Santorini Private Tours

Updated: October 17, 2017

  • Private day tours do cost more than group tours but they’re just about always worth the extra cost. (Even the most expensive tours will still be a small portion of what you paid to get here – yet will likely be the most memorable part of your trip.)
  • Book early. It’s easy to get last-minute tours as part of a group but there are surprisingly few private tours on Santorini and they get booked fast.
Kid-friendly private tour of volcano in Santorini.

My two boys on a boat tour through the caldera and to the volcano. Good times!

The Best Private Tours in Santorini

All the tours below include hotel pickup and drop off (which is super helpful).

Private Half-Day Catamaran Cruise of Santorini

Wonderful boat tour of the volcano, hot springs, and caldera cliffs with swimming and snorkeling. Go pretty much anywhere you want with your private tour guide/captain. If this isn’t the highlight of your trip then I’d be surprised. Starts at 10am or 3pm. Delicious BBQ meal and unlimited drinks are included.

5-Hour Private Wine Tour

Incredible wine tour of Santorini’s best wineries with plenty of tastings, cheese, olives, and snacks. There’s a 10am departure and 4pm. Both visit a winery with great caldera views. The later one will include sunset views.

6-hour Best of Santorini Experience Tours

Tour the highlights of Santorini – from Akrotiri in the south to Oia at the northern most tip. In between you’ll visit beaches, churches, wineries, and historical sites. Professional guide is top notch.

30 Minute Private Helicopter Flight

Incredible views of the caldera, volcano, cliffs, beaches, and neighboring islands. Very cool and highly recommended.

Highlights of Santorini 5-Hour Photography Tour

If you want to get the top shots of Santorini this is how you do. Olaf (the guide) is super friendly and an A-plus-plus photographer – be ready to learn a lot whether you’re a beginner or advanced photographer. Tour the most spectacular views from all over the island. The tour starts at 9:30am and there’s a 6-hour option available as well.

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6 Questions and Comments

  1. Santorini Day Trip in February

    February travel to Athens and I want to do a day trip to Santorini. I’d love a walking tour and a wine tasting. What are the possibilities of that in February? I am going to be part of a group of 6 women.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

      You would need to fly obviously. Catch an early flight to Santorini and one of the last flights back to Athens. It would be a very full day to do both a wine tour and a walking tour but it’s doable. Try this wine tour (which will run in February) and one of these walking tours.

  2. How To Book Santorini Tours

    Hi Dave, your website is very helpful. I will be in Santorini on 1st week of October and would like to do the Santorini: Sunset Catamaran Sailing Cruise in Caldera. Please advise where i can buy the ticket for this tour?


    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

      Book through Get Your Guide. Good prices, easy and reliable, and you have a 3rd party to take up disputes with if there’s any problem.

  3. Kid Friendly Private Tour in Santorini

    Visiting Santorini in early September. Seems like everything is just about fully booked but have found a space for the private catamaran tour. Just wanted to confirm that this is a kid and family-friendly tour of the caldera with swimming and fun stuff.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

      Yes, definitely. Kids will love it! Just an amazing experience (for any age).

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