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  1. Greece
  2. Cyclades
  3. Santorini

Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

Product ID: 212511
Explore quiet villages and enjoy scenic views on this 5-hour private journey. Travel in the comfort of a deluxe minivan with an expert local guide/driver. You will encounter ancient cities, a traditional winery and volcanic landscapes on this scenic tour.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

Your hotel or nearest point accessible by car - the cruise port top cable car exit. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name written on it - airport/port arrival terminal.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the famous excavations of the pre-historic town of Akrotiri
  • Experience breathtaking views from the Prophet Elias Monastery
  • Explore the quaint village of Pyrgos
  • Sample 4 wine varieties accompanied by a cheese platter at the estate argyros winery
  • Relax on the Kamari black-sand beach
Full description
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.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour with a driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned deluxe minivan
  • Cold bottled water
  • Refreshing wet hand tissues
  • Maps and live commentary
  • Tasting of 4 local wine varieties and local tapas
  • Akrotiri Archaeological Site entrance fee
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cable car tickets if arriving by cruise ship
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Lunch at a seaside restaurant (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your hotel or nearest point accessible by car - the cruise port top cable car exit. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name written on it - airport/port arrival terminal.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• At the time of booking please provide your hotel name and location or your cruise ship name and arrival time (you will receive an email from the local partner with pickup details)
• The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences

From US$ 283.56 Per group up to 1

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Santorini Road Trips

Product ID: 212511