This tour was great! The tour guide was very informative and gave clear information about how the tour would proceed. And he was very good about taking frequent stops on the walk up to the Acropolis to give us a break (in the shade) and a short history lesson. I would highly recommend this tour.
And like the info says - be sure to wear sturdy shoes. The marble flagstones on the way up to the Acropolis are surprisingly slippery. Be sure to bring water, as there is none for sale once you enter the Acropolis area and you will need it!
Santorini was excellent. I plan to return and stay for a longer period. The hotel selected by Viator was wonderful. However, as noted in previous comments, they ferry trip is very long. Seven hours each way. so 14 hours on a ferry and 22 hours on the island. I wish that I had been informed about this and about the options of upgrading to business class or a private cabin. There seems to be a faster, direct ferry that may be a better option for those with limited time. Also, there was no *tour* of Santorini. We were simply shuttled to our hotel with no commentary. My final comment is in regards to the return to port for ferry pick-up. We were dropped off at the port more than an hour before the ferry arrived. It was hot and there was little shade - leaving little option except to patronize one of the restaurants near the port (who are very aggressive in attracting customers). I suspect that this early drop-off was intentional, in order to provide business for these establishments.
Again, Santorini was excellent. But the transportation aspect and communication could be improved.
It was very convenient to not have to worry about finding transport and navigating a strange city after a long flight. This private transport was a very good start to my trip.
Very nice tour. Excellent accomodations and narration.
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