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Pyrgos Village with Mezes & Wine

Port/City: Santorini, Greece

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours | Cuisine Tours | Beach and/or Water-Related Activities

Approximate Duration:
3 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*89.00 USD (Adult)
*53.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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Shore Excursions
Pyrgos Village with Mezes & Wine - SO05

Embrace the timeless qualities of Greek island life as you enjoy panoramic views, a guided walk in a typical village, and tastings of traditional local specialties and Greek wines at a taverna. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over varying terrain, steep inclines and 30 - 40 steps.
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This half-day guided tour of Santorini features panoramic views, a walking tour of a typical village, and includes samples of traditional local dishes and wine at a tavern.

- Profitis Elias Hill: Photograph the panoramic views over Santorini Island
- Pyrgos Village: Enjoy a walking tour with free time
-A light snack of locally produced wine and mezes is included

Full Description:
Begin your half day adventure with a short tender ride from the ship to the Athinios port to join your coach bound for Pyrgos.

Pyrgos, a small village 8 km south of Fira, was once the island's capital. Today, remnants of the large Venetian fortress overlooking the village testify to its former status. The 18th century monastery of Profitis Ilias stands further inland and provides commanding views over Santorini. The monastery is currently home to one solitary monk and closed to visitors. Have your cameras ready to take photos of both sides of the island.

After your photo stop in the Profitis Ilias area, proceed to the village of Pyrgos with its fine old houses and the remains of a Venetian hilltop castle. Join your guide on a walking tour through the narrow, ascending streets that encircle the village. Your walking tour will conclude at the unique circle-shaped tavern where you can sample local specialties and the magnificent views over Santorini Island. Local dishes served will include tomato fritters, fava puree, cheese pies, meatballs, local cheese, tomatoes, olives, and unlimited wine.

At the conclusion of your time in Pyrgos, the coach will proceed to Fira Town, where you can enjoy free time for sightseeing, shopping or browsing on your own. In Fira, you will receive a ticket to join the cable car independently for descent to the tender port below. Return by tender to the ship which will be anchored offshore.

What to Bring
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
-You will need Euros and/or credit cards for purchases (foreign currencies are not accepted).

What to Wear
-Comfortable walking shoes, hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended.

Important Notes:
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over varying terrain, steep inclines and 30 - 40 steps.
-Guests must be able to walk 0.5 mile in Fira Town on their own in order to reach the cable car station.
-At the end of the tour, there is a distance of uphill walking of approximately 150 yards to Mitropolis church.
-A one way cable car ticket from Fira to the tender loading station is included in the return portion of   your trip. Waiting and queuing time are expected at the entrance to the cable car station.
-Please note that in October and November some stores in Pyrgos area are closed.

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