they say about us

Views to die for on semi-private excursion

We booked this trip for an afternoon cruise ship visit. Due to high winds and tendering ashore problems we were nearly 2 hours late but with the aid of telephone updates, they were still waiting for us and our trip went ahead as planned. The lady who run Santorini Karavas Travel was amazing and our driver was excellent with good English and local knowledge. He stopped at three panoramic view points which were stunning, and then gave us an hour and a half to explore the incredibly beautiful town of Oia. We then met back at our rendezvous for the return by a different road, arriving back in Thera at sunset.
Altogether a memorable three hours at a very reasonable price compared with the Ship’s shore excursion program.

Best Accessible tour ever!
Jack M

An absolute highlight of our seventeen-day cruise from Rome to Istanbul was our visit to Santorini thanks to Karavas Travel. My wife had polio when she was young and uses a wheelchair and crutches. After seeing pictures of Santorini for years we thought it was cliffs and hills and not accessible.
WE WERE WRONG!! We booked an accessible Santorini tour for our party of four with Karavas Travel and it far exceeded any expectations. Dina assisted us from start to finish explaining the tram system and introduced us to Thomas our tour guide/driver and “do everything” person. We booked the four-hour tour but added on two hours because there was so much to see and visit. This was not a windshield tour! Oia was amazing as we walked around the area, followed by scenic stops and walks overlooking the sea in several directions. We had a great lunch at the Black Beach and then off to the monastery on the top of Santorini, and then the Old Town and a drink. Wonderful tour thanks to Karavas!! Worth every penny or Euro!!

Fantastic tour of Santorini!


We’ve taken a number of tours on our cruise to the Greek islands and this tour of Santorini is by far the best. To start with, the tour vehicle is a 20 person Mercedes and is modern, clean and comfortable. The best part of the tour, however, was our fabulous guide George. George was very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. He took very good care of the group and was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Santorini and of every site we visited. He knows exactly where to go and where to stand to take the best photos and always volunteers to take pics of us by each of the iconic landmarks.
It was a memorable tour and we would gladly and definitely do it again!

Kirsten D

Outstanding customer service! Dina was incredibly helpful and flexible, allowing us to customize our tour based on our interests and abilities. Traveled with my 75-year-old mother with limited mobility. Our driver Tomas was incredibly helpful and considerate, stopping at places where she would be able to walk and not feel like we missed out on anything. Incredible people to work with and I am 100% satisfied with our tour.
Santorini has long been a bucket list item, and it absolutely lived up to my every expectation!
My highest recommendation.

What a memorable birthday in Santorini!

We’re glad we decided to book this tour with you. George, our guide, was competent, thorough, and took good care of us.
We were especially impressed with his solicitous care of the family that needed special assistance.

Really worth doing this accessible tour of Santorini

Brilliant way to see the island. We wouldn’t have been able to see or do half of what we did without your help, thank you. Dina was extremely thoughtful and made us feel so welcome.
Thomas was a great guide, very informative.
A fantastic day, if I could give it 6 stars I would!

Best tour in Santorini!
Alyssa T

This was a spectacular experience. We only had one day in Santorini, but we feel so satisfied. We highly recommend this tour to others! They went above and beyond in making sure we were all comfortable and well-informed.
There were very nice touches as well such as providing cold water and informing us of public restrooms and a great gelato spot with ample time to enjoy all our stops!

Best Tour of Santorini

If you are an older traveler or even disabled and even if you are able bodied, Karavas Travel is the finest tour company you will find. They made it possible for me to view far more sights than I could could have seen otherwise. They cared for me and assisted me every step of the way.
My family was given the opportunity to explore many extraordinary places with breathtaking views.
There is no better tour company to be had!

Beautiful and Magical Santorini...

I booked this tour because I had a limited amount of time in Santorini due to being on a cruise ship. I received great service with a wonderful driver and we got to see Santorini the way we wanted to. Thank you Dina for making my day in Santorini so special.
You are amazing and made my tour so memorable. I appreciate your professionalism, friendliness, and how much you cared about making my day one that I will never forget!
I would highly recommend Santorini Karavas Travel.
Dina and her team are top notch!

Amazing tour
Morgan W

Anna was amazing as a tour guide and Dina was absolutely amazing. Tassos the driver was so sweet and such a safe and amazing driver. The tour was great with AC AND water included. I got to stay at black beach at the end and no problem at all.
Absolutely great!

Accessible Private Tour
Barbara M

We booked a accessible private tour as I am in a wheelchair and this tour was wonderful the knowledge and helpfulness of our driver/tour guide Tomas made the day great to see the areas of Santorini that I would not be able to see on a coach tour.
The last visit was the winery of Argyros Estate and we had great time trying the wines and purchased some to take home maybe or drink in Santorini.

We had the best time

We had the best time!
Chris is a fantastic tour guide and photographer :).
Dena the owner of the company met with us when we arrived to discuss the details of the excursion and what we wanted to do. Santorini is gorgeous and Chris knows all the main spots and added views that we would have never seen! Great time! Plus air conditioned really nice van in between added perk.
Oia is incredible!
Thank you Chris!

Awesome Small Group Tour

Enjoyed this small group tour as compared with busload of people. George our tour guide was excellent, speaks very fluent English, attentive, knowledgeable and fun. He was able to describe each place as well as took our photos. We were able to see everything included in the Itinerary and had time to spare, that otherwise we won’t be able to do on our own due to limited time with the cruise ship.
George and Dina both are outstanding in customer service, highly recommended.

