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  • Santorini: Small Group Romantic Catamaran Cruise

    1. Santorini: Small Group Romantic Catamaran Cruise

    Take a relaxing catamaran cruise during the day for spectacular views or during the evening for a romantic atmosphere. If you choose the morning cruise, you'll set off at approximately 10:00 AM from Ammoudi Bay into the island’s famous caldera before enjoying a therapeutic dunk in its thermal springs. Once you feel thoroughly relaxed, return to the boat and continue towards Aspronisi Island, taking in views of Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse as you go. The tour continues with a stop at Mesa Pigadia Beach, which serves as a scenic backdrop for a Greek barbecue lunch. After your meal, admire the vermilion sands of the Red Beach and go for a swim in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea before ending your cruise at Marina of Vlychada. The evening cruise sets off from Vlychada Marina at approximately 3:00 PM. Red Beach is the first port of call, where you’ll have time for an af...

    Great day out. Food was lovely. Little slow to get going waiting on late transfers but boat was great and the staff lovely. Perfect amount of people on the boat they don't overcrowd it at all. Springs same temperature as the other stops so don't expect it to be hot. Sunset was amazing. We would recommend the trip.

  • 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!!

  • Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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: 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: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    6. Santorini: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    Start your Santorini adventure by meeting your friendly guide at your accommodation in Santorini, or at the meeting point near the cruise ship arrivals terminal. After a quick meet and greet with your driver you will hop inside a fully air-conditioned, comfortable vehicle and set off on your journey.  Begin your day of exploration with a visit to one of the island's most popular and beautiful villages, Oia. Stroll through narrow passageways, enjoy a spot of shopping in the village's fashion streets, discover the castle of Oia and let yourself be seduced by the breathtaking view. Leaving Oia, your next stop will be Firostefani and Imerovigli, two beautiful villages connected to each other. From here you will have incredible panoramic views of the volcano, the rock of Skaros and the amazing blue dome. Take a stop at a traditional winery to taste or purchase some of Santorini’s wines, wid...

    Wonderful way to see the island! Gregory was an amazing tour guide and taught us so much. Very highly recommend.

  • 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

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 174 reviews

It was a lovely excursion, the crew where lovely and kept your informed of what was going on. They were very accommodating with the life jacket as an inexperienced swimmer which allowed me to be in the water like others. My only negative which had nothing to do with the crew or company was the disappointment in the hot springs, as they weren’t really HOT ! If you expect them like I did, to be like a hot tub then you will be extremely disappointed like I was, the water was only probably luke warm in parts. The food was lovely and the crew were very accommodating with the bar thank you to the crew Nancy & co. The sunset was amazing to see on the open water. Although it was pricey I think it is an excursion to be done just for the experience. A true experience of Santorini!

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

It was a great way to see and enjoy the caldera of Santorini. Service was very good. The lunch was delicious. And the small group size made the experience more personal.

A very good experience, very beautiful scenery and an amazing sunset ... The chaperones were friendly and the food was good

Excellent tour, excellent food, excellent hosts. Would highly recommend this tour.