Tours in Santorini
Category: Boat Tours, Walking
Guests will enjoy a boat ride to the volcanic islet, followed by a rejuvenating hike all the way to the rim of the crate, as well as around it. Before returning, there will be a refreshing hot spring swimming stop at the bathing bay of Palea Kameni islet.
Category: Boat Tours
Board a deluxe catamaran and set for an amazing, semi-private trip at the caldera, the hot springs, and the southern coasts of Santorini. Rich dinner is served on board and snorkeling equipment is also available.
The island of Santorini is one of the most significant national winemakers. The range of tours offered for wine-tasting is so wide that you can book an experience based exclusively on this. We have made a selection of the best options available.
Category: Jet Ski
One of the upcoming ways of discovering the seascapes and the volcano is by booking a jet ski safari. The watersports clubs, located at the beaches of Perivolos, Saint George, and Perissa, offer a multitude of guided excursions. All participants receive a basic training seminar before embarking on any jet skiing route.
Category: Ancient Sites
In this guided tour, guests can get acquainted with the substantial importance and historic value of the ancient settlement of Akrotiri. Being a Bronze Age community, it encapsulates fascinating insights into a life long gone. When the immense volcanic eruption occurred, the area was buried in ash.
Visiting Santorini during the summer is perfect for enjoying its scenery the most. However, crowds of tourists and the intense heat during the daytime turn sightseeing into an uphill struggle. A helicopter tour is an ideal option to discover the island from a unique perspective.
Category: Private, Boat Tours
Book a 5-hour private cruise with your friends, departing at 10:00 AM or at 3:00 PM. Sail from Ammoudi and visit the Hot Springs, Indian Rock, Venetian Light House, Mesa Pigadia, and two beaches all in one perfect day.
Category: Sunset, Boat Tours
The tours starts from port of Athinios. A traditional boat (caique) will take you to the volcano to see the active crater and swim at the hot spings! After that, the boat will head to the island of Thirassia and finally to Oia, to watch the most incredible sunset in the world.
Category: Boat Tours
This tour bundles up the world-famous volcano, the hot Springs of Palea Kameni, and the untouched island of Thirassia. All guests get to enjoy a charming cruise from Fira to the volcanic islets and serene Thirassia, walk up to the crater, swim into the hot springs, and wander on the tranquil sister island of Santorini.
Whether mythology and history excite you or not, don’t skip visiting the first museum in the world dedicated to the myth of Atlantis. Equipped with the latest technologies, the Lost Atlantis Experience Museum offers an all-senses journey to Santorini's history.
Category: Gastronomy, Boat Tours
Educate yourself on traditional Greek fishing methods while enjoying views of the southern coastline and savoring delicious fresh fish. Hop on a wooden fishing boat, set sail, try fishing on your own, and, finally, enjoy the fresh catch of the day accompanied by a beverage of your choice.
Category: Watersports, Scuba Diving
Scuba diving, one of the most popular water activities, is available in Santorini. Santorini is as spectacular from under the sea, as much as it is over it. Dive to encounter the technicolor reefs and beautiful marine life!
Category: Stand Up Paddle (SUP), Watersports
Are you into watersports? Then you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the azure waters of Santorini on a floating board! Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is a new activity, perfect for those who want to exercise and have a fun time in the water at the same time.
Category: Horseback Riding, Sunset
Explore the exceptional Caldera on the back of a beautiful horse. Admire the impressive views, including the surrounding islands, the cerulean waters, and the ravines and gorges formed by the massive volcano eruption. This experience is perfect for everyone looking for a core-memory activity.
You can now approach many places on Santorini by different means of transport. The electric bike is a new activity that combines fun, sightseeing, and exercising, and allows you to reach unique places and enjoy marvelous views while pedaling.
Category: Sea Kayaking
Explore the south coast by visiting marvelous beaches with black, white, and red sand, magnificent sea caves, and azure waters. Treat yourself after your return to the starting point with a Greek lunch at a traditional local tavern.
Category: By Night, Hiking, Gastronomy
Admire the charming views from Prophet Elias chapel and enjoy the beautiful Fira-Oia route without the presence of tourist crowds by walking the trail peacefully in the evening. After the hike, treat yourself to a delicious Greek meal and taste local wines in Assyrtiko Restaurant.
