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  |  183 ReviewsReview This Tour
Informative and Scenic
November 18, 2022
Our tour of Santorini was fun and very informative. I enjoyed the bus tour which showed us parts of the island that we couldn't see on our own. The winery was relaxing and I enjoyed the tastings. I even bought a bottle. Our guide was very knowledgeable and filled us with interesting facts about the island. The end of the tour gave us the opportunity to sample the local wares and was appreciated by many.
Reviewer: Robert M. Stone
5 Stars
Great Tour - October 12, 2022
November 15, 2022
Our guide, Margarita, a lifetime resident of the island, added so much to this excursion with her extensive knowledge and she made everything interesting with her insights. We happened to be there when 4 other ships were in port, so it was crazy crowded in Fira. However, we were in a smaller group of 14 in a very comfortable van and our driver really knew how to move about quite easily. The visit to the winery and the wine tasting was very enjoyable, and the view was exceptional and is a great photo op.
Reviewer: Brian & Carol Thompson
5 Stars
Exclusive Santorini
November 06, 2022
Fabulous small group and wine tasting. Best way to see highlights of Santorini
Reviewer: Jody
5 Stars
Santorini and Oia and Winery Tour
November 03, 2022
It was really good, She was excellent
Reviewer: Janet Fraser
5 Stars
Santorini
November 01, 2022
Wine tour was a lot of fun. Our tour guide was excellent. My favourite.
Reviewer: Larry Simpson
5 Stars
Great tour
October 20, 2022
We were fortunate to have good weather and our Guide was excellent
Reviewer: Gail Palko
5 Stars