I am Efi and I am an officialy licensed guide that performs tours in Santorini island.
Being an official guide is not only having the license to perform tours and being able to enter all historical monuments and archaeological sites. It is the actual knowledge of true heritage and history that allows official guides to respect a country fully by transmitting the actual information to the visitors. These values along with the experiences throughout the years has led to a creation of a team fully equipped to perform official tours in a proper way by actual professionals.
I have performed many tours in Greece and around Europe for the past 21 years I have been working with cruise ships, shore excursions, incentive tours, V. I. P. s and individual tours. During these years of work a strong bond was created with the island of Santorini and I decided to become a permanent resident. This magical feeling is what I want my guests to feel.
I am fluent in English, German and Greek and can offer tailor-made tours as well.
I will accompany you during your visit in Santorini and show you its magnificent history, tradition and breathtaking views as they should be shown in order for you to actually see the magical island of Santorini.
Along all this time and experience eventually Santorini Official Guides was created to support your needs and provide the best travel experiences on the island…
Welcome to Santorini!
Explore the Secret Gems of Santorini.
Santorini Highlight Tour with Traditional Food and Wine Tasting (2 to 10 Guests). Duration: 5.30 Hours.
Santorini Caldera – Oia – Blue Dome Church – Prophet Ilias – Wine tasting. Feel and Taste the Highlights of the island with a private guide. Traditional Food and Wine Tasting is included in the price.
Santorini Excursion (4 to 12 Guests). Duration: 5.30 Hours
Santorini Caldera – Oia – Blue Dome Church – Prophet Ilias – Black Sand Beach of Perissa. Discover the Highlights of the island with a private guide. Experience the best Santorini has to offer.
Endulge Yourself and Your Loved Ones to the Wild Beauty of the Island.
Santorini Private Tour Guide for Groups (7 to 17 Guests) Duration: 6 Hours.
Are you a party of over six but you want a Santorini Private Tour Guide and a Tailor Made Private Tour for you only. This is the tour for you.
Santorini Attractions for Groups (7 to 17 Guests) Duration: 4.5 Hours
Are you a party of over six? Do you want to enjoy the IMPRESSIVE SANTORINI tour as a team? Santorini Attractions is the same tour for larger groups.
Feel the Island. Discover the History. Be everywhere.
Passage Through Time (2 to 6 Guests). Duration: 3 hours
Step back in time by experiencing a guided tour into the Ancient Site of Akrotiri, one of the most important prehistoric settlements dated back to the Bronze Age. See the History Unfold Before Your Eyes
IMPRESSIVE SANTORINI (2 to 6 Guests): Duration: 4.5 Hours
Santorini, Oia, Prophet Ilias, Wine Tasting, Fira. Feel and Taste the Hilights of the island with a private guide It will leave you speechless
SANTORINI MADE TO PLEASE (2 to 6 Guests) Duration: 6 Hours.
Nothing is more pleasing than a Santorini Custom Made Tour especially for you… The best way to explore the island!
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Looking at the pictures on the web set high expectations for us and the reality was much better. We booked a private your and Efi was our guide. We could not have been happier with the tour and service that Efi provided us. Her knowledge and information was great.
Efi was very knowledgeable about all the locations and even provided us with a guided tour of ancient Akrortiri, which was absolutely amazing
Efi, you were delightful!! This fabulous lady is full of energy, enthusiasm and knowledge and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. My husband was keen on purchasing some Greek wine – no trouble. Efi took us where we needed to go and joined us at a fabulous winery where we enjoyed good wine, food and company. Thank you Efi.
We just came back from a wonderful trip through Santorini! The scenery, the history, the beaches, the food everything was superbe! Thank you so much for a unforgettable vacation that wouldn’t be complete without the guiding skills, care and humor of our guide Efi.
We can’t even begin to say enough about our family holiday to Santorini with Efi as our private guide. Having Efi allowed us to sit back, relax and enjoy the island without travel worry. She was so personable and more than willing to share stories of Santorini, the history and find interesting places she knew that we will be amazed…
I want to express my gratitude for the beautiful time that I had in this tour. All visited places were very interesting and most of them were awesome and gorgeous, the dynamic landscaped and the impressive architecture in each location is beautiful.
