Santorini: 4-Hour Small Group Wine Tasting Tour
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- Duration: 4.5 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!
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!
Begin your Santorini quad tour at Persia (Black beach), from here you will kick start the day with an off-road adventure to Emporio and the Venetian Castle. Cruise a labyrinth of old, traditional streets on foot and feel free to peruse around. Take a few moments to enjoy a greek coffee or juice at one of the most traditional cafes on the island. Continue on toward the windmills and through the vineyards until you reach the destination of Megalochori - considered amongst the locals to be the most traditional village in Santorini. After a short break you will travel to the magnificent Caldera. In Caldera you have the opportunity to visit the oldest wine cellar in Santorini. There you will taste high quality wine and kritharoboukies. Ride along the Caldera and visit the hidden, tucked away places that only the locals know about. Here you can witness one of the islands most popular attrac...
Demetrius was awesome he showed us some awesome spots and we learned a lot about the islands as well. Would definitely do this again when visiting Greece.
The tour starts in Emporio. From there, you can make a stop at the old city of Castelli and admire the beautiful narrow streets and houses. Then you continue your tour travelling through the wine roads to Megalochori, where you will stop for wine tasting at one of the oldest wineries of Santorini, Venetsanos Winery, or for Greek coffee or juice at a local coffee house. To continue your tour, pedal along the traditional road of Megalochori to enjoy the Caldera view. For the journey back, you will follow a different road again through the vineyards and pass under the windmills of Emporio.
This activity was really fun. We had a mixed ability group and everyone was kind and respectful of other abilities. I would recommend being a moderate level of fitness to enjoy. Our instructor was great and looked after us well. Activity is quite pricey for what you get but overall a good option
Sip your way around Santorini on this private wine tour by visiting 3 traditional wineries spread out across the picturesque island. Learn about the Assyrtiko local grape and chat with your private guide about the history of wine production on the island. Hear about Santorini's viticulture of the volcanic soils, and sample up to 12 different varieties of award-winning volcanic wines. Enjoy a private cellar tour at each of the wineries, and savor local snacks with wine as you admire the charming towns and rolling hills of Santorini.
Excellent guide and driver, Apostolos. Visited 3 vineyards in 5 hours. Each served a generous plate of appetizers. The first winery, Hatzidskis, was the best. Stella gave an excellent tour and description of the wines - we tasted 6! Liked most of the wines and bought 3 bottles. From here, it gradually downhill. The next winery was Venetsanas and had a unique and interesting history. The tour was the best. The wine tasting was hurried. We liked the Vin Santo wine the best. The setting was beautiful, overlooking the port. The last and worst was visit was to Anhydrous. Tour very short and not particularly interesting nor did the young woman seem interested in what she was doing. We had three different servers and the information about the wine was limited as they too many tables to serve. No one ever explained how many tastings we would have and as they kept using the same glass, we weren’t sure when we were finished so we just left. Would not recommend this one at all.
This private tour has a flexible itinerary, with various optional stops. The first stop is to take in views of the Santorini Caldera and hear commentary from your guide on its formation. Continue through scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. You’ll also visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. 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. Take a guided walk along narrow paths, so you can see how the locals live. You can then take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations: the site of a prehistoric Bronze...
Our guide was beyond outstanding. Fluent in the history, culture, ets. And quite flexible!! The vehicle was really nice - new, clean, and comfortable
During this 4-hour excursion you’ll visit the most picturesque villages on Santorini. Head to the peak of Prophet Elias, Santorini highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet (600 meters) above the sea. Marvel at the island vistas and then follow your guide inside the ornate Greek Christian monastery perched at the summit. On this tour that’s priced for a group of up to 4 persons you’ll taste rare wine varieties at the traditional Venetsanos winery. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, unique due to the island’s volcanic soil. Learn the secrets of winemaking and enjoy the tastes of local wines. Enjoy a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many of Santorini’s postcards. Visit the village of Imerovigli for spectacular views of the caldera. See Skaros, a grand rock that’s a remnant of the most important castle. Visit breathtaking Oia village, k...
We had a lovely, very informative guide who tailored the programme to suit us. I was travelling with 2 young children so she organised a suitable itinerary that avoided too much walking and overcrowded areas. We started in Oia before it got too crowded with the cruise liner & sunset crowds! We visited various viewpoints & saw the sunset from Pyrgos which was much less crowded. We had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and take lots of photographs. Our guide Katerina was superb, I would definitely recommend!
Journey to Oia to get panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Admire the white houses and blue domed churches, and get stunning views from the village of Imerovigli. Stop in Firostefani to see its blue domed church, and then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias, 200 feet above sea level. Look inside the monastery at the top of the mountain. Visit the village of Pyrgos and stroll the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle. Taste some rare wines in the Venetsanos winery and learn more about the island's wine making traditions. Head to Black Beach at Perivolos and get recommendations on where to enjoy lunch, or get dropped off at your hotel or in Fira.
We had a very informative and enjoyable time. Saw so many of the landmarks of Santorini in a 1/2 day. The wine tasting was wonderful as well! Would definitely recommend if you have limited time as we did on Santorini.
Travel to or from Santorini Airport or port to your desired destination with comfort and ease, with this one-way private vehicle transfer service. Starting with a personalized meet and greet, and driven by an experienced professional driver, take the stress out of travel with this simple and smooth transport solution. When you arrive in Santorini, the driver will be waiting for you at the arranged meeting point in the arrivals lounge for arriving passengers with your name on the sign. The meeting points are Santorini Airport, the port, or your hotel. Bookings must be made in writing approximately 24 hours prior to service date. Thereafter, all bookings shoud be on a request basis only. Once your transfer request has received, you will be sent a booking confirmation. For your transfer from airport or port to the hotel please enter scheduled arrival time of your flight or ship. For your...
Good ride, nice vehicle. Driver was quite late, although he did phone ahead to the hotel and fortunately we had enough time in our schedule to not be overly inconvenienced.
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. ...
Wonderful experience and very comfortable throughout. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Worth every penny!! Definitely recommend, especially for first timers to Santorini!
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Excellent tour. Well timed for the early evening so that we enjoyed our last glasses with the sunset. Great choice of wineries, each of which had its own unique character and complemented each other well with the different information about Santorini viniculture. Small selection of food at each to go with the wine. But best of all, the wines - all them fantastic. Favourite wines were Nykteri from Ventesantos, and Aidani from Argyros Estate a close second. The museum at Koutsoyannopoulos winery was a bit creepy, but good fun even so.
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