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Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

1. Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

Begin your tour with the Akrotiri Archeological Site, a prehistoric town preserved in volcanic ash. The excavations of Akrotiri are one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and have revealed one of the first European civilizations. Afterward, head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery for breathtaking views of the Aegean coast. Whilst in this stunning and peaceful environment, you may as well taste wine and local products made by the monks, who reside at the monastery. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, known as the island’s historic monument. Built on top of a hill, this settlement is home to a 16th-century Venetian castle. Explore the winding streets and whitewashed houses, complete with their charming balconies and pebbled paths. Later, follow a wine exhibition in Argyros Estate Winery. Based in Episkopi Santorini, the winery owns 42 hectares of vineyards, including some of the oldest vines on the island. Your wine tasting will include outstanding boutique wines, based on the indigenous varieties of Santorini. You can relax on the black sandy beach of Kamari, and enjoy the promenade along the seaside pathway which is complete with taverns, shops and open-air cafeterias.

Santorini Photo Tour with a World Renowned Photographer

2. Santorini Photo Tour with a World Renowned Photographer

Learn to take stunning photos of Santorini with the help of a photographer guide. Get off the usual tourist trail and discover quiet locations known only to the locals along the way.  See the best of what the island has to offer whilst travelling in air-conditioned comfort, and learn how to create the best images of different places and scenes. Get tips on technical skills and composition to create the best possible photos during an amazing experience that can include authentic villages, colorful beaches and much more. Benefit from an itinerary that can be customized to suit all levels of ability, from absolute beginners to those who are more advanced with their photography skills.

Santorini: Countryside Hidden Paths Private Tour

3. Santorini: Countryside Hidden Paths Private Tour

Discover Santorini on this private tour through its spectacular countryside. Stroll through narrow streets and among village vineyards and see what this amazing island has to offer. Walk around the ancient inland village of Emporio. Check out its 15th-century castle and lose yourself in the narrow streets. Stroll through the vineyards at an organic local family farm. Witness traditional farming methods and try some fresh food. Explore the local history and culture with visits to striking churches and picturesque chapels. See the naturally-formed stone window known as the "Heart of Santorini." Hang out on Vlychada Beach nestled among the cliffs.

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This tour is a must! Judy was absolutely amazing. I am not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I have never even had the slightest interest and have always felt that "a picture doesn't do it any justice" and that you are better off just enjoying what you see while you are there. But, this was a trip of a lifetime for us, and everyone kept asking us to bring back lots of pictures. So when I saw that this private photo tour was available, and it was a good way to see the island with a local guide, I booked it. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. Judy gave us some really great tips and tricks to take truly outstanding photos. Since being home I cannot stop looking at the photos I took, AND I have proudly shared them with friends and colleagues who have asked me if I had a background in photography! Some even said the pictures were so good they looked like they were from a movie set! This tour was truly the highlight of our trip. Book this tour. You will love it!

I booked this experience to enhance our photography skills and tour parts of Santorini that otherwise we may not see. My wife was uncertain regarding the photography part of the excursion. However, Judy made her very comfortable from the initial introductions. Judy is an experienced professional photographer and that came across immediately. My wife was using her iPhone and I was using a Sony RX100. Judy was able to explain exposure compensation, ISO, histograms, Aperture vs Shutter vs Manual and how best to use all of these to get the best photos given the lighting conditions. She was able to explain these photography basics in a very simple way and have us understand and implement them within the first hour. The rest of our tour was taking different shots and having Judy review them pointing out how they could be improved. We were also able to visit certain areas of Santorini that most tourists never get to see.

The tour was carried out completely according to our wishes and ideas. Our driver explained things to us about everything that was to be seen during the journey and at the stops. He had an answer to all questions and was always very friendly, open and courteous. We felt very comfortable and were well looked after. A bonus of course was that we were always provided with cold water. So the day was perfect - we could see what we wanted to see and much more. It doesn't get any better than that. Because of the individual design and the small "insider tips" - the slightly higher price is worth it. We can only recommend the tour!

Judy was AMAZING!!! Not only does she have 30 years of photography experience, but she was so friendly and easy to learn from! She showed my boyfriend and I how to use a brand new camera and also how to shoot better photos in on our phones as well. It was incredible how much we learned in only 5 hours and how much better our photos were from the start of our session to the end. I think both beginners and experienced photographers can learn a great deal from her! Highly recommend!!

Michael was wonderful! Willing to customize our tour to our desires since we had been on the island for four days already, even ended the tour at Blue Monkey Brewery with delicious tapas for late lunch.