Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations

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  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

Enjoy different and new destinations with an authentic and genuine experience. This 4-hour private journey will offer you a contact with the real Santorini, its culture and history. Your local guide/driver will take you to the traditional villages of Pyrgos, Megalochori, Emporio & the famous excavations of Akrotiri on a comfortable and deluxe van. Get involved with the local traditions by walking through picturesque paths, that will take you through the island's history and Greek lifestyle. Visit Venetian fortresses, learn about the unique architecture of the island and explore the famous excavations of the pre-historic town of Akrotiri. Departure time is flexible and pick up point is organized upon your location request. Choose your own departure and enjoy a memorable trip.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Santorini Road Trips

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pyrgos

Start your cultural experience with the village of Pyrgos, the oldest village in Santorini, known as the island’s “historic monument”. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement holds a 16th century Venetian castle. A charming location to wander around, built by the locals to fortify the area into small alleys and circle shape roads. The village is surrounded by vineyards, blue domed churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies and pebbled paths.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Megalochori - Traditional Village

Continue to Megalochori one of the most picturesque and quaint villages of the island with typical and classical Cycladic houses dug into the volcanic rock. The scenery includes white washed tower bells, underground caves and churches with blue domes. Stroll around the narrow pathways of this non touristy settlement, enjoy your Greek coffee at the pebble stone square and get involved with locals lifestyle & culture.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Castelli of Emporio

Discover Emporio, the entry to another past era and the island's commercial center during the Venetian occupation. In Medieval times, the inhabitants of this village used to build their houses side by side in small quaint streets, so that they could shield themselves against the pirates. An exploration of the well-maintained castle constructed in the mid-15th century will give you a lovely sentiment as you walk through its paths.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Explore Akrotiri Archaeological Site and go back into time to marvel the secrets and wonders of this lost ancient city. This 4000 year old Bronze age settlement prospered for centuries before being eradicated by a great volcanic eruption. Eventually it was buried in Volcanic Ash, which ironically helped to protect the artifacts from being destroyed. Stroll through the ancient walls and take a glimpse of a Minoan town with the 3-story buildings, well preserved frescoes, an elaborate drainage system and much more.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Santorini

Enjoy a 5-Hour private journey on a deluxe and comfortable vehicle. Your experienced local driver/guide will pick you up at the time and place of your choice and share his knowledge of Santorini’s culture, traditions and curiosities. Your private experience with us will be flexible and customized to suit your preferences.
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