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Santorini: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

1. Santorini: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

Choose endless locations in Santorini for your photo shoot based, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip, or a livelier one with friends.  You will receive confirmation of all necessary information. On the day of the shoot, just allow the photographer to work their magic, capturing your travels in your own personalized style. Your Santorini vacation photographers are highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. Afterward, you will receive a link to your personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour will provide mementos that will last a lifetime.

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Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

2. Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

Get picked up from a location of your choice on Santorini and meet your private driver/guide. Decide with your guide which sights you would like to see on this fully-customizable tour. The below itinerary is just offered as an example.  First, stop in the traditional village of Firostefani famous for its blue-domed churches. See and learn about the geological formation of the island, and the genesis, and history of Santorini. Continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Next, head to Profitis Ilias, which is the highest hill in Santorini. From its top at 567 m, enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. There, you are able to visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and a Greek Orthodox chapel, listen to the sounds of Byzantine music and get a taste of their hand-made products.  Alternatively, opt to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan village that was buried by the island’s colossal volcanic eruption. Don't miss the chance to see the incredible, well-preserved remnants of the settlement for yourself. Afterward, head to Red Beach, named for its distinctively colored sand. On your way to the south, stop to explore the famous black beaches and its nice viewpoint. Take many beautiful pictures of this unique landscape. Lastly, wind your tour down with an indulgent stop at a local winery. Santorini has produced its own wine since ancient times, and sampling its product is the perfect way to get a taste of the island's history.

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Santorini: Walking Photo Session with Private Photographer

3. Santorini: Walking Photo Session with Private Photographer

Capture your visit to one of Europe's most photogenic places with a 1-hour walking tour accompanied by a professional photographer in Santorini. Go from sight to sight for photo sessions in picturesque locations. Meet your guide in Oia, a scenic village built on the caldera cliffs. Explore the island's sun-bleached, whitewashed buildings overlooking the Aegean Sea. Take a walk through blue-domed churches, narrow streets, and volcanic rock formations of the caldera. Get your photos clicked by a professional portrait and landscape photographer who specializes in telling stories through photography. Your photographer guide will lead you to spots with the best natural light to capture stunning photos while giving you an insider's view of the island. This tour is great for couples, family, friends, and solo travelers. Whether you want to capture your love for each other, your love for the island, or both, your guide will tell your story in a series of intimate, personal shots. Capture memories with the island's unrivaled natural beauty as the perfect backdrop. Take home 40 edited photos of your visit to Santorini's prettiest locales.

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Santorini: Caldera Hiking Tour from Fira to Oia

4. Santorini: Caldera Hiking Tour from Fira to Oia

Take part in a scenic hiking tour in Santorini that provides you with views of the island’s unique volcanic beauty. Hike from Fira to Oia alongside a guide while learning about local traditions and life. Get in touch with the nature that surrounds you. Get picked up from your accommodation, then begin your tour in Fira, the island’s capital. Lace up your shoes and hit the trail as you make your way north, up the coast. Unravel the beauty of traditional villages such as Firostefani and Imerovigli. Admire their blue-domed churches and iconic whitewashed houses. Take a moment to look out onto the seemingly endless horizon and snap some pictures in order to cherish the scene forever. As you hike, notice colorful wildflowers, the jagged cliffside, and the unique volcanic nature of Santorini. Ask your guide about the volcanic eruption that completely transformed the island thousands of years ago. Later, reach Oia, the crown jewel of Santorini. Take in breathtaking views out over the Aegean. At the end of the hike, stay and spend the rest of your day exploring Oia or choose to be taken back to your accommodation.

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Santorini: 6-Hour Classic Panorama Private Tour

5. Santorini: 6-Hour Classic Panorama Private Tour

After hotel pick-up, head to the Prophet Ilias monastery on the island's highest point to admire a striking view over the entire island. At the traditional village of Megalochori, get involved with the local culture. This settlement is made of hundreds of small white painted houses, tiny alleys, tower bells, and beautiful blue-domed churches.  Head south and relax at Perivolos Black Beach. Swim in crystal clear waters and optionally enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Visit the Red Beach, and take amazing pictures of the volcanic landscape and steep cliffs. At the very southwest point of the island, visit the lighthouse for unique sunset viewpoints. Built by a French company in 1882, it is considered one of the most beautiful of the Cycladic Islands. Stop at Oia village, one of the most photographed places in Greece, for spectacular views and blue-domed churches.

