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- Entrance fees to the wineries
- Guided tour in Akrotiri with a Licensed English-Speaking Guide
- Transfers from/to meeting points
- Wine tasting
- Entrance fees in Akrotiri
Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Home to historical mansions, old traditional and rural houses, pirate hideaways and wine canavas, its history awaits you to discover it. The central square is the heart of the village where locals gather in traditional cafes to unwind and have fun, creating a warm atmosphere. It is definitely worth spending an evening here in order to be part of this sentiment and taste local dishes under the natural shade the trees provide. You can find traditional taverns, cafes and shops in other corners of the village as well.
A huge attraction of the island and arguably the most famous beach lies on the southernmost part of Santorini. It is located in Akrotiri village, 12 kilometers south west of Fira, close to the important archaeological site of Akrotiri where it is advisable that you stop first and admire the excavation. There is a parking space to leave your car or, alternatively, you can take the bus from Fira. To reach the beach you have to walk a couple of minutes on a downhill path or you can access it by boat from Akrotiri port, Kamari or Perissa. A great number of visitors come to Red Beach just to stare and photograph it.
A village with a strong medieval character filled with impressive corners and amazing photo opportunities such as the two iconic blue domed churches with the levelled bell towers. Emporio is the largest village on the southeast side of the island according to the recent statistics (2011) with it’s population counting 4.000 people all year long. Most of its residents during the summer months are dealing with tourism while during the winter they are farming their land. Emporio also has an appreciable number of economic migrants from the Balkan countries who are also working in tourism and farm work.
One of the liveliest, most famous beaches of Santorini, found at the southeastern part of the island. Great choices for food and activities. Perissa is a coastal village, located on the southeastern edge of the island, 13 kilometers away from the capital. It lies on the south base of Mesa Vouno mountain and is believed to be the place where the ancient city of Elefsina used to stand. The reason most visitors come to Perissa is to take pleasure in the extraordinary beach, which is characterized by deep, dark blue waters and black lava sand. It is fully-organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, beach bars, lifeguards and a playground and it has received the Blue Flag Award.
Prophet Elias Monastery
This is the highest spot (565m. above sea level) on the island offering panoramic views across the island and the Aegean Sea. Santorini owns a great many churches of unparalleled beauty scattered all over its length, from tiny charming chapels to massive monasteries. One of them is the glorious monastery of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elias), one of the oldest of the island. It is situated on the summit of Mount Profitis Ilias that lies on the southeast edge of Santorini, 3 kilometers away from Pyrgos village, the highest settlement of the island.
Blue Dome, Firostefani
This particular church have been traveling around the world for decades. In fact, chances are pictures of this church inspired numerous people to visit Santorini. The charming white chapel sitting high above the sea is roofed with a blue dome and accompanied by a sugary three-bell belfry. The Santorini Blue Domes at Agioi Theodoroi is, without a doubt, a quintessential image of Greece.
The village of Imerovigli is perched on the highest spot of the caldera with amazing views to the sea and the volcano. An irresistible destination all- day long and ideal for sunset time. Is also known as “The balcony to the Aegean”, is built on the highest point of the caldera cliffs, about 300 meters above sea level. It is situated at the north part of the island, 3 kilometers from the capital of Fira. Its position provides a magnificent view of the famous volcano, the sparkling Aegean Sea and the sunset that is out of this world.
The sunset in Oia holds a whole different meaning. It is the time of the day when you can experience a brand new sensation. All visitors and locals gather in streets, stairs and rooftops in order to cherish the sunset. It is like a big celebration, which takes place every evening anew and ends when all people together, as a big company, clap their hands the moment the sun dims in the sea. The sunset colors complete the extraordinary beauty of Oia and offer you an unforgettable sight.
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Meeting at Designated Meeting Point
Here are several pick-up points around the island. Please, be advised for yours when booking your tour according the area of your Hotel!
The famous Red Beach is a must attraction to see at Santorini. The red beach is arguably the most famous and beautiful in Santorini. It is also considered one of the most spectacular beaches in Greece. The name is taken from the unique color of the surrounding rocks and cliffs, as well as the stunning black and red shingle. The contrast between the red and black of the beach with the bright blue of the sea creates a magical setting worth seeing at least once in your lifetime.
Pyrgos is a truly magical traditional village.
Houses with Traditional architecture, small Santorinian white houses, medieval architecture with narrow, labyrinthine streets, fortified walls, and hidden passages, narrow winding paths leading up the hillside, churches, breathtaking sunsets....all these…. can be found at Pyrgos Kallístis. Pyrgos is a hidden gem in Santorini that is not only the former capital but also one of the best-preserved medieval settlements on the island. Let´s discover it.
Time for lunch by the sea and free time at the black beach of Perissa and Perivolos. This beach is the most popular on Santorini featuring unique characteristics like the black sand, the crystalline waters, and various beach facilities. When people talk about Santorini’s “Black Beach”, this place on the southeast coast of the island is usually what they mean, even though most of the island’s beaches are also black.
Prophet Elias Monastery
Enjoy the panoramic view of Santorini from the highest point of the island. The Mountain of Prophet Elias is 567 meters (1860 ft) tall and is the perfect place to see from a birds-eye perspective all the towns of Santorini ranging from Akrotiri, Perissa, Perivolos up to Pyrgos, Firostefani or Oia. From that point, you can admire the whole island. From plain fields on one side, to the famous Oia with the white houses on the other side.
Blue Dome-Firostefani Village
Firostephani sits atop some of the most breathtakingly steep cliffs on the caldera.
There are very few dwellings and hotels set on these cliffs. From Firostefani which means “The Crown of Fira” the view is quite magnificent, giving visitors a different perspective of the volcano. The wild beauty of the caldera itself along with the volcano view composes thrilling scenery. Don’t miss to make various photos of the most famous church of Santorini which has been seen at all the official communications of the ministry of tourism of Greece for the last 30 years.
The village of Imerovigli, also known as “The balcony to the Aegean”, is built on the highest point of the caldera cliffs of Santorini.
Its position provides a magnificent view of the famous volcano, the sparkling Aegean Sea, and the sunset that is out of this world. The notable attraction of the village is the famous, immense rock called Skaros that lies on the seaward side. It is of paramount importance since it was one of the five fortresses of Santorini and the most significant one. It was once an observation post providing security from pirates.
Oia is the perfect place for enjoying the most beautiful sunset of Greece and one of the most beautiful ones all over the earth where all visitors and locals gather in streets, stairs, and rooftops to watch it. Not to mention the famous churches with their blue domes hanging literally at the cliffs of Oia village. You will be walking at the picturesque streets of Oia while getting lost at the alleys of it. Our tour will end after we will have watched the sunset.
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Highlights of the tour: Santorini Classic Highlights Tour is an all-day pure Santorini experience that you can’t miss! Joining this tour you will discover an authentic Santorinian villages, details about the wine heritage of the island, amazing caldera landscapes and volcanic beaches, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy your lunch by the sea escorted by an English and Spanish speaking guide. The Santorini Classic Highlights Tour concludes with Santorini’ s most treasured moments as we will take you to the village of Oia to enjoy the magnificent sunset! Embark on a tour that will take you only to the best of Santorini!
Pick up point: Pick up from your accommodation place
Drop off point:Designated Meeting Point