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Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

  • A personalized, half-day tour of Santorini's history and highlights
  • See the famous cliff dwellings of Oia and visit a working orthodox monastery
  • Taste Santorini wine and learn about island viticulture at a family winery
Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
From US$76.18
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Specially designed for first-time visitors, this Santorini tour offers a customized intro history and culture. See the photogenic clifftop houses of Oia village, swim at a black sand beach, visit a mountain monastery, and taste volcanic wine. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions, and hotel pickup and drop-off make for a hassle-free experience.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at your Santorini accommodation and head first to a clifftop lookout point for incredible views into the sunken caldera, where are you'll learn about the island’s volcanic formation. See the much-photographed whitewashed houses, castle, and cave dwellings of Oia village before ascending the island’s highest mountain to the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Listen to the chanting of monks and sample their handmade products at this Greek Orthodox temple.

Continue to a volcanic black sand beach for a stroll or swim, and then taste some of the wine produced in Santorini’s mineral-rich soil at a family winery. Learn about the challenges and benefits of making wine on the island while enjoying views of terraced vineyards built into the cliffs. Throughout the day, enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide.
Reviews (62)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Markos is the Bomb!

We were in a group of six friends from the US spending two days of tours with the amazing guide, Markos. He was so knowledgeable and accommodating to our interests. We instantly struck up a friendship and thoroughly enjoyed his personality and passion. We have...More

Thank Bucky J
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bravo Markos! Thank you for taking your time to leave this great review! I certainly agree with you on Markos being an "all-star guide." Most all of our guests leave, feeling as though they have made a new friend and most definitely a plethora of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Private Tour Of Santorini with the Experts!

My daughter and I booked a custom private tour with Santorini Experts and had a wonderful time. We visited the the famous blue dome church in Firostefani, toured the capital Fira and Imerovigli and went on to Pyrgos the old capital of Santorini. we visited...More

Thank JulieHummelstown
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for taking your time to write this wonderful and thorough review! We're so glad you had such a wonderful time and that everything was professional and timely. It seems that you saw most of the island and some extras that had to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best Tour Ever

We arrived Santorini port on Royal Caribbean. Markos was awaiting my family. We spent 1/2 a day with him. He is the nicest, friendliest tour guide we have ever met. He was so excited with his job and told us all about himself and his...More

2  Thank Seth P
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and 100% recommendation. We're thrilled that you refer to us as the "best tour ever!" We certainly love our island and our jobs of showing it off to our guests. We hope you all find yourselves coming...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Loved our tour!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! Booking this tour was one of the best decisions we made while in Greece! Marco, our tour guide, was professional, polite, extremely knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and perfect in every way. We were thrilled that he was able to connect with...More

3  Thank JDS72
Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Joe, Eleni, Marco and Marianna, We're beyond thrilled that we could make your Santorini experience the highlight of your trip! Your kind words really show others how we do things differently than all the other choices a visitor has to see the island. Thank...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile
Bill and Bernie with Marcos.

My wife and I recently stayed in Santorini and we like to experience local culture and get local advice so we booked this tour. We were met on time by Marcos in a very clean cool air conditioned car and it was just the 2...More

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Amber B, Public Relations Manager at Santorini Experts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We love making new friends and showing our guests the authentic parts of our gorgeous island. So glad you had such a great experience. We hope to see you again! Warm regards

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Lavern B
10 October 2018|
Response from Perfumeaddict | Reviewed this property |
You’ve asked me this question not the operator direct. I would have no idea. But the guide we used was amazing!!!
30 September 2018|
Response from Perfumeaddict | Reviewed this property |
You’d be fine. You would take cable car to top. About 5 minute walk to where he parked car. Oia you would need to walk I would say 10 mins to see the famous views from the car park. . Only a few stairs. Our guide was... More
29 August 2018|
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Response from Gareth D | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m sure you will find someone on the crown, once on board ask around. The Crown Princess is a fantastic ship and I’m sure you will enjoy. Have a great holiday.