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Santorini Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting & Food Pairing

6. Santorini Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting & Food Pairing

Begin your tour with a visit to Pyrgos which was built in the 15th-century when it became occupied by Venetians. Find out how the town is home to one of the island’s best-preserved castle ruins. Then, enjoy a 1-hour stop to explore the excavations at the bronze age city of Akrotiri. This archeological wonder is one of the most important sites in the region and the very first settlement on Santorini.  After this, head over to Vlichada Beach known for its very distinctive white volcanic cliffs sculpted beautifully by the sea winds. Then, drive along the Perivolos Black Sand Beach before going to the village of Megalochori. This settlement dates back to the 17th-century and played a role in the export of the famous wine from the island of Vinsanto.  Finally, enjoy traditional Greek dishes for lunch paired with local wines from one of the finest wineries in Santorini. Learn about the wines and pairings from an expert sommelier. After lunch, make a final stop in the village of Oia to explore and take in the exquisite cliffside views.

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Santorini: Private Photography Tour

7. Santorini: Private Photography Tour

Your tour will begin as you walk the cliff-side of one of the most picturesque villages on the island Oia. Oia is the number one hot spot in Santorini, providing breathtaking views and traditional paths to walk along. Here you will be able to take the best pictures of the cave houses and the famous blue dome churches. Afterwards you will visit the traditional village of Pyrgos. This town will provide you with the best shots of the little streets, the old Venician castle and the locals' lives. Here you will also have access to Vlichada, which is the most preferable beach on the island for most photographers. Your tour will conclude with views over an impresive scenary which was created by one of the worst volcanic eruptions ever 3,500 years ago. Your driver/guide will take you to the best spots in this area, and help you to take the best pictures to capture your trip.

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Santorini: Private Sunrise Photography Workshop

8. Santorini: Private Sunrise Photography Workshop

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and will explore Santorini with the help of a professional photographer, who will teach you how to take amazing photos of extraordinary landscapes like the ones on Santorini island. You will start from the perfect spot for capturing the sunrise and continue to the south and north part of the island, including the Oia traditional settlement, one of the most picturesque places on Santorini island. Stunning landscapes, amazing architecture, and extraordinary geological formations are some of the things you will get to photograph. Highlights include traditional Santorini houses built into the volcanic rock, mansions of high aesthetic value, blue-domed churches, unique geological formations, breathtaking views of the caldera and stunning sunsets.

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Santorini: Instagram Highlights Tour with a Photographer

9. Santorini: Instagram Highlights Tour with a Photographer

If you are seeking aesthetic pleasure, get the chance to discover on your own all those places you have seen in the world's biggest travel guides of Greece. Walk past tiny white-cave houses dug into the volcanic rock, shoot pics of volcanic beaches and blue dome churches, and, of course, look in awe at the magnificent views of the Santorini Volcano and the endless Aegean sea. Capture extraordinary compositions as you develop your photography skills along the route of this tour, which contrasts heritage and tradition with modern and vibrant Santorini activities full of colorful street scenes. Get smart coaching on photography techniques from a photographer who will accompany you and learn to enhance your photos in a truly memorable way that will make them last forever. The tour includes transportation across the island for the purposes of photography and hotel pickup from the main areas.

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Santorini: Guided Tour to Oia

10. Santorini: Guided Tour to Oia

Oia is the most famous of all the villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunsets, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano . Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 kilometers away from Fira. It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafes, and other shops. Oia is much more quiet that Fira, with its busiest area being the main pedestrian strip that runs along its length. This is the place where you will have the time to explore with your experienced guide. You will have the time to enjoy a drink from a local coffee shop, as you meet with locals and feel the famous Greek hospitality.

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 34 reviews

I had one of the best days in Santorini, really enjoyed the trip and Dimitri was very helpful and fun. He explain everything to us and some historical facts which blowed our mind. Also he took an amazing pics to me and my husband. And in the end of our trip he gave us the beautiful blue eye as a gift becuz we were in honeymoon. If u ever wanted to discover santorini in one day, then don't miss this one!

Superb hike certainly quite physical but allowing to better appreciate the spectacular landscapes and the cities. Our guide, Catherine was able to share with us her knowledge and her anecdotes in a very welcoming, very smiling and very cheerful way An excursion to recommend

Theodore was more than amazing he show us everywhere took an amazing picture of us and he gave us a lot of information about the area I definitely recommend him and of course I’m going to come again because of him because he made my visit to Santorini perfect

Michael was amazing. He showed me everything I asked to see. Answered all my questions and made sure I did not feel rushed. The conversation was great and the car was super clean. Definitely would recommend.

Dimitris was on time, congenial, and took us to some beautiful spots for photos!