Santorini shore excursions provide the chance to see the top attractions of this famous Greek island. Learn more about the top sights to include on your trip.
Exclusive shore excursions for cruise ship travelers.
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Duration: 5 hours
The tour is available in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian
Tour Highlights: Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, Prophet Elias, Megalochori, Perissa/Perivolos (Black Beach), Venetsanos Winery
1-4 Guests: € 300
5-8 Guests: € 350
9-12 Guests: € 425
13-16 Guests: € 475
Why Book with us?
Enjoy a private Santorini Exclusive Shore Excursions
When you have just a half-day to try to see everything offered on the Greek island of Santorini, then a tour is the way to go. With private, personalized Santorini shore excursions, you have the chance to see exactly what you want to see during your time on the island.
One place you do not want to miss during your Santorini shore excursions port is the Prophet Ilias. This is the highest mountain on the island, reaching up to 2,000 feet above sea level. From the summit, you can see all around you. There are spectacular views of the Aegean Sea, and on a clear day, you might even have the chance to see some of the surrounding islands.
While you are on the mountain summit, be sure to visit the Greek Christian monastery that sits there. The church is ornate, making it almost as beautiful as the surrounding landscape. Your guide will walk you around the grounds, pointing out the beautiful artwork featured on the grounds.
As part of your Santorini, Greece, shore excursions, you also want to be sure to see plenty of the famous caldera. One place to do this is the village of Oia. It sits at the northern end of the caldera, which is a volcanic rock in which dwellings were built. From Oia, you have great views of the rest of the caldera, as well as the Aegean Sea and surrounding islands. Many of the famous pictures of Santorini are taken in and around this village. Most people visit during sunset, thanks to the amazing views offered.
Another beautiful village to visit during your trip to Santorini is Pyrgos. Once upon a time, it was the capital of the island. Your guide will take you through the narrow paths of the village, culminating in the ruins of an old Venetian castle.
You also want to visit the famous rock Skaros, which locals used to use as a lookout for pirates. It is located in the village of Imerovigli. This village is also located high on a cliff, offering great vistas of the sea and island.
If you are interested in traditional Santorini architecture, then be sure to stop to see the famous Blue Dome Church. This is the one that is often the focus of postcards and pictures of the city. It is in the village of Firostephani.
Santorini shore excursions port would not be complete without spending some time at the Black Beach of Perivolos. This is on the south side of the island. It is known as Black Beach thanks to the volcanic rocks that make up the beach. There are great restaurants, making it a great place for stopping to eat.
You also want to spend some time wine tasting the Venetsanos winery. The vintners here still follow the ancient Santorini art of wine making. As you taste many of the local wines, you will also learn about the history of winemaking on the island, as well as some of the secrets to how the wine is made.
When you have just five hours to spend in Santorini, Greece, shore excursions, it is best to take a private guided tour around. You can adjust the itinerary to meet with your time restrictions and your preferences. A guide will inform you about the best places to stop and take pictures, grab a bite to eat, and experience all that the island offers.
Choose your pickup point from either your hotel, the cruise ship terminal or another spot in Santorini to get your Santorini Exclusive Shore Excursion off to the perfect start.
Season: All year
Schedule: Every Day
Start Time: At a time of your choice
Starting Point: Pick up and drop off anywhere in Santorini
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter Minibus
Included in the tour
Santorini Shore Excursion – Rates for the 5-hour private tour
|Your Group Size||Price included||Price|
|1 to 4 Guests||Private tour with driver and guide||€300|
|5 to 8 Guests||Private tour with driver and guide||€350|
|9 to 12 Guests||Private tour with driver and guide||€425|
|13 to 16 Guests||Private tour with driver and guide||€475|
|17 to 20 Guests||Private tour with driver and guide||€500|
21+ (Bus with driver and guide): Contact us for a quote
For your comfort and safety, we use new Luxury Mercedes Mini Busses
Our tour prices include pick-up and drop-off from designated meeting point: from Santorini Hotels, Cable Car in Fira town for cruise passengers, Airport, Port (Athinios).
Reservations are via our secure online booking using any credit card.
A deposit of € 50 per tour will reserve your day with us.
Cancellation: Full refund if we receive your notice at least 3 days before the tour date, 100% cancellation fee otherwise
Immediately after submitting your reservation, you will receive a receipt of booking via email.
Please present your printed ticket to your guide or driver upon pick-up for this tour.
The meeting point for the tour is at the cable car’s exit in Fira town. Your guide will be waiting for you there, holding a sign with your name.
Your guide will be waiting in hotel lobby
Airport / Ferry Port Pickup
Your guide will be waiting for you in the arrival area holding a sign with your name
Thanks to Alex for the wonderful tour in Santorini and also to Stan, our guide. They showed us the best sights at the same time allowed us to take pictures and buy items along the way. Filipinos love pictures and make selfies. It was a relaxing experience but the views were breathtaking. Both Alex and Stan and Greek people we’ve encountered were very kind! Maraming salamat sa inyo.
We booked a sightseeing tour with company Top Santorini Tours based on the website reviews and we couldn’t have been happier.
I would definitely go on other tours with this company and recommend them to friends. On the minibus, we were able to go places and see things a large bus just couldn’t do. Thanks again Konstantinos! We had a great time.
We booked a private tour of the island so that we could see everything that we wanted to. Our guide was Elena and she was the best!!!! Can’t say enough about her. She told us information and history of every site that we went to, she was always there to take photos of the group of us and she even quizzed us later on what she told us!!! She made sure the tour was exactly to our liking and even went over the time that we paid for to make sure we saw everything. Our driver was excellent too!!! I wish I remembered his name!