THE PURPLE TOUR

THE PURPLE TOUR

A tour to the lunar-shaped beaches, Akrotiri and a journey to a local winery
In this Santorini Tour we head to the Archaeological site of Akrotiri, an ancient settlement of major importance for the Greek civilization that lasted 4,000 years. For about an hour we are going to explore the prehistoric treasure which is also called “the Greek Pompei”. We will find out about its state-of-the-art drainage system, its multi-storeyed buildings and its astonishing wall paintings.
 
Afterwards we visit the adjacent Red and Black beaches. The Red Beach is a wondrous natural phenomenon, a red sculpture of the nature – the site resembles the Martian scenery, while the Black Beach is impressive due to its black volcanic hue.
 
The most gustatory part of this sightseeing tour takes place in one of the island’s most renowned wineries, where we delve into the art of Theran winemaking. An art that has been honed for years now with main promulgator the unique blend of the variety of the grapes, the microclimate and the volcanic ground.  You have the chance to savor an eclectic range of top notch wine varieties: Assyrtiko, Athiri and Malagouzia. Exploring a destination has always been a multisensory experience and it is also true that taste is one of the most immersive ways to experience a place. 
 
One of the best Santorini Excursions to explore the island through its cultural inklings.
 
Itinerary of “The Purple Tour”:
Archaeological site of Akrotiri- Red Beach- Black Beach- Visit at a local winery
 
Highlights:
  • Exquisite views of the island’s caldera, the only inhabited caldera in the world
  • Visit to the Archaeological site of Akrotiri, the “Greek Pompei”
  • Unmatched dramatic views to the scintillating waters of the Aegean and the marquetry of the vineyards, cliffs, villages and countryside of the island from its highest point, Mt. Prophet Elias and the village of Pyrgos
  • Wine tasting at a local winery where you will tantalize your palate by savoring some of the most refined fruits of the volcanic earth, the trilogy of the famous Santorinean wines: Assyrtiko, Athiri and Malagouzia
 
Duration: 
6 hours (half-day tour)
 
Included in the tour:
  • Transportation in a deluxe Santorini Mini bus
  • Pickup & drop off at the location of your choice (the cruise port, the airport, your hotel etc.) 
  • All fees, VAT and local taxes
 
Excluded from the tour: 
  • Food and beverages
  • Tickets of the cruise port's cable car (€6 per person, per ride)
  • Entrance fees of the Archaeological site of Akrotiri (Full: €12 per person, Reduced: €6 per person)
  • Wine tasting fee



Rates:
1 - 4 Guests: 250.00  Euros total, all included.
5 - 12 Guests: 300.00  Euros total, all included.
13 - 23 Guests: 400.00  Euros total, all included.
24 - 50 Guests: 500.00  Euros total, all included.


*The tour is very popular among the Santorini Private Tours too.
* All the Private tours may be settled according your needs.
* The excursion includes an assistant guide.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation, written notice must be received by LTS: 24hours prior service 50% of Charge 
 
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