Akrotiri and Oia

5-hour private tour of the highlights of Santorini

This tour will allow you to spend adequate time in both the highlights of the island.

Santorini has a long history starting, according to the up to nowadays research, about 7000 years ago and the most important settlement of the time is Akrotiri.

The volcanic debris that covered it during the eruption of the 17th century BC sealed the settlement and preserved it in a perfect condition for about 3600 years. The excavation that is still carried out revealed a brilliant civilization with technology advanced in all aspects and especially in construction: multi-storey houses, decorated with avant-garde frescoes and equipped with a very advanced sewage network and all these. . . during the Bronze Age! Follow us on a journey to this incredible era and allow yourselves to "meet" the society that reached this high level of achievements approximately 3600 years ago!

Architecture is also a domain of interest with the cubic minimalistic houses perching on the top of the volcanic rocks creating a harmonic architectural complex, offering a pleasure for the eye and the soul. Oia is the most picturesque of the villages, with stunning panoramic views of the whole caldera and the volcano. During our visit you will have plenty of time to see the famous blue domes, walk around the picturesque cobbled and marble-paved streets, have lunch or a drink or some time for shopping.

As we will be driving from the north to the south you will have the chance to explore the complex morphology of the volcanic island, learn about the modern way of life and what formed the current social and economic status, study the unique characteristics of viticulture and agriculture and get a general overview of the life on the island.

Itinerary

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This tour includes a visit to :

Oia with plenty of time to explore the village, to take your pictures, do some shopping or have lunch

the archaeological site of Akrotiri with a guided tour of the site,

Firostefani to enjoy the stunning views of the caldera and the volcano and get a photo of the famous blue domed church.

Tour info

    Duration : 5 hours
    Kids friendly
    Minimal to moderate
    Transportation

We use an A/C Mercedes van with a separate driver for both your convenience as well as safety reasons.



Meeting location

your hotel or apartment
airport
exit of the cable car (cruise passengers)
other location (arranged with the guide)

What`s Included

Licensed tourist guide
Transportation
Separate driver

What`s excluded

Entrance fees to Akrotiri
(Adults: 12 € per person, under 18 years old : free, EU seniors : 6 €)
food, drinks and personal expenses
for cruise ship passengers - cable car tickets (6 € per person/per way)
gratuities

Cost : 500 € (up to 5 persons)
For more than 5 persons please contact us.
Deposit
Cancelation policy

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