Santorini Tours
Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia
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Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia

By Nst Santorini Tours
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Maximize time in Santorini with a full-day tour to some of the island’s most famous landmarks. Get picked-up at your hotel and visit the Akrotiri archaeological site and the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Relax during free time to go swimming at Perissa Beach. Travel around the island efficiently by bus and watch the sunset in the coastal village of Oia.
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Ages 4-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: German, English, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Explore Santorini with a full-day guided tour
  • Discover the Akrotiri archaeological site
  • Go swimming at Perissa Beach and watch the sunset in Oia
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included

  • Driver-guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees to Archaeological Site (entrance fee 12€ pp)
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • Children under 4 years old will not reserve a seat on the bus. They will sit on parents' lap
  • Cable car ticket €6€ per way
  • Entry/Admission - Akrotiri Archaeological Site


Start:Traveler pickup offered.
  • NST Travel Fira, Eytheia Firon Pyrgou, Thira 847 00, Greece
    NST Travel Fira, Eytheia Firon Pyrgou : 10:25 AM Please contact us at least one day before if you have not received this information.
Pickup details
  • There are pre-defined pick-up/drop-off locations, at convenient central spots in most villages. After the booking, you will be advised of a pick-up location that is closest to your hotel or most convenient for you!You are kindly requested to be on time at the designated point, as several pick locations must be covered and bus driver will not wait. Pickup times:NST Office Oia: 09:40 AM, Imerovigli Bus Stop: 10:00 AM, Firostefani Central Square: 10:05 AM, Fira NST Experiences (Fira Departure point): 10:10 AM, Kamari Erotokritos Bakery: 10:00 AM, Perissa Meltemi Village: 10:00 AM, Akrotiri Mathios Village : 10:05 AM ,Megalochori The Family Bakery :10:15 AM Pyrgos Restaurant :10:15 AM - NST Travel Fira, Eytheia Firon Pyrgou :10:25 AM Please make sure to be at the meeting point on time.
Additional pickup options
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
  • NST Experiences (Fira Departure point), Unnamed Road, Santorini 847 00, Greece
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21977P11

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour is not suitable for babies, children under the age of 3 and people with reduced mobility or physical limitations as it requires a certain amount of walking (with sites only accessible on foot), some stairs and inclines.
    • During November & March Akrotiri Exchavation Site is not visited
    • For Cruise passengers when they off at the old port of Fira by the tender boat they take cable car and then they can walk to NST Experiences point(Fira Departure point) and they take our bus .
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21977P11

