A unique opportunity to visit Santorini's most picturesque corners, admire its most breathtaking landscapes, soak up the local life and sample the most genuine and authentic flavors of this part of the Mediterranean. You will visit Profitis Ilias Mountain, Megalochori, for tasting of local wine and visit Fira. You will set off by coach from the small harbor at Athinios for Profitis Ilias Mountain (Prophet Elijah Mountain), the highest peak on the island, with its astonishing colors and contrasts. Immerse yourself in the culture of the island and discover its flavors, atmospheres and traditions, before continuing on to the village of Megalochori to see the charming houses built into the rock and narrow alleyways. The island is well-known for its wines, so you cannot miss the opportunity to sample Santorini's famous wine, which has the same warm and attractive colors as the island itself, in a local winery. You will then continue to our last stop: the island's capital, Fira, where you will get lost in its maze of alleyways, where the blue domes of the white houses blend with the sky, and where the friendliness and hospitality of its inhabitants extend into its shops. You will take advantage of some free time to buy souvenirs or enjoy delicious local gourmet specialties.
Good to Know: The return to the ship is by cable car from Fira Town to the port and then a water shuttle. The cable car is reached by a long walk across Fira upper town along narrow cobble-stoned streets with an incline and steps. Low heeled shoes are recommended and passengers with physical limitations are requested to take this into consideration. Passengers should also expect lines at the cable car; the wait can be in excess of 60 minutes if multiple ships are in port.