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Santorini: Guided Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings

1. Santorini: Guided Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings

Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle as you tour 3 of Santorini's wine estates. Discover ancient winemaking traditions, tour one of the top 10 wine museums in the world, and hear about the cutting-edge production facilities at one of the most imposing wineries on the island. Start your wine tasting tour at Venetsanos Winery, the first industrial winery on the island. This beautiful wine estate is located right above the Port of Athinios overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini. Learn about the winery's rich history and marvel at striking views. Take an optional guided tour led by a sommelier and learn about quality, enology, and flavor alchemy. Sample 4 of the estate's wines accompanied by an assortment of light snacks. Next, head to the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. This one-of-a-kind museum is nestled in a cave and took the family who owns the estate 21 years to create. Learn about the history of winemaking from an audio guide and taste 4 different wines served with crackers and chocolate. Finally, head to one of the most imposing wineries on the island of Santorini, Estate Argyros. Listen as specialized wine educators provide detailed information about the estate as well as the grape varieties indigenous to Santorini. Sip on 4 of the estate's current vintage wines accompanied by an assortment of fine Greek cheeses and breadsticks.

Santorini: Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting & Optional Meal

2. Santorini: Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting & Optional Meal

Take a break from traditional Santorini attractions and visit this fantastic local brewery, famous for its Blue Monkey beer. Discover the facilities on this incredible journey and learn about Ftelos beer from an expert while tasting it yourself, paired with the delicious bites. Notice the beautifully landscaped bioclimatic garden surrounding the brewery, which helps offset the industry’s carbon footprint and creates a pleasant microclimate inside and out. Ftelos Brewery produces on-site exquisite artisanal beer using signature local ingredients. Get to know their first bottled beer: the Blue Monkey beer, inspired by the blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri. Enjoy a beer-tasting experience of 6 artisanal beers paired with bites, and learn about the quality specifications and ingredients of each one by a beer expert. Being so close to the production area, you can see the whole unit, the control panel, and the fermentation and aging tanks. Watch the bottling, filtering, or tank cleaning process depending on the time and day you visit.

Santorini: Self-Guided Car Exploration Quiz

3. Santorini: Self-Guided Car Exploration Quiz

Come along for an exploration in the volcanic island of Santorini. The exciting history of Santorini stretches back into the prehistoric times encompassing ancient Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman traces. These, combined with the eruptions of its volcano and its reddish hillsides, grant the island its unique character. Let’s discover several picturesque settlements and learn more about the architecture of their smoothed edged, whitewashed houses. During our tour, we' ll see impressive churces that showcase the island’s multicultural flair and enjoy view points with breathtaking view. And don’t forget, this is not just an ordinary car tour. This is a gamified, self-guided exploration experience, where riddles and quizzes for each new place you visit, engage you more with your surroundings and make you discover even more exciting new things in each stop. The best explorer gets the biggest collection of gems and wins special rewards in our network of local souvenir shops and museums. Check out our handpicked collection of shops, they are really something!

Santorini: Private Romantic Guided Tour with Sunset & Dinner

4. Santorini: Private Romantic Guided Tour with Sunset & Dinner

You start your senses-bewitching experience with an introduction to the first & unique organic black currant vineyard in Santorini, walking among local varieties of organic herbs such as caper and thyme. The visit ends with a tasting of infused olive oil and a gift of a bottle of organic olive oil with herbs from our farm per visitor. Enjoy panoramic views during evening at the Aegean Sea and surroundings islands. A sunset like no other – after all, there can be no romance without the world’s most beautiful sunset! Get the most of Santorini’s sunset from Prophet Elias mountain, the highest point of Santorini, overlooking the entire island. Your romantic experience for two ends in the evening, at the Black Beach. A candlelit private space welcomes you for a relaxing cocktail paired with tasteful finger-food, while gazing upon the sea and stars in front of you.

Santorini: Wine Tasting and Food Pairing at 3 Wineries

5. Santorini: Wine Tasting and Food Pairing at 3 Wineries

Wine tasting in 3 wineries accompanied by a delicious degustation menu. Winery 1 Duration: Aprox 45 minutes Wine Tasting of four (4) wines Greek goat cheese and rusks Sampled wines: assyrtico, aidani, nychteri, dessert wine mezzo or vinsanto. Winery 2 Duration: Aprox 1 hour Wine Tasting of three or four (3-4) wines A short tour in the estate’s vineyards and production areas. A wine tasting of 3-4 wines followed by assorted snacks and delicacies. Short presentation and information on Santorinian vineyards and its unique characteristics. Designated sommelier of the winery throughout the tour. Winery 3 Duration: Aprox 2 hours Wine Tasting of five (5) wines. Food and wine pairing. A 5 course traditional Greek degustation menu, presented in a contemporary way (designed by top executive chef), emphasizing on combining local fresh produce and materials with several types of Greek Santorinian wine. Meal includes traditional bruschettes, Santorinian fava, octopus, feta cheese puffs and the popular Greek dish Moussaka followed by homemade dessert. In the summer time we end our tour with a caldera stop to watch the sunset. Drop-off to your hotel or villa. -Greek meal is available between April and mid October- -Wine/food list may vary according to seasonality-

Private Santorini Wine Tour with Certified Wine Guide

6. Private Santorini Wine Tour with Certified Wine Guide

Begin your private Santorini wine-tasting tour with a pickup from your hotel or the nearest accessible location, and then spend the day tasting and discovering with an expert licensed wine guide. Learn more about Santorini's winemaking process and unique viticulture as you drive through dry fields and vineyards with the driver/sommelier. Santorini's volcanic aspa soil allows it to produce wine that is mineral-rich and has subtle flavor characteristics. Grapes are grown in baskets close to the ground on the island, which helps to retain precipitation. Visit the wine estate cellars to follow the winemaking process from grape harvest to wine maturation. Your guide will lead you on a tour of one of the estate's volcanic vineyards, where you will be able to sample up to 12 different island wine varieties from the region, such as assyrtiko and vinsanto. Visit three of the finest wineries in Santorini on this wine tour. Proceed to the final wine estate's open terrace for an outdoor wine tasting and a tapas dish with views of the Santorini caldera. After a fascinating half-day experience, your private Santorini winery tour will end with a return at the same point you were picked up.

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What people are saying about Mesaria

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Dimitris was an amazing guide! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and made our tour enjoyable beyond expectations! Pick from our hotel was easy. He called the hotel ahead of time, and organized a pick up spot. The first of the three wineries was a small, family-owned winery in Megalochori. Here, he gave us the option of taking a short walk through the picturesque village to get to the winery. It was a a great added experience! The next winery included an underground museum that was very informative. The last winery was the biggest and most modern. All three were great! The tour also gave us a good chance to see more of the island and for Dimitris to teach us things not just about wine! It was a great tour!

Absolutely fantastic. Would book this again ourselves and recommend it to others any day. Our guide went above and beyond and made it a truly unique experience that was an incredible value when all was said and done. In fact, we liked our guide so much that if he stopped by our neck of the woods we would offer him a bed in our own home. And that says a lot.

The tour was very good, fun, and informative! Everything you could possibly want. It was also very easy - pickup and drop off from hotel.

The advice is great, the welcome also and the beers delicious and well accompanied. I recommend!

Comfortable transport. Knowledge driver. Lovely mix of wineries