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    About the operator
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    • Nst Santorini Tours
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      Greece
      Joined in May 2012
    • AngelaMacnamara
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Make sure you go on this trip if you are in Santorini!
      A great value, unforgettable experience! We climbed an active volcano, swam in the hot springs and had lunch on the island of Thirassia, whilst being transported on what looked like an old pirate ship. Our guide Yanos easily flitted between every European language you could think of, and was knowledgeable and friendly. The coach trips were comfortable. The evening trip to Oia wasn’t a great sunset, but it was still a lovely place to see (and very busy and expensive, so we’re very glad we didn’t stay there). The only negative comment I have is that the area around the volcanic springs had a lot of industrial metal/fly tipping around it - hopefully the Greek Government will do something to clean it up! I’d happily have done this day trip every day for the whole holiday, we had such a lovely time.
      Written July 5, 2024
    • alexsurbs
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cancellation due to bad weather handled badly
      It was cancelled due to bad weather. Just be aware that the 9.15 start time is only from one of the stops and some places they don’t arrive until 9.45 - not especially nice to wait half an hour in the rain in a car park with no shelter. We were driven down to the port - told to wait in the bus and without any explanation the bus driver took off - it was another passenger who informed us that the boats had been cancelled. So if the weather is bad i would just be cautious- can’t comment on the rest of it
      Written June 8, 2024
    • 875sandyl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I climbed a volcano!!!
      We had a great time. The price was reasonable for the experience. It was very organized considering many people with multiple languages. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed being on the water. They provided great insights into the area and its history. Our first stop was hiking the volcano which was perfect. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to make it with the heat and the climb yet a few rest stops and wow what a view! Any chance to jump in the Aegean is worth taking. The hot springs are more warm than hot but worth the swim. Thirassia was relaxing - we had lunch at the port. I wasn't up for the climb to the village. All in all a great way to spend a day.
      Written June 3, 2024
    • arthurmZ6430JQ
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thieves
      Jet2 used this company to transfer us I left a bag on the bus we were the last drop off. Never got my bag returned to me so it has clearly been stolen
      Written June 3, 2024
    • Adam W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wines, Tour Guide, and Sunset in Oia wrapped into one great afternoon
      Beginner friendly way to learn more about Santorini and wine. At the end, had plenty of time in Oia in a reserved locale with a sunset view. The guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. Tasted about 10 wines.
      Written May 30, 2024
    • Cruiser27235157609
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable Cruise experience
      This cruise experience is my favourite so far I’ve been picked up at my place at the exact time. The route was exactly like I wished for. You got many good explanation from the guide on board who speak multiple languages. this is the perfect cruise if you like to get deep in the secrets of Santorini and the volcano and the beautiful island of Thirassia.
      Written May 29, 2024
    • zarahtahiri
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very poor experience with transfer driver from NST
      I have submitted a formal complaint about one of the coach drivers dropping off a group of tourists I asked a simple question of whether the driver was our pick up for the airport as we had arranged a pick up to the airport, he asked me to wait until the tourists had left the bus to answer my question Once the tourists had left I approached the driver again who said ‘do you not have ears or can you not hear me this bus is not going to the airport’ This is a beyond rude response for a simple question and I have requested the company to formally investigate this rude driver and have contacted the company with the number plate of the driver and the times and locations
      Written May 23, 2024
    • Pantojaw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour
      Great overall tour at a leisurely pace. Truly enjoyed the tour! Driver (“George”) and tour guide (Janis) were excellent!!!
      Written May 10, 2024
    • arjavj2024
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cancel tour wrongly and false inclusions
      Firstly the tour originally scheduled for 23 April 2024 was cancelled stating weather reasons, which i dont think was the true reason. Then they scheduled it for next day, which we agreed. Then in the booking, hotel pick up was included, but they denied it and called me to bus stop which was 50 minutes walking from my hotel. This is not how professional company should behave, if you say hotel pick up is included, then you should provide it.
      Written April 23, 2024
    • 436Mimi
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tour
      This was a fantastic way to see all the best bits of the island without the hassle of hiring a car or needing to find a bus or taxi. The tour guide was brilliant from start to finish and had excellent knowledge of all the sites we visited. The transport was 5* and super comfortable. I didn’t know what to expect having never been to Santorini before, but it exceeded my expectations in every way. I would 100% recommend this tour if you are wanting to see as much of the island as possible in one day.
      Written April 3, 2024
    • U4806YVannemarieh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great value
      Our guide was very knowledgeable, each of the events was amazing & I loved every minute. The one hiccup was at the pick up. When they called my name to board the bus, I assumed they would also call my husband's name & he almost got left behind. They only call the name of the person who bought the tickets. But thanks to the bus driver who let my husband on before taking off!
      Written October 25, 2023
    • shauncI1634VZ
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Santorini Volcano and Hot Soring swim, well worth it
      Fantastic day out, organisation was perfect, pick up on time and professional. Facilities on the boat great and the information well presented and very interesting.
      Written October 22, 2023
    • djh_chester
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely day out
      We all loved this trip. The volcano hike is quite hard going, very slippy in places but worth it for the views. The swim in the thermal springs was good although they aren’t hot, just a few degrees warmer than the sea. Stopping at Thirassa was nice but too long unless you want another 20/25 min hike up a very steep path to get to the village. There are only a handful of places to eat along the shore and it isn’t a beach, just rocks so I don’t think you could swim in the sea personally although a couple of people did. On the way back we sailed right up close to Oia and the tour guide explained everything we could see which was great. We sailed along the coast all the way back. This says it’s a 6hr tour but we were collected close to our hotel at 8.45am and were dropped off at just after 5pm. I would recommend it
