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Santorini Tours & Excursions

Santorini Tours & Excursions

One of the best ways to see all of the Santorini tourist attractions is by taking a tour. There are many tourist places in Santorini including the ancient Minoan settlement at Akrotiri. Here visitors will see the excavations that have been taking place over the years of the area that was engulfed by lava and ash at the time of the massive volcanic eruption that is thought to have caused the destruction of the civilization of Minoans on the island of Crete. Of all the things to do in Santorini, this remains one of the most popular.

Greece vacation packages often include excursions, although it is possible to book trips and tours separately once on the island. Santorini island tours include a visit to a local winery where you are able to sample a variety of wines. There is also the option to purchase wine and other treats to keep for you, or to take back home as gifts for friends and family.

The Santorini boat trips will take you over the caldera giving you the change to photograph the stunning island from one of the best vantage points. You will also have the chance to visit the volcano and walk the entire rim. The neighbouring island of Therasia can also be included in one of the Santorini sailing trips. It is a small island with very few inhabitants and therefore remains largely unspoilt.

Those who enjoy Greek island hopping or who have taken Greek islands cruises will most likely have found themselves on the island of Santorini before. This is because it is one of the most popular cruise destinations in all of the Greek islands. People come from all over the world to soak up the history and the culture of the island, and of course to relax on the beautiful black beaches and bathe in the crystal clear waters. Santorini is easily accessible by ferry from the port of Piraeus near Athens, or for those who like island hopping in style Santorini can be reached from many of the major European airports.

It is possible to take a boat from Kamari Beach to Perissa Beach around the bay. The water taxi is a very popular way to get around, and is much more scenic in many ways than going by road. Like many package holidays to the Greek islands, Santorini will have reps available for arranging trips, tours and car hire. However, by visiting the tour boats independently, it may be possible to get the same trips for a little less money than the holiday company charge, so there is no need to miss out on the wonderful sights of the island if holidaying on a smaller budget. 

Whether young or old, there is plenty to see and do in Santorini. From great shopping areas to fabulous beaches, the island of Santorini is warm and welcoming to all.  Visitors to the island are guaranteed to have a fabulous time and take home great memories of a wonderful trip to this unique and remarkable part of the country.