A 5-hour private tour of South Santorini will give you an overview of the island’s most impressive and historic sights. As you make your way through the island, your guide will share fascinating stories and interesting facts about Santorini’s long history.
Along the way, you will see all the most iconic sights of the southern part of Santorini, including Akrotiri, Prophet Elijah, Pyrgos, Megalochori, Emborio, Red & Black Beaches, and Venetsanos Winery and much more!
Come see the amazing views and historical places that will leave you with the best of impressions.
Visit the ancient site of Akrotiri, also known as the “Minoan Pompeii”, which was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450 BC. The ancient Minoan city was discovered in 1967 nearby the homonymous modern village of Akrotiri; it was found remarkably well-preserved. Pottery, furniture, advanced drainage systems, and three-story buildings have been discovered at the site. Many believe the disaster and the site itself are connected to the inspirational Plato’s story of Atlantis. Visitors are welcome to explore the archaeological site of Akrotiri at their own pace. An average visit can take 30 minutes.
Leaving the Akrotiri excavations, you will continue to the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. Explore the Red Beach located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri. The Red Beach is well known for the unique color of the sand and the hill behind it. The soaring red lava cliffs which drop right in the sandy shore and into the crystal clear blue sea make a majestic, breathtaking landscape.
Next, you are off to feel the sand beneath your feet as you visit the famous Perivolos Black Beach, on the South Coast of the island.
Then you will continue to visit the village of Emborio, the biggest village on the island of Santorini. You can look at the historic windmills and have an excellent view of the rest of the island. On the hill above the village, you will discover both the ruins of Kasteli, a fortress from the Byzantine period and the ruins of Goulas, a famous medieval tower.
The next stop is the village of Megalochori, one of the most traditional villages on the island. Your guide will take you through the narrow streets where you will have the opportunity to admire the traditional architecture of the village.
Then you will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, Santorini’s highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet above the sea. Being amazed by the island vistas around you, your guide will take you inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain’s summit.
From here you will proceed to the village of Pyrgos, the old capital of the island, where you will take a guided walk along the narrow paths to the ruins of the Venetian castle.
Your next stop is at the winery where you will learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy all the tastes of the famous local wines. After the wine tasting, you will board the vehicle that will take you back to the starting point.
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