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Exclusive Santorini, Oia and Winery Tour
Exclusive Santorini, Oia and Winery Tour (Pyrgos Village, Mt. Profitis Ilias)
 
 


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Departing from the tender pier at Fira port, you will be lead to your transportation. From here, in groups of never more than 30 people, you will begin your exploration of this wonderful island.

Your tour will take you to the major must see sites on the island. Depending on traffic the day of your tour, the order you see the sites may vary from the tour description order. One of your stops will be at the village of Oia, located at the northern tip of the island. As you travel along, you will see the different layers of lava the volcano had produced making a time line of the island's history. Oia offers magnificent views of the caldera and the rest of the other islands. Depending on the time of day, the sun paints the cliffs with different shades of color and light like an ever-changing landscape painting. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that Oia attracts so many artists. With its cobble stone streets, beautiful old mansions and houses perched on the cliff side, you can admire the traditional Cycladic architecture for which Santorini is so well known.

From Oia, you will travel across the terraced island, through Pyrgos village and make your way up to the highest peak of Santorini, Mt. Profitis Ilias.(883 feet) Here a monastery of the same name was built in 1712. Although you cannot enter the monastery, you can enjoy its magnificent view of the entire island from the south end of Perissa Beach to the north part of the island were Oia village is situated.

After the photo stop, you will drive to one of the local wineries on the island. Here you can learn about how wines were once produced on the island, as well as learning of the unique way in which grapes are grown and harvested on Santorini. You will be able to sample three of the most famous wines of Santorini.

From the winery, you will make their way back to the town of Fira, the picturesque capital town of the island built on the rim of the caldera wall. Your guide will lead you to the major pedestrian street where they will give you a brief orientation of how to navigate the town, before you begin your free time. Wander the endless maze of whitewashed streets looking for jewelry, gifts or the perfect view of the caldera while you enjoy a coffee or wine. When you are ready to return to your ship, use your included cable car ticket to return to the tender pier in Fira.

Please note: The tour duration does not include the time required to tender ashore from your ship. All tours end in Fira Town and include a return cable car ticket to the tender pier in Fira to be used at your convenience.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Tender Pier shoreside.
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverage
Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and comfortable, sensible walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Fira Town, as well as most of the island's villages, is a hilltop town that consists of mostly pedestrian streets. Many of these "streets" are nothing more than wide sidewalks of smooth stones pushed into cement which makes for a bumpy surface. There are considerable steps involved as well. Tour is not wheelchair accessible. Return to the ship's tender pier is via cable car.
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 55 Write a review.

 
 
Santorini November 28, 2016
Reviewer: My Van-Dinh  
Great tour and great guide.  Everything went smoothly from pick up to drop off.  The view from the Oia winery looking down to the caldron is spectacular.


 
 
Santorini November 28, 2016
Reviewer: Paul Angel  
We've seen beautiful places and a winery tour was nice however in our opinion it was time wasting to go on top of the hill.


 
 
Santorini November 28, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Absolutely my favorite part of our whole trip.  Loved the location and had a fabulous guide.


 
 
Santorini November 28, 2016
Reviewer: George Sim  
Very well organised tour. Plenty of free time. Excellent wine tasting at winery. Excellent tour guide. Beautiful scenery.


 
 
Relaxing Tour and Wine Tasting November 28, 2016
Reviewer: L and C  
Very relaxing tour with a local knowledgeable guide.  We enjoyed the tender boat as well as the bus tour (great driver!) and our stop at the winery.  The winery was like an afterthought and extremely short with no time to look around and purchase. Barely enough time to taste the great wine, fresh tomatoes, olives, and some bread. Return trip down the mountain was HORRIBLE no mater if you rode a donkey, walked the same route/steps as them, or took the cable car. Need to rethink and use the tender option on the return.


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