Santorini: Private Half-Day Tour

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Santorini: Private Half-Day Tour

From $359.45 per group up to 4

A half-day tour taking you on a trip to the top attractions of Santorini. Specially designed for first-time travelers, this tour enables you to make the best use of your limited time on this picturesque island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel or your airbnb pick-up, the driver or guide will meet in the reception or in the entrance. If you are a Cruise passenger the meeting point for the tour is at the cable car's exit in Fira town. Your guide or driver will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name. Please be ready at least 10 minutes before.
Private group


  • See the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli
  • Experience panoramic views of Caldera
  • Tour the Koutsogiannopoulos Wine Museum
  • Stand atop Ilias mountain and see a 360-degree view of the island
  • Discover the unique Red Beach with lava rocks, and the famous Black Sand Beach
  • Visit one of the best wineries on the island
Full description
Your private tour starts from the north part of Santorini Island, where the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli are located. You will experience the endless panoramic views of Caldera, Thirasia Island and the volcanic islands Palea and Nea Kameni. You will also have the opportunity to take pictures of white houses and blue domed churches whilst there. Afterwards, it is suggested to visit the Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, which occupies a natural cave. It is 8 meters below ground, 300-meters long and has a labyrinth-like shape. The Wine Museum presents the history of wine and the life of vine-growers in Santorini from 1660 to 1970. Here, visitors can learn about the history of wine, and at the end you can taste a variety of famous local wines. Following this, you will make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias mountain, 1,500 feet above sea level and with a 360-degree view of the island and the Aegean sea. It is up here where you will also find a picturesque monastery. Later on, you will head towards the traditional settlement of Megalochori, where you will be able to explore it, walking through the traditional alleys and being able to see the local houses and architecture. Finally, your last two stops will be to the unique Red Beach, which is full of red iron volcanic lava rocks, and the famous 2.5-mile-long Black Sand Beach.
  • Experienced English-speaking driver
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to the wine tasting
  • Entrances to the museums
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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This trip was an excellent choice. All the famous places are so beautiful, the tour guide was so nice to us, he helped us a lot in everything, showed us a lot of cool places, and also cared about us. This is amazing trip for me and my parents, we got our private transfer from spot to spot, love Santorini so much. I recommend everyone to choose this tour which you can experience nearly everything in Santorini. Will come to visit again if I have chance

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January 28, 2020


Our guide Arthur was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable about the whole island and took us to see the best of Santorini. He was very professional and patient we us and allowed us to spend more time where we wanted to. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great private guided tour. Five Stars!

October 20, 2019

This tour was amazing. we were travelling with an infant and could afford no hassles and complications and our guide During absolutely made sure of best possible comfort. He knows in and out of the island and knew the best possible stops for all photographs and did his best to keep us entertained and comfortable throughout the trip. We highly recommend this tour company and Durim if you are looking for comfort, or have limited time or are looking to start Santorini on a high note.

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October 5, 2019

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