Firostefani, Santorini
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Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

1. Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

Start the day with a traditional Greek coffee after meeting with a local food guide in the square of Firostefani village (next to Fira). Walk towards the famous blue-domed church of Santorini (the perfect spot for photos) followed by a sample of local mezes in a traditional tavern. Walk towards Fira on a footpath on the caldera's edge with sea and volcano views. A glass of local beer is the perfect welcome to the capital of Santorini. Follow your guide through the historical alleyways and paths with several stops for samples of local treats, including olive oil and souvlaki. Visit the daily market with fresh fish and vegetables. Enjoy a midday meal at a tavern with caldera views. Try the sweetest Loukoumades. Experience both the Mediterranean and Santorini sides of Greek cuisine. Meet locals, from the tavern owners to local farmers, souvlaki griller to honey producers. 

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

2. 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. 

Santorini: Fira Town Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Santorini: Fira Town Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

Explore the charming streets of Fira on this guided walking tour. Try local wines, visit artisan shops and enjoy a cable car ride to the old port.>Meet your local guide and stroll through the white cobbled streets of Fira, where you’ll feel the old-world charm blended in with modern-day comforts. Visit Gold Street with the most interesting and beautiful jewelry on display, watch a leather sandal workshop, and feature local art galleries. Grab a handmade ice cream and walk a short section of the famous Santorini donkey roads. Pass through the Venetian district surrounded by numerous churches overlooking the caldera and reach Fira’s cable car. Enjoy a 5-minute panoramic cable car from the top of caldera down to the picturesque old port. Walk at the edge of Caldera to reach the blue dome church in Firostefani. At the end of the tour, get introduced to a wine restaurant located in the heart of Fira, where there is a unique wine cellar with renowned but also rare local wines, as well as Alcoholic beverages collected from all over the world. Wine tasting is optional.

Santorini: Private Photography Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

4. Santorini: Private Photography Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

Meet your friendly local guide, and get ready to experience fabulous Santorini through its unique tastes and magnificent picturesque spots. The day will start with a stroll around Fira, Santorini’s capital to spot uninterrupted views to Santorini Caldera while your guide will share with you Santorini’s ‘explosive’ stories! Continuing your tour, stop in a vantage point to admire the photogenic Blue Dome of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, the most-renowned Google and postcard location of Santorini. Do not get surprised if Beyonce or Lady Gaga takes selfies next to you! Either way, capture the best photos there and blow up your Instagram account! Later on, you’ll head to Oia, reasonably the most popular village of Santorini due to its dramatic setting at the edge of the steep cliff and its charismatic beauty. Stroll around cobblestone alleyways with whitewashed houses and Oia’s three bells Blue Domes, and click your cameras at our “local-secret” viewpoint spots! Next in the itinerary, you’ll move inland to the postcard-pretty village of Pyrgos, the former capital of Santorini where you’ll explore its pastel-colored houses, the old churches and vineyards and through the windy pathways, you’ll walk all the way up the ruins of a mediaeval castle so as to admire great vistas. Going downhill to the village, it’s time to relax your muscles in a lovely spot where you’ll wake up those taste buds with local seasonal mezedes (our Greek tapas) such as tomato fritters, fava, white eggplant, Apochti (cold cut) and Chlorotyri (local cheese). Once you’ve filled your belly, we’ll head to our next view point at the edge of the island. We’ll stop at one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, the Akrotiri Lighthouse, which dates back to 1892 and according to many, boasts the best views in all of Santorini! This tour wouldn’t be complete without tasting exceptional Santorini wines, being globally famous as the world’s oldest and with an exclusive character due to the volcanic conditions and specific cultivation techniques. Enjoy not one or two but four premium wines during a tasting session in a local winery with dazzling caldera views and a selection of local cuts and cheeses. Don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best of your trip to amazing Santorini. How you help the local community by joining this tour: You support local farmers and help preserve Satorini’s culinary traditions by sampling food locally sourced from Santorini and nearby islands. You visit 100% locally owned and run stores. At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally produced crafts and edibles. By visiting a local winery that follows traditional methods, you promote Santorini’s indigenous varieties of grapes and local ancient pruning techniques.

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What people are saying about Firostefani, Santorini

Loved this walking food tour. Our guide was amazing! We went on this tour the afternoon of our arrival to Santorini. Not only did this give us a chance to walk around town, our guide provided both insight and history into Santorini and gave us tips of places to go and things to see. The food was delicious and we were super stuffed by the end of the tour!!! We returned to a number of the restaurants we visited during this tour so it's a great way to get insight into great food in Fira. Highly recommend this tour.

Ari was just amazing! This was without a doubt the best tour I have ever been on! The food was great, the restaurants were great, the rest of the tour group were wonderful. No getting on and off a tour bus! We walked a short distance between 2 connected towns on the Caldera stopping at restaurants and taverns. If you only do one tour this is it! We were definitely full of great food. Thank you Ari!

We highly recommend this walking food tour with Arist! He is so personable and caring that everyone has a great time. The food is excellent, the beer and wine fun. The views are out of this world in Santorini and he has everything ready and waiting with a great setting. Don't miss it.

Dimi took us to spots we would’ve never found, and everything was delicious! Great value, we had so much food and beverages. Bonus was that Dimi is very knowledgeable about the history of the island and the food. Definitely recommend this tour.

This was a wonderful tour around the island. Our guide was a pleasure to get to know and was very accommodating to what we wanted to do and see. Had a great tour with a little extra bonus time at the beach!