1. Greece
  2. Cyclades
  3. Oia
  4. Akrotíri

Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

Product ID: 72422
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See the top sights of Santorini on a private tour by Mercedes minibus. Admire the famous Santorini Caldera, visit the Venetsanos Winery and more.
About this activity
Duration: 5.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your hotel or nearest point accessible by vehicle, the cable-car station at Fira, or the airport arrival terminal. If you are coming to Santorini from Athens or other Greek islands on a day trip, the tour can offer you a complimentary airport/port pickup and drop off service upon request, the meeting point for cruise ship travelers, is at the exit of the cable car in Fira town. The guide will wait for you with a sign bearing your name.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient ruins at Akrotiri
  • Taste Santorini wines on an outdoor terrace with stunning views
  • Visit the famous Blue Dome Church in Firostefani
Full description
This 6-hour tour is priced for a group of up to 4 people, and the itinerary is flexible, with various optional stops. The first stop on your private tour is to take in views of the Santorini Caldera and hear commentary from your guide on its formation. 

Continue through scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. You’ll also visit 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. Continue to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level.

Next on the itinerary is a visit to the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos. Take a guided walk along narrow paths, so you can see how the locals live. You can then take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations: the site of a prehistoric Bronze Age city that was frozen in time by ash from the Minoan volcanic eruption. You will explore the ruins on your own as your guide is not permitted inside (admission fees are also at own expense).

Take time to admire the Red and Black beaches on this tour, as well as an optional winery visit to Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery, where you can taste local wine and enjoy caldera with a view from the top of the winery.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide, private local tour guide during the whole tour for groups of 4 or more people
  • Pick-up and drop off (at designated locations)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Akrotiri (€12)
  • Entry/Admission to Venetsanos Winery and Estate Argyros

Prepare for the activity

Important information
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

From US$ 420.77 Per group up to 1

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 194 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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The best tour in order to see the WHOLE island of Santorini.

The excellent review begins and ends with our tour guide, Constantinos. He was punctual, kind, flexible, funny, smart, and overall a great person to be our Santorini liason. Having already hiked from Fira to Oia the previous day, we had already seen some sights, so he made sure that we weren't repetitive and gave great recommendations to add to the private tour such as the Akrotiri ruins and finishing at the Venetsanos Winery which was beautiful. Along with the amazing views and pictures, Constantinos (being a local teacher) really taught us a lot about the history of Santorini, covering several topics - very informative! We were very entertained and comfortable throughout the tour and we would HIGHLY recommend this service.

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October 14, 2019

Excellent guide & experience

We had the perfect guide & driver. They took us to all the highlights of Santorini. The selection they had for us to see was excellent. While not possible to see all of Santorini in one day, we hit the highlights. We loved it. I'm happy we selected this tour.

October 13, 2019

The communication by emailing was quick and the company also gave confirmation instructions the day before . Our guide Constantinos did a great job of bringing us to all the beautiful places in Santorini. We covered the things we wanted to do during our 6hrs! He talked in good English sharing his great knowledge about many aspects of Greece which we enjoyed. He was punctual and drove well! Thanks!

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October 8, 2019

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