Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia
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- Duration: 9 hours
Visit the most acclaimed wine estates on the island of Santorini and sample 12 different wines produced in the local wineries. Learn about the 3,500-year history of wine making on the volcanic island, starting at a vineyard located on the unique soils with traditional basket vines. Hear about the local viticulture that makes Santorini a world heritage site for wine production. Visit 3 distinct wine estates, such as the Argyros estate or Art Space Winery, the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum, Venetsanos Winery or Gavalas Estate Winery. Taste organic wines, such as Nykteri, Assyrtiko, and Vinsanto, with local delicacies including cheese and olives.
Superb trip, we had the most amazing day! Wines were all lovely, locations were beautiful and Maria was so fun and knowledgeable. The tour was really well organised and the transfer arrived exactly on time. Group size was small, with 8 in total which was perfect. We had really nice food to go with the wine at each vineyard. Would absolutely recommend this tour. Thank you Maria!
Learn about the history of winemaking in Santorini and what makes it so unique and famous all over the world. Visit both traditional and modern wineries, and have the chance to witness how Santorinian winemaking has grown throughout time. At each winery, taste different signature wines.
Koutsoyannopoulos hosts important artwork by Greek and foreign artists in its old winery dating back to 1861. In its endeavor to continue the winemaking tradition, the grounds also include a modern winery offering renowned products of high quality. Venetsanos winery provides incredible views over the Caldera and volcanic islands. First built in 1947, take the chance to discover the history and traditions as well as new winemaking techniques. Also visit Roussos, one of the most traditional wineries in Santorini.
Good tour, tasted 10 variety of wines from 3 different vineyard with delicious appetizers.
After pickup from your hotel, board the luxury coach and drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island. Take in an incredible panorama of the entire island of Santorini, and the stunning deep blue of the Aegean. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain, then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel. Make a quick photo stop at Caldera Beach in Akrotiri. Admire the views of the former volcano and learn about the island's fascinating volcanic history. Continue to Red Beach, one of the most famous beaches on the island. Admire this striking beach of black and red volcanic sand, made from the bright red cliffs behind it. The next stop is Perissa Beach, also known as Black Beach. Here there will be plenty of free time to go swimming in the sea or have lunch at one of the Greek tavernas facing the beach. Continue to Emporio, where you wi...
The tour around the island was insightful and covered a lot. It is a good way to see the island before going to explore yourself. The wine tasting was good and the guide was very informative and entertaining. Sunset at Oia was stunning, however it is a place that can become extremely busy, especially when people try to leave. Bear this in mind if needing to get back to the coach for the drive home.
Take this 4.5-hour tour of the Santorini countryside and visit the most distinct wineries of the island. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from Santorini and Greece. Winemaking on Santorini dates back more than 3,000 years, and the tour covers the most traditional cellars of the island, starting at a vineyard on the black volcanic soils. Stroll through the unique basket vines, learning about the local viticulture that makes vine-growing in Santorini respected worldwide for its distinctive means of production. Learn the island's history through its winemaking as you move between 3 different wineries, all acclaimed by international experts. Taste the major wine styles of Santorini, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and Vinsanto. You will also be introduced to renowned Greek wine styles, all accompanied by local cheeses. Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop off is included on this ...
Our guide Dora was SO KNOWLEDGEABLE! She was a wonderful host and her love for Santorini and their wines was evident. She was also very professional and handled an unruly tour guest inthe best way possible! The wineries we visited and the wines were fabulous and the food and views were amazing! One of the best parts of our time in Santorini.
Explore three estate wineries on this wonderful small group 'Santorini Wine Roads' package tour with a maximum of 10 participants. Accompanied by the accomplished sommelier, Vaios Panagiotoulas and his team, you will learn about the soil and microclimate, the indigenous grape varietals and cultivating techniques, and more – all tailored to your level of wine knowledge – as you sip on dry white wines. Moving from one winery to the next, you also have a chance to see the biggest part of the island, pull over to visit a vineyard, and see how the vines are grown in the kouloura method for protection from the strong winds and harsh summer sun. Enjoy a unique tasting of distinctive volcanic wines in the wineries.
We really enjoyed this! The wine and history was fantastic, as was our guide Elsa. It was a fun way to meet other travelers (our group was 4 people in total). We would highly recommend this!
Taste a variety of the fine wines of Santorini on a 4-hour wine tour of the island, visiting 3 Santorini wineries, and enjoying a Santorini sunset at your final stop. Sample as many as 12 different varietals, including wines made from the indigenous Assyrtiko grape. Learn about the island’s unique viticulture that produces some of the most crisp and seductively sweet wines in the Mediterranean. Explore a volcanic vineyard, visit wine cellars, and enjoy a platter of local delicacies to accompany the wine. The itinerary for the Sunset Wine Tour includes visits to the Boutari Winery or Estate Argyros and finally to the Venetsanos Winery, where you’ll enjoy both the wines and the sunset views.
