Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Oia

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First time in Santorini? Get to know the most beautiful island in the company of a knowledgeable and friendly guide.Santorini is not only a beautiful, but also a very fascinating island. Learn about the volcanic history and visit the famous villages built at the cliffs of the caldera. Climb up to the highest point of the island and savor local delicacies and wines. If you visit Santorini for the first time or you don't get to spend many hours on the island, don't worry about your itinerary, let us show you the most important highlights.
After picking you up at a place of your choice, the tour stops at the edge of the caldera to show you the geological formation of Santorini: here you will learn about the genesis and history of the island. The First Impressions cover most of the northern village of Oia, famous for the traditional cave houses built in the pumice stone, the Venetian castle and the breathtaking sunset. You stroll through the village to the famous view point of the blue domed churches and give you the opportunity to explore this traditional village on your own. Next, you go up to the highest mountain of Profitis Ilias.From the top at about 2000 feet (600 m) you can admire a panoramic view over the Aegean Sea. You get to visit a Greek Orthodox chapel, listen to the sounds of Byzantine music chanted by the monks who live up here at a monastery. Then, head down to the famous black sandy beach, where you can dip your toes and marvel at the fascinating formation of the pumice stone. The last stop of our tour is a family owned winery. While sampling the award winning wines of Santorini and learning about the special art of wine making on this island, you get to enjoy the view over the volcanic islands of the winery's terraces, built in levels on the edge of the caldera cliffs.On the way, you'll gain insights about the local agricultural specialties and of course we'll inform you about the Greek traditions and religion.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included