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Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Highlights
  • 9-hour Santorini highlights tour by coach
  • Enjoy a stress-free day of sightseeing with a professional driver and guide
  • Explore the ruins of a Bronze Age civilization at Akrotiri
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Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Overview
Spend a full day discovering Santorini’s ancient history, local culture, and famous views on this great-value highlights tour. Explore the Minoan archaeological site at Akrotiri, swim at the black-sand Perissa Beach, and observe traditional island life in the village of Megalochori. You’ll also take in panoramic views from Prophet Elias Monastery, sip volcanic varietals at a winery, and finish the day with an unforgettable sunset from Oia village.
What to Expect
The adventures begin late morning with pickup near many island hotels. Head first to the renowned archaeological site of Akrotiri, considered the best-preserved Minoan ruins outside of Crete (entrance fees not included). Learn about the Bronze Age civilization that thrived here between 3000 and 1500 BC as you explore remnants of an ancient city preserved in ash from the eruption of Mt Thera.
Continue on to Perissa Beach, where you can swim and sun on the striking black sand and enjoy lunch nearby (own expense) during nearly 2 hours of leisure time. Next, get a glimpse of traditional Greek village life as you walk with your guide through the quaint and quiet streets of Megalochori. Climb back aboard the bus for a ride up to the 18th-century Prophet Elias Monastery, situated on the highest point of the island. Although the monastery itself is now closed to visitors, you can still admire sweeping views and snap photos from the church yard.
In the evening, relax over tastings of Santorini’s unique volcanic varietals and enjoy a picturesque view of terraced vineyards at Santo Wines, one of the island’s largest and most modern estates (tasting fee included). Finally, cap off the day with a visit to Oia village, considered one of the most photogenic places on Earth. Stroll through the narrow streets, browse local boutiques, and catch a spectacular sunset over the caldera before the 9-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at your departure point.
Reviews (286)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Way to Tour Santorini Island

We booked this tour in order to be able to see as much of the island of Santorini as possible away from the caldera. We were picked up on time near our hotel in a van, then transported to a bus for the tour. The...More

1  Thank Bethalto
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent day out

All day long coach trip covering most attractions in this beautiful island, with a really knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Starting off with the highest point of the island at Prophet Elias Monastery, followed by the red beach and the ruins of a Bronze Age civilization...More

Thank KISHORE W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not reliable, on Island time!

We had a nice driver pick us up at the prearranged place. Directions off the ship to find this place were not great. The logo of the company we were told to expect was not the same as what the van said, but they had...More

Thank mokar1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Way to see the Island in short time

This is a very good tour for those with not a lot of time to spend in Santorini for the price you pay, you get to see all the main sites even if time is limited in some of them to independently explore. The guide...More

Thank ImranA397
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Paid for a Mistake made by Notos Travel

NOT RECOMMENDED! Extremely bad way to start the day and the tour. Received two different confirmation emails from booking agency Viator that the departure time is 11am but travel agency NOTOS TRAVEL (organiser of this trip) will advise closer to date the time and pick...More

2  Thank schen2017
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Zainab S
16 October 2018|
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Response from Kelly E | Reviewed this property |
They have a central spot they pick up from right down the street from the main area in Fira. It's a easy walk.
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