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Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

From £153.90 per person

Experience Santorini like a local on this private island tour. Maximize your time with a custom-made itinerary and a choice of 2 different tour lengths: half-day or full-day. Visit attractions such as the Red Beach, Profitis Ilias, and Black Beach.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup possible from your hotel in Santorini, the port/airport, or any other preferred location.
Private group


  • Experience a half- or full-day private tour of Santorini Island
  • Create a custom-made itinerary with the help of a local guide
  • Explore villages such as Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani
  • Visit attractions such as the Red Beach, Profitis Ilias, and Black Beach
  • Enjoy an ideal tour for first-time visitors to Santorini or those short on time
Full description
Get picked up from a location of your choice on Santorini and meet your private driver/guide. Decide with your guide which sights you would like to see on this fully-customizable tour. The below itinerary is just offered as an example.  First, stop in the traditional village of Firostefani famous for its blue-domed churches. See and learn about the geological formation of the island, and the genesis, and history of Santorini. Continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Next, head to Profitis Ilias, which is the highest hill in Santorini. From its top at 567 m, enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. There, you are able to visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and a Greek Orthodox chapel, listen to the sounds of Byzantine music and get a taste of their hand-made products.  Alternatively, opt to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan village that was buried by the island’s colossal volcanic eruption. Don't miss the chance to see the incredible, well-preserved remnants of the settlement for yourself. Afterward, head to Red Beach, named for its distinctively colored sand. On your way to the south, stop to explore the famous black beaches and its nice viewpoint. Take many beautiful pictures of this unique landscape. Lastly, wind your tour down with an indulgent stop at a local winery. Santorini has produced its own wine since ancient times, and sampling its product is the perfect way to get a taste of the island's history.
  • Bottled water
  • Private guide/driver
  • Hotel/port/airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees at museums (optional visits)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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  •  Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
  • Please contact the local operator after booking to confirm your departure time preference
  • At Akrotiri, your local driver is not permitted to guide you inside as only official Greek Archaeologists are able to do so; you may ask your driver to drop you off at site entrance if you wish to explore it on your own
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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Nicol was an amazing guide. He showed us everything we wanted to see, he took great pictures for us at the most beautiful spots. He told us history of the island as we drove around. I was very happy we decided to book this tour. I highly recommend. Thank you for an amazing day!

5 September 2021

Our guide asked and more importantly listened to the items we wanted to see. He also noticed as we progressed thru tour that we were looking for great photo spots( we did not mention this) so he tailored where he showed us highlights for incredible photos. He was also wonderful in taking photos of our entire family so we would have great family photos to remember trip. Excellent guide!

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29 July 2021

I had a very short time on the island with many things to see. My guide Theodore was wonderful. He knew a lot about the island history, took many photos of me, since I was traveling alone. I had an injured leg that started Northridge me, so Theodore would take my phone up to some viewing areas and capture photos so I would have amazing memories. He was fantastic and I look forward to visiting Santorini again and having Theodore guide me again.

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13 July 2021

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