A private tour of Santorini island with Dandelion Tours

Santorini is a beautiful island with many interesting things to do and see.  If you are visiting Santorini for a few hours or even a few days and you are not comfortable renting a car, then a private tour is the best choice for you. You get to see all the interesting sites quickly and comfortably.

Colorful cafe in Oia
Colorful cafe in Oia

On my recent visit to Santorini with my best friend, we decided to do a half-day private tour with Dandelion Tours. It wasn’t my first time on the island, but it was the first time for my friend, so we wanted to see the main attractions and something off the beaten path.

the colorful Amoudi bay
The picturesque Amoudi Bay

Our driver Vasilis picked us up from our hotel in Oia in a luxurious minivan. As we had already seen a big part of Oia ourselves, we headed to picturesque Ammoudi bay famous for its fish tavernas. After a short stop, we visited the villages of Imerovigli and Firostefani for a walk and photos. Both villages have white-washed houses, churches with blue domes and enjoy incredible views of the caldera and the volcano.

You might want to check out: Things to do in Oia.


Our next stop was Akrotiri village, famous for the archaeological site and the Red Beach.

Red beach Santorini
Red Beach Santorini

We then headed to Perivolos beach with the black volcanic sand, a trendy place full of seaside restaurants and bars. Our road then took us to Perissa beach another lively seaside village.

Check out the best beaches in Santorini.


As it was getting dark, we headed to the highest peak of Santorini the mountain of Prophet Elias with the homonym monastery. The views from up there are incredible as you can see the whole island. It is a beautiful place to see the sunset as well but as it was quite cloudy that day we weren’t very lucky with that.

Our tour finished where it started at our hotel in Oia.


A few things to know about the tours with Dandelion tours.

  • There are half-day, full day and multi-day tours available. All tours are with luxurious air-conditioned minivans.
  • The bus can fit up to 7 guests, and prices start from 80 € per hour.
  • All tours are custom-made depending on your interests and time available.
  • There is a guide available at extra cost.

We really enjoyed our custom-made tour of Santorini with Vasilis. During our tour, he told us a lot of useful information about the island. He helped us plan the rest of our time in Santorini and recommended some great restaurants and bars, which we visited the next day. He is very polite and professional and made our time in Santorini truly enjoyable.

I totally recommend Dandelion tours if you want to explore the island of Santorini.

Check out my other Santorini posts:

The best time to visit Santorini

Santorini or Mykonos?

3 days Santorini, an itinerary for first-timers.

Things to do in Fira.

Best tours in Santorini

Best hotels with private pools in Santorini

I was a guest of Dandelion tours but as always opinions are my own.

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