Guided tour

Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Santorini Karavas Travel
Guided tour

Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

Activity provider: Santorini Karavas Travel

From US$ 65.01 per person

Get to know the charming island of Santorini on this shore excursion day trip. Discover the island's most famous sights and hidden gems with a local guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is offered at any location of your choice in Santorini/Thera.


  • See the sights of Santorini on a semi-private shore excursion
  • Admire blue-domed churches and picturesque villages
  • Marvel at the scenic caldera landscape from the viewpoint at Imerovigli
  • Explore the nestling hillside village of Oia
  • Catch the sunset at a locals-only spot with your in-the-know guide
Full description

Hop off your cruise ship and embark on an excursion around Santorini. See cute villages such as Firostefani and Oia, volcanic remains, and beautiful vistas on this specially-designed shore excursion.

Meet your driver/guide and head for your first stop at Firostefani. Admire the blue dome church and enjoy views of the volcanic remains of the caldera. Visit the observatory at Imerovigli to get a closer look at this amazing landscape. Listen to fascinating stories as you move onto Oia, a nestling hillside village and Santorini's most famous tourist destination. Encounter the well-known old Venetian castle, as well as hidden gems picked by your guide.

Enjoy a walk around the village and its volcanic caldera at your leisure before the final stop at Finikia. This tranquil and picturesque village is the perfect spot to see the sunset away from the crowds, before heading back to your cruise ship.

  • Pickup and drop-off from the cruise port at Fira
  • Full transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Commentary from your driver-guide
  • Bottled water
  • Refreshments in the vehicle
  • Food or drink
  • Entrance tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a lot of stairs and hills
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Excellent! We were met at the top of the cable car and taken to the office. Here it was explained where we would go. We were then taken to our driver, Christos, who was amazing. There were 6 of us and we shared with one other lovely couple, so a group of 8. The itinerary was pretty much our choice and how long we stayed in each stop was our choice. We were on a cruise, so had to stick with our ships boarding! Only advice would be to stay the full 2 hours in Oia if you wish to eat as well. Thank you Christos for a great day

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March 24, 2023

Nice tour for first timers to Santorini. Our guide Mael was awesome. Very friendly, energetic and had a nice, cute laugh. Driver Tassos was great, getting cold drinks ready for everyone. Cable ride was too long. With the money they make, you would think they could add more cable cars. Tour good cable ride bad

March 24, 2023

Great trip , our driver was Thomas . He very informative and had a bit of chat with him also , 4 of us on the trip and we all enjoyed it , we were brought to very scenic views , Do make sure you get your self to the cable car in plenty of time to go back down to the port , there was a queue with a wait up to 1.5 hours at 2.30 pm . Bring an umbrella with you to protect you from the heat if you decide to wait in the queue . We ended up walking it , but it was a bit frightening in areas as it was slippy , my legs were in pain for a couple of days afterwards , wear good walking type shoes with a good GRIP on them , I seen people with trainers who nearly slipped . It can be a bit smelly with the Pooh from the donkeys so bring a face mask in case , Sabtotini was beautiful. We had no problem getting up on the cable car as we left the ship at 9 am to get on the tender boat to port

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 341771