We just returned home from a cruise from Istanbul to Rome. We've long since tired of cruise tours so we book our own private tours before we leave home. Browsing Tripadvisor I found Pelican travel and booked a day tour with them for four of us. We took the funicula up to and followed the directions right to the agency. After checking in they told us that our guide was on her way and would be right there. Within a few minutes, Helen, our guide showed up and started our tour. She took us all over the island pointing out the beautiful views, walking us through tiny streets to beautiful places and spots for shopping. We saw the green sand and black sand beaches. She asked if we were interested in stopping at a winery and we said, "of course". She gave us a few choices and we picked a small one owned by her father. We prefer smaller local places. What a great time we had and some wonderful wine. When she dropped us off close to the funicula we asked for a restaurant recommendation and she suggested, The Greek, around the corner. We ate so much that we skipped dinner on the boat that evening.
All in all it was a fantastic day and much better that a large tour with 40-50 other people. Thanks Helen and Pelican tours for a wonderful day in Santorini.
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