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Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

1. Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

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: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

2. Santorini: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

See the best of Santorini on a guided island tour. Travel in a comfortable Mercedez-Bens and visit iconic spots, including the whitewashed houses of Oia, the impressive Red Beach, and finish your day with wine tasting. After pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, head to Firostefani village and take in the views over the white and blue rooftops from the cliff. Learn interesting facts about the village from your guide. Continue to Imerovigli, a picturesque village located at the highest point of the Caldera and Scaros Rock, facing the magnificent Cladera View and the volcano. Arrive in Oia, the most famous point on the island, known for its whitewashed houses and winding streets. Make your way to the other side of the island, starting with the highest point of Santorini, Profitis Ilias Monastery. Soak up the panoramic views of the whole island. Pass by Pyrgos Castelli, the Venetian castle that encapsulates the multicultural spirit of this small island. Head to the Black Beach and Red Beach, which owe their impressive colors to a volcanic eruption. Relax on the sunny shores, swim in the crystal waters, and have time to discover local cuisine at the nearby restaurants. Finish your journey at a local winery and taste some of the most famous wines in Greece. After two or three glasses of wine, be returned to your accommodation.

Santorini: 6 to 8-Hour Private Tour

3. Santorini: 6 to 8-Hour Private Tour

Your private tour starts from the northern part of Santorini island, where the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli are located. You will experience the endless panoramic views of Caldera, Thirasia Island and the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kameni, and will also have the opportunity to take pictures of the typical white houses and blue domed churches. You will have the chance to visit the wine museum Koutsogiannopoulos, which is located within a natural cave. It is 8 meters below ground, 300 meter long and has a labyrinth-like shape. The wine museum presents the history of wine and the life of vine-growers in Santorini from 1660 to 1970. Here, visitors can learn about the history of wine, and at the end you will also be presented with the opportunity to taste a variety of 4 famous local wines. You will then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias mountain, 1500 feet above sea level and with 360 degree views of the island and the Aegean Sea. Later on you will head towards the traditional settlement of Megalochori, where you can explore it walking through the traditional alleys and seeing the local houses and architecture. Your last 2 stops will be in the unique Red Beach which is full of red iron volcanic lava rocks. It is home to the famous 4-kilometer long black sand beach.

Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Unravel the architectural beauty of Oia, perched on the steep edge of the caldera. See a cascade of beautiful cave houses. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views from the Venetian castle ruins on this private guided tour of Santorini. Make your way through the narrow cobblestone streets as blue-domed churches break the display of white. Admire the blooming flowers that appear on adorable little balconies. Let your guide show you the highest viewpoint of Profitis Ilias mountain for a majestic view of the Aegean Sea. Locate beautiful bell towers at the village of Megalochori. Learn about Santorini's local life, culture, and religion. Conclude the tour at a traditional Santorini winery. Indulge in the authentic flavors of the island as you sip on local wine made from grapes grown in the volcanic soil.

Santorini: Southern Wonders Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Santorini: Southern Wonders Tour with Wine Tasting

The southern part of the island of Santorini keeps many secrets from a common tourist. You can use this opportunity to see the traditional side of Santorini, away from the crowds, visiting some unusual places. You will then follow it all up with a delightful wine tasting. This five-hour tour takes you to the most unspoiled parts of the island and reveals the authentic ways of local living, showing the island’s true character that is sure to conquer your heart. Witness magnificent Cycladic architecture, local villages, some of the romantic spots of the island, and a wild landscape beach. Afterwards, experience the unforgettable aromas of Santorini wines, which will further contribute to this authentic experience of Santorini.

Santorini: Popular Destinations Private Tour with Guide

6. Santorini: Popular Destinations Private Tour with Guide

On this tour, you'll be immersed in the warm and relaxed atmosphere of picturesque villages, admire local architectural styles, witness breathtaking panoramas, discover locations of historical interest and, in the process, grasp the very essence of the island. A highlight tour such as this would not be complete without a stop at Oia. This idyllic village on the Caldera slope captures the essence of what the island is all about, unrivalled beauty, warm and tranquil atmosphere, traditional local architecture, majestic views. You'll also stop at Firostefani, the ‘Crown of Fira’. Deriving its name from its elevated position, this village offers some of the best views of the island. This location is also home to the Blue Domed Church, a prominent icon of the island that you surely have seen adorning the cover of many a travel guide. Dating back to 1711, the Monastery of Prophet Ilias is a major highlight of the island and awaits visitors at the highest point, 600 meters above sea level. The Monastery is a place of great historical significance, with its churches, chapels, bell tower and wealth of various ecclesiastical items from the 18th century. The tour, of course, cannot omit Megalochori, a true gem of the island. This village is a treat for those seeking tranquillity, with its charming and inviting ambience, cobblestone streets, churches in typical Cycladic architecture and white-washed houses, all soaked in old-world magic. The 4-hour Highlight Tour may be offered in the morning or in the evening.