      Written October 20, 2023
    • vacaqueen21
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      DANGEROUS!!!! BOOK ELSEWHERE
      If you value your life book elsewhere!!! Driver did not have hotel in GPS before he started driving!!! Spent more time looking at hos phone than the road. VERY DANGEROUS!!!! Would not book anything else with them EVER!!!!
      Written October 10, 2023
    • CBJ-CTC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour around the full Island of Santorini. by a luxury Mercedes Bus with Ollie and an INCREDIBLE GREAT DRIVER
      We hit every KEY spot around the island, plus wine tastings and high points in elevation and Permissa Beach (Aquarius is an amazing seafood restaurant). This is MUST-DO trip with NST Tours (They are the BEST). Don’t think twice… Just book with them and not the others!
      Written September 21, 2023
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    Angelique M
    157 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    The sunset was amazing don’t get me wrong but the other 5 hours and 45 minutes were kinda lame. We were only given about 40 minutes total to swim between the 3 different spots we stopped at despite what was advertised. We were told it would be “intimate” and no more than 12 people due to Covid and there was 17 of us. And the food was not good at all. The staff were quietly polite but there was nothing outstanding about any of it. So for the price we paid? We could’ve camped out early on the rocks and gotten the same view for less than $300.
    Written July 15, 2021
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    Kim P
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    This tour was a good way to see some of the highlights of Santorini, our tour guide was very informative, we got to see a few sights that I don't think we would have stumbled upon if not for the tour. The ancient ruins were closed but we ended up going on a different day. The wine museum and tour was nice and they went out of their way to make sure we had enough stops for bathroom breaks as much of the island is closed due to it being offseason. Would recommend this tour.
    Written March 9, 2020
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    Superfurryanimal
    Berlin, Germany7 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Solo
    The tour was very rushed and quite frankly, boring. None of the sights covered were particularly interesting or nice. There was also no mention prior to booking the tour that the entrance fee to the excavations in Akrotiri would be extra on top of the tour price. Akrotiri was interesting but once again we were rushed through it. Was looking forward to seeing Pyrgos, which was mentioned in the leaflet but then not covered in the tour. The tour guide treated us like like a bunch of unruly school children and was quite rude and disdainful at times. Her explanations were rattled off listlessly, it was clear that she had done this a million times before and repeats everything word for word the same on every tour. For Oia, the highlight of the day, she left us to go there alone with just the bus driver and vague directions of where to go in Oia while she seemed relieved to be able to clock off. This tour was a real waste of money. Better hire a car and explore the island by yourself.
    Written October 20, 2021
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    mssddj
    San Diego, California, USA110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Couples
    This was such a great tour and Kristina was an AMAZING guide. This was an all day tour and we saw so many things. Our lovely guide even took us on a walking tour thru the old village (very authentic) and recommended her favorite restaurant in her home town. The driver even offered us some of his own Tylenol for my husband's back pain. We really could not ask for more. There is so much to see in Santorini, I still recommend renting a car (in advance) to drive around the island. Due to safety concerns, the tour cannot take you to the Red Beach (cliff collapse) but you can go own your own. There is a cute restaurant off the beach.
    Written October 20, 2022
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    janengelberg
    Isle of Wight, UK18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022
    The transportation felt very disorganised at the beginning. We were picked up from Oia by a minibus, but the meeting place near the bus station was quite difficult to find (despite the pinpoint on the map), and we had to ask a waiter in a cafe for directions. It was very unclear where to wait at this initial pick up point too, and the person working in the NST office here seemed vague about who/ if anyone was picking us up. However, the minibus did arrive and we were taken via a few other ‘pick ups’ at various places to an NST travel stop somewhere else on the Island, to meet the main tour bus. However, there was quite a long delay and several other tour buses came and went with people getting on/off. It all felt disorganised, unclear and a little chaotic. After a wait of about 20/25 minutes stood by the road/car park our tour bus finally arrived- although we were still unclear if it was ours. However, the tour guide on the bus was very organised, had a list and checked all the names of those waiting to ensure we got on the right bus (her bus) or the other bus/tour that also arrived. It would have been useful if on our booking voucher we had a coach tour number in the window of the coach to look out for. Once on the bus the rest of the day went smoothly, and it was made very clear to us by our excellent and informative guide where to meet the bus, and at what time, when we stopped at the different locations. We gained a lot of interesting information and facts about Santorini on this trip from our brilliant English tour guide- thank you. This trip is a good way to overview the Island in a day. The stop at Akrotiri was very interesting, and we had an archaeologist guide to talk us and walk us around the site. The stop at the high viewpoint at the Monastry of Profitis Ilias gave a fantastic vista of the Island, but was far too short to enable us to actually walk up to the monastery and back as well as take photos. A 30 -40 minute stop here would have been appreciated. The walk through Emporio with our guide (so we did not get lost) was good and very picturesque with small alleyways and staircases etc. Our lunch stop (about 3pm) at Perissa beach was nice, but we would have preferred a shorter stop here and longer at Profitis Ilias. Really would have loved to have seen Pyrgos instead of going to Oia (where we were staying), with Oia sunset maybe being a separate trip on its own, as I feel people not staying in Oia would want longer in Oia than the trip allowed anyway. I think overall this is a good taster of the different areas of the Island of Santorini in a day, and our guide was excellent so we did learn a lot. Our coach driver was also good and careful – we felt safe.
    Written September 26, 2022
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    FMcKinley
    Exmouth, UK42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fabulous tour and not to be missed. We learned so much from the lovely Christina our tour guide. Tour - archaeologist lead the tour of Akrotiri the ancient city, €12 euro entry not included in price but well worth it. Emporio traditional village, lunch at Aquarius/swim at Perissa beach, breathtaking views up 567m mountain, wine tasting - fabulous setup. Last stop was at Oia about 6:15pm, pickup 8:30pm. Had enough time to explore and see castle of Oia and sunset.

