Hello travelers! In today’s #ExperienceOfTheWeek, we’re traveling to magical Santorini, one of the most popular Greek islands in the last couple of years. Are you wondering if all of those Instagram-famous spots are really that breathtaking? Let’s read what Stella, the founder of Kallisti Tours, has to say about this incredible place.
Q1: Hi Stella, how are you doing?
Hi there! I’m fine, thank you! We try our best to make every guest’s experience an unforgettable one.
Q2: Tell us more about Kallisti Private Tours. Where did the idea come from and what has changed since the beginning?
Kallisti Tours team of guides and chauffeurs are all qualified professionals who have been uniquely selected for their personality, enthusiasm, and vast knowledge of Santorini and Greece.
Our experienced chauffeurs are fully licensed in accordance with Greek law, while our award-winning tour guides are acclaimed for being the best in their areas of specialty – a winning combination.
Our products and services are a result of long business experience and an enthusiastic professional team. We provide a wide range of daily guided scheduled tours and outdoor activities that help you experience most of Santorini’s amazing highlights. We essentially design tours for couples, families, and small groups.
Q3: Santorini is an amazing destination and I bet there are dozens of things to show to fellow travelers, right?
Santorini has been called several things over the ages — including Kallisti, meaning “The Most Beautiful One” — and it’s an appropriate description of an island with high cliffs set around a volcanic caldera in the azure Aegean Sea.
Fira, the capital, is an enchanting mix of Venetian and Cycladic buildings set into steep cliffs, which you can often climb by cable car or donkey. Meanwhile, Oia’s whitewashed walls and blue domes show off one of the most famous and beautiful sunsets in Europe.
On a guided tour, these towns reveal Santorini’s charm, which also extends to the sea. Take a boat tour to experience the volcanic island of Nea Kameni, the hot springs of Palia Kameni, and the ancient lighthouse Akrotiri. There are beaches of many colors to enjoy onshore excursions: white, red, and even the black beaches of Perissa and Kamari.
More private tours take visitors to traditional villages such as Megalochori and Pyrgos. The highest point on the island is the Monastery of Prophet Elias, and it’s a popular spot on guided tours for its views. Of course, no outing would be complete without sampling the Santorinian wine, distinctive for its minerality courtesy of the volcanic soil—sip while touring the wineries where each bottle was made.
Q4: Your selection of experiences is literally endless and I feel like everyone should try them all. What are the most popular activities among travelers who come to you?
At Kallisti Tours, we are proud of the service we offer and the comments we receive from our visitors. We believe that it is the little details that separate a good tour from a very special experience.
We love sharing our passion for Santorini’s culture, unique landscapes, and breath-taking views with all who visit us. Let us be your personal guide through one of the most wonderful places in the Aegean Sea. A complete package! The most popular tour in Santorini, the “Santorini Private Sightseeing Tour” takes you on a scenic trip to the top attractions in one day. Specially designed for first time travelers to make the best use of their limited time on the island. Our main goal is to ensure that our precious guests leave our island having enjoyed the best possible experience.
Q5: Today many people travel and plan their itineraries on their own, especially in well-known destinations such as Santorini. Why would you recommend booking one of your experiences to our travelers?
We will let you explore hidden places that you wouldn’t discover on your own. Let Kallisti Tours guide you in Santorini and show you this beautiful island through the eyes of a local. Either it is on a private tour in Santorini or a shore excursion, a guided tour for senior tourists, or for families with young children, a tour or an exploration off the beaten paths, Kallisti Private Tours are here to make your vacation memorable and ultimately enjoyable.
Customize your own itinerary, explore as you wish, and see all that the island has to offer. Experience the romantic charm of Santorini according to your interests on a private tour with your own dedicated driver/guide.
Q6: Last but not least, what is your favorite spot around Santorini that you’d take your friends to see or experience? Tips from a true local are always worth it 🙂
Santorini does not only offer an amazing view of the caldera, the volcano, and unique sunsets. There is so much more in Santorini: its beautiful old villages are full of stories you’ll be delighted to hear. Its Venetian castles “carry” their history with them, while the beautiful, pure black-lava, sandy beaches around the island lead into the Aegean sea.
Santorini’s traditional taverns offer delicious local dishes, and its agriculture cannot find to be found anywhere else. The island’s churches and chapels are built into the Volcanic rocks. These are only some of the must-sees in Santorini, and we are here to guide you to each sight and place, making sure your tour is interesting and fun.
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