Category: City, Day Trips, Walking
The prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. With the guidance of an expert, you can expand your knowledge of the way people lived during that era.
Category: Boat Tours, Bus
Starting in the morning, the boat embarks towards the volcano where visitors are able to walk up to the rim of the crater. The next stop is at the hot springs. Moving on, Thirassia island awaits to be discovered. After that, we transfer you to the village of Oia bu bus.
Category: Boat Tours, Sunset
This sunset tour starts in the afternoon with a trip to the volcano and the hot springs. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine and see the magical sunset from the gulf of Oia, on the northern side of Santorini.
Category: Boat Tours, Sunset
This fantastic semi-private, deluxe sailing trip offers a unique experience to sail along the impressive caldera cliffs and see the most romantic sunset in the world from the deck of a sail boat in the Aegean Sea.
Category: Day Trips, Island, Boat Tours
In this unique one-day tour, you will have the opportunity to explore some of the finest locations in Santorini and discover up close the breathtaking beauty of this mesmerizing destination! Our tour includes a relaxing cruise, visits to renowned beaches, wine tasting and a jaw-dropping sunset at Oia - what more could one ask for?
In addition to the wonderful scenery, Santorini is also known for its wine production. The most famous is the white Assyrtiko. By paying a visit to the Koutsogiannopoulos Wine Museum, not only will you learn about the wine-making process but also taste four top-tier wines in a specially designed room.
Capture the breathtaking views in a magical setting under the guidance of a professional in a four-hour photography expedition. Visit renowned and hidden locations on Santorini and avoid paying for postcards by taking the most impeccable pictures yourself.
Category: Jet Ski
Jet skiing is an activity that can turn your casual day at the beach into a mini adventure trip. With Santorini having one of the most beautiful settings in the world, renting a jet ski and exploring the regional waters is totally worth it if you are interested in watersports!
Category: Kitesurfing, Watersports
At Monolithos beach, you have the chance to experience a unique water sport activity - kitesurfing! No matter your familiarity with the pursuit, professionals offer lessons to both beginners and experienced riders. Except for the courses, kitesurfing equipment is also available for rental.
Windsurfing has been a favorite among watersports enthusiasts for years. However, even if you are not experienced, yet interested in the activity, a club will allow you to take a beginner windsurfing class in its cerulean waters.
Swim like a dolphin and feel the ultimate freedom with a Flyboard session. You can either choose 10 or 20 minutes of pure fun to enter and exit the water with the incredible moves that the flyboard allows you to do. Flyboarding is a safe and fun activity for everyone!
Category: Day Trips, Sea Kayaking
Discover the natural wonder of the islands' coastline and volcanic beaches. Red Beach is one of the best on the island. From here, you will explore the sights of the island, located on the south coast where your sea kayak activity will begin. Paddle along the coastline of Akrotiri, admiring many little caves and formations.
Category: Gastronomy, Walking
This 4.5-hour walking tour starts in Firostefani and ends in Fira. It is a unique journey through your senses. Enjoy breathtaking views and hidden alleyways as well as local eateries and all of that while exploring the secrets of Greek cuisine!
Category: Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking, Island, Day Trips, Sunset
Experience one of the most beautiful sunsets whilst floating on a kayak in the sea. Discover the black, white, and red beaches, enter sea caves, swim and snorkel, and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner on this Kayaking experience
Category: Island, Gastronomy, Day Trips, Sunset, Biking
Experience the lovely landscapes from a saddle of an electric bike. Stop to taste delicious wines and cheeses and then watch the sunset over the caldera of the volcano.
Category: Day Trips, Gastronomy, Island, Snorkeling
You will get transferred from your hotel to the starting point of the hike. The trail, offering incomparable views to both sides of the island – in and out of the formation of the caldera - also passes through old vineyards and deserted chapels that give you the feeling that you are walking through the past of Thira.
Category: Island, Mountain bike
Experience an adventure through southern side of the island, where you will have the chance to explore its various hidden treasures. You can taste local wine and food with your family, on this memorable day with this scenic bike ride above the caldera.
Category: Day Trips, Island
Join this off-road tour and learn everything about the island’s culture. Your day starts when you're picked up from one of the designated collection points, which will be either your hotel, a point near your hotel, or a point near Santorini cruise port. Your first stop will be the Profitis Ilias monastery.
