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Santorini Private Scenic Shore Excursion: Oia, Mt Profitis and Ilias Monastery

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Imerovigli, Greece
Santorini Private Scenic Shore Excursion: Oia, Mt Profitis and Ilias Monastery
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Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the beautiful island of Santorini with your own personal guide on this private shore excursion. See the highest peak of the island, Profitis Ilias, where a monastery sits; explore the village of Oia, built on a steep slope of the volcanic caldera; and enjoy a short cable car ride in Fira to return back to the pier. Learn the rich history behind the Greek island as you follow your guide past the rocky landscapes, vineyards, and views of the coast.
  • Private sightseeing shore excursion of Santorini
  • Visit the beautiful towns of Oia and Fira
  • Enjoy views from Mt. Profitis Ilias, the highest peak of the island
  • Learn interesting facts about Santorini from your private guide
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Transport by private air-conditoned vehicle and professional driver
Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Cable Car Transfers roundtrip
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fees (approx. 3 euros)
Boat to Fira harbor

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You must contact the local service provider at least 48hrs before tour to be informed on the exact
pickup time (meeting point will be provided on your confirmation voucher)

Ports

  • Santorini cruise port


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Begin your shore excursion at the Santorini port, where you meet your host and hop aboard a small boat toward Fira.

Upon arrival in Fira, join up with your private guide and take off toward Santorini's highest peak, Profitis Ilias, by private car. Learn the history of the area from your guide and feel free to ask questions as you wind up the mountain, taking in views of the vineyards and rocky terrain.

At the top, reach Profitis Ilias, one of the island's oldest monasteries, constructed in the early nineteenth century. Once functioning as a Greek school, today it houses a significant collection of Greek Orthodox iconography and bibles, and offers sweeping views over the island at its perch of 1,853 feet (565 meters).

Visit the village of Oia next, built on a steep slope of the caldera. As you stroll through the narrow streets with your guide, peruse the local shops filled with artisan jewelry, paintings, and ceramic artwork. Oia also showcases unbeatable views of Fira from its place on the edge of the cliffs.

Afterward, travel to Fira and enjoy a short cable car ride back to your pier.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Santorini port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
You will be transferred from the ship by a colourful local boat to Athinios where you will join the waiting motor coach. A short journey brings you to Santorini’s highest peak, crowned by the Mt. Profitis Ilias monastery. Here you will have an ideal photo opportunity to capture the beauty of this island.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Oia
Proceed to the most northern tip of the island to experience the unique village of Oia. This dramatic small village built on a steep slope of the caldera has many of its dwellings nestled in niches hewn into the volcanic rock. As you walk through its narrow cobbled streets, you will come across many tiny shops which offer a varied and unusual collection of hand-made works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Oia, perched on the edge of the cliffs offers spectacular views of Fira and the volcano.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fira
After your tour, you will be taken to Fira town. You will have some time to explore Fira and take some pictures. Then, enjoy a short cable car ride down to the pier.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please enter your preferred pickup time in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking, and reconfirm 48 hours prior to the tour’s departure time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children who do not occupy a seat are free of charge. Children who occupy a seat and are up to 11 years old, benefit from a discount
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Achtypis Tours

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

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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 Private Scenic Shore Excursion: Oia, Mt Profitis and Ilias Monastery?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Santorini Private Scenic Shore Excursion: Oia, Mt Profitis and Ilias Monastery?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Santorini Private Scenic Shore Excursion: Oia, Mt Profitis and Ilias Monastery.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Santorini Private Scenic Shore Excursion: Oia, Mt Profitis and Ilias Monastery?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Santorini Private Scenic Shore Excursion: Oia, Mt Profitis and Ilias Monastery.

