Cultural Villages Sightseeing

Cultural Villages Sightseeing
5 hours
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Description

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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Cold bottled water
  • 4 wine varieties at the family wine farm accompanied by handmade organic products
  • Experienced local driver/guide
  • Flexible departure & itinerary customized to suit your preferences
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned & deluxe van
  • Refreshing wet hand tissues
  • Maps & Live commentary

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cable car tickets if arriving by cruise ship (6 EUR per person, per ride)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch at a seaside restaurant (optional)
Departure & Return

Traveler pickup is offered from the below listed departure points:

  • Your Hotel in Santorini: Pick up at the lobby or nearest point accessible by vehicle
  • Cruise port: Pick up at the top cable car exit if arriving by cruise ship
  • Santorini international airport (JTR): Pick up at the arrivals terminal
  • Ferry port (Athinios): Pick up at the arrivals terminal

 

Return Details:

  • Returns to original departure point or any desired point of your preference

 

Highlights
  • Explore the quaint village of Pyrgos & the Venetian castle
  • Visit the picturesque Megalochori traditional settlement
  • Stroll through Emporio village & the Venestian castle
  • See Akrotiri's fortress
  • Sample 4 wine varieties accompanied with handmade products and experience the vibe of traditional Greeks at the wine farm
Additional Info
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Wheelchair & stroller accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pick up for cruise ship passengers will be from the cruise port top cable car exit. Your driver/guide will be holding a sign with the lead passenger name written on
  • This is a private tour. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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