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Santorini Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Highlights
  • Private Santorini highlights day trip with an expert local guide
  • Explore the archaeological wonders at Akroti, home to the relics of a 3,600-year-old Minoan town
  • See striking Red Beach and the Prophet Ilias monastery on Santorini’s highest peak
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Santorini Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
From USD 630.77
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Overview
Get under the skin of Santorini on a private day trip, and experience its prettiest places and historical must-sees. As your guide chauffeurs you by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, learn about the island’s history and culture, and explore the Minoan-era ruins at Akrotiri, the old capital of Pyrgos and Red Beach. Enjoy an optional lunch (own expense), check out the mountaintop Prophet Ilias monastery, and visit a winery to taste delicious Santorinian wines. Conclude at the cliffside village of Oia to enjoy its jaw-dropping views over the caldera.
What to Expect
Spend a day on a private-guided tour exploring excavations of Akrotiri, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Some speculate that this is the origin of the mythical city of Atlantis.

Admire the elaborate drainage system, sophisticated multi-storied buildings, magnificent wall paintings, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement's great prosperity.

Next, you'll head over to admire the Red and Black beaches. The red layer of sand at the Red Beach is a spectacular sight! The Black Beach is the largest beach on Santorini and is covered with black volcanic sand. Take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands. Enjoy an optional lunch of fish or at a seaside restaurant.

You’ll then continue on and visit Emporio, the largest village of the Greek island of Santorini. You can look at the historic windmills and have an excellent view of the rest of the island. On the hill above the village, you’ll discover both the ruins of Kasteli, a fortress from the Byzantine period, and the ruins of Goulas.

Then, you'll make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, Santorini’s highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you, and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain’s summit.

From here you’ll proceed to Pyrgos, the old capital, where you’ll take a guided walk along narrow paths to the ruins of the Venetian castle.

Our next stop is at a traditional Santo Wines Winery, where you will learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy all the tastes of the famous traditional local wines.

On the way to the Northern part of Santorini, you will make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards, and the caldera.

You'll visit the traditional village of Imerovigli, which is situated on a higher cliff. In front of the village is an enormous rock called Skaros, which used to be the best spot to look out for pirates.

Continue through the beautiful Santorini countryside to the village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the caldera rim, Oia is the most photographed location in Santorini and a place where many artists have found their inspiration in Oia’s beauty, the traditional architecture, and the amazing sunset.

Enjoy the stunning views of the caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. You’ll also have a panoramic view of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Hidden spot away from Tourists for Sunset!

Our driver, guide Ian and Alex were very knowledgable about Santorini and they bought us to so many great "secret" spots away from the tourists for photos! These spots were hidden gem and we could never have found them without their guide! The driver and...More

2  Thank Huang Y
Reviewed 9 May 2018
Excellent tour

This tour was like being in a postcard the whole day. Our tour guide was very articulate and had more information than we could possibly absorb. Absolutely beautiful. My favorite excursion by far.

5  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 19 April 2018
Great Guide, in amazing tour

My Wife and I for a guide tour in Santorini relied on "Santorini Unique Experience Tour". We are very satisfied with the experience , we recommended to anyone. Excellent organization, and staff too. The meli Stelios guie is very prepared, involved us with passion and...More

4  Thank lorenz206
Reviewed 28 February 2018
This is how you do it

Combined with yacht trip, this is the best way to experience Santorini. Everything was organized so well that we just loved this tour. Recommended.

5  Thank Robert K
UniqueSantorini, Manager at Santorini Unique Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Dear Robert, Thanks for your great review.

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Amazing Tour and Customer Service!

Words cannot describe how AWESOME this tour was and Alex and Steph. We were in for the day on a cruise and we had pre-booked the all day guided sightseeing tour. As soon as we came off the cable car they were there waiting for...More

6  Thank BoroBandit
UniqueSantorini, Manager at Santorini Unique Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Dear BoroBandit, We have really appreciated you like Steph and Alex and the way how they together touring. Thanks for the review!

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