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  |  176 ReviewsReview This Tour
Santorini
September 28, 2022
excellent tour including the winery
Reviewer: Hezzel Jacobsen
5 Stars
Santorini, Oia & winery
September 02, 2022
It was so nice to have such a small group & get to key attractions before the big groups. Our guide was knowledgeable & helpful. The van was clean & comfortable, with a skilled driver who maneuvered around some tight squeezes.
Reviewer: Julie Tennie
5 Stars
Exclusive Santorini Oia and Winery Tour
August 30, 2022
Visiting Santorini has been on my bucket list for years and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide, Margherita, was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history and lore of the island. Our driver was also excellent as he maneuvered our van on those narrow, winding roads. We went first to Oia, where we had breathtaking views of the island and the sparkling Aegean Sea. From there we stopped at the Santos Winery where we tasted 3 delicious wines made on the island along with cheese, bread, and olives. We then drove to the city of Fira for a few hours of exploring on our own. The only negative thing about the tour—not the fault of the tour guide or Vacations To Go—was the VERY long wait for the cable car down to the port on a VERY hot day. I would be willing to pay a little more for this tour if it included getting back to the port, maybe by a small boat from another town rather than Fira. Overall very good tour.
Reviewer: Debbie Holt
5 Stars
Great time!
August 03, 2022
We had a great time visiting Santorini and the winery in Oia. Everyone was very friendly and the views from the winery were amazing!
Reviewer: Scott Kircher
5 Stars
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