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Santorini: Catamaran Caldera Cruise with Meal and Drinks

1. Santorini: Catamaran Caldera Cruise with Meal and Drinks

Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Caldera and the beautiful Santorini sunset, while sailing with a luxury catamaran. Select from the Day Cruise or Sunset Cruise options which both offer a unique chance to admire Santorini’s beauty, sailing through the deep blue waters of the island. Start your Day Cruise journey from the old port of Ammoudi and head to Thirassia Island, a fishermen’s island ideal for swimming and admiring the unique view of Manolas village. Explore the unmanned volcanic beaches or sunbathe on the deck. Feel the energy of the volcano while heading to the hot springs. Sail towards the Black Mountain and the big light house south of the Caldera, as you head to the White Beach and the Red Beach for a swim when anchored, a delicious lunch is served onboard with wine and dessert. The Sunset Cruise begins with a stop at the Red Beach for a refreshing swim and stops at all the same locations as the Day Cruise. On the Sunset Cruise, enjoy dinner with wine and dessert served onboard.

Santorini: Sightseeing Island Tour

2. Santorini: Sightseeing Island Tour

You will be collected early in the morning from your hotel on Santorini Island and driven in a luxury, modern, minivan with WiFi and air conditioning to the most attractive sightseeing spots on the island.  Augmented reality maps will be provided for free to passengers in order to give you the opportunity to get more information via your mobile phone about the sites. Your first stop is the Akrotiri Archaeological Site and museum in Akrotiri where you can feel the atmosphere of the island's volcanic eruption days and also see ancient ruins.  Then you will drive to the nearby Red Beach which is popular because of its amazing pure and volcanic red rocks formation. Here you can take some time to swim and relax. Then, you will head to Black Beach in Perissa to swim, relax, or have a meal at one of the seafront bars. Next up, enjoy a wine tasting in Venetsanos Winery. You will have the opportunity to try some of the most excellent local wines in quality and flavor, such as Vinsanto, Nichteri, and Assyrtiko. End the tour with stops in Pyrgos and Oia, the most traditional villages in Santorini.  Here, you'll have enough time to explore and admire the Cycladic architecture and Greek hospitality, walk in the narrow pathways next to blue and white old and traditional houses, go shopping, or relax and admire the breathtaking views of the island of Caldera.

Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

3. 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.

From Fira: Santorini Wrangler Jeep Convoy Tour & Villages

4. From Fira: Santorini Wrangler Jeep Convoy Tour & Villages

The tour starts with transfer from your hotel to the starting point. The tour starts after a short breefing about the Jeeps and the places that we will visit. The convoy starts with a small tour around Pyrgos village to showcase the panoramic view of Kamari, mostly to let the guests get acquainted with driving the car. Then follows the first off road part from Pyrgos all the way down to Megalochori village After that, the first stop is at the windmills in Emporio. Off road drive to Vlychada, small stop to the port of Vlychada (1st toilet stop if requested) followed by a quick tour to Perivolos black beach. From there we head to the main off road part that heads to Theros Beach, where we make the first Drone video and photo session. After Theros we head to Saint Anna church where we follow a small trail to a secret and quiet beach for a 40 minutes beach stop and then we return for the BBQ break at the church of Saint Anna for approximately 40 minutes. Continuing our drive we head for the Akrotiri area, towards Kaminia Beach where we climb the panoramic side and then we drive until the point of Akrotiri for a stop and second drone session to a magnificent point overlooking the caldera. (Lets say above the white beach) Finally we drive until Megalochori to a beautiful and not crowdy sunset point for the last drone session before returning to the starting point.

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

5. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

Adapt the tour to your personal interests and preferences; the itinerary presented below is just a suggestion. Start by being picked up from the location of your choice. Make the first stop in Firostefani, well known for the famous blue dome church where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the volcanic caldera. On your way to Oia, marvel at the characteristic architecture of the famous picturesque village. Visit the old Venetian castle, and explore its interior. Enjoy free time to stroll around the town and sip refreshments by the caldera. Next, head to Profitis Ilias which offers a unique 360° panoramic view of the island and is an ideal spot to take amazing photos. Visit the 300 years old monastery and taste some of the local delicacies and handmade products. After this, stop at Black Beach, a unique volcanic beach where you can swim, enjoy water sports, or have a delicious lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea. Continue on the to Akrotiri Archaeological Site located on the southern edge of the island. 

Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

6. 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.

