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Thira, Greece
Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Safety measures
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Spend a full day discovering Santorini’s ancient history, local culture, and famous views on this great-value highlights tour. Explore the Santorinian villages, visit the Red Beach, swim at the black-sand Perissa Beach, take in panoramic views from Prophet Elias Monastery, and learn details about the wine heritage of the island. Finish the day with an unforgettable sunset from Oia village.
  • Full-day Santorini highlights tour by coach
  • Enjoy a stress-free day of sightseeing, ending with a sunset at Oia
  • Swim and relax on the black sand at Perissa Beach
  • Snap panoramic photos from the island's highest point at Prophet Elias Monastery
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Local taxes
Licensed English speaking Guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Alcoholic Beverages
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Unnamed Road, Thira 847 00, Greece

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The adventures begin late morning with pickup near many island hotels. Head first to the tranquil village of Megalochori to enjoy the sites and the village’s atmospheric allure. Then, visit the Red Beach, just a short walk from Akrotiri, where you can relax and take photos.

Continue on to Perissa Beach, where you can swim and sun on the striking black sand and enjoy lunch nearby (own expense) during your free time. Climb back aboard the bus for a ride up to the 18th-century Prophet Elias Monastery, situated on the highest point of the island. Although the monastery itself is now closed to visitors, you can still admire sweeping views and snap photos from the churchyard.

In the evening, admire Santorini’s unique landscapes from Firostefani and Imerovigli. Finally, cap off the day with a visit to Oia village, considered one of the most photogenic places on Earth. Stroll through the narrow streets, browse local boutiques, and catch a spectacular sunset over the caldera before the tour concludes with drop-off back at your departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Tour starts with a guided tour in the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Akrotiri excavations is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. It’s a prehistoric town which was built 2000BC and was buried under pumice stones and volcanic ashes during a great volcanic eruption, in 1612-1613BC. The Aegean Pompeii according to the archaeologists.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
The history of wine as it unfolds through exhibits of the only Wine Museum of the island.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Oia's Main Street
Free time
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY NOTOS TRAVEL

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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "There are no signs on the bus for their return drop off areas so MAKE SURE YOU ASK!" See review
  • "Its best to wear your swimsuit from the start of the day if you plan to swim at the beach." See review

Reviews

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star-3
Didn't get pick-up on time
Joy
, Jul 2021
Nobody picked us up at the said location and time. We have to ask a local lady to make a call to the company, finally they came to pick us up after 40 minutes waiting. We missed two places because of the late pick-up. Otherwise, the tour met our needs.
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star-5
This tour is a MUST!
Lindsay_N
, Jul 2021
The tour was AMAZING and a great way to see many sights of Santorini! The guides were very knowledgeable and wonderful to talk to! The bus was a great touch and a wonderful relief from the Santorini sun. It truly was the perfect start to our trip! You are going to want to do this for sure when visiting Santorini!
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star-5
Great tour!
Anush_Aleksanyan
, Jul 2021
What a great tour! They covered lots of different areas of the island: history, culture, different panoramic views, beach, etc. The guide (John) was very knowledgeable and funny. We had a small group of 6 people, and the group bonded from the beginning and it was really an enjoyable experience. Also was very nice that they picked up and dropped off directly at the hotel, less stress. I can only highly recommend!
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star-3
All day Santorini tour
Susan
, Jul 2021
The tour guide was outstanding, but due to Covid(?) the tour operator combined several tours into one. This meant that I was unable to go to a couple of the places that were listed on my itinerary. For example, while I was looking at ruins, others that were on a different tour went to the red sand beach so I didn't get to see that even though it was on my tour. Also there was much confusion about the pick up and drop off. Due to the language barrier I am not sure what the additional costs were for
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star-5
Guided by an archeologist. It can’t get better than that.
Claudia_B
, Jun 2021
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Of course, he is an archeologist. He knew everything about Akrotiri and the island.
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star-5
Best experience ever
Anays_PT
, Jun 2021
We had the most remarkable tour Not only everything was perfect, but we felt, in every instance, that our guide truly cared about us and did his best to make this trip memorable. I did 2 tours and was awesome.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear visitor, Thank you for the review !! This is our reward!! We hope to visit again Santorini!!! Notos Travel Team
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star-3
Not the best of Santorini
Louise_P
, Sep 2020
Best bit about the tour was the free time in Oia. I dont normally leave bad reviews, but I felt really disappointed with this tour. Two of the attraction we were meant to visit were closed due covid. This wasnt mention at all, until we then looked it up ourselves. The tour felt really rushed had 5-10mins in some locations and then 2hrs at the beach where there wasn’t much to do. Felt it would better instead of being at the beach to spend more time in other parts of the tour. Some of the pictures used to advise the tour are deceiving, thought we would be able to be close up to the blue domes, but this wasnt the case. I dont think this tour shows the best of Santorini. I would like a refund.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Louise_P, thank you for your review. We are really sorry that you didn't enjoy the tour and it didn't meet your expectations. For further request you can always contact us in private.
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star-5
Good tour
Abu_A
, Sep 2020
Very good relaxed tour. Our tour guide Anna was very informative. We get to see the highlights in santorini in short time and also relaxed in black sand beach.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Abu_A, Thank you for your comments!
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star-5
See the best of Santorini without any effort
ewa_h
, Jul 2020
I had a great time on the tour. We went to places which I would never find on my own all over Santorini. There was a great spot for lunch by the sea, where the food was fantastic. Our guide Antonio was very considerate, trying to show us as much as possible and explain all the things about Santorini. The minivan was clean and comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Dear ewa_h, thank you for your comment!
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star-4
good overview of the island
NorthStar616100
, Jan 2020
tour was good but some of the itinerary was changed due to sites not being open due to holidays. I wanted to see the archeological site and it was closed - If I knew that I would have booked on another day. Overall it was a good entertaining tour with lots of info on the islands towns and background.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear NorthStar616100, thank you for your review!
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