Santorini Archaeology Tour

Santorini Archaeology Tour


This Santorini archaeology tour allows you to visit the most important archaeological areas in Santorini. We will start the tour with a visit to Ancient Thira that is located on a 360m high hill above Kamari. Afterwards we will cross the island and visit Akrotiri.

This remarkably well-preserved ancient Minoan city was buried by a volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. It was discovered in 1967 near the modern village of Akrotiri. Archaeologists discovered at the site pottery, furniture, advanced drainage systems, and three-story buildings. Many believe the disaster and the site itself were the inspiration behind Plato’s story of Atlantis.

The archaeological site is under a bioclimatic shelter. As a result the visit is enjoyable even during the hottest months of the year.

This tour is not available on Wednesdays.

Price: €500 (1-4 people) Ask for the price if your party is larger than 4 people  
Pick up location

Your hotel / Exit Cable Car / Desired location

Departure Time

9AM or coordinated with your cruise arrival. Afternoon tours are coordinated with the sunset hour


5 hours

What to bring

Comfortable footwear, sun protection, your camera or smartphone

Price Includes
  • Transportation with a private car/van

  • Private tour guide services

  • Pick up / Drop off

Price does NOT include
  • Tickets for the cable car (€6/oneway ticket)

  • Entrance fees for sites and museums

  • Snacks, Drinks

Tour Gallery

  • Scenic Drive to Ancient Thira

    We will pick you up at your hotel and we will drive towards the highest point of Santorini where Ancient Thira is located.

  • Guided tour of Ancient Thira

    We will visit the archaeological site situated on a hill at 360m 

  • Drive towards the south

    We will head off to Akrotiri, the southern point of Santorini, where the site is located

  • Guided tour of Akrotiri

    We will walk around the lost town of Akrotiri discovering the secretes of this ancient civilization

About Your Tours
  • What time does my tour start?

    Morning tours start at 9/9,30AM. If you are a cruise passenger your tour will start approximately 90 minutes after the scheduled arrival of your cruise ship.  Afternoon tours start accordingly with the sunset time.

  • Are the tours physically demanding?

    No, all of the tours are easy and require minimum walking. You will be brought around the island in an air-conditioned van that can comfortably fit up to 8 guests.

  • Where is the pick-up/ drop-off point for my tour?

    If you are coming on a cruise ship, I will meet you at the top of the cable car station. If you are staying in Santorini, then the tour can start and end at your preferred location

  • How will I recognize my guide?

    You will recognize me immediately, as I will be waiting at the designated location and holding a sign with your name on it.

  • What does “a private tour” mean?

    Private tours are organized just for your group, which can include up to 8 guests in total. If your group is larger than that, I can always organize the transportation with a van/bus.

  • Can I add an extra hour to my tour?

    If you decide to extend the tour beyond the agreed duration, please contact me regarding the extra surcharge.

  • What vehicle do you use for the tour?

    I offer my tours in an air-conditioned vehicle. If you need a car seat for your child, I can provide one upon request.

  • In what languages do you offer your tours?

    I offer my tours in English, German, and Greek. If you speak another language, I can make arrangements to have an interpreter upon request