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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.

  • Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

    2. Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

    Get picked up from a location of your choice on Santorini and meet your private driver/guide. Decide with your guide which sights you would like to see on this fully-customizable tour. The below itinerary is just offered as an example.  First, stop in the traditional village of Firostefani famous for its blue-domed churches. See and learn about the geological formation of the island, and the genesis, and history of Santorini. Continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Next, head to Profitis Ilias, which is the highest hill in Santorini. From its top at 567 m, enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. There, you are able to visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and a Greek Orthodox chapel, listen to the sounds of Byzantine music and get a taste of their hand-made products.  Alternatively, opt to visit the ancient ruins ...

    Host was fantastic! Really helpful. Knowledgable, and great for taking lots of photos!!

  • North Santorini: Private Tour with Oia Sunset & Wine Tasting

    3. North Santorini: Private Tour with Oia Sunset & Wine Tasting

    During this 4-hour excursion you’ll visit the most picturesque villages on Santorini. Head to the peak of Prophet Elias, Santorini highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Marvel at the island vistas and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the summit. On this tour that’s priced for a group of up to 4 persons you’ll taste rare wine varieties at the traditional Venetsanos winery. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, unique due to the island’s volcanic soil. Learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy the tastes of local wines. Enjoy a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many of Santorini’s postcards. Visit the village of Imerovigli for spectacular views of the caldera. See Skaros, a grand rock that’s a remnant of the most important castle. Visit breathtaking Oia village, k...

    We had a lovely, very informative guide who tailored the programme to suit us. I was travelling with 2 young children so she organised a suitable itinerary that avoided too much walking and overcrowded areas. We started in Oia before it got too crowded with the cruise liner & sunset crowds! We visited various viewpoints & saw the sunset from Pyrgos which was much less crowded. We had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and take lots of photographs. Our guide Katerina was superb, I would definitely recommend!

  • Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

    4. Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

    The tour starts late in the morning by picking you up from your hotel. After a short drive the small group will reach the traditional village of Megalochori and you will have the opportunity to visit the famous "symposion by la ponta" an amazing workshop of traditional Greek music instruments full of information about Greek mythology and music. Continue to Emporio village, stroll around the small picturesque streets and see the best preserved Venetian castle which used to be the medieval trade center of the island. Leaving Emporio you will have some free time to relax and enjoy a lazy break at the most famous black sandy beach of the island at Perivolos, where you can swim or even have lunch, tasting the local flavors. Later, the group will drive around the castle of Akrotiri and will have a short photo stop to enjoy the view of the castle the amazing caldera from the south part of the...

    Gregory was a wonderful guide. He took us to some great sites that I hadn’t seen the last time I was here. He’s very knowledgeable and funny and would recommend this tour for history and science buffs.

  • Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private 3-Hour Tour

    5. Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private 3-Hour Tour

    Hop off your cruise ship and embark on a 3-hour excursion around a charming Cyclades island. See cute villages, volcanic remains, and beautiful vistas on this specially-designed shore excursion.

    Meet your driver/guide and head for your first stop at Firostefani. Admire the blue dome church and enjoy views of the volcanic remains of the caldera. Visit the observatory at Imerovigli to get a closer look at this amazing landscape. Listen to fascinating stories as you move onto Oia, a nestling hillside village and Santorini's most famous tourist destination. Encounter the well-known old Venetian castle, as well as hidden gems picked by your guide.

    Enjoy a walk around the village and its volcanic caldera at your leisure before the final stop at Finikia. This tranquil and picturesque village is the perfect spot to see the sunset away from the crowds, before heading back...

  • Santorini: Oia Sunset Virtual Tour From Your Home

    6. 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, c...

  • Santorini: Private Half-Day Tour

    7. Santorini: Private Half-Day Tour

    Your private tour starts from the north 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 Palea and Nea Kameni. You will also have the opportunity to take pictures of white houses and blue domed churches whilst there. Later on, you will head towards the traditional settlement of Megalochori, where you will be able to explore it, walking through the traditional alleys and being able to see the local houses and architecture. Finally, your last two stops will be to the unique Red Beach, which is full of red iron volcanic lava rocks, and the famous 2.5-mile-long Black Sand Beach.

    Artur is great tour guide and business owner. He is very knowledgeable about Santorini and is accommodating and very caring of his customers. We really enjoyed our time with him and in learning about Santorini. Highly recommend booking your tour with him

  • 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 ...

  • Santorini: Guided Tour to Oia

    9. Santorini: Guided Tour to Oia

    Oia is the most famous of all the villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunsets, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano . Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 kilometers away from Fira. It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafes, and other shops. Oia is much more quiet that Fira, with its busiest area being the main pedestrian strip that runs along its length. This is the place where you will have the time to explore with your experienced guide. You will have the time to enjoy a drink from a local coffee shop, as you meet with locals and feel the famous Greek ho...

  • Santorini: Private Island Tour with Traditional Lunch

    10. 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...

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Nicol was an amazing guide. He showed us everything we wanted to see, he took great pictures for us at the most beautiful spots. He told us history of the island as we drove around. I was very happy we decided to book this tour. I highly recommend. Thank you for an amazing day!

Artur is great tour guide and business owner. He is very knowledgeable about Santorini and is accommodating and very caring of his customers. We really enjoyed our time with him and in learning about Santorini. Highly recommend booking your tour with him

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

Host was fantastic! Really helpful. Knowledgable, and great for taking lots of photos!!

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