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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
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

8 days itinerary Santorini

Day 1: Arrival on Santorini
Arrival at Santorini airport and transfer to our hotel Anemomilos in Ia village or to one of our partner hotels in Acrotiri village. Group dinner in the evening.
Acc.: Nice family run hotel in the most beautiful village of Santorini - Ia. Alternative hotels in Acrotiri village.
Day 2: Caldera walking
Spectacular walk along the caldera from Fira to Oia
Acc.: Hotel in Ia or Acrotiri
Day 3: Visit of the castle of Emporio
Visit of the pittoresque village of Emporio
Acc.: Acc: hotel in Ia or Acrotiri (breakfast, dinner)
Day 4: 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 or Acrotiri
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 or Acrotiri
Day 6: 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 or Acrotiri
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.

Tour code: SAN_PAS
Tour type: Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Group size: 6-8
Duration: 7 nights / 8 days


22-29 Sep 2018
6-13 Oct 2018

Price (p.p.): 1250 €  ? 


  • Accommodation in double room
  • Half-board (in one of the best Taverns in Ia!)
  • All transfers on Santorini
  • Entrance fees

Tour guide:

This tour is offered in cooperation with NatureDiscovery by German photographer Tobias Schorr who also guides most of his trips.
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