Informative tour of Akrotiri excavations by an expert guide
Tasting of different local wines at a family-owned winery
Majestic Prophet Elias Monastery from the 16th century
Enchanting & serene traditional village of Megalochori
Swimming opportunity at the stunning beach of Perivolos
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Akrotiri, Megalochori, and Perivolos
Roundtrip transport to and from selected Fira, Oia, Kamari, or Perissa hotel
Akrotiri archaeological site admission fee
What you can expect
Make your way to the southern end of Santorini to explore the island’s less-touristed attractions. Take in breathtaking panoramas from a hilltop monastery, roam the serene streets of a quiet village, and kick back on a black sand beach before a winetasting and tour of an ancient archaeological site.
Your knowledgeable guide picks you up from your hotel and drives toward the breathtaking Prophet Elias Monastery, which sits perched at the highest point of the island, 1,804 feet (550 m) above the cobalt sea below. Take in the sweeping scenery and admire the whitewashed bell tower before continuing on.
Head to the quiet village of Megalochori, where traditional buildings sit like sugar cubes among the sun-soaked vineyards. Follow your guide through narrow streets and bougainvillea-draped archways before winding down toward the coast and the black sand beach of Perivolos. Spend a few hours at your leisure.
Afterward, stop in at one of the area’s fantastic wineries, where you can sample sweet vinsanto made from grapes dried in the sun and dry reds, whites, and rosés grown in the fertile volcanic soil of the hills that surround you.
Finally, arrive at Akrotiri, a fascinating ancient archaeological site. Explore the Minoan city’s well-preserved frescoes and works of art—the Bronze Age settlement was buried in ash in the 17th century BC—with an expert guide before the scenic drive back across the island to your hotel.