Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini

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Walking study tour Santorini

Day 1: Arrival to Santorini
Arrival at the airport of Santorini JTR and transfer to the hotel in the beautiful village Ia. Meeting in teh evening for a dinner and a first introduction to the island and our tour.
Acc.: Nice family run hotel in the most beautiful village of Santorini - Ia.

Day 2: Walking tour along the volcano caldera
Spectacular walk along the caldera from Fira to Oia us trip to the capital of Santorini island - Fira. We stroll through the narrow lanes dotted with shops and cafés. We visit the archaeological museum, where items discovered in the excavated Minoan settlement near Akrotiri are exposed. Later we will visit an interesting exhibition of 3D-reconstructions of the Minoan wall-paintings. In the afternoon, we walk along the caldera ank towards Oia village. There are great views into the volcano caldera that offer many motives for unforgettable photographs. In a little café at the caldera rim we will enjoy fresh-pressed orange-juice and self-baked nut cake. Our route passes by some fresh-looking volcanic cinder cones. To enjoy its famous sunset, we are back in Oia village.(B, D)
Acc.: Hotel in Ia

Day 3: Akrotiri and the "Red Beach" and the cape Acrotiri
Today, we drive to the small village of Akrotiri, where the prehistoric Minoan town has been excavated. If the excavations have been reopened by then (the were closed to public because of an accident in Oct. 2005), we can visit them... We will walk along the coast line to the famous “red beach” with its cinder cone. At the Taxiarhes chapel we will see an uplifted magma-chamber that did not come to surface but built a little hill. Here there is a possibility to find some rare marine fossils. We will stroll over the fava- & vine-fields and will relax at a little tavern with local specialties. A bus or taxi will carry us back to our hotel.
Acc.: Hotel in Ia

Day 4: Whole-day boat trip to the volcano
In the morning we embark on a chartered boat that will be at our disposal for the day. From the little port of Amouthi we sail to the joungest land of Greece: Nea Kameni, the still active volcano of Santorini. We will start early in the morning, avoiding the crowds and having the best light of the moon-like crater landscape. Hot gas-exhalations (so called "fumaroles") show that the magma chamber below the volcano is still active. Later, we sail along the island, passes to the other volcanic island Palea Kameni and arrive at Thirasia island. There we will have a break in one of the taverns or will walk up in the village Manolas. Enjoying the spectacular cliffs of the caldera near Thirasia and Oia from the boat, we return to Oia in the afternoon.(B, D)
Acc.: Hotel in Ia

Day 5: From Pirgos to Ancient Thira and Perissa beach
Today we drive first to the wonderful Medieval village of Pirgos towering with its Ventian a castle on a hill. After a walk through the lanes of the village and its castle the bus bring us on the highest mountain top of Santorini - the Prophitis Ilias mountain. From there, we walk along an Ancient trail to the ancient Greek acropolis of Thira. In spring there are many orchids and other rare plants. After about two hours we will arrive at the excavations. Later on, we walk down to the black sand beach of Perissa, where we can get refreshments and / or swim in the sea. The bus will take us back to our hotel in the late afternoon.(B, D)
Acc.: Hotel in Ia

Day 6: Wine-fields, a canyon and the South Coast
Today we start our tour in the wine fields near Akrotiri village. We walk trough a gorge in the pumice rocks. Our path looks like a narrow channel that suddenly ends at the coast. We stroll along the beach with its spectacular ash- and pumice cliffs, until we reach an old tomato factory at Vlihada bay. Here, we can refresh ourselves in a fish tavern, and / or spend some time at the beach for swimming. The bus will take us back to our hotel later (B, D)
Acc.: Hotel in Ia

Day 7: Free day for optional common activities
Free day for relaxing or for spontaneous activities with the group. Time for shopping in Fira or Ia, too. In the evening, we meet once again for a delicious group dinner (B, D)
Acc.: Hotel in Ia

Day 8: Departure from Santorini
Good bye in Santorini!
This tour ends with the transfer to the airport (optional port of Athinios if you arrived by ship) or your private tour extension.
Acc.: Hotel in Ia

20-27 Apr 13
13-20 Apr 13
28 Apr - 5 May 13

Additional info:

Included:

  • Accommodation in double room
  • Half-board (in one of the best Taverns in Ia!)
  • All transfers on Santorini
  • Entrance fees
  • Volcano Discovery tour guide
  • Information material

Not included:

  • Travel to Santorini
  • Single room supplement if requested
  • Lunch outside the hotel
  • Drinks

Physical requirements:
Normal good physical condition is required and you should have some experience walking on unpaved trails in hot, dry climate. The hikes on tours range between 1 and 5 hours, but include frequent and sometimes longer breaks and the pace of walking is very relaxed.

Arrival info:
This tour starts and ends on Santorini.

Accommodation:
Nice family run hotel in the most beautiful village of Santorini Island in Ia. There is also one of the best taverns of Ia at the hotel. It is fully equipped with TV, telephone, air-condition, WC/Shower. A little supermarket ist about 15 m near the hotel and also the bus stop.

Customized tours:
Individual tours can be organized for private groups from 4-12 persons and for student groups up to 20 persons. Please contact us about 2-5 months before!

Preceding / additional days:
+ 70 € (half board)
+ 60 € (only breakfast)
+ 50 € (no breakfast, no half board)

Suggested tour extensions:
You can stay longer on Santorini, arrive earlier or you can combine the tour with Athens or the island of Milos.

Планирани дати: 
7-14 Sep 13
19-26 Oct 13
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Цена: 
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