FROM 5TH SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER due to the change of sunset time THE BUS DEPARTS FROM:
Kamari -> 14:00, Monolithos -> 13:50, Messaria -> 13:45, Karderados -> 13:35, Fira -> 13:40, Perissa -> 13:00, Megaloxori -> 13:25, Exo Gonia -> 13:50, Akrotiri -> 13:20, Vlichada -> 13:10, Emporeio -> 13:10, Perivolos -> 13:05, Pyrgos -> 13:30
Visit: PanagiaEpiskopi Byzantine Church – Mesa Gonia village – Pyrgos village – Oia village Entrance fee for Episkopi Byzantine Church included
Bus Departure from April – 04 th September: Perissa 14.00, Megaloxori 14.20, Fira 14.40, Kamari 15.00 Return at drop- off place: 30 minutes after sunset Bus Departure from 05th September – October: Perissa 12.45, Megaloxori 13.20, Fira 13.30, Kamari 14.00 Return at drop-off place: 30 minutes after sunset
Guide Languages: English Every day ApproximateDuration 7-8 h
Visit the oldest Byzantine church of the island, built in 1115, from the ruins of a 6th century church. Its interior is decorated with wall-paintings and it is consider to be one of the most historical monuments. Mesa Gonia village is the next stop which is considered to be the center of Santorinian wine production. Mesa Gonia, is the only village that wasn’t restored since the great earthquake of 1956, and this will give you a unique opportunity to see how was life there before this dramatic event.
Next, discover Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages of the island. Pyrgos used to be the capital of Santorini, now you will have the chance to visit Skaros ( the ruins of the medieval capital), stroll around the village and take pictures of its beautiful churches, and enjoy a magnificent view of the island, once you reach the top of the village. Last stop, is Oia village, located at the western part of the island with the most famous sunset and an architecture that reminds that Oia was once a thriving village built from captains and sailors.