Traditional is so hip, so, come see why! This unique island hosts many villages all of which hide a piece of history. Yours to discover! In the first place, our Hidden villages tour highlights the traditional side of Santorini. In addition, experience the island off the beaten path with this 6-hour private tour, accompanied by an experienced guide. Visit hidden places, such as churches, local fish taverns and restaurants. At the same time, explore the villages of Megalochori and Mesa Gonia.
In fact, those villages are characterized by hundreds of small white houses, sprawling vineyards and beautiful churches. Have the chance not only to taste the several times awarded wines of Santorini but also to learn about the local unique methods of viticulture. Then, continue to Emporio village with narrow walkways and picturesque houses. Find also there a Venetian castle and its defensive tower dated from the Middle Ages and different from others villages. Our final stop is the volcanic beach of Perivolos, a seemingly endless stretch of black sand. So, let`s enjoy the summertime entertainment in this unique beach.!
Hidden villages – Private Heritage
After your pick up, you will discover Mesa Gonia. It`s one of the most important centers of wine production of Santorini. As a result of this, there are some wineries that are worth visiting, such as the Argyros Estate. You will learn about the earthquake, also you will admire an impressive collection of collapsing houses and general abandonment. Next, you will visit Megalochori village. It`s one of the few un-spoilt traditional villages in Santorini and is a place where you can experience what Santorini used to be like.
After, you will visit Emporio village. It is the largest village in the south part of the island. Over there, you will visit the Venetian castle. Later on, we will go to the black sandy beach Perivolos. There, you will have free time for a refreshing swim. In the meantime, savour the traditional dishes of Santorini at local family tavernas!
- Visit Mesa Gonia village in which most stock breeding is done
- Explore Megalochori village
- Admire Emporio village and a stop at a traditional cafe in order to drink Greek Coffee
- Relax at the black sandy beach Perivolos
- Free time for lunch
- Tour guide/ Driver
- Bottle of water
- Greek Coffee in Emporio
- Fuel surcharge
- Pick up and drop off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
- Wine-tasting (around 15 euros p/p if you choose to stop in a winery)
As this is a private tour, we are able to customize the itinerary even on the way regarding your interests and wishes.
If you are coming on Santorini from Athens on a day-trip, the tour can offer you a complimentary airport pickup and drop-off service upon request.