The Essence of Santorini
Land tour code: SAN-06
Cruise port: Greece - Cyclades islands - Santorini
Duration: Approx. 6 hours
We will board the coach and head towards the view point of Prophetes Ilias; from here you will be able to take marvellous pictures of all the different aspects of this unique island.
Afterward you will be taken to the magical town of Oia, protagonist of most post cards of Santorini. Your panoramic drive will allow you to have breathtaking views of the lava rocks of the islets of Nea Kameni and the Caldera below. You will have free time to enjoy the landscape of Oia and the colourful shops and cafes with terraces overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Our journey will continue to one of the most exclusive wineries of Santorini, where you will have the possibility to taste different kinds of wine.
Next, your tour will bring you to see the Church of Panagia Episkopi. Located in the village of Episkopi Gonia, it is a beautiful Byzantine Church, built in the late 11th Century, and considered the best example of traditional ecclesiastical architecture of the island.
Your journey will continue at the village of Kamari, placed on the coast of the island. Free time will be allocated, offering you the chance to stroll around the beach that extends to the feet of the Mesa Vouno mountain that rises up to a height of approx. 400m. Once an agricultural and fishing village, modern Kamari boasts a thriving tourist industry, offering a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and bars, plus several water sport activities.
Your excursion will end in Fira, where your guide will show you the way to the cable car, in order to make your own way back to the ship.