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Santorini: Guided Tour to 3 Wineries with Wine Tastings

1. Santorini: Guided Tour to 3 Wineries with Wine Tastings

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: Three Wineries and One Brewery Tour with Tastings

2. Santorini: Three Wineries and One Brewery Tour with Tastings

Discover Santorini’s historic winemaking tradition on this guided tour of the island’s most beloved wineries and one brewery. Learn about the island’s volcanic soil, which adds to the local viticulture. Taste 12 different wines and 3 local beers paired with local cheeses and Greek delicacies Start at the local Santorini Brewing Company and taste three different beers. Continue to the winery (Art Space) in the picturesque village of Exo Gonia, named Greece's best winery. Visit the underground cellars before heading to the Argyros Estate.  The Argyros Estate offers a modern aesthetic while adhering to traditional methods of wine production, such as using mules to plow the fields and grape byproducts to enrich the soil. End the tour at Anhydrous Winery,Hatzidakis Winery,Venetsanos Winery or Artemis Karamolegos Winery (upon availability).

Santorini: Wine Adventure in 3 Wineries with 12-15 Tastings

3. Santorini: Wine Adventure in 3 Wineries with 12-15 Tastings

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. MORNING TOUR ROUTE: • Estate Argyros or Hatzidakis Winery • Santo Winery (scenic views) • Anhydrous Winery SUNSET TOUR ROUTE: • Estate Argyros or Gaia Winery • Anhydrous Winery or Hatzidakis Winery or Gavalas Winery • Santo Winery (sunset views, Greek cheese and tapas)

Santorini: Guided Wineries Private Tour with Wine Tastings

4. Santorini: Guided Wineries Private Tour with Wine Tastings

Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle as you tour 3 of Santorini's wine estates. Discover ancient winemaking traditions, tour one of the top 10 wine museums in the world, and hear about the cutting-edge production facilities at one of the most imposing wineries on the island. Start your wine tasting tour at Venetsanos Winery, the first industrial winery on the island. This beautiful wine estate is located right above the Port of Athinios overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini. Learn about the winery's rich history and marvel at striking views. Take an optional guided tour led by a sommelier and learn about quality, enology, and flavor alchemy. Sample 4 of the estate's wines accompanied by an assortment of light snacks. Next, head to the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. This one-of-a-kind museum is nestled in a cave and took the family who owns the estate 21 years to create. Learn about the history of winemaking from an audio guide and taste 4 different wines served with crackers and chocolate. Finally, head to one of the most imposing wineries on the island of Santorini, Estate Argyros. Listen as specialized wine educators provide detailed information about the estate as well as the grape varieties indigenous to Santorini. Sip on 4 of the estate's current vintage wines accompanied by an assortment of fine Greek cheeses and breadsticks.

Santorini: Guided Wine Tour with Pickup and Snacks

5. Santorini: Guided Wine Tour with Pickup and Snacks

Discover Santorini's wine culture on this guided tour. Visit 3 different wineries, marvel at the rock-carved chambers of the historic Art Space Winery and Museum, and get views of the Santorini caldera from Venetsanos Winery. Begin with a hotel pickup and head into the Santorini countryside. Learn about the long history of wine cultivation on Santorini, beginning with the Venetian occupation of the island. Your first stop is Argyros Winery, one of the largest vineyards on the island. Discover how the volcanic soil affects the taste of the wine as you tour the winery and enjoy a wine tasting. Next, head to the Art Space Winery Museum Art Gallery. Explore this fascinating art center and winery, with chambers carved out of pumice rock in Exo Gonia, Santorini. See paintings and sculptures on display from contemporary Greek artists as you tour the winery and taste the wines. Continue to your last stop, Venetsanos Winery. This winery sits above the port of Athinios, overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini. The Venetsanos family has produced wine here since 1947 by the Venetsanos family. Tour the Venetsanos winery and finish with a delicious wine tasting. Upgrade your experience to include a 5-course-meal carefully paired with each wine tasting. Enjoy homemade smoked sea bass, an eggplant spread, fennel salad, grilled octopus and tabouleh, orzo with cuttlefish, and a brownie. Vegetarians can enjoy a delicious meat-free alternative menu.

