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Santorini: Half-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Tasting

1. Santorini: Half-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Tasting

Tour Santorini's countryside and visit the most distinct wineries on the island. 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. Day tour route with a morning departure available from April to early November• Boutari winery or Estate Argyros• Hatzidakis Winery or Gavalas Winery• Venetsanos Winery or Artemis Karamolegos winery Sunset tour route with an afternoon departure available from May to October• Boutari Winery, Artemis Karamolegos winery, or Avantis Estate Winery• Estate Argyros, Gavalas Winery, or Hatzidakis Winery• Venetsanos Winery (with sunset views, Greek cheese, and tapas)

Santorini: Custom Guided Tour by Electric Bike

2. Santorini: Custom Guided Tour by Electric Bike

Embark on a unique tour experience as you explore Santorini by electric bike. Plan your own route with your guides to see more of what you love. Choose from incredible viewpoints, traditional villages, beaches, and windmills, with tastings along the way. A luxury air-conditioned minivan will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the beachfront bike shop. Meet your guides and plan your route and stops. Then get an instructional session on how to use the Haibike AMT electric bike and try it out at the bike park. Choose your own pace and how much assist you want from the motor. Warm up on the popular beach side of the island, then start your custom guided tour. Take in the old pirate village of Emporio, where refreshing freshly-squeezed orange juice awaits. Follow donkey paths and trails to the best viewpoint of the island with a heart-shaped rock and a small chapel in the volcanic ash. Explore the traditional village of Megalochori and stop for a food and wine tasting. Enjoy local food at the Feggera restaurant, including fava beans, white eggplant salad, Dakos salad, Graviera cheese, and capers and caper leaves. Then, pick either an easy downhill route to Vlichada Beach and Vlichada port or visit the windmills of Emporio. Head back to the private black sand beach, swim in the sea, relax on the sunbeds or in the hot tub. Enjoy some refreshments before you are dropped back at your hotel.

Santorini: Spirits Tour with Wine, Beer and Liqueur Tastings

3. 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.

Megalochori Village Walk: Farm Food Tasting & Winery Tour

4. Megalochori Village Walk: Farm Food Tasting & Winery Tour

Enjoy a short walking tour of Megalochori with your local guide. Discover the history of the town as you stroll along its stone pathways and admire its stunning architecture.  Visit Gavalas winery and taste four delicious, local wines, accompanied with delicacies such as Greek cheese and Paximadia. Follow your guide to Anydro Farm. Experience picturesque rural landscapes and view the fresh agricultural produce.  Learn about local cuisine and culinary traditions, as you see different seasonal ingredients. Sample a range of different food, including broad beans and cherry tomatoes, all grown on the farm. Finish your tour with another wine tasting at Venetsanos Winery. 

Santorini: Local Tastes Food Tour

5. Santorini: Local Tastes Food Tour

Starting with a Greek coffee in a quiet local village, you will be able to taste some rare wines of the island and get to know the traditional side of Santorini on this food tour. You will then be taken to the most untouched, authentic villages of Santorini to have a closer look at everyday life of the locals and even meet some of them. You will learn about the unique local products including the famous cherry tomatoes of Santorini, fava, and rare grapes, a source of our excellent wine. Get ready to taste all these and more in homemade recipes passed down from generation to generation. Your first stop on the food tour will be to Megalochori, a village of Santorini’s hinterland that still maintains most of its traditional character, especially when it comes to food. This is where the locals come on a winter Sunday family lunch, or a night out with good friends. From here you will advance towards Emporio, where you will find a medieval fortress called Kasteli. Your next stop will be the Lighthouse of Akrotiri, which provides views to the caldera, the volcanoes and the Aegean Sea. Afterwards, you will visit a local bio farm, where you can take a look at how the fiery cherry tomatoes or the unusual white eggplants grow, and learn all about their cultivation, their history and of course, their taste. Following the bio farm, you will visit a traditional winery where you will learn all about vinification and partake in a tasting. The final stop will be the highlight of the tour, a stop to an authentic local tavern. here you will have the opportunity to savor time-honored traditional dishes such as fava, tomato-balls and white eggplant fritters.

