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Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

1. Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

Start the day with a traditional Greek coffee after meeting with a local food guide in the square of Firostefani village (next to Fira). Walk towards the famous blue-domed church of Santorini (the perfect spot for photos) followed by a sample of local mezes in a traditional tavern. Walk towards Fira on a footpath on the caldera's edge with sea and volcano views. A glass of local beer is the perfect welcome to the capital of Santorini. Follow your guide through the historical alleyways and paths with several stops for samples of local treats, including olive oil and souvlaki. Visit the daily market with fresh fish and vegetables. Enjoy a midday meal at a tavern with caldera views. Try the sweetest Loukoumades. Experience both the Mediterranean and Santorini sides of Greek cuisine. Meet locals, from the tavern owners to local farmers, souvlaki griller to honey producers. 

Santorini Cooking Class and Wine-Tasting Tour

2. Santorini Cooking Class and Wine-Tasting Tour

Treat yourselves to a fun and informative wine tour in Santorini, followed by a culinary feast filled with Santorini flavors and traditional Greek delights. The day starts with a visit to volcanic vineyard. Stroll past the unique basket vines and learn everything about the local viticulture that makes Santorini's vine-growing unique. During your tour, visit 2 traditional wineries and sample the island's delicious wines including  Assyrtiko, Nykteri and Vinsanto. Learn how to cook like a Greek under the guidance of a local chef at a traditional restaurant. Enjoy plenty of Greek appetizers along the way, and come away with some classic Greek recipes to impress your friends back home with. Of course, you'll also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of your cooking lesson.

Santorini Cooking Class with Wine Tasting & Lunch

3. Santorini Cooking Class with Wine Tasting & Lunch

A blend of Santorini’s best tastes and flavors with a touch of your own effort to cook authentic Santorinian recipes are the main ingredients of this tour experience. The tour includes the a visit to a winery, a local far, and a hands-on cooking lesson, by local experts, along with information about the local wines and finally, the pleasure of enjoying your gastronomic creations. What will you take with you? Experience the joy of cooking traditional Santorinian dishes, savor the memory of an exquisite gastronomic experience with the delicious tastes of the island, and take home a booklet with all the recipes you cooked. This tour is perfect for foodies, honeymooners, cooking class aficionados, or food and wine lovers. Depending on the tour you choose, one or more from of these places will be visited, based on availability: Sigalas Estate, Vassaltis Vineyards, Avantis Estate, Gavalas Winery, Koutsogianopoulos Winery & Wine Museum, Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Gaia Wines, Hatzidakis Winery, Venetsanos Winery or Boutaris Winery. All of these wineries are worth a visit, and they all are unique. Amazing wines, gorgeous locations and remarkable facilities are supplemented by your sommelier who will lead the tasting.

Santorini: Around the Island by Electric Bike

4. Santorini: Around the Island by Electric Bike

The tour starts in Emporio. From there, you can make a stop at the old city of Castelli and admire the beautiful narrow streets and houses. Then you continue your tour travelling through the wine roads to Megalochori, where you will stop for wine tasting at one of the oldest wineries of Santorini, Venetsanos Winery, or for Greek coffee or juice at a local coffee house. To continue your tour, pedal along the traditional road of Megalochori to enjoy the Caldera view. For the journey back, you will follow a different road again through the vineyards and pass under the windmills of Emporio.

Santorini: Sunset and Wine Tasting Tour by Electric Bike

5. Santorini: Sunset and Wine Tasting Tour by Electric Bike

Experience one of the legendary sunsets of Santorini on an electric bike tour and navigate the hilly countryside with ease. Starting in Emporio, the the tour will take you to the old city of Castelli to admire the beautiful narrow streets among the typical whitewashed houses of the Cyclades. Continue your cycle along the wine roads to the traditional square in the tranquil village of Megalochori. Pedal along traditional roads to enjoy the Caldera view. Then, continue into the heart of the island to enjoy a delicious wine tasting with finger food and many types of cheese at one of the oldest wineries in Santorini, Venetsanos Winery. End the evening watching the sunset across the Aegean Sea from a stunning view point.  For the journey back, you will follow a different road through the vineyards and pass under the windmills of Emporio.

Santorini: Greek Food & Wine Tasting Tour

6. Santorini: Greek Food & Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy the best of Santorini’s gastronomy with a Greek Food & Wine Tasting Tour. You will be introduced to the best places of Santorini, showcasing the depth of the food and wine culture on the island. Explore secrets and recipes passed down generations, learn about their historic significance and tour well-known family estate wineries. Combine a visit to two Santorini wineries and a 3-course delicious Greek-Meze style menu at a lovely restaurant where you'll enjoy both the local food and wine. Simultaneously you will learn all about the food and wine culture in Santorini with tips on Greek gastronomy. This tour is ideal for foodies, adventure types, wine lovers and anyone who wants to try a complete gastronomic experience in Santorini.

From Fira: Santorini Off The Beaten Path Private Tour

7. 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).

Megalochori Village Walk: Farm Food Tasting & Winery Tour

8. 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. 

Tour Santorini with a Professional Photographer

9. Tour Santorini with a Professional Photographer

Embark on a four-hour tour of the island of Santorini, customized to visit the sites you'd like to see most. Your guide is also a professional photographer who will document each scenic moment of your visit on film. Within two weeks, you'll receive a collection of the photographs taken as the ultimate souvenir of your visit. While you can decide on the destinations you'd like to visit, it is suggested you begin in Oia, the stunning cliffside village with views over Santorini's caldera and the glittering Aegean. Pose for photographs with Oia's famous windmill or the caldera in the background before visiting charming Imerovigli, a classic Greek village with whitewashed churches and blue-domed houses. The next destination of your journey will be the Profitis Ilias Monastery, a historic church built on the highest point of the island and promising spectacular, 360-degree views. It's the ideal spot to capture on film and will surely be a highlight of your visit. Your flexible itinerary can include any location you've got your heart set on visiting. Your guide can also take you to visit one of the island's many incredible wineries or stop for a visit at the Black or Red Beach if you'd like a closer look at Aegean. Once the tour is completed, you will return to the meeting point or back on your cruise ship in plenty of time for departure. Though your tour has finished, you can look forward to receiving your professional photographs of your day a few weeks later.

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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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 60 reviews

We did this tour on our first day in fira with a great guide... it was a great experience with plenty of food and drink samples, we couldn't have eaten another thing. Would recommend.. we booked a few days before we arrived.

Amazing experience with Dimi, our guide. So knowledgeable about the island and Greek cuisine! Took us to great restaruants and scenic view points as well. Highly recommend!

Such an excellent tour - the food was amazing and Aristotle taught us a lot about the area. Everyone seemed to have a good time and I would definitely recommend this tour.

Had a great time and tasted great food. Make sure you go at the beginning of your travels so you can use the information you get for the rest of your trip.

Personable tour guide, great food, well-paced, everything we could ask for!