We’ll start our tour from Fira, the capital and busiest town of the island. Bypassing the tourist traps, we’ll discover the artistic side of Santorini with a walk through Fira’s whitewashed back alleys where local artists exhibit their work such as paintings, sculptures, and other unique creations.
Moving on, we’ll visit the fabulous village of Oia, Santorini’s crown jewel, where we’ll explore off the beaten track to discover the back alleys of a pastel-coloured neighbourhood that you might never find without a local by your side!
Before leaving Oia, we’ll visit a beloved independent bookstore housed in a stunning whitewashed building. Named the world’s best bookstore by National Geographic, it’s easy to fall in love with this place even if you aren’t the biggest book lover in the world.
Continuing our tour in Santorini, we’ll visit the best-preserved castle-village on the island, where the buildings are still inhabited. While exploring this peaceful settlement, we’ll wander through the narrow alleys steeped in medieval charm, then stop for coffee and a traditional spoon sweet in a local cafe.
On our next stop, you’ll discover the historic hiding grounds of the locals during pirate raids, and then head to a secluded beach where we’ll enjoy its unique, lunar-like yellow landscape.
We’ll then get familiar with Santorini’s famous cherry tomatoes. In a historic factory we’ll hear stories of local farmers who once reached the area with mules laden with baskets of ripe tomatoes ready to be turned into the island’s indigenous tomato paste.
Moving on to our last stop now, it’s time for some local food and wine! You’ll enjoy a 4-glass wine tasting in an authentic, old school winery where Vinsanto and other delicious wines are made the traditional way, and snack on mouth-watering local mezedes (local tapas) alongside your wine.
Before you go, don't forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, 1 coffee, 1 local sweet, 4 glasses of wine (wine tasting), local seasonal tapas.
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
Note: 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.