Santorini Traditional Villages and Oia Sunset Tour
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- Watch the sunset from the pretty village of Oia
- Go to the archaeological ruins of Akrotiri
- Visit the former capital of Thira
- Learn more about everyday life in a town buried by a volcano
- See Santorini's typical sugar cube houses and blue-domed churches
- Enjoy some free time to stroll the ancient streets of Pyrgos
- Discover Venetian castles and the remains of Minoan civilizations
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).
Get an impressive view of Akrotiri from a triangular plaza near the exit. Before you leave, your guide will show you the burial site of the chief archaeologist, Professor Spyridon Marinatos of the University of Athens, who sadly died while working on the excavations.
Continue to the village of Pyrgos to discover the ancient capital of Santorini. Admire more than 50 churches and its Venetian castle. With its incredible views, the village is the perfect place to spend the afternoon and you will have plenty of free time to enjoy a late lunch (own expense) and wander around on your own
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.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off (at selected hotels)
- Local guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Admission to Akrotiri (EUR 5 approximately)
Pick-up from your hotel in Santorini. Pick-ups start approximately 30 minutes to 1-hour before the scheduled tour start time. The exact time of your pick-up will be provided on reconfirmation of your tour
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