Firostefani, Santorini
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Santorini: Private Day Tour with Guide

1. Santorini: Private Day Tour with Guide

Your first destination will be the scenic villages of Oia. Feast your eyes on the spectacular sunset and admire the unique Cycladic architecture displayed in the houses and churches. Immerse yourselves in this idyllic atmosphere. Continue your exploration to Firostefani, where you will visit the famous Blue Dome Church, a true icon of the island. Discover many natural wonders and go all the way up to the summit Mount Profitis Ilias, home to the monastery of the same name. This is the highest point of the island and words cannot describe the stunning views of the island, the caldera, and the neighboring islands from this altitude. The next stop will be Megalochori. With its warm atmosphere, historical mansions, and pirate hideaways, it is one of the most picturesque and traditional villages of the island. Visit the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri. Preserved by volcanic ash, the primeval houses and their contents allow you to time travel and give a unique insight into life in antiquity. The island is also famous for its wine-making tradition. Make a stop at Venetsanos Winery and try the splendid local varieties that Santorini is famous for. Complete your tour by making a stop at the famous Red Beach and Black Beach. If you are not in the mood to go swimming, you can sit back and admire the impressive red rock formations at Red Beach and the crystal waters adorned by the black sands of Black Beach.

Santorini: Private Catamaran Tour with BBQ Meal and Drinks

2. Santorini: Private Catamaran Tour with BBQ Meal and Drinks

Explore the shores of Santorini on a private catamaran cruise from the southern port of Vlihada. View sights like Red beach, Indian Rock, the Venetian lighthouse and the volcano crater. Sit down to an authentic Greek meal paired with local wines, beers and soft drinks.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and transferred to the comfortable catamaran. Set sail from the southern port of Vlihada and follow the coastline until you reach Red beach in Akrotiri. Capture pictures of the unique reddish hue of the beach. Cruise to White beach and stop to snorkel through the crystal-clear waters and explore the local reefs. Head past the stunning 19th-century Venetian lighthouse, and the unique rock formations like Indian. Admire picturesque white houses hang from the cliffs, the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kammeni. Have the option of sailing to the traditional villages of Fira, Firostefani, and Imerovigli. Sail around the crater of the volcano and soak in the therapeutic hot springs.   Continue to the island of Palia Kammeni where the boat will stop for swimming at a private bay. Be served a delectable meal of barbeque chicken, fish fillets, shrimps, Greek salads, tzatziki dips, and appetizers accompanied with local wine, beers and cold beverages. Return to your accommodation in Santorini at the end of your tour.

Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

3. 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: Guided 4-Hour Island Tour

4. Santorini: Guided 4-Hour Island Tour

Your journey starts from Santo Winery, which is a must-see area when visiting Santorini. Santorini is known for its wine varieties, and also boasts a long history of wine tradition. Following that, you’ll drive through the village of Pyrgos, which is the old capital of the island. There you will take a walk along the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle. Following that, you will go to the village of Firostefani in order to enjoy the breathtaking views of the volcano. You will also be able to take in views of the nearby islands and the rest of the Aegean Sea. You will then go to Oia, a picturesque village known for its captivating sunset, candy-colored houses, blue-domed churches, and lovely shops. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your accommodation.

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

5. 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: Private Group Sightseeing Tour

6. Santorini: Private Group Sightseeing Tour

After being collected from your accommodation you will make your way to the archaeological museum and ancient excavations in Akrotiri. There you will learn about life before and after the Santorini volcano eruption on the island of Thira. Following that you will experience the popular Red Beach, where you'll have enough time for swimming and relaxing, and can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the divine landscape. A few meters below there is the different landscape of Black Beach, where you can swim some more and take photos. Pyrgos is your next stop. Its paved and narrow pathways hidden between many old traditional stone houses give you the sense that you are walking in an ancient town labyrinth. This village is located at the highest point of the island and just a few meters below the Monastery of Prophet Elias, which has been standing since 1711. Next, experience wine tasting in an area where the unique grapes have been voted many times as one of the better varieties from around the world. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the most exquisite and tasteful wine flavors such as Visanto, Nychteri, and Assyrtiko. The traditional settlement of Firostefani is your next tour stop, where you can admire the magnificent views of the breathtaking caldera of Santorini. You'll also have the opportunity to see the famous and frequently photographed “Blue Dome”, the old orthodox church covered by a blue dome. Your final stop is the cosmopolitan village of Oia, which is located on the northern edge of the island. Walking over the paved paths in this pure blue and white village is an extremely unique experience, and is bound to provide you with many photographic opportunities. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be driven back to your hotel in Santorini.

Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

7. Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Unravel the architectural beauty of Oia, perched on the steep edge of the caldera. See a cascade of beautiful cave houses. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views from the Venetian castle ruins on this private guided tour of Santorini. Make your way through the narrow cobblestone streets as blue-domed churches break the display of white. Admire the blooming flowers that appear on adorable little balconies. Let your guide show you the highest viewpoint of Profitis Ilias mountain for a majestic view of the Aegean Sea. Locate beautiful bell towers at the village of Megalochori. Learn about Santorini's local life, culture, and religion. Conclude the tour at a traditional Santorini winery. Indulge in the authentic flavors of the island as you sip on local wine made from grapes grown in the volcanic soil.

Santorini: Popular Destinations Private Tour with Guide

8. Santorini: Popular Destinations Private Tour with Guide

On this tour, you'll be immersed in the warm and relaxed atmosphere of picturesque villages, admire local architectural styles, witness breathtaking panoramas, discover locations of historical interest and, in the process, grasp the very essence of the island. A highlight tour such as this would not be complete without a stop at Oia. This idyllic village on the Caldera slope captures the essence of what the island is all about, unrivalled beauty, warm and tranquil atmosphere, traditional local architecture, majestic views. You'll also stop at Firostefani, the ‘Crown of Fira’. Deriving its name from its elevated position, this village offers some of the best views of the island. This location is also home to the Blue Domed Church, a prominent icon of the island that you surely have seen adorning the cover of many a travel guide. Dating back to 1711, the Monastery of Prophet Ilias is a major highlight of the island and awaits visitors at the highest point, 600 meters above sea level. The Monastery is a place of great historical significance, with its churches, chapels, bell tower and wealth of various ecclesiastical items from the 18th century. The tour, of course, cannot omit Megalochori, a true gem of the island. This village is a treat for those seeking tranquillity, with its charming and inviting ambience, cobblestone streets, churches in typical Cycladic architecture and white-washed houses, all soaked in old-world magic. The 4-hour Highlight Tour may be offered in the morning or in the evening.

Santorini: Highlights & Wine Tasting Private Full-Day Tour

9. Santorini: Highlights & Wine Tasting Private Full-Day Tour

Your private tour starts from the northern part of Santorini island, where the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli are located. You will experience the endless panoramic views of Caldera, Thirasia Island and the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kameni, and will also have the opportunity to take pictures of the typical white houses and blue domed churches. You will have the chance to visit the wine museum Koutsogiannopoulos, which is located within a natural cave. It is 8 meters below ground, 300 meter long and has a labyrinth-like shape. The wine museum presents the history of wine and the life of vine-growers in Santorini from 1660 to 1970. Here, visitors can learn about the history of wine, and at the end you will also be presented with the opportunity to taste a variety of 4 famous local wines. You will then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias mountain, 1500 feet above sea level and with 360 degree views of the island and the Aegean Sea. Later on you will head towards the traditional settlement of Megalochori, where you can explore it walking through the traditional alleys and seeing the local houses and architecture. Your last 2 stops will be in the unique Red Beach which is full of red iron volcanic lava rocks. It is home to the famous 4-kilometer long black sand beach.

Santorini: Private 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

10. Santorini: Private 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Take a private 6-hour tour to discover the highlights of Santorini with an expert local driver/guide. Your tour begins with a scenic journey to Oia, admiring the panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Stop in Firostefani along the way to visit its famous church.   Once you arrive in Oia, walk through the narrow streets of this beautiful hill-top village to admire the traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. Continue to a traditional winery to learn about the ancient art of viniculture, and to taste famous local wines.  Afterwards, drive through Pyrgos village to arrive at Profitis Ilias Monastery, built on the summit of Profitis Ilias Mount. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views before heading down to the red-sand beach to take some photos of the colorful sand.  Finish your tour at the Black Beach of Perissa, on the southern coast of the island, where you can enjoy an optional lunch at a restaurant recommended by your driver. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or preferred location on Santorini.

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What people are saying about Firostefani, Santorini

What a beautiful and magnificent day we had in Santorini. Everything was perfect. Our driver Arthur was extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the entire Island of Santorini and the history and country of Greece. Arthur spoke Excellant English and was so fun to have host us around the island. He called us in advance to confirm our reservations and to plan our day. Arthur was there to greet us at our agreed upon time and location (in fact he was there one hour prior to our agreed upon time). He set up and amazing lunch for us at the small fishing Village of Oia. The food was amazing, fresh and the service staff was warm and friendly. Arthur took us to several “secret and off the beaten path” look out’s where we had magnificent views of Santorini and the Greek Coast. We also visited the “Red Beach” and the “Black Beach” which were fun to see. On the highest point of Santorini is a monastery with magnificent views of the island. The van was spotless, comfortable and spacious!

The absolutely perfect travel companion for Santorini. Although we always had special requests, which were always fulfilled, our two travel companions were always very, very friendly and also incredibly competent. It was just incredibly fun.

This tour was incredible! The crew was super friendly, and the boat was lovely. We really enjoyed the freedom of being able to stop wherever we wanted for as long as we wanted. And the food was amazing! I highly recommend this activity.

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!

We absolutely loved the whole crew! An amazing experience