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Join us on an unforgettable tasty journey through the scenic footpaths perched at the Caldera’s cliffs from Firostefani to Fira. Book online today!
Departure Point, Traveler pickup is offered. We will pick you up form your Hotel or Cruise Ship.
Santorini may have phantasmagoric, world-renowned spots, but many of its gems are best-kept secrets for those who really want to uncover and experience authentic Santorini. Hit the road with us and discover the purest side and finest beauty of Santorini away from tourist hordes.
Explore off-the-beaten-track villages with postcard-pretty whitewashed back alleys, discover the lunar-like landscape of a unique beach, and taste mouth-watering seasonal tapas and local wines. Here is the secret side of Santorini — enjoy it!
Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:
You’ll start our Santorini tour from Fira, the capital and bustling center of the island. Bypassing the tourist traps, you’ll discover Fira’s artistic hinterland. Walk through the town’s whitewashed back streets and meet local artists such as painters, sculptors, and artisans in their workplaces and showrooms.
Next, you’ll visit the mesmerizing village of Oia, Santorini’s highlight, where you’ll explore the cliffside laneways as well as the the back alleys of an old pastel-colored neighborhood with its ship owners’ and merchants’ houses, a neighborhood that you might never find without a local by your side!
Before leaving Oia, we’ll discover the smallest bookstore in the world. Housed in a stunning whitish traditional building, it’s easy to fall in love with this place even if you aren’t the biggest book lover in the world. In any case, it’s not a coincidence that The New York Times and The Guardian, just to name a few, have given the bookstore write-ups and National Geographic has mentioned it as the best bookstore in the world.
Afterwards, you’ll uncover the preserved castle village of Emporio, one of the island’s least visited places, where the buildings are still inhabited. Explore this away-from-crowds settlement by winding your way through its narrow pathways with medieval charm. Before leaving the village, you’ll stop for a coffee and a traditional ‘spoon’ sweet in one of Santorini’s most traditional corners.
Continuing your tour, it’s time to reveal your adventurer instincts. Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft may have discovered the lost treasure of Alexander the Great in Santorini, but it’s now your turn to discover the hiding grounds of the locals during the pirate raids. Pass through natural pathways with us by your side, and explore a local rock-carved church hidden from plain view that will surprise you.
In our next stop, you’ll get your feet wet at the Black Beach! On your way, discover archaic tombs cut in the mountain whose rich finds — statuary, votive gifts, and funerary urns — are on display in the Archaeological Museum in Fira.
Before the tour is completed, you’ll experience authentic Santorini through its wines and tastes! In an old-school traditional winery, you’ll participate in a four-glass wine tasting, including the famous locally-originated Vinsanto as well as other local wines made the traditional way, and pair them with delicious seasonal local mezedes (local tapas).
With so many suggestions and tips from us, you’ll likely have a myriad of things you’ll want to do next!
Transportation, one coffee, one local sweet, four glasses of wine (wine tasting), local seasonal tapas
Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities