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Archaeological Bus Tour to Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach


7 to 7:30 hours (Approx.)

Tour Type

Group Tour

Free cancellation

up to 24 hours


Offered in: English, German


Adults 13 + years old

49,00 €

Children 5-12 years old

24,50 €

Infant 0-4 years old

free of charge


  • Enjoy scenic views of the Mount Prophet Elias
  • Relax on beautiful beaches, Perivolos and Red beach


Itinerary – Guide Languages

Visit: Prophet Elias Monastery – Megalochori village – Akrotiri Excavations – Red Beach (aprox. 45 min free time, approach on foot 10 minutes approximately per way) – Perivolos Beach (free time swimming)

Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee (12€) not included.
Guide Language: Live guided tour in English & German, every day.
Approximate Duration 7 – 7:30 hours

Tour Description

Start with the breath-taking view at the Prophet Elias Monastery and visit the picturesque monastery. Then follows Megalochori village, an extremely charming traditional settlement, almost abandoned after the big earthquake and Akrotiri excavations, one of the most significant archaeological sites, that includes a vast structure, once habited by 200 families and preserved buried under the volcano’s lava.

Then you will have free time at the Red Beach to simply enjoy the colorful formations of the mountain and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for coffee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo (not included in the price). Perivolos, with its black sandy beach comes next. There you will have enough time to enjoy swimming, explore the area and taste fresh cooked fishes at the local taverns.

Pick Up Locations & times

This is not a private pick-up, the pick-up collection is provided from specific meeting areas.
In case of any delay pick-up times may vary.

Exo Gonia 10.10, Kamari 10.30, Monolithos 10.35, Messaria 10.40, Karterados 10.45, Fira 10.50, Pyrgos 11.00, Vlichada 10.15, Perivolos 10.20, Perissa 10.25, Emporio 10.30, Akrotiri 10.40, Megalochori 10.50, Oia 10.10, Imerovigli 10.35, Firostefani 10.40.

Return: Approximately 18.00. *The tour ends in Fira. Bus transfer for the clients to Firostefani, Imerovigli & Oia

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Additional Information:

Confirmation of the booking will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate


  • Shared Transportation is included
  • Entrance fees to Akrotiri excavations (12,00 euros) is not included


Know before you go
Guest must be 10 minutes early at meeting point.
Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps.
Children ages 4 and under are free of charge however, they can travel free if they sit on an adult's knee.

How to prepare properly for the tour?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled, closed walking shoes. Sunscreen, sunglasses are also recommended. Please take a light jacket for the sunset.
Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee is not included (12 EUR) and can be paid directly at the site on the day of the tour, in cash. Wine tasting cost (9,30 euros) is not included.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting.
How I will be notified about my pick up point and time?
Once the booking has been completed, the customer service team will contact you and will let you know the exact location of the meeting point and time. The starting times might change depending on the season and the time of the sunset and will be advised upon confirmation of your booking, if applicable

For any inquiry please contact or call +30 2286032751
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