Full day at the Pompeii of the Aegean. On this full day, Santorini panoramic (6 hour tour), accompanied by a friendly and experienced private guide from Golden Ibex, you will explore, first, the excavation of Akrotiri, one of the most important Prehistoric sites in the world. Since that time, the volcanic ashes preserved two and three-story buildings, full of decorated walls with breath-taking Minoan frescoes.
Next, you will admire breathtaking views from the island’s highest point at the mountain of Profitis Ilias, 567 meters above sea level with panoramic views of the entire island, all the way to the village of Oia. We will discover, also, the traditional village of Pyrgos, the highest village in Santorini with a typical Fortress Settlement which was declared a protected UNESCO settlement in 1995. On the hilltop, you will find ruins of Kasteli Castle, one of the five `Kastelia`, found on Santorini island.
History, Culture & tradition
If you travel to Santorini, don`t miss this tour in order to show you this island from three different perspectives. After picking you up from a place of your choice, our first stop is at the prehistoric town at Akrotiri. Learn the history of the Aegean civilization in a fascinating way. Learn about this advanced society. Later on, we will have a stop at the highest point of the island Profitis Ilias. There, you will be able to visit a small picturesque chapel “Agios Nectarios”.
On our way to the north, we will stop at Pyrgos village, the former capital of Santorini and the best preserved village. This is the right place to meet the locals and learn about our tradition. Choosing Full day Santorini panoramic, you will have the opportunity to visit Imerovigli and firostefani settlements. Not only we will stroll through the cave houses built at the edge of the cliff-side but also, you will hear about the culture of Santorini.
- Visit one of the most important prehistoric settlement of the Aegean.
- Enjoy the stunning views to the caldera from several spots around the island
- Stroll around the picturesque village Pyrgos.
- See the most popular settlements such as Firostefani and Imerovigli.
- Stop at the mountain Profitis Ilias
- Tour guide/ Driver
- Bottle of water
- Fuel surcharge
- Pick up and drop off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
- Entrance fees to Akrotiri (12 euros p/p )
As this is a private tour, we are able to customize the itinerary even on the way regarding your interests and wishes.
If you are coming on Santorini from Athens on a day-trip, the tour can offer you a complimentary airport pickup and drop-off service upon request.