Aroma of Santorini
- Pickup available
- Duration: 4 hours
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel, then travels through Santorini’s scenic landscapes towards the village of Megalochori. Boasting historical mansions and traditional old houses, the village is bursting with unique architecture and authentic charm. Wander around the village’s picturesque streets and learn about its history, local culture, and traditions. Later, stop by 2 of the village’s most impressive churches, the Church of Saint Paraskevi, known for its unusual yellow bell tower, and the Church of Saint Fotini the Samaritan, which has been dug into hard-volcanic rock. Later, stop by the island’s famous Heart Rock formation in Caldera to admire the attraction and snap a photo for your holiday album. Finally, the tour concludes with a visit to 2 of the island's most traditional wineries for a tasting session of regional wines.
Begin by discovering the most beautiful beach of Santorini, Red Beach. Whilst there, learn details about the wine heritage of the island by tasting the most popular varieties. Following that, hear about the Minoan history of Santorini as well as the discovery of Atlantis with the help of innovative technologies. The tour simply wouldn’t be complete without a wine tasting, so you will visit a local winery to do just that. Your tasting will be followed by a visit to the highest point of the island and the Monastery of Prophet Elias, were you can enjoy views over the whole island and take amazing pictures. As the evening approaches your guides will drive you to the port for an entire evening on board a boat exploring the beauty of the Santorinian caldera, the volcanoes, and to discover hidden gems and picture-perfect landscapes. Start your exciting adventure with a stop at the volcanoes a...
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This was the most unforgettable experience. Anna was an unbelievable guide who educated us on the unique wine making in Santorini from the basket vineyards to wine tasting in Gavals and Venesantos Wineries. We walked through the village of Megalochori and discussed early Santorini history and village life. After wine tasting at Gavalas in the middle of the village, we were driven to an agricultural area where local tomatoes, eggplants and cucumbers are uniquely grown. We then had a cooking lesson making traditional fava dip, tomato fritters, Greek salad, and local cooked vegetables. Afterwards we sat outside eating what we cooked and drinking wine and dancing to Greek music with Petra (who owns the farm). Then we were driven to Vensantos Winery overlooking the Caldera with the stunning views. Anna made the tour so wonderful and we left with a hug. Tasso drove us back to our place and even stopped in Firá for a quick order of loukoumades. All in all, the most incredible tour.
Loved it! It was the only time in 2 weeks in Greece that I felt secluded from the crowds!