An off-road 4X4 is a great way to explore Santorini and reach magical and unusual destinations by climbing the island's highest peak, visiting enchanting beaches, and admiring uniquely beautiful landscapes. After disembarking from the ship and transferring to the harbor at Athinios by motorboat, you will climb aboard a 4X4. You will pass the stunning Vlihada Beach before reaching the black sand Perissa Beach. You will then continue to the picturesque village of Megalochori, where you will walk along narrow alleyways lined with typical white blue-domed houses. You will have the opportunity to sample typical local products before setting off once again in your 4X4. Then, leave the coast for the island's highest point: the top of Profitis Ilias Mountain (Prophet Elijah Mountain), where at 567 meters above sea level, you will soak up the marvelous views of the Aegean and the entire island. Then, you will go back down towards the coast and Kamari Beach, passing Exo Gonia. At Kamari, you will continue your route over the black sand to Monolithos Beach. This exciting tour will finish in Fira, the island's capital, perched on the caldera at 250 meters above sea level, where every corner reveals a glimpse of a breathtakingly beautiful view. After admiring the stunning panoramic views, you will take an unusual form of transport back to the port: a cable car!
Good to Know: Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. The itinerary follows tarmacked roads along a scenic route. The vehicles are self-driven and have manual transmission. The maximum number of guests per Jeep® is four. Minimum age to participate – 4 years old. Driver must be over the age of 23 and is required to present a valid driving license. 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.