Cyclades Islands

Explore Santorini with a Local Private Driver

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Explore Santorini with a local private driver
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the culture and beauty of Santorini on a half-day tour with a private driver. After a convenient pickup at your preferred location, craft your own itinerary with the help of a guide and visit places like the picturesque village of Oia,and the Prophet Elias Monastery. Enjoy a glass of wine at one of the island’s celebrated wineries and capture photos of the Black Beach. This tour is absolutely tailor made, driver suggest some nice places and of course traveler can decide which places he/she wants to visit. (nice beaches, hidden gems, picturesque villages)
  • Explore the gorgeous Aegean island of Santorini with a private driver-guide
  • Visit picturesque villages and sample local wine on a half-day excursion
  • Make the most of limited time with convenient pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Included in the cost:
  • Local English speaking professional driver
  • Comfortable, Mercedes A/C Minivan
  • Bottled water
  • To be paid extra:
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites, museums and wineries (unless agreed otherwise)
  • Snacks, drinks or meal

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

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Pickup details

You may ask to be picked up from any location on Santorini. If you are a cruise traveler: Individual cruise passengers disembark in Santorini by tender boats arriving only at the old port of Fira. To find the exit of the cable car in Fira follow these steps: • Take a tender boat from your cruise ship • Once ashore, go to the cable car • Paying a ticket of 6 Euros per person (one way) take a cable car ride up to Fira town (3 min.) • Come out of the cable car building • Behind the gate our guide or driver are waiting for you with Omega Travel sign with your name on it. Only passengers arriving to Santorini in organized groups or acquiring shore excursions on board disembark at Athinios port. These travelers get off the ship first. All the rest are considered to be individual travelers and disembark only at the old port of Fira. The donkeys are arriving to a different place in Fira, not to the cable car exit. The stairs bring you next to the cable car exit but we strongly recommend to use the cable car for your comfort.

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Panoramatic View On Caldera With Three Bells

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Prophet Elias

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Megalochori - Traditional Village

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Art Space

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Kamari Beach

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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We had the best time with our guide, Natalia! She was so knowledgeable and accommodated every one of our requests. She also is a great photographer and took many of our pictures on our camera for us. There is absolutely no way we would have been able to see as much of the island that we did if we didn’t book this tour. 10/10 would recommended and definitely ask for Natalia—she’s the best!!


