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  • Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

    1. 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.

  • Santorini: Wine Museum Tasting & Entry with Audioguide

    2. 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.

  • Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

    3. Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

    Start your tour with a visit to Venetsanos Winery, which is located in the most breathtaking location, offering incredible views over the caldera and volcanic islands. Have the chance to discover its unconventional structural design, constructed from above and moving downwards before tasting three of its exceptional wines. Continue with the wine museum in Mesa Gonia and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker here. This one of a kind museum happens to be nestled in a cave, a natural labyrinth eight meters below ground and 300 meters long, twenty one years of hard work of the Koutsogiannopoulos Family. Learn about the stages of the winemaking process including ploughing in the vineyards, and then harvesting, stomping , and weighing of the grapes, about the range of machinery necessary to make wine all the way through to what is used today. Refresh your palate by tasting the f...

    Lily was passionate and a fabulous local host who had all the hookups! She even yelled to her mom and her literal mom walked out and waived to us while we were walking from a winery in her village, can’t get much more local than that! Sunset bars in Oia can be chaotic and she made us feel pleasantly pampered, we had front row seats! She let us stop for snacks and we all had such a blast. I will say they didn’t notify us of our pickup until I emailed, which was weird with Get Your Guide and they didn’t know our hotel etc., so make sure they get that sorted out prior, emailing or calling was easy but it stresses us out a bit when we thought we had to walk 40 mins to catch our ride.

  • Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

    4. 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!

  • Santorini: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour

    5. Santorini: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour

    Don’t miss out on an opportunity to see the most beautiful seasides of Santorini in the most pleasing way. Notos Day tour is a full-day pure Santorini experience that you will treasure forever. The first stop of the tour is at a very nice spot overlooking the caldera. Once there, enjoy the incredible sights and capture the endless panoramic views of Caldera with your camera. Then, proceed to the most important archaeological site of Santorini, the prehistoric city of Akrotiri. The Akrotiri excavations are one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Explore and learn about the history of the Akrotiri excavation site with a licensed English-speaking guide. Continue to Perissa Beach, the most popular black sand beach, and enjoy some free time for lunch or a swim. Visit the highest spot of the island, Prophet Ilias mountain which is 1500 feet above sea level. See the Monaster...

  • Santorini: 6 to 8-Hour Private Tour

    6. Santorini: 6 to 8-Hour Private Tour

    Your private tour starts from the northern part of Santorini island, where the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli are located. You will experience the endless panoramic views of Caldera, Thirasia Island and the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kameni, and will also have the opportunity to take pictures of the typical white houses and blue domed churches. You will have the chance to visit the wine museum Koutsogiannopoulos, which is located within a natural cave. It is 8 meters below ground, 300 meter long and has a labyrinth-like shape. The wine museum presents the history of wine and the life of vine-growers in Santorini from 1660 to 1970. Here, visitors can learn about the history of wine, and at the end you will also be presented with the opportunity to taste a variety of famous local wines. You will then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias mountain, 1500...

  • Santorini:Pyrgos, Winery & Oia

    7. Santorini:Pyrgos, Winery & Oia

    Start your tour from Pyrgos Village, a medieval village dotting the landscape with tiny white houses and bluer-then-life domed churches. Feel like a spot of monkish meditation? You'll move on to the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias in Pyrgos village. The Monastery is built on the highest point, 565 meters above the sea level, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the island. You can also sample local delicacies made by monks. A dose of wine culture follows, with a visit to a popular local winery. You'll taste a variety of local wines and receive a mini tutorial on the particular characteristics of Santorini vineyards. Your final destination is picturesque Oia Village, a vision in white and blue, with magnificent views over the volcanic islets and caldera, as well as marble alleys, art galleries and jewellery shops. Its colourful Cycladic architecture and 52 blue domes are pos...

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 675 reviews

Perfect day in Santorini! We visited many of the local highlights and even enjoyed the beach! Our guide was informative without talking too much. It was delightful to spend the day with her. Our bus driver was outstanding! The vehicles were very nice. Highly recommend this excursion!

Lily was a fantastic guide. The tour is very well balanced with several interesting information about the island. It would have been nice to have had more time to reach the private bus after the sunset in Oia. But despite this we are able to see everything within the time frame.

Excellent day ! Discovery of perfect Santorini, beautiful places in the villages and beaches of the island! the bus driver is top notch, as well as the exceptional guide Christina! Good experience !!

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

The trip was great. Our tour guide was friendly and told us interesting facts about Santorini.