We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

  • A personalized, half-day tour of Santorini's history and highlights
  • See the famous cliff dwellings of Oia and visit a working orthodox monastery
  • Taste Santorini wine and learn about island viticulture at a family winery
Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
From USD 77.76
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
2 TravelersMost Popular
This price applies for two participants.
USD 173.46
4 Travelers
This price applies for four participants.
USD 101.69
5 Travelers
This price applies with five participants.
USD 83.74
Show 3 more
Specially designed for first-time visitors, this Santorini tour offers a customized intro history and culture. See the photogenic clifftop houses of Oia village, swim at a black sand beach, visit a mountain monastery, and taste volcanic wine. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions, and hotel pickup and drop-off make for a hassle-free experience.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at your Santorini accommodation and head first to a clifftop lookout point for incredible views into the sunken caldera, where are you'll learn about the island’s volcanic formation. See the much-photographed whitewashed houses, castle, and cave dwellings of Oia village before ascending the island’s highest mountain to the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Listen to the chanting of monks and sample their handmade products at this Greek Orthodox temple.

Continue to a volcanic black sand beach for a stroll or swim, and then taste some of the wine produced in Santorini’s mineral-rich soil at a family winery. Learn about the challenges and benefits of making wine on the island while enjoying views of terraced vineyards built into the cliffs. Throughout the day, enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide.
Write a ReviewReviews (58)

1 - 5 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Best Tour Ever

We arrived Santorini port on Royal Caribbean. Markos was awaiting my family. We spent 1/2 a day with him. He is the nicest, friendliest tour guide we have ever met. He was so excited with his job and told us all about himself and his...More

Thank Seth P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved our tour!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! Booking this tour was one of the best decisions we made while in Greece! Marco, our tour guide, was professional, polite, extremely knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and perfect in every way. We were thrilled that he was able to connect with...More

1  Thank JDS72
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joe, Eleni, Marco and Marianna, We're beyond thrilled that we could make your Santorini experience the highlight of your trip! Your kind words really show others how we do things differently than all the other choices a visitor has to see the island. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Bill and Bernie with Marcos.

My wife and I recently stayed in Santorini and we like to experience local culture and get local advice so we booked this tour. We were met on time by Marcos in a very clean cool air conditioned car and it was just the 2...More

Thank billyfgb
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We love making new friends and showing our guests the authentic parts of our gorgeous island. So glad you had such a great experience. We hope to see you again! Warm regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful !!

Today we took a beautiful private 4 hour tour of Santorini with our charming guide Dimitris. It was very interesting and informative. He took us to all the right places avoiding the crowds!! We thoroughly recommend using this company as they were punctual, professional &...More

1  Thank sunseekerli123
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation and taking your time to leave this nice review. We're thrilled that you could enjoy all the best spots, minus dodging through huge crowds. We aim to always give our best. We look forward to showing you more next time....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great first impressions...

As first time visitors to Santorini, for us this was the best way to learn about the island i.e the history, and to see different areas from the north to the south of the island, along with the spectacular views. Dimitri was an excellent guide...More

Thank Flowersonstage
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for nice review and recommendation. We're so happy to have given you the best first time experience of Santorini. We hope to see you again in the future and show you even more... the more "hidden" parts. Thanks again. Kind regards.

Questions & Answers
Ask a question
29 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Gareth D | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m sure you will find someone on the crown, once on board ask around. The Crown Princess is a fantastic ship and I’m sure you will enjoy. Have a great holiday.
Cathy F
11 July 2018|
Response from amandaskovronski | Reviewed this property |
In order to get back down to the port you have to either take the steps or the cable car. Our guide met us right at the top of the cable car. We were able to get on the first tender off the ship and even beat our guide there... More
27 June 2018|
Response from Travelmom712 | Reviewed this property |
The guide met us where we exited the cable cars. It ended in area of shops and restuarants, not far from the cable cars.