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Santorini: Ftelos Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

1. Santorini: Ftelos Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

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 most delicious local snacks. 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 a luxurious snack, 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: Guided Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings

2. 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.

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5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The tour was not long, I expected a bit more, but the person who was in charge was knowledgeable and very friendly- she even took our pictures. The facilities are new, clean and have picture worthy spots. The beer tasting was very good, all of the 6 beers were tasty. I’m not a beer drinker myself, but totally enjoyed the experience. A different person came to our table and explained what ingredients and profiles the beers have. They have a menu that you can order food from (our group did not order any, as our tasting came with some appetizers to pair with the beers) but the plate descriptions sounded yummy. Overall, a great experience.

This was an absolute amazing experience for me and my significant other. Our tour guide was Panagiota and she was by far the absolute BEST tour guide we’ve ever had with all the countries we’ve been to. Her attentiveness to our overall comfort was impeccable. She even offered to take multiple pictures of us throughout the tour as she educated us on the history of Santorini wines and vineyards. I will definitely recommend this company to anyone and specifically Panagiota! She was amazing! Great tour.

Theodore gave us an excellent experience! He was very friendly and knowledgeable, we had so much fun! Absolutely recommend!!

wonderful guide with amazing wine tasting and vineyard tours!