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Santorini: 4-Hour Small Group Wine Tasting Tour

1. Santorini: 4-Hour Small Group Wine Tasting Tour

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.   

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Santorini: 4-Hour Sunset Wine Tour

2. Santorini: 4-Hour Sunset Wine Tour

Taste a variety of the fine wines of Santorini on a 4-hour wine tour of the island, visiting 3 Santorini wineries, and enjoying 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 most crisp 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. The itinerary for the Sunset Wine Tour includes visits to the Boutari Winery or Estate Argyros and finally to the Venetsanos Winery, where you’ll enjoy both the wines and the sunset views.

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Santorini Half-Day Wine Adventure Tour

3. Santorini Half-Day Wine Adventure Tour

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)

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Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

4. Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

Start your tour with a visit to Venetsanos Winery, which is located in the most breathtaking location, offering incredible views over the caldera and volcanic islands. 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.

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Santorini: Guided Winery Tour

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

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Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

7. Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

Journey to Oia to get panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Admire the white houses and blue domed churches, and get stunning views from the village of Imerovigli. Stop in Firostefani to see its blue domed church, and then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias, 200 feet above sea level. Look inside the monastery at the top of the mountain. Visit the village of Pyrgos and stroll the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle.  Taste some rare wines in the Venetsanos winery and learn more about the island's wine making traditions. Head to Black Beach at Perivolos and get recommendations on where to enjoy lunch, or get dropped off at your hotel or in Fira.

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Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

8. Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Unravel the architectural beauty of Oia, perched on the steep edge of the caldera. See a cascade of beautiful cave houses. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views from the Venetian castle ruins on this private guided tour of Santorini. Make your way through the narrow cobblestone streets as blue-domed churches break the display of white. Admire the blooming flowers that appear on adorable little balconies. Let your guide show you the highest viewpoint of Profitis Ilias mountain for a majestic view of the Aegean Sea. Locate beautiful bell towers at the village of Megalochori. Learn about Santorini's local life, culture, and religion. Conclude the tour at a traditional Santorini winery. Indulge in the authentic flavors of the island as you sip on local wine made from grapes grown in the volcanic soil.

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Santorini: The Wine Lover's Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

9. Santorini: The Wine Lover's Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

Visit the island's most distinctive wineries and renowned estates of Santorini on a full-day wine tasting journey. The tour covers the five top winemaking estates of Santorini and winetasting of 20 different styles of wine alongside local snacks, cheese and a full lunch at one of the wineries. Walk around a volcanic vineyard learning about the unique local grape varietals created through the volcanic ash, enjoy private cellar tours inside each winery and taste all the different types of crisp whites, spicy reds and sublimely sweet vinsanto wines. Enjoy a 4-course degustation menu with freshly prepared traditional dishes at one of the wineries, paired with fine wines the estate produces. Top the experience with a breathtaking view of the sunset alongside a chilled glass of wine overlooking the blue of Santorini at a hilltop awarded winery, on the cliffs of the caldera. Tour Route:  · Estate Argyros · Gavalas traditional winery  · Chatzidakis Winery (organic wines) · Artemis Karamolegos Winery (Lunch) · Venetsanos Winery (sunset views)

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Santorini: Ancient Greek Music Private Experience & Picnic

10. 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!

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What people are saying about Megalochori

This was a great tour! Our guide was wonderful, and she did a great job of explaining each wine. The 3 wineries were beautiful, and gave great snacks. The cost was maybe just slightly too high for what the tour was, but I would imagine it would cost a lot to go to each winery even if you weren't on a tour. This was a great experience, and we had a lot of fun.

Such a nice tour. Great to be able to try several different wineries and have the transportation covered! Maria was such a lovely host and we had such a nice time with the group. Definitely one of our best memories from Santorini. Would recommend to anyone.

Amazing from start to finish. Visited 3 vineyards and all were great. Maria was a great host/guide. Very fun time.

Great guide, very knowledgeable about the area, wines, and traditions of the island. Highly recommend

Fantastic experience, great wineries, and vista's, ran short on time but everything was great!