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Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Thira, Greece

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Spend a full day discovering Santorini’s ancient history, local culture, and famous views on this great-value highlights tour. Explore the Santorinian villages, visit the Red Beach, swim at the black-sand Perissa Beach, take in panoramic views from Prophet Elias Monastery, and learn details about the wine heritage of the island. Finish the day with an unforgettable sunset from Oia village.
  • Full-day Santorini highlights tour by coach
  • Enjoy a stress-free day of sightseeing, ending with a sunset at Oia
  • Swim and relax on the black sand at Perissa Beach
  • Snap panoramic photos from the island's highest point at Prophet Elias Monastery
Local taxes
Licensed English speaking Guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Alcoholic Beverages
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

opposide medicale center, Unnamed Road, Thira 847 00, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up/drop off is offered for various other hotels/accommodations in Santorini in addition to the ones listed at checkout. Upon booking confirmation, please contact the local supplier directly to arrange and confirm your pick up details if your accommodation is not listed.

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The adventures begin late morning with pickup near many island hotels. Head first to the tranquil village of Megalochori to enjoy the sites and the village’s atmospheric allure. Then, visit the Red Beach, just a short walk from Akrotiri, where you can relax and take photos.

Continue on to Perissa Beach, where you can swim and sun on the striking black sand and enjoy lunch nearby (own expense) during your free time. Climb back aboard the bus for a ride up to the 18th-century Prophet Elias Monastery, situated on the highest point of the island. Although the monastery itself is now closed to visitors, you can still admire sweeping views and snap photos from the churchyard.

In the evening, admire Santorini’s unique landscapes from Firostefani and Imerovigli. Finally, cap off the day with a visit to Oia village, considered one of the most photogenic places on Earth. Stroll through the narrow streets, browse local boutiques, and catch a spectacular sunset over the caldera before the tour concludes with drop-off back at your departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Tour starts with a guided tour in the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Akrotiri excavations is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. It’s a prehistoric town which was built 2000BC and was buried under pumice stones and volcanic ashes during a great volcanic eruption, in 1612-1613BC. The Aegean Pompeii according to the archaeologists.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
The history of wine as it unfolds through exhibits of the only Wine Museum of the island.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Oia's Main Street
Free time
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY NOTOS TRAVEL

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing 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 Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "There is plenty of time at the longest beach in Santorini, the black sand beach, so bring your swim suit as well as your appetite for lunch." See review
  • "There are no signs on the bus for their return drop off areas so MAKE SURE YOU ASK!" See review
  • "Its best to wear your swimsuit from the start of the day if you plan to swim at the beach." See review

