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Santorini: Greek Wine Tasting Experience with 3 Winery Visits & Transfer

1. Santorini: Greek Wine Tasting Experience with 3 Winery Visits & Transfer

Discover Santorini's wine culture on a guided wine-tasting tour. Visit 3 traditional wineries, sample as many as 12 different wine varieties paired with local delicacies, and enjoy the convenience of a pickup and drop-off service from your accommodation. Explore volcanic vineyards and distinctive wine cellars alongside an expert guide. Learn about the island’s distinct viticulture that produces some of the crispest and seductively sweet wines in the Mediterranean. Be treated to pairings of cheeses and snacks, including local treats, as you taste the major wine styles of Santorini, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and Vinsanto Admire beautiful seaside and countryside landscapes. If your tour is in the late afternoon, be rewarded with striking sunset views. At the end of this unique tour experience, sit back and relax as you are driven back to your hotel or accommodation.

Santorini: Guided Wine Tasting Tour with Pickup

2. Santorini: Guided Wine Tasting Tour with Pickup

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.   

Santorini: Scuba Diving Experience in the Volcanic Caldera

3. Santorini: Scuba Diving Experience in the Volcanic Caldera

Enjoy scuba diving in Santorini and dive into the biggest volcanic caldera in the world with your instructor. Swim around and explore the dramatic ocean landscape. See where volcanic eruptions took place under the sea. Begin the activity by meeting your instructor. Next, get kitted out in your scuba gear and head to the dive site. Have a quick briefing on everything you need to know including the equipment, body, environment, and diving hand signals. Next, when you feel comfortable, dive into the volcanic reef inside the caldera of Santorini. Admire the colorful Mediterranean marine life as you breathe underwater. Dive for around 45-minutes before finishing.

Santorini: Sunset Wine Tour with Pickup & Guide

4. Santorini: Sunset Wine Tour with Pickup & Guide

Taste a variety of the fine wines of Santorini on a wine tour of the island. Visit 3 Santorini wineries, and enjoy 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 crispest 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. Stop for tastings at Hatzidakis Winer, Avantis Anhydrous, and finally to the SantoWinery, where you’ll enjoy both the wines and the sunset views.

Santorini - 5 Hours Most Attractive Sightseing Island Tour

5. Santorini - 5 Hours Most Attractive Sightseing Island Tour

You will be collected early in the morning from your hotel on Santorini Island and driven in a luxury, modern, minivan with WiFi and air conditioning to the most attractive sightseeing spots on the island.  Augmented reality maps will be provided for free to passengers in order to give you the opportunity to get more information via your mobile phone about the sites. Your first stop is the Akrotiri Archaeological Site and museum in Akrotiri where you can feel the atmosphere of the island's volcanic eruption days and also see ancient ruins.  Then you will drive to the nearby Red Beach which is popular because of its amazing pure and volcanic red rocks formation. Here you can take some time to swim and relax. Then, you will head to Black Beach in Perissa to swim, relax, or have a meal at one of the seafront bars. Next up, enjoy a wine tasting in Venetsanos Winery. You will have the opportunity to try some of the most excellent local wines in quality and flavor, such as Vinsanto, Nichteri, and Assyrtiko. End the tour with stops in Pyrgos and Oia, the most traditional villages in Santorini.  Here, you'll have enough time to explore and admire the Cycladic architecture and Greek hospitality, walk in the narrow pathways next to blue and white old and traditional houses, go shopping, or relax and admire the breathtaking views of the island of Caldera.

Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

6. Best of Santorini Full-Day Private Guided Tour

Spend a day on a private-guided tour exploring Akrotiri Excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Some speculate this is the origin of the mythical city of Atlantis. Admire the elaborate drainage system, sophisticated multi-storied buildings, magnificent wall painting, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement's great prosperity. Next, you will head over to admire the Red and Black beaches. The red layer of sand at the Red Beach is a spectacular sight. The Black Beach of Perivolos is the largest beach on Santorini and is covered with a black volcanic pebble. Take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands. Enjoy an optional lunch at a seaside restaurant. Continue your visit at the village of Emporio, the largest village on the Greek island of Santorini. You can look at the historic windmills that have an excellent view of the rest of the island. On the hill above the village Emborio, you will discover both the ruins of Kasteli, a fortress from the Byzantine period and the ruins of Goulas. Then, you will make your way to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the highest mountain that stands some 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Be amazed by the island vistas around you (360 degrees), and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the mountain's summit. From here, you will proceed to the village of Pyrgos, the old capital, where you will take a guided walk along narrow paths to the ruins of the Venetian castle. The next stop is at a traditional Venetsanos Winery, where you will learn the secrets of wine making and enjoy the tastes of the famous local wines. On the way to the northern part of Santorini, you will make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini's postcards. You will visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. In front of the village is an enormous rock called Skaros, which used to be the best spot to look out for pirates. Continue through the beautiful Santorini countryside to the village of Oia. Built in the northern part of the Caldera Rim. Oia is the most photographed location in Santorini, and a place where many artists have found their inspiration in Oia's beauty, the traditional architecture  and the amazing sunset. Enjoy the stunning views of the Caldera, where many dwellings are built into niches of the volcanic rock. You will also have a panoramic view of the rest of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.

Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

7. Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

Make the first stop of the tour at Santorini Caldera and learn all about the details of its formation. Then, continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Also visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. Next, make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards. Continue to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos. You can then take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations. Also, you can choose an optional winery visit to Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery, to taste the local wine.

Santorini: Wine Tasting Tour to 3 Wineries with Transfer

8. Santorini: Wine Tasting Tour to 3 Wineries with Transfer

Learn about the history of winemaking in Santorini and what makes it so famous all over the world. Visit both traditional and modern wineries and have the chance to witness how Santorinian winemaking has grown over time. Taste unique signature wines at each location. Immerse yourself in Koutsoyannopoulos, which hosts important artwork by Greek and foreign artists in its old winery dating back to 1861. Discover the fascinating grounds, including a modern winery offering renowned products of high quality.  Admire incredible views over the Caldera and volcanic islands from Venetsanos winery. First built in 1947, take the chance to discover the history and traditions as well as new winemaking techniques. Finally, visit Roussos, one of the most traditional wineries in Santorini.

Santorini: The Lost Atlantis 9D Experience

9. Santorini: The Lost Atlantis 9D Experience

Discover all the evidence that connects Plato’s lost Atlantis myth with the volcano eruption of the island through interactive videos. Explore the largest Atlantis diorama in the world and experience its everyday life through virtual windows in time with augmented reality. Follow Plato’s journey that inspired him to write about the ideal city, through an interactive fresco.  See a holographic representation of the geological evolution of Santorini island from the prehistoric ages until today. The Greek philosopher Plato comes to life in an animated hologram. Converse with him and ask him about his philosophy and the theory that Santorini could be the origin of the Atlantis myth.  Relive, with all your senses, the earthquake, the tsunami, and the volcanic eruption that led to the destruction of Atlantis in a 9D experience. Walk on lava inside an active volcano. Get dressed up and get pictures as a citizen of Atlantis.

Santorini: Half-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Tasting

10. Santorini: Half-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Tasting

Tour Santorini's countryside and visit the most distinct wineries on the island on a van tour. Taste a selection of 12 different wines from Santorini and Greece and learn about the acclaimed winemaking process unique to Santorini. Learn about Santorini's 3,000-year-old winemaking tradition, and visit the best cellars on the island, starting at a vineyard on the black volcanic soils. Stroll through the unique basket vines, hearing about the local viticulture that makes vine-growing in Santorini unlike any other. Discover 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 paired with local cheeses. Day tour route with a morning departure available from April to early November• Boutari winery or Estate Argyros• Hatzidakis Winery or Gavalas Winery• Venetsanos Winery or Artemis Karamolegos winery Sunset tour route with an afternoon departure available from May to October• Boutari Winery, Artemis Karamolegos winery, or Avantis Estate Winery• Estate Argyros, Gavalas Winery, or Hatzidakis Winery• Venetsanos Winery (with sunset views, Greek cheese, and tapas)

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We went Santorini during Holy Week. Many tours were canceled. I was able to book this tour last minute. Milos and Takas were very nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. Milo has a degree in archaeology which made the history of Santorini fascinating. Takas was funny and took us to his favorite restaurant. The only issue we had was with another party who delayed the tour and it impacted our tour time. We drove around Fira multiple times and lost time at our stay at the black beach. The winery was closed due to the Easter Holiday. Please Note: If you book this group tour, please keep in mind it is 1/2 a day. Do not request to come back to Fira for a 12pm lunch date when it is 11am as it is rude to other people who paid for this tour. If this comment upsets you, please book a private tour. Thank you.

Toña and George are a wonderful married couple who are born & raised in Santorini. This tour was very informative, they shared their traditions, knowledge and history of their rich Greek culture. The wine tasting was a lot of fun & quite interesting. Megalochori was the highlight of this tour. A tiny quaint town with only 200 residents. Overall excellent tour and I will highly recommend if visiting beautiful Santorini. It will not disappoint.

We loved the wine tour! Our guide was incredible detailed and gave us so much information, not only about wines, but also about the island. We had a great group of people and recommend this to anyone looking to explore the island a bit more - the sunset at Oia alone was worth it!

Our guide was awesome! He gave us the opportunity to shake up the original sites we had booked and we are so glad we listened to his suggestions. He was informative, friendly and kept up a very good narrative while driving. Highly recommend.

Great experience and informative guide! Only thing with one of the wineries it was only a 3 varital tasting and it would have been nice to sample a couple more there. Sunset view and experience there was really nice!