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star-5
Great tour
wine_travels0690
, Jul 2019
We enjoyed our tour in Santorini and our guide Marina was very good. The day was very hot and crowded with tourists but she managed to get us to the best locations with the least people and we took some beautiful photos. She provided just the right amount of information and manged to get us into a nice restaurant for lunch after the tour. Thanks!
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An awesome tour. Our guide met us...
Jeanie
, Nov 2017
An awesome tour. Our guide met us at the bottom of the cable car with out ticket for the ride up. A short walk to our driver and van. Andrea was a very knowledgeable guide and did an excellent job!
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Constantina was an amazing tour...
marina s
, Jul 2016
Constantina was an amazing tour guide. She made us feel like family. Santorini was the highlight of our vacation thanks to her. I would highly recommend Viator and ask for Constantina. You will not be disappointed.
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star-3
Santorini is a beautiful island but...
sbclark@ameritech.net
, Jun 2016
Santorini is a beautiful island but with 4 cruise ships in port on the same day, it was overwhelmingly crowded. We started our tour in Fira and took the cable car to the top of the cliff to reach the town. Our tour guide met us at the bottom and we rode up to meet the driver. It was early in the morning and our first stop was Mt. Profitis Ilias, the highest point and the location of a monastery. As we are driving for about 30 minutes, there was a lot of fog and once we reached the top, we could see nothing! The tour guide also told us that she had never been to the monastery when it was open so she wasn't sure we could get in. She should have told us this and offered another alternative than going to some spot with fog and nowhere to go! That was very disappointing. We would have preferred to spend the time in beautiful Oia. Oia was the highlight of the tour but it was very crowded due to the number of ships in port. The trip was also scheduled to last 4.5 hours but she took us back to Fira after 3 hours. She seemed to be in a hurry to leave us! Once in Fira, we had a wonderful lunch on our own overlooking the water and left to catch the cable car around 2 pm. The line was probably at least 2 hours so we walked down the donkey trail to catch the tender boat at the bottom. That was horrible! The smell and the number of donkeys was unbearable. The trail is also uneven and difficult to navigate, trying to avoid donkeys and their deposits along the route! Santorini is beautiful but these annoyances will probably be what we remember the most!
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Zina was excellent and new...
Susan G
, Oct 2015
Zina was excellent and new everything about this beautiful island. I wish we could of had her longer though. She even called ahead and got us a amazing table for lunch
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Wonderful and informative. The only way...
Kathleen G
, Oct 2014
Wonderful and informative. The only way to see and experience the island
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Guide was 'ok'... Not too much info...
SANGEETA S
, Jul 2014
Guide was 'ok'... Not too much info provided, was pleasent.. Too much money for this tour! Not worth it.
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star-5
Simone is an excellent guide...
pennysue
, Oct 2013
Simone is an excellent guide: courteous, informative, and sensitive to our needs. He met us on the pier at 8.30am (we were scheduled at 9.00am). Santorini is a "tendered" port so we took a boat early enough to make it by 9.00am. We rode the aerial tram up to Fiar and walked through the town (shops) to the van waiting for us at the bottom of the hill ( I was thinking that the hill was a breeze going down but the trip back would be hard and that is correct). We drove first to the highest point of Santorini and visited the chapel there looking over spectacular scenery....you can see the entire island which is actually one edge of the caldera. Then on to Oia (eea). This is where most of the pictures that are seen worldwide are taken of the white buildings and churches with the blue domes sitting on a side of a cliff with the blue, blue, Aegean Sea in the background. Fantastic scenery. Again, not easy for the walking challenged but well worth going through the efforts. The gelato there is mahvelous. Back to Fiar for lunch and shopping. Ate at the Volcano Blue restaurant and finally had a taste of authentic Spanakopita which interestingly, they called Spinach Pie. Portions were huge and tasty. More shopping and back to the ship by aerial tram where the tender is waiting to take you back to the ship.
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star-3
Although tour and guide were good...
scott r
, Oct 2012
Although tour and guide were good, we were very disappointed that it was not as advertised. Excursion was supposed to begin with a boat ride from harbor to Actinios. We specifically chose this excursion for that reason, to avoid the cable car ride (or donkey ride, or walk) up to Fira. When we arrived, our guide, Simone, claimed to know nothing about the boat ride, and we took the cable car to the top. Very disappointing.
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Our tour guide was a nice man named...
houstonkiki
, Sep 2012
Our tour guide was a nice man named Simone - It was over 100F but we had a nice Van with A/C to take our group of 6 around to the sites. The guy was very patient with our shopping wanderings and was very knowledgable about the areas - a great tour I would recommend highly.
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