Private First Impressions
Santorini is the largest island in a circular archipelago about 200km (120 miles) off the coast of Greece and is part of the South Aegean Volcanic Arc.
Your private tour guide will pick you up from the cable car station and take you to the edge of the caldera where you can see the island's formation and the blue lagoon separating the main island from the smaller island of Therasia.
Learn about Santorini's fascinating history and discover how the caldera was formed. Continue to the traditional village of Oia with its cave houses built into the landscape.
From there you will ascend the 600m (2000ft) mountain of Profitis Ilias and be rewarded at the top with breathtaking views of the archipelago and the Aegean Sea.
Step into a Greek Orthodox chapel and listen to monks chanting Byzantine music then sample their local wares. At the traditional village of Pyrgos you can navigate its narrow, labyrinth pathways and examine the ruins of the medieval Venetian castle.
Your tour ends with a visit to a local farm where you will have a lesson in the special art of winemaking and sample homemade wines and local delicacies.
This tour is the perfect introduction to this remarkable island and a great opportunity to learn about Greek tradition and religion.
Please Note: Your private 4-hour tour includes food and wine samples. Guests must be able to walk to the tour sites. Wheelchair access not available. Children up to 10 years of age are free; however, please also note that there is a two child maximum for this tour.. A bottle of water and wine tasting are included. We recommend wearing comfortable, sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Reviewer: Mark Lupton
Private tour was great. Great guide. Alot of places and got to shop some. Just wonderful! Amazing!
Can't say enough about our tour guide and how he shared his special Island with us. We have been on dozens of high end tours but nothing like this. Loved every second. Will go back for extended stay in the future.