This coach tour will take you to some real traditional villages of the island and is a must for anyone interested in local history, culture and arts, as Oia is a most famous gathering place of artists who are inspired by it, and you will come to see why!
The first visit will be to Mesa Gonia - the “ghost village”, this village was deserted after the earthquake of 1956 and now it is barely inhabited. You will have the opportunity to walk around and to take photos of the ruined houses and old churches including the Byzantine church of Panagia Episkopi.
After Mesa Gonia you will be able to visit the traditional village of Pyrgos with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches and even a Venetian castle. It is situated on one of the highest points of the island and offers fantastic views of the north-west of Santorini.
The last stop is the breath-taking Oia village. Oia is world famous for being THE place of gathering artists, who are inspired by the beauty of the landscape and the magnificent purple sunsets which showcase the beauty of the landscape and architecture delivering a unique and awe inspiring atmosphere.
Please note: Occasionally actual days of operation are subject to change. If this is the case we will endeavour to book a day as close as possible to your original preferred day. Should this not be acceptable a full refund will be made.
Tour Availability:Tuesday, Thursday and SaturdaybetweenApriland September.
Departure Information: The tour starts at approximately 14.30 hrs however it depends on the time of the sunset. We depart Oia around 30mins after sunset.
Pick-ups are specific and are at 3 main designated areas only: Kamari, Perissa & Thira. Pick up times are fixed and for this particular tour will be as follows:
Please phone the number on your voucherat least24 hours before your booked tour departs to get the exact information on your pick up time and location.
Duration: 5.5 - 6.5 hourshours approximately.
Inclusions:English speakingassistant, entrance fee to Episkopi Byzantine Churchandtransport from meeting points.
Exclusions: Food and drinkand any other services not mentioned above.
Additional Information: We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and adequate footwear. We do not recommend that people with walking or mobility difficulties partake in this tour.