Santorini Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Santorini Bus & minivan tours

Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

1. Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

Spend a day on a private-guided tour exploring Akrotiri Excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Some speculate this is the origin of the mythical city of Atlantis. Admire the elaborate drainage system, sophisticated multi-storied buildings, magnificent wall painting, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement's great prosperity. Next, you will head over to admire the Red and Black beaches. The red layer of sand at the Red Beach is a spectacular sight. The Black Beach of Perivolos is the largest beach on Santorini and is covered with a black volcanic pebble. Take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands. Enjoy an optional lunch at a seaside restaurant. Continue your visit at the village of Emporio, the largest village on the Greek island of Santorini. You can look at the historic windmills that have an excellent view of the rest of the island. On the hill above the village Emborio, you will discover both the ruins of Kasteli, a fortress from the Byzantine period and the ruins of Goulas. Then, you will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you (360 degrees), and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain's summit. From here, you will proceed to the village of Pyrgos, the old capital, where you will take a guided walk along narrow paths to the ruins of the Venetian castle. The next stop is at a traditional Venetsanos Winery, where you will learn the secrets of wine making and enjoy the tastes of the famous local wines. On the way to the northern part of Santorini, you will make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini's postcards. You will visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. In front of the village is an enormous rock called Skaros, which used to be the best spot to look out for pirates. Continue through the beautiful Santorini countryside to the village of Oia. Built in the northern part of the Caldera Rim. Oia is the most photographed location in Santorini, and a place where many artists have found their inspiration in Oia's beauty, the traditional architecture  and the amazing sunset. Enjoy the stunning views of the Caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. You will also have a panoramic view of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.

Private Group Visit to Akrotiri & 3 Wineries with Tastings

2. Private Group Visit to Akrotiri & 3 Wineries with Tastings

Uncover the fascinating past of Santorini on a 5-hour guided tour. Explore the excavations at Akrotiri, a prehistoric Bronze Age city. During the Minoan volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago the city was frozen in time by volcanic ash. On this tour that’s priced for a group of up to 4 persons, you will admire the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storied buildings, magnificent wall paintings, and excavated furniture and vessels. Discover evidence of winemaking that has been estimated to date back to the 3rd millennium BC, making Santorini one of the oldest wine-making regions in the world. Visit 3 of the island’s wineries and learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture traditions. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece – including Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.

Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

Journey to Oia to get panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Admire the white houses and blue domed churches, and get stunning views from the village of Imerovigli. Stop in Firostefani to see its blue domed church, and then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias, 200 feet above sea level. Look inside the monastery at the top of the mountain. Visit the village of Pyrgos and stroll the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle.  Taste some rare wines in the Venetsanos winery and learn more about the island's wine making traditions. Head to Black Beach at Perivolos and get recommendations on where to enjoy lunch, or get dropped off at your hotel or in Fira.

Santorini: Firostefani & Oia Village Minibus Panoramic Tour

4. Santorini: Firostefani & Oia Village Minibus Panoramic Tour

This tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers or travelers who prefer shorter tours. Enjoy the comfort and flexibility of a minibus as you are driven around the narrow streets of Santorini. After disembarking from your cruise, meet up with your driver at the exit of the cable car and start your tour. Visit Oia Village, the traditional settlement located on the northern tip of the island built high on the cliff-top. Stroll through a maze of small shops, restaurants and cafes, white washed houses carved into the cliff side, blue domed churches and marble-stone alleys sparkling in the sunlight, with spectacular views of the rest of the island and the caldera. On your way to or from Oia, make a short stop for a unique photographic moment at Firostefani’s famous blue dome church. From there you can admire the white-washed houses extending along the reddish cliff as they hang over the deep blue sea of the Aegean.

