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Bus & minivan tours

Private Half Day Bus Tour of Santorini's North Side

5 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.
Departure 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!

Your tour begins with a stop at the island's iconic caldera, a striking viewpoint. Enjoy views of staggered cliffs and rock layers dotted with whitewashed houses and blue domes. Then we head to Firostefani for a quick 15' stop, a traditional village filled with many tiny churches, for more insight into the island's history. We gaze the volcano ahead of us, Imerovigli and Oia. 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, an 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. Our tour ends at Oia, where 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). Then we head back to your hotel or other destination of your choice.
What you will see/visit
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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
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Airport pick up
Additional info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Reviews by real customers for Marinakis Tours
Excellent based on 35 reviews
Jennifer H. United States, 21 May 2023
Above and beyond fantastic!!

Best tour! We saw so much of the island. Whatever we wanted to do. So worth the price. I can't even say in words how great this was!!

Ed R. United States, 21 May 2023
Excellent Choice!

On our recent cruise on NCL, we waited too long to book the ship's excursion to Santorini, and we are glad we did because we booked this tour instead. There were 4 of us and it was a private tour in a comfortable vehicle. Our guide was awesome, he showed up on tIme to the meeting location (top of the cable car) and he asked what we wanted to do along with making suggestions to us. He brought us to great spots to take pictures and shop at our own pace. After seeing all the highlights that we wanted we asked to go to a winery, and he made a great recommendation and reservations for us. He waited while we had some excellent wine along with light refreshments. When we were all done he dropped us off as close to the cable car as possible. It was a great experience and we highly recommend this tour!

Marinakis Tours

Thank you very much for your kind words that you wrote to me l am also very pleased that you had a very nice time in Santorini and l had a wonderful time with you l hope next time you come back to make you a better service again Best Regards Nikolaos Marinakis..

Mark G. United States, 20 May 2023

Our driver was so awesome, he drove the whole island from end to end. Stopped at all the great places. He explained everything about the history of the island 🏝. Was such a great time don't miss this trip., A great experience!

Marinakis Tours

Thank you very much for your kind words .you are a wonderful family which l went through and l imagined with you and l hope in the future l can see you again and do my best for you .Best Regards Nikolaos Marinakis...

Dibbendu G. United Arab Emirates, 31 Dec 2022
Fabulous tour

A great experience!, Well organized!, Wonderful experience!, Our guide was awesome!, A must do.

Marinakis Tours

Thank you very much for the nice words you wrote for me you were a wonderful family and I had the best day with you

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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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