From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

6. From Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Highlights Tour

Starting from the meeting point at Santorini's cable car, head to Firostefani for the first stop on your tour. See this famous blue dome church and enjoy a fantastic view of the nearby volcanic caldera. Next, you go to Oia, one of the top destinations in Santorini. Enjoy some free time to stroll around this traditional settlement and enjoy some refreshments by the caldera. Visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, which is over 300 years old. Located at an altitude of 560 meters, it offers a unique 360-degee panoramic view of the island which makes it the ideal spot to take great photos. While here, taste some of the local delicacies and hand made products. Next, stop at the village of Megalochori, a peaceful, picturesque settlement on the south side of the island. See its famous tripartite bell tower, pirate hideaways, and wine canavas. Learn how Megalochori has a long history of trading merchants and financial prosperity.  Finish the tour with a stop at Perivolos Beach, a black sand volcanic beach, where you can swim, do some water sports, or have a delicious lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

7. Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

Following a convenient pickup from your starting point on the island, start your private tour by heading to the village of Pyrgos, known as the island’s historic monument. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement is home to an 18th-century Venetian castle. Explore the remains of the fortress built into small alleys and circle-shape roads by the locals to fortify the area. The town is surrounded by vineyards, chapels, churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies, and pebbled paths. Continue your road trip by strolling the narrow pathways of the traditional village of Megalochori. This quaint settlement is made up of hundreds of small white painted houses with exquisite architecture, tiny alleys, tower bells, beautiful blue-domed churches, and underground cave houses. In this picturesque and non-touristic environment, you’ll truly be basking in the local culture and lifestyle. Next up, discover Emporio, the entryway to another era and the island's commercial center during the Venetian occupation. In medieval times, the inhabitants of this village used to build their houses side by side in small quaint streets so that they could protect themselves against pirates. Walk the narrow pathways of the Venetian castle and take memorable photos overlooking the volcanic landscape. Lastly, head to Akrotiri and visit the hidden gem of Santorini: the prehistoric Minoan Bronze Age settlement preserved in volcanic ash. One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, it was home to one of the first European civilizations. Tucked away at the southern tip of Santorini, this settlement prospered for centuries before being eradicated by a great volcanic eruption. End your private experience by returning to the starting point or another place of your preference on the island.

From Fira: Santorini Off The Beaten Path Private Tour

8. From Fira: Santorini Off The Beaten Path Private Tour

Explore the more unusual aspects of Santorini and get off the beaten path with this private guided tour. Relax and enjoy picture-perfect beaches, quiet local villages, and delicious seasonal tapas and local wines. Start the day in Fira, the capital and busiest town on the island. Bypass the typical route and discover a hinterland of art in Fira’s whitewashed back alleys where local artists exhibit their work such as paintings, sculptures, artifacts, and other unique creations. Moving on, visit the fabulous village of Oia, Santorini’s highlight where you’ll explore cliffside laneways and the back alleys of a pastel-colored old neighborhood with maritime and merchant history. Before leaving Oia, discover the smallest bookstore in the world. Housed in a stunning white traditional building, fall in love with this charming literary haven that has been mentioned in write-ups in The New York Times, The Guardian, and National Geographic. Continue your tour and uncover an inhabited castle village, one of the least visited on the island. While exploring this peaceful settlement, you’ll wander through narrow alleys with medieval charm and end up sipping coffee with a dessert in one of the most traditional island corners. Next, discover the hiding grounds of the locals during pirate raids while passing through natural pathways to a rock-carved church hidden from plain view. Then head to a secluded beach where you’ll enjoy its lunar yellow landscape and tranquil views. At your next stop, get familiar with the famous Santorini’s cherry tomato in a historic factory. Wander around its 19th-century heavy machines and hear old stories of local farmers who once reached the area with mules laden with baskets full of tomatoes, turning them into indigenous tomato paste. At your last stop now you’ll taste the true Santorini with a private wine tasting in an authentic old winery where Vinsanto and other delicious wines are made the old traditional way. Enjoy four glasses of wine varieties paired with mouth-watering seasonal local mezedes (local tapas).

