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Private tours we offer

A typical guiding sample from our private tours in Santorini Starting from Athinios Port.  For more information. Click here

 As every person is different so go on the private tour that fit for you.  All you have to do, is to take a look below, see what we suggest and then send us an email with the places you wish to see wile you in Santorini. The private tours the we offer is the standard sightseeing tours for Santorini,   but if some of our costumers like to go differed way we more than happy to do so.

Places we suggest:
Akrotiri excavations

we can  accommodate:

We can accommodate from 1 person to groups! We have luxury mini-vans, coaches - buses and a crew of well trained drivers and guides that are locals and share the same love as mine for this unforgettable island! Everybody is welcome and I will personally make sure that this tour will be a tour you will never forget!

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Santorini personal tour: Santorini's soil is very fertile because of its volcanic nature. Because there is no water on the island, everything grows without any irrigation. Santorini's atmosphere is 70-80% humidity. the plants absorb the water they need from the islands humid atmosphere. Santorini is almost dry, the hottest month being July, when the temperature goes up to 40 degrees and the coldest is January with a temperature of 12 degrees. There are few springs and they don't supply much water. For their daily needs the inhabitants use drills or rainwater carefully collected in cisterns. Almost every house has its own cistern. Theses days the island is also supplied with tankers, carrying water, but this water is not drinkable as it is usually not very tasteful or even salted.

  This is the narrowest part of Santorini which is 2 kilometers from left-right. There is also another crater near Santorini. This crater is not connected with the crater of Santorini. It is 2.5 miles away from the shore and 20m (60ft) under the sea. The last eruption was 350 years ago in 1650. The eruption caused a great tidal ware that submerged part of the island underwater. "Kouloumbos" is quite at the time, but it is still a very active volcano. Usually, this crater is more active than the Santorini crater.

(as the bus drives show the white-red-black walls on the left)

  Prehistoric Akrotiri is 4.000 years old. It is still in good condition because it was preserved under volcanic ash. The life of the island is based on the life and activity of the volcano. Every time the volcano erupts, the island changes. Tradition says that through the eruptions to come, the island will return to its original circular shape.

Finikia, which we will see to our right is the most traditional part of Oia. Oia was the commercial center and the capital of the island until1956. It was a rich village where sailors, captains and mechanics lived. Here they would export the products of Santorini. There were 9 shipyards in the village. as you will see, the main road is paved with marble stones. In 1956 an earthquake of 7.8 on the richter scale destroyed the village and the island. 80% of the houses were destroyed. Also after the last eruption in 1950 many left for Athens in fera of a stronger eruption.

 After the eruption in 1625 b.c. the island was inhabited for 300 years. I would like to give you an idea of how large the eruption was. There was a tidal ware that was 210m. high when it left Santorini and still 70m. high when it reached Crete, washing and destroying the Minoan Civilization. The sound of the blast was heard in the Scandinavian countries and Asia minor. It is the 5th largest eruption of the world.

During the 13th century, the Venetians named the island after a church called "Santa Irene". In Greek it is pronounced "Santa Irini" and over the years the name became Santorini. The official name of the island remains to be "THIRA" after the Dorian King "Thiras".

The island of Santorini is known for two characteristics: her cave houses and her many churches. There are over 550 churches on the island, even though they say that there are only 457 churches, one for each day of the year.  Cave houses or spilies are common in Santorini. These houses are very inexpensive and easy to built. The volcanic soil is soft enough to dig into, but sturdy enough to hold for many years. The care houses even to this day, stay very cool in the summer and very warm in the winter.

In 1978 Custo and his boat "Calypso" come to the island. He wanted to visit the part of the island that was lost under the sea. The water between the volcano and Thirassia is the deepest water in the caldera, reaching 400m depth. This was not a problem for Custo. the problem was that when caldera was formed the land sunk 1,000m deep. After each eruption, lava covered the land. The lava measures approx. 600m. The lost island is buried under 600m of lava which is under 400m of water. Maybe one day we will be able to discover what was lost all those thousands of years ago.

  In the books you will read that the eruption took place in 1450b.c. This is the old theory. Five years ago, 150 geologists, volcanologists and scientists did a research about the eruption. They found that in California on a rim of a tree, the found that a great eruption had changed the atmosphere. The rig dated to 1625b.c. +/- 30 years. the only eruption that great near +/- 400 years was the eruption of Santorini. Scientists also found volcanic ash in the layers of ice in Greenland from an eruption that took place in 1625b.c. +/- 30 years. the great eruption of 1625b.c. has altered the atmosphere of the whole planet. Although Santorini is a very quite island, it has a very explosive past.                        Who knows what the future holds............


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