Santorini Cooking Class with Wine Tasting & Lunch

6. 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 Winery, Koutsogianopoulos Winery & Wine Museum, Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Gaia Wines, Hatzidakis Winery, Venetsanos Winery or Boutaris Winery. All of these wineries are worth a visit, and they all are unique. Amazing wines, gorgeous locations and remarkable facilities are supplemented by your sommelier who will lead the tasting.

Santorini: Greek Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

7. Santorini: Greek Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

Learn how to cook Greece's signature dishes from an expert chef. Savor the Greek delicacies which you prepare yourself. Visit a renowned winery and taste up to 8 wine varieties, including Nykteri and Assyrtiko. Benefit from a return hotel transfer in a comfortable van. Be picked up at the meeting point. Hop into your air-conditioned mini van. Meet a local chef and join a Greek cooking class. Prepare classic dishes such as Greek salad, tomato balls, fava, and pork fillet cooked with Vinsanto. Learn about Santorini’s Cuisine as you cook. Finish your cooking class and taste the dishes you prepared. Sip on exquisite Vinsanto wine. Continue your tour as you visit one of the oldest wineries of the island. Taste up to 8 different wines, such as Assyrtiko and Nykteri. Return to your hotel in your van.

Santorini: Private Full Day Sunset Tour with Dinner

8. Santorini: Private Full Day Sunset Tour with Dinner

Explore Santorini with a full-day tour from Fira, including a private guide, round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned SUV, a visit to a local Distillery - Museum, and dinner with sunset views. Learn about the island's history and culture while visiting Imerovigli, Exo Gonia, Emporio, Red Beach, and more. Begin your tour with SUV transportation from Fira to Imerovigli. Listen as your private guide describes the geological formation of Santorini's unique volcanic landscape. Continue to a local distillery museum. You will experience a representation of local life in the past years while you will also have the chance to see the traditional distillation method and taste local spirits like ouzo, tsikoudia, and classic liqueurs. The next stop is the lively village of Emporio in the southern region of Santorini. Wander its narrow alleyways to a 15th-century Venetian Castle and then continue to the Akrotiri Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece. Take a photo or enjoy the views of the endless blue Aegean Sea. Make a short stop at the Red Beach to take a photo of its iconic, red sand before driving to dinner at a family-run tavern. Popular with the locals, the tavern is located right on the water, offering specialty dishes like Santorinian salads, fresh fish, and tomatokeftedes (a fried tomato appetizer). After dinner, visit a secret location known as the "Heart of Santorini" to watch the evening sunset. Enjoy a bottle of local wine as the sun sinks into the sea and turns the sky deep shades of red, orange, and blue. Conclude your day trip by returning to the SUV and driving back to Fira.

Private 5-Hour Santorini Daytime Wine Tour

9. Private 5-Hour Santorini Daytime Wine Tour

This tour is designed to stimulate your tastes and take your breath way for an entire 5-hours. During this time, you will explore the best of Santorini wines on offer while getting to know the most treasured sights and landscapes of the island. You will have the opportunity to be greeted by and enjoy three of the islands most distinctive wineries. Alongside your wine tasting, you will be shown around the cellars and learn how the wine was produced, bottled, and matured. Itinerary: We collaborate with top wine estates on the islands (listed below). Please note that depending on availability and various factors such as weather conditions and opening hours, some wine estates will not be available. On this tour, you will enjoy three of the island's most distinctive wineries. Anhydrous Winery: In Greek, Anhydrous means “without water.” This winery creates unique wines, created by the earth, the volcanic rocks, and the sea breeze. These elements are reflected in the fruit meeting the smoky minerals and the incredible levels of acidity and the solid structure. Gavalas Winery: This established wine estate has been going for generations. Now in its 4th generation, it's still producing authentic wines from the volcanic soils of Santorini. Gaia Winery: This wine estate is located on a beach, on the east side of the island, between Kamari and Monolithos hamlets. Its industrial stone building was once a tomato factory, built at the beginning of the 1900´s and was used up until the 1970´s for making aromatic tomato purée from local cherry tomatoes. Today, it has been transformed into a modern winery with high-tech equipment and cutting-edge facilities that guarantee contemporary winemaking and ideal conditions for high-quality production. Hatzidakis Winery: This wine estate was founded in 1997 and today still cultivates 10 hectares of vineyards and most of them are organic. Artemis Karamolegkos Winery: Traces its roots back to 1952. It is inextricably linked to Santorini’s volcanic vineyards and winemaking tradition. Nowadays, their wines keep earning prizes at international and domestic competitions while they are currently the third largest winery of Santorini in terms of production volume. Venetsanos winery: The winery is situated very close to the port, overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini. It was built in 1947 by the Venetsanos family and became the first industrial winery on the island. OENO Π: It is located in front of the sea, in the area of the Kolumbo volcano, in Oia. Estate Argyros: It was established in 1903, but the Argyros family has been involved in wine production for decades before that. It is the largest private owner of vineyards in Santorini and the current landholdings exceed 120 ha, a vast, four-generations-long investment. If you have any specific winery preferences, please inform us, and we will take care of it.

