Santorini History Tour. Santorini Museums Tours. Santorini Guided Tour.
Enjoy personalized attention from your native Santorini guide and get an eye-opening look into historic places, listen to the in-the-know commentary and capture marvelous island views. Discover Santorini’s wealth of history and culture in style on a guided tour at Museums of Santorini, with an art historian to guide you. Enjoy personalized attention on your special Santorini History Tour at Ancient Thera, Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Archeological Museum Fira, and Museum of Prehistoric Thira.
Highlights Santorini History Tour
Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Explore the Ancient site of Akrotiri, also known as the Minoan Pompeii, which was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450 BC. The ancient Minoan city buried by the volcanic eruption some 3600 years ago was discovered in 1967 nearby the homonymous modern village Akrotiri, remarkably well-preserved. Pottery, furniture, advanced drainage system and three-story buildings have been discovered at the site. Many believe the disaster and the site itself worked as the inspiration for Plato’s story of Atlantis.
Open hours in Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb & March from 08:00 – 15:00.
Open hours in Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep & Oct from 08:00 am – 20:00 every day.
Visit the second important period in the history of Santorini, which is linked with the city of Ancient Thira. The excavations uncovered the ruins of ancient buildings, sanctuaries and temples, inscriptions and carved stones of archaic period and also the Ancient theater situated in an excellent location with a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea.
Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 am – 15:00 pm
Archeological Museum, Fira
Then, you will continue to visit the Archeological Museum which treasures the collections from the Archaic to the Roman period mostly of the Ancient Thira city.
Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 – 15:00 pm
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
The tour continues with the visit to the Prehistorical Museum, which takes you back in time and sketches the course of the prehistoric Thira, through selected finds from various excavations, dating back to Neolithic, Minoan and Hellenistic periods onwards.
Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 – 15:00
The tour ends at the same place where you were picked up.
Pick up from your Santorini hotel, the airport, ferry or cruise port, or a location in Santorini where you would like to start.
Duration: 5 hours
1-4 people: €360
5-8 people: €420
9-12 people: €510
All stated prices are per private group and not per person
Cruise passenger pick-up
All cruise passengers with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira, by tender boats. From the port, you will take the cable car up to Fira town.
The journey with a cable car takes 3 minutes and costs €5 Euros. Approximate start of the tour should be 1 hour after the scheduled arrival of the cruise ship.
The meeting point for the tour is at the cable car’s exit in Fira town. Your guide will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name.
Please include the name and arrival time of your ship, and full name and mobile phone number when booking of the tour in order for your pick-up to be arranged.
Your guide will meet you at the hotel entrance door
Drop-off / End Point
Same as the meeting point
A deposit of € 50 Euros is required to secure your day with us.
You will pay the balance in cash after the end of the tour.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
DURATION: 5 hours
HIGHLIGHTS: Ancient Thera, Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Archeological Museum Fira, Museum of Prehistoric Thira
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