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Archaeological Bus Tour To Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach

4.6 / 5

55 reviews

Archaeological Bus Tour To Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach

From $41.04 per person

Visit the Prophet Elias Monastery, Megalochori village, and Akrotiri Excavations (with a guide). Then, head to Red Beach and Perivolos Beach.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Greek
Pickup included
This is not a private pick-up, collection is provided from specific meeting areas. Please wait for the bus outside your chosen hotel/pickup point on the main road (not all hotels are accessible by bus): Kamari:10:30 AM Monolithos: 10:30 AM Messaria: 10:35 AM Karterados: 10:40 AM Fira: 10:45 AM Pyrgos:10:50 AM Perissa: 10:30 AM Perivolos: 10:35 AM Emporio: 10:35 AM Vlichada: 10:40 AM Akrotiri: 10:45 AM Meghalochori: 10:45 AM Oia: 10:00 AM Times may vary due to delays.


  • Visit traditional villages
  • Explore Akrotiri Excavations with a guide
  • Relax on beautiful beaches
Full description
Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery. Then head to Megalochori village, an extremely charming traditional settlement, almost abandoned after a major earthquake. Your trip continues to Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most significant archaelogical sites in Greece that includes a vast structure, once inhabited by 200 families. The site was preserved, buried under the volcano’s lava. Then you will have free time at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountain and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price). Perivolos, with its black sandy beach, comes next. There you will have enough time to enjoy swimming, explore the area, and taste fresh cooked fishes at the local taverns. The last stop is one of the most popular wineries in Santorini, for a wine tasting experience.
  • Pickup
  • Tour
  • Akrotiri Excavation site entrance fee (12€)
  • Wine tasting costs
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
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

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  • Children under 4 years old can get on free
  • Children under 4 years old will not reserve a seat on the bus. They will sit on the parents lap
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4.6 /5

based on 55 reviews

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The experience was really great. The time went by so quickly and Tanja, our travel companion, is really happy, which made it all a lot more fun. She got you motivated and entertainted. Made great photos of us. Really a really, really great companion. I went on this journey alone and met wonderful people. So really to be recommended as a single.

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July 14, 2021

Initially, I wasn’t interested in this tour but I’m so glad I decided to book it. Tanya, my guide was so awesome — You can tell she really wanted everyone to have a good time. She’s the sweetest and just the best. We had a separate guide for the Akrotiri tour and she was great too. It was an overall great experience and I highly recommend this tour and Kamari Tour for anyone visiting beautiful Santorini!

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October 16, 2019


Tanya was so funny and informative, the tour was great visiting many places that arent listed such as the prochet llias temple and the town by red beach. Sadly the weather was too wild for swimming but we still had time to go for a meal and splash in the waves at black beach. The wine tasting was fab. For only €35 euros each this is definitely a fab tour seeing the main places of santorini and getting a guide aswell. Worth the price just for the views from the winery and monks temple. The archeological site was absolutely out of this world, one of the best things we have seen here. Picked up on time and dropped off just round the corner from our hotel. Would definitely recommend. Do this tour and the tour of the volcano/sunset/hot springs on the boat and you will cover about 80% santorini

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October 6, 2019

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