Private Tours in Santorini

Feel like a local with Eugenia



Looking for the best tours in Santorini?

Do you want to get something less than just the best? Whether you travel on your own, with your significant other, your family or friends, Santorini Private Tours is the perfect choice for you to explore and get the essence of the island. With great qualifications and a lot of experience in this domain, thanks to many years of territorial knowledge, we provide a wide spectrum of Santorini guided tours. Our philosophy and ultimate objective is to give you the chance to discover, taste and explore Santorini, create memories and make you feel like a local!


Santorini Private Tours


Make your travel planning easy and fun and your stay stress-free. You just dream and let us do all the rest! Tell us about your personal preferences and  your interests and we will be happy to create a customized prive tour, based on your budget and time on Santorini.

We love to get creative, we know the island inside out and can put together a schedule full of the best Santorini Sightseeing designed especially for you. At the end of your private Santorini tour, we will be happy to offer complimentary advice about local eateries, trendy bars, cafes and other interesting sites, in order to maximize the rest of your time.

Santorini Guide


Tailor-made tours offer you the flexibility to choose your own path. You can decide how you want to take the most out of the island, walking, by car, boat or by another mean of transport. Pack in as many activities and locations as possible, or incorporate some relaxation and free time to explore on your own terms always with the help of your expertised tourist guide.

With all that choice it can seem overwhelming, so we have a small, tight-knit tailor-made team of experts to give advice and assist you to craft the ideal Santorini tour.

Santorini Day Cruise


Let us organize your memorable tour to our island! Either you come to Santorini by cruise ship or you are an island hopper, we know exactly the places you should visit, the sites you need to see and the tastes you definitely have to sample! The only thing you have to do is to take your camera, your positive energy and follow us, you are our guests!

Our shore excursions are organized to service passengers from a specific cruise ship at a time and therefore designed according to the vessel’s itinerary. We do not pick passengers from different cruise ships, or other travellers of any kind.

Tours in Santorini Greece


Choose one of our suggestions or create your own custom tour!




Don’t forget to ask us about the Wine & Food Tour!

Santorini or Thera, our island, is without any doubts one of the most beautiful places in the world : whitewashed cubic houses hanging above the caldera, submerged volcanoes, photogenic villages, cave-houses, infinity terraces, uncountable tiny churches with blue domes built wisely in the volcanic ash, unprotected, nowadays, medieval fortresses, castles, volcanic black beaches, Dionysian energy enhanced by the most renowned product of the island: the wine, unforgettable colours of the sunset, breeze of the Aegean sea, the sunlight of the Cyclades, the mystery conveyed through the philosophical dialogues of Plato related to the legend of the Lost Atlantis, black lava stone, the hospitable and friendly local people all these pieces compose one of the most astonishing puzzles of the world, a nature’s masterpiece! We invite you to experience the history, culture, natural environment, beauty and the hospitality of the Greek people. Let us make you feel like a local!

Made in Santorini Tour

The Experience Tour


Santorini Volcano Tour

Akrotiri Map Santorini

If you are eager for one-of-a-kind experience, then this 5 hour tour is the ideal choice for a splendid afternoon in Santorini! The Made in Santorini – Experience tour begins with visiting a traditional farm where Santorini Private Tours has secured exclusive access. The farmer-owner welcomes you on his land and passionately shares with you the stories of his family heritage, shows to you the process of cultivating in an anhydrous land, and reveal secrets of the volcanic terrain of Santorini. There you will be able to see, taste, touch and sample, first hand, the precious treasures of Santorini’s soil : freshly picked tiny tomatoes, white eggplants and fava beans, as well as local wine -straight from the barrels.In our Next stop get ready to excite your cultural curiosity! Under a brand new bioclimatic shelter, one of the most interesting archeological sites waits for you. Will you miss the chance to “get in time machine” travel back 3600 years before today and explore the “lost Atlantis”? Walk in the narrow streets of a port city which was buried under thick layers of volcanic materials and ashes and get astonished by the advanced technological achievements, the wallpaintings and the history of Akrotiri narrated throughout the perfectly preserved buildings of the city. As our last stop we have reserved a breathtaking spot where you can watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea and the caldera as you sip local wine. This tour is ideal for travellers who want to make the most out of their precious time on Santorini island and offers a great opportunity to experience not only the taste, but also the history, the secrets of this wildly beautiful place blended with authentic Greek hospitality!



