Santorini: Trails of Akrotiri & Oia Town Private 6-Hour Tour

Santorini: Trails of Akrotiri & Oia Town Private 6-Hour Tour

From $708.16 per group up to 2

Unfold the history and past of Santorini at the ruins of ancient Akrotiri and witness the unique scenery of the volcanic landscape at the charming town of Oia.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Make a stop at the island's famous "caldera" and capture the incredible scenery with your digital camera
  • Visit the Akrotiri excavations and discover ruins of ancient Greek settlements on a private guided tour
  • Enjoy stunning views of Santorini at Prophet Elias, the highest point of the island
  • Visit to a traditional Santorini winery, opportunity to sample the local wine (optional stop, can be replaced/skipped)
  • Sightsee and shop at leisure in the postcard-perfect village of Oia
  • Have the comfort of touring in a private deluxe vehicle
Full description
Discover the charm, wonder and history of Santorini with a private guide on this 6-hour private tour. Uncover one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean at the Akrotiri excavations, absorb a wide range of stunning views and enjoy some free time in the village of Oia. Your tour begins with a stop at the island's iconic caldera, a striking viewpoint. Enjoy views of staggered cliffs and rock layers dotted with whitewashed houses and blue domes. Then head to Akrotiri, a former, Minoan Bronze Age settlement, for more insight into the island's ancient history. Learn about the island's first inhabitants, who arrived there in 3000 BC. Hear from your guide the story of the fabled city of Atlantis that has been one of the oldest living legends of mankind that still remains unanswered. The legend describes a prosperous land that disappeared without a trace and sunk into the sea by the anger of Greek gods.  Next, head up to the island's highest point, where the Prophet Elias Monastery is perched— at almost 2,000 feet (565 meters). Listen to monks chanting and admire the far-reaching views that span the entire region from this stunning vantage point. Your tour is complete with a visit to the quintessential village Oia. Enjoy some free time to explore, wander in the narrow streets and shop with leisure.
Includes
  • Pick-up and return from your hotel or cruise port (meeting point at top of the cruise port's cable car) or airport
  • 6-hour private tour of Santorini, guided tour at the excavations of Akrotiri
  • Wine tasting of 3 different types of wine at a traditional winery (optional visit upon wine interest)
  • All taxes
  • Admission fees at the excavations of Akrotiri (12 EUR per person, minors under 17 are free to enter)
  • Food, drinks and personal expenses (optional)
  • Cable car tickets for cruise ship travelers (6 EUR per person per ride)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Know before you go

    • The tour offered is private, for private groups of 2 up to 16 persons
    • If you are coming to Santorini from Athens on a day-trip, the tour can offer you a complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off service upon request
    • In case your group consists of more than 16 travelers and for any other special travelling requirement, please contact the local tour operator for a custom tour quote
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