Santorini Walking Tours

Imerovigli caldera path

Skaros Rock

Walking on the cliffside

Ancient Thira

Ancient Thira - Perissa

Guided tours crafted for travellers who love exploring, enjoy walking and adore experiencing the local way. Visit the secret spots of Santorini away from the hustle and bustle, walking through ancient paths and picturesque cobblestone alleys. Marvel at the famous caldera, explore whitewashed villages forgotten by time, and take in the amazing scenery in a responsible and eco friendly way.

Join us, and get ready for an experience of outstanding and natural beauty!

Duration approximately 4.5 hours (10km / 6miles)
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: Maximum 9 persons

Enjoy a guided walking tour on Santorini’s most impressive path, right on the rim of the famous volcanic caldera. Follow the footsteps of ancient merchants, farmers and sailors, and experience a once in a lifetime adventure at the edge of the super volcano that inspired the myth of Atlantis.

Your local guide will take you through traditional whitewashed settlements, at the only inhabited caldera in the world. Marvel at the azure sea and the breathtaking landscape, learning about the rich myths and history of Santorini. Starting from Fira and ending in Oia, you will enjoy extraordinary views, visit unique places of interest and capture exceptional photographic moments.

This Santorini Walking Tour will immerse you into the island life, enjoy the bright sky, the endless horizon, and the true wonder of nature that Santorini is.

Tour Ηighlights

  • Expert guidance through the settlements of Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia
  • Explore gorgeous scenery and island treasures
  • Discover blue-domed churches, and learn about local customs and myths
  • Stroll through cobblestone paths, marvel at vineyards and discover timeless terraced gardens
  • Walk through quaint villages where minimalist villas cling to the stunning cliffside
  • Capture postcard perfect panoramas

book-nowPrice: 70.00 Euro per person, including transfers from/to your hotel, English speaking experienced local guide, light picnic with traditional delicacies, or food tasting at an authentic cafe/restaurant.

Duration approximately 4.5 hours (4km / 2.5miles)
Level of difficulty: Easy
Group Size: Maximum 9 persons

Experience the absolute splendor of Santorini, while strolling through some of the most scenic and quiet villages of the island. Walk alongside beautiful mansions, explore quaint rural houses and discover the charm of Santorini’s abandoned neighbourhoods. Visit a traditional winery to taste the local volcanic wines, and stop by a unique microbrewery for a fresh beer tasting experience.

Your local guide will take you to the countryside where you will get to meet locals still living there, and learn about professions and crafts that no longer exist. Discover amazing cave houses and capture the essence of Santorini as it used to be, before being wrecked by a massive earthquake. Enjoy a trip back in time, and let the aura of Santorini’s villages enhance your senses.

If you wish to see all what Santorini has to offer, or want to have an off the beaten path walking tour, this experience is perfect for you.

Tour Highlights

  • Embark on a scenic tour of the countryside
  • Stroll cobblestone paths and ancient old steps, experiencing the rural life
  • Wine tasting session of unique Santorini wines, and beer tasting session of fresh local beers
  • Learn about the history of amazing villages, forgotten by time
  • Capture unique photographic moments of picturesque ruins and awe-inspiring views
  • Expert guidance through the settlements of Pyrgos, Exo Gonia, and Mesa Gonia

book-nowPrice: 72.00 Euro per person, including transfers from/to your hotel, English speaking experienced local guide, Wine tasting session of 4 unique locally produced wines, Beer tasting session of 3 different types of fresh beer, light picnic with traditional delicacies, or food tasting at an authentic cafe/restaurant.

Duration approximately 4.5 hours (6km / 3.7miles)
Level of difficulty: Easy
Group Size: Maximum 9 persons

Enjoy a walking tour on the rocky and colorful coastline of Southern Santorini. See the Red Beach, explore the prehistoric archeological site of Akrotiri, and visit a Venetian castle for a unique music show.

Your local guide will escort you to the less visited, rugged yet beautiful and unspoiled spots of Santorini. Enjoy amazing panoramic vistas to the caldera and the steep southern shores, with views reaching as far as Crete. Get in touch with local farmers working on the harsh volcanic land, and walk through ravines, vine-laden paths and dirt roads. Take in the beautiful smells and sounds of the rural life, marveling at cave houses and blue domed churches.

A Santorini Walking Tour carefully designed to showcase the unspoiled and little known side of Santorini, taking you on a journey throughout its centuries’ old traditions and heritage.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy incredible views of the caldera and impressive land formations
  • Visit scenic white washed churches and beautiful beaches
  • Learn about the Santorini vine, local split pea (fava) and cherry tomato cultivation techniques
  • Admire the Red Beach at the foothills of a cliff plunging into the sea
  • Visit the archeological site of Akrotiri, that inspired the myth of the Lost Atlantis (tickets included-licensed guide available upon request for an extra fee)
  • Attend a mystical music show with various handcrafted instruments

book-nowPrice: 82.00 Euro per person, including transfers from/to your hotel, English speaking experienced local guide, tickets to the Akrotiri site (licensed guide available upon request for an extra fee), tickets to the Venetian Castle of Laponta, light picnic with traditional delicacies, or food tasting at an authentic cafe/restaurant.

Duration approximately 4 hours (5 km / 3 miles)
Level of difficulty: Easy
Group Size: Maximum 9 persons

Join us for a scenic tour of Oia’s secret spots, and the beauty of the surrounding villages. Discover blue domed whitewashed churches, walk through a picturesque village sculpted into the banks of a ravine, and tour a wine estate while enjoying a wine tasting session of high quality volcanic wines.

Your local guide will take you on a journey back in time, through a winding path with stunning panoramic views of Santorini and the deep blue horizon. Follow the footsteps of the affluent merchants of the island, feel the energy of the volcanic caldera, and explore the backroads of Oia. Discover and experience breathtaking villages through the eyes of a local.

This walking tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy amazing views, learn about Santorini’s rich history, and visit some of the wonderful little known spots of the greater Oia area.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore gorgeous scenery and discover the hidden treasures of Oia
  • Take in panoramic views of outstanding natural beauty
  • Stroll through scenic paths, marvel at vineyards and discover timeless terraced gardens
  • See the secret spots of Oia and capture postcard perfect pictures
  • Visit a traditional winery and taste its award winning wines
  • Expert guidance through the settlements of Oia, Finikia and Baxedes

book-nowPrice: 70.00 Euro per person, including transfers from/to your hotel, English speaking experienced local guide, light picnic with traditional delicacies, or food tasting at a traditional winery, wine tasting session of 4/5 unique locally produced wines

“Santorini Walking Tours” guided private tours offer you the chance to take your own pace, and enjoy a unique experience put together exclusively for you. Let us know about your preferred mix of walking, culture, views, heritage and beaches, and our experienced local guides will ensure you have a memorable experience, crafted and executed with imagination and fun.

Get as much or as little action as you wish, and enjoy a private walking tour that matches your exact preferences. Feel free to choose any of the available tours, or have us design one just as you want it. “Santorini Walking Tours” is here to guarantee you will have a customized tour experience, taking you out of the guidebooks to see the island from a different perspective.

The private or customized tours of “Santorini Walking Tours” are ideal for travellers that prefer travelling and touring in their own way. Please email us at tours@santorini.net for more details.

  • WHAT IS A SANTORINI WALKING TOUR?

    Santorini Walking Tours offers recreational walking tour experiences, designed to introduce people to the hidden corners of Santorini. They are planned around the average traveler, but we have made sure to include information, sites and places of interest that she or he could not have access to easily. Our tours combine walking with sightseeing, intended to take you to off the beaten path places, revealing the true identity of Santorini. While the schedule of each tour is prearranged, there is always the flexibility to make changes according to your requests and needs. We believe that travelling and touring should be flexible, and we adapt each tour so that it exposes you to the right amount of our tour’s success ingredients. Fun, culture, and scenery have been carefully blended in the mix, but we are always open to other elements and to your suggestions.

  • ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED ON YOUR TOURS?

    We only allow travelers above the age of 14 on our small group tours. Travelers of all ages can participate only on our private tours.

  • WHEN ARE THE TOURS CONDUCTED?

    Santorini Walking Tours operates throughout the year. Keeping your well-being and maximum enjoyment in mind, our tours are conducted weather and conditions permitting, and starting time might vary. Santorini Walking Tours has the right to amend or cancel a tour due to adverse weather conditions.

  • WHAT SHALL I BRING WITH ME?

    Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and standard walking apparel, depending on the season and the weather. Carrying one litre of water is also necessary, and so is wearing sunscreen. A walking stick is also advisable since it will provide you with better support on slopes or narrow steps. If you plan to swim in the sea (in tours offering this option) please bring a towel and a swimsuit. Feel free to let us know, if you would like us to provide any of the above items.

  • WHAT IS THE TERRAIN LIKE?

    Santorini is a volcanic island, offering a fascinating variety of walking surfaces. In many cases there are rocky steps, and the terrain is occasionally steep or uneven. The ground ranges from soft soil to big rocks, and from black sand to light pumice. Our tours are not suitable for people with walking difficulties, strollers and wheelchairs.

  • HOW DIFFICULT ARE SANTORINI WALKING TOURS?

    Our tours are conducted at a comfortable pace and cover anywhere between 4 to 10 kilometers (2.5 to 6 miles). They are of low to moderate difficulty, and the elevation gain ranges anywhere between 100 to 400 meters (330 to 1300 feet). They are all geared towards the average active traveler, and are designed to be relaxing yet dynamic. While we could shorten them if need be, you will enjoy them more if you have a moderate level of fitness.

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Cancellations must be made in writing via email, and fees are applied as noted:

Cancellations received 8 days or more, prior to the tour date: no cancellation fee
Cancellations received 7 to 4 days prior to the tour date: 50% cancellation fee
Cancellations received 3 or fewer days prior to the tour date or no shows: 100% cancellation fee

ChruchReady to book? Just fill out our secure form below, giving us three date/time preferences and we will contact you to confirm your booking and give specific pick-up times.

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