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 fantastic 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, old churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies and pebbled paths.
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. Wander through the narrow pathways of this non touristy settlement, enjoy your Greek coffee at the pebble stone square and get involved with locals lifestyle & culture.
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.
Visit the 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 helped to protect the artifacts from being destroyed. Walk along the ancient walls and take a glimpse of a Minoan town with the 3-story buildings, well preserved frescoes, an elaborate drainage system and more.
In the suburbs of Akrotiri, visit a family owned farm and optionally sample homemade wine and local products, that do not contain any preservatives or chemical additives. Taste fava, sun dried tomatoes, capers, olive paste and traditional sweets. See the wine celar, the grape-stomping tank and experience the vibe of traditional Greeks.
- Choose an afternoon departure (3pm or 4pm) and enjoy an amazing sunset experience at the wine farm's private terrace.
- This tour has a flexible departure & the itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences.