Santorini bus tour: Most Majestic Spots
Embark on our captivating Santorini bus tour and immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of Santorini. Our carefully curated itinerary will take you on a journey through iconic landmarks and hidden gems that showcase the island’s fascinating past.
Iconic Prophet Elias Monastery
Our first stop is the renowned Prophet Elias monastery, situated at the highest point of Santorini, offering panoramic views that will take your breath away. Perched at an impressive 565 meters above sea level, this iconic monastery holds great significance in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Step inside and witness the tranquility of this sacred place, marveling at its beautiful architecture and intricate religious artifacts.
Charming Pyrgos Village
From there, we’ll make our way to the picturesque village of Pyrgos, where time seems to stand still. As you wander through its narrow alleys, you’ll be captivated by the traditional Cycladic architecture that adorns the village. Explore its hidden corners, discover charming chapels, and soak in the authentic atmosphere that permeates every corner. Pyrgos is a true gem, offering a glimpse into the island’s rich heritage.
Akrotiri Settlement Excavations
Continuing our journey, we’ll visit the Akrotiri settlement excavations, a site of immense historical importance. Unearth the secrets of this prehistoric settlement, once a bustling city that thrived thousands of years ago. Marvel at the remnants of multi-story buildings, well-planned public roads, and evidence of a sophisticated social structure. Although only a fraction of the settlement has been excavated, the archaeological site provides a fascinating glimpse into the past.
Red Beach or Akrotiri Bay
Our next destination is the breathtaking Red Beach or Akrotiri Bay, where you’ll have free time to explore at your leisure. Take a leisurely stroll along the crimson-hued sands, feel the gentle breeze, and admire the striking cliffs that frame the beach. Indulge in a cup of coffee, savor Greek traditional mezedes, or simply bask in the serenity of this natural wonder (lunch not included in the tour price).
Fira Town: Marvel at the Caldera
As we make our way to Fira town, prepare to be mesmerized by the unparalleled beauty of the Caldera. Capture breathtaking photos of the dramatic cliffs and the vast expanse of the Aegean Sea. Take some time to browse through local shops, where you can find unique souvenirs and keepsakes. If you wish, treat your taste buds to traditional Santorinian cuisine, savoring the flavors that define this remarkable island.
Famous Oia Village and the World’s Most Famous Sunset
The grand finale of our tour takes us to the world-famous village of Oia, renowned for its magical sunsets. Lose yourself in the charm of this postcard-perfect destination, with its narrow streets, white-washed buildings, and iconic blue domes. As the sun begins its descent, find a spot to witness the enchanting spectacle that has captivated hearts across the globe. Capture the vibrant hues painting the sky, creating a scene that will forever remain etched in your memory.
Uncover Santorini’s Hidden Gems with our Santorini bus tour
Join us on this fascinating tour and unravel the hidden gems of Santorini. Immerse yourself in its cultural tapestry, explore ancient sites, and capture the essence of this extraordinary island. Don’t miss the chance to create unforgettable memories on this captivating journey. Secure your spot on our tour today and let Santorini’s allure envelop your senses.
- Visit to the Prophet Elias Monastery and picturesque village of Pyrgos
- Explore the Akrotiri settlement excavations, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean
- Opportunity to admire and walk through the sheltered settlement
- Free time (approx 40min) at the Red Beach or visit Akrotiri bay for coffee or lunch (not included in the price)
- Visit to Fira town to take pictures of the Caldera, shop or enjoy traditional Santorinian cuisine
- Final stop at Oia village for the world's most famous sunset.
- 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 11.00
- Kamari 11.15
- Monolithos 11.25
- Messaria 11.30
- Karterados 11.35
- Fira 11.45
- Pyrgos 11.55
- Vlichada 11.10
- Perivolos 11.15
- Perissa 11.20
- Emporio 11.25
- Akrotiri 11.35
- Megalochori 11.45.