Santorini: Wine Tasting Experience with a Gourmet Meal

9. Santorini: Wine Tasting Experience with a Gourmet Meal

The tour departs from Kamaria Village or Fira Town, depending on the option selected, and heads to the first stop of the day, Argyros Estate. Learn about the island’s indigenous grapes as well as the history of the estate. Taste four of the estate’s vintage wines, accompanied by an assortment of Greek cheese and bread sticks. Arrive at Venetsanos Winery next, which boasts panoramic views of the volcanic caldera. Discover the history of Santorini wine and the old techniques used to produce it as you explore the winery and taste exceptional wines. Finally, visit Artemis Karamolegos Winery for another guided tour and a tasting session of three unique wines. Once you have worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a delicious lunch of local dishes and traditional delicacies. Items included in the lunch are spinach salad, dakos salad, tzatziki, cheese spread, tomato fritters, chicken fillet, mushroom risotto, fresh fruit, and more.

Santorini: Private Photography Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

10. Santorini: Private Photography Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

Meet your friendly local guide, and get ready to experience fabulous Santorini through its unique tastes and magnificent picturesque spots. The day will start with a stroll around Fira, Santorini’s capital to spot uninterrupted views to Santorini Caldera while your guide will share with you Santorini’s ‘explosive’ stories! Continuing your tour, stop in a vantage point to admire the photogenic Blue Dome of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, the most-renowned Google and postcard location of Santorini. Do not get surprised if Beyonce or Lady Gaga takes selfies next to you! Either way, capture the best photos there and blow up your Instagram account! Later on, you’ll head to Oia, reasonably the most popular village of Santorini due to its dramatic setting at the edge of the steep cliff and its charismatic beauty. Stroll around cobblestone alleyways with whitewashed houses and Oia’s three bells Blue Domes, and click your cameras at our “local-secret” viewpoint spots! Next in the itinerary, you’ll move inland to the postcard-pretty village of Pyrgos, the former capital of Santorini where you’ll explore its pastel-colored houses, the old churches and vineyards and through the windy pathways, you’ll walk all the way up the ruins of a mediaeval castle so as to admire great vistas. Going downhill to the village, it’s time to relax your muscles in a lovely spot where you’ll wake up those taste buds with local seasonal mezedes (our Greek tapas) such as tomato fritters, fava, white eggplant, Apochti (cold cut) and Chlorotyri (local cheese). Once you’ve filled your belly, we’ll head to our next view point at the edge of the island. We’ll stop at one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, the Akrotiri Lighthouse, which dates back to 1892 and according to many, boasts the best views in all of Santorini! This tour wouldn’t be complete without tasting exceptional Santorini wines, being globally famous as the world’s oldest and with an exclusive character due to the volcanic conditions and specific cultivation techniques. Enjoy not one or two but four premium wines during a tasting session in a local winery with dazzling caldera views and a selection of local cuts and cheeses. Don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best of your trip to amazing Santorini. How you help the local community by joining this tour: You support local farmers and help preserve Satorini’s culinary traditions by sampling food locally sourced from Santorini and nearby islands. You visit 100% locally owned and run stores. At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally produced crafts and edibles. By visiting a local winery that follows traditional methods, you promote Santorini’s indigenous varieties of grapes and local ancient pruning techniques.

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What people are saying about Megalochori

Started on time and at the specified location. Very clear instructions. Transportation was clean and comfortable. The guide was fantastic - knowledgeable, resourceful, kind, genuine, patient, and very personable. He seemed to really know the island, the history, and the wines. He provided a unique local experience. Wineries were also great. Very private and catered experience for the tour group. We enjoyed some wineries more than others but overall we tried a wide selection of wine and were provided a decent amount of food to snack on. We especially liked the white wines from Santos. Highly recommend this experience.

Excellent tour guided by Gainni to 3 very different winery. 1 full of history, 1 home run & intimate & the last modern one with an excellent wine pairing lunch for 2hours. We ended the tour belly full & happy.

Extremely kind and knowledgeable guide, and the perfect sized group with fantastic local wines!

Wonderful experience, Yiannis was an excellent host and we would highly recommend him.

Guide, Yanas was excellent. Fun and educational day.