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Like having a local friend in Santorini
Laura_F, Apr 2024
We loved our day out with Panos! In Santorini, a private tour with a local is the best way to see the island if you have limited time. Group tours would get crowded and take away from the intimate experience that Santorini deserves. He picked us up at our Oia hotel on time with no issue and whisked us away in a Mercedes sedan. Very comfortable! Panos is knowledgeable about Santorini's geography, agriculture, history, and of course all the best photo spots. This tour is best for people who truly want to learn about Santorini and its wonders, not just the Instafamous places (but you'll see those, too). The itinerary was up to us but I provided my top requests and Panos designed an efficient route to see them all. Starting in Oia, we saw Fira, Thira, Megalochori, a black sand beach, a fascinating wine cave museum and tasting, and some secret spots to get great photo angles of the island. All while chatting away learning as much as we could about beautiful Santorini. Panos answered our million questions and was very enjoyable and personable to spend the day with. It was like having a local friend show you around their town for the day! We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and can't thank Panos enough for the experience he showed us. Highly recommended!!
Great tour/guide!
Elizabeth_M, Nov 2023
We were two hours late for our appointment, due to wind issues and Tinder boats having to wait. Our guide waited for us! What a great tour we had even though we had a shorter time due to these issues!
No power; no Santorini
Karen_B, Nov 2023
Sadly, we did not see Santorini. We waited in line to catch the cable car in plenty of time to meet our guide when the electricity failed and the car failed with it. We waited in line for an hour more hoping the power would be restored. We walked to a small restaurant for something to drink - still hoping for power to get us to the top and hoping our guide would have waited as well. With no wifi, we had no means of reaching the guide to advise that we were still trying to get to the top. Taking the stairs or riding a donkey were not viable options for 6 seniors. Over 2 hours later, we finally gave up and returned to our ship. Santorini was to be a highlight of this trip for me, but I'll have to be happy with the distant view I had from my balcony.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
We where in contact from the time you were in the ship. Pick up time was at 10am. Driver was waiting you till 12.30 PM when you informed us that you will not walk up to the meeting point. There is no car access to the old port. The only way to reach Fira town is by cable car (which was not operating due to weather conditions), donkey riding or walking. It was not our fault that on that day were strong winds . We suggested alternative options to come up but you denied. Driver /guide left only when you texted us that you returned to the ship . 1 star rating says that you were very disappointed with our service, which you never used . Hope you would be able to walk or take donkey up to Fira town and we had the opportunity to show you our beautiful island.
David_B, Oct 2023
Great 5 hour tour of Santorini. Natalia spoke great English and was very knowledgeable. Did not rush us at each stop and let us personalize our experience. Great value.
Driver Tassos was very...
Ilona_L, Oct 2023
Driver Tassos was very helpful and had great information about the island. We were pleased he took us to a winery , wonderful time.
Gregory_Y, Oct 2023
We had the best time with our guide, Natalia! She was so knowledgeable and accommodated every one of our requests. She also is a great photographer and took many of our pictures on our camera for us. There is absolutely no way we would have been able to see as much of the island that we did if we didn’t book this tour. 10/10 would recommended and definitely ask for Natalia—she’s the best!!
Excellent tour highly recommend
Traci_C, Sep 2023
Our tour was fantastic, our driver waited for us as the cruise ship had delays with the tender boats, he showed us all the main sights in Santorini and was very informative about the history of Santorini , highly recommend this tour , Traci & Dawn
Relaxing Great Day!
Gary_W, Sep 2023
Perfect day! We left it up to our driver to show us the Island & culture. Saw many highlights of Santorini without the crowds. Would highly recommend this tour. Give yourself PLENTY of time for the cable car ride back as the lines are LONG, a couple of hour wait time. 4 cruise ships in port that day.
The vistas, the walks...
Julia_B, Sep 2023
The vistas, the walks through towns, and the geology lesson were all great. The driver was knowledgeable, personable and patient with picture-taking. He was able to maneuver well around the island.
Beautiful Santorini
Paula_T, Jul 2023
Our guide Nikolas was wonderful! He took our family of five to many places and avoided the crowds, and we were able to see all the highlights of Santorini that we wanted to see and he got us back in time for our ship. I highly recommend Nikolas do anyone visiting Santorini!
Excellent guide and tour of South Santorini
RORY_D, Jul 2023
Tassos gave us a riveting tour of South Santorini (at our request; it sounds like he’s happy to do a variety of tours).. He was on time, friendly, funny, and a true student of history and all things Santorini. He had an especially great amount of knowledge about the Minoan civilization. My wife and I were delighted with our tour. Would highly recommend to anyone.
A great trip around the island
Ann_O, Jun 2023
Tasos was wonderful! We had him for the morning and he took us all around the island. He accommodated our specific travels that morning including a special lunch stop request we had. Tasos was so friendly, easy to talk to, and taught us so much about Santorini. He made it such a fun experience - we could have spent the day with him!
Excellent and Informative!
Seif_Z, Jun 2023
Excellent and thoroughly recommended. Our tour guide/driver was Natalya. She was amazing; extremely knowledgeable about Santorini in so many ways. She knows the island inside out, had the best recommendations for places to see, was very receptive and understanding, and we also learned a lot of history and science along the way! Brilliant and well worth it. Thank you Natalya! From Seif and Angela.
Top of the Line Tour
Elizabeth_B, Jun 2023
Danny with Elegant Santorini Tours was the best ! We could not have been more pleased, he picked us up at the confirmed time right where we got off of the cable cars. His vehicle was clean and comfortable. He gave us a great tour full of information on the history and sites of Santorini. Brought us to places of interest and we were able to beat the bus loads of people at the sites. I would recommend without hesitation!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amazing day of touring with Nikolos.
Forrest_D, Jun 2023
Our tour of Santorini was absolutely amazing, Nikolos made us feel like family and not just another bunch of tourists. Nikolos made sure we saw all the important sites and we always avoided the crowds. We asked if we could go to a Winery and he made it happen, and the tasting was both informative and tasty. Ask for Nikolos.
Excellent driver, great trip.
Sarah_S, Jun 2023
Our driver, Demetrice, was fantastic. Took us to many beautiful places and worked around what we wanted to see. Good with our kids also.
The full Santorini experience
william_m, Jun 2023
While we experienced 1 of the 30 days it rains in Santorini m, our driver made the most of showing us the island where he lives. Not only did he accommodate us with our list of must see places but he enhanced our experience by showing us other places that many tourists miss. It was a great way to learn about the island and see so much beyond the tourist zone. I highly recommend it and Nikos is the guy to ask for.
Bring me sunshine!
Sybille_L, May 2023
Niko was our driver for the day which started in beautiful sunny Oia. Unfortunately weather changed and became a bit gloomy but Niko managed to go to all the right places at just the right times. Gave us a great insight into the island, its history and tips for good places to visit and eat during the rest of our stay. We finished with some last minute wine tasting as the rain fell. We were extremely happy at the end of our trip! Thanks Niko . You brought us sunshine on a rainy day!
Natalia was Amazing!
Cathy, May 2023
Natalia was Amazing! She showed us everything we wanted to see and then some! Very friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasant to spend the day with!
Best and most charming driver in Santorini
ellen_T, Apr 2023
Nicolas the driver is fantastic.....he was charming, accommodating to 4 older women and did exactly what we wanted. We saw everything that we wanted to see and with a charming man! thank you.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Greeting from Santorini and Omega Travel! We are happy your loved your tour and had a great time here! Thanks for using our services and for a nice review!

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