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Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

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

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Santorini's highlights. Visit the iconic blue-domed churches of Oia, admire the views from Profitis Ilias, and relax on the shores of Perissa Beach before some well-deserved wine tasting. 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: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

2. 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.

Private Sunrise Tour with Breakfast and Oia Visit

3. Private Sunrise Tour with Breakfast and Oia Visit

Your early waking up will be rewarded as soon as we get to our first stop, our secret observation spot in Imerovigli, the balcony of the Aegean. A blue dome church perched on the top of the cliff that offers you a double panoramic view both to the sunrise and the caldera. Admire the majestic changing colors of the sky before and after the sunrise. Your guide will prepare for you a traditional Greek coffee (or hot tea) and treat you to some ‘loukoumia’, a candy that will perfectly accompany your Greek coffee. Enjoy your coffee in the balcony of the Aegean as the sun rises, what a better way to start your day! It’s time now to visit Oia, the most famous village on the island and one of the most photographed places in the world. Thousands of people visit this small picturesque village every day, but when you get there it will be so quiet and peaceful that it will make you feel the real vibes of this amazing place. Wander in the charming narrow paths, admire the blue-domed chapels and the traditional white-washed houses built in niches in the rock. Take your time to capture the best pictures without being rushed or pushed by the crowds. Continue to Firostefani, a village next to the capital of Fira that offers an amazing view of the volcano and the caldera. Enjoy the view and take the famous picture of the Blue dome church with the volcano in the background, the one that has been depicted in so many images of the island. Next on our itinerary is Prophet Elias Monastery, the highest point of the island. From this vantage point, you can admire an exclusive view of the entire island and those around and take striking photographs. The last stop will be at Pyrgos village, the old capital of Santorini. Offering panoramic views of both sides of the island, Pyrgos is probably the most beautiful traditional village on the island. The traditional houses and paths are built around the old castle combining Cycladic and Venetian architecture. Explore the old capital and feel like you are walking in a maze. Finish your tour at a traditional café in the center of the village where you will be served a delicious breakfast.

Santorini: Guided 4-Hour Island Tour

4. Santorini: Guided 4-Hour Island Tour

Your journey starts from Santo Winery, which is a must-see area when visiting Santorini. Santorini is known for its wine varieties, and also boasts a long history of wine tradition. Following that, you’ll drive through the village of Pyrgos, which is the old capital of the island. There you will take a walk along the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle. Following that, you will go to the village of Firostefani in order to enjoy the breathtaking views of the volcano. You will also be able to take in views of the nearby islands and the rest of the Aegean Sea. You will then go to Oia, a picturesque village known for its captivating sunset, candy-colored houses, blue-domed churches, and lovely shops. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your accommodation.

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 where the unique grapes have been voted many times as one of the better varieties from around the world. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the most exquisite and tasteful wine flavors such as Visanto, Nychteri, and Assyrtiko. The traditional settlement of Firostefani is your next tour stop, where you can admire the magnificent views of the breathtaking caldera of Santorini. You'll also have the opportunity to see the famous and frequently photographed “Blue Dome”, the old orthodox church covered by a blue dome. Your final stop is the cosmopolitan village of Oia, which is located on the northern edge of the island. Walking over the paved paths in this pure blue and white village is an extremely unique experience, and is bound to provide you with many photographic opportunities. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be driven back to your hotel in Santorini.

Santorini: Customizable Private Highlights Tour

6. Santorini: Customizable Private Highlights Tour

Enjoy Santorini at your own pace with a local driver leading the way. Customize your own itinerary to see the stunning natural wonders, idyllic towns, and traditional wineries of the island. From the black and red sand beaches of Jamari and Perissa to charming villages and incredible views, Santorini is renowned as the gem of the Aegean Sea. Meet your private driver at the location of your choice and discuss your ideal itinerary. Whether you have something in mind or would like your guide to take the lead with tips and recommendations, your interests are the top priority. Visit the villages of Pyrgos and Oia to explore their whitewashed houses and winding streets. See the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a prehistoric village preserved in volcanic ash, or head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery for stunning views of the Aegean coast and to meet the resident monks.

Santorini: Private SUV Tour With Wine Tasting and Sunset

7. Santorini: Private SUV Tour With Wine Tasting and Sunset

Your safari adventure begins upon pick up from your hotel. On our first stop we reach the glorious monastery of Profitis Ilias – located on the highest settlement of the island. You will get to witness the most breathtaking panoramic view of the island & take amazing photos along with your friends or family. We continue following an off-road route at the southern part of the island. There you can wander in a “moonscape” full of sand and “lava”. You will get to discover and walk on some of Santorini’s most famous beaches. The Black beach – famous for its black volcanic sand. The Red Beach where “red” is the dominant color. Small pebbles and sand of various colors – mainly red – create a unique scenery that will leave you speechless. Vlichada beach the most famous one in Santorini. For those who love photography and rocky sceneries it is a must-see destination. At the end of the beach, there is a bar where you can relax & drink your coffee or juice. Closing your day, you will get to visit the famous Santo Wines winery. The location overlooks the impressive Caldera, the vast Aegean Sea and offers a stunning view anytime of the day. You will get to have an exceptional tour and learn about the tools and history of wine making. This one-of-a-kind experience ends with winetasting accompanied by authentic local recipes & a mesmerizing sunset view.

