Shore Excursion: Customizable Santorini Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/1/2020 - 3/17/2021Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Hop-on hop-off tour with stops near cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from the exit of the Cable Car, your hotel in Santorini, Port or Airport
    Santorini Airport, Greece
    Athinios PortOld Port
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Embark on this private tour of Santorini with just yourself, your party and your tour escort. See the most well-known places on Santorini Island by luxury minibus after docking at the cruise port. Meet your assistant at the top of the cable car, then shop, enjoy some sightseeing and even play on the beach over the course of 5-hours.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

After getting of the ship, reach the top of Fira by cable car (at own expense) to meet your escort to begin your customizable tour. The escort will have an itinerary set for you, however you may change the schedule as you wish. For your first stop, the guide will suggest a trip to Prophet elias Mountain, the highest point in Santorini. There, you will have a panoramic view of the island as well as the Prophet elias Monastery. Next, head to the Akrotiri Excavations and admire the ruins of the Minoan civilization. The Red beach is next to the excavations and open for you to take photos or swim.

Once you have finished your visit to the Red beach, make a short stop in the black sand of Perivolos, where you may relax. Then, drive to Oia, with a short stop at "Santo Wines" along the way. At the winery, you will have the opportunity to taste local products, including the famous Visanto wine. Move on to the Blue Dome church in Firostefani, known for it's wonderful views of the volcano. Finally, arrive at the northern tip of Oia and enjoy sightseeing, grab some lunch, or shop for some souvenirs. Return to Fira town where you will take the cable car to move down to the Old port.


Private tour

Tour escort/host


Small bottle of water for every guest


Food and drinks

Cable car tickets

Wine tasting


Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A minimum of 4 people per booking is required

Minimum age is 8 years

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Sep-2019

    Johanna was very knowledgeable and an excellent tour guide !
    I highly recommend this customizable tour specially with Johanna

  • 07-Oct-2017

    This was absolutely the best day of the entire 2 weeks we spent in Italy and Greece. We were on a Rome and Greek Isles Cruise and we had never ventured out on our own. We always felt that it was safer to take an excursion recommended by the cruise line because you are guaranteed to get back to the ship on time. However, our cruise did not offer anything that excited us--we wanted to visit many places during our one day in Santorini. So, we decided to go with a Viator shore excursion and this was the BEST decision we could have made. Our guide, Fotis, was the absolute BEST!!!!! He took our list of all the things we wanted to see--Oia, the monastery and Mount Elias, the ruins, a traditional Greek lunch at a favorite spot for locals, and introduced us to some locals. Fotis was very aware of the time and had us back in plenty of time to wait one hour to catch the cable car and make it back to the ship in plenty of time. This excursion gave me the confidence I needed to use Viator in the future whenever we cruise. It is so much nicer to be able to go where YOU want to go and stay as long as YOU want--not be rushed with a large group. It was so personal--and we feel that we made a lifetime friend with Fotis. He made our day on Santorini the best of the 14 days!!! Thank you Viator, Fotis, and our personal driver!

  • 17-Sep-2017

    We were picked up on time, in a newer Mercedes van. Although this is listed as a customizable tour, we really relied on our tour guide Asteris for suggestions on what to see and do. He gave great suggestions and also worked in a couple of things that we wanted to see on the way. This tour was a great way to see the entire island in one day. We went to Oia first at Asteris's suggestion to beat the crowds and this was the right call. We then went to the highest point on the island for a panoramic view followed by visits to the red sand beach and one of the black sand beaches. We were then dropped back in Fira, right on time. Overall a great experience

  • 22-Aug-2017

    Did exactly what we wanted to do, and Alex, our guide, was fantastic! Would definitely recommend!

  • 28-Jul-2017

    Amazing! Helen was the best!!! We left feeling like we added another friend to our group! Thank you for such a memorable experience!

  • 07-Jun-2017

    The Tourist Bureau of Santorini and all the Tour Operators need to work together to eliminate the big buses used on the Island. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Santorini and I loved our Voator Tour. But I have spoken to too many visitors that would NEVER go back, including my relatives who visited with me on this last tour because of the traffic stoppage creaqted by the big buses not being able to pass on the narrow streets of the Island. The Island needs to get smaller buses, maybe on a 3 to 1 ratio, to replace the big buses. At least these vehicles will be able to pass and will not create traffic jams that last over an hour. If this does not happen, fewer and fewer people will visit and more people will leave with a bad review of Santorini. Other than standing for more than 1 and 1/2 hours, we loved our tour and our tour guide.

  • 25-Jun-2016

    As detailed on Viator, our guide Elissa tailored our tour to meet our needs. We had an hour on the beach and were able to tour the whole island. We also had time for lunch in Oia.
    Elissa was very pleasant and knowlegable. We had our own private van with our own driver.
    Definitely superior to a cruise sponsored tour.

  • 24-Jun-2016


  • 23-Jun-2016

    This was a very nice tour. Santorini has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our tour guide met us promptly at the designated meeting point. She and the driver took my family of four to all the highlights in and around Santorini. We had lunch outside at a beautiful little restaurant next to the black sand beach on the Meditranian sea. The tomato balls were my favorite. So delicious! The Greek beer was also very good. The scenery was amazing! I highly recommend this tour. Our guide was fantastic.

  • 18-Jun-2016

    Great driver and guide - comfortable transport, knowledgeable and made sure we saw all we wanted, tailored to meet our needs.
    Many thanks for a great day out - would definitely recommend as the best way to spend a day here.