Arrived in Santorini via a cruise, took the tram up to the top and met up with our tour guide Jon and driver Alex. Jon was very nice and very knowledgable and we learned a lot about the history of the islands. Made many stops around the island with beautiful views everywhere. Both were kind enough to take pictures of us as well at the best spots. At the end of the tour we were very pleased that they reserved a table for us at a seaside restaurant where the small waves were inches from our feet. A perfect day. We couldn’t ask for more. Would definitely recommend these guys if you have limited time and want to see a lot.
Thoroughly enjoyed our day on Santorini - we were so happy to get beyond Fira and Oia. Our guide was amazing - a teacher who gave us unique insights into Greece and Santorini in particular, and took us to some out-of-the-tourist-area villages to get us out of the crowds. We took the wine-tasting option for an extra fee and it was well worth it - great views, wonderful wine, and a nice break during the day. The views from Oia were amazing and we're glad to have seen them, but it was the rest of the day and the context from our guide that made the tour. Had plenty of time in Fira to do a bit of shopping before heading back down on the cable car to reboard our ship. Definitely recommend - and thank you for a wonderful day!
Fantastic driver and official photographer and informative guide. The island is beautiful and well worth exploring. Note to anyone who might have mobility issues, the little towns are very hilly and it could be difficult to walk up and down the narrow lanes. However, I would highly recommend this excursion.
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL Private Tour in Santorini in Oct 2017. Kevin our guide was AMAZING - Best Guide EVER!!! Kevin really provided us with a marvelous tour, very informational and easy going. It was a combination walk/ride tour. He selected a wonderful place for lunch and ensured we understood the menu and helped with an translations with our waiter. Saw many sites of this beautiful Greek Island. We had such an enjoyable time and would highly recommend the 6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience with Kevin as your guide. We have such wonderful memories of this tour.
Our trip to Santorini was one of the highlights of our recent cruise to Greece and Italy. Our driver was Spiros and our tour guide was David. David was a great guide. He has extensive experience in the field of tourism and worked for several years on a cruise ship before becoming a guide. After boarding our van our first stop of the day was the village of Oia where we had spectacular views of the five islands that make up Santorini as well as one of the most photographed of the famous blue domed churches. We spent a good amount of time there and had time to do a little shopping. After leaving Oia we visited the Monastery of the Prophet Elias and the village of Magalochori. At this point in the day we were ready for lunch and Spiros drove us to Black Beach where we had an amazing lunch right on the beach at a restaurant called Forty One. After lunch we visited Red Beach and then headed back to Firo where the ship had dropped us off. We had to wait almost an hour for the cable car to take us down the mountain to the ship's tender so plan that wait into your itinerary for the day. You can walk the donkey trail or ride the donkeys down to mountain but it is VERY STINKY and we were told that walking is not really recommended because in addition to the smell the trail is slippery because of all the donkey mess. All in all our visit to Santorini was great and we loved having our own van, driver, and private tour guide rather that the large cattle drive type tour offered by the cruise ship.
We had a fabulous day with our guide! Even with the delay in getting off the boat, our guide waited patiently for us and made adjustment throughout the day to ensure we saw everything we wanted to see. Santorini is one of the world's most beautiful places. Our guide made sure to take us off the beaten path and into beautiful areas all over the island. She was full of stories and information. Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable, and our driver provided us with the smoothest ride. We saw the red beach and had time to enjoy the black beach, we took a peaceful break in the monastery, saw the beautiful views of the caldera and the volcanos, toured Fira and Oia, it was our favourite excursion of our cruise.
That was a wonderful addition to our vacation activities in Greece. Stephanos, our guide, was very knowledgeable and helpful, he gave us excellent recommendations and plenty of time to finish the tour which he modified to suit our location and preferences. Our driver, Spiros, was eager to help and did not stop at completing his task as a driver, he gave us suggestions and took part in our communication with the owners of the places we visited. I highly recommend this tour especially if you can get Stephanos or somebody as good as him. Make sure you do not skip the tour to Maria's local shop for wine and organic produce. The trip to prophet Ilias site was uplifting and refreshing and the sunset location chosen by Stephanos was fantastic.
This tour is amazing. We were a group of five with our own tour guide and driver. Natalia was our guide and she is great! She is so knowledgeable and we could tell she loves the history of this island. Our driver sorry, I can't remember his name was very nice, funny and is an amazing driver on the narrow roads we traveled. Our ride was a very nice air conditioned Mercedes Van that has a capacity for 31 passengers - so we had plenty of room! I highly recommend this tour! Ask for Natalia :