A specially designed half day trip 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 at the traditional Venetsanos Winery. Your driver - guide will entertain you with fun and stories about the place you see as you enjoy views.
About this activity
Duration: 5-hour private tour
Tour type: Private - Santorini Highlights Tour
Points of interest: Oia, Firostefani, Profitis Ilias monastery, Pyrgos village, Red beach, Black beach, SantoWines Winery
Starting point: Your Hotel, Cable Car exit for cruise ship visitors, Airport, Port
Tour Escort or Licensed Guide: Upon request (extra charge)
Type of vehicle: Luxury Mercedes-Benz Minibus/Minivan/Sedan fully A/C
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before activity starts
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.
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.
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.
At the foot of the mountain of Prophet Ilias we meet the village of Pyrgos. This picturesque village will offer you panoramic views of both sides of Santorini and the chance to get impressed by the retained features of the Venetian rule with traditional Cycladic houses and pathways placed around it.
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.
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.
Basic travel insurance
Bottle of water
Map of the island
Mobile phone charger
Entrance fees to attractions (if any), but can be purchased on the spot
Wine Tasting (optional)
Cable car tickets for cruise passengers (€ 6 per person / each way)
Multilanguage escort (upon request)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant baby seats available
Most travelers can participate
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“Thanks to John for the wonderful tour in Santorini. He showed us the best sights at the same time allowed us to take pictures...”
“Our driver - guide John was great and we enjoyed the tour. He showed us areas we would not have otherwise know about. Highly recommended!”