Day trip

Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

Activity provider: NST Santorini Tours

Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

Activity provider: NST Santorini Tours
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From US$ 64.25 per person

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Discover the must-see spots of Santorini on this guided day trip. Admire panoramic views of the caldera, explore Perissa Beach, and watch an unforgettable sunset.

About this tour

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel, or the closest point accessible by bus. You will receive a personalized pickup time and pickup point in a separate email from our local partner (please check your spam folder too).
Private group available

The Original experience

Itinerary
8 hours
  • Santorini

  • 30 minutes
  • Profítis Ilías, Santorini (visit)

  • Pyrgos Kallistis (visit)

  • Emporio (visit)

  • Perissa Black Sand Beach (free time)

  • Wine tasting

  • Oia (sunset)

  • 30 minutes
  • Santorini

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Discover the main highlights of Santorini island on a full-day guided tour
  • Explore Pyrgos and Emporio, two of the most picturesque villages of Santorini
  • See the most famous black sand beach on the island
  • Taste authentic local wine and learn about the island's unique pruning technique
  • Admire the blue-domed churches in Oia at sunset
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Santorini's highlights. Visit the iconic blue-domed churches of Oia, admire the views from Profitis Ilias, and relax on the shores of Perissa Beach before some well-deserved wine tasting.

After pickup from your hotel, board the luxury coach and drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island. Take in an incredible panorama of the entire island of Santorini, and the stunning deep blue color of the Aegean Sea while learning about the island´s fascinating volcanic history.

Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain. Then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings.

Continue to the village of Pyrgos, a hidden gem of Santorini. Wander through its winding alleys and immerse yourself in its traditional atmosphere. See typical houses, blue-domed churches, and quaint shops. Walk up to its imposing castle for beautiful vistas of the surrounding area.

The next stop is Emporio, where you will join a guided walk and visit the small Venetian fortress. Feel like you’re on the set of Mamma Mia as you discover the many doorways, windows, alleys, and arches of this picturesque medieval village.

Continue to Perissa Beach, also known as Black Beach. Here, there will be plenty of free time to go swimming in the sea or have lunch at one of the Greek tavernas facing the beach.

Take the opportunity to taste local Santorinian wine, one of the most famous products of the island. Learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a private wine tasting session of 3 wines made of local grape varieties.

In the early evening, arrive at the cliff-top village of Oia with its famous blue-domed churches. Embark on a guided walk from Saint George's Church in the most peaceful part of Oia. Learn about Oia´s glorious maritime past and admire elegant captains' mansions and cave-like houses along the way.

Once at the bustling castle area, enjoy some free time to take some photos, shop, or have a relaxing drink. Finally, watch an incredible sunset before meeting up with your guide opposite Platsani Church. Board the bus for a relaxing evening journey with drop-off back at your hotel.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Live guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Visit to Perissa Beach (Free time to grab lunch)
  • Food
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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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour operates with a maximum of 25 people. If the group size exceeds 17 pax, a coach will be used instead of a minibus to transport guests in order to ensure social distancing
  • Some sites may be closed due to unforeseen circumstances or seasonality
  • Clear sunset views are dependent on the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 539 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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A jam-packed fascinating tour, great value for money!! Lily our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and passionate about the history she shared with us. A great way to see lots of things in one trip in a relaxing way, just get on the bus and enjoy! wine tasting was a highlight but it was all brilliant. Special mention to Nikos our driver for keeping us safe, can't recommend this enough!!

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October 4, 2022

It was an amazing experience… learning about the history and culture Santorini and top it off with a beautiful sunset in Oia… but I will stick with 4 stars due to a single incident that left my family with a bitter taste after an amazing trip.. there is a strict rule that food cannot be consumed in the bus. While we adhered to the rule to it’s full extent, my mom being a diabetic patient had a low glucose episode after the first hike… she immediately consumed a chocolate coated glucose pill, to which the guide came running and just unleashed on her, yelling “I TOLD YOU IT IS PROHIBITED TO EAT IN THE BUS” , we are unsure if it’s a cultural thing but coming from the US, we never experienced this kind of attack. She could have been more civil in her approach in my opinion but other than that the trip is unforgettable and I would recommend this experience to all.

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October 4, 2022

Wow! What an AMAZING tour. Out of all of the things we did in Santorini, I HAVE to say that this tour is a must. You get SO much information about the island. You see so much of the island. Lilly is the absolute best. She is funny, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable. She will take pictures for you wherever you would like and has specific spots that she will make sure you get pictures at because they are stunning. It really gives you the perfect idea of the island because you get to see so much in one day. We decided to do this tour on the first day and it was a great idea. We got to see places that we knew we would like to come back to when we rented ATVs to explore the island by ourselves. And which places we were pretty sure we saw all there is to offer there. Lilly is the most amazing tour guide. Make sure you book this tour, it will absolutely not disappoint!

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September 28, 2022

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