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Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations

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    Stop At: Castelli of Pyrgos, Pyrgos 84701 Greece

    Your Cultural Villages Sightseeing experience starts with the village of Pyrgos, which is known as the island’s “historic monument”. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement holds an 18th century Venetian castle. Explore the remains of the fortress, made by the locals to fortify the area and built it into small alleys and circle shape roads. The town is surrounded by vineyards, chapels and churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies and pebbled paths.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Megalochori - Traditional Village, Megalochori Greece

    Continue to Megalochori, one of the most picturesque and quaint villages of the island with typical and classical Cycladic houses dug into the volcanic rock. The scenery includes white washed tower bells, underground caves and churches with blue domes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Castelli of Emporio, Emporio Greece

    Discover Emporio, the entry to another past era and the island's commercial center during the Venetian occupation. In Medieval times, the inhabitants of this village used to build their houses side by side in small quaint streets, so that they could protect themselves against the pirates. Walk the narrow & picturesque pathways of the Venetian castle and take memorable photos overlooking the volcanic landscape.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Akrotiri 84700 Greece

    Visit the hidden gem of Santorini. The prehistoric town preserved in volcanic ash is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, that holds one of the first European civilizations (Minoan civilization). Your local guide/driver will share with you the amazing history of the lost “Atlantis” and involve you in our local customs.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Faros Market, Lighthouse Road, Akrotiri 340 01 Greece

    In the suburbs of Akrotiri, visit a family wine farm, which offers high quality of handmade products, that do not contain any preservatives or chemical additives and offer you a unique taste and quality. Taste the local Fava, sun dried tomato, capers, caper leaves, tomato paste, traditional sweets and the family wine. The hostess of the farm will escort you around the property from the volcanic vineyard to the family cellar. Sample 4 varieties of Santorini grapes, enjoy your Greek coffee and experience the vibe of traditional Greeks at the farm. Choosing the 3pm departure you will enjoy a wonderful sunset at the wine farm away from the crowds.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Santorini Road Trips, Katona Asimi, Fira 84700 Greece

    Your Cultural experience starts with the village of Pyrgos, which is known as the island’s “historic monument”. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement holds an 18th century Venetian castle. Explore the remains of the fortress, made by the locals to fortify the area and built it into small alleys and circle shape roads. The town is surrounded by vineyards, chapels and churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies and pebbled paths.

    Next stop at Megalochori, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island with typical and classical Cycladic houses dug into the volcanic rock. Walk along the tiny alleys and see the famous picturesque tower bell, visit the underground cave house and take pictures of the white churches & the blue domes.
    
Discover Emporio, the entry to another past era and the island's commercial center during the Venetian occupation. In Medieval times, the inhabitants of this village used to build their houses side by side in small quaint streets, so that they could protect themselves against the pirates. Walk the narrow & picturesque pathways of the Venetian castle and take memorable photos overlooking the volcanic landscape.

    Visit the hidden gem of Santorini. The prehistoric town preserved in volcanic ash is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, that holds one of the first European civilizations (Minoan civilization). Your local guide/driver will share with you the amazing history of the lost “Atlantis” and involve you in our local customs.
At the suburbs of Akrotiri, a family wine farm is located, which offers high quality of handmade products, that do not contain any preservatives or chemical additives and offer you a unique taste and quality. Taste the local Fava, sun dried tomato, capers, caper leaves, tomato paste, traditional sweets and 4 wine varieties of their production. Walk around the volcanic vineyard and feel free to enjoy your Greek coffee.
Your private experience ends with the drop off at the original starting point or any place of your preference

    Choose one of the flexible departures and enjoy a memorable road trip. The afternoon tour (3pm) includes a wonderful sunset at the wine farm away from the crowds.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airbnb, villas, central squares

    Ports
    Cruise port: Pick up at the top cable car exit, Santorini international airport (JTR): Pick up at the arrivals terminal, Ferry port (Athinios): Pick up at the arrivals terminal, Hotels: Pick up at the lobby or nearest point accessible by vehicle
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Cold bottled water
    • Family wine tasting at the farm accompanied by handmade organic products
    • Experienced local driver/guide
    • Flexible departure & itinerary customized to suit your preferences
    • Private transportation by air-conditioned & deluxe van
    • Refreshing wet hand tissues
    • Maps & live commentary
    • Archaeological site admission fee
    • Entry/Admission - Akrotiri Archaeological Site
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Cable car tickets if arriving by cruise ship (6 EUR per person, per ride)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Pick up for cruise ship passengers will be from the cruise port cable car exit. Your driver/guide will be holding a sign with the lead passenger name written on
    • Your guide/driver is not allowed to guide within the Excavations. You may hire one of the licensed guides in Archaeology provided by the site
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Thank you Michael for a great tour this past Friday! You know your stuff and were super helpful with local advice too. You and made it all very enjoyable. Thanks again! Wendy
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    We had a fantastic tour of some the less visited sites in Santorini with Nik. He was extremely knowledgeable, and very personable. We particularly loved the stop at Faros Market for a tour of the winery and some very tasty treats and wine pairings (and freshly picked figs),
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    Very much enjoyed the tour and my guide, Dimitris, was wonderful. Nice to get away from the crowds in Oia and see the beauty of Santorini villages, learn some history and have a knowledgeable local to answer my questions in English. Appreciated ending day at Faros farm for wine
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    We took a half-day tour after arriving in Santorini the prior evening. Not only did we get an excellent introduction to the island and many of it's top sites, but we also got an amazing series of photos taken of us by our guide. Thanks so much for the great day.
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    My wife and I booked a cultural sightseeing tour with Santorini Road Trips and it was the best tour we went on during our entire Greece trip. It was better than our sunset cruise and even a historical tour we went on in Athens. The tour guide, Nikolaos, was friendly,
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