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South Santorini Bus Tour (Akrotiri Excavation)

This coach tour will take you to the Southern part of the island and is a real gem for anyone interested in local history and culture.

The first visit will be at 16th century Monastery of the Prophet Elias built on the highest point of the island from where the views are majestic, it is 565 meters above sea level and offers breath-taking panoramic views over the entire island!

After the visit to the Monastery, you take in the picturesque village of Pyrgos with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine church and even a Venetian Castle. Situated at one of the highest points of the island, Pyrgos offers an amazing view of the north-west part of Santorini.

Afterwards you will visit the old village of Akrotiri and the surrounding area of the Ancient site of Akrotiri. There the tour escort will inform you of the history of the most important Minoan site of the ancient world.

Leaving the archaeological treasures you will head to Red Beach on foot and then the beautiful and famous black sand beach of Perivolos for swimming or lunch (not included). There you will stay for around 2 hours and have free time for swimming or eating in a local tavern or just simply sit back and relax and take in your surroundings!

To complete the perfect day you will visit Oia -  world famous for being THE place of gathering artists, who are inspired by the beauty of the landscape and the magnificent purple sunsets which showcase the beauty of the landscape and architecture delivering a unique and awe inspiring atmosphere.

After this fantastic day, the bus will be waiting in Oia to take you back to your starting point.

Please note: Occasionally actual days of operation are subject to change. If this is the case we will endeavour to book a day as close as possible to your original preferred day. Should this not be acceptable a full refund will be made.

Tour Information

Tour Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between May and October.

Departure Information: The tour starts at approximately 11am with a return around 6pm. Please be at meeting point 15 mins before departure time.

Pick-ups are specific and are at the following designated areas only: Kamari, Perissa, Thira, Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani. Pick up times are fixed and for this particular tour will be as follows:

  • Departure from Kamari: 10:45hrs
  • Departure from Fira: 11:00hrs
  • Departure from Perissa: 10:45hrs
  • Departure from Imerovgli: 10.30hrs
  • Departure from Firostefani: 10.30hrs
  • Departure from Oia: 10.15hrs

Please phone the number on your voucher at least 24 hours before your booked tour departs to get the exact information on your pick up time and location.

Duration: 6.5 hrs approximately.

Inclusions: Transport from meeting point, English speaking assistant, English speaking guide for the Akrotiri archaeological site only, wine tasting and free time to have lunch (not included).

Exclusions: Food and drinks, entrance fees to Akrotiri (payable on site - €12 per person approx) and visiting the inside of the Monastery which is not possible and any other services not mentioned above.

Additional Information: We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and adequate footwear and bring water, swimwear, sun lotion and a hat. We do not recommend that people with walking or mobility difficulties partake in this tour.

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