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The walk through the excavation site of Akrotiri and through the traditional village of Megalochori were the highlights of this trip. We were already staying in Oia so the visit there was not new however, if you are not staying in Oia, you have to see the village. It is built into the side of the cliffs and is a maze of cobblestone walkways. Lots of climbing of steps, but the sunset view is awesome.
First things first, booking was easy. Communication was timely and precise. Pick-up location was easy to find. The tour started on time. Giorgina the tour guide was very knowledgeable, informative funny and have plenty of stories about the history of Santorini. There was plenty of time for sightseeing as well as free time on your won. We enjoyed our tour. This is highly recommended to everyone who is visiting Santorini.
Would recommend this tour. Our guide, Katarina was great, funny and knew her facts about the island and the sights we visited. The itinerary was slightly different from what was advertised but we enjoyed it just the same.
A good trip with a good guide.
The tour guide was amazing! She was able to help everyone with questions of the island. Great wine tour and ending it at Oia which was great for pictures. Loved that this tour picks you up and drops you off at your hotel, made it a lot easier for us. Overall, a def must tour to do.
our tour guide was wonderfully knowledgeable, engaging and interactive. well done. the tour was amazing and appropriately paced for all ages. be sure to visit the ancient city of Akrotiri when you go to Santorini, a must see!!!! loved Oia as a place to stay as well as visit for a few hours.
we were very lucky to be on this tour with the amazing tour guide, unfortunately that was supposed to be her last day with the tour company. She was incredibly funny, and detailed in her guide.
Absolutely enjoyed the tour, the more I learned about Santorini the more I Was in love with it.
Being at the highest point of the island is a unique experience. Visiting the prehistoric town of Akrotiri is a privilege and educational experience. The view from Santo Wines Winery is also stunning. Oia is the most picturesque part of Santorini Island and a must-see the sunset view from Oia is truly breathtaking. It can get chilly when the sun goes down, so always bring a jacket or sweater along.
Great guide. Very knowledgeable. Tour hits all the top spots and provides a great feel for the island.
My daughter and I had a fantastic tour of Santorini. Our driver was very well-informed on the island, made stops where he thought we would most enjoy ourselves and helped design the perfect tour for our needs/wants.
Tracy T USA
Great tour. Katarina, the tour guide was EXCELLENT. Probably one of the best Ive had. The Driver was also really nice and helpful. It didn't feel like a guided tour like so many of them can. Very easy breezy and fun.
We loved this tour as it gave you a great insight of Santorini from history old villages present and sunsetting in Oia . Thou we were in Thira and you can see it there also. Long day but a good one
Excellent tour very enjoyable ...weat good ahoes as volcano walk is a long walk on loose stones ..rake water. The hot springs don and #39;t take good bathers as the water is brown orange colour they will be stained
The tour included a hour visit to the ancient archeology site Akrotiri which we enjoyed tremendously and ended at Kia for the sunset, which was gorgeous. We had a good long lunch break at the black sand beach. The other stops were get out and take photos only, which were of less interest to us.
It was a good trip in regards to volcano trip and overall great experience, only downfall was overfilled boat which made it uncomfortable on the boat
and it was overcrowded when trying to see the sunset
i wont complain and it was a good experience
Unfortunately I should have paid more attention to the reviews for this trip before booking it.
There was an air of disorganization from the start when I went to the local bus stop to be collected and the guide seemed reluctant to honour my voucher. After a call to the centre, I was allowed onto the bus and we set off. There was a vehicle change in the captial but this was not explained very clearly and we were just herded off one bus and made to stand on the sidewalk for about 10minutes before the other bus arrived.
Upon arriving at the port, we were split by language onto the boats- again there was a very herd-like feel to this- and then we set sail for the volcano. There were perhaps 100 people on the boat some even had to stand all day and it didn't have the relaxed atmosphere that I've come to know from viator trips. The size of the group also made it difficult to hear the guide and pick up interesting facts about the stops.
