• Region: Santorini
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, nature, sightseeing, romantic
  • Tour days: daily
  • Travel style: escorted coach touring
  • Places visited: Pyrgos, Megalochori, Vlychada, Lighthouse, Winery

The southern part of the island keeps many secrets from the common tourist. Use this opportunity to see the traditional side of Santorini away from the crowds and many beautiful corners followed by a delightful wine tasting! This 5-hour tour leads you towards the southern part of the island, the most unspoiled part of Santorini that gives you a glimpse into the authentic island living, the island’s true character that will charm its way into your heart forever. Magnificent Cycladic architecture, quaint locales with amazing views, otherworldly beaches, unique landmarks, and the intoxicating aromas of Santorinian wines; are the ingredients to the most authentic Santorinian experience!

Tour highlights:

  • Explore Pyrgos which used to be the capital of the island
  • Take a “back in time” journey at traditional Megalochori
  • See the most famous black sand beach on the island
  • Take a picture close to the iconic lighthouse, a beloved landmark and a favorite photographic spot
  • Taste authentic local wine and learn about the island’s unique wine-producing technique

How to prepare:

  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreens
  • Swimming accessories
  • Cash and credit card for extra costs and personal expenses

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

Our guide will meet you at the hotel entrance.

*You must wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and put on sunscreen (use on all parts of your skin exposed to the sun, including the ears, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees and legs). Among your personal belongings you will have with you on a tour, please have cash for any personal expenses (not all shops and restaurants accept credit cards).

The Southern Wonders of Santorini Tour gives visitors who seek a peek into authentic island living a taste of what Santorini is all about. Without the hassle of large resorts and overwhelming crowds, this tour takes you around some of the island’s hidden gems, spots you will simply fall in love with! Let’s take a detailed look at the stops and points of interest.

1-st stop:

Pyrgos. On a vantage point, right in the center of Santorini, the village of Pyrgos used to be the capital of the island and a mighty fortress, a castle. Strolling around its narrow alleys and picturesque corners is an awe-inspiring experience, and the views of the Great Vineyard of Santorini and the entire Island are truly breathtaking!

2-nd stop:

Megalochori. A quaint, traditional village that maintains all its authentic charm and beauty. A walk around the village is delightfully soothing, almost like a journey back in time, whereas Megalochori has quite a few interesting gastronomic and artisan proposals.

3-rd stop:

Vlychada Beach. One of Santorini’s most famous yet secluded beaches, Vlychada has a unique, otherworldly character that captures the eye. Rocky, lunar-like and ethereal, the perfect unity of the powers of the sea, the sun, and the rocks.

4-th stop:

Lighthouse. At the most distant corner of Santorini, at the Akrotiri peninsula, an iconic lighthouse is a beloved landmark and a favorite photographic spot for those who venture to reach this rocky edge. Offering gorgeous panoramic views, especially during the sunset, this tranquil spot is a hidden gem of Santorini truly worth a visit!

5-th stop:

Wine Tasting! The perfect conclusion to a delightful day, a tantalizing wine tasting at a local winery. Here you will learn why the wines of Santorini taste so good, what makes them so unique and vibrant, and you will get to enjoy them at the very spot they are made!

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Transfer by comfortable Mercedes A/C minivan
  • Local knowledgeable guide/driver
  • Bottle of water per person
  • Souvenirs & purchase of local products (optional)
  • Snacks, drinks or meals

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