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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.   

Vothonas: Wine Museum Ticket with Tastings and Audio Guide

2. Vothonas: Wine Museum Ticket with Tastings and Audio Guide

Head to a winery with a difference—the Santorini Wine Museum and family winery in Santorini. Benefit not only from a wine tasting, but also a visit to the museum in the old cellars to learn more about Santorini’s wine traditions. Explore the wine museum, a carved labyrinth contained inside a 300-meter long cave eight meters below the ground. Check out historical exhibits and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker on a Greek island from the 1600s onwards, including peeks at rare machinery and tools  Enjoy the museum for 1 to 2 hours and dive into the sights with an audio guide available in 14 languages or guidebook available in 22 languages.  Then head to the winery of the Koutsoyannopoulos family, who offer 4 generations of winemaking knowledge. Be treated to an hour-long tasting, with some of the best wines produced at the winery in a specially made wine-tasting area.  Taste wines such as an Assyrtiko (white), an Orange Wine (white), an Ambelones (red) and a Kamaritis (dessert red wine) to delight your taste palettes.

Santorini: Wine Tasting Tour to 3 Wineries with Transfer

3. Santorini: Wine Tasting Tour to 3 Wineries with Transfer

Learn about the history of winemaking in Santorini and what makes it so famous all over the world. Visit both traditional and modern wineries and have the chance to witness how Santorinian winemaking has grown over time. Taste unique signature wines at each location. Immerse yourself in Koutsoyannopoulos, which hosts important artwork by Greek and foreign artists in its old winery dating back to 1861. Discover the fascinating grounds, including a modern winery offering renowned products of high quality. Visit Roussos, one of the most traditional wineries in Santorini. Admire incredible views over the Caldera and volcanic islands from Venetsanos winery. First built in 1947, take the chance to discover the history and traditions as well as new winemaking techniques. Finally,

Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

4. Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

Start your tour with a visit to Hatzidakis Winery, which is located in the most famous village of Pyrgos Kallistis, on the way to the monastery of “Profiti Ilias-Santorini”. It is situated 330 meters above sea level. Have the chance to discover its unconventional structural design, constructed from above and moving downwards before tasting three of its exceptional wines. Continue with the wine museum in Mesa Gonia and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker here. This one-of-a-kind museum happens to be nestled in a cave, a natural labyrinth eight meters below ground and 300 meters long, twenty-one years of hard work of the Koutsogiannopoulos Family. Learn about the stages of the winemaking process including ploughing in the vineyards, and then harvesting, stomping, and weighing of the grapes, about the range of machinery necessary to make wine all the way through to what is used today. Refresh your palate by tasting the family's renowned volcanic wines. Your last stop will be Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, one of the best places to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as you watch the sunset deep into the sea.

Santorini: Guided Wineries Private Tour with Wine Tastings

5. 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: Spirits Tour with Wine, Beer and Liqueur Tastings

6. Santorini: Spirits Tour with Wine, Beer and Liqueur Tastings

Sip on Santorini spirits during this guided tasting tour of the island. Learn about ancient wine-making traditions of the area, and get introduced to the local varieties of liqueurs. Enjoy wine, spirit, and beer paired with Meze (appetizers) at 3 different stops. At your first stop, uncover the secrets of regional winemaking in a wine museum located 8 meters below ground. Taste local wines in this natural underground cave and learn about one of Santorini’s signature products. Next up is a tasting of local, wine-based spirits at a family-run winery. Be hosted in typical cave-shaped construction built by self-taught architects of the past. See homemade production methods dating back hundreds of years, that are still in use. Finally, explore the world of beer-making. Take a tour of a brewery factory with an expert guide. Witness various stages of beer brewing like maturing, filtering, and bottling. Cap off the day with a selection of beers paired with local bites and scenic views of the estate.

Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

7. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

Get picked up from your hotel to spend the morning cruising around the amazing caldera on a catamaran. Relax on a 5-hour day tour sailing to the volcanic islands of Santorini and have the chance to swim and snorkel in its crystal deep blue waters. Visit the most amazing volcanic beaches of the hot springs and the Red and the White Beach. Enjoy a delicious barbecue prepared on-board paired with unlimited Santorinian white wine and soft drinks. Return to port, get on the bus and start the shore exploration of the island. The first stop is the Venetsanos Winery, where you'll taste 3 distinctive wines while gazing over the volcano. Continue to the Wine Museum in Mesa Gonia, one of the largest estates on Santorini with a long family tradition in winemaking. Refresh your palate by tasting volcanic white wines and the island’s unique desert wine. The last stop will be Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, one of the best places to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as the sun plunges deep into the sea.

Santorini: Pyrgos, Winery & Oia

8. Santorini: Pyrgos, Winery & Oia

Start your tour from Pyrgos Village, a medieval village dotting the landscape with tiny white houses and bluer-then-life domed churches. Feel like a spot of monkish meditation? You'll move on to the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias in Pyrgos village. The Monastery is built on the highest point, 565 meters above the sea level, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the island. You can also sample local delicacies made by monks. A dose of wine culture follows, with a visit to a popular local winery. You'll taste a variety of local wines and receive a mini tutorial on the particular characteristics of Santorini vineyards. Your final destination is picturesque Oia Village, a vision in white and blue, with magnificent views over the volcanic islets and caldera, as well as marble alleys, art galleries and jewellery shops. Its colourful Cycladic architecture and 52 blue domes are postcard (remember those?) material.

Santorini in a private full-day tour, wine tasting included

9. Santorini in a private full-day tour, wine tasting included

The private tour starts from the northern part of Santorini island, where the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli are located. Experience the endless panoramic views of Caldera, Thirasia Island and the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kameni, and will also have the opportunity to take pictures of the typical white houses and blue domed churches. Then you will visit the wine museum Koutsogiannopoulos, which is located within a natural cave. It is 8 meters below ground, 300 meter long and has a labyrinth-like shape. Here, visitors can learn about the history of wine, and at the end you will also be presented with the opportunity to taste a variety of 4 famous local wines. After that we will make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias mountain, 1500 feet above sea level and with 360 degree views of the island and the Aegean Sea. Later on you will head towards the traditional settlement of Megalochori, where you can explore it walking through the traditional alleys and seeing the local houses and architecture. Your last 2 stops will be in the unique Red Beach which is full of red iron volcanic lava rocks. It is home to the famous 4-kilometer long black sand beach.

Santorini: Hidden Gems Tour and Wine Experience with Tasting

10. Santorini: Hidden Gems Tour and Wine Experience with Tasting

If ever there was a picture postcard place in Greece this area of Santorini is it. The first secret spot of our private tour is located at the edge of the picturesque village of Oia, in the northern part of Santorini, with commanding views over the caldera and the famous sunset. Imerovigli is probably most beautiful place in Santorini. It’s way less crowded than the famous village Oia and has some incredible photo spots too! Beside the picturesque white alleys, stair cases and bougainvilleas there are three spots you shouldn’t miss: Anastasi Orthodox Church, Skaros Rock and the hidden Theoskepasti Church. We continue our tour by going all the way to the summit of Mountain Profitis Ilias, where the homonymous monastery is located. Feel free and seize the opportunity to admire the outstanding view of the island, the caldera and the neighboring islands from the highest point of Santorini – 2.000 feet (600 meters) above sea level. In our visit to the Koutsogianopoulos Winery Museum you will enjoy a wine tasting of 5-7 local wine varieties of Santorini (wine tasting included in the price). The true Heart of Santorini is a newly discovered attraction, and this hidden gem has been getting popular! It’s a heart-shaped hole in the rock that allows you to glimpse the Aegean Sea, the sky, and the volcano. Located in the most southwestern tip of the island, the Akrotiri Lighthouse is one of the most beautiful sites in Santorini that offers impressive views.

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What people are saying about Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,193 reviews

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!

So fun! Our server was amazing too! 10/10 would recommend - especially if you’re a wine lover like I am.

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

Great experience with great stops. It was really a lot of fun