Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 316.42 Per group up to 1

Discover Santorini's history and vibrant modern culture on a 4-hour private tour to the traditional villages of Pyrgos, Megalochori, and Emporio. Experience true local life and explore Akrotiri's prehistoric town, a Bronze Age settlement.

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Private group
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
• From all hotels at the lobby or nearest point accessible by vehicle • From the cruise port at the top cable car exit • From Santorini International Airport (JTR) at the arrivals terminal • From Athinios Port at the arrivals terminal


  • Explore winding streets and admire panoramic vistas at Pyrgos village
  • Stroll along the picturesque pathways at the traditional settlement of Megalochori
  • Discover the Venetian castle in Emporio village
  • Learn about Akrotiri's ancient city preserved in volcanic ash
Full description
Following a convenient pickup from your starting point on the island, start your private tour by heading to the village of Pyrgos, known as the island’s historic monument. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement is home to an 18th-century Venetian castle. Explore the remains of the fortress built into small alleys and circle-shape roads by the locals to fortify the area. The town is surrounded by vineyards, chapels, churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies, and pebbled paths. Continue your road trip by strolling the narrow pathways of the traditional village of Megalochori. This quaint settlement is made up of hundreds of small white painted houses with exquisite architecture, tiny alleys, tower bells, beautiful blue-domed churches, and underground cave houses. In this picturesque and non-touristic environment, you’ll truly be basking in the local culture and lifestyle. Next up, discover Emporio, the entryway to another era and the island's commercial center during the Venetian occupation. In medieval times, the inhabitants of this village used to build their houses side by side in small quaint streets so that they could protect themselves against pirates. Walk the narrow pathways of the Venetian castle and take memorable photos overlooking the volcanic landscape. Lastly, head to Akrotiri and visit the hidden gem of Santorini: the prehistoric Minoan Bronze Age settlement preserved in volcanic ash. One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, it was home to one of the first European civilizations. Tucked away at the southern tip of Santorini, this settlement prospered for centuries before being eradicated by a great volcanic eruption. End your private experience by returning to the starting point or another place of your preference on the island.
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotel, airport, or cruise port
  • Bottled water
  • Hand towels
  • Live commentary
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car ticket (for cruise ship passengers only €6 EUR per person, per ride)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences
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