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Tours & Sightseeing

Bus & minivan tours

Private Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

8 hours
Private: Only you & your group
Professional driver as a tour assistant
Free pickup & drop-off You will be picked up from your stay or the nearest accessible point, by minibus
Electronic voucher (e-Ticket) Show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
Book Now & Pay Later Secure your spot while keeping your plans flexible. Pay a few days before your experience.
Departure point Your Santorini hotel or a meeting point close to the cruise ship port.
Starting timePlease advise your preferred departure time or the arrival time of your cruise ship upon booking.

Discover the charm, wonder, and history of Santorini, one of the top destinations in the world, with Marinakis Tours. Let Marinakis Tours, which was founded in 2000, assist you in the most beautiful Santorini experience. Our staff can offer all the essentials of the perfect holiday: exceptional value for money, destination knowledge, and attention to detail. The agency generously provides pick-up from and to your cruise ship, the airport, or your hotel. Let's get started!

Our journey begins from Fira or we may pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship and we stroll to discover the hidden gems of the caldera and take pictures. Afterward, we proceed to visit the beautiful village of Firostefani, where we will enjoy the caldera and admire the view of Therasia, a beautiful island, and debris of the old Santorini, the volcano, the mountain Skaros which is protected by UNESCO and the numerous blue-roofed churches.

The journey continues to Imerovigli where we can see and take pictures of the caves, the place where the old inhabitants of the island used to live. Then, we head to the edge of Imerovigli to see the well-known Skaros, a UNESCO-protected mountain that really floats in the air, and take pictures of the region.

On the way to Oia, we can witness red, black, and yellow volcanic lava on the left side of the mini-bus. On the right side, we see the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, and the second volcano of the island, Columbo, which is underwater. Visiting Oia, we see many old, blue-roofed traditional churches, old houses, traditional coffee shops, boutiques, and art galleries and you get the chance to try a bite of the traditional Greek baklava as you drink your coffee. We head to the old Venetian Castle which is located on the edge of the island to admire the beautiful view of Oia and take some time to visit the local shops (optional choice).

We head to the southern part of the island to see the following villages and the island's highest point, where the Prophet Elias Monastery is perched at almost 2,000 feet (600 m), enjoy the scenic view of the island, and take photos for about 15'. Then we head to the village of Pyrgos where we will take a stroll to see the blue-roofed churches, the caves, and the Venetian Castle for many amazing photos for about 30'.

Then we visit Santo Wines, a traditional Santorini winery, and grasp the opportunity to sample the local wine.

Afterward, we head to Akrotiri, a traditional village of 150 people where the well-known Red Beach and the archaeological city are located (the archaeological sightseeing is optional). Then we head to Perivolos Beach for some swimming, lunch, or/and coffee.

What you will see/visit
Booking options
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Tour Details
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • Professional coach driver
  • All taxes
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary on the spot, to include additional stops for shopping or relaxing
  • Wine tasting
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Entrance fees for Akrotiri (12€ approx./person)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any wine tasting fees
  • Airport pick up
Additional info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 5 reviews
GRACE C. Canada, 9 Oct 2023

Our guide was awesome! A must do!

Darryl R. Australia, 3 Oct 2023
What a fantastic way to see Santorini

We had Elektra as our guide and she showed us parts of Santorini we would never have found on our own. She took us to a wine tasting with an out of this world view of Santorini. If you are looking for a stress free way to see Santorini this is the tour for you. She was knowledgable about all of Santorini, and Greece, and made the day fly. Took us to an amazing restaurant for lunch right on the waterfront. We can’t speak highly enough of the service and professionalism of this tour. Do yourself a favor and book these guys. Lots of fun

Cynthia Q. United States, 14 Sep 2023
Private Guided Day Trip.

Just finished a private guided tour of Santorini with Nicholas. He took us all over the island and knew the history, economy and apparently everyone on the island. My husband and I would never be able to see so much in one day on our own. An added bonus is he can navigate the hoards of people in Oia by knowing where all the great photo opportunities are and getting you in and out without stress. My husband and I are not beach people and Nicholas was very flexible in skipping that stop and taking us directly to Santos Winery for wine tasting. If you want an amazing stress free private experience then book this excursion!

Manan S. United States, 17 Jul 2023

Excellent!, Wonderful experience!

Marinakis Tours

Thank you very much for your kind words l hope you are always well Nikolaos Marinakis..

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Good to Know


Once your booking is complete, you will receive the voucher, which includes the meeting point, time and supplier’s contact information, at your email address. You need to have it with you, in paper form or in digital form.


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee of the advance payment.

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