Top Experiences in Santorini

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Explore Greece and enjoy kimkim's selection of activities in Santorini. Relish the city's highlights with some wine and see places such as Oia, a picturesque village, and Prophet Elias Monastery, which offers scenic panoramic views. Embark on a food and wine tour, exploring the Megalochori village's cuisine, wine tasting, and witnessing a cooking demonstration. Go on a Caldera Cruise, see a volcano, bathe in a hot spring, and learn about the area before enjoying a Greek-style barbecue.
Approach to Oia
Santorini Highlights with Wine
4.9
(23)
5.5 hours
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Small group
Discover Santorini's iconic sites and vistas on this half-day driving tour of the island. Along the way, learn all about the fascinating history of Santorini, including its ancient winemaking past.Your guide will collect you from either your hotel or a central point in Fira. Υou’ll stop in...
Santorini Farm Tour: Food & Wine
5.0
(9)
5.5 hours
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Small group
Santorini is highly regarded for many reasons, but today, you will explore with this half-day guided foodie tour, one of those that is perhaps less talked-about:  its cuisine. Thanks to the arid island's waterless (anhydrous) farming, the food has a unique and flavorful taste and today is your...
Caldera Cruise & Volcano Visit
4.7
(13)
6 hours
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Group tour
Today, join a half-day cruise to enjoy the best of Santorini as you sail around the island's famed caldera, finishing with a traditional Greek-style BBQ dinner to savor as the sun sets over the Aegean Sea. Your adventure starts at the port of Athinios. Here, you'll board an authentic Brigantine,...
Santorini's famous blue and white buildings
All Time Classic Santorini
4.6
(15)
8 hours
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Small group
Embark on an all-inclusive journey through time, exploring Santorini's history, natural beauty, and renowned wine on this full-day tour. Start with a guided tour of the prehistoric town of Akrotiri, followed by visits to Red Beach, the Prehistoric Museum of Thera, and wine tasting with lunch....
The Archeological Site of Akrotiri
Historical Santorini Guided Tour
5.0
(3)
2.5 hours
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Private
Discover one of the Aegean Sea's most significant prehistoric settlements on a 2.5-hour private guided tour to Akrotiri and the Prehistoric Museum of Thera in Fira. This archaeological site features an ancient city preserved by volcanic ash for thousands of years. You'll visit one of the two most...
Caldera trail
Hiking From Caldera Fira to Oia
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Small group
Explore the beautiful island of Santorini on foot, taking in some of the most stunning views as you wander from Fira to Oia. The path you'll follow is medium in difficulty due to a few uphills and covers about 6 miles (10 km). This trek takes you along a mix of paved streets and dirt trails,...
Santorini's Red Beach.
Catamaran Cruise around Santorini
5.0
(1)
5 hours
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Small group
Today takes you on a semi-private catamaran cruise around the island. Your first stop will be at the Red Beach to swim and sun, followed by a second stop at the White Beach to take in all the distinctive-colored sands of Santorini and make sure you've gotten plenty of beach time. After your...
Photo from Santorini Adventures
Southside Cycling Tour
5.0
(1)
4.5 hours
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Small group
Explore Santorini's scenic southern region on two wheels and visit some of the island's hidden treasures with this half-day guided cycling tour. After meeting your qualified guide and getting acquainted with your equipment, you'll warm up with a ride at a beautiful beach featuring the island's...
Explore the streets of Oia
Private Oia Walking Tour
5.0
(1)
2 hours
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Private
Explore Oia, Santorini's picture-perfect village, with a private, local guide on this 2-hour walking tour. Dramatically perched atop the cliffs of the caldera, this scenic town contrasts famously against its natural surroundings. Rusty rocks and azure-blue waves complement its pastel cave houses,...
Photo Courtesy of Santorini Wine Adventures
Santorini Sunset and Wine Tasting
5.0
(1)
4 hours
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Small group
Experience the renowned wines of Santorini and bask in its picturesque scenery as you tour three of the island's most celebrated wineries on a four-hour sunset journey. Discover the history of this region's ancient viticulture, among the first to produce wine in the Mediterranean, and explore the...
Photo Courtesy of Santorini Yachting Club
Sunset Caldera Catamaran Cruise
5.0
(1)
5 hours
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Group tour
If you are looking for an experience full of relaxation, delicious food, and incredible views, this catamaran cruise is the perfect trip! You can enjoy an open bar to refresh yourself with a drink as you appreciate the stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and the renowned sunset of Oia. Take a...
Santorini Sea Kayak tour
4.5
(2)
3 hours
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Small group
Ditch the tourist crowds and see Santorini from a different perspective and choose a half-day sea kayaking tour that will take you through the waters of the island's scenic southern side. Enjoy views of the unique volcanic coastline, red and white sandy beaches.After getting acquainted with your...
Photo Courtesy of Santorini Yachting Club
Morning Caldera Catamaran Cruise
4.0
(1)
5 hours
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Group tour
Treat yourself to a luxurious catamaran Caldera cruise and take in Santorini's stunning waterfront. Glide along beaches like Mesa Pigadia and Volcanic Red Beach and take a dip in the therapeutic waters of Volcano Hot Springs. Feel free to relax and appreciate the beautiful views. You can also get...
Santorini's Red Beach.
Private Panoramic Views Experience
3.5
(2)
4 hours
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Private
