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Fira, Greece
Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations
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Safety measures
icon4 to 5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Santorini wears its rich history on its sleeve, with medieval buildings, Ottoman villages and weathered ruins all over the island. Rather than dealing with the hassle of organising your own transport, you can discover the island’s history and its vibrant modern culture on this tour around four of its southernmost villages. Visit the villages of Pyrgos, Megalochori and Emporio and Akrotiri excavations before ending your trip at a family-owned farm in Akrotiri, where you can sample homemade wine and organic produce while watching the sunset over the Aegean Sea.
  • For your convenience, this private tour begins and ends at your cruise ship or hotel
  • Explore quaint villages and medieval castles
  • See the famous excavations of the pre-historic town of Akrotiri
  • End the road trip with organic food and wine made on the island
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Bottled water
Experienced local driver/guide
Private transportation by air-conditioned & deluxe van
Maps & live commentary
Free admission to Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Hotel/Port/Airport Pick up & Drop off
Cable car tickets (6 EUR per person, per ride) for cruise ship travelers
Homemade wine & organic products tasting at the family farm (optional visit)
  • Hotel Santorini , Main Street, Fira 84700 Greece
  • Santorini Airport , Greece
  • Athinios Ferry Port , Órmos Athiniós, Greece
  • Τελεφερίκ Σαντορίνης - Άνω Σταθμός , Ipapantis 10, Thira 847 00, Greece
  • -Hotel & Airbnb's: Pick up point is at the lobby or at the nearest point accessible by vehicle. -Cruise ship travelers: Pick up point is at the top cable car exit, where your guide/driver will be holding a sign with your name written on. -Airport & Ferry port travelers: Pick up point is at the arrivals terminal, where your guide/driver will be holding a sign with your name written on.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Your guide/driver is not allowed to guide within Akrotiri's Excavations. You may hire one of the licensed guides in Archaeology provided by the site
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • OPERATED BY Santorini Road Trips
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations.

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    • "We also had plenty of time to visit the archaeological site at Akotiri which is a must for visitors to see." See review

