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1. Santorini: Horse Riding Trip from Vlychada to Eros Beach
Begin your horse riding adventure by having an expert show you the basics and provide you with all the necessary equipment. After starting your journey at the magical dunes of Caldera Beach, you’ll be guided to the Santorini mountains to admire the unblemished beauty of nature, taking in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the local culture. Next, your path will lead you to the black beach of Eros, where you’ll ride along the shoreline dipping in and out of the water’s edge. Here you’ll have the chance to stop and take photos of the surrounding landscape and to appreciate the picturesque sand dunes all around. Finally, you’ll continue along a route that takes you back to your stable, finishing your journey where you began but enriched with memories that will last a lifetime.
Alex, Manos and Barbara are perfect hosts and instructors. The love they have for their horses and the pride they have in their operation and in eachother is very evident. They are very safety conscious and the horses know the path to the beach very well. The ride is very tranquil. No stress. Lots of great picture opportunities along the beach. Highly recommended!
2. Island Bus Tour: The Majestic Spots Of Santorini
Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery. Next, discover Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Continue to Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most significant archaelogical sites in the area. Akrotiri is a vast structure, once inhabited by 200 families and preserved under the volcano’s lava. Then, you will have some free time (approx 40 minutes) at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountains and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price). Fira town comes next, the capital of the island where strolling around will give you the opportunity to take magnificent pictures of the Caldera. Shop or enjoy traditional Santorinian cuisine. The last stop is Oia village for the world’s most famous sunset.
Was able to see the whole island and the guide was awesome. So personable. You could tell she cared about her clients.
3. Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia
After pickup from your hotel, board the luxury coach and drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island. Take in an incredible panorama of the entire island of Santorini, and the stunning deep blue of the Aegean. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain, then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel. Make a quick photo stop at Caldera Beach in Akrotiri. Admire the views of the former volcano and learn about the island's fascinating volcanic history. Continue to Red Beach, one of the most famous beaches on the island. Admire this striking beach of black and red volcanic sand, made from the bright red cliffs behind it. The next stop is Perissa Beach, also known as Black Beach. Here there will be plenty of free time to go swimming in the sea or have lunch at one of the Greek tavernas facing the beach. Continue to Emporio, where you wi...
The tour around the island was insightful and covered a lot. It is a good way to see the island before going to explore yourself. The wine tasting was good and the guide was very informative and entertaining. Sunset at Oia was stunning, however it is a place that can become extremely busy, especially when people try to leave. Bear this in mind if needing to get back to the coach for the drive home.
4. Fira: The Greek Wedding Show
Enjoy a night of interactive theater, Greek culture, and delicious food. Enter a 200-year-old building situated in the capital town of Fira. Accept your invitation to a Greek wedding taking place during the post-war years of the 1940s. The show consists of an interactive performance of approximately 90 minutes, with singing, dancing, acting, and live Greek music. Your theater experience begins inside the home of the Greek family. There you’ll have a chance to get to know your hosts. Afterward, move out onto the patio where the guests are seated. After being brought to your table you’ll be served cold traditional mezedes, water, and local wine. Enjoy the food, singing, dancing, and plate-breaking of the party. Mezedes Tzatziki with carrot sticks Anthotiro cheese mixed with roasted red pepper Greek salad with Feta cheese Melitzano-salad, Mavro...
An excellent show. Great music, dance, performance, and food. The venue was well decorated and cozy. The performers were fun and lively. I strongly recommend this show as an evening activity in Santorini.
5. Santorini: Sunset Sea Kayak and Snorkel with Dinner
Enjoy a unique tour that will offer you a private and peaceful view of the Santorini sunset, away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy parts of the island. This tour will have you sitting in a kayak as you watch the Mediterranean sun disappear under the ocean's horizon. Enjoy a relaxing start to your tour with a transfer service to and from your hotel. You will be picked up at your accommodation and taken to Mesa Pigardia, a Black Beach on the south coast of the island where your kayak tour will begin. Paddle east along the coastline as you pass White Beach, named for its spectacular white cliffs that loom above. Continue on to Red Beach and marvel at the colors created by volcanic activity. Take some time out for a break on Kampia Beach where you will receive a fresh snack at a tradition taverna. After your meal, you will go snorkeling on the beach. After you have spent some t...
Breathtaking experience, would definitely recommend. One of the best ways to see the sunset in Santorini. There no need to be experienced in kayaking as the guides were fantastic and very helpful and made it as easy as possible. They were also very professional and had our safety as a priority. I would definitely recommend to everyone and we will certainly be doing this each and every time we visit Santorini.
6. Santorini: The Lost Atlantis 9D Experience
Discover all the evidence that connects Plato’s lost Atlantis myth with the volcano eruption of the island through interactive videos. Explore the largest Atlantis diorama in the world and experience its everyday life through virtual windows in time with augmented reality. Follow Plato’s journey that inspired him to write about the ideal city, through an interactive fresco. See a holographic representation of the geological evolution of Santorini island from the prehistoric ages until today. The Greek philosopher Plato comes to life in an animated hologram. Converse with him and ask him about his philosophy and the theory that Santorini could be the origin of the Atlantis myth. Relive, with all your senses, the earthquake, the tsunami, and the volcanic eruption that led to the destruction of Atlantis in a 9D experience. Walk on lava inside an active volcano. Get dressed up and get pi...
Fantastic experience.my daughter and I enjoyed it. Only an hour long but worth it.