Discover the diverse beauty of Santorini on this unique tour from the comfort of your private car. Enjoy an incredible view of the volcano and caldera from Firostefani, get a glimpse into the island's history and culture in Oia, and explore the stunning coastline of Santorini. Then, finish your...
Photo from Santorini Walking Tours
Private Santorini Villages Walking tour
3.0
(1)
4 hours
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Private
Enjoy a half-day private guided walking tour and discover Santorini's most scenic and peaceful villages. With the help of an experienced local guide, this tour takes you to historic mansions, authentic rural houses, and abandoned neighborhoods lost in time. After savoring the scenery and history,...
Private Akrotiri Lighthouse Sunset Tour
3 hours
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Private
Discover one of Santorini's iconic sunset spots at Akrotiri Lighthouse. This 19th-century lighthouse is one of Greece's oldest and sits on the island's most southwesterly point. A French company built it in 1892, and it was a staple of Santorini before WWII. In 1945, the Greek Navy recommissioned...
Red Beach in Santorini
Beach-hopping on Santorini with car rental
Self guided
Explore Santorini's unique volcanic beaches, often surrounded by looming seaside cliffs on this self-guided day. Most of the island's banks feature dark volcanic sand in black and red hues, contrasting perfectly with the deep-blue sea and white-washed villages. Enjoy relaxing, swimming, or...
Santorini
Discover Traditional Santorini
4.5 hours
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Private
Unveil Santorini’s traditions one by one with this fascinating private tour. Your local guide will take you back in time through the island's most formative years. Learn about Santorini's interesting history and how people lived on the island throughout the past centuries. After getting...
The Caldera Hike from Fira to Oia
4.5 hours
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Small group
Today is your chance to hike Santorini’s and one of Greece's most impressive trails, along the rim of the island's famous volcanic caldera with this 4.5-hour guided trekking tour. This walk of approximately 6 miles/ 10 kilometers follows the edge of the volcano that once inspired the myth of...
Sunset Dinner with Caldera Views
Private
Enjoy an exclusive dinner featuring the island's top gastronomy and some of the finest wines. While you dine, enjoy incredible views of the Aegean Sea and Santorini's famed volcano.The chef combines local delicacies with gourmet Greek cuisine. Your dinner will be accompanied by some fine wine....
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Snorkel Diving Tour of Santorini 
4 hours
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Small group
Discover life under the surface and explore the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. This snorkeling adventure starts in Kamari, where you'll board a speed boat and enjoy views of the unique volcanic coastline. As you cruise along the southern and eastern coasts, you'll make a few stops at...
Photo from Giorgaros Fishing Tours
Santorini Fishing Day-Trip
5 hours
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Small group
Experience Santorini's famed seafood aboard a traditional fishing boat while eating the catch-of-the-day for dinner with this half-day guided boat tour. You'll start your excursion at Ammoudi Bay. As you head to one of the deepest and most diverse spots in the Aegean Sea, your boat will release...
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Private Santorini Wine Roads Tour
4.5 hours
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Private
Drive along Santorini's famous wine roads and enjoy tasting the island's unique varietals with certified sommeliers. Santorini is home to several world-renowned indigenous grapes, including Vinsanto wine. To start, enjoy a scenic tour of the island and its hilly vineyards in a luxury transfer....
Caldera-side lights
Trace the best Caldera views of Santorini
Self guided
There's nothing like a Santorini sunset, as the island's viewpoints are some of the Cyclades' best. It isn't easy, however, to find a spot without extreme crowds. Perhaps the best way to enjoy the Caldera views is along the Fira to Oia Walking Path. This route runs underneath the island's main...
Mountain views from ancient Thera
Self-Guided Akrotiri & Historical Santorini with car rental
Self guided
Most visitors choose Santorini for reasons other than its history, however, a self-guided historical tour can offer a different look at Santorini and explores its lesser-known historical monuments and significant heritage from a range of important eras. You have full flexibility to adjust the...
Scenic streets of Pyrgos
Self-Guided Santorini Villages Tour with car rental
Self guided
Santorini is known for its charming white-washed villages with blue-domed churches and incredible sea views and in fact, the island has numerous towns worth visiting, all offering a local vibe unique to the island. You can visit villages with relaxed streets and busy squares full of locals eating...
Photo Courtesy of Santorini Sea Kayak
Caldera Crossing with Kayak for Advanced Paddlers
5 hours
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Small group
Explore the stunning natural wonder of Santorini Caldera on an exhilarating 8m (12km) kayaking adventure, and discover the beauty of the island. You'll launch from Ballos Beach and paddle beneath the picturesque lighthouse. Along the way, you'll make stops at Mesa Pigadia Beach, White Beach, and...
Enjoy a glamorous flying dress photo shoot
Flying Dress Photoshoot
1 hour
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Private
Enjoy a professional photoshoot with a flying dress overlooking some of Santorini's most photogenic locations. Choose from a range of glamorous dresses with extra-long trails that billow in the wind and burst with color against the island's whitewashed buildings. Feel like a superstar as your...
Sunset in Santorini
Private Wine Experience
4 hours
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Private
Explore the vineyards of Santorini on a stimulating tour of the island's winemaking culture. From ancient to modern estates, gain insight into the fascinating methods used in Santorini winemaking. Savor an array of flavor-packed Vinsanto, Assyrtiko, and Nychteri wines, and sample the traditional...

