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What is a Santorini Walking Tour?
Santorini Walking Tours offers recreational walking tour experiences, designed to introduce people to the hidden corners of Santorini. They are planned around the average traveler, but we have made sure to include information, sites and places of interest that she or he could not have access to easily. Our tours combine walking with sightseeing, intended to take you to off the beaten path places, revealing the true identity of Santorini. While the schedule of each tour is prearranged, there is always the flexibility to make changes according to your requests and needs. We believe that travelling and touring should be flexible, and we adapt each tour so that it exposes you to the right amount of our tour’s success ingredients. Fun, culture, and scenery have been carefully blended in the mix, but we are always open to other elements and to your suggestions.
Are children allowed on your tours?
We only allow travelers above the age of 14 on our small group tours. Travelers of all ages can participate only on our private tours.
When are the tours conducted?
Santorini Walking Tours operates throughout the year. Keeping your well-being and maximum enjoyment in mind, our tours are conducted weather and conditions permitting, and starting time might vary. Santorini Walking Tours has the right to amend or cancel a tour due to adverse weather conditions.
Do the tours run every day?
We run our tours daily, depending on a variety of factors like: weather conditions, sites’ opening times, season of the year and more. Feel free to let us know when and which tour you would like to have, and we will provide you with all our available options.
Terrain, Equipment & Rating
What shall I bring with me?
Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and standard walking apparel, depending on the season and the weather. Carrying one litre of water is also necessary, and so is wearing sunscreen. A walking stick is also advisable since it will provide you with better support on slopes or narrow steps. If you plan to swim in the sea (in tours offering this option) please bring a towel and a swimsuit. Feel free to let us know, if you would like us to provide any of the above items.
What is the terrain like?
Santorini is a volcanic island, offering a fascinating variety of walking surfaces. In many cases there are rocky steps, and the terrain is occasionally steep or uneven. The ground ranges from soft soil to big rocks, and from black sand to light pumice. Our tours are not suitable for people with walking difficulties, strollers and wheelchairs.
How difficult are Santorini Walking Tours?
Our tours are conducted at a comfortable pace and cover anywhere between 4 to 10 kilometers (2.5 to 6 miles). They are of low to moderate difficulty, and the elevation gain ranges anywhere between 100 to 400 meters (330 to 1300 feet). They are all geared towards the average active traveler, and are designed to be relaxing yet dynamic. While we could shorten them if need be, you will enjoy them more if you have a moderate level of fitness.