Guided tour

Santorini: Thirassia Island Sightseeing Trip With Lunch

Activity provider: APOLLONIA YACHT TRAVEL

Santorini: Thirassia Island Sightseeing Trip With Lunch

Activity provider: APOLLONIA YACHT TRAVEL

From US$ 100.87 per person

Join a half-day tour to Thirasia by ferry. Enjoy dramatic panoramic views of the Caldera while you walk through imposing natural terrain. Travel back 50 years back in time as you discover the authentic character of Thirasia with a local guide.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through unspoilt terrain and visit 3 authentic villages on Thirasia Island
  • See and taste local bread baked in a traditional wooden oven
  • Savor traditional food for lunch
  • Enjoy mesmerizing views of the caldera and the island of Santorini
Full description
Meet your local guide at Ammoudi, Oia's port. From there, take the 7-minute ferry to Thirasia. Admire the spectacular scenery as you embark on a 3-hour walking tour through unspoiled terrain to 3 villages. Find out how the first village which was once the capital of the island is protected by UNESCO. Take in the wild landscape and tranquility as you walk up to the very top of the main village. Smell the aroma of freshly baked bread on a visit to an old winery. Drink a glass of wine and experience the local ''filoxenia'' hospitality. As you walk, learn about the history of the island and get a sense of the present local lifestyle from your guide. End the tour at a restaurant where local dishes have been carefully selected for your lunch.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip ferry tickets to Thirasia Island
  • Light lunch with bottled water
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • hotel pick up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

Nicole, your guide will be coming by the seabus from Thirasia island looking for you at Ammoudi port in Oia. It is advised that you text her your phone number so as to contact you a day before.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour requires walking uphill and on uneven surfaces so please wear comfortable appropriate shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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If you only have time for one excursion please make sure that the one to Thirasia with Nicole is the one. she is such a knowledgeable guide and an incredible person. I enjoyed so much hearing about the story of her island, visiting little farms, the cave houses and meeting her friends Yannis and Manuel. We foraged too, which was great and I had a delicious home cooked Greek feast.. I cannot recommend this tour more. Thanks Nicole, you have been amazing!

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May 15, 2022

Highly recommend!! This experience was the highlight of our trip to Santorini. Nicole was an amazing guide and we loved the personal attention as she shared her love of the beautiful island of Thirasia with us. A big treat was the wonderful feast of home cooked Greek food waiting on us about 2/3 through the tour. Bring your most comfortable pair of shoes and be prepared to experience a incredible hike. If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Thirasia while in Santorini…don’t just think about it…do it!! And make sure Nicole is your guide.

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September 21, 2021

Forget the busy and crowded main island of Santorini (at least for some wonderful hours) and get to know Thirasia and its ritch history. A much more interesting, quiet and enjoyable place than the overcrowded towns of Thira or Oia. We enjoyed the whole trip and it was our most entertaining hiking experience we had so far in Santorini. Nicole is a special guide who knows the local people, the astonishing history of the villages, buildings and much much more. The walk was not too hard, but we would recommend to walk in firm and good hiking shoes. From the first minute you get to know the greek hospitality and kindness. At the start of the trip we had an occasion to try fresh baked bread from the oven. If you ever wondered how Santorini was before the masses of tourists came, go to Thirasia with Nicole as guide. As a highlight you see an old unihabited cave town and arriving in Manolas an authentic and very tasty feast awaits you. We enjoyed every minute on this special island.

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June 27, 2022

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