Category: Gastronomy, Boat Tours, Sunset
Join a traditional fishing trip and watch the sunset out at sea. Benefit from the expert knowledge of a local captain and crew and help prepare a fresh fish dinner or snorkel as your meal is cooked.
Category: Biking, Day Trips, Gastronomy
A Gastronomy & cycling journey among the island's sights. Start your gastronomy journey from the traditional village of Emporio. There, make a stop at the old city of Castelli (castle) and admire the beautiful narrow paths of the village. Then, stop at the traditional village of Megalochori.
Category: Day Trips, Gastronomy, Walking
Take this 6-hour historical and wine tour around the island, guided by an English-speaking archaeologist and an expert sommelier. This is a bus tour to the ancient site of Akrotiri and the traditional wineries.
Category: Day Trips, Photography
An evening photographic workshop with an introduction to night photography. You will shoot at 2-3 locations around the island, focusing on capturing the stunning geological formations of the island and its extraordinary night landscapes.
Category: Day Trips, Photography, Private
Forget selfies and pestering strangers, your own personal Vacation photographer will capture your journey in a contemporary and candid style. Return home with amazing photography of your travels to share with friends and family.
Category: Boat Tours, Island, Day Trips
Take this tour to the amazing island of Santorini, one of the top destinations in the world. The wild beauty, the gorgeous view of the volcano and the sea, and the romantic atmosphere will make you adore it at first sight.
DISCOVER THE TOURS BY CATEGORY
Santorini provides its visitors with a plethora of unique sites. The imposing active volcano, the quaint Oia, and the unparalleled sunset are just a few. Participating in tours in Santorini is the best way to soak up as much information and as many unique sceneries as you can during your stay.
BOAT & SAILING
Boat tours are a favorite when it comes to experiencing the seascape of Santorini - they offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Aegean and to approach the island's or the volcano's fascinating coastline.
Excursions by boat are a relaxing activity that usually includes snorkeling, hiking, lunch or dinner, and a visit to the volcano, the hot springs, or Thirassia. Some are offered during the 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 or the hot springs, check out the Sunset boat trip to Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia & Oia, and Sunset and Dinner on board!
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. It also includes a swim in the hot springs and some of its most popular seashores. The same one comes in an evening version.
If you feel like history is not your cup of tea, prepare yourself for a change of heart! Thankfully, history tours do not include boring textbooks. On the contrary, interactive activities for the whole family take over at Santorini!
The Akrotiri Guided Tour is the best way to experience the island's former glory. It takes place in the Akrotiri Minoan site, one of the most significant Minoan settlements in the Aegean Sea. A professional 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! It is the world's first museum dedicated to the myth of Lost Atlantis and offers an extraordinary infotainment experience! Featuring innovative technologies, the 9D experience will captivate children and grown-ups alike.
Whether you decide to spend only a few days on the island or more than a week, we suggest booking one designed to introduce you to the landmarks, nature, and cultural heritage.
A bus around the island gets you to several must-visit spots, including the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a winery, Perivolos beach, Oia village, and more.
That kind of tour allows travelers to get a hint of the best parts of the island comfortably.
Since approaching the sights can be quite a struggle during the high season, helicopter tours constitute a unique alternative to conventional sightseeing. A helicopter trip above the volcano and Oia allows visitors to avoid the struggling heat and the hoards of tourists while gazing at the breathtaking scenery from above.
If you are interested in visiting the cosmopolitan Mykonos, a helicopter transfer from one place to the other is also available!
Private tours in Santorini are highly recommended for couples and small groups of up to 4 people, allowing you to have fun and explore the area privately. This type of tour has been designed to add a hint of luxury to your vacation, 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 ideal for couples who want to explore the coastline and the volcano.
Starting at Ammoudi's picturesque harbor, the cruise takes you for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the famous Red beach and Mesa Pigadia. Additionally, you will visit the hot springs and experience their healing properties before heading to one of Santorini's signature landmarks, the 19th-century lighthouse.
The cruise is available both in the morning and the evening. It ends with a BBQ lunch or dinner, where you will get to pair traditional Greek delicacies with the finest local wines.
