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SAN TOUR 3

Highlights
FD TOUR Profitis Ilias–Pyrgos–Winery–Oia–Fira


Arrival at Santorini (or Thira as it was called in ancient times). Disembarkation by tender–boats. Our local assistant will await you down at the port and ascend with you by the cable-car to the capital of Fira.You will have an approximate 10 minutes walk to the parking-lot to board the waiting coach to start the tour.
First stop will be made to visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias which is at the highest point on Santorini which spans to 1,856 feet at the summit. From here one can see the surrounding islands and, on a clear day, even the mountains of Crete - more than 100 km (66 miles) away.
Pyrgos can be found at next high spot of Santorini, with panoramic views of the whole island all the way to the village of Oia. This hillside village was declared a protected settlement in 1995. On the hilltop we find the ruins of Kasteli Castle, one of the five kastelia on the island. Pyrgos is a typical Fortress Settlement of the Cyclades with traditional architecture, remains of neo-classical mansions, narrow winding paths leading up the hillside, small white houses, galleries, vineyards and churches.
If you make your way from the main square towards the mansion of Zannos Melathron and up, you will discover one or two wonderful hillside cafes from which you can sip on a glass of wine and breathe in the panoramic views.
Then a relaxing stop will be made at the Wine Promotion Center where is offered:
-A guided tour of the Santo Wines winery, where one can see the whole wine making process, from the moment of grape pressing up to bottling.
-A visit to the aging cellars where one can feel the atmosphere created from the combination of the barrels wood with the wine which is in the process of aging.
-A taste of wines. Specialized enologists give away the wines hidden secrets, while the visitors may taste and get to know the various types of companys famous wines.
After this we continue our drive over the island to the North – to Oia.
Oia is a traditional settlement in the North of Santorini. The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. Oia was severely damaged in the 1956 earthquake and much work has been involved to implement its restoration.The beauty of Oia is unsurpassed. In fact, it is almost impossible to describe in words. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed by splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red. Oia is one of the most photographed places in Greece. It has inspired artists, poets and every visitor who visits Santorini. Oia is best known for breathtaking sunsets; if truth be told, sunrise in Oia is also magical.In Oia there are two types of dwellings, the cave houses dug into the volcanic rock on the Caldera cliffs, and the Captains houses. The cave houses used to be the homes of ship crews, whereas the Captains houses belonged to the affluent class of ship owners. Many of the churches in Oia were dedicated to sailors.
The tour ends in Fira where a walking-tour will be done by the tour-escort before free time will be given for shopping and enjoying the marvelous view for which the island is world-famous. Descend to the Old Port by cable-car for re-embarkation.

INCLUDING

Transportation in comfortable A/C vehicles;
Experienced English-speaking tour-escort (NOT official guide);
Entrance fee to the winery;
Round-trip ticket for the cable-car Old Port – Fira – Old Port.


EXCLUDING

Tickets/fare for tender-boats from/to the ship;
Assistance during the free time in Fira after the tour;
Any gratuities for Escort & Driver; Any meals and/or drinks (unless specifically mentioned);
Any kind of other personal expenses.


  • 2-3 Pax

    324 €

  • 4-5 Pax

    164 €

  • 6-10 Pax

    116 €

  • 11+ Pax

    78 €

Adult(s) Price (Total)