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Santorini: Private Sunrise Tour with Breakfast and Oia Visit

1. Santorini: Private Sunrise Tour with Breakfast and Oia Visit

Your early waking up will be rewarded as soon as we get to our first stop, our secret observation spot in Imerovigli, the balcony of the Aegean. A blue dome church perched on the top of the cliff that offers you a double panoramic view both to the sunrise and the caldera. Admire the majestic changing colors of the sky before and after the sunrise. Your guide will prepare for you a traditional Greek coffee (or hot tea) and treat you to some ‘loukoumia’, a candy that will perfectly accompany your Greek coffee. Enjoy your coffee in the balcony of the Aegean as the sun rises, what a better way to start your day! It’s time now to visit Oia, the most famous village on the island and one of the most photographed places in the world. Thousands of people visit this small picturesque village every day, but when you get there it will be so quiet and peaceful that it will make you feel the real vibes of this amazing place. Wander in the charming narrow paths, admire the blue-domed chapels and the traditional white-washed houses built in niches in the rock. Take your time to capture the best pictures without being rushed or pushed by the crowds. Continue to Firostefani, a village next to the capital of Fira that offers an amazing view of the volcano and the caldera. Enjoy the view and take the famous picture of the Blue dome church with the volcano in the background, the one that has been depicted in so many images of the island. Next on our itinerary is Prophet Elias Monastery, the highest point of the island. From this vantage point, you can admire an exclusive view of the entire island and those around and take striking photographs. The last stop will be at Pyrgos village, the old capital of Santorini. Offering panoramic views of both sides of the island, Pyrgos is probably the most beautiful traditional village on the island. The traditional houses and paths are built around the old castle combining Cycladic and Venetian architecture. Explore the old capital and feel like you are walking in a maze. Finish your tour at a traditional café in the center of the village where you will be served a delicious breakfast.

Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

2. Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

Hop off your cruise ship and embark on an excursion around Santorini. See cute villages such as Firostefani and Oia, volcanic remains, and beautiful vistas on this specially-designed shore excursion. Meet your driver/guide and head for your first stop at Firostefani. Admire the blue dome church and enjoy views of the volcanic remains of the caldera. Visit the observatory at Imerovigli to get a closer look at this amazing landscape. Listen to fascinating stories as you move onto Oia, a nestling hillside village and Santorini's most famous tourist destination. Encounter the well-known old Venetian castle, as well as hidden gems picked by your guide. Enjoy a walk around the village and its volcanic caldera at your leisure before the final stop at Finikia. This tranquil and picturesque village is the perfect spot to see the sunset away from the crowds, before heading back to your cruise ship.

Santorini: Private Sunset Tour with Picnic & Transfer

3. Santorini: Private Sunset Tour with Picnic & Transfer

Fall in love with the sunset like never before with 3 breathtaking stops commencing at the highest point of the island – overlooking the unique & complex geography of Santorini . Then head off to the famous Blue Dome of Firostefani - one of the most picturesque locations which can be found in post-cards all over the world. Finish off on a high note with a final stop at our secret location in the wonderful Imerovigli for an unforgettable sunset pic-nic.

Santorini: Private Full Day Sunset Tour with Dinner

4. Santorini: Private Full Day Sunset Tour with Dinner

Explore Santorini with a full-day tour from Fira, including a private guide, round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned SUV, a visit to Art Space, and dinner with sunset views. Learn about the island's history and culture while visiting Imerovigli, Exo Gonia, Emporio, Red Beach, and more. Begin your tour with SUV transportation from Fira to Imerovigli. Listen as your private guide describes the geological formation of Santorini's unique volcanic landscape. Stop at Monolithos Beach to sink your feet into the black sand and feast your eyes on a panoramic view. Continue to Exo Gonia, a quiet village that's home to the 18th-century Agios Charalambos Church. Explore the 19th-century Art Space gallery and winery, which displays contemporary Greek paintings and sculptures in a former wine cave. Wander next door to local vineyards for a tour or tasting. The next stop is the lively village of Emporio in the southern region of Santorini. Wander its narrow alleyways to a 15th-century Venetian Castle and then continue to the Akrotiri Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece. Take a photo or enjoy the views of the endless blue Aegean Sea. Make a short stop at the Red Beach to take a photo of its iconic, red sand before driving to dinner at a family-run tavern. Popular with the locals, the tavern is located right on the water, offering specialty dishes like Santorinian salads, fresh fish, and tomatokeftedes (a fried tomato appetizer). After dinner, visit a secret location known as the "Heart of Santorini" to watch the evening sunset. Enjoy a bottle of local wine as the sun sinks into the sea and turns the sky deep shades of red, orange, and blue. Conclude your day trip by returning to the SUV and driving back to Fira.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,032 reviews

It was a private tour and my birthday!. The tour guide picked us up much earlier (than the set time) at our hotel. We first toured one of the wineries and had wine tasting (fee not included), had walking tour in one of the villages, visited Red Beach, Lighthouse and neighboring areas with amazing view of Fira and Oia. Few hours before sunset, we proceed to the Dolphins Restaurant ( by the water) and had a sumptuous dinner ( 3 courses seafood meal, wine and dessert) with some tables set at the marina or wood deck. What a special way to celebrate my birthday! Later, Evans, the tour guide brought us into a secret spot, a place on higher elevation with spectacular view of the volcano, sea and the villages and we waited there for the final minutes till the sunset. The so called secret place only had us at that moment. Evans provided us with glass of wine and we sipped it while waiting for the final minute. Truly Awesome! We were pleased selecting this tour for this occasion.

Excellent! We were met at the top of the cable car and taken to the office. Here it was explained where we would go. We were then taken to our driver, Christos, who was amazing. There were 6 of us and we shared with one other lovely couple, so a group of 8. The itinerary was pretty much our choice and how long we stayed in each stop was our choice. We were on a cruise, so had to stick with our ships boarding! Only advice would be to stay the full 2 hours in Oia if you wish to eat as well. Thank you Christos for a great day

In short, this tour was worth it all especially with our guide Evans! He was phenomenal. He customized the tour for us to see the island extensively. He gave amazing background information and made the trip fun and exciting. He was very kind and very respectful. It was truly an educational and eventual adventure. We appreciated all his dedication and assistance to making the experience way more than what we could have imagined.

Very pleasant trip. And the place to see the sunset is exceptional. Far from the crowds, in complete privacy and perfect for seeing everything. Without forgetting the guide Fotis who is very friendly, gives many explanations and is discreet when necessary. A great experience

Great guide Georgio, everything perfect and pick-up on time, very informative and detailed, good driver and spacious vehicle, ordering a child seat worked without any problems! Any time!!!