Guided Sightseeing Tour in Santorini
You will “light up” as soon as you get to the peaceful sight of Akrotiri lighthouse or totally immerse yourself in the hottest sand of the Red or Black Beach, it might prove difficult to choose which one you prefer! Dig deep into History at the 6500-year-old site of Akrotiri or forget time while enjoying a meal in traditional Megalochori or “touch the sky” at the Monastery of Profitis Ilias!
Private: It includes champagne and strawberries at sunset time. (You may choose the time)
Duration: 3 hours
- Akrotiri Lighthouse
The Akrotiri lighthouse, manufactured by a French company in 1892, is among the oldest lighthouses in Greece. In the 19th century and until 1988, it was powered by petrol fuel but became automatic. The tower is 10 meters tall. The lighthouse lays in a peaceful place, surrounded by sea, ideal for serene romantic moments. It is an excellent sunset-watching spot and along the way, one enjoys magnificent images. It is worth a visit as the sight you get to see is really magical.
- Red Beach
A huge attraction of the island and unquestionably one of the most famous beach lies on the southernmost part of Santorini. It is located in Akrotiri village, 12 kilometers south west of Fira, close to the important archaeological site of Akrotiri. You will view enormous volcanic rocks in the sea, small pebbles and multicolored sand of various shades, mainly of red, all along the beach and appealing dark blue waters you can enjoy diving and take pleasure in snorkeling as there is rich marine life. Don’t miss this incomparable landscape!
- Archaeological Site of Akrotiri (or else)
Akrotiri is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement, originally constructed around 4,500 B.C. By 1450 BC, it was destroyed first by an earthquake and then by the volcanic eruption of Thera. A new town was built on the ruins of the old town until it was destroyed by the volcanic eruption about one century later and remained buried until 1860. Akrotiris strategic position on the primary sailing route between Cyprus and Minoan Crete also made it important for the copper trade, to the city was uncovered in 1967 by Archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos. It was associated with the Minoan civilization, located on the nearby island of Crete, due to the discovery of inscriptions in Linear A script and artifacts (preserved in the three-story houses decorated with frescoes, covered in volcanic dust). The tour allows the visitor to see how one of the first European civilizations used to live.
- Black beach
An organized beach that boasts about its black sandy beach and is awarded with a blue flag, it is a unique beach for swimming, chilling and fun. The beach offers a Life Guard. Perissa is fully organized, offering various Beach Bars, night clubs, cafes and tavernas where one can enjoy refreshments, drinks and snacks almost 24/7! Visitors who enjoy water sports and diving usually choose Perissa Beach because of the wide variety offered. In the village itself, one can shop for clothes, there is also a supermarket and souvenir shops and a Museum of Minerals and Fossils. Also, the church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity). There are plenty of hotels. Above Perissa is situated the archaeological site of Archaea Thira and a beautiful view.
- Traditional settlement of Megalochori
Megalochori Evidence of prehistoric settlements have been found. Megalochori is one of the most picturesque and preserved villages on the Island. One can see historical mansions with high walls and inner courtyards, traditional houses, pirate hideaways and wine canavas. The famous Vinsanto wine was exported from here. There is a wonderful square where you can find tavernas, restaurants, trees for shade.
- Prophet Elias (sunset)
The highest point of the island (567 meters) from where you will enjoy a unique view of Santorini. The monastery, built in 1712, one of the oldest on the island, is a great example of Cycladic architecture. It developed intellectually, culturally and economically and ran a school from 1806 to 1845. It has a collection of icons, bibles, artefacts of the Greek Orthodox Church, ecclesiastical objects, books, etc. One can also see shoemaking, printing, candle making, winemaking. All the traditional goods produced and cultivated by the monks are available for purchase.