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Santorini: Top Sights Day Trip, Wine Tasting, & Oia Sunset

1. Santorini: Top Sights Day Trip, Wine Tasting, & Oia Sunset

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Santorini's highlights. Visit the iconic blue-domed churches of Oia, admire the views from Profitis Ilias, and relax on the shores of Perissa Beach before some well-deserved wine tasting. 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 color of the Aegean Sea while learning about the island´s fascinating volcanic history. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain. Then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, a hidden gem of Santorini. Wander through its winding alleys and immerse yourself in its traditional atmosphere. See typical houses, blue-domed churches, and quaint shops. Walk up to its imposing castle for beautiful vistas of the surrounding area. The next stop is Emporio, where you will join a guided walk and visit the small Venetian fortress. Feel like you’re on the set of Mamma Mia as you discover the many doorways, windows, alleys, and arches of this picturesque medieval village. Continue to 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. Take the opportunity to taste local Santorinian wine, one of the most famous products of the island. Learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a private wine tasting session of 3 wines made of local grape varieties. In the early evening, arrive at the cliff-top village of Oia with its famous blue-domed churches. Once at the bustling castle area, enjoy some free time to take some photos, shop, or have a relaxing drink. Finally, watch an incredible sunset before meeting up with your coach at the parking lot. Board the bus for a relaxing evening journey with drop-off back at your hotel.

Santorini: Traditional Sightseeing Bus Tour with Oia Sunset

2. Santorini: Traditional Sightseeing Bus Tour with Oia Sunset

Explore Santorini on a full day sightseeing tour by bus. Learn about the island's history and visit traditional villages. Stop at volcanic beaches and experience an Oia sunset. Tour Itinerary • Akrotiri excavation site: guided tour in this Minoan Bronze Age settlement buried by volcanic ash in the 17th century BC • Emporio village: Explore this quaint village with hilltop windmills, fortified medieval castles and centuries-old churches • Perissa Beach: Enjoy free time for lunch and a swim at the island's most popular black sand beach • Santorini Winery: Tour a traditional winery and taste Santorini’s distinctive wines • Profitis Ilias: Visit the island’s highest peak and admire views from the agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia • Oia sunset: Enjoy free time to experience a Santorini sunset at the most-photographed place in Greece

Fira: Traditional Villages Guided Day Trip with Oia Sunset

3. Fira: Traditional Villages Guided Day Trip with Oia Sunset

Take a break from Santorini’s black sand beaches on a full-day tour of its Minoan excavations, traditional villages, ancient capital and buried settlements. End the day at Oia and watch the sunset from the island’s northernmost tip. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer by air-conditioned coach to the archeological site of Akrotiri. Explore an ancient city that was frozen in time after a volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Step inside with your guide and learn about the Minoan city before the devastating event occurred. Gaze in awe at the ruins of multi-storied buildings that date back to the 16th century, and admire the intricately designed drainage system that hints at a talented civilization far more advanced than its time suggests.  Stroll along the main street, lined with old stores and warehouses from the ancient city. Learn about the traditional ceramic artifacts, such as pithoi (earthenware jugs). After that, continue towards Perissa Beach and enjoy free time to have lunch and relax at one of the longest black sandy beaches in the Cyclades and the most popular beach of Santorini.  Next stop at Emporio Village where you can explore one of the oldest and most authentic traditional villages of Santorini, built like a small labyrinth and visit its medieval fortress (15th century).  Continue toward Santorini Winery. Taste Santorini’s distinctive wines and learn about one of the oldest vineyards in Europe while admiring the spectacular view of the volcano.  Stop at Profitis Ilias Mountain next where you will finish your tour with a short stop at the highest peak of Santorini (567 meters) to admire the striking panoramic view of the entire island. Meet your guide again in the early evening for the transfer to Oia, a quintessential Greek village that’s known for its sugar cube houses and blue-domed churches.  Join the legions who flock to Oia to watch the sunset, and stroll down streets nestled into the side of the cliffs overlooking the spectacular caldera. Follow your guide to the ruins of a Venetian castle, known as the Kastro of Oia, and gaze down from the village and caldera to the sea. Return to the coach for the transfer back to your hotel.

Santorini: ATV Quad Bike Tour with Lunch

4. Santorini: ATV Quad Bike Tour with Lunch

Discover Santorini with a guided ATV-Quad tour is a great alternative to your average cultural tour. See first-hand and learn about the local beaches and villages. Listen to locals share their love for the amazing Cycladic Island, as you experience beautiful locations and views. During this exhilarating experience, enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh local products, accompanied by ouzo-raki or wine. Enjoy a scenic tour with some of the greatest views of the Aegean sea. Ride between beaches and villages, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the surrounding area.

Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

5. Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

Encounter the best Santorini has to offer while feeling the thrill of riding an ATV. See great architecture, natural features like a caldera, and locals-only spots on this inclusive tour. Begin your Santorini quad tour at the black beach at Persia. Kick start your day with an off-road adventure to Emporio and the Venetian Castle. Cruise a labyrinth of old, traditional streets on foot, and feel free to explore yourself. Continue through a landscape of windmills and vineyards to the village of Megalochori, considered by locals to be the most traditional in Santorini. You'll also encounter a magnificent caldera, and visit Santorini's one of the oldest wine cellar in Megalochori for a tasting session or traditional Greek coffee or juice. Ride along the caldera and visit the hidden, tucked away places that only the locals know about. Explore a chapel located inside a hidden cave, and enjoy a ride to Vlichada solely on off-road paths. Finally, your tour concludes with a trip back to Perissa.

