Blue Dome Church Santorini

Blue Dome Church Santorini: Our most recommended tours and activities

Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

1. Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

Start the day with a traditional Greek coffee after meeting with a local food guide in the square of Firostefani village (next to Fira). Walk towards the famous blue-domed church of Santorini (the perfect spot for photos) followed by a sample of local mezes in a traditional tavern. Walk towards Fira on a footpath on the caldera's edge with sea and volcano views. A glass of local beer is the perfect welcome to the capital of Santorini. Follow your guide through the historical alleyways and paths with several stops for samples of local treats, including olive oil and souvlaki. Visit the daily market with fresh fish and vegetables. Enjoy a midday meal at a tavern with caldera views. Try the sweetest Loukoumades. Experience both the Mediterranean and Santorini sides of Greek cuisine. Meet locals, from the tavern owners to local farmers, souvlaki griller to honey producers. 

Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

2. Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

Enjoy the first stop of the tour at Santorini Caldera and learn all about the details of its formation. Then, continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Explore the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. Make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards. Explore the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level. Discover the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos and chose one of them. Take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations. Also, you can choose an optional winery and visit Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery, to taste the local wine. Admire the panoramic views, swim at the picturesque red or black sandy beaches, and relax over lunch at the seaside restaurant.

Santorini: Private Guided Sightseeing Day Tour

3. Santorini: Private Guided Sightseeing Day Tour

Discover the natural landscapes of Santorini on a private sightseeing tour with round-trip transportation and drinks. Explore cities including Perissa, Oia, Fira, and Pyrgos. Admire sights like the Holy Monastery of Prophet Elias, Blue Domed Church Three Bells of Fira, and Akrotiri Lighthouse. Following pickup directly at your address, start driving around the island, firstly visiting the most iconic blue-domed church of Santorini. Explore traditional and picturesque village of Oia by the north side of the caldera . Moving towards the south side of the island, explore the unique volcanic beaches of the island such as the Red Sand Beach, the beach of Vlychada, and the Black Sand Beach. During the ride, enjoy water and soft drinks. Lastly we will be going uphill to the Monastery of Prophet Elias, located at the highest point of the island at an altitude of 567 meters in the island's center and admire breathtaking panoramic views over the island of Santorini.

Santorini: Shore Excursion to Oia for Cruise Ship Passengers

4. Santorini: Shore Excursion to Oia for Cruise Ship Passengers

Start the tour by being picked up from the cruise ship terminal. Your guide will meet you there when you disembark the cruise ship. Then, set off on your curated tour, designed to allow you to explore Santorini in a limited time. Explore the sites in Santorini with this shore excursion. Snap pictures at the through pass from Imerovigli and admire the volcano. Then, sit back and relax in the air-conditioned bus as you head inland to the iconic village of Oia. Oia is home to the 15th-century castle Fort Londsa, during which the Franks ruled the Cyclades. Stroll through the village and be captivated by the iconic white-shaped, whitewashed houses that define the island's architecture. Pause at significant landmarks, including the famous windmills on the northwest point. Enchanting Ayia Ekaterina is one of the oldest monuments in Oia. Continue to the Three Blue Domes, where you will have time to get out and take some photos. Then, spend some free time strolling around the village and stopping at a café or a restaurant. Later you will be transferred to Fira to explore further and finish at the Cable Car of Fira. From there, you take the cable car down to the cruise port to board your ship in time for departure.

Flying Dress Santorini Photoshoot

5. Flying Dress Santorini Photoshoot

It’s time to enjoy the authentic flying dress experience with the Flyoia dresses! Flyoia is a Greek brand designing Flying Dresses handmade in Greece with 13 colors to choose.Based in Santorini!! Dress like a goddess and let us take amazing photos of you at Santorini’s most picturesque spots! Do you have difficulty in deciding which dress colour you like the most? You do not have to worry about anything. You can choose your favourite Flyoia dress colours, while our photographer gives you a tour to the island’s hidden gems providing you with the best memories of your vacation. Strolling around the main marble streets of Oia up to the Castle, ending at the Blue Domes as you look over the famous Caldera are only a few of the tours that we provide our guests with according to their tailormade needs. In this way you can experience the energy and greatness of Santorini Dressed in clothes that will make you feel like a true goddess instead of a tourist! (Extra person can be added upon request)

Santorini Private Half-Day Instagram Tour

6. Santorini Private Half-Day Instagram Tour

Join a private guided excursion to the most beautiful locations around the island of Santorini. Come across picturesque villages and sceneries and snap incredible photos to show family back home or post on your social media. Choose between a daytime or evening tour. Start out with a visit to Oia and wander through the village's charming narrow paths. Admire the blue-domed chapels and the traditional white-washed houses built right into the rocks. Allow your guide to help you locate all of the photographic hot spots in the area. Continue to Firostefani, a village next to the capital of Fira. Snap pictures of the famous Blue Dome Church with the volcano in the background, often included in Santorini postcards. Head up to Prophet Elias Monastery, the highest point of the island, for even better photos from a vantage point. Move on to the south part of the island and stop at the Akrotiri Lighthouse, built in 1892. Relish in the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. Explore the mindblowing Red Beach and take in the volcanic landscape. Finally, visit Santo Winery to enjoy a glass of wine and a world-class view.

Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

7. Santorini: Shore Excursion Semi-Private Tour

The ideal shore excursion for cruise passengers. Explore the top 3 destinations of the island Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you at the top of the cable car exit with a sign with your name on it. Once you reach the top we are heading to our first stop Firostefani, where you can admire the famous blue dome while also learning about the island's history. Next stop Imerovigli, take delight in the breathtaking landscape and the volcanic remains. Our favorite spot away from the crowds Finikia, has the most picturesque and peaceful view. Our final stop is the traditional village of Oia, Santorini's most famous tourist attraction. Here you have free time to stroll around the alleys, take photos of the famous blue domes, encounter the well-known old Venetian castle or take a sip with the caldera view, before heading back to your cruise ship.

Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

8. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Shore Excursion

On this private 5-hour tour of Santorini with a local experienced English guide, you will visit the beautiful village of Oia to experience incredible views and see the famous Blue Dome Church.   You will also explore the whitewashed village of Pyrgos or Megalochori. Learn about the volcanic vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting with stunning views of the caldera. Explore the volcanic beach of Perissa and Perivolos and enjoy an optional lunch. Santorini is a UNESCO World Heritage island with lots of hotels. It is a place to visit with friends, honeymooners, couples, and families. Discover the hidden parts and beauty of this island with this local tour operator. 

Santorini: Oia Cultural Highlights Sunset Walking Tour

9. Santorini: Oia Cultural Highlights Sunset Walking Tour

A unique opportunity to see Oia, the Gem of Santorini, at the vermillion colours astonishing Sunset time. The tour starts shortly before sunset and lasts 1h30min approx. Meeting at the Oia Bus Terminal, just outside of Oia's old center. Our first stop will be the world-famous ‘Blue Domes’ of Santorini. This is the best time to enjoy the site without the many crowds. Take your time to capture the scenery with your cameras! Listen to the stories narrated by your experienced guide. Indulge. Walk the narrow cobblestone alleys in front of the ‘Captains’ Houses’, the luxurious mansions of the 18th century. This tiny village in the middle of the Aegean Sea ended up being one of the most important trade centres of Europe. Last stop at the Old Venetian Castle of Oia, the iconic landmark of Santorini and undoubtedly the best viewpoint of Oia. This is where the tour will end. Recommendations on what to do on the island, based on your main interests (best restaurants, hidden gems etc.).

Santorini: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour

10. Santorini: 6-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour

Begin your private tour by visiting Santorini's Caldera, where you'll gain insights into its formation. Then, venture through the picturesque countryside to reach the renowned village of Oia, famous for its captivating beauty. Next, explore Imerovigli, a charming village perched on a cliff with breathtaking views. Pause briefly in Firostefani to admire the iconic Blue Dome Church, a beloved Santorini landmark. Ascend to the summit of Prophet Ilias, the island's highest mountain, offering panoramic vistas. Discover the traditional village of Megalochori, rich in cultural heritage. If desired, make a stop at the Akrotiri Archaeological Site to delve into its excavations. Alternatively, opt for a visit to Santo Wines winery to indulge in local wine tasting. Marvel at the sweeping panoramas, take a dip in the idyllic red or black sandy beaches, and savor a leisurely lunch at a charming seaside restaurant.

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Some guides are 5 stars, some guides are 10 stars. Angel was 15 stars! He exceeded all of our expectations. He was the best photographer, guide and later became a great friend. Angel was prompt in a great clean car with water bottles and really good A/C. He was personable and so knowledgeable about the island. We drove all over and were able to see almost the entire island. The history we learned was explained so well and Angle speaks very good English. We took this tour hoping it would be good but it ended up being fantastic. Angel was the highlight of our entire honeymoon in Greece. Every step of the tour was smooth and easy. He was understanding about time and never rushed us. Every question, no matter how crazy, was answered kindly and informatively. We highly recommend if you want to see Santorini in a day book with Angel. Also he took us to a mix of touristy and local so we could experience truly the whole island. Angel also is a great photographer.

Victor was an excellent guide with great knowledge of Santorini! He helped us navigate it timely on foot and take beautiful pictures, without waiting in the long lines of those seeking a similar shot. He had wonderful recommendations for cocktails, coffee, gelato, sweets, shopping, and more! Our driver Nikolas was extremely accommodating as he made sure we all had water bottles, spacious seating, and he even played music from our home to share in our culture as well. One of the best tours of our trip!

We had a fantastic time on the food tour with Lena! She was full of knowledge and was so welcoming. Plenty of delicious food & drink - finished the tour feeling very full and happy!

Evangelos was well informed and was happy to teach and tell us about his island Santorini!! Went over and above treated us so well!! Amazing guide!!

Excellent. guide was very knowledgeable and informative Great fun