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Wine Tours

Visit Santorini's Traditional Villages, Akrotiri's Prehistoric City and a Winery

6 hours
English
Professional sommelier
Max 7 people
Small local dishes
Taste 4 wines
Visit 1 winery & 6 sites
Free pickup & drop-off For the Small-group (Shared) bus tour, there are pre-defined pick-up/drop-off locations, at convenient central spots in most villages. After your reservation, you will be advised of the nearest pick-up location to your hotel
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.
Starting time09:30 am
The small traditional villages, the interesting historical sites, and the captivating views around the island should not be missed while on your vacation in Santorini! A Small-group Bus tour or a Private Bus tour is the easiest and most comfortable way of meeting these unique places and spending a day that you will definitely enjoy!

Choose between the Small-group (Shared) and the Private tour options and get to explore the impressive Santorini landscape and picturesque villages, but also taste the unique Santorini wines during your visit to one of the most famous wineries on the island! Pick-up and return transfers to reachable locations near your hotel are included in the Private Tour option. For the Shared Tour option, there are pre-defined pick-up/drop-off locations, at convenient central spots in most villages.

Your experience will start from the graphic village of Pyrgos, the highest village on the whole island, which is situated on the west coast of Santorini. Pyrgos was built in the 15th century by the Venetians, who occupied the area during that time, and holds one of the five castles of Santorini. Small stone-paved alleys, traditional houses, accordant to the Cycladic architecture, and old churches, set a beautiful peaceful scenery that will remind you of old times. Reach up to the ruins of the Venetian castle and get the best views of the island and the Aegean Sea, before heading to the historical site of Akrotiri. The Prehistoric City of Akrotiri is one of the most important historical sites of the Aegean, which is carefully preserved and has been organized in a way that allows visitors to walk through the ruins and meet the former glory of an ancient civilization (the entrance fee is not included in the price of the Semi-private bus tour).

Next follows a visit to the beautiful Vlychada Beach, a black beach formed under high white cliffs, which create a wild scenery that will surely fascinate you! Very close lies the vast black beach of Perivolos, with a length of 4 kilometers, where you will get to drive along the coast with the numerous beach bars and restaurants. A chance to admire the volcanic beauty of both beaches and feel the tranquil vibe of the sea!

As the tour continues, you will reach the traditional village of Megalochori, with the beautiful stone-built houses, the small squares with the local cafes, and the old churches, which create an amazing old-fashioned setting! Wander in the small streets and catch the most beautiful images before you continue on a journey of taste! The famous Santorini wine paired with the most delicious light lunch (small local dishes) awaits to be tasted at one of the finest wineries on the island, under the guidance and useful information provided by an expert sommelier. A wine-tasting experience and a journey through the history of the wine that will absolutely thrill you!

Last but not least, this experience will finish with a visit to stunning Oia village, on the north side of the island! You will have the chance to walk through its paths, explore the small local shops there, and take the most phenomenal photos of the village and the views of the Volcano and the unique Caldera! The small white houses built on the side of the wide cliffs, combined with the view of the Aegean Sea and the impressive Volcano, which lies in the middle, is like a beautiful postcard and you will be part of it!

Book your Bus Tour and benefit from the great opportunity to admire the beauty of Santorini island in a few hours! It will be the best experience of your vacation!

What you will see/visit
Booking options
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Tour Details
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour assistant
  • Free pickup & drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Wine tasting
What to bring
  • Digital Camera
  • Sun hat
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Archaeological site tickets
Additional info
  • The Small-group tour option does not include free time at the beaches
  • Ticket fee to Akrotiri Excavations Site is included in the price of the Private Tour option
  • A guided tour to Akrotiri Excavations Site can be arranged on the Private tour option, at the extra cost of 200€ (total price per group)
Reviews by real customers
5.0
Excellent based on 1 reviews
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Patricia M. United Kingdom, 24 Jun 2023
Interesting mix of history and wine

I had not fully appreciated the degree of history this tour would encompass. Perhaps I had not looked beyond the word ‘winery’ that turned out to be an excellent lunch stop at the Vassaltis Vineyard with the very knowledgable and personable Maria. I had not appreciated that this tour would include a visit to Santorini’s very own Pompeii and the on going excavations of what was a Bronze Age sophisticated town. There were additional stops at the coast and to see existing hill top towns and settlements. Some walking is required so sensible shoes are a must - along with a good sense of humour. Our driver and guide Zac provided much warmth, wit and local knowledge. He was also a safe and considerate driver. Definitely a highly recommended day trip. , A great experience!, Well organized!, Our guide was awesome!

Good to Know

Voucher

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.

Cancellation

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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