Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades cluster in the Aegean Sea and one of the most romantic destinations in the whole world. The island’s charm derives from its distinctive volcanic landscape, the picturesque architecture and genuine hospitality. In Santorini, you get to experience breathtaking sunsets, enjoy a swim in volcanic beaches and have a taste of the delicious local wines.
The best way to do all that is to take a guided tour by bus or by boat. Enjoy our luxurious Santorini tours to explore easily the entire island and have a delightful time. Here are our suggestions for the top 4 Santorini tours.
# Volcano and Oia boat tour
The Volcano and Oia boat tour is an excellent way to explore the magic of the caldera, that water-filled crater which made Santorini famous. In fact, no trip to Santorini is complete without a trip to the volcano!
This exciting tour departs from Athinios port and takes you to all parts of the caldera with a first stop at the active crater. The visit to the volcano is followed by a swim at the Hot Springs, where the temperature of the waters can reach 35oC. Next stop is the beautiful, small island of Thirassia. The tour provides guests with some time to walk the island and have lunch or swim.
The last and, maybe, best part of the Volcano and Oia boat tour is the glorious sunset from Oia village. Stroll around this amazing town, feel its magnificent vibes and relax, while watching the magical sun setting in the Aegean Sea.
# Sunset Sailing Cruise
One of the most romantic Santorini tours is the Sunset Sailing Cruise. Sail along the imposing caldera on a deluxe catamaran in this semi-private tour.
The cruise also includes visits to the villages of Fira, Imerovigli and Oia, perched on the edge of the caldera cliffs, as if they are part of the volcano. Relax afterwards at the hot springs, where you can have a soothing swim or a therapeutic mud bath.
Next stop of the cruise is the secluded Red Beach and the White Beach with the crystal waters and the impressive cliffs. The final part of the cruise is the incredible sunset, which you can enjoy from the deck of the sail boat. Snacks, refreshments and dinner are served on board.
# Day Bus Tour
See the most important spots in Santorini by bus with our Day Bus Tour. The first stop is the site of Minoan Akrotiri. The visit to this Bronze Age settlement is guided by a professional guide and lasts for 1 and half hour.
After sightseeing, the tour takes visitors to the well-known Red Beach with volcanic sand and Perivolos, a very popular black sandy beach, organized with taverns, bars and water sports. Afterwards, we take a walk in the beautiful village of Megalochori to admire the impressive cave houses and the traditional architecture.
The tour continues to the Monastery of Prophet Elias, on top of Santorini’s highest mountain, to see the breathtaking view to the entire island. This Santorini tour continues to Santo Wines, a winery where visitors can see the wine making process and also savour the distinctive wines of Santorini. The last stop of this Santorini tour is at the village of Oia to see the world-famous sunset of Santorini.
# Ancient Akrotiri and Wine Tour
In this wonderful Ancient Akrotiri and Wine Tour, guided by an archaeologist and an expert sommelier, visitors will see the Minoan town of Akrotiri, which is even believed to be the mythical lost city of Atlantis and discover some famous traditional wineries.
The tour also includes a visit to the Yellow Donkey Microbrewery. From the yard of a winery, we shall have the chance to enjoy the fantastic Santorini sunset at the caldera.
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