Private tour

Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

From $210.97 per person

See the top sights of Santorini on a private tour by Mercedes minibus. Admire the famous Santorini Caldera, visit the Venetsanos Winery and more.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Spanish, English, Russian, German
Pickup included
Your hotel or nearest point accessible by vehicle, the cable-car station at Fira, or the airport arrival terminal. If you are coming to Santorini from Athens or other Greek islands on a day trip, the tour can offer you a complimentary airport/port pickup and drop off service upon request, the meeting point for cruise ship travelers, is at the exit of the cable car in Fira town. The guide will wait for you with a sign bearing your name. Please arrive at the meeting point 5-10 minutes before the activity starts.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the ancient ruins at Akrotiri
  • Taste Santorini wines on an outdoor terrace with stunning views
  • Visit the famous Blue Dome Church in Firostefani
Full description
This private tour has a flexible itinerary, with various optional stops. The first stop is to take in views of the Santorini Caldera and hear commentary from your guide on its formation.  Continue through scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. You’ll also visit 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. Continue to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos. Take a guided walk along narrow paths, so you can see how the locals live. You can then take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations: the site of a prehistoric Bronze Age city that was frozen in time by ash from the Minoan volcanic eruption. You will explore the ruins on your own as your guide is not permitted inside (admission fees are also at own expense). Take time to admire the Red and Black beaches on this tour, as well as an optional winery visit to Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery, where you can taste local wine and enjoy caldera with a view from the top of the winery.
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide, private local tour guide during the whole tour for groups of 4 or more people
  • Pick-up and drop off (at designated locations)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Akrotiri (€12)
  • Entry/Admission to Venetsanos Winery and Estate Argyros
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult, infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • An average amount of easy walking is involved
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
  • No-shows cannot be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 212 reviews

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Well organized and tailor to us, we had visited some areas hence the guide and driver adjusted to visit other neighborhood. It was great having locals show us around and visit places we had not thought about and learned about the history of the island. Definitely recommend this tours, 6hrs well sent and we got to get ice cream and lunch, very yummy!

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August 8, 2021

I really recommend this activity to you. Thanks to Constantine I discovered the secrets of this island outside normal He is kind and patient, took your time to explain to me every historical corner of this island He really discovered things to me that I have never seen before while passing by this island. In addition he is very gifted in archeology and geology. Thank you Constatin for this adventure Thank you to Alex, very funny.

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July 12, 2021

The best tour in order to see the WHOLE island of Santorini.

The excellent review begins and ends with our tour guide, Constantinos. He was punctual, kind, flexible, funny, smart, and overall a great person to be our Santorini liason. Having already hiked from Fira to Oia the previous day, we had already seen some sights, so he made sure that we weren't repetitive and gave great recommendations to add to the private tour such as the Akrotiri ruins and finishing at the Venetsanos Winery which was beautiful. Along with the amazing views and pictures, Constantinos (being a local teacher) really taught us a lot about the history of Santorini, covering several topics - very informative! We were very entertained and comfortable throughout the tour and we would HIGHLY recommend this service.

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October 14, 2019

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