Overview – Santorini Wine Tasting Tour and History
Explore the myths and the legends of Santorini Island on a 5-hour History and Wine Tasting Tour. Visit the vineyards which surround most of the traditional villages of Santorini, especially those around the Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. On this private tour, you will also taste delicious volcanic wines at three traditional island wineries.
Highlights – Santorini Wine Tasting Tour and History
Itinerary – Santorini Wine Tasting Tour and History
Uncover the myths of Santorini on 5-hour guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city. During the Minoan volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago the city was frozen in time by ash that fell. Some speculate that this is the origin of Atlantis, a mythical city lost in time.
Admire the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storied building, their magnificent wall paintings, excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement’s great prosperity.
Discover evidence of wine making that has estimated to date back to the 3rd Millennium BC, making Santorini one of the oldest wine-making regions in the world.
Santorini winegrowers produce some of the world’s most distinctive wines. Its success is due to the volcanic soil that gives the wine its rich minerals and light flavour. The vineyards of this volcanic island use innovative farming methods to overcome the harsh environment. Grapes are coiled into a basket shape at ground level, and harvesting on Santorini is by hand.
Continue your wine discovery by strolling through the island’s basked wineries and learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture. Visit 3 of the island’s wineries, and enjoy cellar tours of each one to see how the winemaking process unfolds. Take a walking tour around one of the volcanic vineyards to discover the grapes growing in unforgiving island conditions. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.
Pick up from your Santorini hotel, the airport, ferry or cruise port, or a location in Santorini where you would like to start.
A deposit of € 50 Euros is required to secure your day with us.
You will pay the balance in cash after the end of the tour.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Cruise passenger pick-up
All cruise passengers with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira, by tender boats. From the port, you will take the cable car up to Fira town.
The journey with a cable car takes 3 minutes and costs €5 Euros. Approximate start of the tour should be 1 hour after the scheduled arrival of the cruise ship.
The meeting point for the tour is at the cable car’s exit in Fira town. Your guide will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name.
Please include the name and arrival time of your ship, and full name and mobile phone number when booking of the tour in order for your pick-up to be arranged.
Your guide will meet you at the hotel entrance door
Drop-off / End Point
Same as the meeting point
DURATION: 5 Hours
Type: Private Tour
HIGHLIGHTS: Akrotiri Excavations and three Wineries
From € 360 per tour
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