Scenic Santorini and Oia Village

Scenic Santorini and Oia Village
Price: $96.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Shopping
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended.
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 excitement begins as soon as you hit port and take a cable ride to the town of Fira. Take advantage of the scenic drive to grab photos of the magnificent cliffs painted in various colors and streaked with petrified lava.

Your guide will then take you to your bus and your group will head to Oia. The bus will begin its journey by going to the top of the cliffs, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Caldera, a 3,000-year-old volcanic crater. From there you will head to Oia, the most famous and most photographed village in Santorini. This location offers the most beautiful view of the island as well as Insta-worthy shots of the area's typical neoclassical architecture, including the ever-popular white-walled cave houses and shiny blue domes. Enjoy some free time in town to walk the streets, stop in the art galleries, and purchase local crafts or jewelry in one of the many boutique shops.

Continue to Fira, Santorini's capital city, perched high on the edge of a cliff. From this vantage point, you can score excellent photos of the submerged volcano. While here, pass under the arches of the convent of the Dominican Sisters in the Catholic Quarter in Firostefani, the town's oldest neighborhood. Then spend some free time exploring Fira and its commercial area before your return trip back to port. Book this 4-hour tour now to get up close and personal with the world-renowned beauty of Santorini.

Please Note: On days where there are more than 30 guests on your tour, you will instead take a tender to be transferred to the New Port (Athinios), where your bus will be waiting to take you to Oia.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Santorini- The Caldera, Oia, and Fira!
April 02, 2023
Upon arriving in Santorini, we were blessed with a lovely day! We first took a water ferry with great views of the Santorini Volcano to Ormos Anthinios where we caught our tour bus. After meeting our wonderful SEG guide, we took a nice paced tour around the isle, ending up in Oia for several hours of shopping, lunch, and iconic pix of the blue domed churches & bright white homes. We continued ending up in Fira, the island's capital, for more shopping, snacks, and pix of our cruise ship and the Caldera. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the island and history, informative and adept at answering our questions, and patient with our large group, which included teens to my senior mom. After shopping, we caught our optional cable car back down to the sea. SEG provided a wonderful tour and we could not have passed for a better first day in the Greek Isles! This is traditional excursion and, though a fair amount of walking sometimes on uneven surfaces, this tour is highly recommended!
Reviewer: Jim Flores
5 Stars
Personal Touch
October 28, 2022
Shore Excursions provided an adequate tour to Oia and Santorini. But where they shined was the personal touch. My husband, who walks with a cane, returned with the guide to the cable cars. She was able to get him to the front of the line.
Reviewer: Anne Prosser
4 Stars
Great tour
August 04, 2022
The guide was excellent he knew is subject and showed us what was important. We were in a small bus and it was a good thing since the routes were narrow.
Reviewer: Fran├žois Candau
5 Stars