Private Half-Day Tour in Santorini

6. Private Half-Day Tour in Santorini

Start from the north part of Santorini Island, where the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli are located. Experience the endless panoramic views of Caldera, Thirasia Island and the volcanic islands Palea and Nea Kameni.  Have the opportunity to take pictures of white houses and blue domed churches whilst there. Later on, head toward the traditional settlement of Megalochori, where you will be able to explore it, walking through the traditional alleys and being able to see the local houses and architecture.  Finally, stop at the unique Red Beach, which is full of red iron volcanic lava rocks, and the famous 2.5-mile-long Black Sand Beach.

5-hours Private tour with pick up

7. 5-hours Private tour with pick up

A walking orientation tour of the sightseeings that will start in from your hotel. You will wander through the white cobbled streets of the island and see the daily habits of locals residences. Our tour offers a wide range of tour options in Santorini, designed to appeal to every interest. From scheduled small group tours to private and custom tours. Our principles are the same discover some of the greatest places in the island and in addition, your own driver for an experience to remember. Our team of tour guides and drivers are qualified and professionals who have been selected for their personality, enthusiasm, and vast knowledge of Santorini. Our private tours are available in the following languages: English,Greek,Italians We are a private tour operator in Greece with a Licensed Number Verified Total Duration: 5 hours Castelli of Pyrgos, Pyrgos 84701 Greece, 40 minutes Perissa Black Sand Beach, 30 minutes Red Beach, Akrotiri Greece, 40 minutes Akrotiri Lighthouse, 40 minutes Megalochori Vineyards 30minutes, Black sand beach 60 minutes Sunset in Oia, Oia Greece, 60 minutes

Santorini: Private Guided Sightseeing Day Tour

8. Santorini: Private Guided Sightseeing Day Tour

Discover the natural landscapes of Santorini on a private sightseeing tour with round-trip transportation and drinks. Explore cities including Perissa, Oia, Fira, and Pyrgos. Admire sights like the Holy Monastery of Prophet Elias, Blue Domed Church Three Bells of Fira, and Akrotiri Lighthouse. Following pickup directly at your address, start driving around the island, firstly visiting the most iconic blue-domed church of Santorini. Explore traditional and picturesque village of Oia by the north side of the caldera . Moving towards the south side of the island, explore the unique volcanic beaches of the island such as the Red Sand Beach, the beach of Vlychada, and the Black Sand Beach. During the ride, enjoy water and soft drinks. Lastly we will be going uphill to the Monastery of Prophet Elias, located at the highest point of the island at an altitude of 567 meters in the island's center and admire breathtaking panoramic views over the island of Santorini.

From Chania: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

9. From Chania: Full-Day Trip to Santorini

Board the luxury high-speed catamaran for the 2.5-hour trip to Santorini. Enjoy an island tour by air-conditioned bus and hear informative commentary about the history of one of Greece's most romantic islands. Travel through the beautiful countryside en route to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip of the island. Built on the lip of a volcanic caldera, the village offers magnificent views of the blue and white houses studded along the hillside. Continue to Fira for a 2-hours and get plenty of free time to explore the island's capital. Stroll down the picturesque alleys and admire views of typical Aegean. Browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with stunning views of the volcano and its caldera cliffs. Depart for Crete at 5:45 PM, where the trip ends in the port of Rethymno.

Perivolos: Private South Coast Discovery on a Jet Ski

10. Perivolos: Private South Coast Discovery on a Jet Ski

This sightseeing trip will include expert instructors who will accompany you on a jet ski ride to the south coast of Santorini. They will explain the tour and safety measures to you, and they will help you learn how to use the jet ski. The 90-minute adventure will begin from Perivolos Beach. You will head southwest, gliding on the water at full speed towards Vlyhada Beach, Red Beach, Kampia Beach, and White Beach before reaching the magnificent beach of Mesa Pigadia. Along the way, you will see beautiful scenery including rocky cliffs, sparkling seas, and secluded coves. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced traveler, you're sure to have a great time. With this day trip, you'll be able to explore some beautiful beaches that are inaccessible by car. Our team will make sure that you have a wonderful time, so don't miss out! Each tour is accompanied by a fully equipped safety boat with licensed staff and a professional photographer. (Be paid on-site directly.) The Jet Skis are all top-of-the-line, and they come with two seats. Each ride will accommodate two people. If you're looking to have a fun and exciting adventure with your friends, Jet Skiing on the beautiful island of Santorini is the perfect way to go! Alternatively, if you're looking for an intense thrill ride with your partner, a Jet Ski Safari is the ideal way to experience it!

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What people are saying about Perissa Black Sand Beach

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based on 1,544 reviews

Our Driver/Guide Arthur was excellent! He was very knowledgeable of the island and drove us to the scenic sights. We requested to do the wine tasting after we got picked up. but he had no problem arranging it for us. He was very patient and never rushed us. I highly recommend this!!

Tour guide was amazing thank you again. Very kind, patient and informative. Took us to some beautiful spots around the island. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.

Arthur was an excepcional guide, great knowledge, attentive and friendly, very recomended!!

Our guide Elisa and driver Angelo were amazing!!😊 Love the day trip!:)

Trip was great and guide was outstanding! Good value for the money