Santorini sightseeing bus tour with wine tasting and sunset in Oia

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  • Island tours
  • Bus trip
  • Group tour
  • Sunset

Spring view of the village of Emporio, Santorini, Greece
Old fortress in Emporio village, Santorini, Greece
The village of Emporio, Santorini, Greece
Venetian castles in the village of Emporio, Santorini, Greece
The Archaeological Site and Ancient City of Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece
Excursion to the ancient city of Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece
Archaeological excavations in Santorini: the ancient city of Akrotiri
Excursion to the ancient city of Akrotiri: streets of the ancient settlement, Santorini, Greece
Excavation finds at ancient Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece
Red Beach, Santorini, Greece
Black volcanic rock on Red Beach, Santorini, Greece
Orange, black and red sand on Red Beach, Santorini, Greece
Black volcanic beach of Perissa, Santorini, Greece
Volcanic sand on Perissa beach, Santorini, Greece
Black sand on the beach of Perissa, Santorini, Greece
The village of Oia, Santorini island, Greece
Sunset in Oia, Santorini, Greece
The village of Oia, Santorini island, Greece
Windmill in Oia after sunset, Santorini
Oia after sunset, Santorini, Greece
Windmills of Oia after sunset, Santorini
Watching the sunset with Viktoria Doukmasova (Santorinika Travel Agency)
Watching the sunset in Oia, Santorini, Greece
Oia after the sunset, Santorini, Greece

Excursion details

Perhaps the most detailed and informative sightseeing bus tour in Santorini is a grand ten-hour tour of the island. First of all, this trip will provide you with an excellent opportunity to see the most beautiful places and the most important sights of Santorini in one day. Secondly, during the day you will visit one of the island’s wineries, and in the evening you will head to the most picturesque village on the island, Oia, to watch the sunset.

A sightseeing tour of Santorini includes visits to volcanic beaches, archaeological sites, and, of course, the famous white towns both on the island and in the caldera. You’ll see traditional snow-white houses, blue-domed churches, Venetian castles and the intricacies of Santorini’s narrow streets. For example, Emporio is a lovely quiet traditional village that boasts Cycladic buildings, old churches, wonderful windmills and one of the five fortresses of the isle.

On this trip you will see almost all the key sights of Santorini:

  • Traditional Santorini village of Emporio;
  • Ancient city of Akrotiri;
  • Red beach;
  • Black beach of Perissa and Perivolos;
  • Peak of Profitis Ilias (Elias);
  • Winery (including tasting of three local wines);
  • Village of Oia and meeting at sunset.

One of the stops is planned to be on the Mount of the Prophet Ilias, the highest point of Santorini, which offers stunning views of the entire island. On a clear day, when the air is crystal clear, the whole island is visible: there are small vineyards, snow-white villages, beaches and the sea to the left and right, and neighbouring islands in the distance.

There will also be time to relax on the island’s volcanic beaches. At the Red beach you will have a short stop: green crystal clear waters, reddish volcanic rocks, as well as red sand and pebbles look great in photos, so this place is definitely worth spending 20-30 minutes. But swimming here has become dangerous, so the big beach stop is planned for Black beach – there will be enough time to walk, swim and sunbathe. There you can have lunch in a traditional tavern if you wish – the village of Perissa has many taverns, small cafes, beach bars and traditional restaurants where you can taste the local cuisine. Everything will take about an hour and a half.

No island experience would be complete without wine tasting, so the tour of Santorini continues with a visit to one of the wineries. The island is renowned for its unique vineyards and wines, which owe their quality to the volcanic soil, so this is an experience not to be missed. A tour of the winery will introduce you to the process and history of winemaking on our island. What’s more, this winery offers a spectacular view of the breathtaking caldera and volcano, so you can take lots of great photos and taste three different local wines in a picturesque atmosphere.

A sightseeing tour of Santorini begins around 10:30 in the island’s capital and ends after sunset in the village of Oia. This is the “postcard town” known for its delightful architecture and incomparable view of the sunset. Pastel-colored houses, churches with blue domes, and wonderful cafes and restaurants are all on the nearly vertical walls of the caldera.

In the evening, all you have to do is ask the weather to be kind, and you can watch the world-famous sunset from the ruins of an ancient Venetian castle. Approximate sunset time in Santorini this week is 20:38.


