See the best of Santorini in 6 hours : Explore the Akrotiri Excavations with a guided tour, admire the panoramic views from Oia village, walk in Fira town - the capital of the Island
Oia, the charming village of Santorini and Akrotiri, the best preserved prehistoric settlement in Greece come together with Fira, islands capital, in this interesting shore excursion package.
Enjoy a short trip by local boat, to Athenios harbour. Board your motorcoach and proceed to the archeological site of Akrotiri. Often compared to Pompeii, Akrotiri boasts a much earlier age and preserves amazing ruins dating back to the second millennium BC. Walk through the well kept passage way in the excavated area and marvel at the beautiful pottery, the two and three story houses, which were once decorated with renowned wallpaintings, the staircases and a great variety of rooms, roads and squares of a city 3,500 years old!
Return to your motorcoach and continue on through the beautiful countryside to Oia village. Built on the northern part of the caldera rim, it is here where many artists have been inspired due to its magnificent location, as you will see for yourself, with its most superb views of the caldera, the rest of the island itself and Aegean Sea. A guided tour combined with free time will be offered.
After Oia drive to Fira town. Fira is an attractive town perched on the Caldera rim where the land slopes gently in one direction and falls steeply in to the sea in the other. There you will have the choice either to enjoy the town at leisure or perhaps return directly to your ship by the spectacular cable car. All tickets for cable car will be delivered by your guide, in advance.
- Transportation by a luxury vehicle (taxi or mini van)
- Professional English speaking guide
- Cable car tickets (8.00 € per person)
- All taxes
- Food & drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tip to guide and driver
215,- EUR per person
Price may change depending the period of the year and number of passengers.
The price given is per person for a party of minimum 4 adults. For other group sizes, please contact us. This private tour is organized every day of the year except on Mondays and Greece official holidays. The meeting place with the tour guide is a the exit of the cable car line atop the old harbor. Transportation is by Deluxe Mercedes Taxi for 1 to 3 pax, and Deluxe Mini Bus for 4 to 14 pax. You may choose a language between English or Italian or French. For other languages extra fees may apply. For Sunday a supplement of 150 € apply (total for the party)
Both in Turkey and Greece, winters may be cold and summers hot. On the other hand, you will most probably be visiting archaeological sites with more or less walking difficulties. Hence an adapted outfit is recommended :
Do not forget !
Visiting archaeological site may require good physical conditions and access to people with reduced mobility is not always possible. During visits and stops, the buses will be locked and under the supervision of the driver. Hence, if you wish, you can leave some personal belongings in the bus yet at your own responsibility. If not done at subscription, inform your tour guide as soon as you get on the coach about your specific food requirements so that the restaurant booked for lunch can be informed accordingly in due time.