Santorini Tours

The best way to enjoy your vacation to the fullest is to get active and join well-organized tours in Santorini that will allow you to experience the island's magical atmosphere!
A wide variety of options are available, including both adrenaline-boosting activities and relaxing tours.

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In brief, the most popular tours in Santorini are tours to the boat tours to the Volcano and the Hot Springs, the wineries, jet ski expeditions and to Akrotiri Minoan Site.
They are offered from April to October, making sure to provide unique opportunities during the long tourist season of Santorini.
Note: The volcano and hot springs are only accessible with a boat tour or a jet ski safari.

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Different types of tours are available in Santorini for all preferences. Among them, discover fascinating volcano tours, romantic sunset cruises, intriguing history tours, food & wine tasting, sports and more!

VOLCANO TOURS

No visitor should skip a visit to the imposing volcano, the island's signature landmark that shaped and reshaped Santorini. Boarding on a boat for an unforgettable volcano tour is the best way to experience the beauty of Santorini's untamed nature!
These tours allow you to approach the active volcano and walk along the rim of its crater.

Among the best ones, you will find the Volcano and Hot Springs Boat Tour.
This tour combines a trip to the volcano with a visit to the hot springs at Palea Kameni islet. Don't miss this chance to reap the benefits of the hot waters!

Alternatively, the Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia Boat Tour includes an extra stop to Thirassia.
In fact, Santorini and its calm and quiet sister island are polar opposites! The striking beauty of Thirassia lies in its unspoiled nature. With only 300 inhabitants, Thirassia has not been subjected to tourist development, maintaining its authentic atmosphere.
The contrast between the two islands is astonishing! A trip to Thirassia will balance out your buzzing Santorini adventures.

 

BOAT TOURS

Boat tours are a favorite when it comes to experiencing the seascape of Santorini! These tours are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Aegean and to approach the island's or the volcano's fascinating coastline.
Tours by boat are a relaxing activity and most of the time they include snorkeling, lunch or dinner and a visit to the hot springs, Thirassia or the volcano. Some of them are offered during daytime, while others are held in the evening for sunset gazing. Wine tasting, fishing and other activities may also be a part of the experience, depending on which tour you pick.

For an unforgettable trip by boat to the volcano and Thirassia island or the hot springs, check out Volcano and Hot Springs Boat Tour, Volcano hot springs and Thirassia Tour and Sunset and Dinner on board Tour!
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WINE TOURS

Viniculture is one of the most important aspects of local culture and the wines produced in Santorini are famous all around the world.
If you would like to know more about wine making and wine tasting, winery visits and wine tasting tours are among the most popular activities to do on the island.

For the ultimate Santorinian experience, Morning cruise, winery tour and sunset in Oia tour combines fun time the sea with a visit to Santorini's most picturesque village for sunset watching and a winery tour.
In fact, you will get to visit two wineries and also have a wine tasting session, in addition to seeing a few vineyards.

For wine tasting, Santorini offers plenty of opportunities, even with tours that offer a slightly adventurous twist to the classic activity!
The Sunset and Wine Tasting Tour by Electric Bike is a great example of an energizing approach to wine tasting. This activity is perfect for cycling enthusiasts, as it combines biking, wine-tasting and sightseeing in an ultra bundle.

Join the tour to spend an evening relaxing in the whitewashed villages of Emporio, Castelli and Megalochori! Delicious wine will be combined with tasty finger food under the sunset-colored sky.

Towards the end of this memorable evening, you will pass through vineyards before heading back home.

 

SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Whether you decide to spend only a few days in Santorini or more than a week, we suggest booking one of the tours designed to introduce you to the landmarks, nature and cultural heritage of the island.
Tours like these allow travelers to get a taste of the best parts of the island, easily and comfortably.

The Best of Santorini Experience excursion ensures you will get acquainted with the island's top sights in the comfort of a private minibus; from the stunning Caldera and the famous Blue Dome Church of Firostefani, to the fascinating archaeological site of Akrotiri and more.

A great alternative is the All of Santorini in a Day bus tour, which offers a similar experience, laying out the island's highlights in approximately half a day.
Suitable for solo travelers, this tour includes extra charming locations, such as Perissa beach or the Wine Museum of Koutsogiannopoulos.

Both tours allow for multiple photo shooting stops.

 

SUNSET TOURS

The world famous sunset of Santorini promises a sight like no other! Visiting some of the most famous viewpoints to gaze at the caldera during the golden hour will be one of your most memorable moments on the island. Many tours take place at sunset time, allowing you to grab this opportunity for an unforgettable view.

For the romantic souls and those with a very busy itinerary, the Sunset in Oia Village Tour focuses on nothing more than the absolute must of Santorini, its majestic sunset.
Transportation to & from the village of Oia is included. You will have plenty of time to appreciate the golden and crimson shades of the setting sun to the fullest!

A great alternative for sea enthusiasts is the Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia, Oia Sunset Boat Tour that allows you to combine a visit to the volcano with a trip to Santorini's neighboring island, Thirassia before heading to Oia to catch the sunset.

 

HISTORY TOURS

If you feel like history is not your cup of tea, get prepared for a change of heart! Thankfully, history tours do not include boring textbooks. Interactive activities take over, making learning an intriguing experience for the whole family!
The Akrotiri Guided Tour is the best way to experience the island's former glory. It takes place in Akrotiri, one of the most significant ancient Greek/Minoan settlements in the Aegean Sea.
A professional tour guide will show you around the place where the mythic city of Atlantis is said to have been.

