SANTORINI FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR
|Pick up Point:||Cable Car in Fira Town , Your Hotel, Port, Airport.|
|Languages:||English, French , Spanish, Italian, German, Russian.|
|Transportation:||Mercedes Minibus fully A/C|
|Highlights:||Firostefani, Imerovigli, Imerovigli, Profitis Ilias, Megalochori, Emporio, Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Black Beach, Red Beach, Venetsanos Winery|
Tour included and not included
|Private Tour||Entrance fees|
|Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points||Food and drinks, unless specified|
|Bottled water||Gratuities (optional)|
|Transport by air-conditioned minivan|
Santorini is truly a paradise on earth and, therefore, most travelers wish to soak in as much as possible during their visit. With this in mind, we have designed the full day private tour. Embark on this remarkable journey and delve into all the magic and allure of the island: scenic villages with traditional houses, blue-roofed churches and footpaths, historical sites and ancient cities, breathtaking landscapes and seascapes, and of course, spectacular sunsets against majestic skies.
What to Expect from Santorini Full Day Private Tour
We start our tour making our way to Firostefani. Lying to the north of Fira, the village of Firostefani, ‘crown of Fira’, owes its name from its elevated position. Indeed, the breathtaking views of Fira and the volcano from the village are truly unforgettable. One of the highlights here will be the visit to the Blue Domed Church – the iconic church that has adorned the cover of so many brochures and guidebooks.
Continuing to the northwest of Fira, we reach Imerovigli. At about 300 meters above sea level, Imerovigli is very often referred to as the “balcony of the Aegean” and it definitely lives up to this name by offering a most spectacular view of the Aegean sunset. Other highlights are the many churches in typical Cycladic architecture, especially the church of Ai-Stratis and the Monastery of St. Nikolaos, as well as Skaros Rock which features the remains of a medieval fortress.
We are on our way now to Oia, definitely the most famous village of Santorini and one of unrivalled beauty. Certainly, there is no shortage here of attractions to intrigue the visitor – the glorious sunset, houses built in niches inside the volcanic rock, blue roofed churches, inspiring views and idyllic atmosphere will generously reward the visitor to this unique place.
Next on our itinerary is a special destination slightly off the beaten track. Pyrgos Village exhibits all the magic of Santorini and trademark panoramic views of both sides of the island but also retains features of the Venetian rule. The traditional Cycladic houses and paths surround the old Venetian castle, offering the best of both worlds and making Pyrgos Village a place not to be missed.
No tour could be complete without a visit to Profitis Ilias. Perched at the peak of Mount Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah), the highest point of Santorini at 600 meters above sea, is the monastery of the same name. Even those averse to taking photographs will not resist the urge to take a few shots from this amazing vantage point.
Our next stop will be Megalochori (‘big village’). With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, it is one of the most picturesque and traditional villages of the island. Historical mansions, restored houses and pirate hideaways are prominent features of this authentic old settlement.
And how can someone not visit Emporio. Once the center of commercial activity, it is the largest settlement of Santorini with a definite medieval flavor and well-preserved traditional houses. The heart of the village boasts Emporio Kastelli, the best-preserved castle on the island. Enjoy a walk through the charming narrow streets and don’t forget to visit the churches.
Our next destination presents us with something different, the Akrotiri Archaeological Site. Here is one of the most significant prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. Akrotiri had developed into a major city before it was covered in ash by volcanic eruptions. However, the ash has preserved structures and their contents allowing the visitor to marvel at this wonder of antiquity.
It may just be the right time for a swim now and Black Beach, or Perissa, is an excellent choice. Black Beach is actually the end of the long black sand beach of Perivolos and, without a doubt, it is the busiest and most famous beach in Santorini. After enjoying the crystal clear waters and impressive black sand, you should definitely try the local specialties in the many seaside restaurants.
And if you think you have seen it all, consider Red Beach. This famous beach stands true to its name – this striking and impressively odd formation of red volcanic rocks overlooking the beach creates a unique sight that certainly should not be missed.
However, there is a lot more to Santorini than spectacular views, blue-roofed churches, narrow paved paths and amazing beaches. So our next stop takes us to the Venetsanos Winery; gain first-hand experience of the traditional wine-making art of Santorini and feel free to discover and enjoy the exquisite local wine varieties that the island has become famous for.
Additional Information about Santorini Full Day Private Tour
Cruise passenger pick-up
All cruise passengers with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira, by tender boats. From the port, you will take the cable car up to Fira town.
The journey with a cable car takes 2-3 minutes and costs €6. Approximate start of the tour should be 90 minutes after the scheduled arrival of the cruise ship.
The meeting point for the tour is at the cable car’s exit in Fira town. Your guide will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name.
Please include the name and arrival time of your ship, and full name and mobile phone number when booking of the tour in order for your pick-up to be arranged.
Your guide will meet you at the hotel entrance door
Drop-off / End Point
Same as the meeting point
|Your Group Size||Price per hour||The total amount for the 8 hours tour|
|1-6 Guests||50€ per hour||So for a 8-hour will cost € 400|
|7-10 Guests||65€ per hour||So for a 8-hour will cost € 520|
|11-14 Guests||75€ per hour||So for a 8-hour will cost € 600|
|15-20 Guests||85€ per hour||So for a 8-hour will cost € 680|
- Please Note Prices are per tour and not per passenger amd include vehicle, chauffeur and tour guide.
Reservation / Payment Santorini Full Day Private Tour
A deposit of € 50 Euros is required at the time of booking to secure your day with us.
You will pay the balance in cash at the end of the tour. Confirmation will be received at the time of booking by e-mail.
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.