Welcome to Oia


Not surprisingly, Oia draws enormous numbers of tourists, and overcrowding is the price it pays for its good looks. Try to visit in the morning or spend the night here; afternoons and evenings often bring busloads from the cruise ships moored in the bay. At sunset the town feels like a magnet for every traveller on the island.


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$57.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

Santorini Private Customized Half- or Full-Day Tour

With a customized itinerary that is tailored to suit your needs and interests, spend your chosen five or eight hours on Santorini visiting the cultural, historical and natural landmarks that interest you the most. During your tour, speak with your private driver-guide about the types of things you would like to see, so that the logistics can be arranged.On the day of your tour, meet your driver-guide at your Santorini hotel, and then set off in a premium, air-conditioned vehicle. Transport is included, but all meals and entrance fees are at your own expense.During your custom tour, perhaps visit some of the island’s must-see attractions like the archaeological site of Akrotiri, or stretch out on the black and red sand beaches before watching the sunset at Oia village. Alternatively, ask your guide to take you to the places often missed by visitors.See the Itinerary for a sample tour. The activities and attractions mentioned are provided as examples only, and can be tailored to your interests and timeframes on the day by your private driver-guide.

$137.01 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Santorini Sunset Luxury Catamaran Cruise with BBQ

Our brand new luxury catamaran departs from the Vlychada port at 14:15-14:30 pm. There is a free round trip transfer from your hotel provided by our mini buses We first stop for 30 minutes at the Red Beach for swimming and snorkeling. Our catamaran will then sail to our second stop, the White beach, where we will spend 1 hour and you will be able to swim and snorkel. Enjoy an appetizing BBQ on board which includes Greek specialties like pork suvlaki, tzatziki, Greek Salad and baklavas while you sip on complimentary wine and soft drinks.  Next, we will be sailing close to Aspronissi and Akrotiri and stop for 30 minutes at the Hot Springs. Here you can swim and enjoy a mud bath. We will then head to our last stop, below Oia village, to watch the sunset from the best point on the island. The tour finishes in Amoudi and our mini buses will take you back to your hotel. Barbecue meal menu: - Barbeque (3 choices): pork suvlaki, chicken filet or vegetarian option - Greek Salad, briam, bread, tzatziki , Italian pasta, ntolmadakia, - Baklavas (traditional Greek sweets) and fruits with honey and cinnamon as desert. Complimentary drinks* (Santorinian white wine-selection Nychteru, water, soft drinks, coffee and tea, beers).

$100.47 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise with Nea Kameni Volcano Visit

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nea Kameni, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanExperience Santorini’s scenery, hot springs and beaches.Duration: 6 hours

$68.50 Kid Friendly

Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Akrotiri, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanArchaeological site of Akrotiri Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Oia's Main Street, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanOia's Main StreetDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanContinue towards Perissa Beach and enjoy free time to have lunch and relax at one of the longest black sandy beaches in the Cyclades and the most popular beach of Santorini. Duration: 1 hour

$68.50 Private & Custom Tours

Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Oia's Main Street, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanWe would find the ruins of a Venetian castle, admire the breathtaking view over the caldera and have some time to explore.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: FirostefaniStop at the famous blue domed church, where we would show you the group of five islands that make out Santorini. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Moni Profitou Iliou, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanPanoramic view over all of the islandDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Vlychada Beach, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanDip your toes in the Aegean Sea or just take some nice photos in this fascinating background. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Faros Market, Akrotiri, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanLocal organic farm, where you would have the opportunity to savor Santorinian finger food delicacies and homemade winesDuration: 45 minutes

$79.92 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.