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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: Sunset Wine Tour with Santo Winery Volcano Views

2. Santorini: Sunset Wine Tour with Santo Winery Volcano Views

Taste a variety of the fine wines of Santorini on a wine tour of the island. Visit 3 Santorini wineries, and enjoy a Santorini sunset at your final stop. Sample as many as 12 different varietals, including wines made from the indigenous Assyrtiko grape. Learn about the island’s unique viticulture that produces some of the crispest and seductively sweet wines in the Mediterranean. Explore a volcanic vineyard, visit wine cellars, and enjoy a platter of local delicacies to accompany the wine. Stop for tastings at Argyros Estate, Anhydrous Winery, and finally to the cliff-top SantoWinery offering sweeping views of the volcano, where you’ll enjoy both the wines and the sunset views.

Santorini: Scuba Diving Experience in the Volcanic Caldera

3. Santorini: Scuba Diving Experience in the Volcanic Caldera

Enjoy scuba diving in Santorini and dive into the biggest volcanic caldera in the world with your instructor. Swim around and explore the dramatic ocean landscape. See where volcanic eruptions took place under the sea. Begin the activity by meeting your instructor. Next, get kitted out in your scuba gear and head to the dive site. Have a quick briefing on everything you need to know including the equipment, body, environment, and diving hand signals. Next, when you feel comfortable, dive into the volcanic reef inside the caldera of Santorini. Admire the colorful Mediterranean marine life as you breathe underwater. Dive for around 45-minutes before finishing.

Santorini: Island Highlights Half-Day Shore Excursion

4. Santorini: Island Highlights Half-Day Shore Excursion

Embark on an unforgettable half-day journey that unveils the mesmerizing beauty of Santorini's must-see attractions. This excursion is curated exclusively for passengers arriving from cruise ships. Upon arrival, your professional local guide will show you to a modern, air-conditioned bus. As they introduce you to the stunning wonders of this island, their passion will sweep you off your feet, helping you fall head over heels for Santorini's unparalleled charm and captivating ambiance. The promise of this exploration is not just the sights, but an immersive experience that you will remember long after you've left its shimmering shores. Experience the awe-inspiring views of the Aegean Sea and Caldera from the peaceful and picturesque neighborhood of Firostefani, where you'll discover the famous blue dome. Take in the symbolic elements of Oia, the most celebrated spot on the island, and immerse yourself in the local market, capturing unique photos to make your friends envious. Journey to the highest spot of the island, Prophet Ilias, and visit the famous old monastery, a sight that will leave you in awe. Please note that the monastery is closed from 15.10 till spring due to seasonal availability. Then, continue to Megalochori, where you'll marvel at the traditional architecture that you won't find anywhere else. But that's not all. Time permitting, we will visit the black beach and you will have some free time there. So if you want to have a swim, please pack your swimsuit with you. Explore the grape cultivation that results in tempting wine flavors. Optional wine tasting is also available at an additional cost. At the end of the tour, don't forget to grab a bite at a local restaurant (at your own expense) and take home some souvenirs from your Santorini adventure.

Santorini: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

5. Santorini: Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Start your Santorini adventure by meeting your friendly guide at your accommodation in Santorini, or at the meeting point near the cruise ship arrivals terminal (exit of the cable car station in Fira). After a quick meet and greet with your driver you will hop inside a fully air-conditioned, comfortable vehicle and set off on your journey.  Begin your day of exploration with a visit to one of the island's most popular and beautiful villages, Oia. Stroll through narrow passageways, enjoy a spot of shopping in the village's fashion streets, discover the castle of Oia and let yourself be seduced by the breathtaking view. Leaving Oia, your next stop will be Firostefani and Imerovigli, two beautiful villages connected to each other. From here you will have incredible panoramic views of the volcano, the rock of Skaros and the amazing blue dome. Take a stop and stroll around the traditional village of Megalochori. Visit a Traditional Greek cafe and taste a greek coffee or a refreshment. End your day with a visit to the highest point of Santorini, the mountain of prophet Elias. Keep in mind that if you book the private option the itinerary is completely flexible and can be customized to match your interests in the best way. The tour ends by getting dropped off at your initial point of pick-up, alternatively, a different location can be arranged. 

