Located about 120 miles off the coastline of Greece lies Santorini, a volcanic island jewel full of charming traditional villages and spectacular sunsets. During this 6-hour tour you will learn about the island's volcanic history as you visit famous villages built into the walls of the caldera.
Your journey begins as you head to Megalochori on the southern part of the island to explore this traditional village dotted with iconic old white cycladic churches and a burgeoning wine industry.
Continue to the medieval town of Pyrgos and visit a Venetian castle. While in the area you will be treated to a tasting at one of the island's oldest wineries. Sip on award winning wines and local delicacies as you discover how the wine is cultivated and processed.
From there you will make your way to Oia, known for its unforgettable sunsets that draw visitors from around the globe. Situated on the edge of the caldera at the northernmost part of the island, Oia greets you with traditional cave houses made of pumice stone as well as iconic blue-domed churches.
Spend some time strolling through the ruins of Oia Castle as well as the maze of small shops and cafes. Enjoy the scenery on your return trip to Fira as you learn about the island's agriculture, traditions and religion.
Once back in Fira take the opportunity to do some shopping or just enjoy the views until your ship's departure.
Book this tour now for a special introduction to the romantic, postcard-perfect island of Santorini.
Reviewer: Gary Ostby
We tendered in so we had to take the cable car up to the top to meet our guide (6 euros pp each way) with only 36 people at a time - plan ahead, particularly if there is more than one ship there. We had a private tour which was great. We really enjoyed the winery and learning how they use no pesticides or insecticides to grow the grapes.
Reviewer: Bonnie Cole
My daughter and I loved this tour! We were with a small group and able to ask questions and discuss various topics as we drove around in a nice van. Katherine was GREAT - knowledgeable about Greece in general and Santorini specifically. The winery was a terrific experience and very interesting. I would highly recommend this tour to start your day in Santorini.