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Santorini Historical Tour


Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Duration: 5 Hours

Departure Time: 9:00 am

Departure Point: Cable Car, Port, Airport,  Hotel

Highlights:  Ancient Thira, Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri, Archaeological Museum Fira, Museum of Prehistoric Thera

1-4 Guests: € 480
5-8 Guests: € 560

9-12 Guests: € 680
13-16 Guests: € 760

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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

  • Flexibility to customized your itinerary to your own preferences.
  • Ideal choice for families.
  • Step back in time on a history tour.
  • Explore the Akrotiri Ruins – a prehistoric city from the Bronze Age.
  • Discover the fascinating ruins of Ancient Thira.
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Prehistoric Thira.


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.

Ancient Thera

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
Monday: closed

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
Monday: closed

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
Tuesday: closed
The tour ends at the same place where you were picked up.

Important Information

Departure Point

Pick up from your Santorini hotel, the airport, ferry or cruise port, or a location in Santorini where you would like to start.

Departure Time



  • Professional guide for all sightseeing
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees, but can be purchased on the spot

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name and docking time


Duration: 5 hours

Please Note Prices are per tour and not per person.

Your Group Size
1-4 Guests So for a 5-hour will cost € 480
5-8 Guests So for a 5-hour will cost € 560
9-12 Guests So for a 5-hour will cost € 680
13-16 Guests So for a 5-hour will cost € 760
17-20 Guests So for a 5-hour will cost € 800

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.

Hotel pick-up

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.

Cancellation Policy
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.