Santorini Oia Village Excursion Reviews

Visit Oia, a pretty village of pastel-tinted houses set into the cliffside of Santorini’s highest peak. Look for paths in the village that will guide you to one of the two black-sand volcanic beaches.
Village of Oia on your own.
Village of Oia on your own. Very informative tour guide. The village is so picturesque, could not stop taking photos. Saw a lot of country side en rout in the bus. Great tour
Village of Oia on your own. Very informative tour guide. The village is so picturesque, could not stop taking photos. Saw a lot of country side en rout in the bus. Great tour Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A great opportunity to see the white buildings with the blue domes that we all associate with the ...
A great opportunity to see the white buildings with the blue domes that we all associate with the Greek Islands.
A great opportunity to see the white buildings with the blue domes that we all associate with the Greek Islands. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
Speed ferry boats are at the Fira dock as you are tendered in to port.
Speed ferry boats are at the Fira dock as you are tendered in to port. You have time to look around and relax in Ola. Then a bus is provided to take you back to Fira. When there is time to look around. Then pay separately for the cable car ... Read More
Speed ferry boats are at the Fira dock as you are tendered in to port. You have time to look around and relax in Ola. Then a bus is provided to take you back to Fira. When there is time to look around. Then pay separately for the cable car down to Fira port. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bus ride to Oia Village; guide narrative good.
Bus ride to Oia Village; guide narrative good. Once to village; dropped off, on your own. No guide
Bus ride to Oia Village; guide narrative good. Once to village; dropped off, on your own. No guide Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I had visited Fira previously.
I had visited Fira previously. Oia is gorgeous altho very crowded. We walked and walked, admired the views and had a great lunch. Needed more time here.
I had visited Fira previously. Oia is gorgeous altho very crowded. We walked and walked, admired the views and had a great lunch. Needed more time here. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
This excursion was included and the tour was very good.
This excursion was included and the tour was very good.
This excursion was included and the tour was very good. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
5 hours to get tender, board coach, see excursion, walk around capita,l take cable car, get last ...
5 hours to get tender, board coach, see excursion, walk around capita,l take cable car, get last tender before 12.30 nothing but a rush
5 hours to get tender, board coach, see excursion, walk around capita,l take cable car, get last tender before 12.30 nothing but a rush Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
nice bus tour around Santorini, wine tasting, lots of info and history.
nice bus tour around Santorini, wine tasting, lots of info and history. Time in village, we were only ship for a short time, gets very crowded, walked right on cable car. Very pretty village, enjoyed it.
nice bus tour around Santorini, wine tasting, lots of info and history. Time in village, we were only ship for a short time, gets very crowded, walked right on cable car. Very pretty village, enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
OIA was so busy it was awful.
OIA was so busy it was awful. No way to enjoy the place - just herded with the crowd, who only seem to care about photo ops. Skip it and go elsewhere.
OIA was so busy it was awful. No way to enjoy the place - just herded with the crowd, who only seem to care about photo ops. Skip it and go elsewhere. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Oia, Santos Winery and Fira very nice.
Oia, Santos Winery and Fira very nice. Experience would have been better but, our Guide not professional.
Oia, Santos Winery and Fira very nice. Experience would have been better but, our Guide not professional. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Santorini, the quintessential Greek Island you see on all the ads.
Santorini, the quintessential Greek Island you see on all the ads. The stark white churches with blue roofs bathed in sunlight. Except the day we were arrived. It was the first day that it had rained in 5 months. So no sunshine bathed ... Read More
Santorini, the quintessential Greek Island you see on all the ads. The stark white churches with blue roofs bathed in sunlight. Except the day we were arrived. It was the first day that it had rained in 5 months. So no sunshine bathed buildings but some great pics with the same buildings against a very dark black sky. We had book this tour so we could be the first ones in Oi, the village featured in those same ads and it did work. We had the village to ourselves for about 30 in. We even were back on board the ship for lunch. We also missed the very long lines for the chair lift that takes you up and down, to and from Thera to the docks. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Knowledgeable guide and had a chance to sample the local cuisine.
Knowledgeable guide and had a chance to sample the local cuisine. Had a chance to see some of the island during our bus ride to Oia.
Knowledgeable guide and had a chance to sample the local cuisine. Had a chance to see some of the island during our bus ride to Oia. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good but had to be cut short due to time constraints.
Good but had to be cut short due to time constraints. Tour guide was not particularly informative.
Good but had to be cut short due to time constraints. Tour guide was not particularly informative. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Amazing time other than not being able to spend 2 days here due to bad weather.
Amazing time other than not being able to spend 2 days here due to bad weather.
Amazing time other than not being able to spend 2 days here due to bad weather. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
Our guide showed us a few of the sights and then let us wander around the gorgeous streets- it was ...