It was a great experience with great food (very pleasantly surprised) and great wine. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we liked the wineries so much we went back to one of them the next day. The transportation was very nice and on time and we would gladly recommend this to anyone who wants to see some cool areas of the island.
Head to a winery with a difference—the Santorini Wine Museum and family winery in one. Benefit not only from a wine tasting, but also a visit to the museum in the old cellars to learn more about Santorini’s wine traditions. Explore the wine museum, a carved labyrinth contained inside a 300-meter long cave eight meters below the ground. Check out historical exhibits and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker on a Greek island from the 1600s onwards, including peeks at rare machinery and tools Enjoy the museum for 40 minutes with an audio guide available in 14 languages or guidebook available in 22 languages. Then head to the winery of the Koutsoyannopoulos family, who offer 4 generations of winemaking knowledge. Be treated to an hour-long tasting, with 4 of the best wines made at the winery in a specially made wine-tasting area. Taste wines such as an Assyrtiko (white),...
Excelent experience, interesting museum and delicious wines. I certenlly recommend a visit.
Start your tour with a visit to Venetsanos Winery, which is located in the most breathtaking location, offering incredible views over the caldera and volcanic islands. Have the chance to discover its unconventional structural design, constructed from above and moving downwards before tasting three of its exceptional wines. Continue with the wine museum in Mesa Gonia and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker here. This one of a kind museum happens to be nestled in a cave, a natural labyrinth eight meters below ground and 300 meters long, twenty one years of hard work of the Koutsogiannopoulos Family. Learn about the stages of the winemaking process including ploughing in the vineyards, and then harvesting, stomping , and weighing of the grapes, about the range of machinery necessary to make wine all the way through to what is used today. Refresh your palate by tasting the f...
Lily was passionate and a fabulous local host who had all the hookups! She even yelled to her mom and her literal mom walked out and waived to us while we were walking from a winery in her village, can’t get much more local than that! Sunset bars in Oia can be chaotic and she made us feel pleasantly pampered, we had front row seats! She let us stop for snacks and we all had such a blast. I will say they didn’t notify us of our pickup until I emailed, which was weird with Get Your Guide and they didn’t know our hotel etc., so make sure they get that sorted out prior, emailing or calling was easy but it stresses us out a bit when we thought we had to walk 40 mins to catch our ride.
Wander through the white cobblestone streets of Santorini’s capital, Fira, for a guided tour that will feature jewelry shops, donkey roads, a scenic cable car ride, and wine tasting. Begin your tour in front of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, which sits atop a cliff and offers breathtaking views. Explore the old town with your guide, admiring the beautiful jewelry in shop windows as you stroll down Gold Street. Walk along part of Santorini’s famous donkey roads, once used by the locals to transport goods and reach other parts of the island. Take in the panoramic views during a 5-minute ride in an aerial lift from the top of the volcanic caldera down to a small picturesque port. Get an up-close look at the edge of the caldera as you make your way toward the renowned blue domed church in Firostefani. Savor the traditional wines you’ll stop to taste at the local market while discovering...
Start the tour at the ancient theater of Milos, located on the east side of the narrow Gulf of Milos. This structure is nestled amongst the modern villages of Tripiti and Klima, and looks down upon the largest natural port in the Mediterranean. Pass by the location where the Venus of Milos statue was discovered which now graces the museum of Louvre in Paris. Visit the catacombs of Milos, the 2nd most remarkable pre-Christian catacombs worldwide (following those of Rome) which helped to proclaim Milos as a Holy Island and World Pilgrimage Center in 2014. Right after, explore the traditional village of Klima and see the colorful syrmata boat houses which decorate the shoreline next to the light green sea. Visit the folklore and archaeological museum in Plaka, the capital of the island. Learn about the history and the traditional life of then islanders before taking a stroll through the v...
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Great opportunity to see various vineyards. Host was knowledgeable and the wines were tasty. There is various meats, cheese and breads to pair with the wines so don’t eat a huge lunch right before as we did! Good brief history of the wines and the right level of information and letting the guests speak amongst each other.
Absolutely no regrets from booking this tour! Maria was our guide and she was amazing! Her family history to Thira/Santorini made the experience more personable and better than we expected. The final winery was timed perfectly with the sunset, and they provided a blanket to my wife when it started to get cold afterwards.
We had a great, almost private tour as there were only four of us. Many thanks to Christina and Nikos, you did a great job. Since we were only in Santorini for 2 days, the tour was perfect
Andrew was the absolute best!! And we have done a ton of wine tours in Napa. He was So knowledgeable, accommodating and funny. Would 100% recommend! Loved all the history he provided too.
Very enjoyable! Gregory was an excellent tour guide with a lot of useful and interesting information about wine and about Santorini in general. Highly recommend.