Chose to ship excursion at this port. Decided on the Best of Santorini, which took us to Akrotiri archaeological site first. Then a visit to Oia for some beautiful freetime. After spending 2 hours there just gazing at all the beautiful blue domes we then went to Santos Winery for a tasting. Fabulous views as we were sipping some delicious wines. Lastly we spent an hour or so in Fira. The entire tour lasted 7.5 hours and was so worth it. The tour guides were excellent and this was the best decision I made since there were 5 ships in port and heard the line for the cable car was ridiculous. Our bus driver drove us back down to Athinos port for the tender not ever having to deal with the chaos of the cable car. Excellent day here.
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About Santorini, Greece
With its steep volcanic flanks looming straight up from the sea, and the tiny white village of Thira clinging high atop the cliffs, Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking and legendary of all the Greek Isles. To the south is Akrotiri, where recent Minoan excavations support the theories that Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis.
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10 stars - we went to OIA, BEAUTIFUL
Visited: May 18, 2018
We did a private all day excursion with a wonderful guide who I would highly recommend! He took us to a wine tasting at a local winery and lunch at a taverna on the black sand beaches of the Agean Sea. Incredible. I don't have words to describe the beauty of Santorini. It almost hurt to look at everything...it was all so brilliant and in technicolor almost. I will go back one day. :)
Visited: Apr 17, 2018
Wow Wow and Wow ! The boat stay parked on the water and little taxi boats take you to the little port near Fira town. To go up to the hill you can walk many steps (or helped with donkey) or take the cable car who bring you to Fira. Best view ever ! Nice weather and absolutely a must see. Go to the Volcano Island and Hot Spring Pool.
This is a lovely place to visit. There is a cable car to get you to the top and a steady walk down to the barking point after your visit. We were however distressed to see the donkeys being herded up the side of the mountain with, how can I say, rather large people sitting on their backs in sweltering heat. If you have the chance to visit this gem of an island please either use the cable car up and down or walk. Save the donkeys!
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