HIGHLIGHTS OF SANTORINI HALF DAY TOUR

Santorini Half Day Tour

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


  • Private 5-hour Santorini half day tour, with air-conditioned minibus transport
  • Explore the ancient ruins at Akrotiri and visit the famous Black Beach
  • Visit the top Santorini attractions such as the Mt Prophet Ilias, Imerovigli
  • Taste Santorini wine on an outdoor terrace with stunning caldera and Aegean views
  • See the Blue Dome Church in Firostefani
  • Enjoy free time in Oia to stroll and shop, capped by wonderful views of the sunset if you opt for an afternoon tour
  • Enjoy flexible morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule
  • Benefit from a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide

Tour Description


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.

Important Details


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.

Location: Santorini

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

  • Pick up and drop off is included in price
  • Private local guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Not Included

  • Entrance fees to attractions (if any), but can be purchased on the spot
  • Wine Tasting (optional)
  • Lunch, refreshments
  • Cable car tickets for cruise passengers (€ 5  per person / each way)

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.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cruise passengers

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.

Hotel Pickup

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

SANTORINI HALF DAY TOUR

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Duration: 5 hours

Available: Daily

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

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