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  • Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

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

    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 of the Aegean. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain, then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel. Make a quick photo stop at Caldera Beach in Akrotiri. Admire the views of the former volcano and learn about the island's fascinating volcanic history. Continue to Red Beach, one of the most famous beaches on the island. Admire this striking beach of black and red volcanic sand, made from the bright red cliffs behind it. The next stop is 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. Continue to Emporio, where you wi...

    The tour around the island was insightful and covered a lot. It is a good way to see the island before going to explore yourself. The wine tasting was good and the guide was very informative and entertaining. Sunset at Oia was stunning, however it is a place that can become extremely busy, especially when people try to leave. Bear this in mind if needing to get back to the coach for the drive home.

  • Santorini Wine Roads: Tour of 3 Wineries with a Sommelier

    2. Santorini Wine Roads: Tour of 3 Wineries with a Sommelier

    Explore three estate wineries on this wonderful small group 'Santorini Wine Roads' package tour with a maximum of 10 participants. Accompanied by the accomplished sommelier, Vaios Panagiotoulas and his team, you will learn about the soil and microclimate, the indigenous grape varietals and cultivating techniques, and more – all tailored to your level of wine knowledge – as you sip on dry white wines. Moving from one winery to the next, you also have a chance to see the biggest part of the island, pull over to visit a vineyard, and see how the vines are grown in the kouloura method for protection from the strong winds and harsh summer sun. Enjoy a unique tasting of distinctive volcanic wines in the wineries. 

    We really enjoyed this! The wine and history was fantastic, as was our guide Elsa. It was a fun way to meet other travelers (our group was 4 people in total). We would highly recommend this!

  • 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: Firostefani & Oia Village Minibus Panoramic Tour

    4. Santorini: Firostefani & Oia Village Minibus Panoramic Tour

    This tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers or travelers who prefer shorter tours. Enjoy the comfort and flexibility of a minibus as you are driven around the narrow streets of Santorini. After disembarking from your cruise, meet up with your driver at the exit of the cable car and start your tour. Visit Oia Village, the traditional settlement located on the northern tip of the island built high on the cliff-top. Stroll through a maze of small shops, restaurants and cafes, white washed houses carved into the cliff side, blue domed churches and marble-stone alleys sparkling in the sunlight, with spectacular views of the rest of the island and the caldera. On your way to or from Oia, make a short stop for a unique photographic moment at Firostefani’s famous blue dome church. From there you can admire the white-washed houses extending along the reddish cliff as they hang over the deep b...

    We had a most wonderful time with Thomas our driver and guide. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining! Great tour at at a great price!

  • Santorini: Private Group Sightseeing Tour

    5. Santorini: Private Group Sightseeing Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation you will make your way to the archaeological museum and ancient excavations in Akrotiri. There you will learn about life before and after the Santorini volcano eruption on the island of Thira. Following that you will experience the popular Red Beach, where you'll have enough time for swimming and relaxing, and can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the divine landscape. A few meters below there is the different landscape of Black Beach, where you can swim some more and take photos. Pyrgos is your next stop. Its paved and narrow pathways hidden between many old traditional stone houses give you the sense that you are walking in an ancient town labyrinth. This village is located at the highest point of the island and just a few meters below the Monastery of Prophet Elias, which has been standing since 1711. Next, experience wine tasting in an area...

  • Santorini: Caldera Hiking Tour from Fira to Oia

    6. Santorini: Caldera Hiking Tour from Fira to Oia

    Take part in a scenic hiking tour in Santorini that provides you with views of the island’s unique volcanic beauty. Hike from Fira to Oia alongside a guide while learning about local traditions and life. Get in touch with the nature that surrounds you. Get picked up from your accommodation, then begin your tour in Fira, the island’s capital. Lace up your shoes and hit the trail as you make your way north, up the coast. Unravel the beauty of traditional villages such as Firostefani and Imerovigli. Admire their blue-domed churches and iconic whitewashed houses. Take a moment to look out onto the seemingly endless horizon and snap some pictures in order to cherish the scene forever. As you hike, notice colorful wildflowers, the jagged cliffside, and the unique volcanic nature of Santorini. Ask your guide about the volcanic eruption that completely transformed the island thousands of year...

