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Private Unique Non-Touristy Santorini

Private Unique Non-Touristy Santorini
4 hours
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Description

Start your off-road experience and discover the Medieval castle of Emporio. Constructed in the mid-15th century by the Venetians to shield themselves from the pirate invasions. Stroll through the interior of this well maintained fortified settlement with interesting architecture, quaint ambience and beautiful colors. The scenary reminds a labyrinth with very narrow streets, arches and houses built side by side. It is considered one of the most beautiful landmarks and a must-see site of Santorini.

Afterwards follow a small road towards the hilltop above the village of Emporio. Along the rim see the 8 traditional windmills and an isolated white washed chappel on the edge of the cliff. A stunning location with an open view, suitable for panoramic pictures and a wonderful sunset.

Continue to Santorini Arts Factory, a former tomato cultivation & production facility, which has been transformed into a modern Museum. Learn about Santorini’s famous cherry tomato, which is thicker-skinned, sweeter and smaller than the garden-variety because of the island’s volcanic soil and lack of water. Take a free guided tour through the old equipment & other antiques, learn the history of tomato production and taste the tomato paste.

Visit a family farm and relax by tasting homemade products such as: The local Fava, sun dried tomato, capers, caper leaves, tomato paste, traditional sweets and the family wine. The hostess of the farm will escort you around the property from the volcanic vineyard to the family cellar and reveal secrets about wine production procedure, by stomping the grapes. Sample different varieties of Santorini grapes, enjoy your Greek coffee and experience the hospitality of a traditional local family.

Nearby the family farm is the lighthouse. Standing on the southernmost edge of Santorini is quite impressive for the view to the Aegean sea and the scenic pathways surounding it. A stunning location for memorable pictures and a unique sunset experience away from the crowds.

Sunset tour starts at 4pm or 5pm and includes an amazing sunset experience either from the windmills hilltop or the lighthouse.

This tour has a flexible departure & the itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Cold bottled water
  • Experienced local driver/guide
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned & deluxe van
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Free guided tour to the Industrial Tomato Factory
  • Comlimentary wine & homemade products tasting at the farm
  • Maps & live commentary

Exclusions:

  • Cable car tickets for cruise ship travelers (6 EUR per person, per ride)
Departure & Return

Traveler pickup is offered from the below listed departure points:

  • Your hotel/villa in Santorini: Pick up at the lobby or nearest point accessible by vehicle
  • Cruise port: Pick up at the top cable car exit for cruise ship travelers
  • 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 Emporio Medieval castle and feel the vibe of a past era of glory
  • See the windmills and admire stunning views over the steep hill
  • Visit Santorini Arts Factory and learn about Santorini’s famous cherry tomato
  • Relax at family farm and taste coffee, wine & local products 
  • Admire scenic views and take amazing pictures from the lighthouse
Additional Info
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Your driver/guide will be wearing face mask and following all health and safety guidelines
  • 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
  • Post Covid-19 policy: Vehicles will be sanitized before every service - Alcohol based sanitizer will be in every vehicle - Hand sanitizing after each stop and before each departure - Travelers and guide/driver to wear facemarks and follow all health and safety guidelines - Fresh trash bag will be in every vehicle and waste disposed at the end of each service
Cancellation Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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