Santorini Shore Excursion


A specially designed half day small group tour that offers you the chance to experience and admire the famous top spots of Santorini in 5 hours. View picturesque villages, Cycladic architectural style, breathtaking panoramic views, the famous black beach and taste local wine varieties. Your local guide will entertain you with fun and stories about the place you see as you enjoy views. 

  • Stop for photos in Firostefani to see the Blue Dome Church
  • Admire awesome panoramic views from the highest point on the island
  • Explore the Red and Black sand beach
  • Great for cruise ship passengers with only 1 day available

About this activity

Duration: 5-hour semi-private tour

Tour type: Semi-Private Santorini Highlights Tour

Points of interest: Oia, Firostefani, Profitis Ilias monastery, Red beach, Black beach, SantoWines Winery

Starting point: Your Hotel, Cable Car exit for cruise ship visitors, Airport, Port

Local Guide: English Speaking

Type of vehicle: Luxury Mercedes-Benz Minibus/Minivan/Sedan fully A/C

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before activity starts

Tour Description

Visit the blue-domes in Oia (duration 1 hour)

We begin our tour by visiting Oia northwest of Santorini – a true jewel of the island. This village of the famous Caldera unravels all the majestic scenery of the island with its charming atmosphere, traditional local architecture and outstanding views.

Photostop in Firostefani (duration 20 minutes)

We make a “photostop” at Firostefani, where the famous Blue Domed Church is located – the iconic church that has adorned the cover of so many guidebooks of the island, is there for us to admire.

Admire the Panoramic View of Santorini (duration 30 minutes)

The Monastery of Prophet Ilias is a must-see for any visitor of Santorini. At the highest point of the island, 2.000 feet (600 meters) above sea level, this Monastery has been characterized as a place of great historical significance, comprising churches, chapels, a bell tower and a wealth of numerous religious goods from the 18th century.

Enjoy the Black Beach (duration 1 hour)

At this point of our tour we will spend a few minutes at the famous Black Beach of Perivolos, which is the largest beach of Santorini and is covered with black volcanic pebbles, and enjoy the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands.

Taste Local Wines (duration 1 hour)

You also have the option to make a stop and visit SantoWines Winery, where you will learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy the tastes of the famous local wines.

* Please note that the famous spots private tour may either be arranged during morning or evening hours, according to your preferences. You may also extend your tour-schedule if you wish.

** Please keep in mind that anytime you feel hungry there will always be a place in the course of our tour to grab a snack. Otherwise, our tour may incorporate a lunch break at a local restaurant, off the main towns of Santorini, to taste and experience the traditional food.


Private Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
English-speaking local guide
Mineral Water (1 bottle per person)
Live commentary and information


Entrance fees to attractions (if any), but can be purchased on the spot
Wine Tasting (optional)
Lunch, refreshments
Cable car tickets for cruise passengers (€ 6 per person / each way)
Multilanguage escort (upon request)

Important information

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hotel Pick-up is available from all hotels & Airbnbs across Santorini. In case your hotel is not accessible by car due to restrictions your pickup will be coordinated from a nearby accessible location within walking distance from hotel.

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