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Santorini: 5-Hour Highlights Tour of the Island

1. Santorini: 5-Hour Highlights Tour of the Island

Itinerary: Oia, Santorini The view from the village of Oia is simply breathtaking. From its cobbled marble streets to intricately decorated captain's houses, it's easy for one picture-perfect moment after another to be stacking up in your memory bank! You can take all day long just walking around these picturesque corners soaking up culture and history - so many photo opportunities await you! Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Santorini The village of Imerovigli is an ideal place on this island for photo shooting. Everybody wants their pictures taken in at this picturesque village or by viewing the entire village from one particular point so revered from centuries - The Scaros Rock! Your tour guide will lead you to an architecture-filled heart with blue dome cathedrals and hotels that perch atop caldera cliffs, explaining all along why it's such a popular destination among tourists today.  Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos, Santorini The ancient monastic complex of Prophet Elias on Mountthodoxy is a sight to behold. It has been magnificently preserved over time. You can clearly see how it played an important role during Greece's Christian Orthodox Revolution by offering refuge for ships fleeing from their Turkish invaders and helping with food supplies when needed! A small part about this intriguing history remains intact, but your reward will be greater than anything else if only take the opportunity to climb up there yourself! Red Beach, Akrotiri, Santorini This small, red beach is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on Santorini. It's located just some steps away from Akrotiri ancient site with its red volcanic rocks jutting up into the sky like sentinels. They look like they are defending this land against enemies long ago. They are positioned so strategically that no other coastlines could touch them without being destroyed first. There would be nothing left for invaders to take home after their attack (except perhaps some fiery remains). Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa, Santorini The black beach is a breathtaking sight to see. The texture of the sand is super unique, you also get to experience enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises out of the sea! Visitors will be left speechless when they witness this natural phenomenon firsthand because it does shine bright in different lights - especially during nighttime hours where you can enjoy watching its beauty from afar while sipping on some cocktails. Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner or want to catch up with friends over drinks, Perissa has something that will suit your needs. The variety in terms of cuisine and price points makes it easy! The stunning views are only one reason this small village is so popular among tourists; there will also be plenty of time to enjoy lunch and explore its many amenities before returning home after another full day exploring Greece.

From Rethymno: Full-Day Knossos and Heraklion Tour

2. From Rethymno: Full-Day Knossos and Heraklion Tour

Journey back in time and visit the Minoan palace at Knossos on a day trip from Rethymnon. Learn more about the ancient civilization at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Depart from Rethymnon, head eastwards along the north coast. Pass the city of Heraklion and continue towards the inland of Crete until you reach the tour's highlight – your visit to the Palace of Knossos. Later, continue towards the inland of Crete until you reach the tour's highlight – your visit to the Palace of Knossos. This is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world, a cradle of European culture and the center of the Minoan civilization. Journey through the incredible history of King Minos and the Minoan civilization, and hear about some of the legends of Crete at what was once the island's largest palace. Hop off the bus and start your guided tour if you choose the guided tour option, or enjoy about two hours of free time through the detailed story of the Minoan period and hear about both the Minotaur and Ariadne.  Afterward, the bus brings you to the heart of the capital city of Crete, Heraklion. There you have the chance to visit the archaeological museum, where you can see and learn about the Minoan period while accompanied by your guide (if choosing the Heraklion tour option). Have two hours of free time in Heraklion. Board the bus again at 6:00 PM the bus will depart on its return journey to Rethymnon.

Santorini: Megalochori and Oia Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Santorini: Megalochori and Oia Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

From the cable car station, we head to the highest peak of the island: mountain Profitis Ilias. Admire panoramic views and learn everything there is to know about the volcanic history of Santorini. Next you go south: Explore the village of Megalochori, one of the most beautiful ones on the island, with narrow pathways perfect for strolling around and exploring the traditional architecture, blue domed chapels and local life.  In Anhydrous Winery, the award-winning wines are available for tasting and pairing with local delights. Hear about the unique viticulture and agricultural traditions as you experience each taste in the beautiful winery. After the tasting, it is time to visit the well-known Oia and its characteristic cave houses. The north of the island is a different story. You will have some time to look around, explore the ruins of the old Venetian Castle, shop, and sit at a café to observe life in Oia.

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4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

The tour is very enjoying. The guide Athena is very professional, kind and amazing ! Her beautiful voice really pleasant and she introduce us all the history of Santorini , we learned a lot . Highly recommend

The value of the trip is amazing ! Our tour guide, Elisa, is very knowledgeable about the island and proud of her job. Recommended to someone looking to learn about tour some great points around the island.

Tour was very good. It has several places of interest around the island and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

very informative, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly and it's definitely worth the time and money.

It's good..gets busy for the back in time to the bus..