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Santorini First Impressions Private Tour provided by Santorini Experts

Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

Santorini First Impressions Private Tour
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Specially designed for first-time visitors, this Santorini tour offers a customized intro history and culture. See the photogenic clifftop houses of Oia village, swim at a black sand beach, visit a mountain monastery, and taste volcanic wine. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions, and hotel pickup and drop-off make for a hassle-free experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Highlights
  • A personalized, half-day tour of Santorini's history and highlights
  • See the famous cliff dwellings of Oia and visit a working orthodox monastery
  • Taste Santorini wine and learn about island viticulture at a family winery
  • Private guide and transport for a customized experience
What to expect
  • Begin with pickup at your Santorini accommodation and head first to a clifftop lookout point for incredible views into the sunken caldera, where are you'll learn about the island’s volcanic formation. See the much-photographed whitewashed houses, castle, and cave dwellings of Oia village before ascending the island’s highest mountain to the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Continue to a volcanic black sand beach for a stroll or swim, and then taste some of the wine produced in Santorini’s mineral-rich soil at a family winery. Learn about the challenges and benefits of making wine on the island while enjoying views of terraced vineyards built into the cliffs. Throughout the day, enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A personalized, half-day tour of Santorini's history and highlights
  • See the famous cliff dwellings of Oia and visit a working orthodox monastery
  • Taste Santorini wine and learn about island viticulture at a family winery
  • Private guide and transport for a customized experience
What to expect
  • Begin with pickup at your Santorini accommodation and head first to a clifftop lookout point for incredible views into the sunken caldera, where are you'll learn about the island’s volcanic formation. See the much-photographed whitewashed houses, castle, and cave dwellings of Oia village before ascending the island’s highest mountain to the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Continue to a volcanic black sand beach for a stroll or swim, and then taste some of the wine produced in Santorini’s mineral-rich soil at a family winery. Learn about the challenges and benefits of making wine on the island while enjoying views of terraced vineyards built into the cliffs. Throughout the day, enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21559P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting on a local farm (homemade from barefoot stomped grapes)
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any accommodation in Santorini
  • Τελεφερίκ Σαντορίνης - Άνω σταθμός, Ipapantis 10, Thira 847 00, Greece We will meet at the exit of the cable car station in Fira holding a sign with your name on it.
  • Airports:
  • Santorini Airport, Greece
  • Ports:
  • Cruise port, Santorini, Greece
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting on a local farm (homemade from barefoot stomped grapes)
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any accommodation in Santorini
  • Τελεφερίκ Σαντορίνης - Άνω σταθμός, Ipapantis 10, Thira 847 00, Greece We will meet at the exit of the cable car station in Fira holding a sign with your name on it.
  • Airports:
  • Santorini Airport, Greece
  • Ports:
  • Cruise port, Santorini, Greece
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Τελεφερίκ Σαντορίνης - Άνω σταθμός
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Oia's Main Street
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mama Thira Tavern
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Monastery of Profitis Ilias
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Vlychada Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Faros Market
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sarah B
Minneapolis, MN8 contributions
A perfect Introduction to Santorini
Nov 2021
Kathryn was the perfect person to introduce us to the Island. I can see why she stayed when she came here 22 years ago.

This tour is a great way to get an overview of the Island to to what you want to see while you are here. It gives you a real feel for some of the lesser known parts of the Island and provides comfort for exploring on your own. I highly recommend this tour to anyone new to the Island that wants to see get a better understanding of the entire Island.
Written 8 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

