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  • Santorini: The Lost Atlantis 9D Experience

    1. Santorini: The Lost Atlantis 9D Experience

    Discover all the evidence that connects Plato’s lost Atlantis myth with the volcano eruption of the island through interactive videos. Explore the largest Atlantis diorama in the world and experience its everyday life through virtual windows in time with augmented reality. Follow Plato’s journey that inspired him to write about the ideal city, through an interactive fresco.  See a holographic representation of the geological evolution of Santorini island from the prehistoric ages until today. The Greek philosopher Plato comes to life in an animated hologram. Converse with him and ask him about his philosophy and the theory that Santorini could be the origin of the Atlantis myth.  Relive, with all your senses, the earthquake, the tsunami, and the volcanic eruption that led to the destruction of Atlantis in a 9D experience. Walk on lava inside an active volcano. Get dressed up and get pi...

    Fantastic experience.my daughter and I enjoyed it. Only an hour long but worth it.

  • Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

    2. Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

    Start your tour with a visit to Venetsanos Winery, which is located in the most breathtaking location, offering incredible views over the caldera and volcanic islands. Have the chance to discover its unconventional structural design, constructed from above and moving downwards before tasting three of its exceptional wines. Continue with the wine museum in Mesa Gonia and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker here. This one of a kind museum happens to be nestled in a cave, a natural labyrinth eight meters below ground and 300 meters long, twenty one years of hard work of the Koutsogiannopoulos Family. Learn about the stages of the winemaking process including ploughing in the vineyards, and then harvesting, stomping , and weighing of the grapes, about the range of machinery necessary to make wine all the way through to what is used today. Refresh your palate by tasting the f...

    Lily was passionate and a fabulous local host who had all the hookups! She even yelled to her mom and her literal mom walked out and waived to us while we were walking from a winery in her village, can’t get much more local than that! Sunset bars in Oia can be chaotic and she made us feel pleasantly pampered, we had front row seats! She let us stop for snacks and we all had such a blast. I will say they didn’t notify us of our pickup until I emailed, which was weird with Get Your Guide and they didn’t know our hotel etc., so make sure they get that sorted out prior, emailing or calling was easy but it stresses us out a bit when we thought we had to walk 40 mins to catch our ride.

  • 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, o...

    We had the absolute best time on this tour!! The crew on the catamaran were so much fun and stopped at most special beaches on the island. The wine tour was also great. We had Amani as our tour guide. She was the sweetest and so knowledge about the history of the island as well as the wine. 100% recommend this tour!!! We felt like we saw most major parts of the island in just one day!

  • Santorini: Custom Guided Tour by Electric Bike

    4. 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 ...

  • Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

    5. 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.

    All of the employees were very kind. Tour guide gave information along the way about the wineries- although difficult to hear past the 2nd rider. By far the most diverse, exciting ride I've been on while traveling and absolutely recommend this ride to all experienced riders. Almost no walking on the trail, rough terrain - you must truly be experienced!

  • Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

    6. 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...

    Gregory was a wonderful guide. He took us to some great sites that I hadn’t seen the last time I was here. He’s very knowledgeable and funny and would recommend this tour for history and science buffs.

  • From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

    7. 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...

  • Santorini: Akrotiri Tour, Atlantis Museum and Volcano Cruise

    8. Santorini: Akrotiri Tour, Atlantis Museum and Volcano Cruise

    Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to the archaeological site of Akrotiri, one of the most important sites of its kind in Greece. Enjoy a guided tour of an ancient town which was built around the year 2000 BC, and which was buried under pumice stones and volcanic ashes during a great volcanic eruption in 1613 BC. Learn how Akrotiri was once the center of a brilliant civilization that reached its heyday between 1550-1500 BC. Learn about the stately houses and buildings which were built in the Cycladic style and are indicative of the city's prosperity and wealth. Next, visit the Lost Atlantis Interactive Museum, where you will learn about the mythological island of Atlantis and its utopian society. Discover the impact that this legend had on literature and the arts throughout the centuries, as well as Greek culture and heritage.  Finally, take a short boat trip around the volca...

  • Santorini: A Mythical Musical Experience

    9. Santorini: A Mythical Musical Experience

    Immerse yourself in the local Santorini culture with a unique wind and string instrument show. Visit a former winery in the village of Megalochori and explore its history and singular architecture. Relax in the beautiful botanical garden while enjoying refreshing beverages and feel the calm environment of the village. Dive into the interactive musical journey which comes alive with mythological narration and fifteen hand-crafted wind and string instruments. For a full experience, participants can spend an extra hour in the workshop of the master instrument artisan building their own ancient Greek pipe from local cane and learning about the instrument’s historical significance.

    This was such an amazing experience, absolutely loved the mythological links to the music being played, and the beautiful music played by Yanis was just out of this world. I’m privelaged to have experienced this. I stayed on to make my own little pipe which was signed by Yanis and is the best souvenir I’ve ever taken away from a holiday :-)

  • Santorini: Instagram Highlights Tour with a Photographer

    10. 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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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 92 reviews

Lily was passionate and a fabulous local host who had all the hookups! She even yelled to her mom and her literal mom walked out and waived to us while we were walking from a winery in her village, can’t get much more local than that! Sunset bars in Oia can be chaotic and she made us feel pleasantly pampered, we had front row seats! She let us stop for snacks and we all had such a blast. I will say they didn’t notify us of our pickup until I emailed, which was weird with Get Your Guide and they didn’t know our hotel etc., so make sure they get that sorted out prior, emailing or calling was easy but it stresses us out a bit when we thought we had to walk 40 mins to catch our ride.

An experience of pure happiness ... the safari circuit for experienced riders allows you to discover all the landscapes offered by the island of Santorini. From the black sand beach to the small traditional village of Megalochori via the steep paths surrounded by cliffs of volcanic rocks: a feast for the eyes! And what a pleasure to gallop in restraint in such settings! Thank you for these moments of happiness and for the memories that we take with us!

Everything was great! Great tours, good explanations, the driver also gave us time when we wanted to take a closer look - great arrangements by the boss! Highly recommended!

Fantastic experience.my daughter and I enjoyed it. Only an hour long but worth it.

Very unique and informative. A definite recommend for all ages!