Santorini : The Black Pearl
Island tour

Santorini - The Black Pearl


Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”, perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands.

Around 1500 BC a volcanic eruption caused the central part of the island to sink into the sea, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around the harbor formed in the volcano’s caldera. The sea is so deep at this spot that ships anchors do not touch bottom. The solid black rocks and the volcanic lava are now covered by famous vineyards and small whitewashed villages.

The town of Thera’s (or Fira) whitewashed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to these cliffs, accessible by cable-car or donkey. To the south is Akrotiri, where recent Minoan excavations support the theories that Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis.

The beauty of Santorini must depend on light and line; there is hardly any vegetation apart from vines, and the volcanic earth has no charm of color, unlike the earth and rock of the limestone islands. Yet it has a strange and uncanny fascination of its own. It has rightly been called the black pearl of the Aegean. The sunsets of Santorini, with the Burnt Islands in the foreground, the islet of Thirassia behind, Sikinos and Folegandros farther off, and the great rock of Christiana, are among the most exciting aesthetic experiences that the Aegean can provide.

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( 4 days )

Your tour’s schedule in detail:

Early morning transfer from your Athens hotel to Piraeus pier for ferry embarkation, sailing for Santorini. Early afternoon arrival and transfer to your hotel. 

Tour this picturesque island with black sandy beaches (Kamari, Perissa), archaeological sites (Akrotiri, ancient Thira) and attractive scenic villages (Oia, Fira). 

Day at leisure to explore the island 

Transfer to Santorini pier for your return ferry/hydro to Athens. On arrival in Piraeus pier, end of our services.

Departure / Return location


Departure days:

Daily except some holidays 


  • Accommodation at the hotel category  of your choice – 3 nights including breakfast daily and all taxes except accommodation tax. 
  • Transfer from Athens centre to Piraeus port. 
  • Roundtrip transfers in Santorini. 
  • Economy hydro or ferry tickets Piraeus/Santorini/Piraeus
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number
  • All Taxes

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Climate crisis resilience charge
  • Arrival transfer from Piraeus port  on day 4.
  • Anything not clearly stated above as included


  • Oia Village
  • Amoudi Bay
  • Kamari Beach
santorini sunset
Santorini beach
Price: 650 - 1000 € / per person in sharing twin low/high season
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