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Pearl of the Aegean

- 8 days walking and study tour on Santorini, Greece -

...We'd like to say a big thank-you to you all for being such excellent companions during our stay on such a wonderful island. Also a special thank-you to Tobias for being such a understanding and helpful guide for a really wonderful week. A. Frazer, October 2010
Little church in OiaRed Beach at Acrotiri Greek SaladRare OrchidReconstruction of an Minoan ship in the museum of the 3-dimensional reconstructions of wall paintings in Thira townOn nearly all tours you will find obsidian pieces that were used as tools 3000 years ago!No accident! Very taste fruit from a tree... :-)Sometimes Tobias discovers rare minerals, like this PyroxeneWaves at the Vlyhada beach. In the background you can see the Christiana volcanoesGreen lake of an former volcanic eruption on Palea Kameni islandThe eagle fresco at ancient TheraArtemidoros sanctuary at ancient Thera
Tour code: SAN_PAS
Tour type: Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Duration: 8 days

Dates:

5-12 Apr 2014
17-24 May 2014
7-14 Jun 2014
27 Sep - 4 Oct 2014
18-25 Oct 2014

Price (p.p.): 1024 €  ? 


Included:

  • Accommodation in double room
  • Half-board (in one of the best Taverns in Ia!
  • All transfers on Santorini
  • Entrance fees
  • VolcanoDiscovery tour guide
  • Information material

Tour guide:

Tobias Schorr

Our friend sails us to a thermal bath is a unknown treasure without mass-tourismLinarite from Athinios harbourBread crust bomb on Nea Kameni volcanic islandThe little chapel Agios Nicolaos on Palea Kameni islandThe Poseidon/Dolphin fresco at ancient TheraMargarita prepairs easter sweets at Acrotiri - so called Meletinia...
A relaxed walking study tour through the volcanic landscape of Santorini island. Normally guided by photographer Tobias Schorr, we have time to take photographs and notice the little details, such as minerals, rare animals and plants and prehistoric remains.
You will have lots of contact with the local people and get to know the true Greek hospitality - Tobias who has lived many years in Greece has many friends on the island and knows the country better than anyone.
As an enthusiastic geology and mineralogy fan, he also makes the tour a great introduction to Santorini's fascinating geologic history and its connection to Ancient (Minoan) and modern culture and history.
  • Nature (many rare kinds of plants & animals)
  • In spring time: Rare orchids!
  • Archaeological sites
  • Volcanological sites
  • Rare minerals
  • Beautiful villages
  • Contact with local people
  • Boat-trip to the active volcano island Nea Kameni and a visit of the active craters

Walking study tour Santorini

Day 1: Arrival on Santorini
Arrival at Santorini airport and transfer to our hotel Anemomilos in Ia village. Group dinner in the evening.
Acc.: : Nice family run hotel in the most beautiful village of Santorini - Ia.
Day 2: Caldera walking
Spectacular walk along the caldera from Fira to Oia
Acc.: : Hotel in Ia
Day 3: The read beach & Acrotiri peninsula
Walking tour from the village Akrotiri to the red beach, along the coast and to the cape of Arotiri.
Acc.: : Hotel in Ia
Day 4: Boat trip to the volcano islands
The most fascinating tour with a private charterd boat to the volcanic islands Nea & Palea Kameni in the centre of the Santorini caldera.
Acc.: : Hotel in Ia
Day 5: From Pirgos to Ancient Thira and Perissa beach
Tour from the village Pyrgos to the highest mountain of Santorini, to the ancient acropolis of Thira and down to the beach of Perisa or Kamari.
Acc.: : Hotel in Ia
Day 6: Pumice gorge & Vlyhada beach
Walking tour over the vine fields, through a gorge and along the coast. A great opportunity for taking photographs!
Acc.: : Hotel in Ia
Day 7: Free day
This day is reserved for relaxing, shopping, bathing or for optional common activities
Acc.: : Hotel in Ia
Day 8: Departure from Santorini
Transfer to the airport Santorini and departure
Acc.: : Hotel in Ia

Arrival info:

This tour starts and ends on Santorini.

Accommodation:

Hotel
Hotel
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
The entrance of the hotel
The entrance of the hotel

Nice family run hotel in the most beautiful village of Santorini Island in Ia. There is also one of the best taverns of Ia at the hotel. It is fully equiped with TV, telephone, air-condition, WC/Shower. A little supermarket ist about 15 m near the hotel and also the bus stop.

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