Experiences in Santorini, Greece

Hidden Gems of Santorini
Hidden Gems of Santorini

Romantic and iconic, Santorini is a bucket-list destination for many travelers. But beyond the classic whitewashed villas, there are places where the crowds thin and you can appreciate more facets of this Aegean gem. Watch the sunrise from a secret spot, stay the night in a cave, and more with this list.

The Parthenon of the Acropolis has no straight lines
Best Historical and Mythological Experiences in Greece

While many travelers understandably plan trips to Greece that center around the islands, beaches, and nature, there are incredible ancient sites all throughout the country that offer unforgettable trips to the past. Whether you want to wander the streets where the philosopher, Socrates, walked or enter a Temple of Apollo where a high priestess once spoke prophecies heard throughout the land, these experiences will help you better understand the cradle of Western civilization.

Villages of Santorini
Top Cultural Experiences in Greece

Greece is a country of ancient history, refreshing gastronomy, vivid art, and scenic landscapes. All of these characteristics play an essential role in Greek culture. Explore rural villages and learn how the Greek islands functioned before tourism hit. Discover the secrets behind locally sourced cheeses, olive oil, and liqueur, and learn why marble is such a staple throughout the country. Go beyond the beaten path and delve into Athens' unique neighborhoods, Santorini's authentic villages, and the fascinating history of Naxos.

Explore Greece's World-Famous Food Culture
Top Culinary Experiences in Greece

Greek gastronomy is known worldwide as one of the freshest and healthiest cuisines, with its signature Mediterranean diet featured in numerous countries. Learn the secrets behind the country's staples with wine and cheese tastings, city food tours, farm visits, and meals with locals. Take a cooking class or visit a winery and learn about Greece's ancient farming and winemaking techniques. There's a reason why the flavors are so pronounced in Greek gastronomy, and tradition has a lot to do with it!

Discover Greece's Incredible Scenery by Boat
Top Sailing Excursions in Greece

No trip to Greece is complete without enjoying the open sea! With endless coastline, thousands of islands, and warm waters ideal for swimming, you can craft the perfect sailing itinerary to match your interests. Enjoy the quieter islands of the Ionian Sea, or discover the energy and history of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Or, stay close to the mainland and explore the coast of Nafplio, the Peloponnese Peninsula, and the Saronic Gulf. Whatever you choose, a sailing adventure awaits you in Greece!

Explore Greece's Signature Turquoise Water and Scenic Beaches
Top Beach Excursions in Greece

With over 400 blue-flag beaches and endless stretches of sand, pebbles, and turquoise waters, Greece is the perfect place for a sand-and-sea vacation. Although the Greek Islands offer some of the best beaches, even the mainland has its share of swimming hotspots. From the snorkeling haven of Voidokilia to the famous Balos Bay on Crete, every region of the country has a sandy stretch perfect for swimming, relaxing, or enjoying water sports.

Beautiful Views on Santorini
Best Things to Do in the Greek Islands

Although most are uninhabited, Greece has over 6,000 islands dotting the waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. It's no wonder they attract travelers from all over the world with diverse history, unique culture, sandy beaches, and incredible natural surroundings. The two most popular clusters include the Cyclades Islands in the heart of the Aegean and Greece's southernmost and largest island, Crete. Combining the two constructs an ideal vacation filled with some of the most beautiful coastlines and ancient history in Greece.

Sunset seen from Oia, Santorini
Best Things To Do in Santorini

Santorini is the most iconic Greek island, full stop. Many, if not all, first-time travelers to Greece have this volcanic marvel on their must-see list, which comes with the usual pros and cons. Yes, it's an amazing place with views you'll never forget. And yes, it'll likely be crowded. That's why we recommend planning carefully so you'll experience the best of Santorini while avoiding the pitfalls that come with any major tourist attraction.

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