- At the exit of the cable car (up the Cliffside in Fira) or in Fira city center.
Santorini Shore Excursions
Santorini Shore Excursions
Planning on visiting the island of Santorini but not sure what to see or do?
We have the perfect solution for you! The Discover Santorini Tour will make your stay a unique experience.
The island of Santorini has many things to see, to do and to discover. The Discover Santorini Tour covers the most popular places on the island, including traditional villages, the blue domes and the highest peak. Enjoy local wine tasting and take breathtaking photos among the amazing surroundings.
Shore excursions are our most popular service. Make the most of your time on Santorini by booking a tour from your cruise ship!
What you will do
Discover Santorini Tour, 6 hours
See the highlights of Santorini with a friendly local guide –We leave you in the hands of the most knowledgeable professionals who will make you fall in love with Santorini forever.
Visit a unique underground wine museum followed by wine tasting – The founders of the museum are famous local wine producers, generations in this business. Besides tasting the best wines, you will learn about the history and economic impact wine making has on the livelihood of the island.
A stop at the famous blue dome church in the village of Firostefani – a remarkable specimen of traditional, Santorinian architecture. Explore this rare spot which uncovers a most picturesque view. Admire the beauty of the church overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Walk through Megalochori village – This village was chosen for its vivid presence of traditional Santorinian architecture. It is full of little wonders and easily traversed, without too many steps. Cozy houses covered in bougainvillea, impressive churches of 17th and 18th centuries and an amazing bell tower are just a few of the many colorful elements forming its character.
Visit the highest mountain of Santorini, ProfitisIlias – The highest point on the island offers breathtaking views of Santorini and nearby islands and certainly one of the more impressive stops.
Discover the beauties of the iconic village of Oia – These wonderful pieces of art will inspire your photos, paintings and creations. Every romantic will definitely want to spend most of his or her free time here. Shoppers will also love this place, full of everything you can dream of.
Custom made 4 or 6 hours shore excursions:
For this 4-hour tour we’ll provide you with a personal guide and a private vehicle. Your excursion is planned according to your desired itinerary at a convenient time that you set. Usually the itinerary includes:
- The famous village of Oia distinguished by its traditional architecture.
- The village of Firostefani with its famous blue domes.
- A local winery with Santorinian wine tasting.
- The capital of Fira with time for shopping.
With the 6-hour tour you can see the main attractions of Santorini at a more leisurely pace. In addition, you will have time to visit the highest peak of Prophet Elias Mountain, to capture the beauty of the whole island and visit one of the famous Black beaches or the Red beach to enjoy local cocktails and have lunch at a coastal tavern.
Still, the list is endless. Santorini has much more to offer so we can design your program together, en route.
More options for your shore excursion:
Enjoy your free tour with our local English-speaking driver. We guarantee you a comfortable journey around Santorini.
Visit three wineries and one brewery - Visit the underground wineries of Santorini and learn the secrets of the most ancient European grape varieties. Enjoy tasting the unique wines with a breathtaking view of Caldera.
Savor a spectacular gastronomic experience in Santorini – Taste the local flavors and feel the real atmosphere of the island. Santorini boasts very unique local products.
Express yourself with breathtaking views in the background - Photography enthusiasts will love this journey. On this excursion we make stops at popular places and “secret” hideaways with great panoramic views.
- Local experienced guide
- Local English speaking professional driver
- Comfortable, air-conditioned transportation
What's not Included
- Entrance fees to museums and wineries (unless agreed otherwise)
Know before you go
Individual cruise passengers disembark in Santorini by tender boats arriving only at the old port of Fira.
To find the exit of the cable car in Fira follow these steps:
- Take a tender boat from your cruise ship
- Once ashore, go to the cable car
- Pay a ticket of 6 Euros per person (one way) take a cable car ride up to Fira town (3 min.)
- Come out of the cable car building
- Behind the gate our guide or driver will be waiting for you with an Omega Travel sign with your name on it.
Only passengers arriving to Santorini in organized groups or those acquiring shore excursions on board disembark at Athinios port. These travelers leave the ship first. The rest of the passengers are considered to be individual travelers and disembark only at the old port of Fira.
The donkeys arrive at a different place in Fira, not at the cable car exit.
The stairs bring you next to the cable car exit but we strongly recommend you use the cable car for your convenience.
Why Santorini Best Tours?
- Local Tour Operator
- Experienced Guides
- Fast & Secure Booking
- Tripadvisor Excellence Award
- Guaranteed return on cruise ship