    What made the day so special was the tour guide Christina. Everyone thought she was fantastic. People on the bus all friendly too and had a great time together.

    Tips: Pick a good day for this to see the sunset at Oia. Bring a jumper for cold evenings.
    Many people had visited the museum of Prehistoric Thera before the tour and this helped with the Akrotiri visit as many of the artefacts from it are there.
    I wished I had done the museum on the first day and then the tour on the 2nd day. Gives you a good feel for the island.

    All in all excellent value for money and would recommend this to anyone travelling to Santorini. We saw so much.
    Written May 2, 2022
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    Taina C
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    This provider does not pick you up at your hotel (despite it being offered in the description) and is not responsive to emails or messaging. I tried several times to change the location and then confirm coordinates to where we would meet for the tour but did not receive an answer. The worst part is if you call NST directly all prompts are in Greek, there is not an option for another language. The van was not at the location sent and after paying for the trip and an additional 80 Euro to get to the "meeting point" and back to my hotel I did not receive a tour.

    I was able to experience 2 other tours and highly recommend ViSta Yachting and Kamari Tour as alternate operators.
    Written July 18, 2022
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    ColinC5362
    Donaghadee, UK133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From start to finish this was an excellent full day tour our guide Janus was fabulous he really made the trip and his knowledge of the island exceptional all the more so when he is not a Santorinian. Knikos the driver was a first class navigating some really tight roads. I would thoroughly recommend this tour if it was the only thing to do when on the island this should be it. The culmination of the trip is the sunset in Oia the guide does not accompany you on this part but he does give full instructions. There are plenty of places to see the sunset you don’t need to go to the Castle it quite a club through the labyrinth of tiny streets and a/ you don’t have time to get lost and b/ you will be well earned about the gangs of pick pockets who swarm that area..
    Written September 2, 2023
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    John M
    Lurgan, UK2,251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did this tour yesterday and it was a very good experience for us to visit the different places across the island. We started with a visit to akrotiri and the prehistoric ruins of the city that was destroyed by the volcano and our guide was very informative of the history of the island. We then visited the Castilli of Emporio and the churches in the town which were interesting to see. We spent our time in Perrissa on the black beach while we stopped for lunch at one of the many fish restaurants in the town. After lunch it was time to visit the highest point of the island at the monastery of St Illias where we took in the breathtaking views of Santorini where we could see the whole island. We left the monastery and headed down to the Secret Earth winery for a tasting of the local wines and then finished the tour in Oia to watch the sunset. I would highly recommend this tour as a way of seeing some great places in Santorini.
    Written October 10, 2023
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    Dear Guest, Thank for your amazing review. For you to say ''I would highly recommend this tour'' makes our day! We hope to see you again in the near future! Regards, Victor Karagiannis Tour Coordinator, Nst travel agency
    Written December 4, 2023
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    Vineet R
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Santorini in a day is a great way to get acclimated to all things the city has to offer. And NSTravels made it easy for us on that front. Our driver Nikos is very skilled navigating the hilly terrain and our guide, Giannis gave us the backstory of the places we visited, in addition to some great restaurant options. The day ended in Oia with some of the greatest pictures you could take along with an unbelievable sunset. The fact that we got picked up from near our hotel made it easy for our transportation. Definitely recommended!
    Written June 25, 2023
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