Ancient Akrotiri and Santorini Wineries Tour

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Uncover the fascinating history of Santorini on a guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations, a prehistoric town that has been frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. 

Some speculate that this may be the origin of “Atlantis”, a mythical city described in the scripts of the Greek philosopher “Plato” and has been lost in time since.

Ruins, frescoes, and impressive ceramic artifacts are just a few of the finds that add even more intrigue to the site as you wander around.

Continue your wine discovery in the island’s countryside visiting 3 traditional Santorini wineries and enjoy cellar tours to see how the wine-making process unfolds, from grape to glass.

Learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture traditions at the unforgiving island conditions & taste a selection of 12 Santorini wine styles such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6-hour in-depth history and wine tour led by a Greek archaeologist and an expertise sommelier.
  • Discover the fabled city of Akrotiri, lost for centuries underneath Santorini’s volcanic ash.
  • Hear the fascinating history of Akrotiri by a professional guide, uncovering the links between Plato’s “Atlantis” and the ash-covered prehistoric town of Akrotiri.
  • Visit three acclaimed wineries in the picturesque Santorini’s countryside.
  • Try up to 12 varietals of Santorini wine such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and Vinsanto.
  • Enjoy platters of local cheese and tapas alongside wine-tastings.
  • Admire the charming landscape filled with scenic villages and rolling hills.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Hotel / Airbnb pickup and drop-off.
  • Transportation by Mercedes-Benz air-conditioned mini-van
  • Guided tour of Akrotiri by a professional guide
  • Visits at three Santorini wineries all acclaimed by international experts
  • 12 different wine-tastings from Santorini and Greece
  • English-speaking wine expert guide / Sommelier
  • Mini wine-tasting tutorial of Greek wines
  • Local cheese and snacks to eat alongside wine-tastings at each of the wineries
  • Admission tickets at the Akrotiri site and the wineries
  • All taxes and tasting fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities (optional)

TOUR ROUTE

  • Akrotiri Excavations(1-Hour Guided Tour).
  • Hatzidakis or Gavalas Winery
  • Venetsanos winery or Estate Argyros
  • Artemis Karamolegos Winery or Avantis Cellars

TASTING INFORMATION

The wines served during the tour are mainly whites and dessert wines, as these are the kind of wines the island of Santorini produces. This is a gentle note for guests that only drink red wine.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Duration 6 hours approx. The exact duration may vary.
Available from April to October.

PICKUP INFORMATION

Parts of Santorini are built on a slope, in case your hotel/ Airbnb is inaccessible by car due to landscape, pedestrianized areas, or any other restrictions, your pickup will be set at a nearby meeting point location within walking distance from your accommodation that will be advised after your booking.

RATES

Small-Group Tour €200 EUR / person
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