This volcanic island well deserves it’s recognition. Much so it deserves much more, when one scratches below it’s surface. To fully appreciate what the island has to offer, be prepared to spend at least 3-4 days (or more). The suggestions below, will help give you an idea of the possibilities in store. Some of are unique to the island so dont miss out!
For those with limited time or perhaps as a overall introduction to the island it may be a good idea to go on a Full Day island tour.
Depending on your budget and size of group, you have the choice of private tour, or to join a organized shared tour which is fairly affordable.
The full day Santorini Island Tour (few variations possible)
This 9-hour tour covers a lot of ground. You travel in comfort of a coach with guide in tow. The tour includes visit to archaeological site of Akrotiri, visit to traditional village of Megalochori, visit a winery, Stop at the volcanic beaches, snap panoramic photos at the islands highest point (Prophet Elias Monastery) and finish the day watching the famous sunset at Oia. ** there are other combinations of the full day tour, that include boat ride to visit volcanic site at Nea Kameni island for instance instead of Akrotiri.
(private and shared options)
5 hour catamaran cruise, includes drinks (wine, beer & non alcoholic options) and a delicious BBQ /Buffet lunch or dinner depending if you select a daytime or sunset cruise. Sail around the island and enjoy the views and various beaches, short stop for swimming and snorkeling as well as a visit to the hot springs. Transfers can be included. **There are options for full day cruise tours as well (8hr) for those who want a more leisurely day on the water exploring the volcanic hotsprings and beaches of the island.
Wooden Boat Tour to Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia & Oia
This 6-hr tour will thrill your senses. Includes a sailing tour of the Caldera Lagoon, swim into the Hot Springs and sail until the Island of Thirassia. Enjoy the scenery of the Caldera cliffs all along and reach the picturesque Port of Ammoudi in Oia where you will be dropped off for your visit to the village to appreciate the magnificent sunset! After sunset, transfer by bus to your hotel.
Historic Heritage Tour, Including the Archaeological site of Akrotiri
This 5-hr historical site is throughly fascinating and worth the visit. The story of myths and reality collide – Your first stop is the archaeological site of Akrotiri. This settlement was once destroyed by a huge vulcanic eruption and led to be believed as the lost city of Atlantis. The historic tour aside from visiting the excavations of Akrotiri, can also include visit to the traditional village of Emborio with it’s well preserved Venetian castle, Museum of Thira and ruins of the church in Perissa that gave the name to the island!
Eat & Walk Tour (Fira town)
A 4-hr tour that gives you a introduction to Greek food and a chance to meet and talk to local sellers. Taste local coffee, pies and street food while enjoying the views of the caldera and hidden paths of Fira town. Sample popular treats and desserts as well as olive oil tasting and local beverages.
Traditional Tastes of Santorini
5-hr Food tour that takes you outside the town to taste Santorini’s rich traditional cuisine is the island’s produce such as fáva peas, white aubergines, white wine grapes and more, all grown in volcanic soil. Visit the traditional villages and enjoy wine tasting, coffee and lunch along the way.
Wine Road Tours
Visit 3 family-owned wineries in this 4-hr tour. Sample over a dozen wines and learn about Santorini’s indigenous grapes and unique vine-growing methods. Spend the day meeting the local people who love and cultivate their land.
Cooking and Tasting Experience (Private for small groups also available)
Half day food tour combines a little sightseeing to visit and taste local produce then to a designated location (various options include outdoor cooking class or at a local restaurant) for your cooking class, then end the day by enjoying your very own cooked meal with your new friends. Take home memories and also traditional recipes of the island.
- Transfers & transportation (car, van, minivan, coach)
- Tailor-made tours / Private
- Guides (multi-languages)
- Wedding & Honeymoon arrangements
- Photography tours and booking
- Sports & Active Holiday – cycle, safari, dive, canoe, paddleboard, fish
- Immersive & Learning Holiday
- Wellness Holidays
- Corporate & Incentive Packages
- VIP services – helicopter, limo, security, personal shopper
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