Explore Santorini from its half-submerged volcanic caldera to the breathtaking views of Oia!
See the highlights of Santorini on an 5-hour private tour, and explore the island from its half-submerged volcanic caldera to the summit of its highest mountain! Learn about Santorini's volcanic history while visiting the caldera and Perissa, the black-sand beach. Then, travel through to the Holy monastery of Prophet Elias and sample local produce made by the resident monks. Try wine at a volcanic vineyard and then round off your day with free time in picturesque Oia village to enjoy the stunning views only Santorini can offer.
*** This Tour is designed for 2 up to 8 travelers and is READY TO BOOK. If you will be more that 8 guests, please contact me for a custom quote. ***
Starting from Santorini's Port(Fira town) or from your Hotel travel to the island's caldera for your first stop of the day to pose for pictures against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea.
Then continue to check out the dramatic-looking black-sand beach of Perissa - the longest black beach on the island.
Travel to the peak of Prophet Elias mountain, listen to the monks chanting, and savor samples of the dessert wine, honey and extra virgin olive oil that's made on-site.
Continue with an optional visit to a traditional Santorini winery where the local "Assyrtiko" wine is produced or visit a local family farm to sample the homemade volcanic treats.
From the countryside, continue to Oia -Santorini's iconic whitewashed village that's graced many a postcard. Take a stroll around the streets and enjoy some free time to sightsee and shop/dine at leisure!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Ship Travelers: All the cruise passengers with individual programs(on their own) are taken to the old Port of Fira, the capital of Santorini, by tender boats.
There you can take the cable car direction up, to Fira town -the capital of the island.
The meeting point for the tour is at the EXIT of the cable car terminal, up in Fira town, and is easy to reach. I will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name.
Please include the name, arrival & departure time of guest's ship and full name & mobile (cell) phone number at the booking of the tour in order your pickup to be arranged promptly.
Hotel pick-up is available from different locations all over the island of Santorini.
If the accommodation is accessible by car pickup can be arranged onsite, otherwise the meeting point is set at a nearby main location.
Please include the hotel name, address, phone number and guest's mobile phone number at the booking of the tour in order your pick-up to be arranged promptly.
End location: Same as the meeting location.
Duration: 5 hours
For all my tours i use a modern a/c Mercedes minivan.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
6 Euros - The tour is all-included, besides your personal expenses(Lunch/drinks/shopping) and the tickets for the Cable car(6.00 Euros per person, per ride) for guests coming on a cruise ship.
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We loved our day with Dimitris. He's friendly, charming, interesting -- he had great stories about Santorini and the Cyclades, and helped us make the most of a "winter's" day in September. Great driver -- and you need that on a hilly island covered in switchbacks. The best, easiest and most interesting way to experience beautiful Santorini. Thank you, Dimitris.