Santorini consistently holds a place in the golden five of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. Santorini Private Tour invites you to meet the island.
At a distance of 12 km from Oia, the always busy Fira, the capital of Santorini, are one of the must-do stops on the island. At a distance of about 260 meters from the sea surface, they seem to have put on their white clothes and climbed the cliff, to cause the admiration of every visitor. The unique location of Fira on the caldera offers stunning views of Nea and Palia Kameni.
Crowds flock to the densely populated area of Fira at all hours of the day, while the numerous businesses operating in the alleys of the island’s capital attract visitors of various interests and of all ages. Your walk will start from the central square of Theotokopoulos with the many café bars, while, a little further down, a street full of luxury jewelry stores stretches in front of you, giving promises for “diamond” experiences! Indulge in the charm of the beautiful straits of Fira and let your gaze wander to the eerie beauty of the caldera. In Fira you can visit the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Gyzi Palace and the Santozeum.
To enjoy your acquaintance with Fira to the fullest, you can climb the 588 steps from the Old Port. An alternative is the cable car, which runs daily every 20 minutes, from 07:00 to 22:20. Tradition lovers can make the journey to and from the Old Port on donkeys! You will enjoy a wonderful view of Fira from Budi, where very interesting events take place every summer. In the area of Fira there are municipal parking lots.
Village-jewel, a pole of attraction for thousands of visitors every year, looking for tranquility, natural beauty and quality in everything. Pyrgos, which is about 5-10 minutes drive from Fira, is definitely the most beloved village of the island. In 1800 it was the capital of Santorini, while today it manages, through the impressive architecture, the curves and the beautiful alleys, the whitewashed narrow and the infinite churches with the “painted” domes, to keep unchanged the glamor of the past.
It is worth visiting both the Canaan of Drosos-Chrysos, which through glittering representations transports you to “Santorini that left”, and Kastelli, at the top of the hill. For dinner, prefer the excellent Selene restaurant without a second thought. Besides, you can choose the Tower as a base, since the arty Voreina Gallery Suites has raised the bar of accommodation in the area. Tip: Profitis Elias rises above the Tower, the highest peak of the island. If you want to enjoy the most beautiful view of the island, just visit it.
At a distance of 10 minutes from Fira is one of the most peaceful and beautiful diamonds of the island. Megalochori is a traditional small village that will steal your heart with its unique aesthetics. Here everything seems to have come out of a painting, while respect for tradition seems to impose absolute silence in every corner. The village is famous for its close relationship with wine – here are the famous wineries of Boutari and Gavalas -, the absolute tranquility and quality business. You can visit it either in the morning or in the afternoon or even in the evening, walk to the main square, admire the impressive bell towers of the white churches and stroll in its alleys.
During the Venetian occupation it was the commercial and economic center of Santorini. Today it is one of the most interesting villages of the island, especially from an architectural point of view. Emporio is located in the southern part of Thira, very close to the beaches of Perivolo and Perissa. Here you will be impressed by the features, houses carved in stone, you will be enchanted by the exploration of the Castle (Mesana), while you will feel intense immersion in Panagia Kali, which is located inside the castle. Tip: Do not forget to visit the windmills on the hill of Gavrilos. The landscape, especially on clear nights, is extremely romantic!
The locals call it a “volcano”, visitors make it a priority of their explorations and the legend adores it. The reason for Nea Kameni, the middle of the three islands of the caldera (Thirasia and Palia Kameni the other two) that were eyewitnesses of the eruption of the volcano. In Nea Kameni is the largest crater, called Daphne. Visiting here is truly an inconceivable experience. You will walk around the crater, your gaze will be captured by the color variety of the rocks, your smell will be captured by the smell of sulfur, while all your senses will be awakened by the majestic spectacle. Santorini Private Tour operates on a daily basis.
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- Santorini Sightseeing Private Tour
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- Santorini South Part Private Tour
- Santorini Sunset Private Tour
- Athinios Santorini Private Guided Transfers
- Oia Santorini Private Guided Tour
- Palia Kameni Santorini Private Guided Transfers
- Perissa Santorini Private Guided Transfers
- Pyrgos Santorini Private Guided Transfers
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