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Private Half Day Bus Tour of Santorini's North Side

5 hours
Private: Only you & your group
English speaking 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
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 26 reviews
Raffaele G. Italy, 27 Sep 2022
Perfect day

A great experience!, Our guide was awesome! We arrive with the cruise ship but we choose yo have our private tour. We spent like sae but we had our persobal van with personal guide. Nick was so nice, he lives in Santorini and so He knows a lot of things. We choose together were spend more time and where less. Even the costumer service at phone was really kind and nice. Really every was perfect. Santorini is beautiful. With them was perfect. Thank you.

Marinakis Tours

i would like to thank you for your kind words .you were a wonderful family with your little kids which l also went through l imagined with you l will remember you and hope to see you again in Santorini .Best Regards Nikolaos Marinakis..

Randy G. United States, 1 Sep 2022
Best port of our 10 day cruise

A very beautiful and memorable day. Our driver was amazing and was able to take us to everything that we wanted to see. Nick was the best!

Marinakis Tours

Thank you very much for your kind words l will be very happy to see you again in Santorini and let's meet to have a coffee be well always .Best Regards Nikolaos Marinakis...

Krisztina R. Hungary, 26 Aug 2022
6h Bus Tour

Fantastic tour, very well organised! Extremely friendly and very helpful tour guide! Highly recommended! Thank you very much! , Our guide was awesome!, Excellent!, Our guide was awesome!, A great experience!

Marinakis Tours

Thank you very much for your kind words and you were an amazing company an amazing couple .l hope the next time you come here we can meet again in making you a very good servis ..Nikolaos Marinakis.

Jacqueline S. United States, 21 Aug 2022
Amazing experience!

This was the best purchase I made in Santorini. Our guide, Nick, was the best! He took us around the whole island explaining the history and fun facts about each stop. The ride was comfortable and Nick went out of his way to accommodate our needs. I will definitely be returning and rebooking. Worth every penny!

Marinakis Tours

thank you very much for your kind words l won't forget what a great time l had with you brazil for me is one of the most beautiful countries of course l am waiting for you again in Santorini we are going to see again the wonderful villages of Santorini Best Regards 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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