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  • Santorini: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

    1. Santorini: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

    The tour provider will organize the locations for your photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the information you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on location in Santorini on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Your Santorini vacation photographers are handpicked and highly experienced in addition to being local experts and will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour will allow you to look ba...

    What a great experience I had, the organization level was top. Not only did they work with my schedule but Max took the best photos of me. I would highly recommend them and hiring a photographer on vacation is a must!

  • 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!!

  • Santorini: Car Tour with a Local

    3. Santorini: Car Tour with a Local

    Your tour starts as your local expert picks you up from your hotel or meeting place in Fira. After settling on a final list of stops, you will embark on your Greek experience in comfort and safety as you travel to Oia Village for a little souvenir shopping. Your party will have ample opportunity to capture pictures of some of the most photogenic places in Santorini on your journey.  Take in the stark, ancient ruins dotting the hillside and capture photos of sailboats. See many old castles and churches and the whitewashed homes of Santorini residents. Your local expert will take you by some of the most stunning churches in Pyrgos before reaching the pinnacle of Santorini, the Profitis Ilias Monastery. Here, see the island and the sea from an awe-inspiring 360-degree view. Experience a safe and enjoyable tour that exceeds your idea of learning about Greece.  A short walk through Megaloch...

    If you are looking for the true Santorini experience it is worth booking a tour with a local. Nick showed us all the popular spots of the island and took us to a few undiscovered spots. An absolute must do when coming to the island.

  • Santorini: Private Catamaran Sailing with BBQ Meal & Drinks

    4. Santorini: Private Catamaran Sailing with BBQ Meal & Drinks

    Set sail from the southern port of Vlihada and follow the coastline until you reach the Red Beach in Akrotiri, one of the most beautiful beaches of the island with a distinct red color caused by the mineral rich and iron soil. Then, head to the White Rocky Beach, which you can only access by boat. A stop for swimming and snorkeling is highly recommended since it is difficult to resist the crystal clear blue waters with the rich underwater environment and reefs.  Leaving the White Beach and heading to the Venetian lighthouse, sail below the Indian rocks through caves and rock formations, characteristic of the Aegean landscape. After sailing below the lighthouse, the yacht will turn and enter the caldera of Santorini. There, you will see everything opening in front of your eyes. The picturesque white houses hang from the cliffs like grapes off the cliff formations and the volcanic islands...

    Unbelievable time! Just relaxing on board, taking in the scenery. Crew were lovely & very attentive. Swim stops were fantastic. Food delicious & plenty of wine. All in all just the best day and a must do in Santorini

  • Santorini: Caldera Private Power Catamaran Cruise

    5. Santorini: Caldera Private Power Catamaran Cruise

    Take a private cruise to discover the beautiful volcanic landscape of Santorini’s caldera. Benefit from the services of an experienced captain, who will personalize the tour to suit your needs. Choose either a 3, 4, or 5-hour cruise to fit with your schedule.  After pickup at your hotel, board the boat and set sail to explore the stunning coastline of Santorini. Enjoy dramatic views of the caldera rim, passing the islets of St. Nicolas and Agii Eftapedes. Stop near the volcanic hot springs for approximately 30 minutes, to enjoy a swim in the therapeutic waters. Continue to Thirasia, a small island formed in recent centuries by volcanic activity. Make use of the snorkeling equipment provided to explore the unique beauty of the underwater world, or simply soak up the sun onboard the deck. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal with the 4 and 5-hour options, or Greek appetizers with the 3-hour cruis...

    The experience with Santorini Yachting Club was remarkable. The captain and sailor provided excellent service including one of the best lunches we could have imagined. This was one of the most memorable excursions of our two week honeymoon in Greece and Italy.

