Overview – Santorini Half Day Tour
See the top Santorini sights on a 5-hour private tour that includes travel by sprinter Mercedes minibus. View Santorini Caldera, Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, Mt Prophet Ilias, Akrotiri, Black Beach and Venetsanos Winery. Your private guide will entertain you with fun and stories about the place you see as you enjoy views.
Highlights – Santorini Half Day Tour
After meeting up with your guide, the trip starts with a stop at a breathtaking spot in the famous Santorini Caldera where you will be introduced to its history and its unique landscape.
Continue through the beautiful Santorini countryside to the village of Oia. Built in the northern part of the caldera rim. Oia is the most photographed location in Santorini and a place where many artists have found their inspiration in Oia’s beauty, the traditional architecture, and the amazing sunset.
Enjoy the stunning views of the caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. You will also have a panoramic view of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.
You will visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. In front of the village is an enormous rock called Skaros, which used to be the best spot to look out for pirates.
On the way, we’ll make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini’s postcards.
Then, you will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you (360 degrees), and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain’s summit.
Explore the myths and legends of Santorini, discovering the Akrotiri Excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3600 years ago. Some speculate that this is the origin of the mythical city of Atlantis.
Admire the elaborate drainage system, sophisticated multi-storied buildings, magnificent wall painting, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement’s great prosperity.
Enjoy a few minutes at the famous Black Beach of Perivolos is the largest beach on Santorini and is covered with a black volcanic pebble. Take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands. Enjoy an optional lunch at a seaside restaurant.
Our next stop is at a traditional Winery Venetsanos, where you will learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy the tastes of the famous local wines.
The tour ends at your Hotel or at the cable car terminal, in Fira for Cruise Ship guests.
Choose your pickup point from either your hotel, the cruise ship terminal or another spot in Santorini to get your Santorini Half Day Tour 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
Highlights of Santorini Hal Day Tour – 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 € 20 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
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 Ilias, Akrotiri, Red Beach, Black Beach, Venetsanos Winery
From € 300 per group of 4 Guests or less
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!