Departures: daily except Mondays (11:30-18:00 approx)
Drive directly to Akrotiri excavations that have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millennium BC).During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC), a sizable settlement was founded and in the Middle and early Late Bronze Age (ca. 20th-17th centuries BC) it was extended and gradually developed into one of the main urban centers and ports of the Aegean.
Admire the large extent of the settlement (ca. 20 hectares), the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-stored buildings with the magnificent wall-paintings, furniture and vessels, show its great development and prosperity. In contrast to the Minoan palaces in Crete, here findings indicate a culture with a more human face and a better distribution of wealth.
The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato’s story of Atlantis.
After visiting the archaeological site of Akrotiri we will have a short stop of 20 min at the Red beach for photos.
The drive to largest and longest black sandy volcanic beach of Perivolos. Here have a free time for lunch or swim in the clear blue waters of the Aegean sea! (lunch is not included).
After time at leisure in Perivolos we’ll drive to Megalochori. Here we will have a 30 min stop to explore the village through its narrow paths and traditional homes!
Then drive to Pyrgos village for a 20 min stop to explore the highest village of the island with exceptional views!
Finally we will reach Santo wines for a wine tasting. Taste three local wines witch is including in the price together with the entrance fee of the archaeological site of Akrotiri.
Visit Oia walk and admire the words famous sunset!
We will end our private tour at the same place we have started.