Santorini Private Tours

1. Akrotiri, Red Beach and Oia 5 hour private tour

The tour will start with a drive to the archaeological site of Akrotiri where you will board your guided tour and you will explore the ruins of the Minoan Bronze Age settlement, which was destroyed in a volcanic eruption and covered in ash, thus preserving the remains of several objects and artworks. The duration of the tour is approximately 60 minutes, but is at your discretion to make it last as long as you need. The site is covered by a large canopy, so you will be under the shade.

After a short drive to the famous Red Beach for photographs, you will drive to the village of Oia. Walk along its narrow streets which typify the white-painted houses of the Cyclades. In many cases they are built directly into niches which are cave houses used by crew of the ships, on the lip of the volcanic crater, between which are narrow alleys and blue-roofed churches with cupolas and neoclassical mansions that used to be captain’s houses in the 19th century. From there you will admire the magnificent view of the Volcano and Caldera, have coffee and taste traditional Greek pastry and then get back to Fira in time to get on board your ship.

2. Private Santorini Explorers 5 hour private tour

Santorini awaits you.

The island of diverse beauty and enchanting sunsets, the stunning view from the villages hanging of the 1000 feet cliff, the beaches of red and black sand, the volcano with the hot springs and the famous wine tradition that goes back to the ancient years.

We have designed a 5 hour Santorini island tour during which you will discover the many attractions that the island has to offer. Drive up to the monastery of Prophet Elias, built in 1712 on the highest peak of the island. The monastery is not open to the public but from there you will admire a stunning view of the whole island and take pictures. Then drive south to visit the famous Red Beach, arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini because of the unique colour of the sand and the hill behind it. Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea, make for a majestic setting and one to enjoy. After a short visit at the Red Beach proceed to either Venetsanos or Santo Canava winery. On the way, during August, you will be able to see the grapes being handpicked from the vineyards. Santo vineyard is owned by the Agricultural Association of Santorini, so you will have the chance to also see the complete selection of the various natural local products such as the famous Santorini fava beans, the unique Santorini cherry tomatoes, the delicious honey and more. There you will have a guided tour of the winery and taste some of the most famous wines worldwide while enjoying the impressive view of the caldera gulf and the volcano islands. Walk along the narrow streets of Oia village which typifies the white-painted houses of the Cyclades. In many cases they are built directly into niches which are cave houses used by crew of the ships, on the lip of the volcanic crater, between which are narrow alleys and blue-roofed churches with cupolas and neoclassical mansions that used to be captain’s houses in the 19th century. Return to Fira where your tour will end. You can either spend time exploring Fira village on your own or you can take the cable car to return to your ship. Your escort will give you tips and suggestions so you will be able to make good use of your time.

3. Private Oia Experience 5.5 hour private tour

This tour is specially designed to avoid queuing up at the cable car and getting to Oia within a short period of time, giving you a very good chance not to be there later on when it’s crowded. The tour emphasizes in Oia village, where you will spend a total of 2.5 hours but also includes the Santorini wine experience and the Blue Domes in Firostefani. The tour ends in Fira where you can spend time before taking the cable car back to the Old port.

Your qualified fluent in English tour director will be waiting to welcome you at the pier of the Old port at the point where your ship’s tender boats will let you off. Instead of taking the cable car, enjoy 20 minutes of cruising along the coastline of the 1,000 feet cliff on the gulf of the Caldera. Admire the spectacular view of the island from sea level, as the black cliff towers above you and take pictures of the houses that hang like grapes from the edge of the cliff.

You will then arrive at Ammoudi, the picturesque fishing port of Oia. It will take you less than 10 minutes with your private minibus to drive up to the village of Oia. Your local expert tour director will orientate you and give you information about the island of Santorini and Oia village, and then you will be free to wander around and explore on your own. The village of Oia is full of narrow streets, which typifies the white-painted houses of the Cyclades. In many cases they are built directly into niches which are cave houses used by the crew of the ships, on the lip of the volcanic crater, between which are narrow alleys and blue-roofed churches with cupolas and neoclassical mansions that used to be captain’s houses in the 19th century. After visiting Oia, you will board your private vehicle to make a photo stop at Firostefani to take pictures at the most famous blue dome Christian Orthodox church of the island.

Then you will drive south to visit the famous Red Beach, arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini because of the unique colour of the sand and the hill behind it. Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea, make for a majestic setting and one to enjoy. After visiting red beach, you will proceed to prophet Elias hilltop. Drive up to the monastery of Prophet Elias, built in 1712 on the highest peak of the island. The monastery is not open to the public but from there you will admire a stunning view of the whole island and take pictures.

Once you return to Fira, before taking the cable car down the port, you can spend sometime to see Fira town.

All private tours can be customized so don't hesitate to contact us in order to plan your tour according to your special preferences, interests and time frame.