VISITING THE VOLCANO
No visitor should skip visiting the imposing volcano, the signature landmark that shaped and reshaped the island. Boarding on a boat for an unforgettable volcano visit is the best way to experience the beauty of Santorini's untamed landscape!
It allows reaching the active volcano and walking along the rim of its crater.
Among the most worthy tours in Santorini is the Volcano and Hot Springs Boat Tour, which combines a trip to the volcano with a visit to the hot springs at Palea Kameni islet. You shouldn't miss the chance to reap the benefits of the hot waters!
Alternatively, the Volcano, Hot Springs, and Thirassia Boat Tour includes an extra stop in Thirassia. Santorini and its calm and quiet sister island are polar opposites! The striking beauty of Thirassia lies in its unspoiled nature. With a few permanent inhabitants, Thirassia has not been subjected to tourist development, maintaining its authentic atmosphere.
A trip there will balance out your buzzing adventures.
Viniculture is a substantial aspect of local culture; wines produced are famous all around the world.
If you would like to know more about winemaking and wine tasting, winery visits and wine-tasting tours in Santorini are among the most popular activities to do. Wine-tasting experiences are available and can meet the needs of all wine lovers. Paying a visit to several wineries allows you to soak up invaluable information about the tradition of wine production. Visits often end by tasting local wines.
Santorini is home to the Koutsogiannopoulos Wine Museum, which allows you to expand your knowledge of the wine tradition and the wine-making process. Visiting it comes with a unique wine-tasting experience. Book it in advance!
One of the best ways to keep your memories alive is to return home with a few recipes to help you recreate the taste of your trip!
During food tours, visitors can sample delicious Greek starters, savor locally produced wine, and have hands-on cooking workshops to assure that the best souvenirs will be the recipes they learn - this is why cooking tours in Santorini are so preferred by visitors!
During the Cooking Class and Wine Tasting Tour, participants acquire new culinary knowledge and techniques, along with a visit to the volcanic vineyards to understand viniculture deeper. Additionally, a professional chef will guide you through the preparation and execution of authentic Greek recipes, the results of which you can taste.
For guests seeking a more authentic experience, the Sunset Fishing Trip with Dinner and Drinks allows you to spend an evening on a traditional fishing boat.
Get ready to hone your angler skills and cook the fresh catch of the day on the deck while savoring the crimson colors of the Aegean sunset!
As the culinary and wine tours are super popular, we highly recommend booking them before your arrival in Santorini.
With its postcard-like sceneries, picturesque villages, dreamy sunsets, and charming natural landscape, Santorini is an ideal destination for amateur or professional photography enthusiasts.
Many tours in Santorini have been designed around photography, making it possible to practice your favorite hobby while touring and exploring the island. During those tours, you will exclusively visit the most photogenic spots at both popular and secret locations.
One of the photography classes has been designed as 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 at nighttime and get some breathtaking views of the moonlit caldera.
Additionally, the Photography Expedition is available both in the morning and the afternoon. During this activity, you will be taken to various places to practice your skills, whether you are a professional photographer or not.
As one of the most fun activities on Santorini, a jet ski excursion guarantees an experience out of the ordinary, allowing you to combine your favorite watersport with an exploration of the volcanic coastline.
The Jet Ski Safari is the perfect option for adrenaline-seekers. Participants may either join a relaxing safari guided trip or a jet ski rental. The second option allows you to explore the southern bays on your own.
More than five different jet ski safari safaris are available to choose from. Consider combining them for a thorough marine exploration! Booking your jet ski safari in advance is recommended, as they sell out quickly.
As an alternative to jet skiing, sea kayaking is less adventurous but equally fun. 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. At lunchtime, you will taste authentic Greek dishes at a traditional local tavern.
A plethora of additional activities are available on the shores. Watersports enthusiasts will have the time of their lives during their stay since Scuba diving, Parasailing, Stand Up Paddling and Kitesurfing are only some of the numerous options.
Visitors not keen on watersports may be interested in horseback riding, which allows you to catch unparalleled views of the caldera.
TOURS FROM OTHER NEARBY ISLANDS
Day tours to Santorini are available from other islands, making it possible for guests to spend a full day exploring the marvelous locations of the island. For instance, the Tour from Paros and the Tour from Naxos are traveler favorites and include transportation to the best caldera villages.