Private Wine Tasting Tour with a Santorini Sunset Ending

10. Private Wine Tasting Tour with a Santorini Sunset Ending

Face the one of the most desired sunsets of the world and get romantic with fine wines. This tour is designed to stimulate your tastes and take your breath away for 5 hours. During this time, you will be greeted by a wine expert who will guide you on the tour around three different wine estates. You have the opportunity to choose the wineries you prefer to visit from the list. However, please trust our expertise if you would like us to choose the wineries for you. Please note that the wineries may be affected by external factors such as other bookings and weather conditions. This may impact their availability. Additional information to help you in selecting wineries: Gavalas Winery: This established wine estate has been going for generations. Now in its 4th generation, it's still producing authentic wines from the volcanic soils of Santorini. Anhydrous Cellar Door Winery: In Greek, Anhydrous means “without water.” This winery creates unique wines, created by the earth, the volcanic rocks, and the sea breeze. These elements are reflected in the fruit meeting the smoky minerals and the incredible levels of acidity and the solid structure. Artemis Karamolegos Winery: Traces its roots back to 1952. It is inextricably linked to Santorini’s volcanic vineyards and winemaking tradition. Nowadays, their wines keep earning prizes at international and domestic competitions while they are currently the third largest winery of Santorini in terms of production volume. Gaia Wines: This wine estate is located on a beach, on the east side of the island, between Kamari and Monolithos hamlets. Its industrial stone building was once a tomato factory, built at the beginning of the 1900´s and was used up until the 1970´s for making aromatic tomato purée from local cherry tomatoes. Today, it has been transformed into a modern winery with high-tech equipment and cutting-edge facilities that guarantee contemporary winemaking and ideal conditions for high-quality production. Hatzidakis Winery: This wine estate was founded in 1997 and today still cultivates 10 hectares of vineyards and most of them are organic. OENO Π Winery: It is located in front of the sea, in the area of the Kolumbo volcano, in Oia. Estate Argyros: It was established in 1903, but the Argyros family has been involved in wine production for decades before that. It is the largest private owner of vineyards in Santorini and the current landholdings exceed 120 ha, a vast, four-generations-long investment. Santo Wines: This winery is located in Pyrgos village with a breathtaking volcano view and modern facilities that are dedicated to Santorini wines, gastronomy, and fine living. If you have any specific winery preferences, please inform us, and we will take care of it.

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based on 423 reviews

We went on this wine tasting for our honeymoon and it was fantastic! Pickup and drop off was stress free. The three vineyards we visited were all very unique and all served delicious wine. Our driver, Fotios Tsevas, was charismatic and great to talk to! All in all a great experience.

I like the tour very much especially the wine museum. The guide Panagiota was so professional that she could give me all information I needed. I would high recommend this tour to anyone.

George was our guide, and he was amazing! He knew so much about Greece, the island, and wine. He went above and beyond. This tour was wonderful and would highly recommend!

Fantastic guide who took us around Santorini. She was very enthusiastic about what she does for a living

Panagiotta was really nice. Much information and a Lot of fun. Thank you very much.