6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience

Badge of ExcellenceSantorini, Greece
Santorini Cruise Shore Trips
  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Succumb to Santorini’s charms on a private tour to see its highlights. Traveling by luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with a guide, learn about Santorini’s history and culture as you explore. Stop at Red Beach, view the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri independently, see Oia, visit the village of Megalochori, and more. An optional winery visit is also possible.
  • Private best of Santorini tour, with air-conditioned transport
  • Explore the ancient ruins at Akrotiri and admire the scarlet-colored bay of Red Beach
  • Visit the beautiful village of Oia with its whitewashed houses
  • Benefit from a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide

What's Included

  • Local english speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and drop-off from the nearest point accessible by car in all hotels in Santorini
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuites
  • Entrance fees to Akrotiri (€ 12)
  • Entry/Admission to Venetsanos Winery and Estate Argyros from 20-25 euros p.p

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Please provide pick up information details: Hotel/Accommodation Name, Address, and Phone Number Airbnb host's phone number Flight number (if applicable) Cruise ship name (if applicable) Arrival time (if applicable) Traveler phone number

What To Expect

Red Beach

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sunset in Oia

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Akrotiri Archaeological Site

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Santorini Tours (Pass By)


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Megalochori - Traditional Village

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Perissa Black Sand Beach

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Venetsanos Winery

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Monastery of Profitis Ilias

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pyrgos Kallistis

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Please confirm address, pickup location and time when would you like start the tour.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant seats available on request
  • 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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537 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Amazing !!
Meghna_G, Apr 2024
Wowwwww not enough words to describe our guide George .. he was extremely funny and super nice. He took us to best spots for pics , coffee , dessert and shopping. Kids also loved listening to him and the stories.
Fantastic experience
Arathi_G, Apr 2024
We had a fabulous time . George took us to all possible places and he took fantastic pictures for us . Also place where he took us for lunch was fantastic . We would not have seen so many places if it was not for him . He was great with my daughter . I highly recommend
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much for the great feedback. We appreciate your great review.
Tour was good, but BEWARE...
Susan_D, Apr 2024
Our tour of Santorini was on Mar 24, 24 Our guide Mary was great!, even though our tour time was condensed due to Princess Cruise arrival delay she was able to show us what we wanted to see. The part you need to be aware of is with the transportation portion. Within 10 mins of being dropped off at the designated drop off point I realized that I had left my GoPro on the back seat of the van, I called the company back and advised them and asked if they could return. They advised they would contact the driver and call me back. They returned the call within 5 mins and said that the driver advised he could not find the GoPro in the van. I even had the driver return so that I could check between the seats, but no camera. Sorry, but I find it hard to believe that the camera would not still be there considering we were the only party in the van. Make sure to double check that you have all your items when leaving the van, as it may become a "tip" for the driver.
Santorini in style!
Trent_H, Jan 2024
George was a gentleman and a scholar, keeping us well informed of what we were seeing, the history of the island and took us to numerous excellent photo locations for my wife that were not crammed with tourists. The ride was comfortable and the restaurant he took us to for dinner was also very good. I would highly recommend him as a guide.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks a lot for the positive review about our guide, George.
Love our time in Santorini, can’t wait to take my friends and family there soon.
Kim_F, Jan 2024
The driver/ tour guide, George. He is the best for this job, caring, above and beyond and his knowledges about the island is limitless. Beautiful new Mercedes of course makes the trip easier and more enjoyable.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks a lot for the positive review of our guide, George.
Perfect day!
Paul_W, Jan 2024