All of the stops were worth it- the volcano is very hot but interesting, the thermal springs are beautiful and Thirassia is stunning!
I had paid for the trip to Oia but changed my mind because it was an extremely hot day, I was quite dusty and tired, and knew that there would not be enough to fill the almost 5hours between the drop-off and the sunset. It is really a shame that the Oia part of the tour isn't guided because if you haven't been there before, the instructions from the guides on where to see the sunset/meet the bus mean absolutely nothing and are likely to be forgotten at the required hour.
Our guide was very accommodating of me opting out of the Oia part and ensured that I had transportation back to my starting point once we were on land again.
Overall I'm glad that I did the tour, but was let down by the 'mass' and somewhat rushed feel of it. I don't recommend buying the Oia option as it's self-guided and you can have more control of the experience and the cost by taking the local bus.
Awesome time, beautiful places and very helpful staff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Constantina was an amazing tour guide. She made us feel like family. Santorini was the highlight of our vacation thanks to her. I would highly recommend Viator and ask for Constantina. You will not be disappointed.
Our tour guide for the Oia Sunset and Traditional villages tour was Katy and she was the best guide I think I've ever experienced. She could answer questions from wine making to plants, agriculture, Greek history, religion and on and on and on and had such interesting stories about everything. We saw SO much in one day. Archaeological site, vineyard, lunch at the black beach, traditional village, and of course sunset at Oia. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the island of Santorini.
On this tour, we went to Akrotiri, Perissa beach, Profiti Ilia, Megalochori, Santos Winery and Oia. The actual tour is different than what the description says and honestly, what you get is even better! We started with a pick up from our hotel and going straight to Akrotiri. The ancient town is a wonderful way to learn about the history of Santorini. We then had lunch at Perissa beach at a great restaurant and had time to walk around. We then went through some villages and specifically stopped at Megalochori. The tour then took you up to the highest point in Santorini and we were able to take pictures. Before taking us to Oia for the sunset, we headed to Santos Winery and were able to sample some wines and enjoy a great view. Overall, a wonderful tour and great way to see the island.
The guide was really good and the car was out of the world
Great tour .. Really gave you a good perspective of the islands . A very long day though.... They really Oshawa the excursions once in the Åland but they were not worth the extra money ... Something extra to do but not vert good and more money
Santorini is a beautiful island but with 4 cruise ships in port on the same day, it was overwhelmingly crowded. We started our tour in Fira and took the cable car to the top of the cliff to reach the town. Our tour guide met us at the bottom and we rode up to meet the driver. It was early in the morning and our first stop was Mt. Profitis Ilias, the highest point and the location of a monastery. As we are driving for about 30 minutes, there was a lot of fog and once we reached the top, we could see nothing! The tour guide also told us that she had never been to the monastery when it was open so she wasn't sure we could get in. She should have told us this and offered another alternative than going to some spot with fog and nowhere to go! That was very disappointing. We would have preferred to spend the time in beautiful Oia. Oia was the highlight of the tour but it was very crowded due to the number of ships in port. The trip was also scheduled to last 4.5 hours but she took us back to Fira after 3 hours. She seemed to be in a hurry to leave us! Once in Fira, we had a wonderful lunch on our own overlooking the water and left to catch the cable car around 2 pm. The line was probably at least 2 hours so we walked down the donkey trail to catch the tender boat at the bottom. That was horrible! The smell and the number of donkeys was unbearable. The trail is also uneven and difficult to navigate, trying to avoid donkeys and their deposits along the route! Santorini is beautiful but these annoyances will probably be what we remember the most!
This was just a brilliant way to see a lot on the island! The tour took us to brilliant places and there was a wine tasting and great view. The sunset at Oia was just terrific, though the guide a different one from the rest of the day kind of just ran us there and dropped us. But we adjusted and enjoyed the sites! It was a really fabulous day--highly recommended!
The tour was great because it provided a history of the island and had a good sampling of traditional villages, viewpoints of the island, and provided hotel pickup and dropoff. However I paid double to Viatar for booking the tour than what local offices charged!
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