Santorini Traditional villages tour

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4 hours
Availability : 20 February - 30 November

See how the real life of Santorini is and how one of the first settlements of the island was millions of years ago. Walk inside tiny, whitewashed alleys and admire the stone made local houses and caves at the most beautiful traditional villages of Thera. Let yourself feel the vibe of how life on this volcanic island of Greece is. Explore one of the first cities of the ancient Greece and take the chance to get into this prehistoric settlement of Santorini.


Akrotiri Excavations Archeological site

See the excavations of the prehistoric town in Akrotiri which was created in the fifth millennium BC and then was covered with ash after the eruption of the volcano around 1500 years BC. The volcanic ash, by covering the whole city, kept the biggest parts of this area protected and now it is possible to walk inside the city and also see the wall paintings and some furniture vessels.

Red Beach, Akrotiri

The volcanic Red beach of Santorini is located on the South part of the island at the village of Akrotiri. This beach is a unique outcome of the volcano’s eruption around  the 16th Century BC. The red lava stone behind the beach creates an astonishing blend with the black sand and the crystal blue water. The way to reach the shore is uneven and rocky which makes it a bit dangerous sometimes to get there, but you can find a fantastic spot on the top of the beach to admire and take extraordinary pictures of this amazing natural creation.

Megalochori village

The name of this village means “the big village” in Greek as Megalochori is the largest local area all over Santorini. By visiting this local area you will be able to stroll around some very old stone made local houses and canavas and get an insider’s view of  how the real life on this majestic volcanic island is. Also it is worth stop at the main square of the village, where locals are used to gathering in traditional cafes and tavernas under a very charming and cozy atmosphere.

Pyrgos village

Pyrgos, the old capital of Santorini, is very famous for its different structure and the ruins of Kastelli fortress. While wandering inside the small alleys of Pyrgos, you will have the opportunity to admire some of the oldest houses of Santorini from the 10th Century. Also there you will find some very small local shops to enjoy a refreshment and to taste some local flavors.

Price Includes

  • Private
  • Pick up and drop off to the place of your choice
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel and all taxes
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Air conditioned vehicle

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fees
  • Food, beverages and meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Guided tours inside museums and historical sites

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation until 24 hours before the scheduled starting time
  • Cancellation request up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour’s starting time is considered as a 100% refundable cancellation. The traveller will receive back the whole amount of the tour fee.
  • Cancellation request less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour’s starting time is considered as a last minute cancellation which means that the traveller will not be refunded and the company will keep the whole amount of the tour fee.
Frequently asked questions and tips

What happens if there are kids or elders and do we have to be in a good physical shape?

Every one of our drivers is a professional, knows how to modify every different tour and to handle special requests depending on the type of participants to make an unforgettable enjoyable experience for them.

What kind of clothes and shoes is needed to wear?

It is recommended to wear easy walking shoes because there are some specific areas where you may need to walk on uneven or rocky ground and comfortable clothes to feel relaxed and cooler especially during the summer months. Also if you are interested in visiting some religious monuments, please dress appropriately.

What is the private sightseeing tour?

The private tour is hiring a car and a driver for a few hours to go and explore the island. But with “Cozy pickups” you will not only have a well- trained professional driver, but you will also have the opportunity to learn some very interesting information about the heritage, the culture and history of Santorini from a “friend”

Useful tips:

During the summer time in Greece there are high temperatures and the sun is very hot. We recommend that you wear sunglasses, sunscreen and possibly a hat to protect yourself. In every one of our sightseeing rides we offer bottles of fresh water for every individual to stay cool and hydrated.