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Santorini: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

1. 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. 

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Santorini: 8-Hour Private Tour

2. Santorini: 8-Hour Private Tour

From the black sand beaches and picturesque caldera to the mountaintops and charming villages, Santorini is an island with much to see. Discover the marvels that make up of one of most charming Greek islands on this private full-day scenic tour. Your tour begins with a visit to the island's half-submerged caldera—a picture perfect setting. Strike a pose against the backdrop of the deep-blue Aegean Sea and take some memorable photos as your guide tells you about Santorini's volcanic history.  Continue to the iconic village of Oia—renowned for its whitewashed houses and idyllic sunset. Take a stroll around the streets and enjoy some free time to explore the village. For an insight into Santorini's sacred culture, venture up to the island's highest point, where the Prophet Elias Monastery is perched, at nearly 2,000 feet (565 meters) above sea level. Hear monks chant and admire the far-reaching vistas that span the entire region before sampling dessert wine and extra virgin olive oil made on-site. Next, venture around the island's countryside and enjoy the local stops away from the tourist crowds handpicked by your private guide. Have the opportunity to visit a traditional winery, where you can learn about the production of the local Assyrtiko wine or stop at a selected restaurant to sample some of the local foods Santorini is famous for. Round off your day on the Aegean waters with a visit to Kamari or Perissa, the longest black sand beaches on the island covered with black volcanic sand before returning back to your hotel or cruise ship.

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Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Unravel the architectural beauty of Oia, perched on the steep edge of the caldera. See a cascade of beautiful cave houses. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views from the Venetian castle ruins on this private guided tour of Santorini. Make your way through the narrow cobblestone streets as blue-domed churches break the display of white. Admire the blooming flowers that appear on adorable little balconies. Let your guide show you the highest viewpoint of Profitis Ilias mountain for a majestic view of the Aegean Sea. Locate beautiful bell towers at the village of Megalochori. Learn about Santorini's local life, culture, and religion. Conclude the tour at a traditional Santorini winery. Indulge in the authentic flavors of the island as you sip on local wine made from grapes grown in the volcanic soil.

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What people are saying about Santorini

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,640 reviews

Grigoris was an excellent guide. A very knowledgeable, friendly and professional individual who was ready to go out of his way to keep us happy. Since the tour was private we had the chance to customise the itinerary in any way we liked. Overall this was an excellent tour, well worth its money. I would highly recommend both Grigoris and the tour!

Gregory was a terrific tour guide. We really enjoyed everything he showed us (and we saw a lot that day) and he was VERY knowledgeable and informative, handling every question we had with ease. Such a gentleman as well. This tour was the best thing we did on Santorini. Very worthwhile.

Perfect. Gregory's attention was spectacular: he adapted the tour to our schedule and our tastes and explained to us at each visit the most interesting. A 10. Highly recommended.

Sanorini is a beautiful place to visit!

We enjoyed our short stay at Santorini. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly; we saw many beautiful places.

Wonderful way to see the island! Gregory was an amazing tour guide and taught us so much. Very highly recommend.