Highly Recommend!!

Our driver Thomas was excellent with the history of the island and Greece. Dina is at the office has long family history on the island. The tour was great!! We got a great view. We are here at first of May. Very small crowds without the boards of cruise ships.
We HIGHLY recommend them for any tour. They also go to the volcano and boat tours.

Perfect day in Santorini!

Our driver took us around the island stopping along the way at the most scenic locations. He was personable and kind, offering to help us out of the car as we are in our 70s.
He also took into consideration our mobility, often dropping us off at one end of the street and picking us up at the other end. He showed us where the locals live – it was perfect for us!

LOVED our Santorini tour

We loved our tour with Aris!
He took us to all the best scenic locales as well as Red Beach, Black Beach and the ancient excavation site. Also recommended a great Greek Taverna for lunch.
Definitely recommend this tour!

Great experience

The entire experience was great. We waited a bit for the last group to show and when they didn’t we got a private tour. The owner also gave us extra time for more sights at no cost. So much could go wrong outside of their control. Cable car delays are possible so always give your self time to get up. What is nice the owner will wait a little and do their best to get everyone on the tour.
The tour itself was great. Great sights beautiful locations and free time to eat.
Highly recommend this tour.

Fantastic experience in Santorini!

I decided to book this tour when I was in Cyprus the day before and am very happy with my decision. Before my cruise arrived at Santorini, I had already received the confirmation email and additional message from Dina regarding the pickup time at 2pm and location despite the last-minute booking with less than 24 hours before the tour. Dina was also very quick in responding to my messages prior to arrival. When we arrived at the top of the cable car station early at around 1:30pm, the driver was already waiting there with a sign that had my name and 2 other passengers’ names.
We stopped briefly at his office on our way walking from the station to the van to use the restroom, in addition to receiving a warm welcome along with a bottled water and a map from Dina. They even had a car seat for my 3-year-old nephew ready to be placed onto the van. The driver was very attentive and provided good information throughout our drive to the 3 scenic stops before arriving at Oja, where we were given almost 2 hours free time to explore on our own.
We couldn’t have had such a great experience during our short stay in Santorini if we hadn’t chosen to travel with such an excellent tour company with great people.

Volcanic beauty

By one of the most beautiful cities I have been in. Would recommend to anyone to go and experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and courteous. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking.

Santorini's Best

George was an excellent tour guide and took us to the best locations on the island!!!
We had just the right amount of free time for a lunch overlooking the water.
A beautiful day!

Awesome Panoramic Blue Shade Tour!

The service was great. We had a late arrival from the ship and they waited for us to get there. They adjusted our time and we saw everything we wanted to see and more. (Dina) and our driver/tour guide were extremely outstanding and accommodating.
We are definitely recommending this tour to our family and friends!

Absolutely stunning tour

Dina met us at the cable car. She was a life saver, letting us use her wifi as we had had disaster back in South Africa. Incredibly kind and professional. Our tour guide Chris was amazing, he spoke perfect English, drove carefully though the winding streets. He took us to stunning sights and took photos of us.
VERY VERY HIGHLY recommended.

Unrivaled customer service!! Our highest possible recommendation for an incredible Santorini experience!!
Scotty D

Flexible, Friendly, Reliable and Knowledgeable!!
We couldn’t have been happier with our experience!! They had car seats waiting for our kids and went the above and beyond to assure we had a great experience. The personalized touches demonstrated customer service excellence that is rare to find nowadays!!
Definitely use this company if you want an incredible Santorini experience!!!

Incredible experience
Bree C

This tour was incredible. The owner of the company went way above and beyond for my daughter and I. They accommodated a last minute change in schedule with no issues at all. The groups were small 6-8 people and vehicles were very comfortable. The driver was excellent and gave us information from start to finish. The price was also excellent.
I would highly recommend this company for any excursion.

Outstanding Experience

Both the tour operator and our driver Thomas provided and outstanding experience. With Thomas we explored the various aspects of the island and were able to enjoy ample amounts of time at our favorite stops. We explored towns and areas off the beaten path of the tourist traps and soaked up Santorini’s rich, natural beauty.
A wonderful day.

Private Driver with Class!
David S

Only way to see Santorini.
We got to see everything you need to see on our private tour in a nice air conditioned van. Started at our hotel in Imerovigli,went through Fira, all way to archaeological site on southern island, lunch and relaxing at Perivolos black beach,stop ay an amazing village with a castle, and finished up north in Oia. Stopped for many pictures. Driver Ares was amazing. Do Santorini in a day and stay away from cruise ship crush.
Allow at least five hours!

Awesome day in Santorini!

Fantastic job Chris!
We were able to just have a private drive with Chris and went to the outlook them Oia for an hour. Later went along coast up to the Monastery and the highest point. We stopped by a winery and witnessed a wedding. We went to Black Beach and then back to the cable car area before returning to the ship.
Great day!

Great experience and value for money

We randomly walked in to their office and Dina sorted us with a fantastic trip out to Oia to see the sunset. She booked as top table at a fab restaurant to view it from. Our driver Sam was knowledgeable and took us to several classic spots for photo ops. He left us to wander and have dinner and picked us up later.
The price was very reasonable for 4 of us and sure beat hiring a car and driving ourselves on these crazy roads.

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