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Blue Dome Church Santorini

Blue Dome Church Santorini: Our most recommended tours and activities

Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

1. Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

Start the day with a traditional Greek coffee after meeting with a local food guide in the square of Firostefani village (next to Fira). Walk towards the famous blue-domed church of Santorini (the perfect spot for photos) followed by a sample of local mezes in a traditional tavern. Walk towards Fira on a footpath on the caldera's edge with sea and volcano views. A glass of local beer is the perfect welcome to the capital of Santorini. Follow your guide through the historical alleyways and paths with several stops for samples of local treats, including olive oil and souvlaki. Visit the daily market with fresh fish and vegetables. Enjoy a midday meal at a tavern with caldera views. Try the sweetest Loukoumades. Experience both the Mediterranean and Santorini sides of Greek cuisine. Meet locals, from the tavern owners to local farmers, souvlaki griller to honey producers. 

Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

2. Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

Make the first stop of the tour at Santorini Caldera and learn all about the details of its formation. Then, continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Also visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. Next, make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards. Continue to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos. You can then take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations. Also, you can choose an optional winery visit to Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery, to taste the local wine.

Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

3. Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

Hop off your cruise ship and embark on an excursion around Santorini. See cute villages such as Firostefani and Oia, volcanic remains, and beautiful vistas on this specially-designed shore excursion. Meet your driver/guide and head for your first stop at Firostefani. Admire the blue dome church and enjoy views of the volcanic remains of the caldera. Visit the observatory at Imerovigli to get a closer look at this amazing landscape. Listen to fascinating stories as you move onto Oia, a nestling hillside village and Santorini's most famous tourist destination. Encounter the well-known old Venetian castle, as well as hidden gems picked by your guide. Enjoy a walk around the village and its volcanic caldera at your leisure before the final stop at Finikia. This tranquil and picturesque village is the perfect spot to see the sunset away from the crowds, before heading back to your cruise ship.

Santorini Private Half-Day Instagram Tour

4. Santorini Private Half-Day Instagram Tour

Join a private guided excursion to the most beautiful locations around the island of Santorini. Come across picturesque villages and sceneries and snap incredible photos to show family back home or post on your social media. Choose between a daytime or evening tour. Start out with a visit to Oia and wander through the village's charming narrow paths. Admire the blue-domed chapels and the traditional white-washed houses built right into the rocks. Allow your guide to help you locate all of the photographic hot spots in the area. Continue to Firostefani, a village next to the capital of Fira. Snap pictures of the famous Blue Dome Church with the volcano in the background, often included in Santorini postcards. Head up to Prophet Elias Monastery, the highest point of the island, for even better photos from a vantage point. Move on to the south part of the island and stop at the Akrotiri Lighthouse, built in 1892. Relish in the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. Explore the mindblowing Red Beach and take in the volcanic landscape. Finally, visit Santo Winery to enjoy a glass of wine and a world-class view.

Santorini: Private Sunset Tour with Picnic & Transfer

5. Santorini: Private Sunset Tour with Picnic & Transfer

Fall in love with the sunset like never before with 3 breathtaking stops commencing at the highest point of the island – overlooking the unique & complex geography of Santorini . Then head off to the famous Blue Dome of Firostefani - one of the most picturesque locations which can be found in post-cards all over the world. Finish off on a high note with a final stop at our secret location in the wonderful Imerovigli for an unforgettable sunset pic-nic.

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

6. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

On this private 5-hour tour of Santorini with a local experienced English guide, you will visit the beautiful village of Oia to experience incredible views and see the famous Blue Dome Church. Discover Santorini’s caldera and learn about volcanic activity on the island. Travel to the highest mountain of Santorini, and visit the monastery of Prophet Ilias. You will also explore the whitewashed village of Pyrgos or Megalochori. Learn about the volcanic vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting with stunning views of the caldera. Explore the volcanic beach of Perissa and Perivolos and enjoy an optional lunch. Santorini it is UNESCO World Heritage island with lots of hotels. It is a place to visit with friends, for honeymooners, couples and families. Discover the hidden parts and beauty of this island with this local tour operator. 

