This is our most popular (and best priced)
Santorini shore trip. You enjoy a visit to the cliff hugging village of Oia, the famed Blue Dome Church, one of the island's white washed villages, the highest peak on the island, a volcanic sand beach and a wine tasting.
You will transfer from the ship by colorful local kaiki (tenders) to Fira port, where you will meet your private local 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.
Your first stop is the northern most tip of 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.
Next is a stop in Firostefani to see the famed Blue Dome church which is seen on so many postcards and brochures about Santorini.
Next you drive to the highest point, Prophet Ilias, on the island to enjoy the wonderful views from this vantage point as your guide explains the island's unique situation. From here you gain a full understanding of the unique volcanic shape. This is also the location of the Greek Christian Monastery which is perched on the mountain top.
Based on timing and your interests you can stop to see another of the islands whitewashed villages such as Pyrgos or Megalochori. Other options to include are a stop at one of the red or black volcanic beaches such as Perissa and Perivolos.
Before your tour is complete you will stop in a local winery where you have a tasting of 5 local wines.
Finally you are brought to the capital of Santorini, Fira. 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
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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
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