Santorini: Half-Day History & Wine Trails Tour

Santorini: Half-Day History & Wine Trails Tour

From US$ 241.44 per person

Explore the myths and legends of Santorini on a half-day history tour of the Akrotiri excavations, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. Then, taste delicious volcanic wines at 3 traditional island wineries.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up is available if your accommodation is accessible by car. Cruise ship visitors pick-up: all cruise visitors with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira, the capital of Santorini, by tender boats. You will then take the cable car up to Fira town. Please include the name, arrival time of your ship, and your full name and cell (mobile) phone number during booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the excavated treasures of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini
  • Learn about the legends of Santorini, investigating whether it is the fabled Lost City of Atlantis
  • Taste 12 different wines of Santorini and Greece at 3 distinct wineries
  • Sample some of Santorini's sweet Vinsanto
  • See the unique basket vines and learn about the island's tradition of viticulture
  • Get breathtaking views of the caldera and coast
  • Marvel at whitewashed houses and churches with cobalt blue-domed roofs
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch of Santorini treats (private tour only)
Full description
Uncover the myths of Santorini on a 5-hour guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago. Some speculate that this is the origin of Atlantis, a mythical city, lost in time. Admire the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storied buildings and their magnificent wall-paintings, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement’s great prosperity. Discover evidence of winemaking that has been estimated to date back to the 3rd Millennium BC, making Santorini one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world. Continue your wine discovery by strolling through the island’s basket vines at 3 wineries, and learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture traditions. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine. The tour is available as a small group tour of no more then 8 participants, or, for maximum flexibility, as a private tour.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or the cable car
  • Guided visit to Akrotiri excavations by a professional tour guide
  • Visit to 3 traditional wineries
  • Wine tasting of 12 different wine styles
  • English-speaking wine expert guide
  • Mini wine tasting tutorial
  • Antipasti plate of local cheese, salami, and Greek olives
  • Opportunity to purchase wine and olive oil at reduced prices
  • All taxes, admissions, and tasting fees
  • Cable car tickets for Cruise ship travelers
  • Food, drinks and personal expenses
  • Gratuities(optional).
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • The wines served during the tour are mainly whites and dessert wines, as these are the kind of wines the island of Santorini produces.
Customer reviews

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Great tour! Highly recommend

This was a great tour that combined history, ancient ruins and lots of wine! Pick-up was very easy and the company was extremely organized and punctual. Nikos, our guide, was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun. We highly recommend this small-group tour if you have a few days in Santorini.

June 4, 2018

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