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Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

  • A personalized, half-day tour of Santorini's history and highlights
  • See the famous cliff dwellings of Oia and visit a working orthodox monastery
  • Taste Santorini wine and learn about island viticulture at a family winery
Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
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Specially designed for first-time visitors, this Santorini tour offers a customized intro history and culture. See the photogenic clifftop houses of Oia village, swim at a black sand beach, visit a mountain monastery, and taste volcanic wine. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions, and hotel pickup and drop-off make for a hassle-free experience.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at your Santorini accommodation and head first to a clifftop lookout point for incredible views into the sunken caldera, where are you'll learn about the island’s volcanic formation. See the much-photographed whitewashed houses, castle, and cave dwellings of Oia village before ascending the island’s highest mountain to the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Listen to the chanting of monks and sample their handmade products at this Greek Orthodox temple.

Continue to a volcanic black sand beach for a stroll or swim, and then taste some of the wine produced in Santorini’s mineral-rich soil at a family winery. Learn about the challenges and benefits of making wine on the island while enjoying views of terraced vineyards built into the cliffs. Throughout the day, enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Private Tour of Santorini

Booked our private tour with Santorini Experts and could not have been more thrilled. Markos was amazing and so knowledgeable about the island. He asked us about our interests and even made a special stop so my daughter could see where the professional volleyball team...More

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 6 days ago
Customized private tour with incredible guide

I am a Greek living abroad and have been to Santorini several times in the past. I wanted to schedule a tour to show my in-laws the whole island but was reluctant to rent a car or use tour/public buses due to how crowded it...More

1  Thank TomZaba
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much for this spectacular review and recommendation! For someone who is Greek and has been to the island several times, we're beyond glad that we could impress you so. We're happy to have planned the perfect tour for you and your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting Tour with Great People

This was private tour with driver and guide for our family. The pick up was on time and the vehicle was clean and well maintained. The issue was with the guide who seemed to think that since we were Americans we just wanted to sit...More

Thank sikander A
Reviewed 1 week ago
Our tour, our way

Our guide, Dimitri was so interesting. His tour took us through each area of Santorini. Because it was a private tour, we could change plans, or spend as much time as we wanted at a particular site. It was like having a friend who lives...More

Thank Mary C
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you taking your time to leave this nice review. Yes, that's exactly what we want to provide you - your tour, your way and being shown the island by someone who is "like a friend who lives in Santorini taking you to see his...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Most Memorable Experience of Our Trip!

Our family recently hired Santorini Experts to give us a tour of the island. Our tour guide, Sabine was wonderful. She greeted us at the top of the cable car as scheduled, and from there her and her driver took us on a tour we...More

Thank jarreau2018
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and recommending us to others! It overjoys us to hear that "this was a tour you will cherish until you return." Thank you for highlighting how special it is to be taken around by...More

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27 June 2018|
Response from Travelmom712 | Reviewed this property |
The guide met us where we exited the cable cars. It ended in area of shops and restuarants, not far from the cable cars.
Zaida P
20 June 2018|
Response from butterfly344 |
We would like to join another couple on this tour also, but we are in port Oct. 8th.