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Akrotiri Ruins, Red Beach And Wine Tasting

Visit the Prophet Elias Monastery, Megalochori village, Akrotiri Excavation and then relax on the beautiful Red Beach and Perivolos Beach,

Begin your historical adventure with the breathtaking views at the Prophet Elias Monastery. Prophet Elias is the highest point of Santorini and is located at the Southwest part of the island, 3km (1.9 miles) away from the village of Pyrgos.

After enjoying the views of the Prophet Elias, head on over to Megalochori village, an incredibly charming traditional settlement, almost abandoned after the big earthquake. This village is home to historic mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways; it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine, that the island still produces.

After you experienced some of the most phenomenal views, head over to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, here, you will discover one of the most significant archaeological ruins of the Bronze age's most sophisticated settlements, which prospered for centuries before being eradicated by a tremendous volcanic eruption.

After enjoying some historical facts, you will have free time at the Red Beach, arguably the most famous beach in the southernmost part of Santorini. Here, you can enjoy the scenery of colorfully formed mountain, the black and red pulverized volcanic rock sand, and clear waters.

From there, visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price).

Lastly, stop at one of the most famous wineries of Santorini, for a wine tasting experience to end one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

Please Note: The Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee (12 EUR) not included.

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Water/Beach, Cultural
 
Tour Duration
7 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
A ride on the Fire Cable Car (approximately 5 EUR, not included) and an approximately 7-10 minute walk from the Cable Car Station.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled, closed walking shoes. Sunscreen, towels, swimsuit and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
 
Restrictions
Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee (12 EUR) not included. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting. Children ages 4 and under are free of charge; however, infants 0-1 years can also travel free if they sit on an adult's knee.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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