Santorini is indeed one of the most astounding places on Earth, offering rewarding and utterly fulfilling experiences to those that visit it. The beautiful Cycladic island is often referred to as a paradisal place for the heart-stopping sunset views and the unique charms that distinguish the island.
From picturesque whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches overlooking the Aegean to idyllic hilltop villages, an imposing caldera, and awe-inspiring volcano-born formations, historical sites, among many others, there is definitely a lot to please all of your senses. No wonder there are so many Santorini tours to help you get introduced to the allures of this dashing island. The best thing about them? That you can arrange for Santorini private tours for your partner, family, or friends only.
Below are some of your options:
There are plenty of Santorini tours that will take you to breathtaking footpaths and landscapes while giving you the chance to lay eyes on some of the most spectacular vistas of the sun gliding behind the horizon. It is the time of the day when the Mediterranean sky becomes a majestic spectacle of itself - something worth seeing.
Most Santorini private tours begin with a stop at Firostefani just north of Fira, where you can enjoy fantastic views of the volcano and Fira, and also visit the iconic Blue Domed Church that is featured in all Santorini guidebooks.
Imerovigli is another place included in Santorini private tours that provides a dazzling panorama of the Aegean Sea and one of the most spectacular vistas of the descending sun. Most Santorini private tours finish with slightly off-the-beaten-track locations, such as:
- Pyrgos village.
- Profitis Ilias monastery (occupying a vantage spot at the highest point of the island).
- The authentic old settlement of Megalochori.
- The largest settlement in Santorini with a strong medieval flavor, Emporio.
- Akrotiri Archaeological Site.
- The Black Beach and the Red Beach – the busiest and most famous shores in Santorini, with crystalline waters, alongside impressive black sand and imposing formations of red volcanic rocks, respectively.
Romantic sunset panoramas
Without a doubt, Oia sunsets are the most-photographed sunsets in perhaps the entire Mediterranean Sea, so heading to Oia Santorini, is a must-do for sure. Admittedly, the beauty of Oia village is incomparable – some visitors even describe the place that overlooks the majestic Aegean and the striking Caldera as magical or aethereal.
As you can understand, it comes as no surprise that Oia hotels in Santorini are the most booked, with Strogili Traditional Houses being a top choice among guests. At Oia, you will also have the chance to see residences build inside the volcanic rock and sense a unique, awe-inspiring atmosphere. Along the way, you will come across many churches in traditional Cycladic architecture and remains of the medieval fortress and castle.
All that combined, make Oia a perfect location for honeymooners, which is yet another reason the luxury, exclusive Strogili Traditional Houses comprises a one-way choice among couples in search of elegant Santorini honeymoon hotels.
Special Volcano Tours
The island of Santorini has a particularly rich volcanic history worth knowing (and discovering). Visiting the famed volcano and the island that has been created by the volcanic eruption more than half a century ago (aka Palea Kameni) are part of Santorini volcano tours. While there, and provided that you know how to swim, you may also visit the healing waters of the Hot Springs.
The mud baths, too, owe their existence to the volcanic eruption, and the waters are mixed with metals (i.e., iron, sulfur, etc.) and mud, which are believed to help improve physical pains, such as arthritis and rheumatism. Most Santorini private tours to the volcano depart from the old port of Fira, which is accessible by cable car.
One of the most popular Santorini tours enables you to taste the exquisite wine made by the local wine distilleries. A Santorini wine tour usually includes stops at several local wineries that have gained world fame and recognition. There, you can have a first-hand experience of the art of winemaking the way Santorinians perform it (and how the volcanic soils influence the process, defining the delicious outcome) and taste the award-winning wines the island is so famous for.
Treating your Palate with Traditional Flavors
Coming to Santorini and not tasting local cuisine would be a crime! You may arrange for Santorini private tours that will allow you to enjoy delicious Greek dishes at traditional taverns, where you will be served meat and/or fish platters. From grilled squid and fava beans to tomato fritters and local cheeses and sausages, there is definitely a lot to satisfy your taste buds with. And, don’t forget to accompany your culinary endeavors with homemade wine or ouzo and Greek salad!
Seeing the world from up above
Besides exploring the loveliness of Santorini from the ground, you may also opt for a cruise tour around the island or even consider a Santorini helicopter tour. In the latter case, you will be able to savor a unique perspective of the Santorini Greece allure and get fab bird’s eye views of the idyllic landscapes that distinguish the Cycladic island.
If you are interested in any of the Santorini private tours mentioned above or have a special tour request, do not hesitate to contact our friendly receptionists. We will be more than happy to make all the necessary arrangements so you can relish stellar experiences.
Strogili Traditional Houses is a top-rated hotel at Oia Santorini, and you are about to find out precisely why! Welcome!