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Santorini in a Day: 4-Hour or 6-Hour Private Tour

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Santorini in a Day: 4-Hour or 6-Hour Private Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore beautiful Santorini the way you wish on this private tour. Traveling by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, make the most of the custom itinerary and let your guide know what you want to see and do. Perhaps visit highlights such as the village of Oia, famous for its stupendous sunsets; the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri, a traditional winery, or simply relax on a black sand beach. Choose from a half- or full-day tour and ssk your guide for insider tips on off-the-beaten-track gems.
  • Enjoy a half- or full-day tour of Santorini with a private driver-guide
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip
  • See top Santorini attractions such as the archaeological relics at Akrotiri and the town of Oia
  • Visit highlights such as the traditional village of Pyrgos, a traditional winery, or a black sand beach
  • Gain insider knowledge about Santorini's hidden gems
  • Let the private driver-guide arrange the logistics and scheduling details

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Along with a customized itinerary, this private tour offers the choice of a half or full day of sightseeing.
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Hotel or cruise port pickup (meeting point for cruise travelers is the top of cruise port's cable car)
Private driver-guide
Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz deluxe minivan
Mineral Water (1 bottle per person)
Live commentary and information
Entrance fees at museums and Akrotiri excavations(optional visits)
Food and drinks unless specified
Cable car tickets for cruise ship travelers (6.00 Euros per person, per ride)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup guests from all Santorini hotels & Airbnb's.
If hotel is inaccessible by car due to restrictions, pickup will be held from a nearby location withing short walking distance.
Cruise ship travelers: Meeting point is the top of the cable car. Your guide will hold a name board with travelers name on.
Airport travelers: Pickup and drop off is possible from Santorini National Airport at no extra cost.


  • Santorini Airport, Greece


  • Τελεφερίκ Σαντορίνης - Άνω Σταθμός, Ipapantis 10, Thira 847 00, Greece

Meet your private driver-guide at your Santorini hotel or Santorini cruise port, hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your custom tour of the island. Your tour includes all transport, with all meals and entrance fees at your own expense.

Before you head anywhere, chat to your friendly guide about the sights you want to see and visit during your tour. As your tour is private, the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests and preferences.

Perhaps start with a visit to one of Santorini’s must-sees: the timeworn excavated ruins at Akrotiri. Here, stroll around the remnants of the Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was buried, and preserved by, volcanic ash as a result of a major eruption in the second millennium BC.

You may also want to relax on one of Santorini’s black sand beaches or delve into its picture-postcard villages, such as Pyrgos and Oia—the latter known for its spectacular sunsets. Then, maybe finish with a visit to a traditional winery to taste or purchase (own expense) some of Santorini’s fresh and distinctive wines. The island's winemaking history stretches back more than 4,000 years and its varietals are renowned for their crispness and high acidity.

Alternatively, ask your guide for their inside take on what to see and do, and perhaps discover some of the experiences and places that other visitors never get to witness. 

See the Itinerary for examples of the different activities and attractions you can enjoy during your tour.
Stop At:  
Oia's Main Street
Visit the charming town of Oia, nestled in the hillsides.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Three Bells of Fira
Photo Stop at the Blue Dome Church in the artisan neighborhood of "Firostefani".
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Enjoy scenic views of Mt. Prophet Elias, the highest peak of the island, above Pyrgos village.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Relax at the Black sand beach of Perissa
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Art Space
OPTIONAL FREE STOP: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting session at the Art Space winery, be introduced to 4 different styles of local Santorini wine (option, upon wine interest/consumption)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Enjoy a ride until the Venetian lighthouse, on the south corner of the island and discover the edge of Santorini.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Meeting point for cruise passengers is the top of cruise port's cable car. The guide will be holding a sheet with the Lead Passenger's name.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hotel Pickup is available from all hotels & Airbnb's across Santorini. In case your hotel is not accessible by car due to restrictions your pickup will be coordinated from a nearby accessible location within walking distance from hotel.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Santorini Day Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the pick up location?
A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
What is the policy on sanitization during Santorini in a Day: 4-Hour or 6-Hour Private Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Santorini in a Day: 4-Hour or 6-Hour Private Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santorini in a Day: 4-Hour or 6-Hour Private Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Santorini in a Day: 4-Hour or 6-Hour Private Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Santorini is very crowded, especially Oia, which should be avoided (at least during cruise season)." See review
  • "We asked to return early, keeping that in mind and that we had to tender back to our ship in time." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour to get an overview of Santorini!" See review


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Fabulous tour
, Sep 2021
We were a group of 6 adults ranging from 60-80 years old. Gabriel was our driver and guide. He picked us up right on time. He took us to all of the highlights of Santorini and then he took us to places the locals go to. We all thoroughly enjoyed him and his expertise! We highly recommend him.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Our guide was interesting...
, Sep 2021
Our guide was interesting and extremely informative. He took us to every spot we should see in Santorini. A must do!
Fantastic way to see the island. Our guide was perfect with local knowledge and history
, Sep 2021
In 4 quick hours we were able to see the most important places on the island. Included were 5 towns with time to eat and shop, a beautiful black sand beach and a winery tour and tasting
Must do in Santorini
, Sep 2021
Amazing tour. One of the highlights of our trip. Our tour guide Ted was phenomenal and a very engaging teacher!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour of Santorini
, Aug 2021
Gabriel provided. Great tour with lots of history. We really covered the island! We even experienced the beach at Monolithos where locals spend the day!
Amazing experience
, Jul 2021
What an amazing experience! Our private tour was excellent; Ted, our guide, was extremely polite, very friendly and knowledgeable and made our tour an unforgettable one! Thank you, Ted! You were awesome! Totally recommend this private tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome your guide
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed learning about the history of the island.
Great Day in Santorini
, Jun 2021
We had a great guide and really enjoyed learning about the history of the island, and in particular our visit to the art space winery. Truly an exceptional experience.
Great guide
, Mar 2020
Gabriel was a great guide. He has lived on the island for a long time. Knew all the cultural and historical details. Very enthusiastic. Enjoyed the tour of the wine museum and the evening views of Oia. Unfortunately missed the Akhritori site because it was shut down due to the coronavirus scare.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing shore excursion with Doris
, Nov 2019
This company was very responsive from before I even booked the tour, and on the day of tour the lovely Doris met us and gave us a very enjoyable tour of the island, including lots of little snippets of interesting information and local perspective, which we appreciated. She also showed us less touristy spots which were very beautiful and not as crowded. We highly recommend this tour company. Dimitris was kind and helpful everytime I spoke to him about our tour. Within 5 hours, Doris had us cover all the parts that we wanted to see and more at an enjoyable pace, and back to our cruise ship in good time. Highly recommend and thank you for the great time.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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