Santorini Island Tour and Akrotiri Excavations

4-5 hours

Our tour will take us to the village of Pyrgos, which was the capital of Santorini until 1800. Here we’ll be able to admire the beautiful old houses and the Venetian Fortress crowned by several churches.

Our half-day tour then continues south to the world renown Akrotiri Excavations, dating back to the 2nd millenium BC. Marvel the amazing ruins, the 2 and 3 story houses with plumbing and the pottery.
After the visit to Akrotiri we continue to one of the island’s most famous modern wineries. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, and the fact that vines thrive at all is amazing considering the fact that the island has limited water resources. But the volcanic soil is an excellent medium for producing grapes, especially the Assyrtiko grape – a rare, white variety.
After our visit, we’ll drive to the cliff top town of Fira. Our tour ends here.
PS. if you have some more time to spend we can add a visit to the beautiful village of Oia located in the northern tip of the island.
Please note that this tour is not available on Mondays because the Akrotiri site is closed.

Comfortable clothing, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen are suggested.