Half-day Akrotiri & Santorini Island Tour

Highlights:  Breathtaking Caldera views in Oia, Akrotiri excavations, The capital of Fira

Outline: Begin with a scenic drive through the plains of Santorini to the picturesque village of Oia, the crowning glory of tranquillity, boasting the most superb views of the caldera. Continue to Akrotiri excavations which houses complexes of multi-level buildings, streets and squares, with remains of walls standing as high as 8 meters, all entombed in the solidified ash of the famous eruption of Thera. Our final stop is the capital of Fira. Perched on the edge of an impressive cliff 260m high, many of its beautiful buildings were constructed during the Venetian invasion and offer stunning views over the submerged volcano.

Duration: 4 hours

Included: Private A/C vehicle & driver, Licensed English-speaking guide, Entrance fees to indicated sites, Taxes

Activity level: MODERATE, involves steps and walking over cobbled paths

Tips: Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Carry a bottle of water and wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat, especially in the summer.