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Private Half Day Bus Tour of Santorini's North Side

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.
Quick Info
5 hours
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private Tour
English speaking tour assistant
Easy cancellation
Operated by Marinakis Tours (5 tours)
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Schedule & Pricing
Departure point: Your Santorini hotel or meeting point close to the cruise ship port.
Departure time: Please advise your preferred departure time or the arrival time of your cruise ship upon booking.
Pickup info: Pickup from your hotel
Return details: Return to original departure point
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Private 5-Hour Tour Book your Santorini custom tour for a duration of 5-hour. Visit Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia.
Next available on 23 Aug
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Tour Details
Inclusions
  • Pick up from and to your hotel or other destination of choice
  • 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 Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Airport pick up
Additional info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Tour Itinerary
1

Fira

Discover the Caldera hidden gems and take pictures. SEE MORE
2

Firostefani 15'

A traditional village filled with many tiny churches, for more insight into the island's history. SEE MORE
3

Imerovigli

See and take pictures of the caves, the place where the old Habitants of the island used to live. SEE MORE
4

The castle of Skaros

An UNESCO protected mountain that really floats on the air and take pictures of the region. SEE MORE
5

Oia

At Oia, we can see many old blue-roofed traditional churches, old houses, traditional coffee shops. SEE MORE
6

Old Venetian Castle of Agions Nikolaos

Old Venetian Castle which is located on the edge of the island to admire the beautiful view of Oia. SEE MORE
Reviews by real customers for Marinakis Tours
4.6
Excellent based on 5 reviews
MA
Melinda A. United States, 8 Jul 2019

A great experience!

SP
Steven P. United States, 10 Jun 2019
Great tour of Santorini!

Nickolas picked us up from our AirB&B location, showed us his beautiful island, and then dropped us off in town for lunch. Highly recommend!

WH
William H. United States, 31 May 2019
Santorini 6-hour tour

Santorini is a beautiful, unique place. This tour allows one to see a lot of the island. We felt the place was magical. There were a couple of things that detracted from the tour. There wasn't time to see Akrotiri or the black sand beach. Twice I asked for assurance that we would be back at the tram by 3:00. Both times I was assured we would be. But we didn't get back till 3:30. We had just enough time to catch the last shuttles back to the ship. Also...as stated in the description we stopped for baklava, and we stopped for a wine-tasting at Santo. I figured we would have to pay for those, though the description could be construed to think they were included in the tour. That is fine, but I didn't expect to pay for the tour guide's coffee at the first place or her glass of wine at the second place. Again, I didn't mind, but a thank you would have been appropriate, I think, and we didn't get that. All that being said, I very much liked our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable about the island. All in all a great experience, but would have been better with better time management.

Marinakis Tours on 1 Jun 2019

Dear customer, We would like to thank you for the time that you spent in order to make a comment for our excursion,this is very important for us because we always try to get better. Though,at your first stop for baklava in Oia the guide's coffee was free from the coffee shop and it was written on your receipt as a discount.Additionaly,she offered to pay for her glass of wine when you were to the winery and you politely told her that it was on you.Unfortunately there are a lot of factors which may affect the time management,such as the traffic and the time that we spend at a spot that we may enjoy more.Allow me to inform you that we visited Akrotiri,Red beach is located there.Αs far as the black beach is concerned it is true that we didn't make it to be there on time but the guide offered to get you there without extra charge.However,the most important fact for us is that you enjoyed your time there and you are satisfied from your tour.We would like to apologize for everything that may didn't like you and for any missunderstanding that may happened.We hope to have the chance to serve you better next time.Thank you very much.

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

Cancellation

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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