Private tour

Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

Activity provider: Santorini Road Trips
Private tour

Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

Activity provider: Santorini Road Trips

From US$ 377.27 per group up to 4

Explore quiet villages and enjoy scenic views on this private customized journey with an expert local guide. Encounter ancient cities, a traditional winery, and volcanic landscapes on this scenic tour.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup will be at your hotel, cruise or ferry port, or the Santorini International Airport. You will receive personalized information in a separate email, please remember to also check your spam folder for the email. Information on cruise, airport and ferry pickup meeting points: • For cruises, meet your driver at the cruise port by the top cable car exit • If meeting at the Santorini international airport (JTR), your driver will meet you at the arrivals terminal. • For ferry pickup, your driver will meet you at the arrivals terminal. In all cases your driver will be holding a sign with your name on it
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  • See the famous excavations of the pre-historic town of Akrotiri
  • Experience breathtaking views from the Prophet Elias Monastery
  • Explore the quaint village of Pyrgos
  • Sample 4 wine varieties accompanied by a cheese platter at the estate argyros winery
  • Relax on the Kamari black-sand beach
Full description
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.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour with a driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned deluxe minivan
  • Cold bottled water
  • Refreshing wet hand tissues
  • Maps and live commentary
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cable car tickets if arriving by cruise ship
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Lunch at a seaside restaurant (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

After disembarking from your boat, follow the disembarkation procedure for cruise ships which involves tender boats from the ship's gangway to the cruise port, followed by a 3-minute cable car ride up to the main town of Fira. Meet your driver at the top cable car exit, where they will be holding a sign with your name written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • At the time of booking please provide your hotel name and location or your cruise ship name and arrival time (you will receive an email from the local partner with pickup details)
  •  The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences
Customer reviews

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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.

October 5, 2022

Die Tour wurde völlig nach unseren Wünschen und Vorstellungen durchgeführt. Zu allem, was es während der Fahrt und bei den Stopps zu sehen gab, hat uns unser Fahrer zusätzlich Dinge erklärt. Er hatte auf alle Fragen eine Antwort und war durchweg sehr freundlich, offen und zuvorkommend. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und wurden gut betreut. Ein Bonus war natürlich, dass wir immer wieder mit kaltem Wasser versorgt wurden. So war der Tag perfekt - wir konnten sehen, was wir sehen wollten und noch vieles mehr. Besser geht es nicht. Da lohnt sich - gerade wegen der individuellen Gestaltung und den kleinen “Geheimtipps” - auch der etwas höhere Preis. Wir können die Tour nur empfehlen!

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August 27, 2022


Product ID: 212511