If legend-hunting sounds fascinating, then the Lost Atlantis 9D Experience is just what you need! This is the world's first museum dedicated to the myth of Lost Atlantis and it offers an extraordinary infotainment experience!
Using innovative technologies, the 9D experience will captivate young ones and grown-ups alike. The museum's staff will gladly answer all your questions.

 

FOOD TOURS

One of the best ways to keep your memories of Santorini alive is to return home with a few recipes to help you recreate the taste of your trip to Santorini! For this reason, food tours should totally be in your vacation plan!
During these tours, visitors can sample delicious Greek starters, savor locally produced wine and have hands-on cooking workshops to make sure that the best souvenirs will be the recipes you learn.

During the Cooking Class and Wine Tasting Tour, participants get to enjoy those activities, along with a visit to the volcanic vineyards to get a better understanding of viniculture.

Additionally, a professional chef will guide you through the preparation and execution of authentic Greek recipes, the results of which you can taste.

Those interested in an authentic experience, the Sunset Fishing Trip with Dinner and Drinks allows you to spend an evening on a traditional fishing boat.
You will get to hone your angler skills and then cook the fresh catch of the day on deck, while savoring the crimson colors of the Aegean sunset!

As the culinary and wine tours are super popular, we highly recommend booking them prior to your arrival on the island.

 

SAILING TOURS

Sailing is one of the most popular activities to do in the sea around Santorini. With such wonderful turquoise waters, experiencing the Aegean Sea is a must for everyone who spends a few days on the island.
Some of the sailing cruises offered are organized during the day, so that you can have plenty of time to explore the coastline and take a few breaks to swim or snorkel.
Other ones take place around sunset time, for a chance to experience the magic of the Santorinian sunset while onboard.

For sailing cruises during the day, check out Day Sailing Cruise with a deluxe catamaran that allows you to admire the caldera villages from the seaside and also includes a swim in the hot springs of Santorini, as well as some of its most popular seashores, the Red Beach and the White Beach.
The same tour comes in an evening version, Sunset Sailing Cruise with a deluxe catamaran.
Both versions of the cruise include a meal.

 

JET SKI TOURS & SEA KAYAKING

As one of the most fun activities on the island, a jet ski tour guarantees an experience out of the ordinary, allowing you to combine your favorite watersport with exploration at the volcanic coastline of Santorini. As an alternative to jet skiing, sea kayaking is less adventurous but equally fun.

The Jet Ski Safari is the perfect solution for adrenaline-seekers. Participants may either join a relaxing safari guided tour or a jet ski rental. The second option makes it possible to explore the southern bays on your own.
More than 5 different jet ski safari tours are available to choose from. Consider combining them for a thorough marine exploration! Also, make sure to book your jet ski safari in advance as they sell out quickly.

For sea kayak lovers, the Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling with Lunch offers a fun day in the sea away from the busy alleys of the caldera villages. Participants get to explore the southern part of Santorini and its intriguing volcanic seashores.
Stops for swimming and snorkeling underneath the morning sun are included in this Santorini cruise. At lunchtime, you will get to taste authentic Greek dishes at a traditional local tavern.

 

PRIVATE TOURS

The private tours available on the island are highly recommended for couples and small groups of up to 4 people, allowing you to have fun and explore around with privacy, without having to join a bigger team. This type of tours has been designed to add a hint of luxury to your vacation in Santorini, making it possible to enjoy some of the island's best hidden aspects.

When looking for private cruises, the best option is hands down the Private catamaran cruise with BBQ which is great for couples who want to explore the coastline of Santorini and the volcano.
Starting at Ammoudi beach, this cruise takes you for a swim at the crystal clear water of the famous Red beach and Mesa Pigadia. Additionally, you will get to visit the hot springs and experience their healing properties before heading to one of Santorini's signature landmarks, the 19th-century Venetian Lighthouse.
The cruise is available both in the morning and in the evening, at sunset. It ends with a BBQ lunch or dinner, where you will get to pair traditional Greek delicacies with the finest local wines.

 

 

PHOTO TOURS

With its postcard-like sceneries, picturesque villages, dreamy sunsets and amazing natural landscape, Santorini is an ideal destination for amateur or professional photography enthusiasts.
Many tours have been designed around the concept of photography, making it possible to practice your favorite hobby while touring and exploring the island. During these photography tours, you will exclusively visit the island's most photogenic spots, at both popular and secret locations.

One of the photography tours that has been specifically designed in the form of a workshop for beginners, where you can learn the basics of night photography is the Evening Photography Workshop. This workshop offers the opportunity to capture the volcanic landscape of Santorini at nighttime and get some truly impressive views of the moonlit caldera.

Additionally, the 4-Hour Photography Expedition is available both in the morning and in the afternoon. During this activity, you will be taken to various places to practice your skills, no matter whether you are a professional photographer or not.
While hiking on the caldera, you will discover the most amazing viewpoints in Oia, where you can capture the volcanic cliffs of Santorini and its picturesque landscape, full of whitewashed cavehouses.

Depending on whether you choose the morning tour or the evening one, you will also visit some of Santorini's secret black-sand beaches and an authentic Cycladic village that is surrounded by vineyards.

 

 

DAY TOURS

The day tours last an entire day, offering the opportunity to combine various activities and to see different parts of the island. They are perfect for getting to know Santorini better and they usually allow more free time to explore around, compared to tours that last only a few hours.

Among the day tours available, the Blue Dome, Finikia and Oia Sunset Tour is an all time favorite. By participating, you will get to visit some of the top landmarks in Santorini, including the picturesque village Imerovigli and the famous blue-domed church of Firostefani.

Day tours to Santorini are also available from other islands, making it possible to spend e full day exploring the most amazing locations in Santorini. For instance, the Tour from Paros and the Tour from Naxos include transportation and take you to see the best caldera villages.

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