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6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience

  • Private 6-hour best of Santorini tour, with air-conditioned minivan transport
  • Explore the ancient ruins at Akrotiri and admire the scarlet-colored bay of Red Beach
  • Visit top Santorini attractions such as the windmill-studded village of Emborio, Mt Prophet Ilias and Pygros
6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience
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6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience
Succumb to Santorini’s charms on a private 6-hour trip to see its highlights. Traveling by luxury, air-conditioned minivan with an expert guide, learn about Santorini’s history and culture as you explore. Stop at Red Beach, explore the windmill-dotted village of Emborio, view the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri and more. Later, amble around the old capital of Pyrgos, enjoy a wine tasting against a sparkling backdrop of the caldera and Aegean Sea, and conclude with free time in Oia, combining it with breathtaking sunset views if you’re on an afternoon tour.
What to Expect
After meeting up with your guide, the trip starts with a stop at a breathtaking spot in the famous Caldera of the island Santorini where you will be introduced to its history and its unique scenery.
Explore the myths and legends of Santorini, discovering the Akrotiri excavations, the most well-preserved prehistoric settlement of Greece. Enjoy a few minutes at the famous Red Beach, covered with red volcanic sand, and met by deep blue waters. The Red Beach is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri and offers an amazing view of the Aegean Sea.

Stop at the village of Emborio. It's the largest village of the island boasting wonderful windmills on the top of the hills, narrow streets painted in white, blue domed churches, a Cathedral, a medieval castle and a pagan church dating back to the 3rd century B.C. The traditional center looked very medieval and you will have the opportunity to wander about and to discover hidden gems.

Next, you visit the highest point of Santorini. The Mountain's name is Prophet Ilias, coming from the monastery with the same name on its peak. From the yard of the monastery, you will enjoy a striking view of the entire island.

From Prophet Ilias, you will continue to Pyrgos, a village that was once the ancient capital of Santorini. With more than 30 churches, a Venetian castle and incredible views of the Vulcano, Caldera, and the Aegean Sea.

Then make your way to the open terrace for an alfresco wine tasting with views of the Santorini, Caldera, and the Aegean Sea.

Then, it's time to head north to the other side of the island and discover Oia, the town of the sailors. What you should expect here is a short walking tour to admire the whitewashed houses and, of course, to gaze at some of the best views this world can offer.
There will be free leisure time for shopping, refreshments/lunch and the chance to experience one of the world's best sunsets (included on the afternoon tour only).

The tour ends at your hotel or at the cable car terminal, in Fira for cruise ship guests.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful tour of Santorini

We (family of 4, 2 adults, 2 teens from the US) had a wonderful 6 hour tour with Raya. She met us right on time at our hotel and we were off on a day of fun! We visited so many wonderful sites, and Raya...More

1  Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Santorini Excursion

Alex and John were great! John was an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding the history of Greece and Santorini and Alex added special details along the way. Both gentlemen were engaging and fun! The tour starting on time and was not rushed at any point throughout...More

2  Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Amazing 6 hours one of the highlights of our stay.

We had an amazing private tour of Santorini with such lovely hosts. Our tour guide was a young man from Moldova who was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Our driver was also most hospitable and even gave us some small tomatoes to taste...More

2  Thank lisahX6583OP
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Service with a smile

Only problem is we should have stayed longer or come earlier.... great trip around the island. What great hospitality. It made for a fun day. We stopped at some great sites and had a wonderful lunch. These guys are the greatest and they seemed to...More

1  Thank IHHRA
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Wow -Great place, Great tour, Great Guide

Got to spend the best of the day ( Morning) with Raya our tour guide and Alex the driver in Aircon luxury van, saw everything this amazing island has to offer -the obvious beauty spots and some secret locations only the locals know - Raya...More

3  Thank Carl D
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30 May 2018|
Response from Bikinigirlhawaii | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the tour directly!