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Church on Santorini

Santorini based in one hotel

Radiant pearl of the Aegean

8 Days / 7 Nights
Moderate Walking
Church on Santorini

Discover on foot Santorini’s picture-perfect idyll. Typical Cycladic architecture with colourful blue and white houses awaits, but first and foremost a fascinating scenery, created approximately 3600 years ago by an enormous volcanic eruption called the ‚Minoan eruption’. The combination of volcanic cone, cliff coast and black lava beaches offers an interesting backdrop for diverse walking tours. Romantic villages perched on the edge of a caldera, idyllic coastal villages to explore and not forgetting a boat trip over to the ‚sister island’ Thirassia, which awaits your visit.

Have you always wanted to experience the Greek island of Santorini on an active break without having to change hotels every day? Then our hiking tour based in one hotel is perfect for you. During leisurely circular hikes you explore the most beautiful places and promising hiking paths on the island in the Aegean Sea. Part of it is the tour to Perissa, the stage from Calderea towards Oia, the hike on Profitis Elias, the highest mountain in Santorini, the hiking tour to Vlychada beach and an island hike on Thirassia.

  • More information and tour suggestions for coastal hiking throughout Europe.
  • Sunset in Fira or Oia: Naturally, a sunset in one of the two main towns on the island has to be part of it. The spectacle becomes even more enjoyable with a good glass of island wine.
  • Like on the Moon: The texture and thus the colours of the beaches on Santorini vary due to the volcanic nature. Vlychada beach is also known as the ‘moon beach’ due to the yellow rock formations. The black Kamari beach and Perissa beach on the East coast are particularly rich in contrast. Probably the most photographed beach on Santorini is the ‘Red Beach’ in the South.
  • Especially relaxed: Every day you experience new routes and fantastic coastal hikes on Santorini. This hiking tour based in one hotel ensures an even more relaxing holiday experience. You spend the entire stay in the charming 3*** Hotel Marina in Kamari Beach and spare yourself the daily change of hotel.

This hiking tour based in one hotel is assigned our level of hiking ‘Moderate Walking’. On good hiking paths and with a daily walking time of around four hours, you can explore the most beautiful spots and beaches on the island. You return to your familiar comfortable accommodation every day and let the evening end according to your wishes on the picturesque island of Santorini.

Itinerary at a glance

Marvel at the black Kamari Beach, the Red Beach, or Profitis Elias as the highest mountain on the island! After your hikes, enjoy the sunsets with views of the typical blue and white houses, such as in Fira or Oia.

Arrival at Santorini and transfer to Kamari. A chance to explore this little village located at the Aegean Sea with a black beach.

In Kamari you start your ascent onto Mount Mesa Vouno, where you can visit the ruins of the archeological site of Old-Thira. After that you descend to Perissa, best-known for the black sandy beach and traditional taverns. Return journey either by fishing boat or by bus, you choose.

After a short bus journey to Fira you walk along the caldera via Imerovigli towards Oia. Every step you take you have the most spectacular picture postcard motives and stunning views. Once in Oia, we recommed you take time to explore this romantic little village, before you take the bus back to your hotel.

In the morning transfer onto the highest mountain of the island, Mount Profitis Elias. From here you walk along a fabulous path with amazing views all the way to the traditional village of Pyrgos, where you have the option of visiting the medieval castle ruins. The route takes you back to Kamari via Mesa Gonia. Do not forget to pay the oldest church on the island, Panagia Episkopi, a visit.

From Pyrgos you walk past the island’s vineyards to Vlychada, where you can marvel at the breathtaking views of pumice stone formations. We recommend you take a plunge into the refreshing waters before returning to your hotel.

The start of this tour is the town of Akrotiri, which was buried by several volcanic eruptions, and we highly recommend a visit to the excavation sites. From here the route leads you across the ‚Red Beach’, offering a fabulous photo backdrop, towards the lighthouse. Errected in 1811 at the southernmost cape, it still offers seafareres a safe passage and visitors alike a stunning view onto the Aegean Sea. Transfer to Kamari.

After a short boat ride to Korfos harbour, you begin your ascent to Manolas, an authentic village still unspoilt by tourism. Then across country over to Akrillia, a now deserted village with cave dwellings and a beautiful old church. After that you walk along the only road of the island to Riva harbour, from where you take the ferry back to Kamari.

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Route information

Moderate Walking

You walk on nice hiking paths along the coast and in the highland. For the hiking tours with walking times up to 6 hours through rocky terrain a good basic fitness level and surefootedness is required. Longer tours can be shorted by optional transfers. There is always plenty of time left, to enjoy the stupendous bays and cultural sights in peace and quiet.

Prices & Dates

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Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Overnight stay in hotel Matina 3***
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Transfers according to the program
  • Transfers from/to airport or ferry port Santorini
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline


  • For half board dinner (multi course)

Arrival / Departure

  • Airport Santorini or Athens. From Piräus by ferry (www.gtp.gr) to Santorini in approx. 7 hours.
  • By plane also onto other islands of the Cyclades possible, i.e. Crete or Rhodes and then by ferry to Santorini.
  • Organised transfer to the start hotel and return transfer to the airport or ferry port at the end of the tour. Transfers are included in the price.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.
  • Bus or ferry fares not included, approx. EUR 35 per person.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

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