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Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

1. Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Santorini's highlights. Visit the iconic blue-domed churches of Oia, admire the views from Profitis Ilias, and relax on the shores of Perissa Beach before some well-deserved wine tasting. After pickup from your hotel, board the luxury coach and drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island. Take in an incredible panorama of the entire island of Santorini, and the stunning deep blue color of the Aegean Sea while learning about the island´s fascinating volcanic history. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain. Then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, a hidden gem of Santorini. Wander through its winding alleys and immerse yourself in its traditional atmosphere. See typical houses, blue-domed churches, and quaint shops. Walk up to its imposing castle for beautiful vistas of the surrounding area. The next stop is Emporio, where you will join a guided walk and visit the small Venetian fortress. Feel like you’re on the set of Mamma Mia as you discover the many doorways, windows, alleys, and arches of this picturesque medieval village. Continue to Perissa Beach, also known as Black Beach. Here, there will be plenty of free time to go swimming in the sea or have lunch at one of the Greek tavernas facing the beach. Take the opportunity to taste local Santorinian wine, one of the most famous products of the island. Learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a private wine tasting session of 3 wines made of local grape varieties. In the early evening, arrive at the cliff-top village of Oia with its famous blue-domed churches. Embark on a guided walk from Saint George's Church in the most peaceful part of Oia. Learn about Oia´s glorious maritime past and admire elegant captains' mansions and cave-like houses along the way. Once at the bustling castle area, enjoy some free time to take some photos, shop, or have a relaxing drink. Finally, watch an incredible sunset before meeting up with your guide opposite Platsani Church. Board the bus for a relaxing evening journey with drop-off back at your hotel.

Santorini Traditional Villages and Oia Sunset Tour

2. Santorini Traditional Villages and Oia Sunset Tour

Take a break from Santorini’s black sand beaches on a full-day tour of its Minoan excavations, traditional villages, ancient capital and buried settlements. End the day at Oia and watch the sunset from the island’s northernmost tip. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer by air-conditioned coach to the archeological site of Akrotiri. Explore an ancient city that was frozen in time after a volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Step inside with your guide and learn about the Minoan city before the devastating event occurred. Gaze in awe at the ruins of multi-storied buildings that date back to the 16th century, and admire the intricately designed drainage system that hints at a talented civilization far more advanced than its time suggests.  Stroll along the main street, lined with old stores and warehouses from the ancient city. Learn about the traditional ceramic artifacts, such as pithoi (earthenware jugs). After that, continue towards Perissa Beach and enjoy free time to have lunch and relax at one of the longest black sandy beaches in the Cyclades and the most popular beach of Santorini.  Next stop at Emporio Village where you can explore one of the oldest and most authentic traditional villages of Santorini, built like a small labyrinth and visit its medieval fortress (15th century).  Continue toward Santorini Winery. Taste Santorini’s distinctive wines and learn about one of the oldest vineyards in Europe while admiring the spectacular view of the volcano.  Stop at Profitis Ilias Mountain next where you will finish your tour with a short stop at the highest peak of Santorini (567 meters) to admire the striking panoramic view of the entire island. Meet your guide again in the early evening for the transfer to Oia, a quintessential Greek village that’s known for its sugar cube houses and blue-domed churches.  Join the legions who flock to Oia to watch the sunset, and stroll down streets nestled into the side of the cliffs overlooking the spectacular caldera. Follow your guide to the ruins of a Venetian castle, known as the Kastro of Oia, and gaze down from the village and caldera to the sea. Return to the coach for the transfer back to your hotel.

Santorini: Self-Guided Car Exploration Quiz

3. Santorini: Self-Guided Car Exploration Quiz

Come along for an exploration in the volcanic island of Santorini. The exciting history of Santorini stretches back into the prehistoric times encompassing ancient Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman traces. These, combined with the eruptions of its volcano and its reddish hillsides, grant the island its unique character. Let’s discover several picturesque settlements and learn more about the architecture of their smoothed edged, whitewashed houses. During our tour, we' ll see impressive churces that showcase the island’s multicultural flair and enjoy view points with breathtaking view. And don’t forget, this is not just an ordinary car tour. This is a gamified, self-guided exploration experience, where riddles and quizzes for each new place you visit, engage you more with your surroundings and make you discover even more exciting new things in each stop. The best explorer gets the biggest collection of gems and wins special rewards in our network of local souvenir shops and museums. Check out our handpicked collection of shops, they are really something!

