Bus tours constitute the ideal way to see the sights of Santorini, admire the natural beauty of the Greek island and become acquainted with its rich history. Take a tour of interesting museums and get to know the local culture by booking one of the bus tours we have chosen for you, by top tour organizers of Santorini.

If you wish for more comfort and flexibility in planning a tour or if you visit the island by cruise ship, then private bus tours are the right choice for you.

We know Santorini better than anyone. As locals and tourism specialists, we have prepared this list of bus tours to satisfy all your needs for guided tours. Choose the one that suits you and reserve your place today!

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All tours/cruises offer free cancellation with full refund according to their cancellation policy.
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Bus tour to Blue Dome, Imerovigli & Sunset in Oia

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Avail. from 01 Apr 3 hours - 4 hours
Pickup at convenient meeting points English, French, Spanish
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Private Half Day Bus Tour of Santorini's North Side

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5 hours   Private
Pickup/drop-off English
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Discover the wonders of Santorini 6h Bus tour

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6 hours   Private
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Private Full-Day sightseeing bus tour

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8 hours   Private
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Which Bus Tour Should I Choose?


A bus tour around Santorini allows you to visit and explore the popular destinations on the island in a single day. It will be an ideal choice if you are visiting the island for 2-3 days. Most of the bus tours give you a chance to visit the famous Red and White Beach and witness the magnificent sunset at Oia.

Here’s a quick guide on which bus tour you should choose based on your specific needs, interests, and preferences.

If you’re looking for a bus tour that takes you around Santorini to explore the best sights with a professional guide, the Full-Day Cultural Sightseeing Bus Tour of Santorini with Photo-Stop at Caldera and Sunset in Oia or the Full-Day Santorini Sightseeing Bus Tour with Sunset in Oia is the ideal option. The only difference between these tours is that the latter includes a visit to the Red Beach, whereas, in the former, you’ll get a chance to see a museum winery called "Koutsougianopoulos Winery".

If privacy is the top concern for you and you want to visit all the popular Santorini destinations in a short period, you should consider a private bus tour like Santorini Highlights Private Bus Tour, Discover the Wonders of Santorini 6-Hour Bus Tour, or Private Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour. All these tours stop at the same spots but have different durations. The longer the tour is, the more time you’ll spend on each spot!

If you plan to visit Santorini on a cruise ship, it’d be best to book a private bus tour that allows you to customize the itinerary and start timings. You probably won’t have much time to spend in Santorini and will have to wait for the cable car, so a bus tour may be the best option if you don’t want to waste time. Ideal tours include Santorini 4-Hour Bus Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers, Discover the Wonders of Santorini 6-Hour Bus Tour, or Santorini Highlights Private Bus Tour. You’ll be picked up at the top of the cable car and dropped off at the same spot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can cancel your reservation and you are entitled to a refund of up to 100% of the initial amount, based on the cancellation policy of the tour/cruise that appears on the product page.

Please visit the page of the tour you are interested in so that you can find out its cancellation policy or contact us. Furthermore, once you have made your reservation, an email with a link from which you can manage/cancel your reservation will be sent to you.

Yes, in all Private Tours you can adjust the tour itinerary based on your preferences.

Don’t worry! The tour operator’s vehicle will come to the nearest possible spot to pick you up. After booking, you will receive a voucher via email which contains a map with the pickup location.

Of course you are. The tours and cruises that offer free pickup/drop off service will serve you wherever you stay. Please note your address on the checkout page to arrange your transfer. There are tours that set meeting points in central locations of most of Santorini’s villages.

Both know the island. The only difference is that a tour assistant cannot enter a museum or an archeological site. So if you would like a guide with deep knowledge of the history of the island and if you wish to explore a historical site, you should book a tour with a professional guide.

The easiest and most common way to reach Fira is by a cable car. It takes only three minutes. On the other hand, if you’re feeling adventurous and decide to walk to Fira, it’ll be 587 steps. Local donkey ride is another easy way to get there.

Important note: Please note that Gialos, the Old Port is nestled at the foot of a rocky cliff below Fira. If you decide to go by a cable car or on a donkey, you’ll have to pay 6€ per side of the ride.

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