Akrotiri Excavations - Red Beach & Oia - The Splendor of Santorini (6h)
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White, blue and red. These are the colors of Santorini. Join us on our 6-hour private Santorini-Akrotiri tour as we unfold the mystifying past of the island. Visit the excavations of a 3600-year-old preserved town, believed by many to be the lost paradise of Atlantis!
The tour starts from the Old Port, where you will take the cable car to the town of Fira. There, at Fira town, your local tour guide, along with your fully air-conditioned vehicle, will be waiting to welcome you and together you will explore the lesser-known side of Santorini.
Your first stop will be at the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a listed UNESCO monument. A guided tour by a certified tourist guide will initiate you to the past of the island through the remnants of the everyday life and images of the ancient town. A settlement which was saved from the passage of time by the volcanic ash and often referred to as the “The Pompeii of the Aegean”.
Then, less than a mile away from Ancient Akrotiri, you will have the opportunity to capture unique images of the Red Beach, one of the most photographed beaches of the island. This natural marvel created by a volcanic eruption, the largest on the planet in the last 10 000 years, proves, yet again, the captivating geological past of Santorini.
Board your mini bus and drive through the countryside of the island, as you enjoy the unique landscape and the numerus vineyards as well as the quaint villages with their famed white-washed island houses. Another opportunity for breathtaking views will be offered at the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, where you may enjoy the island from its highest point.
Finally, at Oia, the capital of the island and one of the most famous and most photogenic destinations in the world, you will enjoy a guided walking tour with your tour guide. Then enjoy some free time shopping in the various boutiques, tasting the local delicacies or even discovering its hidden paths!
On your return to Fira where your tour will be completed, you can either spend time exploring Fira village at your leisure OR take the cable car to return to your ship.