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Archaeological Tour of Akrotiri with Wine Tasting & Black Sand Beaches

by Cretan Holidays
per adult Price is $58
Duration: 7h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Informative tour of Akrotiri excavations by an expert guide

  • Visit 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

Highlights

  • Informative tour of Akrotiri excavations by an expert guide

  • Visit 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

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10:15 AM, Tour in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 7h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $57.75, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Archaeological Tour of Akrotiri with Wine Tasting & Black Sand Beaches

Activity Location

Akrotiri

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Fira City (Hotel Pickup)

    Fira

  • Kamari City (Hotel Pickup)

    Kamari

  • Oia City (Hotel Pickup)

    Oia

  • Perissa City (Hotel Pickup)

    Perissa


Description

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 tour to a local winery and a guided visit 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 Akrotiri.

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 you can visit the beautiful Red Beach (approach by foot approximately 10 minutes) or enjoy your free time at Akrotiri Bay. Visit Perivolos Black beach afterwards, where you have time for swimming. Your last stop is 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. The wine tasting is optional and not included in the price.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Akrotiri, Megalochori, and Perivolos

  • Visit of a winery

  • Roundtrip transport to and from selected Fira, Oia, Kamari, or Perissa hotel


Exclusions

  • Akrotiri archaeological site admission fee

  • Wine tasting (optional)


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • The admission fee to the Akrotiri Excavations is payable directly to the site on the day of your tour.

  • The inside of the Prophet Elias Monasterycan not be visited; this tour visits the exterior only.

  • Hotel pickup is available from selected Fira, Oia, Kamari & Perissa hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Archaeological Tour of Akrotiri with Wine Tasting & Black Sand Beaches ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 Sep 30, 2019

I really enjoyed this tour. It was a mix of fantastic views from the top of the island, a walk through a very pretty village, a visit to the amazing Akrotiri village some 4,000 years old and two beach stops. To finish it all we had a wine tasting at Santos Wines. A super day with our wonderful and knowledgeable guide Tanya. A big thumbs up from me.

Susanne S

United Kingdom