Magic Santorini, Caldera, and Akrotiri Excavations 5-H Tour

Magic Santorini Caldera and Akrotiri Excavations 5-H Tour


Port of Call: Santorini

Magic Santorini, Caldera, and Akrotiri Excavations 5-H Tour; Few places so small as Santorini can boast about their ancient and mysterious legends that have shaped a unique and special reputation for the island. The 5 hours tour to Caldera and the history trails with Akrotiri excavations will bring you closer to the mystery of Santorini.

3 The evocative scenery, the fascinating history, the cosmopolitan atmosphere, the unique local products and wines, and a gastronomy that is constantly evolving, along with high-quality services characterize Santorini.

The island of Santorini is not one of the top travel destinations in the Mediterranean by accident. From the volcanic landscape of the Caldera, the quirky beaches with black sand and rock carvings and the archaeological site at Akrotiri, to the atmospheric gourmet
restaurants and the intense nightlife, everything is about a unique island.

The magic and romantic inspiring landscape seep into the lifestyle of Santorini and the foundations of tourism evolution: that is why its restaurants, romantic hotels, or atmospheric cocktail bars look as if they are made largely to host couples and romantic souls – and it’s no wonder that hundreds of visitors come each year from across the world to get married or renew vows of love overlooking the Caldera, or just visit some of the most impressive archaeological findings on the island.

Highlights of Magic Santorini, Caldera, and Akrotiri Excavations 5-H Tour

  • A 5 hours private tour in Fira and Akrotiri
  • Visit the trademark of the island, the breathtaking Caldera
  • Visit the excavations at Akrotiri, which is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean Sea
  • Private tour escort throughout your tour
  • Highly recommended for cruise passengers visiting Santorini for a whole day or for several hours


Description of the tour to Caldera and History Trails with Akrotiri Excavations

Some believe the island to be part of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Could Santorini be “Atlantis”?

Magic Santorini, Caldera, and Akrotiri Excavations 5-H Tour
Magic Santorini, Caldera, and Akrotiri Excavations 5-H Tour

Your tour begins after our meeting at the cable car. We will take you to Firostefani and the highest point of Fira, where you can enjoy impressive views of the sea and the island, and of course visit the highlights of the island, the blue-domed churches of Santorini.

It is almost certain that the unique architecture, the little shops, and the romantic atmosphere of this village will capture your heart forever.

Continuing your shore excursion, we will head to the excavations in Akrotiri 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).


Splendor of the Seas in Santorini Splendor of the Seas -During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC), a sizeable 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, and the sophisticated multi-stored buildings with magnificent wall paintings, furniture, and vessels, showing 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.

We will end our private tour at the cable car terminal in Fira.

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Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

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