  • Santorini: 5-Hour Private Wine Tour

    6. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Wine Tour

    Sip your way around Santorini on this private wine tour by visiting 3 traditional wineries spread out across the picturesque island. Learn about the Assyrtiko local grape and chat with your private guide about the history of wine production on the island. Hear about Santorini's viticulture of the volcanic soils, and sample up to 12 different varieties of award-winning volcanic wines. Enjoy a private cellar tour at each of the wineries, and savor local snacks with wine as you admire the charming towns and rolling hills of Santorini.

    Excellent guide and driver, Apostolos. Visited 3 vineyards in 5 hours. Each served a generous plate of appetizers. The first winery, Hatzidskis, was the best. Stella gave an excellent tour and description of the wines - we tasted 6! Liked most of the wines and bought 3 bottles. From here, it gradually downhill. The next winery was Venetsanas and had a unique and interesting history. The tour was the best. The wine tasting was hurried. We liked the Vin Santo wine the best. The setting was beautiful, overlooking the port. The last and worst was visit was to Anhydrous. Tour very short and not particularly interesting nor did the young woman seem interested in what she was doing. We had three different servers and the information about the wine was limited as they too many tables to serve. No one ever explained how many tastings we would have and as they kept using the same glass, we weren’t sure when we were finished so we just left. Would not recommend this one at all.

  • Santorini: Walking Photo Session with Private Photographer

    7. 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 ...

    One of the best photoshoots I have ever had. Konstantina really knows the best spots to have the shots and really knows how to get the best poses out of you .. I recommend having a photoshoot with her if you would like to have a smooth and enjoyable photoshoot.

  • Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

    8. Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

    This private tour has a flexible itinerary, with various optional stops. The first stop is to take in views of the Santorini Caldera and hear commentary from your guide on its formation.  Continue through scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. You’ll also visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. Make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards. Continue to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos. Take a guided walk along narrow paths, so you can see how the locals live. You can then take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations: the site of a prehistoric Bronze...

    Our guide was beyond outstanding. Fluent in the history, culture, ets. And quite flexible!! The vehicle was really nice - new, clean, and comfortable

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

    9. 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!

  • Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Santorini

    10. Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Santorini

    Choose your own departure time to meet up with your private guide at your Santorini accommodations. Depart for a 5-hour customized tour of the volcanic island, which can be tailored to your interests. You'll be traveling in a private air-conditioned vehicle. The proposed tour covers the island's major sights, such as the village of Oia, filled with whitewashed building's overlooking the island's caldera. Check out Akrotiri, which features bronze age ruins mired in cooled lava from an ancient volcanic eruption. Hit both the Black and Red beaches, whose volcanic sand lives up to their respective colorful names. Finish up at a traditional winery before drop off back at your departure point.

    The tour itself was great. We were picked up and ended our tour on time. Yet, it was up to us to manage the order of stops and their duration, giving us exactly the flexibility we needed. Santorini is a beautiful place and 5 hours are obviously not enough to see everything, but we had a great time, saw marvellous places and enjoyed great pastry and some improvised minutes at a family beach.

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What people are saying about Oia

Absolutely incredible experience. You can’t beat the view of Santorini from the air. The process was extremely easy with our driver picking us up and driving us to the helicopter with no issues. The pilot was Roman who was extremely nice, helpful and professional. Took us on a beautiful flight and was extremely informative about the history and facts regarding the island. The views he was able to show us in the helicopter were incredible. I would recommend this activity to anyone traveling to Santorini.

Absolutely no regrets from booking this tour! Maria was our guide and she was amazing! Her family history to Thira/Santorini made the experience more personable and better than we expected. The final winery was timed perfectly with the sunset, and they provided a blanket to my wife when it started to get cold afterwards.

We had a great, almost private tour as there were only four of us. Many thanks to Christina and Nikos, you did a great job. Since we were only in Santorini for 2 days, the tour was perfect

Andrew was the absolute best!! And we have done a ton of wine tours in Napa. He was So knowledgeable, accommodating and funny. Would 100% recommend! Loved all the history he provided too.

Wonderful! The crew was awesome and lunch was incredible! Great swimming and views as well.