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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.

Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

2. Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

Spend a day on a private-guided tour exploring Akrotiri Excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Some speculate this is the origin of the mythical city of Atlantis. Admire the elaborate drainage system, sophisticated multi-storied buildings, magnificent wall painting, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement's great prosperity. Next, you will head over to admire the Red and Black beaches. The red layer of sand at the Red Beach is a spectacular sight. The Black Beach of Perivolos is the largest beach on Santorini and is covered with a black volcanic pebble. Take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands. Enjoy an optional lunch at a seaside restaurant. Continue your visit at the village of Emporio, the largest village on the Greek island of Santorini. You can look at the historic windmills that have an excellent view of the rest of the island. On the hill above the village Emborio, you will discover both the ruins of Kasteli, a fortress from the Byzantine period and the ruins of Goulas. Then, you will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you (360 degrees), and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain's summit. From here, you will proceed to the village of Pyrgos, the old capital, where you will take a guided walk along narrow paths to the ruins of the Venetian castle. The next stop is at a traditional Venetsanos Winery, where you will learn the secrets of wine making and enjoy the tastes of the famous local wines. On the way to the northern part of Santorini, you will make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini's postcards. You will visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. In front of the village is an enormous rock called Skaros, which used to be the best spot to look out for pirates. Continue through the beautiful Santorini countryside to the village of Oia. Built in the northern part of the Caldera Rim. Oia is the most photographed location in Santorini, and a place where many artists have found their inspiration in Oia's beauty, the traditional architecture  and the amazing sunset. Enjoy the stunning views of the Caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. You will also have a panoramic view of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.

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 Megalochori Village gives you time to stretch your legs and traverse the rich, culture and heritage of the island. Learn local secrets and fun treasures about Greece that only a local can provide. Stop off for a refreshing swim at one of the black, sandy beaches of Perivolos or Perissa Beach where you will see why the area is unique.  This is a tailored shore excursion and you can add other options to your tour, including an exploration of the Akrotiri prehistoric city that was covered by volcanic ash more than 2,000 years ago.

Santorini: Lost Atlantis and Prehistoric Museum Guided Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

Santorini: Private Group Sightseeing Tour

6. 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

7. 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: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

8. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

On this private 5-hour tour of Santorini with a local experienced English guide, you will visit the beautiful village of Oia to experience incredible views and see the famous Blue Dome Church. Discover Santorini’s caldera and learn about volcanic activity on the island. Travel to the highest mountain of Santorini, and visit the monastery of Prophet Ilias. You will also explore the whitewashed village of Pyrgos or Megalochori. Learn about the volcanic vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting with stunning views of the caldera. Explore the volcanic beach of Perissa and Perivolos and enjoy an optional lunch. Santorini it is UNESCO World Heritage island with lots of hotels. It is a place to visit with friends, for honeymooners, couples and families. Discover the hidden parts and beauty of this island with this local tour operator. 

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: Private Photography Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

10. Santorini: Private Photography Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

Meet your friendly local guide, and get ready to experience fabulous Santorini through its unique tastes and magnificent picturesque spots. The day will start with a stroll around Fira, Santorini’s capital to spot uninterrupted views to Santorini Caldera while your guide will share with you Santorini’s ‘explosive’ stories! Continuing your tour, stop in a vantage point to admire the photogenic Blue Dome of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, the most-renowned Google and postcard location of Santorini. Do not get surprised if Beyonce or Lady Gaga takes selfies next to you! Either way, capture the best photos there and blow up your Instagram account! Later on, you’ll head to Oia, reasonably the most popular village of Santorini due to its dramatic setting at the edge of the steep cliff and its charismatic beauty. Stroll around cobblestone alleyways with whitewashed houses and Oia’s three bells Blue Domes, and click your cameras at our “local-secret” viewpoint spots! Next in the itinerary, you’ll move inland to the postcard-pretty village of Pyrgos, the former capital of Santorini where you’ll explore its pastel-colored houses, the old churches and vineyards and through the windy pathways, you’ll walk all the way up the ruins of a mediaeval castle so as to admire great vistas. Going downhill to the village, it’s time to relax your muscles in a lovely spot where you’ll wake up those taste buds with local seasonal mezedes (our Greek tapas) such as tomato fritters, fava, white eggplant, Apochti (cold cut) and Chlorotyri (local cheese). Once you’ve filled your belly, we’ll head to our next view point at the edge of the island. We’ll stop at one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, the Akrotiri Lighthouse, which dates back to 1892 and according to many, boasts the best views in all of Santorini! This tour wouldn’t be complete without tasting exceptional Santorini wines, being globally famous as the world’s oldest and with an exclusive character due to the volcanic conditions and specific cultivation techniques. Enjoy not one or two but four premium wines during a tasting session in a local winery with dazzling caldera views and a selection of local cuts and cheeses. Don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best of your trip to amazing Santorini. How you help the local community by joining this tour: You support local farmers and help preserve Satorini’s culinary traditions by sampling food locally sourced from Santorini and nearby islands. You visit 100% locally owned and run stores. At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally produced crafts and edibles. By visiting a local winery that follows traditional methods, you promote Santorini’s indigenous varieties of grapes and local ancient pruning techniques.

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What people are saying about Pyrgos Kallistis

We had the best time with Nicholas during our time in Santorini. He found out what our interests were and created an unforgettable day for us which included everything from wine tasting to sight seeing to food recommendations and everything in between. We didn’t want our day to end! My mom will be visiting next summer and we will definitely be sending her to spend the day with our new Greek friend in Santorini!

Angelo was very nice to travel with. Just the right amount of talking and even played some local music for us as we traveled. He excused himself while we had a lovely lunch at the marina. His choices for viewing were excellent and he had a good grasp of English.

This really was value for money. Learned so much about Santorini and Greece in General. The guide Elena was extremely knowledgeable, passionate and eloquent. Highly recommended! Thank you so much!

What a great tour! Our tour guide and tour were one of the best tours I've ever been on. She provided such great information that made the places come alive. Cannot recommend this highly enough!

Great tour of Santorini that shows you some of the authentic non touristy areas of the island. Our tour guide on the day was outstanding. Knew her history and made it interesting.