Take nothing than pictures, leave nothing but footprints


Instagram Tour Santorini

Instatour Map Santorini

“One picture is worth 1.000 words” or even more, when in Santorini! It all depends on the point of view. We are here to organize a unique tour for you by taking you to the most photogenic, picturesque and iconic spots of the island where you will capture the endless beauty of Santorini, immortalize your happy moments framed in the gorgeous landscape, get inspired by the magical views, create your own post cards, express your talent and your feelings having as a background the breathtaking volcanic scenery and the whitewashed houses is an experience on its own. Our goal is to point you out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal to you the best point of the routes. Together we will create stunning memories and get to know to this magical place.

The Santorini Instagram tour is a unique blend of icons, colors, light, sceneries, feelings, everyday life, tradition, history, fun and so more is a pleasant adventure… delivered by a licensed tourist guide, local on Santorini, a passionate traveler, an amateur photographer and instagram lover.
A fun, relaxed and creative way to explore this unexhausted place, an adventurous exploration of Santorini. No matter your skill level or camera equipment if you have a passion for photo, travel and exploration we have the photo tour for you! Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints
Please note: the tour is addressed to private parties and to bigger groups.
Every participant is supposed to bring their one phone/ tablet or camera

Instatour Santorini
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Let's explore the Lost Atlantis


Volcano Santorini

Akrotiri Map Santorini
In this tour we visit one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world: Akrotiri or the “Prehistoric Pompei”. A prosperous city, a cosmopolitan port that was destroyed extremely violently at the peak of its power 3.600 years ago by a tremendous volcanic eruption. Akrotiri is preserved though in excellent condition because of the volcanic materials that were ejected during the Minoan eruption and “mummified” the whole settlement. We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we have the chance to wander around and admire the spectacular prehistoric civilization under the brand new bioclimatic shelter that improves the quality of our tour.During our visit and as we will be walking in the cobblestones roads created during the prehistory we have the chance to admire the private dwellings and the giant public buildings, the perfect urban plan of the city, the sewage system that people had created during the Late Bronze Age, rare pieces of ceramic, astonishing wall paintings and many other findings and various aspects that will impress us in manifold ways. The “Akrotiri case” makes us recall the Atlantis described by Plato – the story about a prosperous land that disappeared without trace, sunk into the sea by the anger of gods. What do you think? Today, the archeological site of Akrotiri is by far one of the major attractions in Santorini. The site attracts lovers of mystery of rites and cults of populations so far over the time,yet so close and sometimes more advanced in certain sectors. Definitely a must see addressed to visitors of all ages and fitness levels.



Unforgettable experience


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Oia Santorini
Oia Sunset Santorini
Oia Sunset Santorini

Not to be missed! One of the most photogenic places all over the world. A visit at the picturesque village of Oia will fulfill the demands even of the most demanding visitors as it not only conveys a sense of romantic wonder but it also bustles with cafeterias and more peaceful zones, unique architecture, captivating energy and colours that will remain in your heart and in your mind forever.

Within the luminous palette of this traditional settlement , no other colours have been venerated more by both Greeks and visitors, than those of blue and white. Blue that stimulates thoughts and emotions of calmness, serenity and peace and white that signifies wholeness, completion, goodness, innocence, purity, and equality. The two prevalent colours together with the traditional cave houses of the sailors, the bougainvillea blossom -covered terraces, the numerous tiny chapels with the blue domes, the breathtaking views create an unforgettable landscape.

