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Santorini Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

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One of the region’s most popular holiday destinations, Santorini epitomizes the Greek Island beauty of blue-domed white churches, gravity-defying cliff-top villages and stunning sunsets. Explore the island’s towns and beaches, discover ancient sites from Greek mythology, and venture offshore to the surrounding islands.

Day 1: Getting Oriented in Santorini


Your first stop in Santorini will most likely be Fira, the island’s main town. Catch up on Cyclades culture at Fira’s folklore museum, or browse the string of goldsmiths’ shops lining the lagoon’s picturesque rim.

Then follow the path north to Oia, a leisurely few hours’ cliff-top walk, and explore the village backstreets. Stay on to catch one of Oia’s legendary sunsets before heading back to Fira for a night of wining, dining and partying in the town’s clutch of tavernas, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Day 2: Exploring Santorini: Ruins and Volcanoes


Currently the ruins and relics of Ancient Akrotiri are best observed in Fira’s Museum of Prehistoric Thira, as the site is undergoing restoration. The museum has a captivating collection of frescos and artifacts unearthed from the site, conveying a sense of how life was lived several millennia ago.

For a real hands-on site experience, visit Ancient Thira’s mix of Greek, Roman and Byzantine ruins. Then gaze out over the lagoon to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni, similar to the volcano that destroyed these ancient cities so many centuries ago.

Day 3: Santorini Day Trips

Choose your day trip destination to suit your mood. Will it be a lazy day at Kamari Beach, soaking up the sun, snacking at beach bars and diving into the sea for a snorkel? Or will it be a short sail to the island of Thirassia, to indulge in a long leisurely lunch at a local taverna? A more active and extended day trip takes you to the island of Ios, to explore the main town, Hora, and the island’s beaches, inland villages and Bronze Age ruins.

Tours & Tickets

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Santorini Volcano Cruise Including Hot Springs, Thirasia and Optional Oia Sunset

3 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Cruise around Santorini to Nea Kameni volcano and the nearby island of Thirasia on a 7-hour excursion! After ogling the Greek island vistas from the water, ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 7-9 hours

From USD $79.06

Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit and Wine Tasting

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Cruise around Santorini to a winery, enjoy free time at Nea Kameni volcano, languish in the hot springs, and watch the sun fade over the island on a sunset ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.41

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Caldera, Traditional Winery and Oia Village Tour

See the highlights of Santorini on an 5 hours shore excursion, and explore the island from its half-submerged volcanic caldera to the summit of its highest ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.88

Ancient Akrotiri and Santorini Wineries Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Venture around the ancient ruins of Akrotiri on a walking tour, and then spend the afternoon sipping crisp Santorini wine during visits to three island ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.71

Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

Take a break from Santorini’s beaches and discover Minoan excavations, the island’s ancient capital and the famous Oia sunset on a full-day tour! With a ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.85

Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Sip your way around Santorini on a 4-hour wine tour of the island, visiting three traditional wineries! While savoring up to 12 different varietals made from ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.24

Santorini Helicopter Flight

Hit new heights on a private Santorini helicopter flight and enjoy incredible aerial views of the stunning Greek island! Ogle sights such as Santorini’s ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $329.42

Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

Discover the crisp volcanic wine of Santorini and learn how to cook melt-in-the-mouth Greek dishes on a 5-hour food and wine tour of the island! With a ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.71

Private Tour: Santorini Wine Tasting Tour Including Greek Meal

Combine a Santorini wine tour with a meal at a beachfront restaurant on a 4-hour private tour! After visiting a volcanic winery and a family-run wine cellar ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.74

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Leave your cruise ship at Santorini Port, and sip your way around the island on a private morning or sunset wine tour! The 4-hour shore excursion includes ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.80

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