Welcome to Fira

Admittedly, the admiring mass cannot diminish the impact of Fira’s stupendous landscape beyond. Views over the multicoloured cliffs are breathtaking, and at night the caldera edge is a frozen cascade of lights.

Behind the cliffs, however, the prices of fame are exposed: frenetic vehicular activity, meandering pedestrians along the roads (there are few pavements), and ongoing development.

Fira sprawls north and merges into two more villages: Firostefani (about a 15-minute walk from Fira) and Imerovigli (about a half-hour walk from Fira). A path runs through these villages and is lined with posh hotels, restaurants and lines of photographers (mainly selfie takers).

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$57.74 Day Trips & Excursions

Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Moni Profitou Iliou, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanChurchDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanBeachDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Akrotiri, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanArchaeological SiteDuration: 1 hourStop At: Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Vothonas, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanWine MuseumDuration: 1 hourStop At: Oia's Main Street, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanFree timeDuration: 1 hour

$109.72 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half-Day Catamaran Cruise of Santorini with BBQ and Drinks

Your luxurious catamaran tour of Santorini begins on land. You’ll be driven down to the port of Vlychada on the island’s southern coast. Embark at 10:30am if you’ve registered for the Daytime tour, or at 3:30 p.m. for the Sunset tour. Either way, five hours charting the turquoise Aegean Sea await you.Setting sail from the southern port of Vlihada and following the coastline, you reach the red beach in Akrotiri, one of the most beautiful beaches of the island with a distinct red coloration caused by the rich in minerals and iron soil. Then, you will head to the white rocky beach, where you have access only by boat. Leaving the white beach and heading to the Venetian lighthouse, you sail below the Indian Rocks through caves and rock formations, characteristic to the Aegean landscape. After sailing below the lighthouse the yacht will turn and enter the caldera of Santorini. There you will see everything opening in front of your eyes. The picturesque white houses hanging from the cliffs like grapes, the cliff formations and the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kammeni. There you will have the chance to sail bellow the traditional villages of Fira and Imerovigli and the overwhelming rock formations consisted of basalt and pumice. From there you will head to the crater of the volcano, you will sail around it to have a full view of it and stop at the thermal springs for swimming at the sulfurous waters, that offer a natural spa. Palea Kammeni, an inhabitant volcanic island next to the volcano, offers unique private bays and beaches, ideal for swimming and snorkeling, perfect to enjoy your own privacy away from crowded locations. As you enjoy yourself the attentive crew will prepare freshly on board a delicious meal consisted of meat variety on barbecue, Greek salads and appetizers, accompanied with local wine and cooling beverages. The tour concludes after you disembark at Vlychada Marina.

$80.68 Private & Custom Tours

Caldera, Winery, Oia Private Tour with Santorini Port Pickup

Meet your private guide by the top of the cable car in Fira or at your Santorini hotel, and travel to the island’s caldera for your first stop of the day. A spectacular geological formation, the caldera is the volcanic remains of the original island that collapsed beneath the sea after a volcanic explosion thousands of years ago. Stand at the edge of the caldera to pose for pictures against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea, and then continue by minibus to check out another of the island’s volcanic features: a dramatic-looking black-sand beach. If weather permits, take a stroll down Perissa – the longest beach on the island – and make the most of some free time to sunbathe on the warm shores and enjoy a bite to eat for lunch, if you wish. Or, if you prefer, you can skip the beach stop. Arrange with your guide on the day. Later, travel to the peak of Profitis Ilias, Santorini’s highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet (600 meters) above sea level. Gaze out at the island vistas surrounding you, and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain’s summit. Walk around the chapel, listening to the monks chanting, and savor samples of the dessert wine, honey and extra virgin olive oil that’s made on-site. After learning about winemaking in the mountains, head down into the hills to visit a typical Santorini winery and volcanic vineyard where the local assyrtiko and vinsanto varietals are produced. Sample up to four glasses of the island’s distinctive light and acidic whites while learning how wine is produced in such a dry and unforgiving island environment. From the hills, continue to Santorini’s poster-child village of Oia, the iconic whitewashed village that’s graced many a postcard. Take a stroll around the streets with your guide to get your bearings and learn about the village history, and then enjoy some free time to sightsee and shop at leisure. After making the most of your free time, meet your guide, and then finish your day with a drop-off at the port. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Santorini Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$63.52 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Red Beach, Akrotiri, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanVisit the impressive red sandy beach Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sunset in Oia, Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanVisit Oia the most touristic and crowded which offer amazing and breathtaking views and best sunset ever. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Akrotiri, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanVisit Important prehistoric ruins of Aegean timeDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Santorini Unique Experience Tours, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanAn authentic traditional settlement with historical houses, blue-domed churches, and old mansions.Stop At: Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanVisit Imerovigli and Skaros rock which offer the best unique views and our hidden spots.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Megalochori - Traditional Village, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanVisit the traditional village of Megalochori and walking throw the narrow streets and discover local beauties.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanVisit Perissa and Perivolos black sand beach and swimming in the Aegean sea. Lunchtime optional at the traditional restaurant.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Venetsanos Winery, Megalochori, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanTaste five different glasses of wine and enjoying caldera view from the top of the winery - optional.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Moni Profitou Iliou, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanVisit the highest spot on Santorini and taste local products from the monastery.Duration: 20 minutes

$63.52 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Santorini Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting from Fira

Let’s meet outside the Fira bus station and set off to explore Santorini together. First things first: We’ll head to Oia, this postcard-perfect village with the whitewashed facades and pastel-hued houses. Loose yourself in Oia’s winding streets, duck under bougainvillea archways and bask in the feel of Santorini’s allure. Next stop is Prophet Elias Monastery which offers panoramic, wow-inspiring views as it’s the island’s highest point. There you will get a glimpse of how life as a monk is and explore this exquisite monastery. Next, we will head to the village of Pyrgos where you will have about 20 minutes to see this quaint village before we hop on board and go to Megalochori village. The village will make you feel like you are in a time-capsule as it oozes tradition and feels like little has changed over the years. Final stop: Venetsanos winery! Indulge in a 3-course wine tasting overlooking the captivating caldera vista. Over the next hour you will get to know the winery and learn how wine was produced in Santorini in the past up until now. Wrap the day up by soaking up the magical atmosphere and unwind watching a sunset that will definitely leave you in awe.

$123.19 Shore Excursions

Santorini, Oia, and Mt. Profitis Ilias Private Shore Excursion

When you arrive in the Santorini port, meet your local guide for a private shore excursion around the island. Your tour starts as you board a small boat and head toward Fira port, where your private guide will be waiting.In Athinios, a private car will be waiting to take you on a short trip to Profitis Ilias, Santorini's highest peak. Admire the rocky landscapes and vineyards as you drive to the top of the mountain. At 1,853 feet (565 meters) above sea level, the monastery boasts great views and is one of the oldest monasteries on the island. Beginning in 1806, the monastery ran a Greek school for almost 40 years. Today, it holds an important collection of bibles and icons of the Greek Orthodox religion.Next, proceed to the northernmost tip of the island to visit Oia. This small, dramatic village, built on a steep slope of the caldera, is home to dwellings that are nestled in niches hewn into the volcanic rock. As you walk through its narrow cobbled streets with your guide, you will come across many shops that offer a varied collection of handmade ceramic art, paintings and jewelry. Perched on the edge of the cliffs, Oia also offers spectacular views of Fira (Santorini's capital) and the volcano that gave birth to the island. Finally, make your way to Fira, where you’ll enjoy a short cable car ride down to the pier, where your ship is docked. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Santorini port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.