Check off Santorini’s premier sights on this private, half-day shore excursion. After meeting your guide at Santorini port, travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to a local winery, where you’ll pamper your palate with a wine tasting. Visit, too, the Prehistoric Museum Thira (or Thera) and see exhibits from the exavation of Akrotiri. Soak up postcard-perfect views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea from charming Oia, and make the most of free time to explore bustling Fira before returning to port by cable car.
Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Oia and Fira, including Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Wine Tasting
When you arrive in the Santorini port, board a small boat and enjoy panoramic views on the short ride to the Fira harbor. There, meet your private guide to begin your sightseeing tour of this beautiful Greek island as you hop in a private car for a drive to the nearby village of Pyrgos. Stop at one of the beautiful wineries for a tasting of three local wines. Santorini's volcanic soil, high daytime temperatures and nighttime humidity have helped islanders to produce 36 different kinds of grape varieties.
Then visit the Prehistoric Museum Thira (or Thera). The museum holds many objects from Crete and the Aegean islands. See artifacts from the excavation of Akrotiri, including a gold ibex, the only object made of a precious metal discovered at the archeological site.
Next, travel to Oia, a village built on the northern part of the caldera rim, with many dwellings nestled into the niches of the volcanic rock. Visit the Naval Maritime Museum, a 19th-century mansion converted into a museum. Follow your private guide as you explore the town's narrow, cobbled streets.
Finally, travel to Fira, another attractive town perched on the caldera rim. Fira is the island's capital and home to many interesting stories, as your guide will explain. From here, enjoy the last views of the island on the short cable car ride down to the Santorini port.
You may request that your private guide schedule free time during your tour so you can get a snack or lunch (own expense). Please do this as soon as you meet your guide, before the tour starts.
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.