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Archaeological Bus Tour to Akrotiri Excavations & Red Beach

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6:30 to 7 hours (Approx.)

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Tour Type

Group Tour

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Free cancellation

up to 24 hours

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Offered in: English, German


The Archaeological bus tour is one of the best tours to explore the excavations of Akrotiri village and ruins. Enjoy scenic views from the highest point of the island, the Mount Prophet Elias. You will visit the famous red beach, that in located near Akrotiri settlement and the black beach in Perivolos village. Last stop, one of the most popular wineries of Santorini where you will taste traditional wines.


  • Enjoy scenic views of the Mount Prophet Elias
  • Explore Akrotiri Excavations with a guide
  • Relax on beautiful beaches, Perivolos and Red beach
  • Enjoy a free wine tasting


Itinerary – Guide Languages

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

Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee (12€) not included.
Guide Language: Live guided tour in English & German, every day. Approximate Duration 6 – 6:30 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 for swimming or 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). 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. Last stop, one of the most popular wineries of Santorini, for a wine tasting experience.

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 10:20, Kamari 10:30, Monolithos 10:30, Messaria 10:35, Karterados 10:40, Fira 10:45, Pyrgos 10:50, Perissa 10:30, Perivolos 10:35, Emporio 10:35, Vlichada 10:40, Akrotiri 10:45, Meghalochori 10:45, Oia 10:00, Imerovigli 10:15, Firostefani 10:20

Return: Approximately 17.30. *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


  • Specialized bilingual guide is included
  • 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.
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.
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.

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.
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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