Discover the island of Santorini in six hours with locals

7. Discover the island of Santorini in six hours with locals

Our first stop will be the village of Oia, the most famous village of Santorini on the north side of the island. At this unique place, visitors can admire the historical houses which have been built in niches inside the volcanic bedrock and the blue-roofed churches. Moreover, the adorable views from this location will make you feel relaxed and will give you the chance to take the first photos for your album. Next stop on our tour-schedule is the village of Firostefani, the “crown of Fira”, which owes its name to its elevated position. The stunning views of Fira and the volcano from the village will stay in your memory for good. We will go on for a photo shooting visit of the famous Blue Domed Church, an iconic church that has adorned the cover of so many guidebooks of Santorini. Another unforgettable experience is awaiting at Profitis Ilias, once we reach the summit of Mountain Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah), the highest point of Santorini at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level. Here, we will explore the area of the homonymous historical monastery and take more photographs of the panoramic view from this amazing vantage point. The village of Pyrgos, which is located at the foot of Mountain Profitis Ilias, will be the first traditional village of our tour. This place offers us trademark panoramic views of both sides of Santorini, while it retains features of the Venetian rule. Moreover, the traditional Cycladic houses and pathways placed all around the old Venetian castle make Pyrgos Village a place not to be missed. Furthermore, a stop that must not be excluded from the full day private tour is Akrotiri Archaeological Site. This specific site is one of the most significant prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. Please notice that Akrotiri had once been a major city before it was covered in ash by volcanic eruptions. Luckily, the ash has preserved structures and their contents, allowing us to admire this wonder of antiquity. Afterwards, our driver – guide will be pleased to take you to the unique Red Beach just to get a glimpse of the red volcanic rocks. These rocks were created by geological formation processes that are still active. At this point of our tour it will be our pleasure to take you for a swim at the dazzling crystal clear waters of the famous Black Beach (also known as Perissa) if you wish. This seaside area actually forms the tip of the long black sand beach of Perivolos and is, without a doubt, the busiest and most remarkable beach of Santorini.

Santorini: Oia Sunset Virtual Tour From Your Home

8. Santorini: Oia Sunset Virtual Tour From Your Home

Don't miss out on Santorini, even if you cannot make it to visit in person. Tune in live online from your home or from your cell phone on a virtual tour of Oia at sunset. See and hear a local guide as she wanders through images of charming streets and alleys that the island of Santorini is known for. Take a video walk amidst the amiable neighborhoods and join the local host walking past the most popular attractions of Santorini. Gaze at the golden sun slowly fading away in real-time. View the white-washed churches in Oia with the bright blue domes. As you hear your guide talking about the island and the history of Oia village, admire the caldera formations on the mind-boggling volcanic island. Observe local life and the traditional architecture of cycladic houses. With the help of the guide, get a good understanding of the island on your travel wishlist. As the tour comes to an end, catch a glimpse of the Ammoudi port below Oia in its full beauty. Take in the majestic views during the unforgettable Santorini sunset.

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What people are saying about Blue Dome Church Santorini

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 419 reviews

This was probably the highlight of our entire vacation! Our guide was an actual archeologist which made for the most epic experience on the island. We saw every highlight we could have wanted and then had lunch at a local favorite right on the black sand beach per the guides recommendation. The fish might actually have been the best I have ever had and the view was unparalleled!

Fotis was an absolutely amazing guide. He provided us a perfect five star experience. He was so knowledgeable on every detail of the island and showed us some ins and outs & secret spots. He loves what he does and it was very apparent. He made our day in Santorini the best of our trip. We absolutely loved him and would recommend him to anyone that books with your company.

We had such a great tour with our guide Minas. He was very interesting and funny, and able to customize the tour to what we were interested in the most. So thankful that we took this tour with him!

We enjoyed this tour very much. The guide Dimi was wonderful, the food was great and we enjoyed that it was a small group. Everything was well organized and as advertised.

This was a great tour. Great food and drink tasting. Our guide was energetic and very knowledgeable of Santorini. So much fun