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Ancient Akrotiri
Santorini Tour - Ancient Akrotiri


 



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- Ancient Akrotiri

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-06

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2 People - $438 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $356 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $278 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $230 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $198 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $178 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $160 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Santorini Shore Excursion

This Santorini shore trip visits the ancient site of Akrotiri which has been closed to the public for several years but is once again open. This village was buried in volcanic ash around 1450 BC and today is an outside archaeological site.

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 southern side of the island through to the Archaeological site of Akrotiri. This town was once an important commercial center in the Aegean sea but it was buried in the volcano that erupted around 1450 BC.

Amazing ruins have been excavated here, buried some thirty feet below the earth’s surface after the eruption of the island’s volcano. Under a protective cover you’ll visit the ancient city squares, cobblestone streets and peer into some of the houses and shops, some two and three stories high.

After the tour of the excavations you will discover the nearby village of Akrotiri and explore one of the 5 fortified settlements on the island from medieval times. An optional walking tour along the narrow streets of the village to access a castle tower to admire the stunning views towards the southwest side of the island.

At the end of tour you will continue on through the beautiful countryside to Fira, the picturesque capital town of the island built on the rim of the caldera wall. You can enjoy the town at leisure or perhaps relax over a coffee and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of the volcanic island, the caldera and the sea before you take the cable car back down to the pier.

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 Ancient Akrotiri - 30 Minutes
  • Visit Ancient Akrotiri - 1.5 Hours
  • Visit Akrotiri Village - 30 Minutes
  • Return to Fira - 30 Minutes
  • Free time or Cable Car to port - 30 Minutes