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See the Real Santorini with a Professional Archaeologist-Historian Tour Guide

Santorini Insight Tours

Who is Panayotis?

Panagiotis, Santorini Guide"I am a licensed tour guide and I have studied History and Archaeology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since I first came to Santorini, I decided to focus my career on it and the archaeological site of Akrotiri.  I love traveling and this is why it's always my pleasure to show to travelers and families places I consider special and interesting. What I do is to help people get the most out of their visit to the extraordinary island I call my home: Santorini.

I really enjoy helping visitors get the most of their visit to Santorini. Whether you want to visit cosmopolitan Oia or the traditional village of Pyrgos, I will guide you as only a local can. And since I am a licensed tour guide who has studied History and Archaeology, it is my pleasure to guide people through the Archaeological Sites and Museums of the island. My ideas on what to see and do here are inexhaustible and can satisfy all your tastes. Combine culture, food, wine and have fun off the beaten path..."

Here are a few of my tours.....

Santorini, Greece

Highlights of Santorini
Everything you need from a tour you can find it in this well organized 6 hour tour of the island. We may start our adventure from the most photographed village, Oia, on the northernmost tip of Santorini! The unique architectural style with the famous cave houses and the mansions, the beautiful blue domed churches and the narrow paved roads make us understand the reason why Oia was the first to be listed in Greece as a village-monument. Next we will head to the highest peak of the island, the mountain of Prophet Elias, where we can enjoy the breathtaking view of Santorini and the nearby Cyclades Islands and visit the old Orthodox monastery of Prophet Elias. Afterwards we will follow the  labyrinthine streets of a medieval village and discover the ruins of the Venetian castle of Pyrgos, the old capital of the island.. Our drive through the vineyards will lead us to one of the oldest wineries of the island where we will have the opportunity to sample the local wines! The volcanic soil of the island is unique in the world and its characteristics passed onto the wine. The vineyards of Santorini are among the most ancient in the entire world! Our last stop, at the famous black sand beach of Perivolos for a swim. For Prices, Booking or More Information Please Use this Form

Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri Archaeological Tour
Let’s travel back in time, 3600 years ago when the local volcano erupted massively and volcanic ash buried in darkness one of the most exciting prehistoric societies archaeologists have ever found. Archaeological evidence reveals a prosperous town, where citizens could easily satisfy their first needs and proceeded to the next stage; beautiful decorations and luxuries. Artefacts and mural paintings are the only witnesses that can narrate the glorious past of the town. Paved streets, multi-storied buildings, water supply and sewage system are only few of the surprises we will see.

Where did the citizens go? Did they survive? Is there any connection with the Lost Atlantis?

All answers, in a very interesting tour for kids and adults that lasts 1 hour and a half.

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Santorini Vinyards

Oia and Wine Tour
Oia is considered to be one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages in the world. The architectural landscape with the winding streets cave houses, mansions, blue domed churches and the sunset make this a place you will always remember. We will also visit the oldest continuously cultivated vineyards in the world to learn about the ancient vine cultivation techniques and taste the unique Santorinian wines. For Prices, Booking or More Information Please Use this Form


Oia and Fira
In Oia you will see its traditional whitewashed houses, blue-domed chapels, spectacular views of the volcano and caldera. Next stop of our tour the dazzling Fira, the capital of the island. A beautiful town situated on the cliffs that has a nice path throughout it, from which you can look over the caldera and the volcanic islands. And  we have another option  for you, especially if you are a cruise ship passenger... After our visit to Oia, we visit the quiet and elegant suburbs of the capital of Santorini, Imerovigli and Firostefani, where we will walk along the cliffside walkway and conclude to Fira town where the cable car station is situated. For Prices, Booking or More Information Please Use this Form

Pyrgos, Santorini

Medieval Santorini
This tour starts with a visit to Pyrgos, a medieval village, which is also the highest built village of Santorini and once the capital of the island. We will visit the Venetian castle which is crowned by several churches. Next stop is Megalochori, another beautiful village, whose existence dates back to the 17th century. It’s an area full of wineries, the pride of the island. We will taste the wines of the ancient vineyards. Next we will wander together in the narrow alleys of Emporio or Nimporio village, the most well preserved medieval settlement of Santorini. Last stop of our tour ... the famous volcanic black sand beach of Perivolos for a swim. For Prices, Booking or More Information Please Use this Form

Santorini sunset

Postcards from Santorini

We will begin our tour heading to the northernmost part of the island which is dominated by the picturesque village of Oia where every turn is the perfect photograph. Then driving to the south, stopping wherever you would like to and choosing the ideal place for your unique pictures. Our next stop is the village of Firostefani, the “crown of Fira” , where you can find the famous, most photographed, blue-domed churches and walk along the cliffside walkway. Next we visit the Northeast part of the island to the highest part, the mountain of Prophet Elias that stands some 2000 feet above sea level and gives you a panoramic view of the area and the surrounding islands. Passing through villages with medieval castles, our next stop will be the southern part of the island where prehistoric men left indelible marks of their culture in Akrotiri, the “Pompeii of the Aegean”. And our last stop will be at the famous black sand beach of Perivolos for a swim. For Prices, Booking or More Information Please Use this Form

You can also create your own custom tour using any combination of the above or something totally unique.
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