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Santorini Full Day Private Guided Tour

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Duration

7-8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

19 people

Languages

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Overview

Discover Santorini on a private guided tour covering the highlights and historical part of the island.

This is a beautiful island with plenty to see and plenty to do. So, if you want to truly immerse yourself in all we have to offer, the Santorini Full Day Private Guided Tour is the best option for you.

This tour combines fantastic views, local traditional villages, beaches with unique colors, and a visit to the highest point on the island Profitis Ilias.

You’ll see local life, taste the local food at the traditional tavern.

End your day with the unique sunset view in Village Oia, if you choose the evening time.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • View Prophet Elias Monastery and Megalochori the most traditional village
  • See for the first time the Black Beach and Red Beach
  • Learn a history of Santorini
  • Enjoy a local food and wine
  • Enjoy flexible morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule
  • Benefit from a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide

Itinerary

Profitis Ilias
Profitis Ilias

The highest spot of the island (567 meters) is located between Pyrgos and
Kamari. The Mountain’s name is Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah), coming from the
Monastery with the same name on its peak. From this vantage point, you will
enjoy a striking view of the entire island, from the patchwork agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia.

The Monastery was built in 1712. The walls round the Monastery remind of a
fortress. The history of Profitis Ilias is long and very importand for the life of
Santorini during the centuries. In earlier times, owned its’ own ship which
conducted private business for the benefit of the monastery and at the same time the Monastery was an active intellectual and patriotic influence. From 1806 to 1845 it ran a school where the Greek language and literature were taught.

The monastery’s decline began in 1860; buildings suffered serious damage in the 1956 earthquakes. The monastery today has an important collection of icons and bibles, and artefacts of the Greek Orthodox religion, ecclesiastical objects, books and ethnographic material. It also hosts displays on shoe-making, printing, candle making, wine making and of typical local food.

Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Akrotiri Archaeological Site

This Bronze City is prehistoric and was preserved by volcanic ash. Some historians have suggested that this may be the original site of the mythical Atlantis.

Red Beach
Red Beach

Red beach that it is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri. The small size of the beach creates a much crowded atmosphere and there are many days where most of the visitors choose not to make it all the way down to the beach and instead admire this unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks from the headland.

Black Beach
Black Beach

Black beach is a beautiful beach situated 15 km southeast of Fira extending for 7 km on the southeastern side of Santorini. The beach features unique charateristics, black sand, crystalline waters and various beach facilities. However, the enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea is the main attraction of the beach and the entire area. Visitors are left spellbound by the stunning view of the rock especially when it shines in the dark. Perissa is a nice tourist resort witnessing a huge tourist movement that starts from in the middle of the summer season. The village offers a great variety of hotels for all tastes and budgets, restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars. The area is extremely developed with modern amenities and quite inviting while retaining its strong traditional character.

Megalochori
Megalochori

This is another beautiful village on the island that is worth seeing. Your guide will take you through the narrow streets, so you can see how the locals live.

Firostefani
Firostefani

Chances are, when you visit Firostefani’s Blue Dome Church, you will instantly recognize it. This is because it is commonly featured on many Santorini post cards.

Imerovigli
Imerovigli

Immerovigli that it is a picturesque village. It is situated at the north of Santorini, only 2 km away from the capital of Fira. It is a continuation of Fira and one of the most beautiful balconies of the island. The name of Imerovigli comes from the word vigla which means view spot.

The position of the village provides a clear view of the caldera, and during the old times it allowed villagers to see the pirate ships approaching.
Today, Immerovigli is one of the recognized traditional settlements. Hotels and traditional houses are plentiful in Imerovigli.

There are also many taverns and cafes with stunning views to the caldera. In front of Immerovigli lies an enormous rock called Skaros. On top of it is a castle that was built during the 13th century but it was abandoned in the early 1800s.

The castle housed all the administrative offices of the island. This part of the island collapsed after an earthquake, and only the huge hill of Skaros is left today. Immerovigli has numerous chapels and churches built on the rocks overlooking the blue sea.
The village is known as the ultimate romantic destination.

Oia
Oia

Last stop in Oia village for a memorable romantic Sunset
The natural beauty of Oia village in combination with its traditional architecture which consists of white washed houses, old mansions where captains used to live, narrow streets and blue domed churches, make this village unique thus extremely popular to the visitors.

Photos and postal cards with the sunset of Oia, the caldera view and the churches with the blue domes have travelled all over the world advertising the incomparable beauty of the village and making even more people wishing to visit it!

Included/Excluded

  • Luxurious air-conditioned bus or minivan
  • Professional local driver
  • Private Guide -Language:English, Russian, German, Spanish, Franch, Italian
  • Bottle of water per passenger
  • Entrance fees
  • Snacks
  • Meals
  • Drinks

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Alexa K.

20/02/2020

Fantastic experience.

Fantastic experience! Amazing sights, truly kind guide, one of a kind adventure! Be sure to bring your walking shoes!
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