Best of Santorini

  • Port

    Thira (Santorini), Greece

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 6½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

From Athinios it is a 25-minute drive to Profitis Ilias Mountain -- the highest point of Santorini towering 2,000 feet above the sea and offering splendid panoramic views of the island.

In the picturesque village of Oia, you will have some free time to wander along the narrow cobblestone lanes, encountering whitewashed buildings, cafés, and shops with beautiful arts, crafts and souvenirs. Your next stop is a local winery, where you will learn that the rich volcanic soil of Santorini produces unique wines, some of which you will have the opportunity to taste.

You will then head to the Panagia Episkopi Church, the oldest Byzantine church on the island, dating back to the 11th century. Pirates, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and fire have yet to breach its walls.

Finally, you will drive to Kamari -- a coastal village with a black sand beach. Here, enjoy a traditional lunch (or dinner for afternoon tours) at the quaint village of Pyrgos, before heading back to Fira Town, where you are free to spend some time exploring on your own or return to the ship.

Notes:

Expect crowding and long lines at the cable car station.