Santorini

Half-Day Santorini Private Tour

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Santorini Half Day Tour

From $177.07

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover Santorini’s most picturesque landscapes in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan when you book this private sightseeing tour. Delve into Santorini's history, from cave houses to caldera cliffs, and explore highlights like Firostefani, the iconic village of Oia, and the Monastery of Prophet Elijah. Discover the local culture and traditions at Megalochori village and unwind at the vibrant Red and Perivolos beaches.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Santorini’s landmarks
  • See the iconic blue domes and enjoy panoramic views
  • Choose from different tour lengths to fit your schedule
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Experienced local driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Hotel/Port/Airport/Cable car Pick up & Drop off
  • WiFi
  • Food & drinks
  • Cable car tickets (6 EUR per person,per ride) for cruise ship travelers
  • Tip or gratuity

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What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.

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PATRICIO_D
Santorini was amazing beaches, picturesque little villages, friendly locals, and a stunning landscape. Leta was very helpful as a Guide. Very recommended.

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Exactly what I hoped for
Angela_F, May 2024
Astri was wonderful and made our day in Santorini memorable. He was waiting for me as we arrived from the cable cars and transported our group in a very nice Mercedes Sprinter. The day was exactly what I wanted. Astri took us to the best view points for photos and took our photos. He’s incredibly knowledgeable of the local culture/history and his lunch recommendation was fantastic. With limited time in Santorini, I was able to enjoy the day seeing so many beautiful views that without Astri, would otherwise not have been possible if we had attempted to navigate on our own. I highly recommend!
Response from Host, May 2024
Thank you for expressing your feelings about your experience. We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Santorini. Thank you very much for everything and we hope to see you again in the future.
Worth every penny!!!
Chaitanya_D, Apr 2024
Astri is exactly what you want from a guide when you're visiting Santorini for the first time or for the millionth time. He is punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, patient, savvy, efficient, approachable, flexible, smart, funny, and just plain cool. He collaboratively worked with every member of our family to make sure we saw what we wanted to see exactly when we wanted to see it. I cannot emphasize and reiterate enough how awesome Astri is. We liked him so much that we reserved him for an additional day to visit locations we didn't get to fit it on our booked day. Thankfully, Astri was available for and flexible with our plans for the additional day. His pricing for any additional asks was also completely fair and reasonable. And, most importantly for those visiting Santorini to get some memorable photos taken --> Astri takes some of the best photos I've ever seen. Awesome angles, slick effects, and well-timed/well-positioned snaps at every spot we visited on our itinerary. I would put Astri's photography skills against professional photographers any day. Additional notes: Clean, accessible, and modern vehicle with good wifi and plenty of water. You should definitely book a tour of Santorini with Astri. It will absolutely be worth every penny.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you very much for expressing your feelings about your experience! We appreciate it a lot and we hope to see you again in the future.
Santorini private tour
Lisa_A, Nov 2023
Astri was a wonderful driver/tour guide. Due to rough seas we were unable to disembark to our tender causing us to to be 1 and 1/12 hour late to our meeting point. Astri kept in constant communication and patiently waited till we arrived. He was very flexible and adjusted the tour to pack in as much as he could in our limited time a shore. We appreciated this since all NCL excursions from the cruise ship was cancelled due to the delay but we were still able to see all the sites and beauty of Santorini!!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much Lisa and Tony! It was a great pleasure to meet you and to do the best for you. I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you very much for everything!
Excellent Tour!
Polly_G, Nov 2023
This was our first Viator tour, and it will not be our last. Everything about the tour was fantastic. Our guide/driver was from AA Santorini Travel. He was very knowledgable and quickly figured out what we were interested in. We not only toured the island and learned about the history, but we had great conversations about the local economy, agriculture, and current building construction. We highly recommend AA Santorini Travel and Viator.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much for expressing your feelings about your experience. We appreciate it a lot. Thank you very much for everything and we hope to see you again in the future.
Perfect day in Santorini
Wendy_G, Oct 2023
Astri was a wonderful guide. He took us to all the best sights for shopping, dining and pictures. He’s very experienced, 26 years, and knew how to avoid the tourist crowds. We ended at day at a beautiful winery on the cliffs. It was quiet and relaxing overlooking the water.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you very much Wendy! It was a great pleasure for me to meet all of you. I am glad that you enjoyed your experience. I hope to see all of you again in the future.
I wish I could give it it 100 stars!
Brianna_W, Oct 2023
This is the most incredible tour we experienced in all of my travels. Astri is incredibly knowledgeable, very kind and the best guide around! He took us to all the great spots, told us the history of the area and even a great photographer to capture all the memories. I cannot recommend this tour enough.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you so much Brianna! It was a great pleasure to meet you and your husband! I hope to see you again in a future trip.
An amazing private tour of beautiful Santorini with a local guide
Gina_C, Oct 2023
I absolutely loved the private tour given by a local resident of Santorini who gave us lots of information about the island and it's history and fun facts. One of the highlights and best memories of our trip to Santorini! Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you very much Gina! It was a great pleasure to meet you! I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you very much for everything!
An awesome tour with Thomas
Anne_S, Sep 2023
Our tour with Thomas was just about perfect. Actually, it really was perfect. He picked us up in a nice air conditioned van, and we learned everything he knows about beautiful Santorini. From fun trivia questions in the style of the tv show Cash Cab, to jokes about all things Greek, Thomas made our personalized tour unforgettable and fun. All destinations were completely up to us. So, we hit Firostefani, the Black Beach, the Red beach, Oia, Santo Winery, and a couple unique spots in between. He is a pretty good photographer too! Thank you, Thomas. Let us know if you’re ever in Chicago!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you very much for everything! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again in the future!
