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Full-Day Santorini Traditional Villages & Sunset Tour

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7 hrs
Guided tour
Transfers included

Explore the charming villages of Santorini on this afternoon bus tour around the island. Step into ancient churches, stroll past local vineyards, see the ruins of the island’s medieval capital, and take in the views of nearby islands from various viewpoints.

highlights

  • Set out on a bus tour around the villages of Santorini and see ancient ruins, churches, and viewpoints.

  • Explore Panagia Episkopi, the oldest church in Santorini, dating back to the Middle Byzantine period.

  • Explore Pyrgos, the highest point of Santorini, and see panoramic views of the whole island.

  • Visit Mesa Gonia and get a glimpse into its famous wine-making traditions.

  • Experience a beautiful sunset at Oia, and spot whitewashed houses, windmills and blue dome churches.

inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • English-speaking guide

  • Pick-up and drop-off service

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Your first stop after the pick-up is the oldest Byzantine church in Santorini, Panagia Episkopi. Built in 1115 from the ruins of a 6th-century church, its interiors are decorated with Byzantine paintings and hagiography. From here, make your way to Mesa Gonia, one of the most important centers of wine production of Santorini. This is the only village that wasn’t restored since the great earthquake of 1956 and will give you a unique opportunity to see how life was before this dramatic event.

Then, continue onwards to Pyrgos, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. This was once the capital of Santorini, and you will get to visit Skaros (the ruins of the medieval capital), stroll around the village and take photographs of its beautiful churches. Don't miss out on catching the stunning views of the island, once you reach the top! The last stop is Oia, a village located in the western part of the island. Oia is famous for its sunsets, maritime history, and perhaps more famously, its whitewashed houses that are carved into the rugged clifftops overlooking a vast caldera.

know before you go

Important Information

  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled, closed walking shoes. Sunscreen, sunglasses are also recommended. Please take a light jacket for the sunset.

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting. You must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines, and steps.

  • The starting times might change depending on the season and the sunset.

  • Children aged 4 and under can travel free of charge if they sit on an adult's knee.

Itinerary

  • Panagia Episkopi Byzantine Church

  • Mesa Gonia

  • Pyrgos

  • Oia

Discounted Tickets

Infants aged 0-4 can go for free. Children aged 5-12 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the time of pick-up.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Pick-Up Points

Apr to 4 Sep, 2021

  • Exo gonia: 2:50 PM

  • Kamari: 3 PM

  • Monolithos: 2:50 PM

  • Messaria: 2:45 PM

  • Karterados: 2:45 PM

  • Fira: 2:40 PM

  • Pyrgos: 2:30 PM

  • Perissa: 2 PM

  • Perivolos: 2:05 PM

  • Emporio: 2:05 PM

  • Vlichada: 2:10 PM

  • Akrotiri: 2:20 PM

  • Meghalochori: 2:25 PM

5 Sep, 2021 onwards

  • Exo gonia: 1:50 PM

  • Kamari: 2 PM

  • Monolithos: 1:50 PM

  • Messaria: 1:45 PM

  • Karterados: 1:45 PM

  • Fira: 1:40 PM

  • Pyrgos: 1:30 PM

  • Perissa: 1 PM

  • Perivolos: 1:05 PM

  • Emporio: 1:05 PM

  • Vlichada: 1:10 PM

  • Akrotiri 1:20 PM

  • Meghalochori 1:25 PM

Note: Tour start/pick-up times can vary depending on the sunset time.

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