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Profítis Ilías, Santorini Shore excursions

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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: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

2. Santorini: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Start your Santorini adventure by meeting your friendly guide at your accommodation in Santorini, or at the meeting point near the cruise ship arrivals terminal. After a quick meet and greet with your driver you will hop inside a fully air-conditioned, comfortable vehicle and set off on your journey.  Begin your day of exploration with a visit to one of the island's most popular and beautiful villages, Oia. Stroll through narrow passageways, enjoy a spot of shopping in the village's fashion streets, discover the castle of Oia and let yourself be seduced by the breathtaking view. Leaving Oia, your next stop will be Firostefani and Imerovigli, two beautiful villages connected to each other. From here you will have incredible panoramic views of the volcano, the rock of Skaros and the amazing blue dome. Take a stop at a traditional winery to taste or purchase some of Santorini’s wines, widely known around the world for their freshness and distinctive taste. End your day with a visit to the highest point of Santorini, the mountain of prophet Elias. Keep in mind that as the tour is private the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests in the best way. The tour ends by getting dropped off at your initial point of pick-up, alternatively, a different location can be arranged. 

Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

3. Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

Get picked up from a location of your choice on Santorini and meet your private driver/guide. Decide with your guide which sights you would like to see on this fully-customizable tour. The below itinerary is just offered as an example.  First, stop in the traditional village of Firostefani famous for its blue-domed churches. See and learn about the geological formation of the island, and the genesis, and history of Santorini.  Continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Next, head to Profitis Ilias, which is the highest hill in Santorini. From its top at 567 m, enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. There, you are able to visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and a Greek Orthodox chapel, listen to the sounds of Byzantine music and get a taste of their hand-made products.  Alternatively, opt to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan village that was buried by the island’s colossal volcanic eruption. Don't miss the chance to see the incredible, well-preserved remnants of the settlement for yourself. Afterward, head to Red Beach, named for its distinctively colored sand. On your way to the south, stop to explore the famous black beaches and its nice viewpoint. Take many beautiful pictures of this unique landscape. Lastly, wind your tour down with an indulgent stop at a local winery. Santorini has produced its own wine since ancient times, and sampling its product is the perfect way to get a taste of the island's history.

Santorini: 6-Hour Classic Panorama Private Tour

4. Santorini: 6-Hour Classic Panorama Private Tour

Discover some of the most scenic locations on Santorini with a guided tour. Visit charming villages, see oddly colored beaches, and admire spectacular views of the island. After a convenient pickup from your hotel, first head to Oia village, one of the most photographed places in Greece. Known for its fantastic views, blue-domed churches, and a large shopping area, enjoy some time to explore with your guide. Next, travel to the traditional village of Megalochori and learn more about local culture. Wander through a settlement with hundreds of small white-painted houses, narrow alleys, bell towers, and beautiful blue-domed churches. Travel south and relax at Perivolos Black Beach. Swim in crystal clear waters and optionally enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Later, visit Red Beach, and take amazing pictures of the enormous volcanic rocks and steep cliffs. At the very southwest point of the island, visit the lighthouse situated on the edge of a high cliff right above the sea. Afterward, head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery on the island's highest point to admire a remarkable view over the entire island before ending your trip with drop-off at your desired location.

From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

5. From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

Starting from the meeting point at Santorini's cable car, head to Firostefani for the first stop on your tour. See this famous blue dome church and enjoy a fantastic view of the nearby volcanic caldera. Next, you go to Oia, one of the top destinations in Santorini. Enjoy some free time to stroll around this traditional settlement and enjoy some refreshments by the caldera. Visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, which is over 300 years old. Located at an altitude of 560 meters, it offers a unique 360-degee panoramic view of the island which makes it the ideal spot to take great photos. While here, taste some of the local delicacies and hand made products. Next, stop at the village of Megalochori, a peaceful, picturesque settlement on the south side of the island. See its famous tripartite bell tower, pirate hideaways, and wine canavas. Learn how Megalochori has a long history of trading merchants and financial prosperity.  Finish the tour with a stop at Perivolos Beach, a black sand volcanic beach, where you can swim, do some water sports, or have a delicious lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Santorini: The Breaking Plates Tour for Cruise Travelers

