Maybe you’ve heard of the award winning wines of Santorini that many sommeliers have considered to be ‘true treasures’. You’ll have a chance to experience these gems of the wine world on this luxury 6 hour guided tour of 4 of Santorini’s best wineries: the Winery Museum of Koutsougianopoulos, Boutari Winery, Santos Winery, and Gavalas Winery. Included also is a stop at the re-opened 3,500 year old Akrotiri Excavation site. We’ve chosen to have lunch time at the Kamari beach at one of the adorable beach side cafes,with time allotted for a little beach walking on the black lava beach.
You’ll rendezvous with your guide at your appointed place and then in an A/C vehicle you’ll head out of the capital, Fira, and go to the first winery of the day, the winery Museum of Koutsougianopoulos. This is a little corny but very educational. It’s a 300′ long tunnel filled with life size animated puppets showing you the wine making process using many rare antique machines. then onto the wine sampling. You’ll sample 4 tastes of their beautiful wines. Plus, there is a gift shop for souvenirs. NOTE: make sure to sample the fantastic award winning “Kamaritis wine”. Ask your guide how grapes can grow in a land with no rain and also the excavation of grape roots from 3,500 years ago.
We’ll also be sampling some great wines at the 100 year old Santo winery which, as Trip Advisor reviewers say, “ has spectacular views of the Caldera and island”, “the wine is very good”, “our wedding vows were held here— it was PERFECT”, and “ten times better view than anywhere else.”
Gavalas Winery is the last winery and we are confident that you will have a difficult time choosing a favorite from among all of them. In addition to the wine tasting, there will fine cuisine at a great Kamari Beach seaside cafe lunch of authentic Greek Mediterranean food. Afterward, spend some time walking on the adjacent black lava sand.
A visit to the famed 3500 year old Akrotiri excavation site is included as a special treat to round out this fantastic day tour.