Santorini - Santorini, Fira, the Heart and Soul of the Island

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Santorini, Fira, the Heart and Soul of the Island

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(271 reviews)
Fira, santorini , Santorini, Greece
45 mins

About the tour

Discover Santorini through a tour in Fira, the island's capital and most important village. Fira is perched on the edge of an impressive cliff of 260m high and offers a splendid panorama over the submerged volcano, still active today. Explore the cobbled streets, and admire the fusion of the characteristic Cycladic architecture featuring white cubical houses and blue-domed churches and the colorful Venetian architecture. You will learn about the volcanic eruption that happened thousands of years ago and shaped Santorini as we know it today. You will get to see, layer upon layer of red volcanic rock forming a visual demonstration found nowhere else on earth. Panos will take you on a walk at the edge of the cliff, overlooking the villages that look like they are hanging in the air and the caldera of Santorini. He will also share his passion and deep knowledge of local products and the unique wines of Santorini that owe their characteristic flavors to the island's volcanic soil. Take in the breath-taking views and feel the most iconic Greek island's ambiance through this truly unique virtual tour.

Meet Athens Insiders

Athens Insiders

Our philosophy is to provide experiential tours and activities - live or virtual - that engage travelers in a unique and entertaining way. We are committed to sharing our “insider” knowledge and give our guests the opportunity to look below the surface and see Greece through our eyes, as we know and love it. Our ultimate objective is for our guests to have a fabulous time while discovering Greece’s history, culture and way of life. Meet our Guides: Nota, archaeologist and licensed tour guide from 2013. A wonderfully enthusiastic and inspiring professional guide, Nota has escorted many guests in Athens over the years and received high praise. Not only has she led numerous tours around Athens, she is internationally accomplished having led tours throughout mainland Greece and the Greek Islands, across the Aegean Sea including Asia Minor, as well as Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia. Born and bred in Athens, Nota has been travelling to Turkey for many years, captivated by its multicultural history and the warm local hospitality. With a degree in Archaeology and Art History and post-graduate studies in Byzantine Archaeology (at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris), she is a specialist in Byzantine art, architecture and history. She has excavated and surveyed at a number of sites in Cappadocia and elsewhere in Turkey, and at sites in Greece, ranging from the island of Kos to central Athens. Alongside her academic studies, she has worked for a specialist Byzantine photo-library in Paris and for a number of cultural institutions. A native Greek-speaker, she is fluent in English and French (and is picking up Turkish too) and puts her language skills to use as a freelance translator and editor. Nota likes nothing better than exploring Greece’s ancient sites in good company and sharing her passion and knowledge of history, arts, culture and landscapes of Mediterranean with her guests. Sissy, archaeologist and licensed tour guide. As an archaeologist, Sissi has participated in a large number of excavations all over Greece, while she is currently finishing her PhD on ancient Greek sculpture, studying more specifically god Apollo and his family. She is deeply interested, and focuses on her tours in the ancient Greek religion, society structure, mythology and philosophy searching for the inner meanings of human existence, through an amazing journey in time.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Santorini with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Santorini. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Corinne W.

07 April 2021

Fantastic tour. Some lovely opportunities for postcards and Panos gives lots of information about beautiful Santorini. I have done the tour a couple of times and could never tire of the view. Panos is very knowledgeable and gives ample time to take postcards and ask questions etc.

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05 April 2021

Great tour of Santorini!

Catherine W.

04 April 2021

A very enjoyable tour with lots of interesting facts given. I spent hours reading about the Santorini eruption and it's various impacts around the world. Now I know it's good for diving, snorkeling and hiking as well as being beautiful, I will definitely be visiting soon. 😊

April ..

03 April 2021

I really enjoyed the beautiful tour by Panos in Santorini!

Sabine S.

03 April 2021

This tour had everything that makes a tour great: interesting destination, knowledgeable guide with a voice I could listen to for much, much longer than just an hour, perfect timing for a fantastic sunset and many postcard oportunities. Thank you very much for this wonderful experience!

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