katrink
Coventry, RI6 contributions
Super!
Our guide was so personable and friendly! We covered a great deal of the island while learning so much about its rich history and interesting facets. The tour was customizable for our needs. Highly recommend this tour to ensure you get the largest and enjoyable experience in Santorini.
Written 23 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David S
Rhode Island1 contribution
An Amazing Tour of an Amazing Island
Oct 2021
We had a wonderful tour of a wonderful island. Agatha was waiting for us when we got off the cable car and gave us a warm and welcoming greeting. She was very informative and engaging with conversation. She even called ahead and made dinner reservations for sunset at a restaurant overlooking the water. I would highly recommend Santorini Experts.
Written 20 October 2021
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Michael
1 contribution
Wonderful Tour
We had a wonderful time. Our guide Kathryn was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a wonderful day. It was a High Point of our 7 day cruise.
Written 1 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sant0rinie
We are very proud to have been the highlight of your cruise and hope to meet you again on our beautiful island. Thank you very much.
Written 10 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Frank B
Bayreuth, Germany3 contributions
Highly Recommend
Sep 2020
Markos was very friendly, very knowledgeable. He showed us the main attractions. He allsoblet us choose stops & activities to personalize our tour. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 6 September 2020
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sant0rinie
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We think this is what a private tour should be: personalized and customizable. We hope to see you again in future travels.
Written 7 September 2020
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Mike R
Louisville, KY9 contributions
Wonderful Tour
May 2020
Markos did a wonderful job introducing me to Santorini. He was a great vitural guide. It was alot of fun. I would recommend his expertise.
Written 13 May 2020
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sant0rinie
Thank you very much for these nice words, it very important to us that our new virtual experiences bring information and fun into your homes.
Written 15 May 2020
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Rachel
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
Wonderful Private Tour!! ⭐️
So glad we booked this tour prior to our trip, it was so much easier understand Santorini’s history with our private tour guide, Sabine! She was very punctual in meeting us and was such a fantastic tour guide. We enjoyed our tour a lot and got to know more of Santorini, thanks to her. Highly recommended!
Written 29 January 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience, it was our pleasure to show you our beautiful island. The fact you liked the tour and the island proves that it is also worth during the winter months. We wish you all the best
Written 30 January 2020
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Ashevilleguy7777
Asheville, NC74 contributions
Santorini First Impressions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Excellent tour. Guide was very good. The island was beautiful. Off season so not inundated with tourists. As we were the last cruise ship of the season, tenders gave us a send off with fireworks.
Written 29 December 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write about your private tour in Santorini, we are happy you had such a nice experience. We wish you a happy new year and all the best.
Written 1 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jjbjjb
New Orleans, LA20 contributions
Enjoyable Tour of Santorini
Nov 2019
Our Tour was conducted by Sabina who picked us up and took us on an unhurried tour of the island. She was very knowledgeable and we went to several places and did a walking tour of Pyrgos. Since we were staying in Oia,she left that part to our exploration and took us further south to a mountain top, the black sand beach, and the vineyards. Her commentary was excellent and we enjoyed the entire tour.
Written 18 November 2019
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write these beautiful words. We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us in Santorini.
Written 24 November 2019
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Gruetz2015
Hoffman Estates, IL5 contributions
Fantastic Day
Oct 2019
We were on a Mediterranean cruise and Santorini was one of our stops. Our tour on Santorini was fantastic. Sabine met us at the top of the cable car and gave us a private tour of the island from one end to the other. We went to Oia to see the cliff houses and blue-domed churches. When I booked the cruise, this was the main thing I wanted to see on our vacation. It did not disappoint. This was like seeing the movies and all the pictures of Greece. She gave us the time we wanted to walk around and take pictures. The wonderful thing about a private tour is you get to set the agenda. If you want more time to do something, you get it. If there's something you don't care about, you can forget it and not waste your time. We went to the monastery, the black beaches, the farm with the wine tasting and food samples. She gave us a lot of history on the island which I loved. This stop was one of the highlights of our vacation. I would definitely
recommend a private tour.
Written 9 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
How wonderful to read your private tour in Santorini was an unforgettable adventure, this is what is most important to us. We specialize in private tours exactly for this reason, being able to provide customizable experiences for every one of our guests. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this beautiful review, we wish all the best for you and your family.
Written 24 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing!
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