Discover Santorini: Prehistoric Akrotiri & Winery Tour

5. Discover Santorini: Prehistoric Akrotiri & Winery Tour

Santorini’s beauty and history unfolds beneath you as you embark on this special discovery tour. The archaeological sites, the volcanic beaches and the tranquil villages are part of a tour that will take you from ancient Santorini to the medieval era and then to the age of its ascendancy, in the 18th century. This tour will help you relax and enjoy an unforgettable experience. You will be picked up and transfered in a luxurious minibus, as well as guided by an experienced local guide. Enjoy a scenic tour around the countryside of Santorini, visit Akrotiri prehistoric town and learn about the advanced ancient civilization.  Take the opportunity to walk through the whitewashed houses and winding streets of a traditional village and take unique photographs  of panoramic views, while strolling on a black sand beach. Then it's time to visit a family owned wine estate for wine tasting of unique volcanic wines ​

North Santorini: Private Tour with Oia Sunset & Wine Tasting

6. North Santorini: Private Tour with Oia Sunset & Wine Tasting

During this 4-hour excursion you’ll visit the most picturesque villages on Santorini. Head to the peak of Prophet Elias, Santorini highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Marvel at the island vistas and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the summit. On this tour that’s priced for a group of up to 4 persons you’ll taste rare wine varieties at the traditional Venetsanos winery. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, unique due to the island’s volcanic soil. Learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy the tastes of local wines. Enjoy a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many of Santorini’s postcards. Visit the village of Imerovigli for spectacular views of the caldera. See Skaros, a grand rock that’s a remnant of the most important castle. Visit breathtaking Oia village, known as a gathering place for artists, who are inspired by the beauty of the landscapes and the magnificent sunsets. Enjoy the stunning views of the caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. You’ll also have a panoramic view of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea. After enjoying the sunset, you’ll board the minivan for the ride back to the starting point of the tour.

Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

7. 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: Private Exclusive Tour with a Local Guide

8. 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. Choose the option for a five-course meal and tasting of five wines.

Santorini: Private Four Hour Tour

9. Santorini: Private Four Hour Tour

Go on a private four-hour tour of Santorini by a car or minibus depending on your group size. Choose the start time that works best for you and amend your itinerary based on your preferences.  Visit different parts of the island that would otherwise be more difficult to reach, from the sandy beaches in the southwest to the picturesque clifftop villages ringed around the island's characteristic volcanic caldera. Stop in at significant archaeological sites. Wander through the winding alleyways of traditional villages and poke your head into quaint churches. Stop in to eat at local restaurants. Rely on your experienced driver for tips and suggestions. Enjoy the amazing island of Santorini and make the most of your valuable travel time.

Santorini: Highlights & Wine Tasting Private Full-Day Tour

10. Santorini: Highlights & Wine Tasting Private Full-Day 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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4.6 / 5

based on 5,621 reviews

We went Santorini during Holy Week. Many tours were canceled. I was able to book this tour last minute. Milos and Takas were very nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. Milo has a degree in archaeology which made the history of Santorini fascinating. Takas was funny and took us to his favorite restaurant. The only issue we had was with another party who delayed the tour and it impacted our tour time. We drove around Fira multiple times and lost time at our stay at the black beach. The winery was closed due to the Easter Holiday. Please Note: If you book this group tour, please keep in mind it is 1/2 a day. Do not request to come back to Fira for a 12pm lunch date when it is 11am as it is rude to other people who paid for this tour. If this comment upsets you, please book a private tour. Thank you.

Maria was our guide, presented facts in an entertaining and polished tour, saw all aspects of the island including a small quiet village where we went for lunch at a fantastic little family owned restaurant. Of course we saw the usual spots for those iconic Santorini photos

Kostas and Yannis did an amazing job driving us around and showing us the sights of the entire island. Kostas was very informed about the history, knew the secrets of Santorini and the best places to take memorable pics. We highly recommend this tour!

We’re lucky to have Nick as our guide and Takis as our driver. We had a great time with this dynamic duo! We’re happy with the service that we arranged most of our transportation requirements with them during our stay.

Kostas was very easy going and knowledgeable and was able to show us several things in our limited time. We can't wait to visit for more time.