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  • Santorini: 4-Hour Small Group Wine Tasting Tour

    1. Santorini: 4-Hour Small Group Wine Tasting Tour

    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!

  • Santorini Wine Roads: Tour of 3 Wineries with a Sommelier

    2. Santorini Wine Roads: Tour of 3 Wineries with a Sommelier

    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!

  • Santorini Cooking Class with Wine Tasting & Lunch

    3. Santorini Cooking Class with Wine Tasting & Lunch

    A blend of Santorini’s best tastes and flavors with a touch of your own effort to cook authentic Santorinian recipes are the main ingredients of this tour experience. The tour includes the a visit to a winery, a local far, and a hands-on cooking lesson, by local experts, along with information about the local wines and finally, the pleasure of enjoying your gastronomic creations. What will you take with you? Experience the joy of cooking traditional Santorinian dishes, savor the memory of an exquisite gastronomic experience with the delicious tastes of the island, and take home a booklet with all the recipes you cooked. This tour is perfect for foodies, honeymooners, cooking class aficionados, or food and wine lovers. Depending on the tour you choose, one or more from of these places will be visited, based on availability: Sigalas Estate, Vassaltis Vineyards, Avantis Estate, Gavalas Wi...

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  • Santorini Cooking Class and Wine-Tasting Tour

    4. Santorini Cooking Class and Wine-Tasting Tour

    Treat yourselves to a fun and informative wine tour in Santorini, followed by a culinary feast filled with Santorini flavors and traditional Greek delights. The day starts with a visit to volcanic vineyard. Stroll past the unique basket vines and learn everything about the local viticulture that makes Santorini's vine-growing unique. During your tour, visit 2 traditional wineries and sample the island's delicious wines including  Assyrtiko, Nykteri and Vinsanto. Learn how to cook like a Greek under the guidance of a local chef at a traditional restaurant. Enjoy plenty of Greek appetizers along the way, and come away with some classic Greek recipes to impress your friends back home with. Of course, you'll also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of your cooking lesson.

    A fantastic experience, I would highly recommend! Angelo was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and made everyone feel at ease! Do not miss this!

  • Cruise Traveller's Shore Excursion

    5. Cruise Traveller's Shore Excursion

    After getting off the ship, reach the top of Fira by cable car to meet your escort and begin your private shore excursion tour. The escort will have a suggested itinerary for you, however you may change the schedule as you wish.  For your first stop, the guide will suggest a trip to Prophet Elias Mountain, the highest point in Santorini. There, you will have a panoramic view of the island as well as the Prophet Elias Monastery.  Next, head to the Akrotiri Excavations, the so-called Prehistoric Pompei or Lost Atlantis, an important Minoan Bronze Age settlement of the Aegean which was destroyed by a huge eruption during 17th century BC. The settlement was buried under the volcanic ash, which has preserved the whole city in perfect conditions.  Next you can have a short photo stop at the famous volcanic Red Beach, well known for its unique sand color and soaring red lav...

    This was a fantastic way to see Santorini! Our guide, Magdaleni, was so enthusiastic and made it a real joy. Highly recommend this as it was a small group of four and we had an amazing day!!

  • Santorini 4-Hour Photography Expedition

    6. Santorini 4-Hour Photography Expedition

    Capture the beauty of Santorini with a photo tour to some of the island's most spectacular sights. This Santorini photo expedition is designed for anyone who loves photography. Get picked up from your hotel and join a passionate professional photographer for a program carefully planned in order to take advantage of the best light conditions and help you capture the true essence of the island. Visit locations off the usual path that you might otherwise miss, featuring great views of the local landscape, geology and architecture. You can choose either a morning or afternoon photo tour, which offers its own different perspectives. The morning tour will take you to explore the north of Santorini with a visit to the charming village of Oia and a hike to the island's hidden black beaches. The afternoon tour will take you through Santorini's famous vineyard to visit a traditional village with...

    Konstantina is fabulous! We went to places where we were often the only people, and if there were other people we were the only tourists. I learned so much about photography and my camera from her and had a wonderful time too. Highly recommended!

  • Santorini: Private Photography Tour

    7. Santorini: Private Photography Tour

    Your tour will begin as you walk the cliff-side of one of the most picturesque villages on the island Oia. Oia is the number one hot spot in Santorini, providing breathtaking views and traditional paths to walk along. Here you will be able to take the best pictures of the cave houses and the famous blue dome churches. Afterwards you will visit the traditional village of Pyrgos. This town will provide you with the best shots of the little streets, the old Venician castle and the locals' lives. Here you will also have access to Vlichada, which is the most preferable beach on the island for most photographers. Your tour will conclude with views over an impresive scenary which was created by one of the worst volcanic eruptions ever 3,500 years ago. Your driver/guide will take you to the best spots in this area, and help you to take the best pictures to capture your trip.

  • Santorini Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting & Food Pairing

    8. Santorini Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting & Food Pairing

    Begin your tour with a visit to Pyrgos which was built in the 15th-century when it became occupied by Venetians. Find out how the town is home to one of the island’s best-preserved castle ruins. Then, enjoy a 1-hour stop to explore the excavations at the bronze age city of Akrotiri. This archeological wonder is one of the most important sites in the region and the very first settlement on Santorini.  After this, head over to Vlichada Beach known for its very distinctive white volcanic cliffs sculpted beautifully by the sea winds. Then, drive along the Perivolos Black Sand Beach before going to the village of Megalochori. This settlement dates back to the 17th-century and played a role in the export of the famous wine from the island of Vinsanto.  Finally, enjoy traditional Greek dishes for lunch paired with local wines from one of the finest wineries in Santorini. Learn about the wines...

    I'm not one to normally go out of my way to write a review but I just thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Lefteris as our driver/guide, he and the tour were both fantastic! From the moment he picked us up we felt like we were just hanging out with a friend, a very lucky friend that happens to live in Santorini of course! We felt like we got a great overview of the entire island without missing any of the highlights and Lefteris gave us lots of invaluable insider tips and insights that we were able to use during the rest of our stay, which was incredibly helpful and really makes taking his tour extremely worthwhile and a great value. We truly felt like locals during our entire stay because we were so well informed by Lefteris, and the advice and suggestions he offered us were totally spot on. We can’t recommend taking a tour with Blue Shades of Greece highly enough, so be like a local and book this tour!

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What people are saying about Oia

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 167 reviews

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.

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.

Amazing Experience, delicious wine and our tour guide was exceptional, took the most beautiful pictures

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