CULTURAL VILLAGES SIGHTSEEING
Your cultural experience starts with the village of Pyrgos, which is known as the island’s “historic monument”. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement holds an 18th century Venetian castle. Explore the remains of the fortress, made by the locals to fortify the area and built it into small alleys and circle shape roads. The town is surrounded by vineyards, chapels and churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies and pebbled paths.
Next stop at Megalochori, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of the island with typical and classical Cycladic houses dug into the volcanic rock. Stroll to the tiny alleys and see the famous picturesque tower bell, visit the underground cave house and take pictures of the white churches & the blue domes.
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 protect themselves against the pirates. Walk the narrow & picturesque pathways of the Venetian castle and take memorable photos overlooking the volcanic landscape.
Next destination is Akrotiri village, which was one of the 5 fortified areas of the island in medieval times. Get to know The “fisherman” village which holds the Red and White Beach, the lighthouse of the island and the Akrotiri Kastelli. Visit the castle surrounded by a complex of houses and has a terrific view of the south of the Caldera.
Your cultural experience also includes wine tasting at a family wine farm, which offers high quality of handmade products, that do not contain any preservatives or chemical additives and offer you a unique taste and quality. Taste the local Fava, sun dried tomato, capers, caper leaves, tomato paste, traditional sweets and a selection of 4 wine varieties. Explore the volcanic vineyard of the farm and feel free to enjoy your complimentary Greek coffee.
Your private experience ends with the drop off at the original starting point or any place of your preference.
Choose your flexible departure and enjoy a memorable road trip. The afternoon departure (3pm) includes the sunset either from the lighthouse or from the private balcony in the wine farm.
Tour Time: Flexible, morning & afternoon (Sunset at Maria's Winery Unique view)
Pick Up: Hotel, Airport/Port, Cable car (if arriving with a Cruise ship)
Highlights: Pyrgos Village, Megalochori traditional settlement, Emporio village, Akrotiri village, Akrotiri’s lighthouse, Local family farm (Maria’s Winery).
Package Includes: 5 hours Private Guided Tour, Traditional handmade products tasting, Brand new & air-conditioned Mercedes minivan, Experienced English speaking guide/driver, Free in car Wi-Fi, Cold water, Wet hand wipes, Maps & information.
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