Santorini: Local Tastes Food Tour

7. Santorini: Local Tastes Food Tour

Starting with a Greek coffee in a quiet local village, you will be able to taste some rare wines of the island and get to know the traditional side of Santorini on this food tour. You will then be taken to the most untouched, authentic villages of Santorini to have a closer look at everyday life of the locals and even meet some of them. You will learn about the unique local products including the famous cherry tomatoes of Santorini, fava, and rare grapes, a source of our excellent wine. Get ready to taste all these and more in homemade recipes passed down from generation to generation. Your first stop on the food tour will be to Megalochori, a village of Santorini’s hinterland that still maintains most of its traditional character, especially when it comes to food. This is where the locals come on a winter Sunday family lunch, or a night out with good friends. From here you will advance towards Emporio, where you will find a medieval fortress called Kasteli. Your next stop will be the Lighthouse of Akrotiri, which provides views to the caldera, the volcanoes and the Aegean Sea. Afterwards, you will visit a local bio farm, where you can take a look at how the fiery cherry tomatoes or the unusual white eggplants grow, and learn all about their cultivation, their history and of course, their taste. Following the bio farm, you will visit a traditional winery where you will learn all about vinification and partake in a tasting. The final stop will be the highlight of the tour, a stop to an authentic local tavern. here you will have the opportunity to savor time-honored traditional dishes such as fava, tomato-balls and white eggplant fritters.

Santorini:Pyrgos, Winery & Oia

8. Santorini:Pyrgos, Winery & Oia

Start your tour from Pyrgos Village, a medieval village dotting the landscape with tiny white houses and bluer-then-life domed churches. Feel like a spot of monkish meditation? You'll move on to the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias in Pyrgos village. The Monastery is built on the highest point, 565 meters above the sea level, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the island. You can also sample local delicacies made by monks. A dose of wine culture follows, with a visit to a popular local winery. You'll taste a variety of local wines and receive a mini tutorial on the particular characteristics of Santorini vineyards. Your final destination is picturesque Oia Village, a vision in white and blue, with magnificent views over the volcanic islets and caldera, as well as marble alleys, art galleries and jewellery shops. Its colourful Cycladic architecture and 52 blue domes are postcard (remember those?) material.

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

9. 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. 

Santorini: Classic Private Tour

10. Santorini: Classic Private Tour

After being collected by your guide your first stop is Oia. Driving to Oia is by itself an amazing experience, as the road taking you there is surrounded by cliffs and breathtaking seascapes. Oia is located high on the ridge of a cliff and has the best views of Santorini. In Oia you can choose to visit shops, or simply just walk around to discover the typical architecture of the island. You will then continue to Firostefani, where you can find the most visited church of the island with its famous blue dome. From Firostefani you can also enjoy a view of the volcano, the caldera, and Fira. Next you will visit Megalochori, one of the prettiest and quietest little villages of the island which is located inland, away from the caldera cliffs. A beautiful bell-towered archway welcomes you to this traditional village, that is an actual maze of extremely narrow cobblestone streets winding through hundreds of traditional whitewashed houses and churches painted in bright blue shades. Here you can can relax at one of the two tavernas at the main square of the village. You will later finish your tour at Profitis Ilias, the highest spot of the island. The mountain took its name from the monastery of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah) which is built right on its peak. This vantage point offers you a unique panoramic view of the entire island, from the patchwork agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia.

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What people are saying about Megalochori

What a beautiful and magnificent day we had in Santorini. Everything was perfect. Our driver Arthur was extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the entire Island of Santorini and the history and country of Greece. Arthur spoke Excellant English and was so fun to have host us around the island. He called us in advance to confirm our reservations and to plan our day. Arthur was there to greet us at our agreed upon time and location (in fact he was there one hour prior to our agreed upon time). He set up and amazing lunch for us at the small fishing Village of Oia. The food was amazing, fresh and the service staff was warm and friendly. Arthur took us to several “secret and off the beaten path” look out’s where we had magnificent views of Santorini and the Greek Coast. We also visited the “Red Beach” and the “Black Beach” which were fun to see. On the highest point of Santorini is a monastery with magnificent views of the island. The van was spotless, comfortable and spacious!

We enjoyed our tour very much. Our tour guide, Lydia, was absolutely wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the island and history. Highly recommend this tour to learn about/explore the entire island in a day and visit all of the important sites.

This was such an excellent tour! Mary was a font of knowledge on such a broad variety of topics, and the itinerary covered every corner of the island. This is a great way to begin your time in Santorini! No regrets at all

Nick was a great guide and knowledgeable. We saw a lot of great places and he took us to a stunning place for lunch off of the beaten path for lunch.

Great guide, very knowledgeable about the area, wines, and traditions of the island. Highly recommend