We offer day tours for all Santorini’s visitors, who are looking to explore Santorini in a small group. Great prices!
Tour Type: Small Group Tour
Season: All Year
Tour Duration: 5 hours
Departure: 9:30 – 10:00 am
Walking: Moderat amount
Tour Highlights: Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani (Blue Dome Church), Prophet Ilias Mountain, Megalochori, Black Beach, Venetsanos Winery
FROM EUR 75 per person
Overview – Small Group Santorini Sightseeing Tour
Spend the Day on Santorini with an expert local guide and a small group of twelve people or less. See Santorini landmarks like Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani (Blue Dome Church), Prophet Ilias Mountain, Megalochori, Black Beach, Venetsanos Winery.
This tour gives to our customers the chance to explore some of the most historical and astonishingly beautiful places of Santorini. Especially, if you are on a cruise ship and wish to visit Santorini getting the most decent flavour of the island, this tour is highly recommended as you visit the must-see places in few only hours!
Highlights – Small Group Santorini Sightseeing Tour
Full Description – Small Group Santorini Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy morning pickup at your Santorini Hotel or from exits of the cable car in Fira.; then board a comfortable Mercedes Benz minibus to travel the 10 km distance to the north of the island where the historical village of Oia is located.
The village of Oia
After heading north we reach the nortenest part of Santorini where the village of Oia is. Since old times it has always been the wealthiest village of the captains and seamen of the island. Roam the marble paved narrow streets; marvel the architecture of the captains’ houses; explore the picturesque parts of cosmopolitan Oia and take as many photographs as you can. Your private guide will allow you time to spend either for photo shooting, going shopping or having a refreshment/snack with the rest of the group members.
All in all, treasure the moments of Oia in your heart as it is a place world widely famous – a place you must be!
This village is the most ideal place of the island for photo shooting. Your tour guide will lead you to the heart of the village explaining to you the architecture, the blue dome cathedral and the numerable hotels perched on the caldera cliffs. From a special edge of the caldera vista you will be amazed by the colourful cliff formation, the white washed hotel rooms and the blue dome chapel where many couples get married or even proposed. Admittedly, the serenity and the peacefulness of the landscape will “scar” your memory forever!
Another on the edge of the caldera village is there for us to explore. Its name literally means the crown of Fira. As a “crown” caldera place will definitely make us feel enchanted by the beauty of the deep blue caldera sea lagoon. The famous blue dome church that prevails in many Santorini postcards awaits us to visit it. The view is spectacular and compensates every penny of this tailor made tour!
Prophet Ilias Mountain
It is regarded to be the core of the island as life began around this solid rock mountain. On one of the summits there is the Prophet Ilias Greek Christian Orthodox monastery dedicated to the ascetic Old Testament figure of Prophet Elijah. The monastery was established there since the 18th century and helped the Greek Revolution by offering fleet. A part of the well-preserved monastery is visitable and the view from the highest point of the island is more than rewarding!
The village of Megalochori is one of the most beautiful villages of Santorini and we take our small group on a walking tour before going to the Venetsanos winery. It is a place off the beaten track where all of our visitors can have the chance to mingle with the locals, talk to them and experience some local activities hands on.
It is the oldest industrial winery of the island. Mr. Venetsanos, one of the most brilliant scientists and chemists of Greece, founded his winery on the rim of the volcanic caldera taking advantage of the law of the gravity. The view from the winery is almost impeccable, a place no doubt why so many couples organize their wedding ceremonies. There you can enjoy your wine tasting as five wines of different varieties will be offered to you. Beside that, a winery local guide will provide you with a brief tour inside the historical place of the winery as well as information about the viniculture of the island.
The long kilometer Black Beach will provide you with rest and relaxation. The place there is a well-organized resort where all types of sea and sun activities take place daily during the touristic season. We leave it for the end as you can finish the tour there having a meal or an aperitif depending on your mood. For those who would like to swim, the Black Beach is the place to explore the volcanic seafloor of the island. Snorkeling or diving is the favorite habit of many locals. Go for it, if you fancy exploring the crystal clear sea waters!
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
Knowledgeable English-speaking guide (only when the group reaches a number of 4 people or more).
Not wheelchair accessible.
You can print your voucher and present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity.
Pickup is available from top exits of the cable car in Fira and Santorini hotels.
If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at the Cable Car in Fira. Meeting time is between 9:30 am -10:00 am.