(Visit: Prophet Elias Monastery- Megalochori village – Akrotiri Excavations(with Guide) – Red Beach (aprox. 30 min free time, approach on foot 10 min. ) – Perivolos Beach ( free time for swimming)
Starting the tour we will first visit the Prophet Elias Monastery. What makes tw monastery notheworhy, other than its history and importance, is the fact that it is built approximately 565 meters above the sea level, making it the highest point of the whole island.
Megalochori village is our next stop. An extremely charming traditional settlement, almost abandoned after the big earthquake.
The tour continues to Akrotiri excavations, one of the most significant archaelogical sites, that includes avast structure , once habited by 200 families and preserved burried under the volcano’s lava. Then you will have free time at the Red Beach to enjoy the colorful formations of the mountain and/or visit Akrotiri Bay for cofee or lunch with Greek traditional mezedes and ouzo( not included in the price). Perivolos, with its black sandy beach comes next. There you will have enough time to enjoy swimming, explore the area taste fresh cooked fishes at he local taverns.
Bus departure: Ancient Thira 10:15 , Kamari 10:30 , Monolithos 10:35, Messaria 10:40, Karterados 10:45, Fira 10:50 , Pyrgos 11:00, Vlichada 10:15, Perivolos 10:20 Perissa 10:25, Emporio 10:30 , Akrotiri: 10:40 , Megalochori 10:50 , Oia 10:10 Imerovigli 10:35 , Firostefani 10:40
Return: Approximately 18:00
*The tours ends in Fira , Bus transfer for the clients to Firostefani, Imerovigli & Oia
Guide Languages: English & German
Availability: Every Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday. Approximade duration: 7 hours.
Inclusions: Bus transfer from/to meeting points/ English speaking escort
Exclusions: Akrotiri excavation site entrance fee ( 12,00) not included.
Price: 49€ / per person