Santorini Private Instagram Photo Tour

8. Santorini Private Instagram Photo Tour

Your amazing tour will start with a visit to Oia village, the most instagrammable place of the island, if not Greece. Wander in the charming narrow paths, admire the blue-domed chapels and the traditional white-washed houses built-in niches in the rock. We will help you easily locate all of the hot-spots that you need to visit so you can capture some of the best pictures you have ever taken Continue to Firostefani, a village next to the capital of Fira that offers an amazing view of the volcano and the caldera. Enjoy the view and take the famous picture of the Blue dome church with the volcano in the background, the one has been depicted in so many images of the island. It’s now time to visit one of our favorite spots and hidden gems of the island. Pass by the old capital of Pyrgos village and head up to Prophet Elias monastery, the highest point of the island. From this vantage point, you can admire an exclusive view of the entire island and those around and take striking photographs. Continue to the south part of the island and the lighthouse of Akrotiri, one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece built in 1892. This is the perfect spot to relish the endless blue of the Aegean sea. One of the most unique beaches you have ever seen is also located in the south part of the island. The Red Beach is surely a place that you don’t want to miss while you are here. Take some pictures of this unique beach and admire the volcanic landscape. Finally visit Santo winery, the biggest winery of the island, located on the west side. Words cannot describe the stunning view from this winery. Take some beautiful pictures, shop at the winery market or enjoy a glass of wine and a world-class view.

Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

9. Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

Following a convenient pickup from your starting point on the island, start your private tour by heading to the village of Pyrgos, known as the island’s historic monument. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement is home to an 18th-century Venetian castle. Explore the remains of the fortress built into small alleys and circle-shape roads by the locals to fortify the area. The town is surrounded by vineyards, chapels, churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies, and pebbled paths. Continue your road trip by strolling the narrow pathways of the traditional village of Megalochori. This quaint settlement is made up of hundreds of small white painted houses with exquisite architecture, tiny alleys, tower bells, beautiful blue-domed churches, and underground cave houses. In this picturesque and non-touristic environment, you’ll truly be basking in the local culture and lifestyle. Next up, discover Emporio, the entryway to another era and the island's commercial center during the Venetian occupation. In medieval times, the inhabitants of this village used to build their houses side by side in small quaint streets so that they could protect themselves against pirates. Walk the narrow pathways of the Venetian castle and take memorable photos overlooking the volcanic landscape. Lastly, head to Akrotiri and visit the hidden gem of Santorini: the prehistoric Minoan Bronze Age settlement preserved in volcanic ash. One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, it was home to one of the first European civilizations. Tucked away at the southern tip of Santorini, this settlement prospered for centuries before being eradicated by a great volcanic eruption. End your private experience by returning to the starting point or another place of your preference on the island.

Santorini: Full-Day Small Group Tour

10. Santorini: Full-Day Small Group Tour

You'll begin at Firostefani, a small village north of Fira, where you'll find the most visited blue dome church on the island. Enjoy the spectacular views of the volcano, the caldera, and Fira. Your next stop, Oia, located on the northern tip of the Santorini, offers the best views of the island. In the village, you shop or walk around to discover the typical architecture of Santorini. Continue to Profitis Ilias, the highest spot on Santorini at 567 meters, located between Pyrgos and Kamari. This vantage point offers you a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire island. Next, enjoy wine tasting at Santo Wines, a local winery with an amazing view. The volcanic soil and the special climate give the local wine a unique taste, which has made it famous worldwide. The last stop of the tour is the famous Red Beach. The red and black volcanic rocks create a unique and somewhat eerie landscape, which makes the Red Beach a popular destination. Your tour concludes at the drop-off point of your preference.

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What people are saying about Pyrgos Kallistis

Lilly was an interesting storyteller and a competent tour guide. We were allowed to discover many different places. We felt very comfortable throughout the day. Jorgos the driver was very personable and drove us safely to every destination. The wine tasting was very good, we were able to try 2 white wines, 1 red wine and a dessert wine. Transportation (pick up and drop off) close to the property was convenient. We found Oia a bit overrated. It had a lot of people and the sunset in Fira was more impressive.

Super guided tour, it's really worth it! I can just recommend her. Pick up on time, bus air-conditioned, a great, humorous and attentive guide lady (Niki) told a lot about Santorini (historical-current-cultural). All program items were interesting and everything was really well explained and organized! The wines were delicious, the little villages delightful. Oia (Ia) was pretty crowded but be prepared for that as it is so touristy. Still beautiful.

The tour was fantastic. It was so nice learning about the history of the island and seeing some really beautiful and unique villages that we wouldn't have otherwise. I taste of real Santorini away from all the tourists for some of the stops was excellent!

Very well organized and knowledgeable guide, highly recommended, covered a lot of places in a day.

The best way to find out about history, visit unique, traditional places