Santorini traditional villages with sunset in Oia: tour by bus
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- Sunset in the village of Oia
- Ruins of Santorini’s medieval capital
- Villages of Panagia Episkopi, Pyrgos and Mesa Gonia
All about the trip
Discover the charming villages of Santorini during this afternoon bus tour around the island. Visit ancient churches, stroll past local vineyards, see the ruins of the island’s medieval capital, and take in the views of nearby islands from various viewpoints. The final stop on the tour is the famous village of Oia, where you can watch a world-famous sunset and explore before concluding the tour.
Visit the oldest Byzantine church of the island, built in 1115, from the ruins of a 6th century church. Its interior is decorated with wall-paintings and it is consided to be one of the most historical monuments. Mesa Gonia village is the next stop which is considered to be the center of Santorinian wine production. Mesa Gonia, is the only village that wasn’t restored since the great earthquake of 1956, and this will give you a unique opportunity to see how was life there before this dramatic event.
Next, discover Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages of the island. Pyrgos used to be the capital of Santorini, now you will have the chance to visit Skaros (the ruins of the medieval capital), stroll around the village and take pictures of its beautiful churches, and enjoy a magnificent view of the island, once you reach the top of the village. Last stop, is Oia village, located at the western part of the island with the most famous sunset and an architecture that reminds that Oia was once a thriving village built from captains and sailors.
What is included in the price
- Tour guide
- Pick-up collection from specific meeting areas
- Air-conditioned bus
- Episkopi Byzantine church entrance fee
What is not included in the price
Participants must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. Participants should be in good physical condition with the ability to walk uphill or climb stairs.
Travelers must book this activity online and present mobile vouchers.
Antiseptics will be available on the bus.
Travelers must wear protective masks. Please bring your own masks. Drivers and guides will wear masks too.
All customer touch-points are frequently cleaned.
To reduce crowds, the number of passengers is limited. There will be sufficient space between the passengers during transportation.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles and during the tour (at least 1,5 meters outdoors and 2 meters indoors).
Pick-up collection is provided from specific meeting areas.
Children under 4 years old do not have a reserved seat. They need to sit on a parent's lap.
Please arrive to the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Please dress according to local weather conditions.
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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