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Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

Activity provider: Santorini Road Trips

Santorini: Private 5-Hour Hidden Gems Experience

Activity provider: Santorini Road Trips

From US$ 363.92 per group up to 4

Explore quiet villages and enjoy scenic views on this private customized journey with an expert local guide. Encounter ancient cities, a traditional winery, and volcanic landscapes on this scenic tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup will be at your hotel, cruise or ferry port, or the Santorini International Airport. You will receive personalized information in a separate email, please remember to also check your spam folder for the email. Information on cruise, airport and ferry pickup meeting points: • For cruises, meet your driver at the cruise port by the top cable car exit • If meeting at the Santorini international airport (JTR), your driver will meet you at the arrivals terminal. • For ferry pickup, your driver will meet you at the arrivals terminal. In all cases your driver will be holding a sign with your name on it
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the famous excavations of the pre-historic town of Akrotiri
  • Experience breathtaking views from the Prophet Elias Monastery
  • Explore the quaint village of Pyrgos
  • Sample 4 wine varieties accompanied by a cheese platter at the estate argyros winery
  • Relax on the Kamari black-sand beach
Full description
Begin your tour with the Akrotiri Archeological Site, a prehistoric town preserved in volcanic ash. The excavations of Akrotiri are one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and have revealed one of the first European civilizations. Afterward, head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery for breathtaking views of the Aegean coast. Whilst in this stunning and peaceful environment, you may as well taste wine and local products made by the monks, who reside at the monastery. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, known as the island’s historic monument. Built on top of a hill, this settlement is home to a 16th-century Venetian castle. Explore the winding streets and whitewashed houses, complete with their charming balconies and pebbled paths. Later, follow a wine exhibition in Argyros Estate Winery. Based in Episkopi Santorini, the winery owns 42 hectares of vineyards, including some of the oldest vines on the island. Your wine tasting will include outstanding boutique wines, based on the indigenous varieties of Santorini. You can relax on the black sandy beach of Kamari, and enjoy the promenade along the seaside pathway which is complete with taverns, shops and open-air cafeterias.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour with a driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned deluxe minivan
  • Cold bottled water
  • Refreshing wet hand tissues
  • Maps and live commentary
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cable car tickets if arriving by cruise ship
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Lunch at a seaside restaurant (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
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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Meeting point

After disembarking from your boat, follow the disembarkation procedure for cruise ships which involves tender boats from the ship's gangway to the cruise port, followed by a 3-minute cable car ride up to the main town of Fira. Meet your driver at the top cable car exit, where they will be holding a sign with your name written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • At the time of booking please provide your hotel name and location or your cruise ship name and arrival time (you will receive an email from the local partner with pickup details)
  •  The itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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The tour was carried out completely according to our wishes and ideas. Our driver explained things to us about everything that was to be seen during the journey and at the stops. He had an answer to all questions and was always very friendly, open and courteous. We felt very comfortable and were well looked after. A bonus of course was that we were always provided with cold water. So the day was perfect - we could see what we wanted to see and much more. It doesn't get any better than that. Because of the individual design and the small "insider tips" - the slightly higher price is worth it. We can only recommend the tour!

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August 27, 2022

Michael was wonderful! Willing to customize our tour to our desires since we had been on the island for four days already, even ended the tour at Blue Monkey Brewery with delicious tapas for late lunch.

October 5, 2022

Product ID: 212511