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Highlights of Southern Santorini Tour

Highlights of Southern Santorini Tour

5-Hour Tour of Santorini’s South Side

Tour Duration: 5 hours

Live guide: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian

Highlights: Akrotiri, Red Beach, Lighthouse, Perissa, Perivolos, Black Beach, Emborio, Megalochori, Prophet Elias, Pyrgos, Venetsanos Winery

1-4 Guests: € 300

5-8 Guests: € 350

9-12 Guests: € 425

13-16 Guests: € 475

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Overview


A 5-hour private tour of the southern part of Santorini island will give you an overview of the most amazing and historical sites of the southern Santorini. Come see the spectacular views and historical places that will be sure to leave an impression.

Highlights


  • Private 5-hour tour of Santorini’s South Side with an expert guide and a driver
  • Discover the scenic, historical and cultural highlights of the island’s south
  • Visit the ruins at Akrotiri, a Minoan city destroyed by an earthquake 3,500 years ago
  • Explore the whitewashed village of Megalochori, Pyrgos, and Emborio
  • Stop at a traditional winery to learn about Santorini’s winemaking and taste some wines
  • Private tour with separate driver ensures the full attention of a private guide

Tour Description


Explore the Ancient site of Akrotiri, also known as the Minoan Pompeii, which was destroyed and covered by the Minoan Pompeii, which was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450 BC. The ancient Minoan city buried by the volcanic eruption 3600 years ago was discovered in 1967 nearby the modern village Akrotiri, remarkably well-preserved. Pottery, furniture, advanced drainage systems and three-story buildings have been discovered at the site. Many believe the disaster and the site itself as the inspiration behind Plato’s story of Atlantis.

Continue your tour to the most famous beaches of Santorini. The red beach is well known for the unique color 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.

Then you will visit the village of Emporio, the largest village on the island of Santorini. Look at the historic windmills and have an excellent view of the rest of the island. On the hill above the village, you’ll discover both the ruins of Kasteli, a fortress from the Byzantine period and the ruins of Goulas.

Next, you are off to feel the sand beneath your feet as you visit the famous black beach, with its crystal blue waters, on the southeastern coast of the island.

The next stop is the village of Megalochori, one of the most traditional villages on the island. Your guide will take you through the narrow streets where you will have the opportunity to admire the traditional architecture of the village.

Then you will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, Santorini’s highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you and follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain’s summit.

From here you’ll proceed to the village of Pyrgos, the old capital of the island, where you’ll take a guided walk along the narrow paths to the ruins of the Venetian castle.

Your next stop is at the Venetsanos winery or Estate Argyros where you will learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy all the tastes of the famous local wines.

After the winery, you will board the vehicle which will take back to the starting point.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Highlights of Southern Santorini Tour

Duration: 5 hours

Tour Type: Private Tour

Your Group Size
1-4 Guests € 300
5-8 Guests € 350
9-12 Guests € 425
13-16 Guests € 475
17-20 Guests € 500

All stated prices are per private group and not per person

A deposit of € 50 at the time of booking is required to confirm the reservation. The remaining amount must be paid (in cash) at the end of the tour.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund.

Enjoy your tour!