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See an idyllic Oia sunset from the Kastro  — the Venetian castle ruins atop Santorini. Take a break from Santorini’s beaches as a professional guide whisks you away for the day. You'll discover the archaeological site at Akrotiri (admission at own expense) and learn the significance of these Minoan excavations as you stroll along its main street. Then enjoy free time in Pyrgos and hear about the history of the island’s ancient capital, before watching the sun descend over the Mediterranean Sea.


  • Akrotiri, Pyrgos and Oia full-day tour on the island of Santorini
  • Discover Minoan excavations at the archeological site at Akrotiri with an expert guide
  • Explore the main street of the ancient Akrotiri and learn about the treasures and relics
  • Enjoy free time to explore the scenic village of Pyrgos, once Santorini’s ancient capital
  • Visit the pretty whitewashed village of Oia in the evening and see the sunset from the Kastro of Oia

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What You Can Expect

Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

Visit the village of Pyrgos

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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.

Elvira L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A good trip with a good guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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.

Tracy T USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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.

Casey A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great guide. Very knowledgeable. Tour hits all the top spots and provides a great feel for the island.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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.

Teresa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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.

Doreen E D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

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!

Amanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

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!

Simon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Good value tour with lots of things to see - the guide was very patient and knowledgeable.

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