Need For Speed: Santorini The Ultimate Private Motor Yacht

7. Need For Speed: Santorini The Ultimate Private Motor Yacht

Feel the breeze, sunlight, waves, and adrenaline all at once on a luxury motor yacht cruise around Santorini. Start with a private transfer from your hotel and arrive at the marina where your Fairline Targa 43 motor yacht awaits. The captain will welcome you on board and help you create a curated trip to visit all the highlights of the south coast of Santorini and the Caldera. On this cruise, the luxurious deck of the motor yacht is your private oasis. The staff onboard will be offering quality mezedes (Greek finger food), local wine, beer, and refreshments. Cruise towards the island's colorful beaches while the crew shares all of Santorini's secrets, its history, and how the beautiful scenery and shape are the result of volcanic activity years ago. You can choose where to stop and for how long. You will have plenty of time to swim and snorkel. See the famous Red Beach and take pictures of its reddish hues and wild cliff formations. Cruise along the sandy shores of White Beach, surrounded by bright limestone cliffs, and dive into the pristine waters of Mesa Pigadia, the Black Beach. Close by, admire stunning views of the caves and impressive rock formations of the Indian Rocks, which are accessible only by boat. Cruise past the 18th-century Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri, located on the southwestern tip of the island, and continue your journey by entering the waters of Santorini’s caldera. The view here, of the villages on the cliff, creates a postcard-perfect portrait that looks like a distant snow-capped mountain range. The yacht will then head towards the renowned Volcano for a stop at the sulfur-rich hot springs for a relaxing dip into its healing and detoxifying waters. Another stop for swimming beneath the breathtaking cliff of Oia is highly recommended. For lunch or dinner, this journey brings you to Thirasia, a charming island with fewer than 200 inhabitants. Visit a traditional restaurant where you can choose from 3 different menus, featuring meat, fish, or vegetarian options. A fine dining experience can also be arranged at a restaurant in Thirasia at an extra cost.

Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

8. Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

See the best of Santorini on a guided island tour. Travel in a comfortable Mercedez-Bens and visit iconic spots, including the whitewashed houses of Oia, the impressive Red Beach, and finish your day with wine tasting. After pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, head to Firostefani village and take in the views over the white and blue rooftops from the cliff. Learn interesting facts about the village from your guide. Continue to Imerovigli, a picturesque village located at the highest point of the Caldera and Scaros Rock, facing the magnificent Cladera View and the volcano. Arrive in Oia, the most famous point on the island, known for its whitewashed houses and winding streets. Make your way to the other side of the island, starting with the highest point of Santorini, Profitis Ilias Monastery. Soak up the panoramic views of the whole island. Pass by Pyrgos Castelli, the Venetian castle that encapsulates the multicultural spirit of this small island. Head to the Black Beach and Red Beach, which owe their impressive colors to a volcanic eruption. Relax on the sunny shores, swim in the crystal waters, and have time to discover local cuisine at the nearby restaurants. Finish your journey at a local winery and taste some of the most famous wines in Greece. Choose the option for a five-course meal and tasting of five wines.

Fira: Santorini Shore Excursion with Guide

9. 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: Private Romantic Guided Tour with Sunset & Dinner

10. Santorini: Private Romantic Guided Tour with Sunset & Dinner

You start your senses-bewitching experience with an introduction to the first & unique organic black currant vineyard in Santorini, walking among local varieties of organic herbs such as caper and thyme. The visit ends with a tasting of infused olive oil and a gift of a bottle of organic olive oil with herbs from our farm per visitor. Enjoy panoramic views during evening at the Aegean Sea and surroundings islands. A sunset like no other – after all, there can be no romance without the world’s most beautiful sunset! Get the most of Santorini’s sunset from Prophet Elias mountain, the highest point of Santorini, overlooking the entire island. Your romantic experience for two ends in the evening, at the Black Beach. A candlelit private space welcomes you for a relaxing cocktail paired with tasteful finger-food, while gazing upon the sea and stars in front of you.

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,112 reviews

This was absolutely amazing. The hotel pick up and drop off is great cause you don’t have to worry about extra transport. The staff on the boat were so nice, the food was great and the overall energy was perfect. There were plenty of opportunities to get in the water (I didn’t do that but watched others enjoy their time in the water). As a solo traveller, I really enjoyed being able to connect with others but also have plenty of space and time to enjoy the views and scenario alone. I highly recommend this experience. 10/10

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.

We had a fantastic experience on this cruise this past June. We got to swim in two different spots, and snorkel as well. Our tour guides were knowledgeable, fun and served a yummy meal too!

It was fantasctic. A very nice experice. We've seen places that otherwise we couldn't have seen. it was a great day.

The tour guide explained in deep detail about life in Santorini. The best tour ever