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Explore Santorini in Just 4 Hours with a Private Tour of the Best of the Island

Activity provided by Santorini Day Tours

4 hours (approx.) - English

Santorini Day Tours

Experience the scenic wonders of Santorini on a 4-Hour Best of Santorini private tour with a personal driver-guide, customized entirely to your interests.

Highlights
  • Explore Santorini with a private driver-guide and modern air-conditioned minivan.
  • Visit the villages of Oia, Pyrgos, and Akrotiri, a prehistoric village preserved in volcanic ash.
  • Relax at the black sand beaches of Kamari and Perissa.
  • Gain insider knowledge about Santorini’s hidden gems.
  • Flexibility to customize your own itinerary.
Description

Enjoy the wonders of Santorini with a personal modern air-conditioned minivan and a private driver-guide. Customize your own itinerary, explore as you wish, and see all that the island has to offer on a half-day private tour. See the highlights of this wonderful island, from stunning natural wonders to idyllic towns and traditional wineries.

From black- and red-sand beaches to charming villages and incredible views from its caldera, Santorini is renowned as the gem of the Aegean Sea. This tour allows you to see Santorini at your own pace, with a private expert local driver-guide to lead the way, taking you to wherever and whatever interests you along with visits at the most famous sites of Santorini.

Meet your private driver-guide and modern vehicle at the location of your choice and discuss your ideal itinerary. Whether you have something in mind or would like your driver to take the lead and give tips and recommendations—your needs are catered to.

Visit sites like the village of Oia with its whitewashed houses and winding streets. See the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a prehistoric village preserved in volcanic ash. Or head up to the Prophet Elias Monastery, the peak of the island, for stunning views of the Aegean coast and to meet the resident monks. Ask your driver-guide to take you off the beaten path to spots often missed by visitors, and discover the real Santorini.

      Highlights:

  • Spend a day exploring Santorini with a private driver-guide and a modern a/c minivan 
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip.
  • See top Santorini attractions such as Akrotiri* and the villages of Pyrgos and Oia or enjoy a wine-tasting at a traditional winery.
  • Relax at the black sand beaches of Kamari and Perissa.
  • Gain insider knowledge about Santorini’s hidden gems.
  • Let your private driver arrange the logistics and scheduling details.
  • Flexibility to customize your own itinerary.
  • The comfort of touring in a private a/c modern minivan with a designated professional driver-guide.

      Sample Itinerary: Half-Day Tour (4-Hours)

  • Visit the charming town of Oia, nestled in the hillsides.
  • Photo Stop at the Blue Dome Church in the artisan neighborhood of  “Firostefani”.
  • Enjoy scenic views of Mt. Prophet Elias, the highest peak of the island, above Pyrgos village.
  • Relax at the Black sand beach of Perissa or enjoy a wine-tasting at a traditional winery*
  • The above sample itinerary can be tailored according to your preferences on the spot to include/exclude additional stops as long as the total duration of the trip remains up to 4-Hours.

       Included:

  • Pickup & return from your Hotel or Cruise port (meeting point at the top of cruise port’s cable car) or Airport.
  • Half-day (4 Hours approx.) or extended (6 hours) private tour with private driver-guide.
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz modern minivan. 
  • Mineral water (0.5lt bottle per person).

*Not included:
-Admission fees (when applicable) to the museums & Akrotiri Excavations (optional stops).
-Wine tasting fees at the wineries (optional stop).
-Food, drinks, and personal expenses, unless specified.
-Guided tours inside museums & ancient sites unless specified.

Information about Akrotiri:

Inside official Greek Ancient Sites such as Akrotiri in Santorini and Parthenon (Acropolis) in Athens, only official Greek Archaeologists have permission to guide.
During your private tour you can definitely be offered a drop-off at the site
of Akrotiri by your driver, wonder inside on your own, and once you finish your
visit be collected by your driver to continue your private tour. Your private driver-guide is not permitted to guide you inside the actual site or the ruins.

Additional Info
If you are coming on Santorini from Athens via plane for a day-trip, the tour can offer you a complimentary airport pickup and drop-off service.
In case your group consists of more than 30 travelers and for any other special traveling requirement, please contact us at info@santorini-privatetour.com

Payment Information:

Our e-commerce website accepts payments with all major credit cards and PayPal, the booking process is seamless – it should only take a moment to book any of our experiences online.
In case you are trying to book one of our experiences through our website and your transaction is not successful you may try booking by using a different card, pay with PayPal or get in touch with your bank/credit card issuer to describe them the situation and kindly ask them to release any restriction they might have placed on your card or our website.
From our experience, we have noticed that there are times that overseas banks/credit card companies place a short of security on overseas web transactions, as a measure of extra protection for the cardholder.

Again, if the problem persists please try using a different card or select the Pay with PayPal option on our website.
Even if you do not have a PayPal account, PayPal acts similarly as a credit card and pulls up a credit card processor to enter your card number.
Payments with PayPal seem to work well in such cases where credit cards fail.

Rates:

Group of 1-7 Travelers:     €400 EUR / total

Group of 8-12 Travelers:   €800 EUR / total

Group of 13-17 Travelers: €1000 EUR / total

Group of 18-30 Travelers: €1200 EUR / total

Itinerary

-A personal modern air-conditioned minivan and a private driver-guide
-The ability to customize their own itinerary
-The highlights of the island, from stunning natural wonders to idyllic towns and traditional wineries
-Black- and red-sand beaches
-Charming villages
-Incredible views from the caldera
-The village of Oia with its whitewashed houses and winding streets
-The archaeological site of Akrotiri
-The Prophet Elias Monastery
-Off-the-beaten-path spots
-Flexible itinerary
-Comfort of touring in a private a/c modern minivan with a designated professional driver-guide
-Visit to the Blue Dome Church in the artisan neighborhood of Firostefani
-Scenic views of Mt. Prophet Elias
-Relaxation at the black sand beaches of Kamari and Perissa
-Insider knowledge about Santorini’s hidden gems
-The ability to arrange logistics and scheduling details
-Complimentary airport pickup and drop-off service (if applicable)
-Mineral water (0.5lt bottle per person)
-Admission fees (when applicable) to the museums and Akrotiri Excavations (optional stops)
-Wine tasting fees at the wineries (optional stop)
-Food, drinks, and personal expenses, unless specified
-Guided tours inside museums and ancient sites unless specified

Itineraries are subject to change.
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