A private tour of the southern side of Santorini will give you an overview of the most spectacular and historical sites of the southern island. Come see the amazing views and historical places that will be sure to leave an impression.
What You Can Expect
Visit the Ancient site of Akrotiri, also known as the Minoan Pompeii, which was destroyed and covered by the Minoan Pompeii, which was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450 BC. The ancient Minoan city buried by the volcanic eruption 3600 years ago was discovered in 1967 nearby the modern village Akrotiri, remarkably well-preserved. Pottery, furniture, advanced drainage systems and three-story buildings have been discovered at the site. Many believe the disaster and the site itself as the inspiration behind Plato’s story of Atlantis.
Leaving the Akrotiri excavations, you will continue to the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. You’ll visit the Red Beach located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri. The red beach is well known for the unique color of the sand and the hill behind it. Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea make for a majestic setting and one to enjoy.
Next, you are off to feel the sand beneath your feet as you visit the famous Black Beach, with its crystal blue waters, on the southeastern coast of the island. Then you will continue to visit the village of Emporio, the largest village on the 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.
The next stop is the village of Megalochori, one of the most traditional villages on the island. Your guide will take you through the narrow streets where you will have the opportunity to admire the traditional architecture of the village.
Then you will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, Santorini’s highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you and follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain’s summit.
From here you’ll proceed to the village of Pyrgos, the old capital of the island, where you’ll take a guided walk along the narrow paths to the ruins of the Venetian castle.
Your next stop is at the Venetsanos Winery where you will learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy all the tastes of the famous local wines.
After the wine tasting, you will board the vehicle which will take back to the starting point.
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
|1-4 Guests||Professional Driver & Guide||€ 300|
|5-8 Guests||Professional Driver & Guide||€ 350|
|9-12 Guests||Professional Driver & Guide||€ 425|
|13-16 Guests||Professional Driver & Guide||€ 475|
|17-20 Guests||Professional Driver & Guide||€ 500|
All stated prices are per private group and not per person
Cruise passenger pick-up
All cruise passengers with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira, by tender boats. From the port, you will take the cable car up to Fira town.
The journey with a cable car takes 3 minutes and costs €5 per way. Approximate start of the tour should be 1.5 hours after the scheduled arrival of the cruise ship.
The meeting point for the tour is at the cable car’s exit in Fira town. Your guide will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name.
Please include the name and arrival time of your ship, and full name and mobile phone number when booking of the tour in order for your pick-up to be arranged.
Your guide will meet you at the hotel entrance door
Drop-off / End Point
Same as the meeting point
A deposit of €20 per tour is required to secure your reservation with us. The remaining balance will be paid cash at the end of the tour.
Deposit will be fully refunded; If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure or if the airplane or ship won’t arrive at Santorini because of the weather.
If you cancel within 4 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
TOUR TYPE: Private Tour
TOUR DURATION: 5 Hours
LANGUAGE: English, French, Russian, Spanish, German
HIGHLIGHTS: Akrotiri Excavation, Red Beach, Black Beach, Emborio, Megalochori, Prophet Elias, Pyrgos, Venetsanos Winery
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