CULTURAL VILLAGES SIGHTSEEING
Cultural Villages Sightseeing will bring you to different and new destinations, with an authentic and genuine experience, offering you a contact with the real “santorinians” and participating in our culture.
The village of Pyrgos is known as the island’s “historic monument”. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement holds an 18th century Venetian castle. Exploring the remains of the fortress, will be cleared why the danger of pirates attacks, made the locals to fortify the area and built it into small allies and circle shape roads. At the center of the castle, where the church of The Virgin Mary and the chapel of The Holy Trinity are located, we will enjoy the most amazing view of the island. The town is surrounded by vineyards, chapels and churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies and pebbled paths.
Megalochori, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island. This local settlement hold typical and classical Cycladic houses, and neoclassic buildings dug in the volcanic rock, blending together with harmony. We also find the famous picturesque tower bell and white churches with blue domes.
Discover Emporio, the entry to another past era and the island commercial center during the Venetian occupation. In Medieval times, the inhabitants of this village used to build their houses side by side, in small picturesque streets, so that they could protect themselves against the pirates.
Akrotiri village was one of the 5 fortified areas of the island in medieval times. The “fisherman” village holds the Red and White Beach, the Lighthouse of the island and the Akrotiri Kastelli. This fortress, built on the 1st century of the Venetian colonization was also known as “La Ponta”. The castle is surrounded by a complex of houses and has a terrific view of the south of the Caldera. In Akrotiri, we will also visit a local family farm (Maria's winnery), which offers high quality handmade traditional products that do not contain any preservatives or chemical additives and offer you a unique taste and quality; like the local Fava, sun dried tomato, Capers, caper leaves, tomato paste, traditional sweets and the family wine.
Private tour on an air-conditioned luxury vehicle. transfer from/to the hotel, experienced English speaking driver/escort, wine & local products tasting, free in car Wi-Fi, cold water, maps and information.
Duration: 4-5 hours approx.Book Now and live a new Experience