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Santorini Walking tour

Experience the fascinating natural and and cultural history of Santorini, get to meet the real people on the island and even visit them in there own traditional  cave houses

The 6 days walking tours are designed for small groups of people or couples (lower price) who want to explore the island on easy to intermediate walks, which usually are far off the trails of the island's mass tourism. An emphasis is given to explore Santorini's outstanding richness of sometimes awe-inspiring volcanic features. In few places on the earth so much text-book quality of volcanic features can be found that close together. We guarantee that it will be an unforgettable experience.

Tour Plans

Day 1

 

Arrival and transfer to the hotel, welcome dinner in an traditional tavern.
Day 2

 

Visit to the Minoan excavations. Transfer  to the top of Profitis Ilias Mountain (556m). Walk to the ancient  Thera. Descend to Perissa beach, lunch. Rest of day on the beach. 
Day 3

 

Boat trip  inside the caldera for the hole day. Walk to the historic volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kameni (craters, lava flows and domes, fumaroles, hot iron-bearing springs, sulfur crystals). Picnic and long swimming break. Roundtrip by boat.
Day 4

 

Whole-day walk along the spectacular cliffs of the northern part of the caldera. Visit of the  rests of a Venetian castle on the Skaros promontory. Old sartor volcanoes, tuff rings, ancient graves and fossil stromatolites. The day ends in the picturesque, famous town of Oia.
Day 5

 

Walk in to one of the most traditional village of Santorini, meet the people, visit the cave houses of the village, and walk to the church that was built with Santorini earth and Santorini red wine. Lunch in the town, transfer to Fira, walk to the old port (700 steps), return with cable car for dinner on one of the most Fantastic restaurant over looking the caldera  and the Volcano.( See the sun set of Santorini for the Last time).
Day 6

 

Departure or prolonged stay on Santorini

Upcoming dates For 2011

6-days walking tour to Santorini (min. 6 Participants)

 

May15 - 21  & June 1 - 6 & June 15 - 21  

July 1 - 6 & Sept 5-11 & Sept 21-27

Price: 590 Euro Per person

The price includes:

  • 7 nights with breakfast in double room with bath, telephone, and with rich Greek breakfast buffet (coffee, tea, cake, bread, butter, marmelade, juice, yoghurt and honey) (single room supplement: 80 Euro)

  • 2 Greek picnic incl. wine during the walks

  • 1 group dinner in a beach tavern

  • all necessary transfers on Santorini (incl. pick-up from and to airport or ferry)

  • 1 whole-day boat-trip (depending on weather conditions)

  • wine-tasting and all entry fees

  • accompanying material

  • the English-Greek speaking geologic guide

 

The price does not include:

Tickets to Santorini

5 lunches and 6 dinners

 Drinks

Arrival to Santorini:

In order to let everyone plan his trip individually, arrival to Santorini is private, but we can help with information for flight and ferry schedules

 

 Accommodation 

Our hotel lies away from the bigger tourist centers close to the traditional village of Karterados. It is a warm and charming water front family pension   and has a small number of cozy and clean rooms. All have terraces and view to the sea, beach is one of the best on the island. Its situation, the familiar ambience and the friendliness of the keepers provide excellent surroundings for small groups, and by the way we will also get to know the life of the people and experience Greek hospitality. For more info about the hotel go www.villaodyssey.com

Equipment:

Walking boots or similar, sun and wind protection, a day-backpack, light dressing, a pullover or jacket for the evenings

 

For "couple walking tours" please send us an email and we will reply to you as soon as possible with all the details.

 

Contact / Information

info@thiratours.com