Santorini Traditional Villages and Sunset

Price: $57.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Fira Town
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, ensure shoulders and knees are covered.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting. The starting times might change depending on the season and the time of the sunset and will be advised upon confirmation of your booking, if applicable

Uncover the beauty of Santorini and its traditions; travel through vineyards to Mesa Gonia to see its old architecture and learn why it is called Santorin's ghost village, visit the oldest Byzantine church of the island, built-in 1115, from the ruins of a 6th-century church. Its interior, decorated with wall-paintings, is one of the most historical monuments.

From there, head over to Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages of the island. Pyrgos is a typical Fortress Settlement of the Cyclades. On the hilltop, you can find ruins of Kasteli Castle, one of the five "kastelia" on the island. You will soon realize Pyrgos is genuinely magical.

Your journey continues to Skaros Rock, the ruins of the medieval capital. The formation was created through the volcanic activity of the Santorini caldera and shaped by erosion and earthquakes. Stroll around the village and take pictures of its beautiful churches, and once you reach the top of the village, enjoy magnificent views of the island.

Your last stop is Oia village. Oia is the most famous of all communities of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunsets and is undoubtedly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. This unique place was once a thriving village. The cave houses used to be the homes of ship crews, whereas the Captain's houses belonged to the affluent class of ship owners. Many of the churches in Oia were dedicated to sailors.You will find one of its cultural attractions is the Maritime Museum, which houses a small library, items from the maritime life of the area and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress.

Don't be surprised if you fall in love with this beautiful place.