Akrotiri Ruins, Red Beach and Wine Tasting

Price: $49.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Water/Beach, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A ride on the Fire Cable Car (approximately 5 EUR, not included) and an approximately 7-10 minute walk from the Cable Car Station.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled, closed walking shoes. Sunscreen, towels, swimsuit and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
Restrictions Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee (12 EUR) not included. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting. Children ages 4 and under are free of charge; however, infants 0-1 years can also travel free if they sit on an adult's knee.

Begin your historical adventure with the breathtaking views at the Prophet Elias Monastery. Prophet Elias is the highest point of Santorini and is located at the Southwest part of the island, 3km (1.9 miles) away from the village of Pyrgos.

After enjoying the views of the Prophet Elias, head on over to Megalochori village, an incredibly charming traditional settlement, almost abandoned after the big earthquake. This village is home to historic mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways; it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine, that the island still produces.

After you experienced some of the most phenomenal views, head over to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, here, you will discover one of the most significant archaeological ruins of the Bronze age's most sophisticated settlements, which prospered for centuries before being eradicated by a tremendous volcanic eruption.

After enjoying some historical facts, you will have free time at the Red Beach, arguably the most famous beach in the southernmost part of Santorini. Here, you can enjoy the scenery of colorfully formed mountain, the black and red pulverized volcanic rock sand, and clear waters.

From there, visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price).

Lastly, stop at one of the most famous wineries of Santorini, for a wine tasting experience to end one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

Please Note: The Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee (12 EUR) not included.