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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Santorini Uncovered Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Explore off-the-beaten-track medieval villages and unspoilt beaches with unique, lunar-like beauty.
  • Sip a coffee with a traditional spoon sweet in a cute local cafe.
  • Enjoy a private four-glass wine tasting with local tapas.
  • Explore the artistic side of Santorini and some of the most exceptional museums on the island.
  • Walk through one of the most traditional villages in Santorini.
  • Visit Fira, Oia, Emporio, Vlychada, and Megalohori.
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App, which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.
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Off the Beaten Path in Santorini

Santorini is a special place like no other, and this tour captures the best of the island along with tons of hidden gems you might not get to see without a local by your side. Explore off the beaten path as you visit traditional villages, discover whitewashed back alleys, see an amazing beach with a spectacular lunar-like landscape, and end on a delicious note with a tasting of local wines and seasonal tapas.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

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Local impact — How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By visiting places far from mass tourism, you are helping to reduce over-tourism, which poses a risk to Santorini’s main towns. Instead, this tour supports and collaborates with smaller local communities that follow a more traditional way of life.
  • You also visit an unknown underground church of great cultural importance in a small village, which encourages conservation around cultural heritage. Your visit also helps the elderly keyholder who preserves the church.
  • Supporting young artists and local shop owners helps to increase their income during Greece’s economic problems, preserve local art, and promote the creativity of new generations.
  • By visiting a historic factory turned into a museum, this tour is financially supporting the local foundation responsible for ensuring it can continue its work preserving Santorini’s unique culture.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, one coffee, one local sweet, four glasses of wine (wine tasting), local seasonal tapas

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your driver and guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Pick-up location: Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.
  • Pickup time: 9.00 am
  • Drop-off location: Drop-off back at Fira, your hotel, or airport.