Explore the scenic island of Santorini starting at the whitewashed town of Oia nestled in the hillsides, reflecting on the deep blue colors of the Aegean. Enjoy a short walking tour to discover hidden parts of the village unknown to visitors and reach the ruins of Oia’s castle ideal for post-card photos against the backdrop of the charming windmills.
After some leisure time for shopping or refreshments head south, to the island’s highest point past Pyrgos village, where the Prophet Elias Monastery is perched at nearly 2,000 feet (565 m).
Light up a candle in the interior and admire the far-reaching vistas that span the entire region before sampling the extra virgin olive oil made onsite.
From there, head to the island’s countryside to admire the impressive landscape filled with scenic villages and rolling hills. Visit two traditional Santorini wineries and sample different types of Assyrtiko wine, while learning how wine is produced in such a dry and volcanic environment. Enjoy a local lunch of Santorini dishes at one of the wineries, to balance the flavors of the wine.
Optionally, continue to Perissa or Kamari – the longest black beaches on the island covered with black volcanic sand for a short stroll on the azure colors of the Aegean before returning back to your Hotel or Cruise ship.
The wines served during the tour are mainly whites and dessert wines, as these are the kind of wines the island of Santorini produces. This is a gentle note for guests that only drink red wine.
The tour is private and ideal for guests willing to explore both the island and its wine.
The tour is ideal for cruise ship travelers, the start time and itinerary will be adjusted to fit the schedule of your cruise ship.
100% guarantee on-time arrival back to the cruise ship is given on this tour.
Parts of Santorini are built on a slope, in case your hotel /Airbnb is inaccessible by car due to landscape, pedestrianized areas or any other restrictions, your pickup will be set a nearby meeting point location within walking distance from your accommodation that will be advised after your booking.