Our guide showed us a few of the sights and then let us wander around the gorgeous streets- it was very warm when we visited and also very busy - people everywhere all chasing the perfect instagram photo ....did distract from our enjoyment ... Read More
Our guide showed us a few of the sights and then let us wander around the gorgeous streets- it was very warm when we visited and also very busy - people everywhere all chasing the perfect instagram photo ....did distract from our enjoyment of Oia Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
When in Santorini you have to go to the village with the white buildings and blue roofs, right?
When in Santorini you have to go to the village with the white buildings and blue roofs, right? Of course. So that was our only objective. We did an excursion that basically drove us to Oai (long drive; 45 min or so) with about 90 min ... Read More
When in Santorini you have to go to the village with the white buildings and blue roofs, right? Of course. So that was our only objective. We did an excursion that basically drove us to Oai (long drive; 45 min or so) with about 90 min to walk around the village and take pics. Super croweded. But got some beautiful photos. Then the bus took us to the main town. Walked around, ate a gyro, took the 600 step walk down to the ship. Nice day but it seems the same could have been achieved by booking your own transportation and thereby saving a lot of money. There were four of us and the excursion was $320. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun little town.
Fun little town. Very crowded but good for pictures of santorini
Fun little town. Very crowded but good for pictures of santorini Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The guide was good.
The guide was good. We appreciated not having to wait to go up the cable car. There were at least 5 ships in port, so it was very crowded and hot. Waited about 40 mins in the cable car line to go down.
The guide was good. We appreciated not having to wait to go up the cable car. There were at least 5 ships in port, so it was very crowded and hot. Waited about 40 mins in the cable car line to go down. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Off my bucket list.
Off my bucket list. Absolutely as you would see in photos & post cards. Beautiful!!! words do not do it justice. Alleyways, shops, restaurants. But very very busy & we were the only ship in.
Off my bucket list. Absolutely as you would see in photos & post cards. Beautiful!!! words do not do it justice. Alleyways, shops, restaurants. But very very busy & we were the only ship in. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We went to the village of Oia by boat and returned by bus...
We went to the village of Oia by boat and returned by bus... its not easy to get up to the village and it was very busy but absolutley worth it. the cable car back down had a huge queue so we decided to walk... wish i had had runners on ... Read More
We went to the village of Oia by boat and returned by bus... its not easy to get up to the village and it was very busy but absolutley worth it. the cable car back down had a huge queue so we decided to walk... wish i had had runners on because i nearly killed myself in sandals!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
From Oia, Pyrgos and Fira, everything was great.
From Oia, Pyrgos and Fira, everything was great. The lunch in Pyrgos was a blast. We chose to walk from Fira to the port. 600 steps is no joke but it was an experience. Especially moving past the donkeys. Would've liked to have ... Read More
From Oia, Pyrgos and Fira, everything was great. The lunch in Pyrgos was a blast. We chose to walk from Fira to the port. 600 steps is no joke but it was an experience. Especially moving past the donkeys. Would've liked to have the tour shorter so we could've returned to ship for sunset. We saw it from the tender, so it wasn't missed. But would've preferred to view from our balcony. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was supposed to be a 7.5 hours tour but we probably spent 2 hours for traffic, waiting for ...
This was supposed to be a 7.5 hours tour but we probably spent 2 hours for traffic, waiting for others to get ashore. Too many things packed to do in short time. Tour guide didnt seem to care, just kept walking and she only talked to a ... Read More
This was supposed to be a 7.5 hours tour but we probably spent 2 hours for traffic, waiting for others to get ashore. Too many things packed to do in short time. Tour guide didnt seem to care, just kept walking and she only talked to a few guests while ignoring the rest. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
I took the ferry transfer and bus to OAI and then the transfer back to Fira with the cable car.
I took the ferry transfer and bus to OAI and then the transfer back to Fira with the cable car. The ferry gives you a great chance to experience the Caldera. The walk up the incline to get the bus is not easy but its five minutes of pain ... Read More
I took the ferry transfer and bus to OAI and then the transfer back to Fira with the cable car. The ferry gives you a great chance to experience the Caldera. The walk up the incline to get the bus is not easy but its five minutes of pain is worth it. OIA was beautiful and not too crowded. Fira was crowded but there was no line at the cable car. The best view of the sunset was on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The village was quaint and interesting.
The village was quaint and interesting. Found where I could take a picture of the blue roofs. The tour guide was exceedingly unhelpful. She basically walked us to a square and said walk around and meet us back at the bus. OK there were 30 ... Read More
The village was quaint and interesting. Found where I could take a picture of the blue roofs. The tour guide was exceedingly unhelpful. She basically walked us to a square and said walk around and meet us back at the bus. OK there were 30 buses in the parking lot had a very hard time and a bit of a panic trying to find the bus. We were then waiting 20 minutes for another couple who could not find the bus And then half an hour to get out of the parking lot. It was a mess Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Done this before only went to please family, santorini is over rated and very little to do apart ...
Done this before only went to please family, santorini is over rated and very little to do apart from shop. The queue for the lift was long.
Done this before only went to please family, santorini is over rated and very little to do apart from shop. The queue for the lift was long. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International