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    star-5
    Lovely tour
    Marcy_E
    , May 2022
    Had a wonderful tour with Michael who was kind, friendly and knowledgeable. Was very amenable to adding sites to our tour.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Marcy, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review.We are thrilled that you loved your experience.Your guide Michael will definitely be more than happy to read what you wrote.We put customer experience and contedment as our priority and your review confirms the hard work we put in every day. Thanks again for the review and for being such a great customer. Best regards, George
    star-5
    This person tour with Elena was 5 🌟 ⭐ 🌟 ⭐ 🌟 for sure 👍
    jeff_d
    , May 2022
    Our personal tour guide Elena was amazing. She shared so many Greek history and traditions with us that we would have gotten from a generic tour group. She also took us to many parts of the city that had the most interesting history.. She told how the people made bridges from roof to roof to hide from pirates that would come to the islands. She personable, knowledgeable and engaging on all levels. We bumped into her in Santorini again the next day and it was like we saw an old friend..
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for your warm review towards our guide Elena.We feel totally satisfied that you have enjoyed your private tour with us for second time.Wishing you all the best and we always be at your disposal for any future request. Best regards, George
    star-5
    Dimitris was a wonderful...
    Netta_G
    , May 2022
    Dimitris was a wonderful guide. We were thrilled with everything we saw. The archaeological site of Akrotiri was incredible.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Netta. Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review.We are thrilled that you loved your experience.Your guide Dimitri will definitely be more than happy to read what you wrote.We put customer experience and contedment as our priority and your review confirms the hard work we put in every day. Thanks again for the review and for being such a great customer. Best regards, George
    star-5
    It was fun to customize our day - and a good luck charm
    Heather_H
    , Oct 2021
    We had a good time exploring with Demitris. He was punctual and friendly - he gave us a great overview of the island. I mentioned that I love lighthouses and the next thing I saw we were on the road to the lighthouse. It was fun to customize our day. We enjoyed the wine and caper leaves during our tasting. (I'm a huge fan of caper leaves now) And we learned a lot! Demitris gave us dining recommendations and even offered to call for reservations. He knew we were heading back to Athens and provided the name of a place to try there too. At the end of the day Demitris gave us the "evil eye" charm that is see all around Santorini. It worked! When we got back to the hotel we had an amazing upgrade to our room. Thanks!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Dear Heather, We greatly appreciate your excellent review for Dimitris and your private tour. We are very glad you have had an excellent experience in our island and we are looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards, George
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Best day on Santorini!
    Larry_C
    , Sep 2021
    This was an amazing tour! We were picked up at our villa at the exact time in a beautiful, modern comfortable luxury van. Our professional guide Dimitris was very knowledgeable and a very safe driver. We saw sights in Santorini most people never see. This is a "Must Do" tour when you visit the island!
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear traveler, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was our great pleasure meeting you and touring with you. We wish you all the best and we hope we will see you again in the future. Best regards, George
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Tour was very informative...
    Ivy_K
    , Sep 2021
    Tour was very informative and Gia was a great tour guide!. She was very accommodating and made sure us seniors didn’t have to walk too much!
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear traveler, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was our great pleasure meeting you and touring with you. We wish you all the best and we hope we will see you again in the future. Best regards, George
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    AN AUTHENTIC GREEK EXPERIENCE WITH THE BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER!
    Natalie_M
    , Aug 2021
    There aren't enough words to describe how amazing this experience was. It started out with our driver, Panagiota Fantopoulou, picking us up at our hotel. It was a very hot day in Santorini so she came prepared with a cooler full of bottles of water. We didn't have hats on so she suggested we either get hats or buy hats because we were going to need them. Thank God we did because it was hot that day!!! Panagiota was super knowledgeable about the island of Santorini and its history. Someone in our group had a disability so she was very patient with us and gave us plenty of time to rest. She was so lovely and even volunteered to photograph us in some of the most beautiful locations I have ever seen. We ended the day in Akrotiri having an amazing lunch at Maria's - a true authentic Greek experience that I will never forget. I highly recommend booking this tour! Just wish Panagiota was our tour guide for the remaining of the time in Santorini.
    star-4
    Southern most Village tour
    Leah_K
    , Jul 2021
    Feeling connected with something very old, admiring the beauty of such accomplishments so long ago. We had a very sweet and generous guide. She was very knowledgeable, great energy, concerned for everyone’s safety, and very orderly. She made a special trip to her favorite bakery to surprise us with the popular great dessert Baklava. And boy was it great.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear Leah, We would like to thank you for your excellent comments towards your guide Panagiota and your private tour. Our concern is to always have happy and fully satisfied customers. We would like to wish you the best of health and we hope we will see you again in the near future. Best regards, George Bounas
    star-5
    Incredible Tour, Incredible Tour Guide
    Shyma
    , Jul 2021
    Along with visiting the most exquisite beaches, taking in the breath-taking scenery and having the best dining experiences Santorini has to offer, it was of paramount importance for my two sisters and I to also include a comprehensive guided tour of the island’s rich culture and history. We took to Viator to explore our many options. The tour we ended up choosing, the ‘Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations’ operated by Santorini Road Trips certainly stood out and met all our requirements for what we wished our day to look like. Before embarking on the trip, we thought the price was very reasonable and great value for all that it included. Yet, the actual value we ended up experiencing far exceeded any expectations we might have had. That is wholly due to our absolute star tour guide, the incomparable Panagiota. She lead the tour with such efficiency, an impressive breadth of knowledge, sincere passion, and intense pride for Santorini. All with an infectiously positive and personable energy and insight - an absolute joy to be around. The testament to her wonderful personality is evident in how the locals greeted her and clearly delighted in her presence in every stop - including the animals! She took the time to get to know us and let us learn about her on a human level. Between the history lessons we exchanged laughs, stories and point of views on various aspects of life. She generously treated us to her favourite spot for Greek coffee and surprised us with some treats she (rightly!) thought we would each love. If there is any tip I could give to anyone going on this tour with Panagiota, it is that you should absolutely take her up on her photography expertise. She is an expert on all the perfect spots, angles and lighting to take the most gorgeous photos on this tour. Better yet, hand her your camera and she will do her magic, taking several shots from a variety of angles ensuring you get the perfect one. Trust her. She knows what she’s doing and absolutely delights in it. There isn’t enough praise I could give to Panagiota. She went above and beyond her job description to accommodate all our needs and easily adapted the trip provide us with the best possible experience. For example, after informing her that we do not drink alcohol and had intended only to visit and learn about the winery without taking part, she personally contacted the winery owner to arrange for us to instead taste all the delicious cheeses, sweet and savoury preserves and decadent honey which wasn’t on the original plan. In summary, the tour was absolutely perfect. Made all the better by our lovely tour guide who we can now call our friend. We will absolutely do it again and bring the rest of our family and recommend it to all our friends. There is so much more to see and learn about the island and we trust Panagiota and Santorini Road Trips to give us the best experience every time.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
    Dear Shyma, We are deeply grateful for your amazing comments for your guide Panagiota. We are really thrilled to read these words from you! All we work for is your review! Simply amazing. We would like to thank you and we hope we will have the chance to see your again in the future! Best regards, George Bounas
    star-5
    Perfect experience!
    Julia_D
    , Jul 2021
    Amazing experience! Our guide Panagiota was very knowledgeable about all the places we visited and was very helpful with taking great photos. We got to see beautiful sights and it was very informative. Going to Maria’s farm for a sampling of her food and wine was a perfect ending to the tour. The whole family was extremely nice and accommodating. Highly recommend!

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