We will confirm your reservation when we have at least 2 passengers booked. You will be notified about two weeks prior to the start of the cruise with options of more expensive private trips if we are not able to run the shared tour.
When you visit a place for the first time there is usually an easily found list of things you shouldn't miss. We understand the appeal and we won't tell you not to do this but sometimes the hidden secrets of a city are of the most memorable. This shared van tour will take you to some of our guide's favorite spots providing some of the best views and tastings on the island.
We'll start with a Greek tradition by taking you to a family owned distillery for a local favorite, coffee flavored ouzo. This secret recipe is a modernized version of what was originally a project of monks living in the region. Make sure you try the unique liquor made from the tears of the Masthia tree in this perfect Santorini environment.
Next we'll head to the south side of the island for panoramic views of the volcanic caldera.
At the black sand beaches you will learn about the violent volcanic history and enjoy life by the shore before stopping at a local venue for a cheese and olive oil tasting. You'll be offered some Tsikoudia and for those of you who don't know, it's an alcoholic beverage that is a grape based version of brandy. Locally made!
After some samples of the local delicacies you will dive into the past within a small ravine at the foot of Pyrgos. Now considered a ghost village this area was at the heart of a prosperous wine region before being destroyed by a devastating earthquake. All residents had to abandon the village over a half century ago.
There is one more beverage to be had as you stop at a local kafeneio - a Greek café - for a wine tasting accompanied by Cretan cheese and olives.
Departures: 10:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - The cost of the cable car is not included in the price of this tour. Tickets are about 4€ 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.