The Highlights of Santorini – The Black Pearl of the Aegean(6h)

Type of tour: 
Private Tours
Full day
Licenced guide: 
Local tour director
Beach Fun, Culinary Experience, Greek Island Experience, Sightseeing


Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

Price: from 125€ p.p., free of charge children under 3 years old

Local tour director leads the tour

Santorini is an island of diverse beauty and enchanting sunsets! It offers stunning views from villages hanging off the 1000-foot cliff, the volcano with the hot springs, the striking Black Beach and a famous wine tradition that goes back to the ancient years.

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 vehicle will be waiting to welcome you and together you will explore the unique attractions of the island.

Your first stop will be at Oia, one of the most famous and most photographed villages in the world. Oia is located on the other side of the island and stands out beautifully and full of impressive traditional houses, art galleries and domed churches.

From there, a 35-minute drive through the picturesque countryside of the island will bring you to the traditional village of Pyrgos. Pyrgos is a hillside village set on the highest point of Santorini, offering panoramic breathtaking views and close to the Monastery of Profitis Ilias.

Your exploration of the island will continue with a visit to the famous Venetsanos Winery, where you will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting experience in one of the canavas. The vine groves produce a wine rich in taste, but in limited production, therefore, not much of it is exported.

A stop for a refreshing dip or lunch at the renowned Black Beach of Kamari is a must for anyone visiting this mysterious, awe-inspiring island. It is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini.

Finally, 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.

If you are on an afternoon tour, you may even watch the spectacular Santorini sunset from the cliffs of Fira accompanied by a drink or a snack with wonderful music in the background !


Santorini Oia
Santorini steps
Fira Santorini
Santorini donkey
Santorini church
Santorini pyrgos
Santorini vines
Santorini wine
Venetsanos winery
Santorini taverna
fava Santorini
Black beach Santorini
Santorini black beach
From 125.00 €/person
The highlights 
  • Capture the magnificent view of the volcano and the Caldera as you spend at least 1 - 1½ hours in Oia.
  • Enjoy the tranquil environment of Oia village, have coffee and taste traditional Greek pastry, or enter some of its very exquisite fashion boutiques.
  • Wander through Pyrgos small winding cobblestone lanes and paths and discover its historic charm.
  • Don't miss the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, with its Cycladic architecture.
  • As you drive past the fields, notice the vineyards which are nothing like those elsewhere. Kept low and just above the soil, they absorb every single drop of moisture that comes from it.
  • Cool off at the black volcanic pebble beach of Kamari. Its unique lunar landscape and the exceptional clarity of the Aegean Sea are simply superb.
  • Try the unique local cuisine, its exquisite cherry tomatoes and fava, in one of the tavernas of the area.
  • Back in Fira, your tour guide will give you tips and suggestions so as to enjoy the last moments of your Santorini experience.


Important Details 


  • Transportation by deluxe vehicle
  • Accompanied throughout by local tour director
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7

Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Entrance fees
Venetsanos Winery: 12€ per person

Cable car: 6€ per person (one way)


Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.


Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.


No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.


All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.



Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.


Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.