Wonderful tour on Santorini
Patricia_K, Sep 2023
Astri was a wonderful guide. We had delays getting up the cable car and he waited patiently for us. The vehicle was clean and cool. He built a nice itinerary for us as had minimal knowledge of Santorini. Showed us all of the highlights, knew all of the best Picture spots. Even stopped and got us a plum sample from a local!!! Overall a great tour and the guide made it special. Highly recommend Astri!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you very much Patricia! It was a great pleasure to meet you. I hope to see you again in the future!
Most enjoyable tour of our trip
W_J, Aug 2023
Our guide Astri was very well spoken, knowledgeable, and allowed us to set our own pace. He did everyting to make this a very enjoyable tour. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you very much William! It was a great pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you again in a future trip!
Excellent tour!
Graham_B, Aug 2023
We had a great afternoon. We saw so much of the island. The photos we took are simply beautiful- but best of all we learned so much about the local area from Astri. The highlight of the afternoon was stopping to eat figs growing on the side of the road. Astri knew exactly where the trees were still fruiting and where to find the sweetest figs. I would highly recommend an afternoon tour so Astri can take you to a great location to relax and watch the spectacular sunset. Loved our time on the tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you very much Graham! It was my pleasure to do the best for you. I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you very much for everything!
Awesome - love our guide
Korina_L, Aug 2023
So, we went on this trip with a bunch of little kids, older kids, and seniors in tow. Our guide was super patient, and totally rolled with the mix. We hopped off the cable cars, and there he was, already waiting—talk about being on the ball! The van we cruised around in was all new and comfy. And yes, they totally hooked us up with cold bottled water, which was a lifesaver in that heat, believe me. We told our guide we wanted to catch the sunset, and he totally shuffled things around to make it work. He took us to all these incredible spots for killer photos, places we'd never have found on our own. Seriously, everything they promised and then some. If I ever head back to Santorini, you bet I'm booking this tour again. Big thanks for showing us such an awesome time!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much Korina for expressing your feelings about your experience. It was a great pleasure for me to do the best for all of you. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you again for everything. I hope to see you again in the future.
Wow
PATRICIO_D, Aug 2023
Santorini was amazing beaches, picturesque little villages, friendly locals, and a stunning landscape. Leta was very helpful as a Guide. Very recommended.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you very much for everything. We hope to see you again in a future trip.
Incredible way to see all of Santorini in one day!
Sarah_R, Aug 2023
We had an amazing day with our tour guide Astri! He took us to all the main spots including Oia, the heart of Santorini, the black and red beach and many more. He was very knowledgeable about the island and knew all the best spots for pictures, it was like having a personal photographer! We were provided with water and the mini bus was very comfortable with air conditioning and wifi. This tour was a fantastic way to see the island in a day. We were cruise ship visitors so this was perfect for us, we visited all the main attractions and felt like we had seen the whole island. Thank you Astri for a fantastic day! I would highly recommend this trip to everyone.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you very much Sarah! We are glad that you enjoyed everything with us. It was our pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again in a future trip.
The highlight of our trip!!
Carlos_R, Jul 2023
Excellent tour.With Leta and Astri we had an amazing time and we learned a lot about Santorini, the culture, history and the local people. I recommend them... thanks for the memories.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much for everything. It was our pleasure to meet you and to have a wonderful time together. We hope to see you again in a future trip.
Santorini
Natalie_H, Jul 2023
Our guides had a great/comfortable van and provided waters. They took us to all of the most beautiful sites in Santorini. It was super crowded, but they knew the best routes to get us around. I loved Oia and the black sand beach (I wish we could have stayed longer at the beach, but we ran out of time as we had to get back to our cruise ship). The guides were so helpful and kind! We will use them again if we come back!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you so much Natalie. We really enjoyed the time with you and your family. Thank you very much for everything. We hope to see you again in a future trip.
A perfect short trip with a wonderful tour guide
Chris_C, Jul 2023
Astri has been very kind and knowledgable. He will tell you spots that you wouldn’t know in Santorini, tell you about its history with his 26 years of experience there, and on top of that, with several daughters, he is a marvellous photographer. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much Chris! It was my pleasure to do the best for you and your wife. Thank you for expressing your feelings about your experience. I hope to see you again in a future trip.
Wonderful experience
Erin_W, Jul 2023
This tour was amazing and worth every Penny. Not only were they accommodating, but they were kind, knowledgeable and flexible with us what we needed. I highly recommend and would definitely book with this company again. Thank you astri!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much Erin. It was our pleasure to do the best for you. We are looking forward to seeing you again in a future trip.
Best Private Plan
NATHALY_S, Jul 2023
Leta and Astrid went above and beyond in every aspect! Amazing day, got all the must-dos done. Loved the vibe and how safe my daughter and I felt throughout the day despite being two women traveling alone! First time visiting Greece was absolutely mesmerizing, would recommend and will (hopefully soon) do again in a heartbeat! 10/10
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much Nathaly. We are so glad that you passed a great day with us. We enjoyed your company too. We are looking forward to seeing you and your whole family in a future trip.
Absolutely best tour guides
Padma, Jun 2023
Absolutely loved touring the island with Leta and Astri! They are the sweetest couple and made sure we had an amazing time. They waited patiently even though we were delayed and were so sweet about taking numerous pics of my daughter and I. Definitely book them for your next tour and they will treat you like family!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you so much Padma for everything. We feel happy that you enjoyed your tour and we appreciate that a lot. We loved your relationship you have with your daughter. She is precious for you. We wish you all the best and we hope to see you again.

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