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Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

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

Santorini is quintessential Greece. Discover the draw-dropping scenery, see old Greek ladies strolling along cobbled lanes, and satisfy your palate by tasting local wines on this all-encompassing tour. Yia Mas! 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 color of the Aegean Sea while learning about the island´s fascinating volcanic history. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain. Then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, a hidden gem of Santorini. Wander through its winding alleys and immerse yourself in its traditional atmosphere. See typical houses, blue-domed churches, and quaint shops. Walk up to its imposing castle for beautiful vistas of the surrounding area. The next stop is Emporio, where you will join a guided walk and visit the small Venetian fortress. Feel like you’re on the set of Mamma Mia as you discover the many doorways, windows, alleys, and arches of this picturesque medieval village. Continue to 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. Take the opportunity to taste local Santorinian wine, one of the most famous products of the island. Learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a private wine tasting session of 3 wines made of local grape varieties. In the early evening, arrive at the cliff-top village of Oia with its famous blue-domed churches. Embark on a guided walk from Saint George's Church in the most peaceful part of Oia. Learn about Oia´s glorious maritime past and admire elegant captains' mansions and cave-like houses along the way. Once at the bustling castle area, enjoy some free time to take some photos, shop, or have a relaxing drink. Finally, watch an incredible sunset before meeting up with your guide opposite Platsani Church. Board the bus for a relaxing evening journey with drop-off back at your hotel.

Santorini: Traditional Sightseeing Bus Tour with Oia Sunset

2. Santorini: Traditional Sightseeing Bus Tour with Oia Sunset

Explore Santorini on a full day sightseeing tour by bus. Learn about the island's history and visit traditional villages. Stop at volcanic beaches and experience an Oia sunset. Tour Itinerary • Akrotiri excavation site: guided tour in this Minoan Bronze Age settlement buried by volcanic ash in the 17th century BC • Emporio village: Explore this quaint village with hilltop windmills, fortified medieval castles and centuries-old churches • Perissa Beach: Enjoy free time for lunch and a swim at the island's most popular black sand beach • Santorini Winery: Tour a traditional winery and taste Santorini’s distinctive wines • Profitis Ilias: Visit the island’s highest peak and admire views from the agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia • Oia sunset: Enjoy free time to experience a Santorini sunset at the most-photographed place in Greece

Santorini: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

3. 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, widely known around the world for their freshness and distinctive taste. End your day with a visit to the highest point of Santorini, the mountain of prophet Elias. Keep in mind that as the tour is private the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests in the best way. The tour ends by getting dropped off at your initial point of pick-up, alternatively, a different location can be arranged. 

Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

Journey to Oia to get panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Admire the white houses and blue domed churches, and get stunning views from the village of Imerovigli. Stop in Firostefani to see its blue domed church, and then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias, 200 feet above sea level. Look inside the monastery at the top of the mountain. Visit the village of Pyrgos and stroll the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle.  Taste some rare wines in the Venetsanos winery and learn more about the island's wine making traditions. Head to Black Beach at Perivolos and get recommendations on where to enjoy lunch, or get dropped off at your hotel or in Fira.

Santorini: Guided Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings

5. Santorini: Guided Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings

Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle as you tour 3 of Santorini's wine estates. Discover ancient winemaking traditions, tour one of the top 10 wine museums in the world, and hear about the cutting-edge production facilities at one of the most imposing wineries on the island. Start your wine tasting tour at Venetsanos Winery, the first industrial winery on the island. This beautiful wine estate is located right above the Port of Athinios overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini. Learn about the winery's rich history and marvel at striking views. Take an optional guided tour led by a sommelier and learn about quality, enology, and flavor alchemy. Sample 4 of the estate's wines accompanied by an assortment of light snacks. Next, head to the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. This one-of-a-kind museum is nestled in a cave and took the family who owns the estate 21 years to create. Learn about the history of winemaking from an audio guide and taste 4 different wines served with crackers and chocolate. Finally, head to one of the most imposing wineries on the island of Santorini, Estate Argyros. Listen as specialized wine educators provide detailed information about the estate as well as the grape varieties indigenous to Santorini. Sip on 4 of the estate's current vintage wines accompanied by an assortment of fine Greek cheeses and breadsticks.

Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

6. 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 island. Afterward you will visit the village of Pyrgos which is built on the top of a hill, you will walk to the top where the Venetian castle overlooks the caldera and get a panoramic view of the island. After the walk to the castle you will relax in an old canava and taste local wines. Subsequently, the group will make a short stop in Firostefani, where you can take breathtaking photos of the famous Blue Dome and the Rock Of Skaros, where the capital of the island used to be during the Venetian period. The tour will finish in Oia village. Explore the narrow passageways and discover the old captain's houses, the unique cave houses, and the romantic chapels. Later you will watch the spectacular sunset over the caldera while being inside the Venetian castle of Oia. After such a lovely day you will be driven back to your hotel.

Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

7. Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

See the best of Santorini on a guided island tour. Travel in a comfortable Mercedez-Bens and visit iconic spots, including the whitewashed houses of Oia, the impressive Red Beach, and finish your day with wine tasting. After pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, head to Firostefani village and take in the views over the white and blue rooftops from the cliff. Learn interesting facts about the village from your guide. Continue to Imerovigli, a picturesque village located at the highest point of the Caldera and Scaros Rock, facing the magnificent Cladera View and the volcano. Arrive in Oia, the most famous point on the island, known for its whitewashed houses and winding streets. Make your way to the other side of the island, starting with the highest point of Santorini, Profitis Ilias Monastery. Soak up the panoramic views of the whole island. Pass by Pyrgos Castelli, the Venetian castle that encapsulates the multicultural spirit of this small island. Head to the Black Beach and Red Beach, which owe their impressive colors to a volcanic eruption. Relax on the sunny shores, swim in the crystal waters, and have time to discover local cuisine at the nearby restaurants. Finish your journey at a local winery and taste some of the most famous wines in Greece. After two or three glasses of wine, be returned to your accommodation.

Santorini: Instagram Highlights Tour with a Photographer

8. Santorini: Instagram Highlights Tour with a Photographer

If you are seeking aesthetic pleasure, get the chance to discover on your own all those places you have seen in the world's biggest travel guides of Greece. Walk past tiny white-cave houses dug into the volcanic rock, shoot pics of volcanic beaches and blue dome churches, and, of course, look in awe at the magnificent views of the Santorini Volcano and the endless Aegean sea. Capture extraordinary compositions as you develop your photography skills along the route of this tour, which contrasts heritage and tradition with modern and vibrant Santorini activities full of colorful street scenes. Get smart coaching on photography techniques from a photographer who will accompany you and learn to enhance your photos in a truly memorable way that will make them last forever. The tour includes transportation across the island for the purposes of photography and hotel pickup from the main areas.

Santorini: Lost Atlantis and Prehistoric Museum Guided Tour

9. Santorini: Lost Atlantis and Prehistoric Museum Guided Tour

You are guided to the Prehistoric Museum of Santorini through its most special findings. The selection brings into life Akrotiri of the 18th and 17th century BC, one of the most important centers of prehistoric Aegean Sea, unfold in front of you. • The prehistoric town that inspired the Lost Atlantis myth is unveiled before your eyes! This town was buried under the volcanic ash after the huge volcano eruption of 1612 BC that destroy the Minoan civilization. Your licensed guide introduces you to Akrotiri and walking with you between the paths and the well-maintained buildings, that ancientGreeks live before, so many centuries. • After this, you take a refreshing break in your day with a swim by the longest black beach of Santorini and enjoy the delicious specialties of the island in the local neighboring taverns. • Your next stop is Prophet Elias, the highest point of Santorini with spectacular, panoramic views of the only habitable Caldera in the world and its surroundings – just the perfect location for pictures. • You finish your excursion by enjoying breathtaking views of the Caldera while tasting the island’s famous wine

Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

10. Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

Begin your tour with the Akrotiri Archeological Site, a prehistoric town preserved in volcanic ash. The excavations of Akrotiri are one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and have revealed one of the first European civilizations. Afterward, head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery for breathtaking views of the Aegean coast. Whilst in this stunning and peaceful environment, you may as well taste wine and local products made by the monks, who reside at the monastery. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, known as the island’s historic monument. Built on top of a hill, this settlement is home to a 16th-century Venetian castle. Explore the winding streets and whitewashed houses, complete with their charming balconies and pebbled paths. Later, follow a wine exhibition in Argyros Estate Winery. Based in Episkopi Santorini, the winery owns 42 hectares of vineyards, including some of the oldest vines on the island. Your wine tasting will include outstanding boutique wines, based on the indigenous varieties of Santorini. You can relax on the black sandy beach of Kamari, and enjoy the promenade along the seaside pathway which is complete with taverns, shops and open-air cafeterias.

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What people are saying about Pyrgos Kallistis

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 760 reviews

Such a great value!!! The wines were delicious, the sites were beautiful and interesting, and best of all, Lilly was an amazing and engaging tour guide. I had a wonderful time and I highly highly recommend this tour to others looking to see a diverse range of Santorini sites.

A varied tour with the highlight at the end in Oia! Particularly noteworthy is Lena (tour guide) who did a great job. Her English was easy to understand even for non-native speakers. She was competent and friendly and led the group with wit and charm!

Highly recommended tour. Leni, our tour guide, gave us a lot of interesting information about the country and its people that you won't find in the travel guide. Can only recommend this tour

Lena was great! She was both informative as well as capable of taming unruly patrons. The stops were well picked including a few that no other tours go to.

Our guide was excellent, funny and knowledgeable. We had a great time and felt like we definitely saw the highlights of santorini