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Santorini: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure

1. Santorini: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure

You will start your adventure at the black sandy beach of Perivolos, before cycling through ancient paths and trails that used to connect the old traditional villages that see far fewer tourists than other parts of the island. You will visit the old traditional maze village of Emporeio, and take a short tour inside the village with a refreshing freshly squeezed orange juice from the small local café. You will then continue your ride to the famous cliff view of Caldera, where you will visit a small chapel built inside a cave of volcanic ash. Afterwards, you will take a 10 minute bike ride to the picturesque village of Megalochori, where you will visit the beautiful balcony restaurant "Feggera". Here you will be able to taste a famous local white wine, as well as some other local products. Later, you will cycle back to the black sandy beach of Perivolos, overpassing Vlichada Port. You can enjoy and relax on a private beach with refreshments, and at the end of the visit, a luxury minivan will transfer you back to your hotel.

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Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

2. Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

The tour starts late in the morning by picking you up from your hotel. After a short drive the small group will reach the traditional village of Megalochori and you will have the opportunity to visit the famous "symposion by la ponta" an amazing workshop of traditional Greek music instruments full of information about Greek mythology and music. Continue to Emporio village, stroll around the small picturesque streets and see the best preserved Venetian castle which used to be the medieval trade center of the island. Leaving Emporio you will have some free time to relax and enjoy a lazy break at the most famous black sandy beach of the island at Perivolos, where you can swim or even have lunch, tasting the local flavors. Later, the group will drive around the castle of Akrotiri and will have a short photo stop to enjoy the view of the castle the amazing caldera from the south part of the island. Afterward you will visit the village of Pyrgos which is built on the top of a hill, you will walk to the top where the Venetian castle overlooks the caldera and get a panoramic view of the island. After the walk to the castle you will relax in an old canava and taste local wines. Subsequently, the group will make a short stop in Firostefani, where you can take breathtaking photos of the famous Blue Dome and the Rock Of Skaros, where the capital of the island used to be during the Venetian period. The tour will finish in Oia village. Explore the narrow passageways and discover the old captain's houses, the unique cave houses, and the romantic chapels. Later you will watch the spectacular sunset over the caldera while being inside the Venetian castle of Oia. After such a lovely day you will be driven back to your hotel.

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Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

3. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

Get picked up from your hotel to spend the morning cruising around the amazing caldera on a catamaran. Relax on a 5-hour day tour sailing to the volcanic islands of Santorini and have the chance to swim and snorkel in its crystal deep blue waters. Visit the most amazing volcanic beaches of the hot springs and the Red and the White Beach. Enjoy a delicious barbecue prepared on-board paired with unlimited Santorinian white wine and soft drinks. Return to port, get on the bus and start the shore exploration of the island. The first stop is the Venetsanos Winery, where you'll taste 3 distinctive wines while gazing over the volcano. Continue to the Wine Museum in Mesa Gonia, one of the largest estates on Santorini with a long family tradition in winemaking. Refresh your palate by tasting volcanic white wines and the island’s unique desert wine. The last stop will be Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, one of the best places to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as the sun plunges deep into the sea.

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Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

4. Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

After gathering at the tour starting point with your group and guide, your tour will begin. This horse riding tour is for riders who have ridden frequently before and are confident in their abilities, with riders requiring a suitable physical level for this kind of energetic ride. Beginning from the stables in Megalochori, ride along the paths of the vineyards and continue down to Eros beach. From there, ride along the beach and then up into the canyons and ravines behind the coastline. Following the ancient trails to the cliff-side top, encounter panoramic views of the whole caldera basin and the volcano. From this vantage point, marvel at the best views over the island from the exclusive comfort of your horse. At the conclusion of your experience, you'll travel back to your tour starting point.

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Santorini: 6 to 8-Hour Private Tour

5. 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.

