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  • Island Bus Tour: The Majestic Spots Of Santorini

    1. Island Bus Tour: The Majestic Spots Of Santorini

    Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery. Next, discover Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Continue to Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most significant archaelogical sites in the area. Akrotiri is a vast structure, once inhabited by 200 families and preserved under the volcano’s lava. Then, you will have some free time (approx 40 minutes) at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountains and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price). Fira town comes next, the capital of the island where strolling around will give you the opportunity to take magnificent pictures of the Caldera. Shop or enjoy traditional Santorinian cuisine. The last stop is Oia village for the world’s most famous sunset.

    Was able to see the whole island and the guide was awesome. So personable. You could tell she cared about her clients.

  • From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

    2. From Heraklion Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

    Explore Santorini by boat on this day trip from Crete. Take part in a guided bus tour of the island, walk through charming villages, and witness stunning views.

    Your experience starts off from Crete on the luxurious high-speed catamaran "Champion Jet 2." On arrival at Thiras port, you'll board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with your experienced guides who will provide information about the island and its history.

    Your first stop is the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea. Next, visit the island’s capital Fira, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque alleys, admire the incomparable Aegean architecture, shop, or simply enjoy a drink.

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    Schön war es aber... Gedrengl auf dem Schiff, zu wenig Zeit auf Santorini. Für alle nach uns: -Start und Tickets -> gleich neben dem Parkplatz 2

  • From Rethymno Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

    3. From Rethymno Port: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

    Your experience starts off from Crete on the luxurious high-speed catamaran "Champion Jet 2." On arrival at Thiras port, you'll board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with your experienced guides (Russian, English, German, French, Polish, and Italian) who will provide information about the island and its history. Your first stop is the unique village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the Caldera rim, Oia offers magnificent views of houses studded along the volcanic rock hillside overlooking both the Mediterranean and Aegean sea. Next, visit the island’s capital Fira, where you will have plenty of free time to explore the picturesque alleys, admire the incomparable Aegean architecture, shop, or simply enjoy a drink. Then, you have the choice of spending more time in Fira, visiting the magnificent black beach of Perivolos, or taking a boat tour of the Caldera (subject to availabilit...

  • Cruise Traveller's Shore Excursion

    4. Cruise Traveller's Shore Excursion

    After getting off the ship, reach the top of Fira by cable car to meet your escort and begin your private shore excursion tour. The escort will have a suggested itinerary for you, however you may change the schedule as you wish.  For your first stop, the guide will suggest a trip to Prophet Elias Mountain, the highest point in Santorini. There, you will have a panoramic view of the island as well as the Prophet Elias Monastery.  Next, head to the Akrotiri Excavations, the so-called Prehistoric Pompei or Lost Atlantis, an important Minoan Bronze Age settlement of the Aegean which was destroyed by a huge eruption during 17th century BC. The settlement was buried under the volcanic ash, which has preserved the whole city in perfect conditions.  Next you can have a short photo stop at the famous volcanic Red Beach, well known for its unique sand color and soaring red lav...

    This was a fantastic way to see Santorini! Our guide, Magdaleni, was so enthusiastic and made it a real joy. Highly recommend this as it was a small group of four and we had an amazing day!!

  • Santorini: 6 to 8-Hour Private Tour

    5. Santorini: 6 to 8-Hour Private 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 famous local wines. You will then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias mountain, 1500...

  • Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

    6. 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 ...

  • Santorini: Private Day Tour with Guide

    7. 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 primev...

    Highly recommended! We have been to a lot of wine tours but this one is extraordinary

  • Santorini: Private Island Tour with Traditional Lunch

    8. Santorini: Private Island Tour with Traditional Lunch

    After pickup, your first stop is the picturesque village of Oia. Built on the slope of the Caldera, it gives you incredible views over the blue sea and traditional Cycladic houses. You'll also visit Firostefani, The Crown of Fira, to see the Blue Domed Church and more stunning views of the island.  Then head to the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Perched on top of the highest mountain on the island and dating back to 1711, it is a place of great historical interest and a perfect spot for photos. Next you'll see the old settlement of Megalochori and enjoy its warm and inviting atmosphere. Dating back to the 17th century, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the island, featuring historical mansions, traditional architecture, and pirate hideaways. Continue to the famous Red Beach, with its distinctive red volcanic rock formations. You'll also see Black Beach, a long black sand beach...

  • Accessible Santorini Private Tour

    9. Accessible Santorini Private Tour

    Santorini is famous for its breathtaking views, volcanic landscapes and unique architecture. However, it is not a friendly place for the wheelchair user because of the numerous steps and narrow cobbled streets of the island’s villages and the steep hills of the countryside. This tour is here to make Santorini accessible for you. You will be transferred with a mini van equipped with a special ramp that will transport the wheelchair user safely and comfortably to the island's best attractions. A tour leader will accompany you and make sure you enjoy Santorini in the best possible way. The tour leader will take you to the island's best spots, where you will experience breathtaking views without having to climb stairs, you will have the chance to experience wine tasting in a local winery, you will visit an important archaeological museum, or even enjoy a meal or drink at an accessible rest...

  • Santorini: Guided 4-Hour Island Tour

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

My tour experience was beyond expectations, I don't remember correctly her name, but she was incredibly knowledgeable. Highly recommended tour. They pick-up me on the exact location and exact timing where they instructed me to wait.

We had a guide who spoke good French, pleasant and smiling, who explained to us the creation of the island of Santorini, and recommended a good restaurant in Fira.

Was a really informative and interesting experience. Both guide and bus driver were very polite and helpful

The best way to see the whole island if you do not have your own transport

Super unique experience, super friendly guide 100% recommended