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Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Santorini Cable Car
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  • 1
    Oia's Main Street
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Firostefani
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Monastery of Profitis Ilias
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Vlychada Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Faros Market
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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You'll end at
Santorini Cable Car
Thera 847 00, GreeceWe will meet at the exit of the cable car station in Fira holding a sign with your name on it.
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Private guide and transport for a customized 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. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Santorini Cable Car, Thera 847 00, Greece
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting on a local farm (homemade from barefoot stomped grapes)
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Frank B wrote a review 6 Sep
Bayreuth, Germany3 contributions
Markos was very friendly, very knowledgeable. He showed us the main attractions. He allsoblet us choose stops & activities to personalize our tour. We highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We think this is what a private tour should be: personalized and customizable. We hope to see you again in future travels.
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Mike R wrote a review May 2020
Louisville, Kentucky9 contributions1 helpful vote
Markos did a wonderful job introducing me to Santorini. He was a great vitural guide. It was alot of fun. I would recommend his expertise.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
Responded 14 May 2020
Thank you very much for these nice words, it very important to us that our new virtual experiences bring information and fun into your homes.
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Rachel wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions1 helpful vote
So glad we booked this tour prior to our trip, it was so much easier understand Santorini’s history with our private tour guide, Sabine! She was very punctual in meeting us and was such a fantastic tour guide. We enjoyed our tour a lot and got to know more of Santorini, thanks
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Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience, it was our pleasure to show you our beautiful island. The fact you liked the tour and the island proves that it is also worth during the winter months. We wish you all the best
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Ashevilleguy7777 wrote a review Dec 2019
Asheville, North Carolina75 contributions39 helpful votes
Excellent tour. Guide was very good. The island was beautiful. Off season so not inundated with tourists. As we were the last cruise ship of the season, tenders gave us a send off with fireworks.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write about your private tour in Santorini, we are happy you had such a nice experience. We wish you a happy new year and all the best.
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jjbjjb wrote a review Nov 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana20 contributions10 helpful votes
Our Tour was conducted by Sabina who picked us up and took us on an unhurried tour of the island. She was very knowledgeable and we went to several places and did a walking tour of Pyrgos. Since we were staying in Oia,she left that part to our exploration and took us further
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from sant0rinie, Owner at Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
Responded 23 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to write these beautiful words. We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us in Santorini.
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Excellent experience
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Amazing Experience
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Beautiful trip & Awesome staff !
We booked this trip through our hostel Caveland. Everything was perfect, the staff really made you feel so welcomed
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Outstanding service
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wonderful experience
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Excellent totally made our trip memorable can’t thank you enough
Totally recommend we had a brilliant time and food was outstanding, 5 stars from us keep up the great work
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Amazing time
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Trust the Experts!!!!
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5 star trip Highly recommended
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Best day of our holiday
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Sailing surrounded by the beauty of Santorini
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English, German
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