Your day starts with a stroll around Fira, Santorini’s capital, to enjoy uninterrupted views of Santorini caldera while your guide shares some stories about the island.
Continuing our tour, we’ll stop at a vantage point to admire the photogenic blue dome of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, the most-renowned location in Santorini.
Next, we’ll head to Oia, easily the most popular village of Santorini due to its dramatic setting at the edge of a steep cliff and its charismatic beauty. Stroll around cobblestone alleyways with whitewashed houses and snap photos from viewpoints only locals know about.
We’ll then move inland to the village of Pyrgos, the former capital of Santorini, where we’ll explore its pastel-coloured houses, blue-domed churches, and vineyards. Through winding pathways, we’ll walk all the way up the ruins of a medieval castle to admire amazing vistas. Going downhill to the village, it’s time to relax your muscles in a lovely spot where you’ll snack on some local, seasonal mezedes (Greek tapas) such as tomato fritters, fava, white eggplant, cold cuts, and local cheese.
Once you’ve filled your belly, we’ll head to our next view point at the edge of the island and admire Santorini’s unique Red Beach. Next, we’ll stop at one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, the Akrotiri Lighthouse, which dates back to 1892 and according to many, boasts the best views in all of Santorini!
Our tour wouldn’t be complete without tasting exceptional Santorini wines, famous for their unique character that comes from the island’s volcanic conditions and local cultivation techniques. Enjoy not one or two but 6 premium wines during a tasting session in a local winery with dazzling caldera views and a selection of local cuts and cheeses.
Before we part ways, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best of your trip to amazing Santorini.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, sampling of local products such as olives, cheeses, fava, tomato-fritters, local specialty tapas, local wine (wine tasting).
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your driver and guide
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Your Trip: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: Remember to write your designated pickup and drop-off area when you book. This service is free.
Departure location: at your request anywhere in Santorini, Hotel, Port, Airport, Cable Car in Fira
if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.