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Once visitors set foot in the island of Santorini it is a fact that they get mesmerized by the extraordinary natural beauty and they crave to see more and explore this promising island. The best way to achieve this is by taking a guided tour. Various full-day or half-day tours around the island that cater for visitors’ needs are organized by local drivers and experienced guides. The minivan or bus tours are the ideal choice in order to see the highlights of Santorini in a short amount of time. In addition, with a higher price you can experience a private bus tour perfectly suited to your needs and wishes. The itinerary will be tailor-made to your interests and you can choose a morning or an afternoon departure. The right way to get to know the island in your own comfort and privacy!

In general terms, with a bus tour visitors can become familiar with Santorini’s history and culture by excursions to the eminent archaeological sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thera, explore the most picturesque villages like Pyrgos, Megalochori and Oia where they will enjoy the sought-after amazing sunset, discover and dive into the island’s distinctive beaches, such as the stunning Red Beach and Perissa Beach, and last but not least admire other landmarks of Santorini; historical castles, lovely windmills, traditional churches and, of course, the prominent Monastery of Saint Elias built on the highest point of the island. Most of the tours also include a visit to a winery and wine tasting which is a must in Santorini for the wondrous wine varieties it produces. Along the tour, what will captivate visitors the most is the exquisite views on the caldera, the volcano and the Aegean Sea.

Among the wide variety of tour options, there are cultural tours that only take place in one archaeological site, for example the Minoan ruins in Akrotiri, with a plethora of valuable historic information and others that focus on a gastronomic experience (food tours), since Santorini has exceptional local products due to the rich volcanic soil. The Greek cuisine is known for its explosive tastes and it shouldn’t be missed. Vineyard and winery tours are also very popular and totally recommended. You have the chance to visit more than one winery at one tour, explore the spaces, learn about wine production and indulge in a palatable wine tasting experience.

A great sight of Santorini is the well-known volcano that lies in the sea. In order to visit it you have to take a boat that departs from the port of Santorini to the volcanic islands of Palaia Kammeni and Nea Kammeni. In the volcano tour you can walk around the volcanic crater, bathe in the warm sulfur waters, learn about its history and watch Santorini from a different point of view. Some excursions include a trip to the quaint nearby island of Therasia.

Finally, travellers can take a photography tour where they will wander around Santorini’s hidden treasures and magnificent settings along with their personal photographer who will capture their photographs. High-quality images will be the keepsake of your memories as well as of majestic landscapes and views. A different kind of photography tour is that where you take pictures of Santorini yourself under the instructions of a professional photographer. You will gain practical skills on photography and the excitement to have captured your own photos of the incredible island according to your perspective. At the same time you can relish unique views and places of wild beauty the gifted island of Santorini generously offers.