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Discover beautiful Santorini — from the bustling capital of Fira to postcard-perfect Oia — on this private, half-day shore excursion. Meet your guide and private vehicle off of your cruise ship at Fira port, and then set off to explore the sun-kissed Greek isle. See the ruins of one of the region’s most important prehistoric settlements at Akrotiri; be wowed by views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea; and enjoy ample free time to explore both Oia and Fira.


  • Private shore excursion around Santorini
  • See the best of the island on this sightseeing tour
  • Visit the dramatically situated towns of Oia and Fira
  • Friendly guide will provide information about the sights
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Oia, Fira and the Akrotiri Excavation

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Oia, Fira and the Akrotiri Excavation

While you are in port in Santorini, see the beauty of the island on this private shore excursion. Hop in a small local boat and make your way to the Fira harbor, where you’ll jump in a private luxury car with your local guide and proceed to the archeological site of Akrotiri. Often compared to Pompeii, Akrotiri is a site from an earlier age and preserves amazing ruins that date back to the 2nd millennium BC. Walk through the passageway in the excavated area, and marvel at the beautiful pottery, the two- and three-story houses (once decorated with wonderful wall-paintings) and the staircases.

Continue through the beautiful Santorini countryside to the village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the caldera rim, Oia is a place where many artists have found their inspiration. Enjoy the stunning views of the caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. You’ll also have panoramic views of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.

Fira, your next stop, is the attractive capital of Santorini, perched on the caldera rim where the land slopes gently in one direction and falls steeply into the sea in the other. In Fira, you can either explore the town and its little shops at your leisure or take the cable car to Santorini port, where your cruise ship waits.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Santorini port 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

Stephen M

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

Fantastic! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. The sights were stunning. However, be prepared to pay to get into the Akrotiri excavation. It is not included in the cost and caught us by surprise, but it is well worth it.

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