Best of Santorini, Private 4 hour Island tour, Oia, winery, Pyrgos, Caldera

Explore Santorini, in this 4-hour private tour of the island, with your English speaking driver. Visit wineries to taste the famous local wines and explore traditional villages like Oia, Fira and Pyrgos. Enjoy great views of the brilliant flooded caldera; stroll above the rooftops of the homes carved into the cliffs and gaze into the deep blue waters of the caldera far below. Santorini is the most spectacular of the islands in the Cyclades, and this will be a tour to remember.

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$291

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Duration

4 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Experienced local English-speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Local taxes
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Pick up at the top end of the cable car for cruise ship passengers
    • Flexible departure time
    • Flexible itinerary - ask us if you want to make changes
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Wine-tasting
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Venetsanos Winery
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Santorini Tours, Santorini 847 00, Greece

    Visually, Santorini is the most spectacular of the isles in the Cyclades. With its brilliant flooded caldera, high cliffs and charming villages, it is the Greek Isle of everyone’s dreams. Our tour will take us to Santorini’s highest peak, crowned by the Mount Profitis Ilias Monastery. At 883 feet, Mt. Profitis Ilias rugged landscape is largely composed of volcanic rocks as a result of hundreds of eruptions during the last two million years, some of them being large caldera-forming events. Here, in this remote spot, we’ll have an ideal photo opportunity to capture the beauty of this ancient island.

    We’ll discover the village of Pyrgos, which was the capital of Santorini until 1800. Here we’ll be able to admire the beautiful old houses and the Venetian Fortress crowned by several churches.

    Our half-day tour then takes us to one of the island’s most famous traditional wineries. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, and the fact that vines thrive at all is amazing considering the fact that the island has limited water resources. But the volcanic soil is an excellent medium for producing grapes, especially the Assyrtiko grape – a rare, white variety.

    After our visit, we’ll drive through the countryside to visit Oia. This traditional Greek village of whitewashed cubes is perched impossibly high on cliffs at the north west tip of the island. Here, take in the stunning views of the island from one of the charming cafés or stroll above the rooftops of the homes carved into the cliffs and gaze into the deep blue waters of the caldera far below.

    From Oia village, we’ll return to the cliff top town of Fira. Our tour ends here.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Oia 847 02, Greece

    This traditional Greek village of whitewashed cubes is perched impossibly high on cliffs at the north west tip of the island. Here, take in the stunning views of the island from one of the charming cafés or stroll above the rooftops of the homes carved into the cliffs and gaze into the deep blue waters of the caldera far below.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pyrgos Kallistis 847 00, Greece

    Pyrgos is the largest preserved village on Santorini and the island’s former capital. Strategically built in the heart of the pre-volcanic hinterland and at the foot of Mt Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos affords panoramic views. The Venetian castle is one of the five on the island of Santorini and dates back to the 13th century. The fortified settlement is amphi-theatrically built on the hill and offers superb views of both sides of the island. The village has many churches: the church of Theotokaki with its beautiful frescoes and old icons, Agia Triada, the church of Agia Theodosia, the Archangel Michael and many others.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ιερά Μόνη Προφήτου Ηλία Θήρας, Epar.Od. Pirgou Kallistis - Profiti Ilia 10, Pirgos Kallistis 847 00, Greece

    Our tour will take us to Santorini’s highest peak, crowned by the Mount Profitis Ilias Monastery. At 883 feet, Mt. Profitis Ilias rugged landscape is largely composed of volcanic rocks as a result of hundreds of eruptions during the last two million years, some of them being large caldera-forming events. Here, in this remote spot, we’ll have an ideal photo opportunity to capture the beauty of this ancient island.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Venetsanos Winery, Eparchiaki Odos Firon-Ormou Perissis, Megalochori 84701 Greece

    Venetsanos winery or Santo winery, located on the cliffs, overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini. The Venetsanos family has a very long tradition in producing wine. Originally was produced for the island and subsequently it was exported extensively, and particularly to countries such as Russia. It was built in 1947 by Venetsanos family and became the first industrial winery on the island. Its most distinguished feature is the structural design, which essentially used gravity, facilitating energy efficiency, at a time when access to electricity and other energy sources was very limited. The winery was built in an unconventional manner constructed from above and moving downwards.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from your hotel, villa, airbnbPick up for cruise ship passangers is from the top end of the cable carSantorini airport (JTR): we will meet you at the arrivals hallPorts
    • Santorini cruise port: Please take the cable car up to Fira town. We will meet you at the top end of the cable car.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Tour will depart at your preferred time. Please inform us of the time you wish to be picked up from the port (for cruise ship passengers) or your hotel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Kivotos of Aegean travel

Activity ID: V-16227P1

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