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Prehistoric Museum and Oia Village
Santorini Shore Trips - Prehistoric Museum and Oia Village


 



This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Hotel or Port of Santorini
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Round Trip Cable Car Tickets
  • Included Interior Visits- Prehistoric Museum

Please Note: The prices shown below are not valid on Sundays or local National Holidays. If your only day in this city is Sunday, please Contact Us for pricing and availability.

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Tour Number:
GSANT-02

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2 People - $428 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $346 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $268 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $220 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $188 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $168 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $151 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Santorini Shore Excursion

This Santorini shore excursion is best for those who enjoy antiquity. You explore the Prehistoric Museum which houses treasures from Akrotiri and then visit the charming cliff hugging village of Oia.

You will transfer from the ship by colorful local kaiki (tenders) to Fira port, where you will meet your private guide. Together you will go up the cliff to Fira by cable car where you will be lead to meet your driver and private vehicle.

You start your tour by driving to the northern most point on the island to visit the village of Oia. This dramatic village, built on a steep crest of the caldera, has many of its dwellings nestled into niches hewn from the volcanic rock.

The village was once the home of wealthy seafarers, a fact still evident in their two story mansions painted pastel colors. Your guide will walk with you among the narrow cobbled streets where you'll come across many tiny shops of local ceramic art, paintings and semi precious jewelry. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano below.

Later you return to the capital city of Fira where your guide will lead you through the Prehistoric Museum. This museum is considered one of the best museums in Greece and the top attraction in Fira. You'll see the treasures that have been discovered at the excavation site of Akrotiri.

Akrotiri is the main town which was buried in the volcano that erupted around 1450 BC. The excavation site is on the southern end of the island and is featured in another tour, but this museum shows its amazing discoveries.

Highlights include an oven, bath tub, the beautiful House of Ladies frescoes and the Gold Ibex Figurine. This tiny figurine is small and in some ways may seem unimportant, but when you realize that the town of Akrotiri dates to the 16th century BC, making this object about 3,500 years old, you will be able to appreciate its beauty.

When you are done with your tour, you may choose to remain in town at your leisure, or return immediately to the ship by taking the cable car to the pier far below the cliff's edge.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Santorini tours and Santorini shore excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Santorini shore trip using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Cable Car to Fira - 30 Minutes
  • Drive to Oia - 25 Minutes
  • Visit Oia Village - 1.5 Hours
  • Drive to Fira - 25 Minutes
  • Visit Prehistoric Museum - 45 Minutes
  • Cable Car to port - 25 Minutes

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