Archaeological Bus Tour -

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Price
€44,00 per person per person
Duration
7-8hrs (Approx.)
Travellers
+2 pax
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The Archaeological bus tour is one of the best tours to explore the excavations of Akrotiri village and ruins. Enjoy scenic views from the highest point of the island, the Mount Prophet Elias. You will visit the famous red beach, that in located near Akrotiri settlement and the black beach in Perivolos village. Last stop, one of the most popular wineries of Santorini where you will taste traditional wines.

What's included

Departure Location
This is not a private pick-up, the pick-up collection is provided from specific meeting areas. In case of any delay pick-up times may vary. Exo Gonia 10:20, Kamari 10:30, Monolithos 10:30, Messaria 10:35, Karterados 10:40, Fira 10:45, Pyrgos 10:50, Perissa 10:30, Perivolos 10:35, Emporio 10:35, Vlichada 10:40, Akrotiri 10:45, Meghalochori 10:45, Oia 10:00, Imerovigli 10:15, Firostefani 10:20
Return Location
Approximately 18.00. *The tour ends in Fira. Bus transfer for the clients to Firostefani, Imerovigli & Oia
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Price includes
  • English speaking Escort
  • Shared Transportation is included
Price does not include
  • Entrance fees to Akrotiri excavations (12,00 euros) is not included
  • Meals are not included
  • Wine tasting
Additional Prices
Children 5-12 years old: €24 Infant 0-4 years old: free of charge


Prophet Elias Monastery

Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) Monastery is one of the oldest on the island and an important Greek Orthodox landmark.It is located on the top of Mount Profitias Ilias on the southeast side of Pyrgos, about 3-4 km from the town center. Mount Profitis Ilias sits 567m above sea level and is the highest peak of the island. To get here, drive up from the main road in Pyrgos heading southeast. There is also a 2.5 km trail up to the Monastery from the main square in Pyrgos.

 


Megalochori Village

Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Its existence is recorded back to the 17th century. Home to historical mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways and wine canavas, it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine that the island still produces. A prominent feature of the historical homes and mansions are the high walls, inner courtyards and solid wooden door entrances, built for privacy and for safety against marauding pirates.

 


Akrotiri Excavations
The prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini (Thíra) is one of the most important sites in the Aegean. In prehistory it was a well connected Minoan port town, with connections to mainland Greece and as far afield as Egypt and Syria. As the town was covered in ash following a volcanic eruption on the island, preservation of the settlement is exceptional, making this one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece.

 


Red Beach
The red beach is arguably the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is also considered as one of the most spectacular beaches of Greece. It is located in the area of Akrotiri and only some steps away from the ancient city of Akrotiri. The small size of the beach creates a much crowded atmosphere and there are many days where most of the visitors choose not to make it all the way down to the beach and instead admire this unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks from the headland.

 


Perivolos Beach
Perivolos Beach is a combination of nightlife, entertainment and relaxation, ideal for everybody, as besides the vibrancy at the bars there are some peaceful spots where you can find the desirable serenity. Finally, you can merrily pass your day at lovely cafes, restaurants and traditional taverns you will find on every side.

  • First point
  • Second point
  • Third point
  • Fourth point
  • Final point
First point

Prophet Elias Monastery

Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery

Second point

Megalochori village

Then follows Megalochori village, an extremely charming traditional settlement, almost abandoned after the big earthquake and Akrotiri excavations, one of the most significant archaeological sites, that includes a vast structure, once habited by 200 families and preserved buried under the volcano’s lava.

Third point

Akrotiri Excavations

Continue to Akrotiri excavations, one of the most significant archaelogical sites. Akrotiri is a vast structure, once habited by 200 families and preserved burried under the volcano’s lava

Fourth point

Red Beach

Then you will have free time at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountain and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price)

Final point

Perivolos Beach (free time swimming)

Perivolos, with its black sandy beach comes next. There you will have enough time to enjoy swimming, explore the area and taste fresh cooked fishes at the local taverns. Last stop, one of the most popular wineries of Santorini, for a wine tasting experience (not included in the price)

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Things to remember for this Tour

Highlights of the tour: Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery. Then follows Megalochori village, an extremely charming traditional settlement, almost abandoned after the big earthquake and Akrotiri excavations, one of the most significant archaeological sites, that includes a vast structure, once habited by 200 families and preserved buried under the volcano’s lava. Then you will have free time at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountain and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price). Perivolos, with its black sandy beach comes next. There you will have enough time to enjoy swimming, explore the area and taste fresh cooked fishes at the local taverns. Last stop, one of the most popular wineries of Santorini, for a wine tasting experience (not included in the price).

Pick up point: Pick up from the advised place

Drop off point: Drop off at the advised place

Adittional information

Confirmation of the booking will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate

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Archaeological Bus Tour to Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach

Price
€44,00 per person per person
Duration
7-8hrs (Approx.)
Travellers
+2 pax

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