous Blue Dome Church in Firostefani and stroll through Imerovigli
  • Experience Oia, the most visited and popular village in Santorini for tourists
  • Discover top attractions and customize your trip according to your interests
Full description

Enjoy the first stop of the tour at Santorini Caldera and learn all about the details of its formation. Then, continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Explore the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. Make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards. Explore the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level. Discover the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos and chose one of them. Take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations. Also, you can choose an optional winery and visit Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery, to taste the local wine. Admire the panoramic views, swim at the picturesque red or black sandy beaches, and relax over lunch at the seaside restaurant.

  • Driver-guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry to Akrotiri (€12, can be paid onsite)
  • Entry to Venetsanos Winery and Estate Argyros (can be paid on site)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult, infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • An average amount of easy walking is involved
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
  • No-shows cannot be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 249 reviews

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This was probably the highlight of our entire vacation! Our guide was an actual archeologist which made for the most epic experience on the island. We saw every highlight we could have wanted and then had lunch at a local favorite right on the black sand beach per the guides recommendation. The fish might actually have been the best I have ever had and the view was unparalleled!

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October 15, 2022

We highly recommend this activity. We were picked up promptly at our hotel and dropped off after our tour. The vehicle was more than comfortable and our guide and driver were polite and informative. We took this on our first day in Santorini and highly recommend this timing. We did not rent a car so it was a chance to go all over the island and see many villages (including Oia of course). We also went to the Monastery grounds on the highest point on the island and it was just lovely. We had a fabulous lunch at a restaurant (Mario) on the Black Beach. It was one of our favorite meals we had in Greece. We learned so much about the island and saw so much just in this one trip. We highly, highly recommend this activity as a best way to get to know and see all of Santorini and get lots of good history and information along the way!! It was a perfect and fun day run smoothly with a polite and friendly guide. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! We loved everything about this tour!!

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October 1, 2022

Nick was super informative and clearly knew about Santorini and its history. He was very friendly and fun to hang out with. His background in archaeology provided a great reference for the ruins at Akrotiri and the history of Greece in general. Our driver Takis knew the island intimately and took us to some hidden gems. These guys are highly recommended.

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August 16, 2022

Product ID: 72422