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Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations provided by Santorini Road Trips

Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations

Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Santorini boasts a rich history and traditional villages that can be difficult to explore without a rental car. Delve into its past and southern villages with ease on this private tour, with a guide to share their stories and secrets. Explore Pyrgos, Megalochori, and Emporio; tour Akrotiri’s Minoan ruins, and enjoy food and wine tastings. A choice of departures, plus hotel and port pickup and drop-off, make everything extra convenient.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore Santorini’s ancient history and villages on a private tour
Discover hidden gems many miss, without transport fuss and with a guide
See Akrotiri’s ruins, visit old villages, and taste food and wine at a farm
Choice of departures and hotel or port pickup and drop-off for convenience
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69212P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Homemade wine tasting accompanied by handmade organic products • Experienced local driver/guide • Private transportation by air-conditioned & deluxe van • Maps & live commentary • Free admission to Akrotiri Archaeological Site • Hotel Pick up & Drop off • Entry/Admission - Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Exclusions
Cable car tickets (6 EUR per person, per ride) for cruise ship travelers
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
-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.
Airports:
Santorini Airport, Greece
Ports:
Athinios Ferry Port, Órmos Athiniós, Greece
Τελεφερίκ Σαντορίνης - Άνω σταθμός, Ipapantis 10, Thira 847 00, Greece
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Bottled water • Homemade wine tasting accompanied by handmade organic products • Experienced local driver/guide • Private transportation by air-conditioned & deluxe van • Maps & live commentary • Free admission to Akrotiri Archaeological Site • Hotel Pick up & Drop off • Entry/Admission - Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Exclusions
Cable car tickets (6 EUR per person, per ride) for cruise ship travelers
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
-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.
Airports:
Santorini Airport, Greece
Ports:
Athinios Ferry Port, Órmos Athiniós, Greece
Τελεφερίκ Σαντορίνης - Άνω σταθμός, Ipapantis 10, Thira 847 00, Greece
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Additional information
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
Post Covid-19 policy: Vehicles will be sanitized before every service - Alcohol based sanitizer will be in every vehicle - Hand sanitizing after each stop and before each departure - Travelers and guide/driver to wear facemarks and follow all health and safety guidelines - Fresh trash bag will be in every vehicle and waste disposed at the end of each service
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Castelli of Pyrgos
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 2
    Megalochori - Traditional Village
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Castelli of Emporio
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Akrotiri Archaeological Site
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Faros Market
    Stop: 40 minutes
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Adam P
1 contribution
Santorini Road Trips
Sep 2020 • Solo
Can not say enough good things about the tours for Santorini Road Trips. Seamless accommodations and customer service are truly a priority. Panagiota, in particular, was extremely knowledgeable, considerate, and genuinely concerned about making Santorini a truly wonderful experience.
Written September 16, 2020
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GeorgeM5835
Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad and satisfied you had such a great experience through our services. We would like to extend our best wishes and hopefully we will see you again in the future.
Written September 23, 2020
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Frank B
Bayreuth, Germany3 contributions
Highly Recommend
Sep 2020 • Solo
Our guide was very knowledgeable and very accommodating. We were able to add & subtract stops on the tour based on our needs & prior experiences. When the stairs going up to various sites were pretty extreme, she was very patient with us. In the end, we saw everything & even had time for wine & cheese along the way! We highly recommend this tour.
Written September 7, 2020
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GeorgeM5835
Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for posting this fantastic review. We are really satisfied that we were helpful to you and would like to wish you the best of health and happiness.
Written September 23, 2020
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Tufy
pacific northwest668 contributions
Thank you Michael!
Oct 2019
Thank you Michael for a great tour this past Friday! You know your stuff and were super helpful with local advice too. You and made it all very enjoyable.
Thanks again!
Wendy
Written October 19, 2019
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dewjr
East Windsor, NJ43 contributions
Highly Recommend
Sep 2019
We had a fantastic tour of some the less visited sites in Santorini with Nik. He was extremely knowledgeable, and very personable. We particularly loved the stop at Faros Market for a tour of the winery and some very tasty treats and wine pairings (and freshly picked figs), and the sunset from a private spot on the cliffs overlooking the entire Santoini coast.
Written September 25, 2019
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Laureen R
Florida Keys, Florida11 contributions
Recommend
Very much enjoyed the tour and my guide, Dimitris, was wonderful. Nice to get away from the crowds in Oia and see the beauty of Santorini villages, learn some history and have a knowledgeable local to answer my questions in English. Appreciated ending day at Faros farm for wine and food tasting with sun set. Recommend especially for solo travelers and like myself did not want to rent a car.
Written September 18, 2019
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Christopher M
London, UK122 contributions
Excellent tour of central and souther Santorini
Sep 2019
We took a half-day tour after arriving in Santorini the prior evening. Not only did we get an excellent introduction to the island and many of it's top sites, but we also got an amazing series of photos taken of us by our guide. Thanks so much for the great day.
Written September 7, 2019
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Timc4ev
Jersey City, NJ8 contributions
Part Hidden History, Part Photoshoot, Overall Amazing
Aug 2019
My wife and I booked a cultural sightseeing tour with Santorini Road Trips and it was the best tour we went on during our entire Greece trip. It was better than our sunset cruise and even a historical tour we went on in Athens.

