Santorini Private Scenic Shore Excursion: Oia, Mt Profitis and Ilias Monastery

4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


While you’re in port in Santorini, discover the beauty of the island on a private shore excursion. Your private guide will lead you around the island on a scenic sightseeing tour, showing you rocky landscapes, vineyards and fabulous views of the beautiful coastline. Visit the highest peak of the island, Profitis Ilias, where a monastery of the same name sits. Discover the small village of Oia, built on a steep slope of the volcanic caldera, and wander around its little shops that offer traditional, handmade products. Then in Fira, the capital of Santorini, enjoy a short cable car ride to the pier.


  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private air-conditoned vehicle and professional driver
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Cable Car Transfers roundtrip

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Epar. Od. Pirgou Kallistis 3 km from Pyrgo Thira, Moni Profitou Ilia, Moni Profitou Iliou 847 00 Greece

You will be transferred from the ship by a colourful local boat to Athinios where you will join the waiting motor coach. A short journey brings you to Santorini’s highest peak, crowned by the Mt. Profitis Ilias monastery. Here you will have an ideal photo opportunity to capture the beauty of this island.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Oia, Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

Proceed to the most northern tip of the island to experience the unique village of Oia. This dramatic small village built on a steep slope of the caldera has many of its dwellings nestled in niches hewn into the volcanic rock. As you walk through its narrow cobbled streets, you will come across many tiny shops which offer a varied and unusual collection of hand-made works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Oia, perched on the edge of the cliffs offers spectacular views of Fira and the volcano.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Fira, Fira, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

After your tour, you will be taken to Fira town. You will have some time to explore Fira and take some pictures. Then, enjoy a short cable car ride down to the pier.

Duration: 30 minutes

Time of tour

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Option 1
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered
You must contact the local service provider at least 48hrs before tour to be informed on the exact
pickup time (meeting point will be provided on your confirmation voucher)


  • Santorini cruise port

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please enter your preferred pickup time in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking, and reconfirm 48 hours prior to the tour’s departure time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children who do not occupy a seat are free of charge. Children who occupy a seat and are up to 11 years old, benefit from a discount
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • - To avoid congestion, vehicle seats will always be in abundance comparing to group comparing to group's size. -Passengers will always have to carry their own protection masks during the activity


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees (approx. 3 euros)
  • Boat to Fira harbor
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Profitis Ilias

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
July 2019

We enjoyed our tour in Santorini and our guide Marina was very good. The day was very hot and crowded with tourists but she managed to get us to the best locations with the least people and we took some beautiful photos. She provided just the right amount of information and manged to get us into ...

November 2017

An awesome tour. Our guide met us at the bottom of the cable car with out ticket for the ride up. A short walk to our driver and van. Andrea was a very knowledgeable guide and did an excellent job!

marina s
July 2016

Constantina was an amazing tour guide. She made us feel like family. Santorini was the highlight of our vacation thanks to her. I would highly recommend Viator and ask for Constantina. You will not be disappointed.

June 2016

Santorini is a beautiful island but with 4 cruise ships in port on the same day, it was overwhelmingly crowded. We started our tour in Fira and took the cable car to the top of the cliff to reach the town. Our tour guide met us at the bottom and we rode up to meet the driver. It was early in...

Susan G
October 2015

Zina was excellent and new everything about this beautiful
island. I wish we could of had her longer though.
She even called ahead and got us a amazing table for lunch

Kathleen G
October 2014

Wonderful and informative. The only way to see and experience the island

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