History of Santorini: Akrotiri Excavations and Red Beach
Embark on a thrilling archaeological journey and immerse yourself in the rich history of Santorini with our Akrotiri Excavations and Red Beach tour. Discover the most significant archaeological site on the island as we unveil the secrets of Akrotiri’s ancient civilization, preserved under layers of volcanic ash.
Prophet Elias Monastery: A Majestic Beginning
Our adventure begins at the magnificent Prophet Elias Monastery, perched at the island’s highest point, 565 meters above sea level. Marvel at the monastery’s historical and spiritual significance as you soak in the panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Capture the essence of Santorini from this vantage point, where history and natural beauty converge.
Megalochori Village: A Glimpse of Tradition
Next, we’ll whisk you away to the enchanting Megalochori Village, a hidden gem that reflects the island’s authentic charm. Wander through its winding streets and admire the traditional Cycladic architecture that has been lovingly preserved. Learn about the village’s resilience in the face of adversity and witness firsthand the captivating culture that thrives within its walls.
Akrotiri Excavations: Unveiling the Past
Our tour then takes a momentous turn as we arrive at the Akrotiri Excavations, the pinnacle of our archaeological journey. Step back in time to the Bronze Age civilization that thrived here, long before the volcanic eruption. Explore the remnants of this advanced Minoan settlement and gain insight into its societal structure, artistry, and daily life. Hear the whispers of ancient stories as our expert guides bring history to life.
Red Beach and Akrotiri Bay: Nature’s Masterpieces
After immersing ourselves in history, we’ll provide you with free time to explore the awe-inspiring Red Beach. Marvel at the striking contrasts between the vibrant hues of the mountains and the crystal-clear waters that kiss the shore. Alternatively, you can savor the tranquility of Akrotiri Bay, indulging in a refreshing cup of coffee or savoring the delectable flavors of Greek mezedes and ouzo (not included in the tour price).
Perivolos Beach: Nature’s Oasis
Our final destination is the captivating Perivolos, a stunning black sandy beach that invites you to unwind and embrace the island’s natural splendor. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and let the cares of the world drift away. Delight your taste buds with freshly cooked fish at local taverns, savoring the flavors of the sea in this idyllic setting.
Create Unforgettable Memories with our history of Santorini tour
Join us on this captivating archaeological journey and witness the layers of Santorini’s cultural and geological heritage. From the heights of Prophet Elias Monastery to the ancient mysteries of Akrotiri Excavations, this tour offers a profound exploration of the island’s past. Immerse yourself in its beauty, feel its pulse, and let the stories of the ancients inspire you. Book your spot today and embark on an unforgettable adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
- Bus transfer from/to meeting points
- English speaking escort
- Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee (12,00€) not included
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Where does the Tour depart from?
- Ancient Thira 10.15
- Kamari 10.30
- Monolithos 10.35
- Messaria 10.40
- Karterados 10.45
- Fira 10.50
- Pyrgos 11.00
- Vlichada 10.15
- Perivolos 10.20
- Perissa 10.25
- Emporio 10.30
- Akrotiri 10.40
- Megalochori 10.50
- Oia 10.10
- Imerovigli 10.35
- Firostefani 10.40.