Watch the famous sunset from the ruins of the venetian fortification and treat yourself with wonderful and enriching memories for the book of your life. Set your cameras and get ready to savour the unique atmosphere of Oia! As Oia village is the “landmark” of the island it often gets quite crowded, contact us and we will do our best possible for you to arrange your visit and enjoy the incomparable beauty of the village at its best!

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Oia Sunset Santorini
Oia Sunset Santorini




Explore the secrets of the island


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Hidden Santorini

A 4-5 hour tour in the less visited gems of the island! Visit the medieval settlement of Pyrgos and get guided at its fortress where the walk in the narrow, labyrinth street in the shadow of the steeples and the blue domes of the churches will take you to another era. Get socialized with the islanders under the shade of a tree at the square of the picturesque village as they will be drinking the traditional Greek coffee or some ouzo.Enjoy the panoramic view from the most elevated part of the island: the monastery of Prophet Elias. A libation-wine tasting at the most beautiful of the wineries with great views perched on the caldera cliff, will follow as well as several photo stops in the most interesting places encountered in our way. Stroll around the traditional part of the medieval settlement of Emporio, and fell the Aegean Sea breeze in one of the most typical black sandy beaches of Santorini. Let yourself be lost in the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the amazing light that bathes the treasures of our history.

A tour especially designed for those who want to sample an alternative travelling experience back to Medieval times and feel how life in Cycladic islands was under the fear of the pirates’ invasions on the one hand, and the typical daily life at the places that are frequented by the locals on the other hand. Going up the traditional path till the castle of Pyrgos village usually takes us thirty minutes. We do the walking, which is not much but it is in an inclinated level , at a moderate pace and we stop very often at various spots so that explanations can be given about the interesting spots and elements.



unique pictures, colours, flavours and feelings


With this tour you just be in all the places you see in postcards that you have wanted to visit all your life! A 6 hour tour that will credit you with unique pictures, colours flavours and feelings. Visit the landmarks of the island and feel its best in this guided tour.

The tour starts off from the most convenient place for you. After several short photo stops at some of the most famous spots of the island (the caldera view point, the blue domed church, the cave houses) we drive towards the Northwest part of the island where we visit the picturesque village of Oia. In Oia village we have the chance to “get lost” in the amazing mosaics of the colored roofs, the endless labyrinth of curving streets, and enjoy the most dramatic vistas across the caldera drinking a Greek coffee or a refreshment.

The typical black volcanic beach has to be admired therefore a next stop at the popular resort of Kamari will follow. Enjoy the most panoramic view of the island from its most elevated point: the mountain of Profitis Ilias. After a drive at the most dramatic scenery of the island comes a “libation” at one of the wineries of the island where a ritual communion will take place as you will be enjoying the most renowned product of the volcanic earth through some of the awarded wine labels, gazing the caldera and the Aegean Sea.
An excursion that through the several stops in numerous places all over the island gives you the chance to experience the history, the energy, the products, the spirit and the everyday life of this blessed island.

Troulos Santorini



planned & organized just for you

The best way to explore this inexhaustible island! Whether you want to take several photos and create your own post cards, whether you want to enjoy the island in a relaxing way having the chance to see (almost) everything, whether you like seeing the details of every site that you visit, even through a panoramic tour over the island with a helicopter, or even if you want to enjoy a fresh home made food prepared with the catch of the day and produce from the local vegetable gardens in places where the islanders choose or even at worldwide renowned restaurants, just relax!

We are here to explain everything to you and create a personalized itinerary based on unique, cozy and charming places to visit, designed to fit your personal interests and needs and to show you the way that will provide you with mental, cultural and spiritual enlightening adopting your very own realm! Because for us the greek hospitality is not something abstract, it is our way of life.

