Exclusive Santorini, Oia and Winery Tour

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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenicl
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Wine tasting and a snack.
Recommended 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. (Not included)

Exclusive Santorini, Oia and Winery Tour

Departing from the tender pier at Fira port, you will be led to your transportation. From here, you will begin your exploration of this wonderful island.

Your Santorini Winery 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 timeline 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 cobblestone streets, beautiful old mansions and houses perched on the cliffside, 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 your 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 explore on your own. 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. The tour ends in Fira, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful place and return to your ship at your leisure.

Please Note: The tour duration does not include the time required to tender ashore from your ship. This tour ends in Fira Town.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  172 ReviewsReview This Tour
Excellent guide
July 11, 2022
What a great experience. It was only the 4 of us travelers, our guide, and driver. We loved all the info and everything we did.
Reviewer: Jeanne Grahm
5 Stars
Great way to see the island!
July 10, 2022
We loved being able to comfortably go up to Santorini and see the city as well as experience a wine tasting. The wine was yummy - but the views were breath taking. Loved that our guide gave a suggestion for an off the beaten path place for dinner and to see the sunset. Be prepared to wait a LONG time for the cable car if you wait until after sunset.
Reviewer: Karyn S Petersen
5 Stars
Super tour
June 22, 2022
Amazing sights, guide knew just were to go and was super nice. Could have skipped the wine although I can see it being good for an enthusiast.
Reviewer: ivan cadigan
5 Stars
Santorini
June 09, 2022
This was such a fun tour! Our guide was good. Very knowledgeable and engaging. The bus ride up the winding cliff was a bit nerve racking but our driver was excellent! At the end of our tour we personally spent six hours touring the narrow streets and shops and found a wonderful restaurant where we had a great dinner, bottle of wine and enjoyed the most beautiful sunset. Loved the cable car ride down to taxi to our cruise ship. The only disappointment to me was not seeing the cluster of beautiful white buildings with the breathtaking blue roofs we see in pictures. Saw only one here and there. Asked our tour guide and she was not sure. Had met another couple on this trip and they expressed the same comment about the white buildings and blue roofs.
Reviewer: Janet Salmon
5 Stars
Santorini, Oia and Wine Tour
January 09, 2020
We enjoyed the tour. Pleasant and informative. Nice wine!
Reviewer: Jeanie Tinant
4 Stars
Place should be on bucket list
December 29, 2019
The tour was wonderful and guide was friendly. There was confusion where to meet with guide at the pier. We were left by guide quite a distance from the cable car to go back to the pier. Lines were very long and my husband succumbed to the direct sun (even though it was October) and had to be helped onto the cable car by the attendants.
Reviewer: Sherrie Auriene
4 Stars