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Archaeological Tour of Akrotiri with Wine Tasting & Black Sand Beaches

By Cretan Holidays


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Masks required
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  • Visit the famous Akrotiri excavations

  • Visit at a family-owned winery

  • Majestic Prophet Elias Monastery from the 16th century

  • Enchanting & serene traditional village of Megalochori

  • Swimming opportunity at the stunning beach of Perivolos

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Akrotiri, Megalochori, and Perivolos

  • What's included

    Visit of a winery

  • What's included

    Return transport to and from selected Fira, Oia, Kamari, or Perissa hotel

  • What's excluded

    Akrotiri archaeological site admission fee and guiding

  • What's excluded

    Wine tasting (optional 10,00 p.p)

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • The admission fee to the Akrotiri Excavations is payable directly to the site on the day of your tour.

  • The inside of the Prophet Elias Monasterycan not be visited; this tour visits the exterior only.

  • Hotel pickup is available from selected Fira, Oia, Kamari & Perissa hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

Make your way to the southern end of Santorini to explore the island’s less-touristed attractions. Take in breathtaking panoramas from a hilltop monastery, roam the serene streets of a quiet village, and kick back on a black sand beach before a tour to a local winery and a guided visit of an ancient archaeological site.

Your knowledgeable guide choices you up from your hotel and drives towards the breathtaking Prophet Elias Monastery, which sits perched at the highest point of the island, 1,804 feet (550 m) above the cobalt sea below. Take in the sweeping scenery and admire the whitewashed bell tower before continuing on.

Head to the quiet village of Megalochori, where traditional buildings sit like sugar cubes amongst the sun-soaked vineyards. Follow your guide through narrow streets and bougainvillea-draped archways before winding down towards Akrotiri.

Finally, arrive at Akrotiri, a fascinating ancient archaeological site. Explore the Minoan city’s well-preserved frescoes and works of art—the Bronze Age settlement was buried in ash in the 17th century BC on your own, before you can visit the beautiful Red Beach (approach by foot approximately 10 minutes) or enjoy your free time at Akrotiri Bay. Visit Perivolos Black beach afterwards, where you have time for swimming. Your last stop is in at one of the area’s fantastic wineries, where you can sample sweet vinsanto made from grapes dried in the sun and dry reds, whites, and rosés grown in the fertile volcanic soil of the hills that surround you. The wine tasting is optional and not included in the price.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Akrotiri

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Fira City (Hotel Pickup)
    • Fira
    • Kamari City (Hotel Pickup)
    • Kamari
    • Oia City (Hotel Pickup)
    • Oia
    • Perissa City (Hotel Pickup)
    • Perissa

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