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Santorini: Guided Winery Tour

1. Santorini: Guided Winery Tour

Learn about the history of winemaking in Santorini and what makes it so unique and famous all over the world. Visit both traditional and modern wineries, and have the chance to witness how Santorinian winemaking has grown throughout time. At each winery, taste different signature wines. Koutsoyannopoulos hosts important artwork by Greek and foreign artists in its old winery dating back to 1861. In its endeavor to continue the winemaking tradition, the grounds also include a modern winery offering renowned products of high quality.  Venetsanos winery provides incredible views over the Caldera and volcanic islands. First built in 1947, take the chance to discover the history and traditions as well as new winemaking techniques. Also visit Roussos, one of the most traditional wineries in Santorini.

Santorini: Ancient Greek Music Private Experience & Picnic

2. Santorini: Ancient Greek Music Private Experience & Picnic

Discover new horizons of musical hearings on a private tour. Revive ancient techniques and traditions at an atmospheric venue, once a very old winery. Explore tastes and aromas from the old to the new. Learn about the traditional agriculture of the island and the local products. Then, it’s time for a picnic. Stroll around a garden-like venue and taste refreshing local wine during your lunch. Experience the gastronomy of Santorini, the local flavors, and the fresh products, all under the Santorinian sky!

Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

3. 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.


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What people are saying about Megalochori

They take you to 3 big and important wineries of Santorini, the wines are quite similar along the 3 but each one has a distinctive characteristic. In the first one, the biggest one which owns most of the vineyards of the Island, they provide and incredible tasting with food to pair and a lot of explanations about how they care about their grapes and different kinds. The second one is also a museum, so you get a nice overview of wine history in the island, different processes and machines along the years. The last one has an incredible view. Being that it's not so easy to move around Santorini without a vehicle, I think the tour is also worth it because of the transportation. They pick us up and drop us in a close location to our hotel.

It was a really nice experience, we visited three wineries and learned a lot about history of Santorinian wine, tradition and people. We had a lovely group, and a patient guide. We were felt welcome and cozy everywhere we came, and the wineries, as well as their locations, are unexceptional places to visit

It was a very good wine tasting experience. We really enjoyed our time and it was great value for money.

Great tour planning and wine tasting experience and information about Santorini wine history.

One of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommended!