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Santorini Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2016

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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.

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Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 80 Reviews

Cruise around the postcard-perfect island of Santorini on this 5-hour, luxury catamaran tour. Choose from a daytime or sunset cruise, then take in stunning ...  Read more

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

From USD $163.79
Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day, Santorini, Sailing Trips
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Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day

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See the Santorini of your dreams on this private, 4.5-hour or 8-hour tour with a local driver-guide. Customized entirely to your interests, your itinerary is ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: Between 5 and 8 hours (depending on selected option)

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Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour, Santorini, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

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Sip your way around Santorini on a 4.5-hour island wine tour, visiting three traditional wineries. Savor up to 12 different varietals made from grapes such as ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.27
Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini, Santorini, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

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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! ...  Read more

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

From USD $72.06
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Ancient Akrotiri and Santorini Wineries Tour, Santorini, Day Trips
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Ancient Akrotiri and Santorini Wineries Tour

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Discover the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, sip Santorini wine at three wineries on this 6-hour Santorini tour! Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, learn about ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.87
Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting, Santorini, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

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Discover the crisp wine of Santorini and learn how to cook melt-in-the-mouth Greek dishes on a 6-hour food and wine tour of the island. With a local guide, ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.79
Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit, Santorini, Cooking Classes
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Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit

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

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

From USD $96.09
Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking Trail, Santorini, ... 
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Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking Trail

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Explore Santorini — the 'black pearl of the Aegean' — on this private half-day tour, and uncover the scenic wonders of the southern coast. ...  Read more

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

From USD $81.90
Private Tour: Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks, Santorini, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Tour: Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks

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Cruise around Santorini in style on this private, 5-hour cruise by luxury catamaran. Choose from a daytime or sunset cruise, then laze on deck and soak up the ...  Read more

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

From USD $197.91
Private Tour: Santorini Volcano Trip Including Hot Springs, Santorini, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Santorini Volcano Trip Including Hot Springs

Visit Santorini's Nea Kameni volcano on a day trip and marvel at the views as you gaze from summit to sea! With an expert local guide at your side, travel by ...  Read more

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

From USD $141.05

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