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Half Day Santorini Highlights Tour

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Half Day Santorini Highlights Tour

Tour Type: Private Tour by Van, Minibus

Tour Duration: 5 Hours

Operates: Daily

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian

Highlights: •Oia •Imerovigli •Firostefani •Fira •Prophet Ilias •Megalochori •Venetsanos Winery or Estate Argyros •Perissa •Perivolos Black Beach

From €300
(for 1-4 People)

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This tour is designed for individuals and small groups who want to tour Santorini in a private company with the option of choosing the time the itinerary and attractions that they want to see. It lasts about 5 hours and can be scheduled any day of the week at any time day. You will be picked up at your hotel, port or airport at the beginning of the tour and dropped off at the end of the tour.
Sit back and relax as you travel through Santorini Caldera, Red Beach, Black Sand Beach, Emporio, Venetsanos Winery, Firostefani – Blue Dome Church, Imerovigli, Oia. Your guide will entertain you with fun facts and stories about the place you see as you enjoy views.


  • Private 5-hour tour, with air-conditioned minibus transport
  • Visit the top Santorini attractions such as the Mt Prophet Ilias, Megalochori and Imerovigli
  • Taste Santorini wine on an outdoor terrace with stunning caldera and Aegean views
  • See the Blue Dome Church in Firostefani
  • Enjoy free time in Oia to stroll and shop, capped by wonderful views of the sunset if you opt for an afternoon tour
  • Enjoy flexible morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule
  • Benefit from a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide


After meeting up with your guide, the trip starts with a stop at a breathtaking spot in the famous Caldera of the island Santorini where you will be introduced to its history and its unique scenery.
Then we will visit the Red Beach. You will enjoy the beautiful beach with red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea. Also, you will have the opportunity to make a photo and enjoy the majestic view.
Next, stop will be Black Sand Beach of Perivolos. Here you will enjoy some free time to swim or grab a delicious lunch at the seaside local restaurant.
Will continue our tour to the traditional village of Emporio, the largest village on the island. You will see the historic windmills and the ruins of Kasteli, a fortress from the Byzantine period and the ruins of Goulas.
After a short walk, we will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, Santorini’s highest mountain that stands some 2000 feet above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you and follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain’s summit.
Our next stop will be at a traditional winery, where you will learn the secrets of winemaking and taste some of the best traditional wines of Santorini.

On our way to the Santorini’s North Side, we will make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, one of the most Santorini landmarks, this church is the subject of so many Santorini postcards.

Next, we visit Imerovigli, which is situated on the higher cliff. The name comes from the word “vigla” which means “day”. In front of the village is located an enormous rock called Skaros. It was used to be the best spot to look out for pirates.

Then we will visit the world-famous village of Oia, the town of the sailors. Built on the northern side of the caldera rim, it’s the most photographed place in Santorini and place where many artists have found their inspiration. It’s beauty, the traditional architecture, and the amazing sunset.
Free leisure time for shopping, refreshments/dinner and the chance to experience one of the world’s best sunset (including on the afternoon tour only).

The tour ends at your Hotel or at the Cable Car terminal, in Fira for Cruise Ship guests.

A perfect combination of guided and sightseeing, this is the best way to experience the island of Santorini!

Important Information


  • Private Santorini island tour
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Attractions admission
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure Time: Flexible

Traveler can request a specific time for the tour

Amount of Walking: Moderate

Return Details:

Return to original departure point

Private tour for 1-4 people € 300
Private tour for 5-8 people € 350
Private tour for 9-12 people € 425
Private tour for 13-16 people € 475
Private tour for 17-20 people € 500

All stated prices are per private vehicle and not per person

How do I make a reservation online?

Booking online is very easy. A “BOOK NOW” button is displayed on all tour and activity pages.
When clicked, the available booking option for this tour or activity will be shown.  At the time of booking, you must pay a Deposit of € 50 of the total tour price to confirm the reservation. The remaining amount must be paid in cash at the end of the tour. You will receive instant confirmation and an additional email that will remind you that you have a tour with us, which will be sent 1 day prior to your tour or activity. Your ticket will contain details about the tour or activity and should be printed and presented upon arrival.


Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund.

Hotel Pickup

You can start the tour at a hotel, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby or outside your Airbnb as long as centrally located.

Airport/Port Pickup

Your driver or guide will be waiting for you at the Airport or Port arrival area with a sign with your name on it.

Cruise Passengers

Since the cruise port of Santorini does not have access to cars, we will meet you at the top of the cable car in Fira.

Tour Map

Activity Location

Santorini, Greece


You will receive instant confirmation

Ticket details

You can present printed or mobile voucher

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Review for Santorini Full Day Tour
Beautiful Day in Santorini

My daughter and I spent a lovely day on Santorini with our guide Katherine and driver Alex. Katherine picked us up at the top of the funicular (we left our cruise ship as early as possible on a tender) and actually arrived a little early – a miracle. Our first stop was Oia, a gorgeous city with a wealth of blue domed churches to photograph and beautiful scenery. Katherine walked us up and down the main street, giving us history and anecdotes and taking lots of pictures of us since her hobby is photography. Pyrgos was a lovely, uncrowded town and the lunch at 41 on the Black Sand Beach was very good with a stunning view. A very relaxing day with a great guide and driver, followed by a long line to descend the funicular.

Review for Santorini Sightseeing Tour
Half day Santorini private tour

We booked online a half-day trip for a group of six people with Santorini private tours. They take us from JTR airport. The driver drove us to the hidden places of Santorini. The minibus was new with leather seats and very spacious, with good air conditioning. We had a great tour!

Review for Santorini Full Day Tour
Totally enjoyable after the dreaded hike!

After hiking up the hill with mules everywhere (not a fun experience) our tour guide, Stefanos met us at the top and he and his driver took us on a wonderful tour of the island. We started out in Fira and then to Oia and although we didn’t see the sunset we avoided the crowds and got some beautiful pictures. We then traveled to the monastery at the highest point on the island, although cloudy it was fun. We then went to a black sand beach and had a wonderful dinner at a restaurant called Forty One on the beach. On returning to Fira town we saw a wonderful start to the sunset and after departing our tour and descending down the hill to the dock we saw another beautiful sunset. Stefanos and the driver (forgot his name) were knowledgeable and kept us laughing and interested the entire trip. Highly recommend this excursion. (Hint he’s from Canada)