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planned & organized just for you


The best way to explore this inexhaustible island! Whether you want to take several photos and create your own post cards, whether you want to enjoy the island in a relaxing way having the chance to see (almost) everything, whether you like seeing the details of every site that you visit, even through a panoramic tour over the island with a helicopter, or even if you want to enjoy a fresh home made food prepared with the catch of the day and produce from the local vegetable gardens in places where the islanders choose or even at worldwide renowned restaurants, just relax!

We are here to explain everything to you and create a personalized itinerary based on unique, cozy and charming places to visit, designed to fit your personal interests and needs and to show you the way that will provide you with mental, cultural and spiritual enlightening adopting your very own realm! Because for us the greek hospitality is not something abstract, it is our way of life.

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the ideal way to see the island


Boat Tour Santorini

Visit the archeological, architectural and geological gems of the island! Enjoy a tour at the most important archaeological site of the island “Akrotiri” which is situated at the southern part of Santorini. For 3600 years the city was totally fallen off the face of the earth as it was destroyed during one of the most violent catastrophes ever experienced by the man kind: the Minoan eruption. The volcanic ash though preserved everything in excellent condition hence nowadays we have the chance to admire and get astonished by the achievements created by inhabitants of the marvelous city of Akrotiri during the prehistory.
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Boat Tour Santorini

Cross the biggest and the most dramatic part of the island, having in this way the chance to admire, as we will be passing by, some of the landmarks of the island as well as the landscape and the cultivations of the island. Reach the northernmost part of the island and the charming village of Oia. Oia, the most charming village in Santorini will undoubtedly give you some of the most best memories of your visit. Enjoy a relaxing walk and get inspired by the unique beauty of the traditional settlement. An Oia picturesque place with an artistic flavor that you need to explore and enjoy to the fullest.

Then, being filled with unforgettable icons, hop on our boat and sail for a caldera exploration. During our mini cruise you will have the chance to admire the unique lunar-like landscape of the caldera as we will be approaching the active volcano and the thermal springs with the sulfuric water. Let us take you to swim in hidden places where you can feel the energy of this majestic place.



Eugenia Papadopoulou

Eugenia Papadopoulou, Santorini Tour Guide

My name is Eugenia and I am a certified, English, Italian, Spanish and Greek speaking tour guide. Being born and growing up in a place where myths and history blended across centuries, I developed a keen interest in culture and archaeology and a great curiosity about foreign cultures and languages. I studied Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Athens, majoring in Italian and Spanish literature and continued my education at the National School of Tour Guides, in Thessaloniki. Three years of intense classes and numerous tour-guides in Greece credited me with many fulfilling experiences.

I worked as a tour-leader in Italy, Check Republic, Serbia, Germany and Turkey. And in all these travels, I felt that getting to know a place was a lot more than sightseeing and museum visits. It was about the people and every day life, gastronomy and habits and all these particularities that make one country different from another. In Greece I have worked in various places such as Athens, Olympia, Mykonos, Thessaloniki, Meteora and Vergina.


For the last years, I have been working and living in Santorini. When I first step my foot on this island, I immediately had a feeling of belonging. Santorini is a place combining simplicity with greatness: the true Hellenic essence! Its rich historical and cultural background, the wild volcanic landscape, the white houses contrasting with the Aegean blue, the Cycladic light, the magical sunset in Oia, its aromatic wines and delicacies of its land, the vivid traditions and hospitality of its inhabitants make Santorini my paradise on earth… which I invite you to come and experience together with the Greek spirit and the warmth of the locals and I am sure you would be thrilled as much as I was…



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  • Everything was amazing!
    We saw the whole island in just 4 hours!

    - Duke University
  • We will definitely recommend her to our friends to help them make their Santorini journey magical!

    - Karen, Rockville, Maryland
  • Eugenia has a great sense of humour and a holistic knowledge of the sites that makes you feel like you hang out with a good friend!

    - Debbie, Hawaii



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