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AKROTIRI RUINS AND WINE TASTING...a ShoreTrips PREMIUM Shared Van Tour

Per Person $259 USD
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AKROTIRI RUINS AND WINE TASTING...a ShoreTrips PREMIUM Shared Van Tour

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Enjoy this day in comfort with luxury transportation and a knowledgeable guide. You will gain a deeper understanding for the culture here and Santorini will forever hold a special place in your heart.

Journey around Greece's most popular island in relaxed comfort to hear and see the most visited sites. Your small group will enjoy direct contact with your guide as you travel over the roads of the island which offers interesting and surprising terrains.

Your first stop is a visit to the traditional village for a chance to walk the streets and soak in the local culture before heading over to the famous archaeological site of Akrotiri also known as "Minoan Pompeii". This location was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450 BC and you will have time to explore the settlement via a multi-story building and magnificent paintings of the Minoan civilization. There are indications that this civilization reached its peak a little before it was destroyed by the volcano.

Next you will take off for a chance to dig your toes into the sand at the famous black beach that perfectly juxtaposes the crystal blue waters along the south eastern coast of the island.

Ready to taste some of Santorini's local wines? At a family-owned winery you will learn about ancient to modern-day wine making involved in the local viticulture. The tastings will be accompanied by a variety of cheeses. The famous wines of this region are a direct result of the island's unique climate and mineral content of its volcanic soil. Having 3,000 years of wine making experience doesn't hurt either!

There will be lots to talk about as you return to your starting point.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transfers in an air conditioned van with a local expert guide
  • Scenic views of the countryside of Santorini
  • Walk on the black sand beach
  • Wine tasting at a family-owned winery with light snack
  • Stroll the white-washed streets of a traditional village
  • The archaeological site of a prehistoric settlement, Akrotiri (note that your guide will not enter this site with you)

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Departures (local time)

  • 10:00 AM (5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Wine tasting and entrance fees are included.
• The cost of the cable car is not included in the price of this tour. Tickets are about 6€ per person each way.
• If you are staying at a hotel, you will be advised of the closest pickup point to your hotel. The information will be on your voucher as well as the approximate time of the pickup.

Restrictions

• This tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 passengers.
• This is a very popular tour. We recommend you book early.
• This tour is available daily from April 15 - October 31. Tour is available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays only Nov 1 - April 14.
• You must be at least 18 years old to consume alcohol.
• Please alert ShoreTrips in advance of any dietary restrictions or food allergies. We will do our best to accommodate.
You are purchasing a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group. If you use a walker, wheelchair or scooter or if you have mobility problems you will be refused service and not refunded. We suggest that you purchase a private tour for your best enjoyment.