7. Santorini: Wine Museum Tasting & Entry with Audioguide
Head to a winery with a difference—the Santorini Wine Museum and family winery in one. Benefit not only from a wine tasting, but also a visit to the museum in the old cellars to learn more about Santorini’s wine traditions. Explore the wine museum, a carved labyrinth contained inside a 300-meter long cave eight meters below the ground. Check out historical exhibits and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker on a Greek island from the 1600s onwards, including peeks at rare machinery and tools Enjoy the museum for 40 minutes with an audio guide available in 14 languages or guidebook available in 22 languages. Then head to the winery of the Koutsoyannopoulos family, who offer 4 generations of winemaking knowledge. Be treated to an hour-long tasting, with 4 of the best wines made at the winery in a specially made wine-tasting area. Taste wines such as an Assyrtiko (white),...
Excelent experience, interesting museum and delicious wines. I certenlly recommend a visit.
8. Santorini: Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling with Lunch
With a transfer arranged for you, arrive at Mesa Pigadia, the black beach on the south coast of the island where your sea kayak tour will begin. Paddle along the coastline admiring beautiful rock formations and cave houses built into the cliffs. You will reach Black Mountain and the Akrotiri lighthouse, exploring sea caves along the way. Paddling east, pass by White Beach named for the imposing white cliffs above, and continue to Kampia Beach. Enjoy a fresh, nutritious snack at the traditional tavern at Kampia Beach and go snorkeling. Back in your kayak, paddle to Red Beach and marvel at the colors, a vivid evidence of volcanic activity. Return to your starting point at Mesa Pigadia beach and sit down to a traditional Greek lunch at a local taverna. Following the meal, you will be driven back to your pick-up location.
This was so much fun! I loved that we were able to see different popular beaches, snorkel, and swim! The instructors were well experienced and gave great directions to those that weren't experienced. It was my first time kayaking and they made it super easy for me to learn. Highly recommend doing this activity!
9. Santorini: Akrotiri Prehistoric City Guided Walking Tour
Meet your guide, a licensed archaeologist, at the entrance of Akrotiri Prehistoric City. Get assistance in buying the entry ticket and embark together with a group on a guided tour through Akrotiri Prehistoric City. In the 16th century BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed all life on the island. Most of it collapsed beneath the waves and remained undiscovered until the excavations began in 1967, led by Professor Spyros Marintos. He uncovered the evidence of a city with houses, streets, squares and workshops, all of which had been covered under a thick blanket of pumice for almost 3,500 years. Marvel at the well-preserved buildings and passageway in the excavated area. See the beautiful pottery, the roads, and squares of a city 3,500 years old. Explore the two and three-story houses, which were once decorated with wall paintings and get an insight into the ancient civilization of Santori...
Our tour guide was very informative and receptive to our questions and we really enjoyed it. Though wasn’t aware that our group would be split and that we’d need to wait whilst the other group (different language) went ahead. It would have been fine but the gift shop wasn’t open and we had to sit at the cafe (not the cheapest) but was only the place properly shaded. All of that would be fine but would have been nice to have had this confirmed when we booked.
10. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour
Get picked up from your hotel to spend the morning cruising around the amazing caldera on a catamaran. Relax on a 5-hour day tour sailing to the volcanic islands of Santorini and have the chance to swim and snorkel in its crystal deep blue waters. Visit the most amazing volcanic beaches of the hot springs and the Red and the White Beach. Enjoy a delicious barbecue prepared on-board paired with unlimited Santorinian white wine and soft drinks. Return to port, get on the bus and start the shore exploration of the island. The first stop is the Venetsanos Winery, where you'll taste 3 distinctive wines while gazing over the volcano. Continue to the Wine Museum in Mesa Gonia, one of the largest estates on Santorini with a long family tradition in winemaking. Refresh your palate by tasting volcanic white wines and the island’s unique desert wine. The last stop will be Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, o...
We had the absolute best time on this tour!! The crew on the catamaran were so much fun and stopped at most special beaches on the island. The wine tour was also great. We had Amani as our tour guide. She was the sweetest and so knowledge about the history of the island as well as the wine. 100% recommend this tour!!! We felt like we saw most major parts of the island in just one day!
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Of our 2 week honeymoon in Greece this was the best experience of the whole trip. First of all, Niko as our captain and Anna as our hostess were both incredible. They were so friendly and personable we literally felt like they were family within 10 minutes of starting the trip. They took us to some amazing sites with a great mix of sightseeing, swimming and relaxing on the boat. They always gave us great information about each site and pointed out great spots for pictures. Anna was even a great photographer taking a lot of amazing photos for us! Niko took us to an amazing private swimming spot away from the rest of the boats out that day. The boat itself was gorgeous and clean. The meal cooked on the boat was amazing a great mix of meats and seafood that were really tasty. Overall I would recommend this experience to anyone, especially if you can get Niko and Anna. It felt luxurious and private we could not have asked for anything more.
Family owned boat, had 3 generations working on board. Nice music playing, cushions to sit on, they knew when it was gonna get rough and advised where to sit to avoid getting sprayed. Amazing BarBQ lunch cooked and served on board. Nice swim spot ( had to avoid Jelly fish on our day) The ruins on Delos were incredible! Highly recommend this day trip for anyone interested in ancient history or just getting out for a sail and swim.
Perfect end of the day in Santorini! Crew was helpful and gave good stories about places that we visited with boat. Tasty dinner and drinks while boating! We were 16 people and everyone had enough place to sunbath and relax.
We had a great, almost private tour as there were only four of us. Many thanks to Christina and Nikos, you did a great job. Since we were only in Santorini for 2 days, the tour was perfect
Very enjoyable! Gregory was an excellent tour guide with a lot of useful and interesting information about wine and about Santorini in general. Highly recommend.