From Athens: Santorini Day Tour with Swimming

4. From Athens: Santorini Day Tour with Swimming

The day tour starts early in the morning with our driver picking you up from your hotel in Athens. Accompanied by your leader you will head to Rafina port where you will embark on the ferry that sails to Santorini, crossing the Aegean Sea among the scattered islands of the Cyclades. Upon arrival at the port of Santorini, you will meet a driver who will transfer you to Oia. The famous village is known for its pretty whitewashed houses, and for its sweeping views across the Aegean. Our tour leader will offer an one hour walking tour along the paved street of the settlement that leads to the Castle, the spot overlooking the most famous sunset of the world. After this, the driver will transfer you to Fira, the capital of Santorini island, where you will have a walking tour with the tour leader who will show you the best photo spots of the town. The next destination is the famous black beach of Santorini where you will have free time for lunch and swimming. Depending on the departure time of your flight, the driver will transfer you to the airport of Santorini, so that you fly back to Athens, where our driver will pick you up and transfer you back to you hotel in Athens.

Santorini: Walking Photo Session with Private Photographer

5. Santorini: Walking Photo Session with Private Photographer

Capture your visit to one of Europe's most photogenic places with a 1-hour walking tour accompanied by a professional photographer in Santorini. Go from sight to sight for photo sessions in picturesque locations. Meet your guide in Oia, a scenic village built on the caldera cliffs. Explore the island's sun-bleached, whitewashed buildings overlooking the Aegean Sea. Take a walk through blue-domed churches, narrow streets, and volcanic rock formations of the caldera. Get your photos clicked by a professional portrait and landscape photographer who specializes in telling stories through photography. Your photographer guide will lead you to spots with the best natural light to capture stunning photos while giving you an insider's view of the island. This tour is great for couples, family, friends, and solo travelers. Whether you want to capture your love for each other, your love for the island, or both, your guide will tell your story in a series of intimate, personal shots. Capture memories with the island's unrivaled natural beauty as the perfect backdrop. Take home 40 edited photos of your visit to Santorini's prettiest locales.

From Athens: 2-day Santorini with Ferry Ticket

6. From Athens: 2-day Santorini with Ferry Ticket

Pick up from meeting point (upon agreement) apprx 5.30 a.m. Departure from Rafina port at 7:00 AM. Arrival to Santorini at 13.30 AM. Upon arrival at the port of Santorini, there will be a driver holding a sign with your name. He will transfer you to your hotel. You will then have free time to explore the island, visit the picturesque settlement “Oia” where you can walk along the cobblestone path the leads to castle of Oia. At the end of the path you will have reached the spot from which you will have the unique chance to enjoy the most famous sunset of the world. Take the time to wath the sun diving into the Aegean Sea while painting the sky with purple, pink and orange colors! No words can describe the view and the feelings!An experience that will be perfectly accompanied by a glass of Vinsanto wine, the local liquer produced only in Santorini by dried grapes! On the next, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the port of Santorini, where you will embark on the ferry that sails back to Rafina. From the port of Rafina, another driver will transfer you to your hotel in AThens.

Explore Bygone Santorini: Guided Archaeological Walking Tour

7. Explore Bygone Santorini: Guided Archaeological Walking Tour

Santorini is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The ruins of this ancient settlement are still visible today, and are a must–see destination for anyone interested in the history of the Mediterranean. The city has been an important archaeological site since the Bronze Age and is home to countless ancient settlements and monuments such as the Ancient Thera and the Sanctuary of Artemidoros. This tour in Santorini is an experience you won’t forget. From the breathtaking volcanic landscape to the stunning sunsets, this tour will provide you with lasting memories of the beauty and culture of Greece. With a knowledgeable guide to show you the best of the island, you’ll get an up-close look at the unique architecture, traditional cuisine, and vibrant atmosphere that make Santorini so special. Whether it’s your first time visiting or you’re a returning traveler, this tour is worth your expectations!

Santorini: Oia Sunset Virtual Tour From Your Home

8. Santorini: Oia Sunset Virtual Tour From Your Home

Don't miss out on Santorini, even if you cannot make it to visit in person. Tune in live online from your home or from your cell phone on a virtual tour of Oia at sunset. See and hear a local guide as she wanders through images of charming streets and alleys that the island of Santorini is known for. Take a video walk amidst the amiable neighborhoods and join the local host walking past the most popular attractions of Santorini. Gaze at the golden sun slowly fading away in real-time. View the white-washed churches in Oia with the bright blue domes. As you hear your guide talking about the island and the history of Oia village, admire the caldera formations on the mind-boggling volcanic island. Observe local life and the traditional architecture of cycladic houses. With the help of the guide, get a good understanding of the island on your travel wishlist. As the tour comes to an end, catch a glimpse of the Ammoudi port below Oia in its full beauty. Take in the majestic views during the unforgettable Santorini sunset.

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What people are saying about Oia castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 665 reviews

The tour is very enjoying. The guide Athena is very professional, kind and amazing ! Her beautiful voice really pleasant and she introduce us all the history of Santorini , we learned a lot . Highly recommend

The value of the trip is amazing ! Our tour guide, Elisa, is very knowledgeable about the island and proud of her job. Recommended to someone looking to learn about tour some great points around the island.

Tour was very good. It has several places of interest around the island and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

very informative, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly and it's definitely worth the time and money.

It's good..gets busy for the back in time to the bus..