  • From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

    7. From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

    Starting from the meeting point at Santorini's cable car, head to Firostefani for the first stop on your tour. See this famous blue dome church and enjoy a fantastic view of the nearby volcanic caldera. Next, you go to Oia, one of the top destinations in Santorini. Enjoy some free time to stroll around this traditional settlement and enjoy some refreshments by the caldera. Visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, which is over 300 years old. Located at an altitude of 560 meters, it offers a unique 360-degee panoramic view of the island which makes it the ideal spot to take great photos. While here, taste some of the local delicacies and hand made products. Next, stop at the village of Megalochori, a peaceful, picturesque settlement on the south side of the island. See its famous tripartite bell tower, pirate hideaways, and wine canavas. Learn how Megalochori has a long history of trading...

  • Santorini: Half-Day Classic Panorama Private Tour

    8. Santorini: Half-Day Classic Panorama Private Tour

    After hotel pick-up, head to the Prophet Ilias monastery on the island's highest point to admire a striking view over the entire island. At the traditional village of Megalochori, get involved with the local culture. This settlement is made of hundreds of small white painted houses, tiny alleys, tower bells, and beautiful blue-domed churches.  Head south and relax at Perivolos Black Beach. Swim in crystal clear waters and optionally enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Visit the Red Beach, and take amazing pictures of the volcanic landscape and steep cliffs. At the very southwest point of the island, visit the lighthouse for unique sunset viewpoints. Built by a French company in 1882, it is considered one of the most beautiful of the Cycladic Islands. Stop at Oia village, one of the most photographed places in Greece, for spectacular views and blue-domed churches.

    If you are limited on time, this is the perfect tour for you. You get to see every key spot in the island. Great opportunity to get photos.

  • Private Shore Excursion: Best of Santorini Customized Tour

    9. Private Shore Excursion: Best of Santorini Customized Tour

    Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the best of Santorini according to your own interests and schedule. Choose your departure time and meet up with a private guide to travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the sights that you want to see. Use the time to visit the village of Oia, perched on rocks that provide stunning views of the sunset over the Aegean Sea. Marvel at the iconic blue and white houses of the caldera, or visit the Bronze Age remains of Akrotiri. Take in breathtaking views of the lava landscape caused by the ancient eruption of the volcano. Stop at black and red sand beaches and visit a traditional winery to learn more about wine making on the island. Get dropped off at your accommodation, cruise ship port or other location on arrangement at the end of an amazing sightseeing tour.

    I took the 5 hour private tour option of Santorini with my family (wife and two young daughters). Marcos was waiting for us at the airport to pick us up and proceeded to give my family the most wonderful day we have had on a tour. He was kind, courteous and extremely knowledgeable about Santorini. He was able to win over my 4 year old daughter who doesn't normally talk to strangers she has just met. He took us to all the major photo stops, but also took wonderful pictures of our family together. Kallisti tours was by no means expensive and the booking/arranging of the tour was very easy too. Stella (Kallisti's operations manager) was very helpful in giving us the right option for our tour. Marcos and Stella are wonderful assets to the team, but Kallisti tours for Santorini is one that I would totally recommend (as they customize the day to meet your needs and do everything in a comfortable, easy going way). Well done and thank you!

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

    10. 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...

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 101 reviews

Perfect day in Santorini! We visited many of the local highlights and even enjoyed the beach! Our guide was informative without talking too much. It was delightful to spend the day with her. Our bus driver was outstanding! The vehicles were very nice. Highly recommend this excursion!

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

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

We had a most wonderful time with Thomas our driver and guide. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining! Great tour at at a great price!

The trip was great. Our tour guide was friendly and told us interesting facts about Santorini.