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When your cruise ship docks in Santorini, take a half-day shore excursion and see the sights of the island’s north and south coasts. Travel with a private guide along the famous Fira to Oia route for stunning caldera views, and then stop in Oia: an iconic Greek island village with pretty sugar cube houses. Pass through Pygros village, make a stop at the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, and finish up with a tzatziki sandwich lunch or a wine tasting — with wine as delicious as the views.

Highlights

  • Private half-day Santorini sightseeing shore excursion
  • Travel along the route from Fira to Oia, and enjoy several photo stops
  • Visit Oia, Santorini’s poster-child village with whitewashed houses
  • Pass through Pyrgos village and visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias
  • Enjoy a local lunch or a wine tasting before the tour ends
  • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking Trail

Enjoy breathtaking views

Make your own way from Santorini Port to the village of Fira, where your tour starts. Meet your private guide by the top of the cable car, and take a seat in your air-conditioned vehicle. Then, relax as you travel to the north coast, enjoying vistas of the Santorini caldera, wine estates and pretty island villages as you go.

Your journey takes you along the popular Fira to Oia route, a stretch of countryside that’s favored by hikers for its views. Stop at some of the most impressive vantage spots and pose for photos against a backdrop of sea and headland. If you’re itching to hike yourself, let your guide know. Your itinerary can be changed to let you to walk some of the route, if you wish.

Stop for more photos in Oia, a hill town that graces many a Santorini postcard, and then return to your vehicle for the journey south. Cruise through the old-school village of Pyrgos with its traditional architecture, and then stretch your legs on a visit to the Monastery of Profitis Ilias. The site sits at the island’s highest point, so have your camera ready for the views.

What happens next is up to you. Relax over a Greek lunch of gyro (tzatziki-dressed meat, sandwiched in a pita), or travel to a wine estate, high in the hills, for a wine tasting with your guide. Your shore excursion then concludes with the journey back to Fira.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Fira for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

d_ranchhod

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved Santorini! One of the best stops on our cruise. We had a tour reserved. Took the cable car to the top of the cliffs and met George our guide. Wonderful man. Very knowledgeable and personable. Fit right in with our family. There were 8 of us and we all had a fabulous time. Drove around Fira and onto Oia. Given time to walk around and shop the winding streets. It was amazing. Absolutely stunning views! Had lunch a one of the cafes on a black sandy beach which was very, very good. Drove to the monastery at the very top of the mountain with unbelievable views!!! A fantastic day. Highly recommend this tour.

Carol N W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A wonderful day. Christo was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Luckily it was just the two of us, so since we were unable to do the hike that day due to injury, he drove us everywhere. Had a wonderful lunch at a local restaurant that uses all local foods.

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