Historical Santorini Private Tour

Santorini private tours


Historical and ancient times of Santorini tour. This is 5-hour historical Santorini island tour and you can explore the historical places by your self after we drive you there or we can hire and  an English-speaking archaeologist to guide you inside the Archaeological and Historical locations. Our itinerary will take us through idyllic scenery aboard fully-equipped private mini buses. Witness the prehistoric city of Akrotiri that remained buried for almost four thousand years,stand next to the ruins of Ancient Thera dating back to Hellenistic and Roman times and marvel at the wondrous exhibits at the Archaeological Museum Fira and Museum of Prehistoric Thira.

Historical Santorini private tour at Akrotiri excavation site

Historical Santorini Private Tour


Pick up Point:

Cable Car in Fira Town , Your Hotel, Port, Airport


English, French, Spanish.


Mercedes Minibus fully A/C


Ancient Thera, Akrotiri Archeological Site,
Archeological Museum Fira, Prehistoric Museum of Fira


Taxes and vat

Parking for every stop

Private Tour

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Local guide

Bottled water


Entrance fees

Food and drinks, unless specified



  • Ancient Thera Named after the mythical ruler Theras. Ancient There archaeological Village, will be our first stop on this tour. The archaeological location features remains from Roman and Hellenistic times as well as structures by the Egyptian Ptolemais.The ruins include temples, houses with mosaics, an agora, a theatre and a gymnasium. The excellent location offers you a splendid view of the sea and the neighboring villages.

Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 am – 15:00 pm

Monday: closed

  • Akrotiri Archeological Site : Our next stop it will be at Akrotiri excavations Archeological Site. This is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean and, with the exception of the roofs, the majority of buildings and their contents have survived preserved by volcanic ash, enabling the visitor to marvel at this wonder of antiquity.

Open hours: November, December, January, February, March from 08:00 – 15:00.

Open hours: April, May, June, July, August, September, Oct from 08:00 am – 20:00 every day.

The next stop is the Archeological Museum of Fira. Here there is a fine collection of painted vessels, ceramics and inscriptions from the excavations in Ancient Thera as well as impressive frescoes and many remains of prehistoric times.

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 – 15:00 pm

Monday: closed

The Prehistoric Museum of Fira will conclude our historical journey.Housing a wealth of ancient artefacts from various excavations on the island (some even dating back to 3000 BC),the museum is thematically divided in sections according to different aspects of archaeological research and prehistorical periods.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 – 15:00

Tuesday: closed



Cruise passenger pick-up:

All cruise passengers with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira, by tender boats. From the port, you will take the cable car up to Fira town.
The journey with a cable car takes 2-3 minutes and costs €6. Approximate start of the tour should be 90 minutes after the scheduled arrival of the cruise ship.

The meeting point for the tour is at the cable car’s exit in Fira town. Your guide will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name.

Please include the name and arrival time of your ship, and full name and mobile phone number when booking of the tour in order for your pick-up to be arranged.