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Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour

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Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

With this full day tour, you won’t need a crystal ball (or a guidebook) to find Santorini’s historical and cultural highlights. Skip the crowded tour buses and strangers getting in your postcard-perfect photos; explore the island in a small group, getting around in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit remarkable Venetian castles in Emporio and Akrotiri, marvel at the ocean views from Firostefani and Skaros Rock, and watch the sunset over the picturesque village of Oia.
  • Sample some locally-produced wines in the village of Pyrgos
  • Relax on one of Santorini’s striking black-sand beaches
  • Convenient hotel transfers are available across most of the island
  • Enjoy a sleep-in: hotel pick-ups begin in the late morning
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Small-group tour maximum 15 persons
Local taxes
Wine tasting
Tour escort/host
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entrance Fee at symposion (Interactive music instrument presentation)
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
At the time of booking let us know your hotel name and location and we will email you with the pickup details 48 hours before travel date. The pick up includes ALL SANTORINI HOTELS & AIRBnB apartments.

Airports

  • Santorini Airport, Greece


Departure Time

10:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SANTORINI GETAWAYS TRAVEL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "While you need to be prepared to do some uphill walking to see some of the more interesting sights, it is so worth it." See review
  • "Both tour guides are outgoing and friendly and will provide you with a lot of interesting information about the island." See review

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star-5
Check out the music stop on this tour!
Karen_R
, Oct 2021
The music workshop available in this tour was a real highlight! Gregory, our guide provided many insights not only on the sites we were seeing, but also the everyday life of the people living on Santorini. It was a wonderful day!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your review!
star-5
The best of Santorini and even more!
Linda_H
, Sep 2021
It was terrific tour. Gregoris was an excellent tour guide and his wife Elisabet communicated very well with us prior to the tour. We saw a lot of Santorini and especially enjoyed the interactive "musical symposium" where we enjoyed hearing ancient musical instruments. Even though it was off-season, Oia was very busy at sunset and it was a challenge finding a good spot to view the amazing sunset and it wasn't a lot of fun battling the crowds to get out of town afterwards. I think we would have enjoyed the sunset more from Fira where the crowd was smaller, even though the view of the caldera is not as spectacular from there. Overall it was an excellent tour and I would highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your beautiful review! Hope to visit Santorini again some day!
star-5
A tour not to be missed
Kathryn_S
, Sep 2021
This was a fabulous trip with Gregory our tour guide. I would highly recommend it. It covered everything you would want to see in a day in Santorini but included a fantastic musical interlude. My daughter and I had originally thought we wouldn’t pay the extra 10 euros each for this but so glad we did as it was the highlight of the trip starting with the lovely frappes in the beautiful garden to the mystical and magical music and stories. The transport was an air conditioned mini bus and there were only 9 of us on the trip
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your review! Wishes for many more beautiful memories!
star-5
An excellent tour of the island
Annie_C
, Aug 2021
Perissa beach was so Nice. Lunch was fantastic and the sea was very refreshing. Gregory was an excellent guide very helpfull and attentionate. We saw such beautiful sceneries and learned a lot about the island. Did mot like Oai: too crowded. Would have stayed longer in Perissa and Pyrgos.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your review! Wish to see you again back to Greece and especially Santorini!
star-5
A wonderful day out.
Karen_H
, Aug 2021
We had a fantastic day with so many highlights: swimming at the black beach, visiting the musician, the wine tasting… Gregory was a super guide, very knowledgable and good humoured. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your review! Hope to see you again back to Greece and especialy Santorini!
star-4
Fun, informative, beautiful day trio in Santorini!!
Sarah
, Aug 2021
Really enjoyed getting to see the castles, quaint old neighborhoods, winery, and sunset on Oia... just stunning! Views of ocean and volcano were gorgeous also. Guide was very helpful and knowledgeable! Great day!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again back to Greece and Santorini!
star-5
Highly recommend
Marissa_D
, Aug 2021
Excellent tour! From hotel pickup and drop off to seeing major sights, we were able to take the greatest pictures! We’re so happy we did this, we got to see the island and explore. We had time to ourselves for Lunch and shopping and swimming at the beach! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and super friendly and welcoming! He also passes out water and keeps some snacks on hand. It’s deff worth booking!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your review! Hope to Visit Santorini again some day! Stay Safe!
star-5
Perfect tour to experience a great variety of what Santorini has to iffer
Katharina_K
, Jul 2021
I really enjoyed this tour! We were a really small group of 5 in the end, and Gregoros was a really knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. You get so see a lot of different places across the island (including nany less touristy areas), so you conclude your day having seen and learned all you need to know about the island.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Katharina Thank you for your kind words! Hope to see you again to Santorini! Stay Safe! Best regards Elizabeth
star-5
Santorini and Castles ❤️
Elissa_S
, Jun 2021
The tour was a wonderful. It ended up being just my husband and I going all around the island and we were able to spend more or less time in whatever area we wanted. All of the castles, interactive folk music, swimming at the Black Sand Beach, the winery, and the many picture perfect spots we saw, along with all of the history our guide was able to enlighten us with was amazing. Gregory is hands down the most knowledgeable, professional, pleasant, and accommodating guide we have had. He was such a pleasure to work with.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you so much for your review! Hope to see you again to Santorini some day! Stay Safe!
star-5
The best Santorini has to offer.
Gregory_S
, Aug 2020
Gregory is an excellent guide. He makes you feel at ease right away and delivers his commentaries in a way you would have a casual conversation. We covered a lot of historic sites and places, yet, my favorite stop was the music museum run by Yanis and his American/ Greek spouse. I was mesmerized by those national instruments that Yanis uncovered and put them to work. He made an orchestra out of us I was watching my wife playing ancient lira even though she never played a musical instrument in her life. I was playing drums - totally unknown to me. It was Yanis's unique way of conducting that made it all possible. I wish I had a recording of our orchestra play.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for your review. We are very glad that our service met your expectations. Hope to see you again in Greece!

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