SANTORINI HISTORICAL PRIVATE TOUR
Best Tour Experience
Delve into the ancient times on this 5-hour historical Santorini island tour, guided by an English-speaking archaeologist. Our itinerary will take us through idyllic scenery aboard fully-equippedprivate mini buses. Witness the prehistoric city of Akrotirithat remained buried for almost four thousand years,stand next to the ruins of Ancient Thera dating back to Hellenistic and Roman times and marvel at the wondrous exhibits at the Archeological Museum Fira and Museum of Prehistoric Thira.
Duration: 5 hours
Pick up Point: Cable Car in Fira Town , Your Hotel, Port, Airport.
Transportation: Mercedes Minibus fully A/C
Highlights: Ancient Thera, Akrotiri Archeological Site, Archeological Museum Fira, Prehistoric Museum of Fira
SANTORINI HISTORICAL PRIVATE TOUR DESCRIPTION
Named after the mythical ruler Theras, Ancient Thera will be our first stop on this tour.
The archaeological location features remains from Roman and Hellenistic times as well as structures by the Egyptian Ptolemais.The ruins include temples, houses with mosaics, an agora, a theatre and a gymnasium. The excellent location offers you a splendid view of the sea and the neighboring villages.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 am – 15:00 pm
Next on our exploration are the excavations at Akrotiri Archeological Site. This is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean and, with the exception of the roofs, the majority of buildings and their contents have survived preserved by volcanic ash, enabling the visitor to marvel at this wonder of antiquity.
Open hours: November, December, January, February, March from 08:00 – 15:00.
Open hours: April, May, June, July, August, September, Oct from 08:00 am – 20:00 every day.
The next stop is the Archeological Museum of Fira. Here there is a fine collection of painted vessels, ceramics and inscriptions from the excavations in Ancient Thera as well as impressive frescoes and many remains of prehistoric times.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 – 15:00 pm
The Prehistoric Museum of Fira will conclude our historical journey.Housing a wealth of ancient artefacts from various excavations on the island (some even dating back to 3000 BC),the museum is thematically divided in sections according to different aspects of archaeological research and prehistorical periods.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 – 15:00
*This tour includes licensed guide (archaeologist) by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO)
- Private Tour
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- Bottled water
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Local guide
Tour NOT Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SANTORINI HISTORICAL 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
RESERVATION / PAYMENT SANTORINI HISTORICAL PRIVATE TOUR
A deposit of € 80 Euros is required at the time of booking to secure your day with us.
You will pay off 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.