I wanted to thank you for the morning you spent with me and my mom at Santorini. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and felt grateful to be directed toward views that we were looking for. We will certainly be in touch on our next trip.
Effi was our host, & provided us with all we could of wished for in our short 5 hours of the beautiful Santorini. We highly recommended her as a personal guide for your visit.
Efi gave us a grand tour of beautiful Santorini, hitting the highlights so we could focus on what we wanted to delve deeper into the remainder of our stay. The fact that she is an accomplished photographer herself and sent us home with great shots of us in many places was an added bonus. I would highly recommend her for anyone visiting this island.
Awesome day with Efi. She is very friendly, warm and very organise. Picked up us on time at the gate of the cable car, she is also very helpful.
My friend and I had a wonderful time touring the Island with Efi. She was very knowledgable and catered the tour especially for us. At the end she gave us these beautiful books about Santorini. She was a pleasure to be around and learn from.
Since these are some common enquiries, here you are…
If you decide to extend the tour beyond the agreed duration you definitely can do it but you need to ask me about the day of the tour.
A private tour focuses on your own needs, wishes and demands , organized just for you, your family or your friends and that is why it include mostly up to 6 guests in total.
If your group is larger than that, I can always organise the transportation with a van/bus.
Depending on the tour it is usual 3 to 6 hours. But you can always customize a tour.
I offer my tours in English, German, and Greek. We also can accomodate French Spanish or Italian.
If you are coming on a cruise ship, we will meet at the top of the cable car station. If you are staying in Santorini, then the tour can start and end at your preferred location. however, I will be holding a sign with your name on
Yes! We’ve got you covered! You can feel safe to book a tour with us.
We offer a very guest friendly Cancellation and Refund Policy.
You can read more about the Cancellation and Refund Policy here
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Why I need a Santorini licensed Tour Guide? A Santorini licensed Tour Guide can make the difference. Santorini is not only an island with majestic view. As most of the Greek Regions is a living part of history! More than 3000 years of history are layered and packed o this small island! If the nature of the tour is that the guide is ‘interpreting the cultural and natural heritage of an area’, Greece requires the guide have a guiding license. Are there any unlicensed guides? Yes! There are. As far as you are not going to visit any cultural and natural heritage location you can rely on the services of a common guide. The definition follows the European standard for tour guiding (CEN) is a person giving tours such as best nightlife spots, shopping tour fashion tour restaurant tour etc. This kind of guides does not require a license. But is these the only things you want to see in Santorini? What is a Licensed Tourist Guide? Licensed Tourist Guides are the only professionals permitted to conduct tours in all sites and museums within a city. Licensed guides are required in those areas where the local authorities state that one of them is mandatory. To become a Licensed Tourist Guide, candidates must pass an examination given by the local public tourist authorities.
5 Things to Do in Santorini Random tips from the Santorini Bucket list The Greek island of Santorini (Thira) is in the southern Aegean Sea and actually consists of a group of islands. Though the complex is still an active volcano, it is most commonly known for it’s brilliant blue roofs. Keep in mind that there are so many more things to do in Santorini than marvel at the domed buildings. These are 5 Things to Do in Santorini but there are not the only. Santorini Winery Introduction Tour Santorini’s wine is excellent, the wineries are lovely, and the people exceptional pleasant. It’s a fun and easy manner to peer the island far away from the caldera. An excursion is the satisfactory way of exploring multiple vineyards and wineries. Hike the Volcano The island inside the middle of the caldera is Nea Kameni and in which you’ll find the island’s active volcano and the top factor of interest in Santorini. The crater is 130 meters up and takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to. The Visitor will discover Sulfur vents along the walk. The best way to get here is through doing a volcano boat tour or hiring a chartered boat. Discover the Ancient Akrotiri You need to see the village left behind after the devastating volcanic eruption that made the island uninhabitable for decades. The site is very well done and I highly recommend getting a guide to show you around the site and discuss the history of the island, the eruption, and the following destruction. Sometimes there can be guides waiting at the entrance but it’s better to book an official licensed tour guide in advance. Fine Dining with a Spectacular View The food is often better when you go to a restaurant without a view. But regardless, you have to have dinner with a view of the caldera at least one night while in Santorini. Watch the Sunset in Oia Reserve a sunset view table on one of the terraces or just get a bottle of wine and hang out on the cliffs of Oia watching the sun set. But be aware! Oia’s Sunset fame is global. So you will not be alone! If you haven’t hired a guide it may be impossible to find a taxi back to Fira or Imerovigli but there are extra buses waiting for the crowds after the sunset so there’s often no wait.
