Santorini Panoramic Blue Shade Tour-Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia

Santorini, Greece
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Explore some of the prettiest parts of Santorini and take in fantastic views of the off-shore caldera with this semi-private shore excursion designed exclusively for cruise ship passengers. You'll visit Oia, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Finikia, with a local guide on hand to tell you about the island and its culture and history.
  • Explore Santorini with a local guide
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip transfers from the port’s cable car are included
  • Bottled water will be provided on board

What's Included

  • Transfer in a fully air-conditioned Mini Bus
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the top of the Cable Car that connects the port with the rest of the island
  • Commentary from your driver-guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (to museums or archaeological sites)
  • Cable Car fees

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Santorini Cable Car - Upper Station
    Ipapantis 10, Thira 847 00, Greece

    Your driver/tour guide will be waiting for you at the top of the cable car exit with a sign with your name on it. You can reach the top either with the cable car or by taking the stairs up. They both lead at the same point. We ARE NOT responsible for the cable car long queues and delays.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
  • The visit to the village of Oia has walking distance and steps. Although it is not mandatory to follow the group.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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239 reviews
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Step from Hell
James_S, May 2024
The tour was wonderful. The logistics of getting 4 cruise ships onto the port was a disaster. Long lines to get on cable carts so the only option was to walk 500+ steps to the top on a steep hill. Coming down was easier but many people fell due lots of mule manure covering the road from mules being used to transport people if the hill. Beautiful location but not worth the stop on a cruise line.
A little bit more than touristy
Erin_K, May 2024
Loved the opportunity to see more parts of the island than just the tourist spots. Tour guide was very engaging.
Wonderful tour
Galina_K, May 2024
Joanna and Philip were great. Took us to all most beautiful spots to take pictures and Joanna gave us a lot of interesting facts about the island. One thing I want to mention if you're taking this tour during your cruise stop. The line to take a cable cart to go up will be huge both ways. We didn't want to wait for an hour or more in the line and took dunkeys instead of walking up. On return we just walked. That saved us a lot of time but make sure to wear comfortable shoes as the steps are slippery and donkeys' poop is everywhere.
Excellent excursion to Oiya
Zinovy_D, May 2024
Oiya, a beautiful village, with its idealic location and views. Our guide Yanos was an excellent guide and we enjoyed this excursion very much.
Perfect tour
Jackie_P, May 2024
Our tour guide was amazing !! Excellent historian combined with a wonderful sense of humor which had our group of 11 family and friends attention the entire time. So sorry I did not remember her name
Stunning Santorini
Helen_M, May 2024
Helena was a great guide. Showed us many views we could never see from the big buses the cruise ships run. Lunch was excellent at a beach restaurant. We loved this tour and highly recommend.
Great tour with Karavas in Santorini!
Ray, May 2024
Great tour saw most of the hot spots of Santorini! Giannis was a great informative and friendly tour guide! Would recommend to use Karavas tours! You will get to see most of what Santorini has to offer!
A beautiful place to see
Lionel_H, May 2024
We had a great time and got to see as much as possible thanks to our guide Joanne. She took us to all the beautiful spots for photos and explained the history of Santorini.
Fantastic tour and guide. Dont miss it!
melinda_h, May 2024
What an amazing tour and tour guide! After taking several tours, I must say the guide makes or breaks the adventure. Great commentaries, fun personality and made sure he took pics for everyone. Gave us good ideas for lunch and plenty of time to enjoy Santorini. Can't give them enough stars.
Best tour to see Santorini in one day.
David_D, Apr 2024
Thomas was the best. We made a last minute booking and they accepted us as a private tour. He was very knowledgeable about Santorini and Greek history. He also let us customize our tour a little since we were the only couple. Thank you Thomas and Karavas Travel.
Best tour ever...
Tunisha_B, Apr 2024
I highly recommend this tour, our guide Eleni was absolutely amazing. She took time to give us the history of sites as well as being patient with my physical disability as I wasn't able to walk as fast. Our driver also gave us so much history on the island and is a very fun guy with great sense of humor. Together they both made this tour an unforgettable part of our vacation and we are so grateful 🙏
Panoramic views of Santorini
Brandon_N, Apr 2024
Eleni was our tour guide and was courteous and very professional. Highly recommend. We had a wonderful experience on this tour!
We had a wonderful time...
Ramesh_L, Apr 2024
We had a wonderful time seeing the highlights that Santorini has to offer. Our tour guide, Thomas was excellent! He is very knowledge and shared many of the islands history with us which we enjoyed very much. He is an amazing tour guide and the views were all spectacular.
Great Experience!
Vonz_C, Apr 2024
Yannis was awesome! He answered all of our questions and knew the greek history very well. You could tell he was passionate about his job. The tour was fantastic! We saw all the picturesque spots and took great pictures. He gave us 90 mins of free time. We visited the Veranda restaurant because we wanted authentic greek food. Outstanding!! The best Greek salad I've ever had. My husband had the lamb stew. I had the braised beef and the baklava was so delicious. The service was top notch. Yannis invited us to take the 4 hour tour but we wanted shop and get back to the ship. Another note... The line back to the cable cars was extremely long. We walked at least 10 mins to get to the end of the line. We decided to walk down the donkey path because the line had to be at least a 2hr wait. You must be moderately fit to take on this adventure. We're in our early 60's. We made it but our legs felt like jello at the end. I recommend this trip. If you can pre-purchase your return tickets for the cable car, I would recommend it.
Santorini off a cruise ship
Dale_M, Apr 2024
Taken to all the iconic spots of the island. Very good tour for cruise ship passengers. Our guide Joanna was excellent.
Great tour, great host
Kelly_D, Nov 2023
This tour was a really good way to see Santorini and our guide was awesome. We had some trouble changing the amount of guests on the tour and she was very flexible with helping in that capacity. I would definitely recommend this tour if you're spending a small amount of time in Santorini but just enough to see most of the city.
Beautiful Tour
Sonya_S, Nov 2023
Seeing the town of Oia. It was absolutely gorgeous! Being away from the pier is a great experience. When visiting ports of call, it's important to see what the town/village/city is about.
An informative tour...
Eileen_M, Nov 2023
An informative tour through a beautiful place. Our tour guide and driver were courteous and helpful.
Karla_M, Oct 2023
I loved that you played Greek music during our drive, it really added to the charm of the city. Everyone was so accommodating to us. We thought we would be late but actually arrived on time. We had a wonderful time.
Great views of Santorini
Donald_J, Oct 2023
Overall, the tour was good. The driver provided the group of 6 ( 3 couples) who was looking for an easy tour, with a good experience. We took some great pictures, with lovely backgrounds that featured Santorini.

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