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From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

6. From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

Starting from the meeting point at Santorini's cable car, head to Firostefani for the first stop on your tour. See this famous blue dome church and enjoy a fantastic view of the nearby volcanic caldera. Next, you go to Oia, one of the top destinations in Santorini. Enjoy some free time to stroll around this traditional settlement and enjoy some refreshments by the caldera. Visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, which is over 300 years old. Located at an altitude of 560 meters, it offers a unique 360-degee panoramic view of the island which makes it the ideal spot to take great photos. While here, taste some of the local delicacies and hand made products. Next, stop at the village of Megalochori, a peaceful, picturesque settlement on the south side of the island. See its famous tripartite bell tower, pirate hideaways, and wine canavas. Learn how Megalochori has a long history of trading merchants and financial prosperity.  Finish the tour with a stop at Perivolos Beach, a black sand volcanic beach, where you can swim, do some water sports, or have a delicious lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea.

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Santorini: Custom Guided Tour by Electric Bike

7. Santorini: Custom Guided Tour by Electric Bike

Embark on a unique tour experience as you explore Santorini by electric bike. Plan your own route with your guides to see more of what you love. Choose from incredible viewpoints, traditional villages, beaches, and windmills, with tastings along the way. A luxury air-conditioned minivan will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the beachfront bike shop. Meet your guides and plan your route and stops. Then get an instructional session on how to use the Haibike AMT electric bike and try it out at the bike park. Choose your own pace and how much assist you want from the motor. Warm up on the popular beach side of the island, then start your custom guided tour. Take in the old pirate village of Emporio, where refreshing freshly-squeezed orange juice awaits. Follow donkey paths and trails to the best viewpoint of the island with a heart-shaped rock and a small chapel in the volcanic ash. Explore the traditional village of Megalochori and stop for a food and wine tasting. Enjoy local food at the Feggera restaurant, including fava beans, white eggplant salad, Dakos salad, Graviera cheese, and capers and caper leaves. Then, pick either an easy downhill route to Vlichada Beach and Vlichada port or visit the windmills of Emporio. Head back to the private black sand beach, swim in the sea, relax on the sunbeds or in the hot tub. Enjoy some refreshments before you are dropped back at your hotel.

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Oia Sunset: Evening Shuttle Transfer and Free Time

8. Oia Sunset: Evening Shuttle Transfer and Free Time

Book a shuttle transfer to Oia Village to enjoy free time and watch the famous sunset, an experience that no visitor can miss! Avoid the old-fashioned local transportation of Santorini and book a comfortable transfer with a minibus to the most photographed village of Greece. This transfer is available for the areas of Perissa, Perivolos, Kamari, Megalochori, Pyrgos, Akrotiri, and Vlichada. Meet your driver at the designated meeting points, board the minibus and spend approximately 30 minutes driving to the northern part of the island. Arrive at Oia at approximately 5:30 PM, and make use of plenty of time to explore the village and find a nice spot to watch the sunset.

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Santorini: Classic Private Tour

9. 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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Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Megalochori

We had an exceptional experience doing this tour!! You will see SO much and find little hidden gems around every corner. This tour opened my eyes to the countryside area of the island and it is gorgeous in its own way! It was a special treat getting to visit the church on the side of the cliff and wander the small pathways in Emporio. The bikes are easy and so much fun to use. I was more interested in site seeing than getting a workout and I was able to do this easily. The uphills were a breeze. The guide is a wealth of knowledge and so friendly. I would highly recommend this tour!

Such a nice guide who took us on small roads with our bikes, you do not cycle on major roads which was so good! The guide was super nice and we stopped at many nice little places. Throughout the cycling, he films and takes cards, so when you are back at the starting point, you get the film and the pictures to your phone. We did this as a family experience and our young people gave top marks. We can really recommend this trip to everyone, as you use electric bikes so this trip is suitable for everyone !! Lena with family from Sweden.

Gregory ist a great tour guide and an even better driver ;) Within a mixed group he kept everybody happy and told us many interesting details about past and present Thira

The tour and tour guide were great! I learned a lot about the island, saw some beautiful sights and lunch was delicious! Highly recommend!

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