6. Santorini: The Breaking Plates Tour for Cruise Travelers

Surprise! There’s fun to be had on the island by day! The Greek Wedding Show crafted a brand new adventure for you-our cruise traveler! Join us for the most remarkable show in Greece while exploring popular destinations in Santorini! The Tour This unique and interactive experience in Santorini combines sightseeing with live performances by talented actors, dancers, and singers. Expect a fully interactive experience! Performers host the Breaking Plates Tour, so you know you are in for a fun trip! But that's not all, folks! You'll also have the chance to join in on the internationally renowned show, The Greek Wedding Show while exploring the most popular sights on the island. More than a sightseeing tour, this experience is a two-way show! As you walk through the streets of Santorini and its iconic sights, actors, dancers, and singers will come out of the narrow alleys, meet you in the streets, and perform just for you! You are a part of the show and the actors will interact with you and with the regular people that we meet along the way! As soon as you enter the bus, you are part of a Greek Family! Come rain, shine, or traffic, the Papadopoulos Family will keep you entertained inside the bus with music, Greek traditions, and information about the island! We will pass by Santorini's most popular sights: Oia, Megalochori, and Profitis Ilias, and have plenty of opportunities to take pictures of some of Santorini's most popular views! And after getting to know their island, The Papadopoulos family will make you feel right at home by inviting you to their Wedding Party! Be ready to bop along to your favorite Greek songs and sing with the family. You will also learn the most famous greek dance steps! Opa! While you fully experience the essence of Santorini through the music and dance, the family will engage you in the most Greek Experience: let's break plates and cheer! Get ready to have a smashing good time on The Breaking Plates Tour! It's a tour that's sure to leave you with memories to treasure and a few broken plates as souvenirs! The Island While visiting the most iconic Greek island, you can’t miss taking in part of the Greek family essence among coveted places with breathtaking views! The whitewashed cliffs become the stage and the beautiful landmarks emerge as the set. You will be blown away by the wonderful performances that take place through traditional villages, picturesque alleyways, and the enchanting Caldera! The live interaction means no tour is ever the same and the experience is full of surprises. You will have a chance to learn facts about Santorini, while full experience the culture through the music and dance! The Show After exploring the island, you are invited by the bride and groom to be a guest at a Greek Wedding Party! This experience is the closest you can get to a Greek Family, their music & traditions. A Greek party right in front of you! So let’s discover this fun, engaging, and completely unique way to visit Santorini!

Fira: Santorini Shore Excursion with Guide

7. Fira: Santorini Shore Excursion with Guide

Explore the most beautiful Greek island, in the company of a fun guide, and avoid walking many steps or steep paths. Santorini is one of the most astonishing and interesting islands to discover: enjoy stunning views and learn about the volcanic history. After picking you up from the upper cable car station, we take you to Profitis Ilias, which is the highest peak of Santorini. From its top - at about 1900 feet (576 m) - your sights will get lost in the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea while your guide explains you about the volcanic history of Santorini. Next, you'll go to the famous black sandy beach of Kamari. Dip your toes, enjoy a nice Greek coffee in one of the numerous beach bars, do some shopping and don't forget to take plenty of pictures in this stunning background. The Three Bells of Fira are next on your itinerary. Enjoy the view of the famous caldera and the beautiful villages of white and blue houses. From here, our way leads to the northernmost village of Oia, famous for its traditional cave houses built in pumice stone. We will stroll through the village, avoiding steps and steep paths.

Santorini: Megalochori and Oia Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

8. 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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What people are saying about Profítis Ilías, Santorini

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..