The tour guide, Nikolaos, was friendly, knowledgeable, and showed a passion for his job that was refreshing and really kept us engaged.

He took pictures of us at these great picture taking locations which turned out to be the best pictures we have from our trip. I really can't recommend the tour and the tour guide enough. He showed us various places in Santorini that seemed only populated by locals as well as explained unique things like the production of wine in Santorini. He also seemed flexible with the sites and made sure we knew where we were heading and the time at each destination. We were vegetarian and the evening snack seemed just catered to us. I highly suggest you book a trip and ask for Nikolaos!
Written August 21, 2019
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Louise W
Somerset, UK24 contributions
Excellent memory making day.
Aug 2019 • Couples
I decided to book this trip so we could get a flavour of Santorini.
We are staying at Oia, which is beautiful; but I wanted us to see other places too. We also did not want the hassle of working out bus timetables or hiring a car.
We were collected from our hotel by Petros. He made our day! A polite interesting guide; only too happy to make our day perfect.
My husband ( who knew nothing of the tour prior to us going), was delighted with the whole experience. Definitely worth booking.
Thanks again to Petros; what a wonderful young man.
Written August 15, 2019
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Jeff G.
New York City, NY19 contributions
Excellent tour of Venetian/Minoan Santorini
Jun 2019 • Couples
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very good, and had a lot to say about the history and cultural aspects of the castles and other places we visited. It was cool to see the remnants of Venetian influence on the island, and get away from the busy, touristy city centers a bit. Although it was self-guided, it was nice that time was made to see Akrotiri. It is worth seeing, and can be done relatively quickly (under an hour). Stopping at a local winery was an enjoyable way to end the tour. While the wine wasn't our favorite compared to some others we tried on Santorini, the pickled watermelon and other snacks were excellent, and the family who owned the winery was extremely generous.
Written July 18, 2019
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MSUSpartan92
Raleigh, NC9 contributions
Experience the uncrowded sights of Santorini
Jun 2019 • Family
Our family of seven had a great experience on the tour. Nikolas was our driver and guide. He did a wonderful job and was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and answered all of our questions about them as well as life on Santorini.

We visited Megalochori, Emporio, Pyrgos and Akrotiri. It was strenuous at times to walk up steps to the old Venetian castles, but well worth it for the history and views from the top. The cave house was a highlight too.

The Akrotiri ruins were amazing, and I would recommend paying the additional charge for a guided tour. There isn't much posted inside to read and Nikolas wasn't licensed to give a guided tour.

Our last stop was a local winery where we tasted their wines and had delicious snacks. Maria showed us where the grapes get stomped and the wine cellar where the barrels were housed.

It was about a 5 hour tour, and we really enjoyed it.
Written June 30, 2019
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Janet-D-C
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Excellent Santorini private day tour!
The best private day tour in Santorini! Our guide, Dimitris was absolutely amazing, very accommodating, knowledgea
Dimpenator
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Absolute best private tour and tour guide !
Can’t say enough about Santorini Tours and Panagiota, she was the best guide I have had in my years of travel. She
mfgoldin
mfgoldin
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Wonderful day with Dimitris
We spent a WONDERFUL day with Dimitris in Santorini. He was very knowledgeable, accommodating, kept us entertained
marievi_x
marievi_x
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A must experience in Santorini!
Everything about our tour was amazing! The hosts were extremely friendly and polite, and took us anywhere we wanted
T1052HHalexs
T1052HHalexs
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Fantastic Santorini Wine Tour! Highly educational with stunning vineyards and tastings
Fantastic private tour of 3 of Santorini’s wine makers. A thoughtful and well rounded private tour that gives one a
DawnaPi
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Santorini with Panagiota/ Santorini Road Trips
Our day seeing Santorini with Panagiota was the BEST! She made everything easy and comfortable but covered entire i
edgard648
edgard648
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PERFECT TOUR BY SANTORINI ROAD TRIPS - ASK FOR MICHAEL (SIX STARS!)
My wife and I chose this tour as part of a special honeymoon memory in Santorini and Michael more than exceeded our
hammerhead123
hammerhead123
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Best Tour!
This tour was absolutely incredible! Our guide, Panagiota, and driver, Dimitrius, were so incredibly helpful and to
kristinayurikodavis
kristinayurikodavis
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Best Tour!
My husband and I visited Santorini for our honeymoon and we had one of the best experience with our driver/guide Mi
Nana4sure
Nana4sure
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First time in Santorini
Having Mike as a private driver and guide was a wonderful experience. He knew all the right picturesque spots and a
evelcc
evelcc
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Best way to see Santorini
This experience was amazing and allowed us to see everything we wished to see in Santorini. Our driver, Mike, was t
Nsheridan20
Nsheridan20
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Incredible tour - like we were locals
Machalis was incredible! Took us to all the less touristy spots including an amazing winery. Recommend it for anyon
cmacbean1
cmacbean1
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Best Tour Group in Santorini!!!
We used Santorini Road Trips for both our tours and transfers on the island. They were fantastic and could not h
_cynthia_pl
_cynthia_pl
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Amazing experience!!!
We did an amazing road trip to the less touristy side of Santorini. The tour was so comfortable, in a luxurious, ai
P1731NKdavidg
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Michael is the best
Michael was amazing. He was friendly, kind and very knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time. If I ever go back to Sa
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