If you need 10 reasons why Santorini (a.k.a. Thira island) is one of the most beautiful places in the world: submerged volcanoes, cave-houses, volcanic black beaches, whitewashed cubic houses hanging above the caldera, photogenic villages, infinity terraces, black lava stone, numerous blue dome tiny churches built wisely in the volcanic ash, unprotected, nowadays, medieval castles, a REALLY Deep Blue Sea So, Santorini is not just a perfect vacation location… It can be Your Personal Playground to Create and Direct your own travel documentary masterpiece But in order to take a full scoop you may need an official licenced guide to help you build your Dream Tour. But let’s not call it exactly a tour! It’s rather a calling to fuse parts of history to your own adventure. You have the raw meterials, we help you fuse them to something unique! Earthly energy enhanced by the volcano the most renowned product of the island: wine, breeze of the Aegean sea, unforgettable colours of the sunset, the sunlight and the deep blue of the Cyclades, the mystery related to the legend of the Lost Atlantis conveyed through the philosophical dialogues of Plato, the friendly and hospitable locals all these pieces compose one of the most astonishing puzzles of the world, a nature’s masterpiece! Contact us and Let us make you feel like a local! NOTE from our Guide: the tour is private so I am flexible to customise the itinerary for any last minutes changes according to your needs and mood of that day. Book a Tour Now
Santorini is a unique place in many ways. Numerous articles have been posted about Santorini Sunset, videos and photos illustrate its astonishing beauty. As a result, all these bring the Aegean island to the top of the summer destination surveys worldwide. Indeed, the iconic photo of the caldera as the sun dips into the sea, makes everybody dream of Santorini. And we can assure you: it’s not the result of a photo editing software! In reality, the Santorini Sunset is even better! So be prepared for a record of ‘likes’ as soon as you post your sunset photos in social media! … but hey, Santorini’s sunset is far more than an opportunity for an impressive photo that make your friends jealous! It’s a memorable experience that captivate your soul forever. We have watched the sunset from the most famous view point of the island: the legendary picturesque village of Oia. Words are not enough to describe the scenery: The whitewashed small houses, climbing on the volcanic rock, The islets opposite us, The serene sea shimmering under the Mediterranean sun … and Slowly, the sun is getting closer to the horizon. Santorini Sunset is not just a thing, it’s a ritual Nature’s paint brush fills the sky with colors: yellow, orange, pink, red, purple. Some people start to clap, others remain silent, absorbing the beauty of the moment. Most noteworthy, they have come from all over the world to live this amazing experience as if it was a ritual. Actually, Santorini’s Sunset is a ritual. Consequently, Sunset time finds literally all Santorini visitors in streets, plateaus and private courtyards. All these view spots act as a garrison where they can enjoy one of the most stunning sunsets in the world. For those who would like to escape the crowded Oia, there are other idyllic places, offering a more intimate sunset approach. Furthermore, the guys of Santorini Official Guides have promised to show me all in my next visit to the island this summer. Therefore, my new photo gear is looking forward too! See you in Santorini! Editor: Mary Grigoriadou is a professional Greek travel journalist and photographer, having visited more than 46 countries and lived in Switzerland and UK during her Master degrees in tourism and sports. In addition to this post you can Read more about Santorini Island at wikipedia