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Full Day Tour 1 (8 hours tour)

 

Overview

Visit the island’s highlights on a Santorini Full Day Guided Tour that includes traveling in a luxurious mini bus and guided privately by a local expert person. Υou will have the opportunity to visit the village of Akrotiri – Red Beach – Pyrgos – SantoWine – Fira – Oia

 

Highlights

We start the tour at your hotel or other agreed location and then we continue and cover the following highlights of the island:

  • Guided visit to Akrotiri excavations, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
  • Stop to the Red Beach for views and photos.
  • Pyrgos village with its traditional houses, blue domed churches
  • Stop at a winery for a wine tasting and spectacular views and walk in the vineyards
  • Enjoy the stunning caldera views from the cliff-terraced villages of fira andOia.
  • Select a morning or afternoon departure, with flexible itinerary and in-depth information given by a private local guide.

 

Meeting Point

Choose your pickup point from either your hotel, the cruise ship terminal or another spot in Santorini to get your Santorini sightseeing tour off to the perfect start.

 

Cruise passengers

The meeting point for the tour is at the cable car’s exit in Fira town. Your guide will be waiting for you there, holding a sign with your name.

 

Hotel Pickup

Your guide will be waiting in hotel lobby

 

Airport / Ferry Port Pickup

Your guide will be waiting for you in the arrival area holding a sign with your name

 


 

Akrotiri

It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millenium B.C.). During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millenium B.C.), a sizeable settlement was founded and in the Middle and early Late Bronze Age (ca. 20th-17th centuries B.C.) it was extended and gradually developed into one of the main urban centres and ports of the Aegean. Akrotiri was in contact with Crete but also communicated with the Greek Mainland, the Dodecanese, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt. The town’s life came to an abrupt end in the last quarter of the 17th century B.C. when the inhabitants were obliged to abandon it as a result of severe earthquakes. The erruption followed. The volcanic materials covered the entire island and the town itself. These materials, however, have protected up to date the buildings and their contents, just like in Pompei.

 

Red Beach

Very close to Ancient Akrotiri is the Red Beach, one of the most famous beaches of the island, famous for its characteristic color and rocks of red lava.

 

Pyrgos

Pyrgos is the highest village of Santorini with 33 churches. There you can see the traditional houses.Traditional architecture, remains of neo-classical mansions, narrow winding paths leading up the hillside, small white houses, galleries, vineyards, churches, breathtaking sunsets … If we make our way up from the main square towards the mansion of ZannosMelathron and up, you will discover one or two wonderful hillside cafes from which you can sip on a glass of wine and breathe in the sunsets and the panoramic views.

 

SantoWine

Visit and tour of the winery, show of an educational film about wine, winetastings, purchase from the shop of local products from Santorini and from across the country make up some of what you can do here. A taste of wines. Specialized enologists give away the wine’s hidden secrets, while the visitors may taste and get to know the various types of company’s famous wines.One of its pluses is also the magical views of the caldera.

 

Fira

Fira is the capital of the island and you can enjoy the view of caldera and walk in narrow streets. There is also the Prehistoric Museum. The exhibition is structured in four units, referring to the history of research at Thera, the geology of Thera, the island’s history from the Late Neolithic to the Late Cycladic I periond (early 17th century B.C.) and the heyday of the city at Akrotiri (mature Late Cycladic I period, 17th century B.C.).

 

Oia

It is a traditional settlement in the north of Santorini. The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. Oia was severely damaged in the 1956 earthquake and much work has been involved to implement its restoration. Oia is best known for breathtaking sunsets; if truth be told, sunrise in Oia is also magical. In Oia there are two types of dwellings, the cave houses dug into the volcanic rock on the Caldera cliffs, and the Captains houses. The cave houses used to be the homes of ship crews, whereas the Captains houses belonged to the affluent class of ship owners. Many of the churches in Oia were dedicated to sailors.

Starting Point

Pick up and Drop off anywhere in Santorini

 

Return Details

Back to the point you started the tour.

 

Included

Transportation with a private van/mini bus and private tour guide services

 

Not Included

Tickets for the cable car if you arrive with a cruise ship entrance fees, snacks, and drinks

 

Duration

8 hours

 


 

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