Santorini: Private Customizable Car Tour with a Local Guide

6. Santorini: Private Customizable Car Tour with a Local Guide

Your tour starts as your local expert picks you up from your hotel or meeting place in Fira. After settling on a final list of stops, you will embark on your Greek experience in comfort and safety as you travel to Oia Village for a little souvenir shopping. Your party will have ample opportunity to capture pictures of some of the most photogenic places in Santorini on your journey.  Take in the stark, ancient ruins dotting the hillside and capture photos of sailboats. See many old castles and churches and the whitewashed homes of Santorini residents.  Your local expert will take you by some of the most stunning churches in Pyrgos before reaching the pinnacle of Santorini, the Profitis Ilias Monastery. Here, see the island and the sea from an awe-inspiring 360-degree view. Experience a safe and enjoyable tour that exceeds your idea of learning about Greece.  A short walk through Megalochori Village gives you time to stretch your legs and traverse the rich, culture and heritage of the island. Learn local secrets and fun treasures about Greece that only a local can provide. Stop off for a refreshing swim at one of the black, sandy beaches of Perivolos or Perissa Beach where you will see why the area is unique.  This is a tailored shore excursion and you can add other options to your tour, including an exploration of the Akrotiri prehistoric city that was covered by volcanic ash more than 2,000 years ago.

Megalochori: Lost Atlantis 9D Experience Museum Entry Ticket

7. Megalochori: Lost Atlantis 9D Experience Museum Entry Ticket

Discover all the evidence that connects Plato’s lost Atlantis myth with the volcano eruption of the island through interactive videos. Explore the largest Atlantis diorama in the world and experience its everyday life through virtual windows in time with augmented reality. Follow Plato’s journey that inspired him to write about the ideal city, through an interactive fresco.  See a holographic representation of the geological evolution of Santorini island from the prehistoric ages until today. The Greek philosopher Plato comes to life in an animated hologram. Converse with him and ask him about his philosophy and the theory that Santorini could be the origin of the Atlantis myth.  Relive, with all your senses, the earthquake, the tsunami, and the volcanic eruption that led to the destruction of Atlantis in a 9D experience. Walk on lava inside an active volcano. Get dressed up and get pictures as a citizen of Atlantis.

Santorini: Three Wineries and One Brewery Tour with Tastings

8. 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: Horseback Riding Experience in Volcanic Landscape

9. Santorini: Horseback Riding Experience in Volcanic Landscape

Begin your horse riding experience at the stables in Megalochori. Ride along the paths of the vineyards and see their traditional layout. Continue along the south trails that lead to the secluded black sandy beach.  See small gorges and ravines carved into the volcanic rock and marvel at the unique Santorini landscape. Arrive at the black sandy beach with impressive rock formation cliffs in the background. Head to the top of the hill to enjoy panoramic views of the area.  Capture your experience with commemorative photos taken of you and your horse.

Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

10. Santorini: Private Highlights Tour by Minibus

Enjoy the first stop of the tour at Santorini Caldera and learn all about the details of its formation. Then, continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Explore 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. Explore the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level. Discover the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos and chose one of them. Take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations. Also, you can choose an optional winery and visit Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery, to taste the local wine. Admire the panoramic views, swim at the picturesque red or black sandy beaches, and relax over lunch at the seaside restaurant.

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,577 reviews

I couldn't have been happier with this tour! I booked it for 6 people and everyone said it was a highlight of our 5 island trip! Our guide took us to many places (both on my list and sights I didn't know). He shared his knowledge and experience, directing us to what we'd want to see and where we should linger. He was very helpful and friendly, too. Our private tour was a great value. I have been recommending this experience to everyone I know. Truly wonderful.

Thank you for your kind guide, Nikolas even New Year’s Eve. We enjoyed a lot with your friendly and detailed explanation. We got much deeper understandings about Santorini which we could not access from our guidebook. We would like to recommend the agency to include the charge for wine tasting in the tour price. Thanks again for valuable experiences.

Our Driver/Guide Arthur was excellent! He was very knowledgeable of the island and drove us to the scenic sights. We requested to do the wine tasting after we got picked up. but he had no problem arranging it for us. He was very patient and never rushed us. I highly recommend this!!

Arthur was an excepcional guide, great knowledge, attentive and friendly, very recomended!!

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