Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour Of Oia, Fira And The Akrotiri Excavation

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Option 1, 1/5/2021 - 11/23/2023Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You must contact the local service provider at least 48hrs before tour to be informed on the exact
    pickup time (meeting point will be provided on your confirmation vou.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Same as departure point.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spend your time in the port of Santorini discovering the wonders of the island. On this private shore excursion, you will visit the island's capital, Fira, and the dramatic town of Oia, home to dwellings nestled in volcanic rock. At the Akrotiri excavation site, you will see the remains of one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean region. Your private tour guide will entertain you during your tour with interesting details and stories about Santorini.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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While you are in port in Santorini, see the beauty of the island on this private shore excursion. Hop in a small local boat and make your way to the Fira harbor, where youll jump in a private luxury car with your local guide and proceed to the archeological site of Akrotiri. Often compared to Pompeii, Akrotiri is a site from an earlier age and preserves amazing ruins that date back to the 2nd millennium BC. Walk through the passageway in the excavated area, and marvel at the beautiful pottery, the two- and three-story houses (once decorated with wonderful wall-paintings) and the staircases.

Continue through the beautiful Santorini countryside to the village of Oia. Built on the northern part of the caldera rim, Oia is a place where many artists have found their inspiration. Enjoy the stunning views of the caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. Youll also have panoramic views of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.

Fira, your next stop, is the attractive capital of Santorini, perched on the caldera rim where the land slopes gently in one direction and falls steeply into the sea in the other. In Fira, you can either explore the town and its little shops at your leisure or take the cable car to Santorini port, where your cruise ship waits.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Santorini port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Port pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle and professional driver

Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee



Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance fees (approx. 12 euros)

Boat to Fira harbor

Entry/Admission - Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Akrotiri Excavation is closed on Mondays. Alternatively you will enjoy in Oia

Please enter your preferred pickup time in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking, and reconfirm 48 hours prior to the tours departure time

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children who do not occupy a seat are free of charge. Children who occupy a seat and are up to 11 years old, benefit from a discount

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

- To avoid congestion, vehicle seats will always be in abundance comparing to group comparing to group's size.-Passengers will always have to carry their own protection masks during the activity

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-Aug-2012

    Fantastic! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. The sights were stunning. However, be prepared to pay to get into the Akrotiri excavation. It is not included in the cost and caught us by surprise, but it is well worth it.

  • 06-Aug-2012

    Fantastic! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. The sights were stunning. However, be prepared to pay to get into the Akrotiri excavation. It is not included in the cost and caught us by surprise, but it is well worth it.