My wife and I loved this tour! Pickup and drop off was hassle free. We would deffinitly recommend booking this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks a lot for your great review.
Best tour ever!
Leslie_C, Nov 2023
George was amazing! He told us about the history of the island and showed us the best spots to get great photos. We saw everything we wanted to see and had the most delicious lunch by the sea. I will definitely ask for George when I come back to explore more of Santorini!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks a lot for the positive review of our guide, George.
Santorini Private Tour Amazing
Linda_F, Oct 2023
We had a most memorable trip in Santorini. Our day started with meeting or amazing driver. Fotios Tsevas he explained exactly what our day would be like. He took the time and patience to make sure we got all the best photographs and we got to see all the highlights of Santorini. I think it was so special because he loves what he does. The two outstanding things I will not forget is the sunset stop he took us to. ,also the incredible dinner that we had at a local restaurant.
This is the right way to see Santorini
Nicholas_A, Oct 2023
This was my fifth time in Santorini, but the first time for my friends. What an unforgettable experience. George was a fantastic tour guide. Not only did he take us to places that I wanted my friends to see, but even took us to places that I've never seen either. He is personable and knowledgeable, and took care of us like we were the most important people in Santorini. If I could, I'd give him 6 stars. If you are looking for just the right tour of Santorini, this is the one you want to choose. Ask for George!!
A perfect day in Santorini
starluck19, Oct 2023
The only way to see Santorini is with a private guide. We were blessed to have Fotios as our guide. He shared his knowledge of the island with enthusiasm! Fotios was sensitive and kind to our individual needs. Fotios is an eleven out of ten! It was a perfect day. The day was seamless!
Santorini in a day
Tracey_L, Oct 2023
George our driver was exceptional, he took us to the most beautiful spots in Santorini for pictures. Very knowledgeable of the area. Recommended foods to order at a winery for the most exquisite Greek culinary experience. He made the trip very special for the 4 of us.
Great day in Santorini
Joy_S, Oct 2023
Amazing day touring all of Santorini. Great lunch at local restaurant with excellent food. I highly recommend this tour.
Santorini day trip
Christopher_C, Oct 2023
Tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and outgoing. Really knew the island and places to go. Went the extra mile.
Would recommend it!
rickriccobonorr, Oct 2023
Great and extensive tour! Tour guide was knowledgeable, knew the island extremely well and took us to the best sites and places Santorini has to offer.
Happy Day in Santorini!
Patrick_T, Oct 2023
We love all the places we visited in Santorini. Our friendly tour guide, Dimitris, did an excellent job to show us around the beautiful island.
Our Santorini Surprise
Rajesh_P, Oct 2023
My wife and I took this six hour tour. The bus came exactly on time to pick us up from our hotel. We had an English speaking guide. Her name was Maria. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Ask for George!
Jennifer_M, Oct 2023
We had the best time with George, his energy was contagious. We had a great wine tasting and lunch, saw a beautiful sunset and everything in between. He helped us maximize our limited time in Santorini. Thank you for making our day so special and fun!
Most beautiful island with the most wonderful tour host.
Teresa_O, Oct 2023
This was the best land trip I have ever had! Our host, Ted, was so knowledgeable and experienced. He took us to all the iconic photo locations and explained the significance of each; from the blue and white colors to the volcanic activity that formed the landscape. We got to hear the history of the island come alive as Ted freely and enthusiasticly showed us one breath taking view after another. We felt like family as he took us to a wonderful restaurant and Winery. This tour of Santorini was masterfully presented and "over delivered" on every expectation. Thank you, Ted, we were so grateful to see Santorini for the first time through your eyes. And he was a great driver! Great Job.
Disjointed in our tour guide
Rick_A, Oct 2023
We had George as a driver and as Gary stated on a previous review he was arrogant and pompous. He talked about his pay and tips to excess and did not listen to anything we wanted to do after asking us what was our priority for the day. He talked negatively about other drivers and tour operators and photographers. He rushed us through the day and the experience was highly disappointing. His driving to be fair was fine as well as his choice for a nice lunch. That could not make up for the constant talks about pay,tips and his negativity towards others. He portrays himself as a top tour driver and a 5 star guide. We think not!!
Santorini at its best!
Judith_S, Oct 2023
Our guide, Fotios, provided an excellent tour. He shared areas most tourists do not visit. Delightful in every way. We highly recommend this tour.

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