The COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions reduced tourist travel to Santorini in 2020 and 2021. However, with the threat now receding, the island is ramping up its tourist activities again, with Santorini Best Tours leading the charge. 

Santorini Best Tours is a longstanding tour operator on the island. It offers local tours that take travelers off the beaten track to some of the quieter, less touristy areas of the island. 

Tour types include private guided tours, shore excursions for cruise travelers, drives around the island with a local English-speaking driver, group and semi-private tours, private transfers to any point on the island, and catamaran tours, all with English-speaking guides. Santorini Best Tours’ goal is to introduce visitors to as much of the island as possible while also keeping them safe. 

“We are among the top tour operators on the island,” a company spokesperson said. “We are a local agency, so we know all the hidden gems and non-populated places to go.”

As travel throughout Europe returns to normal, the number of people visiting Santorini is set to increase dramatically. The island offers unique beauty – both because of its architecture and geology – as well as good weather year-round. People arrive from all over the world to visit its historical villages and incredible sea views. The blue-domed churches, whitewashed houses and narrow paved alleyways are highly photogenic and characteristic of the local Cycladic architecture. Santorini has been repeatedly voted one of the world’s best tourist destinations. 

Santorini tours introduce tourists to many of the most photographed and famous spots on the island, including Fira Town, picturesque Oia village, Red Beach, which feels like walking on the surface of Mars, and Akrotiri, a Cycladic Bronze Age settlement with considerable archaeological significance.

As for safety, Santorini Best Tours says that that is improving. “The COVID-19 situation appears to be receding,” said a company spokesperson, “but we are still taking all necessary safety measures to keep people safe.” Handwashing facilities and masks are available for guests who require them. 

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority recently abolished the mandatory Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Vaccinated travelers from the United States and Canada are exempt from additional travel restrictions, provided that they have either a valid vaccination certificate, a recovery certificate valid for 180 days after the date of issuance, a negative PCR test performed 72 hours before departure, or a negative rapid antigen test performed 24 hours before departure.

To learn more about Santorini Best Tours and the types of tours they offer, please visit https://santorinibesttours.com/. To contact the team directly, call +30 228 6304826 or +30 694 1424488, or email info@santorinibesttours.com.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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