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Santorini - 5 Hours Most Attractive Sightseing Island Tour

1. Santorini - 5 Hours Most Attractive Sightseing Island Tour

You will be collected early in the morning from your hotel on Santorini Island and driven in a luxury, modern, minivan with WiFi and air conditioning to the most attractive sightseeing spots on the island.  Augmented reality maps will be provided for free to passengers in order to give you the opportunity to get more information via your mobile phone about the sites. Your first stop is the Akrotiri Archaeological Site and museum in Akrotiri where you can feel the atmosphere of the island's volcanic eruption days and also see ancient ruins.  Then you will drive to the nearby Red Beach which is popular because of its amazing pure and volcanic red rocks formation. Here you can take some time to swim and relax. Then, you will head to Black Beach in Perissa to swim, relax, or have a meal at one of the seafront bars. Next up, enjoy a wine tasting in Venetsanos Winery. You will have the opportunity to try some of the most excellent local wines in quality and flavor, such as Vinsanto, Nichteri, and Assyrtiko. End the tour with stops in Pyrgos and Oia, the most traditional villages in Santorini.  Here, you'll have enough time to explore and admire the Cycladic architecture and Greek hospitality, walk in the narrow pathways next to blue and white old and traditional houses, go shopping, or relax and admire the breathtaking views of the island of Caldera.

Santorini: Private Day Cruise

2. Santorini: Private Day Cruise

Set out on a morning sailing adventure. Depart from the picturesque settlement of Oia at the postcard-like Ammoudi port. The morning cruise takes you to the volcanic archipelago and allows you to see up close the islet of Thirassia. Enjoy a great swim here. Continue to the volcanic islands and hot springs with therapeutic water for snorkeling or swimming. Sail along the emblematic Caldera coastline, by the Black Rock of the Indian and the lunar-shaped beaches of the island. Admire the unearthly Black Mountain Beach, White Beach and Red Beach, which is where lunch, dessert, and wine are served. Finish the cruise at the picturesque beach of Vlychada.

Santorini: Luxury Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Open Bar

3. Santorini: Luxury Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Open Bar

Depart from the picturesque beach of Vlychada. Sail along Red Beach, White Beach, Black Mountain Beach, and the lighthouse south of the Caldera.  Continue along the Caldera coastline to the volcanic islands and the famous hot springs for snorkeling and swimming. Be left breathless while sailing along the beautiful coastline admiring the unique Caldera. Make your last stop at Thirassia Island for dinner with wine and dessert. On the return to the port of Ammoudi, admire the spectacular colors of the world-famous Santorini sunset. 

Santorini: Luxury Motoryacht Cruise

4. Santorini: Luxury Motoryacht Cruise

Feel the breeze, sunlight, waves, and adrenaline all at once on a luxury motor yacht cruise around Santorini. Start with a private transfer from your hotel and arrive at the marina where your Fairline Targa 43 motor yacht awaits. The captain will welcome you on board and help you create a curated trip to visit all the highlights of the south coast of Santorini and the Caldera. On this cruise, the luxurious deck of the motor yacht is your private oasis. The staff onboard will be offering quality mezedes (Greek finger food), local wine, beer, and refreshments. Cruise towards the island's colorful beaches while the crew shares all of Santorini's secrets, its history, and how the beautiful scenery and shape are the result of volcanic activity years ago. You can choose where to stop and for how long. You will have plenty of time to swim and snorkel. See the famous Red Beach and take pictures of its reddish hues and wild cliff formations. Cruise along the sandy shores of White Beach, surrounded by bright limestone cliffs, and dive into the pristine waters of Mesa Pigadia, the Black Beach. Close by, admire stunning views of the caves and impressive rock formations of the Indian Rocks, which are accessible only by boat. Cruise past the 18th-century Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri, located on the southwestern tip of the island, and continue your journey by entering the waters of Santorini’s caldera. The view here, of the villages on the cliff, creates a postcard-perfect portrait that looks like a distant snow-capped mountain range. The yacht will then head towards the renowned Volcano for a stop at the sulfur-rich hot springs for a relaxing dip into its healing and detoxifying waters. Another stop for swimming beneath the breathtaking cliff of Oia is highly recommended. For lunch or dinner, this journey brings you to Thirasia, a charming island with fewer than 200 inhabitants. Visit a traditional restaurant where you can choose from 3 different menus, featuring meat, fish, or vegetarian options. A fine dining experience can also be arranged at a restaurant in Thirasia at an extra cost.

Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

5. Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

Get picked up from a location of your choice on Santorini and meet your private driver/guide. Decide with your guide which sights you would like to see on this fully-customizable tour. The below itinerary is just offered as an example.  First, stop in the traditional village of Firostefani famous for its blue-domed churches. See and learn about the geological formation of the island, and the genesis, and history of Santorini.  Continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Next, head to Profitis Ilias, which is the highest hill in Santorini. From its top at 567 m, enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. There, you are able to visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and a Greek Orthodox chapel, listen to the sounds of Byzantine music and get a taste of their hand-made products.  Alternatively, opt to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan village that was buried by the island’s colossal volcanic eruption. Don't miss the chance to see the incredible, well-preserved remnants of the settlement for yourself. Afterward, head to Red Beach, named for its distinctively colored sand. On your way to the south, stop to explore the famous black beaches and its nice viewpoint. Take many beautiful pictures of this unique landscape. Lastly, wind your tour down with an indulgent stop at a local winery. Santorini has produced its own wine since ancient times, and sampling its product is the perfect way to get a taste of the island's history.

Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

6. 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. After two or three glasses of wine, be returned to your accommodation.

Santorini: Private Sunset Cruise

7. Santorini: Private Sunset Cruise

Depart from the picturesque beach of Vlychada. Sail along Red Beach, White Beach, Black Mountain Beach, and the lighthouse south of the Caldera.  Continue along the Caldera coastline to the volcanic islands and the famous hot springs for snorkeling and swimming. Be left breathless while sailing along the beautiful coastline admiring the unique Caldera. Make your last stop at Thirassia Island for dinner with wine and dessert. On the return to the port of Ammoudi, admire the spectacular colors of the world-famous Santorini sunset. 

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

8. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

Adapt the tour to your personal interests and preferences; the itinerary presented below is just a suggestion. Start by being picked up from the location of your choice. Make the first stop in Firostefani, well known for the famous blue dome church where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the volcanic caldera. On your way to Oia, marvel at the characteristic architecture of the famous picturesque village. Visit the old Venetian castle, and explore its interior. Enjoy free time to stroll around the town and sip refreshments by the caldera. Next, head to Profitis Ilias which offers a unique 360° panoramic view of the island and is an ideal spot to take amazing photos. Visit the 300 years old monastery and taste some of the local delicacies and handmade products. After this, stop at Black Beach, a unique volcanic beach where you can swim, enjoy water sports, or have a delicious lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea. Continue on the to Akrotiri Archaeological Site located on the southern edge of the island. 

From Perissa: Santorini Guided E-Bike Village Tour & Sunset

9. From Perissa: Santorini Guided E-Bike Village Tour & Sunset

The journey starts by pedaling across the Black beach coastline where one can witness a breathtaking view. Then we navigate ourselves through mesmerizing pathways and vineyards to the heart of Santorini where we enjoy a one-of-a-kind sunset view. We then reach the traditional village of Megalochori, where we make a stop for a refreshment at the local cafeterias. Having refreshed ourselves we continue to the picturesque settlement of Emporio. This is a unique Cycladic village with white-blue washed houses & traditional alleys. There you get to stroll around and witness the unique beauty that the settlement has. Finally, we return back by following a route through ancient Thira.

Santorini: Island Highlights Private Tour with Transfer

10. Santorini: Island Highlights Private Tour with Transfer

Our first stop will be the village of Oia, the most famous village of Santorini on the north side of the island. At this unique place, visitors can admire the historical houses which have been built in niches inside the volcanic bedrock and the blue-roofed churches. Moreover, the adorable views from this location will make you feel relaxed and will give you the chance to take the first photos for your album. Next stop on our tour-schedule is the village of Firostefani, the “crown of Fira”, which owes its name to its elevated position. The stunning views of Fira and the volcano from the village will stay in your memory for good. We will go on for a photo shooting visit of the famous Blue Domed Church, an iconic church that has adorned the cover of so many guidebooks of Santorini. Another unforgettable experience is awaiting at Profitis Ilias, once we reach the summit of Mountain Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah), the highest point of Santorini at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level. Here, we will explore the area of the homonymous historical monastery and take more photographs of the panoramic view from this amazing vantage point. The village of Pyrgos, which is located at the foot of Mountain Profitis Ilias, will be the first traditional village of our tour. This place offers us trademark panoramic views of both sides of Santorini, while it retains features of the Venetian rule. Moreover, the traditional Cycladic houses and pathways placed all around the old Venetian castle make Pyrgos Village a place not to be missed. Furthermore, a stop that must not be excluded from the full day private tour is Akrotiri Archaeological Site. This specific site is one of the most significant prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. Please notice that Akrotiri had once been a major city before it was covered in ash by volcanic eruptions. Luckily, the ash has preserved structures and their contents, allowing us to admire this wonder of antiquity. Afterwards, our driver – guide will be pleased to take you to the unique Red Beach just to get a glimpse of the red volcanic rocks. These rocks were created by geological formation processes that are still active. At this point of our tour it will be our pleasure to take you for a swim at the dazzling crystal clear waters of the famous Black Beach (also known as Perissa) if you wish. This seaside area actually forms the tip of the long black sand beach of Perivolos and is, without a doubt, the busiest and most remarkable beach of Santorini.

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Brilliant day out - very informative, friendly and happy to follow our itinerary. Very accommodating of our timings and helpful when we decided to stay longer in Fira - he made sure we had contact details etc to arrange our own journey back. I would definitely recommend this.

Jessica was an excellent tour guide - she was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about everything. She also catered the tour to our liking and was flexible with whatever we wanted to do. John, the driver, was super kind and friendly as well!

Wonderful service and exceptional skills and professionalism- Jorge, John and Katerina were all amazing! A must do trip. And - the food was a bonus.

A great trip visiting some wonderful places. The guide/driver was excellent with his knowledge and help during the trip.

Excelent mannaging and service aboard! Highly recommend.