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Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day

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Fira, Greece
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Explore beautiful Santorini the way you wish on this private tour. Traveling by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, make the most of the custom itinerary and let your guide know what you want to see and do. Perhaps visit highlights such as the village of Oia, famous for its stupendous sunsets; the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri, a traditional winery, or simply relax on a black sand beach. Choose from a half- or full-day tour and ssk your guide for insider tips on off-the-beaten-track gems.
  • Enjoy a half- or full-day tour of Santorini with a private driver-guide
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip
  • See top Santorini attractions such as the archaeological relics at Akrotiri and the town of Oia
  • Visit highlights such as the traditional village of Pyrgos, a traditional winery, or a black sand beach
  • Gain insider knowledge about Santorini's hidden gems
  • Let the private driver-guide arrange the logistics and scheduling details

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Along with a customized itinerary, this private tour offers the choice of a half or full day of sightseeing.
Meet your private driver-guide at your Santorini hotel or Santorini cruise port, hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your custom tour of the island. Your tour includes all transport, with all meals and entrance fees at your own expense.

Before you head anywhere, chat to your friendly guide about the sights you want to see and visit during your tour. As your tour is private, the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests and preferences.

Perhaps start with a visit to one of Santorini’s must-sees: the timeworn excavated ruins at Akrotiri. Here, stroll around the remnants of the Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was buried, and preserved by, volcanic ash as a result of a major eruption in the second millennium BC.

You may also want to relax on one of Santorini’s black sand beaches or delve into its picture-postcard villages, such as Pyrgos and Oia—the latter known for its spectacular sunsets. Then, maybe finish with a visit to a traditional winery to taste or purchase (own expense) some of Santorini’s fresh and distinctive wines. The island's winemaking history stretches back more than 4,000 years and its varietals are renowned for their crispness and high acidity.

Alternatively, ask your guide for their inside take on what to see and do, and perhaps discover some of the experiences and places that other visitors never get to witness. 

See the Itinerary for examples of the different activities and attractions you can enjoy during your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Oia's Main Street
Visit the charming town of Oia, nestled in the hillsides.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Three Bells of Fira
Photo Stop at the Blue Dome Church in the artisan neighborhood of "Firostefani".
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Enjoy scenic views of Mt. Prophet Elias, the highest peak of the island, above Pyrgos village.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Relax at the Black sand beach of Perissa
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Art Space
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting session at the Art Space winery, be introduced to 4 different styles of local Santorini wine.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lighthouse
Enjoy a ride until the Venetian lighthouse, on the south corner of the island and discover the edge of Santorini.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was a little pricey but worth it to not sit on a large bus with 100 other people." See review
  • "Santorini is very crowded, especially Oia, which should be avoided (at least during cruise season)." See review

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Great guide
Amitava_B
, Mar 2020
Gabriel was a great guide. He has lived on the island for a long time. Knew all the cultural and historical details. Very enthusiastic. Enjoyed the tour of the wine museum and the evening views of Oia. Unfortunately missed the Akhritori site because it was shut down due to the coronavirus scare.
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Amazing shore excursion with Doris
tracesg9
, Nov 2019
This company was very responsive from before I even booked the tour, and on the day of tour the lovely Doris met us and gave us a very enjoyable tour of the island, including lots of little snippets of interesting information and local perspective, which we appreciated. She also showed us less touristy spots which were very beautiful and not as crowded. We highly recommend this tour company. Dimitris was kind and helpful everytime I spoke to him about our tour. Within 5 hours, Doris had us cover all the parts that we wanted to see and more at an enjoyable pace, and back to our cruise ship in good time. Highly recommend and thank you for the great time.
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Birthday bash in Santorini
patti697
, Nov 2019
Our tour-guide picked us up from our hotel right on time. Very friendly guy and lots of information provided on all the sites that we visited.
star-5
Great guide and saw a lot!
Sightseer302984
, Oct 2019
Really glad we did this excursion. Had a great informative guide who was flexible enough to let us see things we wanted but also he added more places . Sunset in Oia is spectacular!
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Best tour ever
jungemaryann
, Oct 2019
I would highly recommend George! He was the best guide we’ve ever had! We basically told him what we wanted to see and he laid out the whole trip. He is extremely knowledgeable and the best part was when he gave us some of the history of the islands and how Santorini came to be. If you want a trip you will remember, take this tour with George!
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You won't see much of Santorini without a tour
patcimek
, Sep 2019
Our guide, Apostolos, was a fantastic host- he knew much of the history of the area, including the geological history through the ages. We covered a huge part of the area and had just the right mix of self time vs tour time- AAA+ rating
star-5
Best way to do Santorini
Lauraannethompson
, Sep 2019
We worked with Panos via Black Pearl Tours who was wonderful! The top rated tour companies (like his) all work together via text to inform drivers of what areas are busy and what areas aren't so that we get the best experience-- aka so we don't sit in traffic or are in a busy area and can't really enjoy/take photos- Santorini is VERY busy (usually 3 cruise ships are there at one time and everyone is going to the same spots). The thing we liked the most is he would walk us through a spot (example Oia) and would point out shops/buildings that were unique (which we would miss or wouldn't have known about if we wondered by ourselves) and then would give us time to go back and shop or do whatever we'd like He gave us such rich information and such a real feel of the culture- one of the best tours we have booked!
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Incredible!
Kathleen G
, Sep 2019
Our guide Ted was very knowledgeable and personable. He listened to what we said we'd like to do and gave us a fabulous tour and a great time. Highly recommend.
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Outstanding 1/2 Day Tour
Pioneer697238
, Sep 2019
Dimitri was so friendly and accommodating. When he asked if there were any specific requests for the day we told him we trusted his expert knowledge of the island and he did not disappoint. The day was a pleasant mix of driving and walking. Several times he went to retrieve the van to pick us up when finished in a specific area as one of our friends has issues walking long distances. It was a very informative tour with opportunities for a bit of free time here and there to explore. Very relaxed and interesting afternoon topped off with a sunset view at the abbey.
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Our Santorini Tour In A Day
Christopher C
, Sep 2019
We loved our guide, Stephano! He was so informative. His enthusiasm for his island was catchy. He showed us everything and took us to all the breathtaking spots to take pictures. His knowledge of the history of the island was incredible. We had a wonderful day! He even took us to one of the oldest wineries on the island for a wine tasting. I would give this tour my highest recommendation!

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