Private tour

Santorini: Car Tour with a Local

4.9 / 5

74 reviews

Activity provider: Greece Holiday Tours

Santorini: Car Tour with a Local

Activity provider: Greece Holiday Tours

From US$ 151.31 per person

Experience Santorini through the eyes of a local expert while you travel in comfort in an air-conditioned SUV or mini-van on your 5-hour private tour. See architectural wonders, spectacular views and learn about the rich culture of the island.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
The pickup point for cruise ship passengers is the exit of the cable car in Fira (on the top). Your guide will have a sign written your name. The pickup service is also available at your accommodation and the airport.
Private group


  • Visit the photogenic Oia Village
  • Explore the Akrotiri excavation site
  • Travel to the highest point of Santorini at Profitis Ilias mountain
  • Enjoy a relaxing swim at one of the sensational, volcanic beaches
  • Eat lunch on the beach while you relax and unwind
Full description

Your tour starts as your local expert picks you up from your hotel or meeting place in Fira. After settling on a final list of stops, you will embark on your Greek experience in comfort and safety as you travel to Oia Village for a little souvenir shopping.

Your party will have ample opportunity to capture pictures of some of the most photogenic places in Santorini on your journey.  Take in the stark, ancient ruins dotting the hillside and capture photos of sailboats. See many old castles and churches and the whitewashed homes of Santorini residents. 

Your local expert will take you by some of the most stunning churches in Pyrgos before reaching the pinnacle of Santorini, the Profitis Ilias Monastery. Here, see the island and the sea from an awe-inspiring 360-degree view. Experience a safe and enjoyable tour that exceeds your idea of learning about Greece.  A short walk through Megalochori Village gives you time to stretch your legs and traverse the rich, culture and heritage of the island. Learn local secrets and fun treasures about Greece that only a local can provide.

Stop off for a refreshing swim at one of the black, sandy beaches of Perivolos or Perissa Beach where you will see why the area is unique. 

This is a tailored shore excursion and you can add other options to your tour, including an exploration of the Akrotiri prehistoric city that was covered by volcanic ash more than 2,000 years ago.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced driver with local knowledge
  • All taxes
  • Bottle of water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Guided tour in Akrotiri
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Remember that your driver will always customize the itinerary
  • The price of this activity does not include the guided tour in Akrotiri
  • Entrance fees to sites are not included in the price of this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

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An absolutely divine excursion on Santorini in private mode… very pleasant reception and support, very comfortable vehicle without forgetting first of all… Nikola…. our English-speaking guide and driver who brought us a lot of information about Santorini but also about mythology! An extremely pleasant person not to be missed during your visit to Santorini! The planned excursion over 5 hours is too short to allow a global vision of Santorini…. we added 3h of additional excursion the next day always with Nikola…. and it was just perfect

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August 14, 2022

This was the BEST way to see the whole island of Santorini in a limited amount of time. Theodore, our guide, was a local man and took us to many viewpoints that were off the tourist path. He was so knowledgeable and fun, and we had the absolute best time with him. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

August 9, 2022

We had the best tour with Nikola. He is so knowledgeable and friendly and passionate about Santorini. He is very professional and made sure that we saw everything that was important to see on the island. Nikola was great guide and we ran into other people who had him as a guide and they said we were in the best hands. Booking was easy. Communication was great before the tour started. We had the most perfect day in Santorini. We highly recommend this tour with Nikola. Consider yourself lucky if you get to spend 5 hours with him on the most beautiful island.

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July 16, 2022

Product ID: 131847