Price of Santorini sightseeing bus tour with wine tasting and sunset in Oia

In 2024 the price of the Santorini sightseeing bus tour is:

  • Adults (from 13 years old) – from 58 euro;
  • Children (from 5 to 12 years old) – from 29 euro;
  • Insfants (from 0 to 4 years old) – free of charge, sitting on their parents laps.

Prices may be lower in low season, on certain days with discounts, if you book early or for a large group.

  • Transfer by bus from the hotel or the nearest pickup point and back;
  • Tasting of three of Santorini’s most distinctive wines;
  • English speaking guide during the tour.

  • Entrance fee to the prehistoric city of Akrotiri – 12 euro (children up to 18 years – free of charge). If you would like to visit the Museum of Fira on your own later on, we recommend buying a combined ticket here, which is valid for three days. It will be cheaper (14 euros) than buying two tickets separately.

Travelling with a large family or group? Contact us in advance and we will do our best to give you the most favourable offer.

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A Santorini sightseeing bus tour with wine tasting and meeting sunset in Oia is available for online booking (see “How to book excursions in Santorini”).


Days of the Santorini sightseeing tour

In 2024 a Santorini sightseeing bus tour with wine tasting and meeting sunset in Oia runs from 01/04 to 31/10. Available days – on a daily basis.

Please note that the tour schedule is subject to change. Changes are extremely rare and usually associated with weather conditions on the island or in the sea. For example, it can be a strong wind, thunderstorm, rain or other force majeure situations. We always try to inform in advance about all changes.


Important details

Please read Cancellation and Refund policy.

In case there are less than 24 hours left before the trip, please book only after agreeing with the manager on availability.

You will receive your tickets by email or WhatsApp – whichever is more convenient for you.

Please keep all documents and tickets until the end of the trip!

It depends on the location of your hotel or villa. Some cities of Santorini are famous for their narrow streets, which are not so easy to walk even on foot. So in some cases you will need to walk to the main road, some nearest square or parking place, where a car or a tour bus can pick you up. If your hotel has good road access, then the transfer will be able to pick you up directly from the hotel.

After placing an order, you will receive detailed information about the place and time of the meeting, as well as all the necessary documents. Please read them carefully beforehand.

Santorini has a lot of sun and almost no shade during the spring and summer. You will definitely need some sun protection: sunscreen, glasses, hat and so on. If there is a possibility of nausea in transport, then we recommend taking the appropriate pills. You may want to buy something during your trip or to have lunch in one of the taverns, so consider taking some cash with you for these extra expenses.

Not too much. On this trip, small hikes through villages, towns, and ancient archaeological sites are planned. These are going to be fairly easy to walk.

It is not recommended to take very young children with you in case they get motion sickness on the bus. It is not advisable to bring a stroller with you. It may also be difficult to participate in the tour in a wheelchair due to the uneven terrain in most areas.

The morning tour starts at 10:30, so you will be able to have breakfast in your hotel.

At lunchtime we plan a trip to the Black Beach, where there are many traditional Santorinian tavernas to suit all tastes. On average, lunch will cost 15-20 euros per person, depending on your choice of food.

Yes, you will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide.

Yes, you will be able to see almost all of the most important sights of Santorini!

The main language of the tour is English.


Schedule

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

The following is an approximate schedule. The exact time will be specified in the information provided with your order.

During the year the sunset occurs at different times, so the total length of the tour may vary from month to month.

Tour schedule
10:00 - 10:30Departure from the hotel
11:00 - 11:40Emporio village
12:00 - 13:00Ancient city of Akrotiri
13:10 - 13:30Red beach
13:40 - 14:40Peak of Profitis Ilias
14:40 - 16:20Black beach of Perissa
16:40 - 17:40Winery and wine tasting
18:30 - 21:00Oia village with sunset
21:00 - 21:30Getting back to the hotels
20:38Approximate sunset time in Santorini this week
Duration and travel time
Up to 40 minutesTransfer by bus from the hotels
1 hourExcursion program to the ancient city of Akrotiri
20 minutesA walk to the Red beach to take photos
1 hourVisit to the viewpoint at the top of Ilias the Prophet Mountain
1 hour and 30 minutesSwimming and lunch at the Perivolos black beach
1 hourSantorinian wine tasting
1 hour and 30 minutesOia village, sunset
Up to 40 minutesTransfer by bus to the hotels

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