Reviews

4.5
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star-3
Not the best of Santorini
Louise_P
, Sep 2020
Best bit about the tour was the free time in Oia. I dont normally leave bad reviews, but I felt really disappointed with this tour. Two of the attraction we were meant to visit were closed due covid. This wasnt mention at all, until we then looked it up ourselves. The tour felt really rushed had 5-10mins in some locations and then 2hrs at the beach where there wasn’t much to do. Felt it would better instead of being at the beach to spend more time in other parts of the tour. Some of the pictures used to advise the tour are deceiving, thought we would be able to be close up to the blue domes, but this wasnt the case. I dont think this tour shows the best of Santorini. I would like a refund.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Louise_P, thank you for your review. We are really sorry that you didn't enjoy the tour and it didn't meet your expectations. For further request you can always contact us in private.
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star-5
Good tour
Abu_A
, Sep 2020
Very good relaxed tour. Our tour guide Anna was very informative. We get to see the highlights in santorini in short time and also relaxed in black sand beach.
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Dear Abu_A, Thank you for your comments!
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star-5
See the best of Santorini without any effort
ewa_h
, Jul 2020
I had a great time on the tour. We went to places which I would never find on my own all over Santorini. There was a great spot for lunch by the sea, where the food was fantastic. Our guide Antonio was very considerate, trying to show us as much as possible and explain all the things about Santorini. The minivan was clean and comfortable.
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Dear ewa_h, thank you for your comment!
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star-4
good overview of the island
NorthStar616100
, Jan 2020
tour was good but some of the itinerary was changed due to sites not being open due to holidays. I wanted to see the archeological site and it was closed - If I knew that I would have booked on another day. Overall it was a good entertaining tour with lots of info on the islands towns and background.
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Dear NorthStar616100, thank you for your review!
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star-4
Solid Foundation
Laura A
, Nov 2019
Visiting Greece in the off season was a big gamble. This tour was an excellent foundation for our stay in Santorini. As it's only a day tour not everything is covered but it's a great start. If short of time I would just do this tour and a sunset cruise. Otherwise use this tour to start your holiday and then spend the rest building on it. It is important you stick to the schedule and listen to the guides instructions (easy to do as she is fluent in English).
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Laura A, thank you for your review! More than happy that you had a good time!
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star-2
it was so so
anonymous9922
, Nov 2019
The guide was friendly but his English was hard to follow. I personally felt it was waste of a day. theres not a whole lot to see and do on santorini island. I would skip bus tour and do the boat tour to the caldera instead. the ancient ruins part of the tour (totally overrrated) can be done in 30 mins but the guide talked a lot and again was hard to understand. overall, knowing what it includes, I would totally skip it. the best part was going to Oia as the last stop. I wish I had more time there and you can do that on your own time with a local bus. happy travels.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear anonymo, thank you for your review! All our staff is English speaking and especially the guides are very experienced and knowledgeable. At this period of season some of the destinations are empty from crowd but this gives you the opportunity to admire the landscape.
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star-4
all you need to see is this tour
Compass644354
, Nov 2019
the tour was awesome and all you need to see is this tour other then the Santorini isnt great ,, the tour was very awesome, i will never go back to Santorini its boring and only shopping and its expensive.
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Dear Compass644354, thank you for your review!
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star-5
Absolutely worth it
akb21
, Oct 2019
Had a very enjoyable and fulfilling day long tour. Had an absolutely amazing guide and visited places we would never have on our own. Gave ample opportunities for the shutter bugs and were never hurried. Akrotiri, wine tasting and the Oia sunset were just as we had imagined!!! Would definitely recommend even if you have only one day at Santorini.
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Dear akb21, thank you for your review!
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star-4
Very Good Tour - with one caveat
Compass42030658084
, Oct 2019
We were a party of 4 and we all enjoyed the tour and felt it was a good value for the money...with just one caveat. The tour included a stop at the ancient village of Akrotiri but did not include admission to the archaeological dig of the village. This was explained in the description of the tour and we were fine with that exclusion. However, once we made the decision to purchase admission tickets to view the dig, we were surprised to learn our tour guide - Katie - was going to spend nearly 30 minutes showing our group pictures of "wall paintings" found by the archeologists. None of these pictures was part of the exhibit and, as such, any time spent on the wall paintings did not belong in the exhibit. Furthermore, since the paintings were not part of the exhibit, no one should have had to pay admission to see her collection of wall painting pictures. She could have and should have talked about the paintings on the bus or in the open areas of the park that did not require an admission fee. Anyone who opted not to buy an admission ticket didn't hear about the wall paintings. Since the pictures of the wall paintings were Katie's personal collection - and not part of the exhibit - this was in appropriate to make it part of the exhibit, as well as withhold the collection from those who didn't pay for the exhibit. Because the tour was otherwise excellent, we only subtracted one point for our overall rating but buyers should beware, this is an unfair practice by this tour guide.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Compass42030658084, thank you for your review! We will take under serious consideration fact that you mentioned but please have in mind that this wall pictures are part of the excavations and is connected with the history of the culture of this civilization. All the wall pictures and other value exhibits are kept in the prehistoric museum in Fira town and note that there is additional cost for entrance!
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star-5
Excellent
lzhang254
, Oct 2019
Excellent and very enjoyed day tour. Had an amazing experience with our guide. Entire day tour to visit the ruins of Akrotari , Perissa Beach, Winery and ending with Oia sunset. Would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear lzhang254, thank you for your review! Very glad you had a good time!
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