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Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

1. Santorini: Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting & Sunset in Oia

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Santorini's highlights. Visit the iconic blue-domed churches of Oia, admire the views from Profitis Ilias, and relax on the shores of Perissa Beach before some well-deserved wine tasting. After pickup from your hotel, board the luxury coach and drive to Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island. Take in an incredible panorama of the entire island of Santorini, and the stunning deep blue color of the Aegean Sea while learning about the island´s fascinating volcanic history. Wander around the courtyard of the 18th-century monastery that sits on top of the mountain. Then visit the Saint Nektarios chapel and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Continue to the village of Pyrgos, a hidden gem of Santorini. Wander through its winding alleys and immerse yourself in its traditional atmosphere. See typical houses, blue-domed churches, and quaint shops. Walk up to its imposing castle for beautiful vistas of the surrounding area. The next stop is Emporio, where you will join a guided walk and visit the small Venetian fortress. Feel like you’re on the set of Mamma Mia as you discover the many doorways, windows, alleys, and arches of this picturesque medieval village. Continue to Perissa Beach, also known as Black Beach. Here, there will be plenty of free time to go swimming in the sea or have lunch at one of the Greek tavernas facing the beach. Take the opportunity to taste local Santorinian wine, one of the most famous products of the island. Learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a private wine tasting session of 3 wines made of local grape varieties. In the early evening, arrive at the cliff-top village of Oia with its famous blue-domed churches. Embark on a guided walk from Saint George's Church in the most peaceful part of Oia. Learn about Oia´s glorious maritime past and admire elegant captains' mansions and cave-like houses along the way. Once at the bustling castle area, enjoy some free time to take some photos, shop, or have a relaxing drink. Finally, watch an incredible sunset before meeting up with your guide opposite Platsani Church. Board the bus for a relaxing evening journey with drop-off back at your hotel.

Santorini: Cooking Lesson with Wine Tasting or Beach Visit

2. Santorini: Cooking Lesson with Wine Tasting or Beach Visit

With the help of a professional local chef, you'll get hands-on training and you will learn new cooking techniques that can easily be repeated at home. You'll discover our traditions and learn tips about the unique Santotinian and Mediterranean cuisine. Vegetarians are welcome. You can cook a fully vegetarian menu. THE MENU 1. Authentic Santorinian Salad. Santorinian cherry tomatoes, katsouni (local cucumber), spring onions, fresh goat cheese 2. Traditional tomato fritters Cherry tomatoes, onions 3. Fava (yellow split peas puree). Yellow split peas, dry onions, bay leaves 4. a. Pork fillets in Vinsanto wine sauce. Pork, spring onion, visanto wine b. Santorinian spaghetti (1st alternative to pork dish) Santorinian tomato paste, garlic. c. Mushrooms in Visanto wine sauce (2nd alternative to pork dish). Choose one of the options if you wish to combine your cooking class with a winetasting session with 5 PDO Santorini wines and a wine tour and/or with a visit to Perivolos black sand beach, where you will enjoy a cocktail and fruit salad as you recline on private sun-loungers. Santorini not only boasts of breathtaking views but produces a range of wines from 40 different indigenous grape varieties. The wine tasting session includes a tour of the winery cellars with an expert sommelier, followed by wine-tasting.

Santorini: Guided Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings

3. 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: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

4. Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

The tour starts late in the morning by picking you up from your hotel. After a short drive the small group will reach the traditional village of Megalochori and you will have the opportunity to visit the famous "symposion by la ponta" an amazing workshop of traditional Greek music instruments full of information about Greek mythology and music. Continue to Emporio village, stroll around the small picturesque streets and see the best preserved Venetian castle which used to be the medieval trade center of the island. Leaving Emporio you will have some free time to relax and enjoy a lazy break at the most famous black sandy beach of the island at Perivolos, where you can swim or even have lunch, tasting the local flavors. Later, the group will drive around the castle of Akrotiri and will have a short photo stop to enjoy the view of the castle the amazing caldera from the south part of the island. Afterward you will visit the village of Pyrgos which is built on the top of a hill, you will walk to the top where the Venetian castle overlooks the caldera and get a panoramic view of the island. After the walk to the castle you will relax in an old canava and taste local wines. Subsequently, the group will make a short stop in Firostefani, where you can take breathtaking photos of the famous Blue Dome and the Rock Of Skaros, where the capital of the island used to be during the Venetian period. The tour will finish in Oia village. Explore the narrow passageways and discover the old captain's houses, the unique cave houses, and the romantic chapels. Later you will watch the spectacular sunset over the caldera while being inside the Venetian castle of Oia. After such a lovely day you will be driven back to your hotel.

Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

Journey to Oia to get panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Admire the white houses and blue domed churches, and get stunning views from the village of Imerovigli. Stop in Firostefani to see its blue domed church, and then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias, 200 feet above sea level. Look inside the monastery at the top of the mountain. Visit the village of Pyrgos and stroll the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle.  Taste some rare wines in the Venetsanos winery and learn more about the island's wine making traditions. Head to Black Beach at Perivolos and get recommendations on where to enjoy lunch, or get dropped off at your hotel or in Fira.

Santorini: 5-Hour Foodie and Drinks Tour with Local Guide

6. Santorini: 5-Hour Foodie and Drinks Tour with Local Guide

After being picked up from your hotel, begin your tour at a traditional farm in Akrotiri. Enjoy tasting Santorinian wine, and local delicacies such as fava paste, and homemade traditional sweets. Pause to take in the stunning sea view and snap a few photos from the nearby lighthouse before heading to the highest point on the island: the Prophet Elias Monastery. Here, take a moment to reflect in the monastery's orthodox chapel, and taste local products made by the monks, including olive oil, capers, and nuts. Next, stop and chat for a while over a relaxing coffee break in the charming, traditional village of Pyrgos. Smell and taste original Greek coffee or choose to enjoy the new trend of iced coffee accompanied by sweet homemade cakes. End your foodie and drink tour with a meal at the To Pinakio restaurant in Kamari, known for its authentic Greek food inspired by Cycladic and Cretan cuisine. Enjoy your meal as you listen to live music from a local band - a true local experience.

Santorini: Sightseeing Tour with Wine Tasting

7. Santorini: Sightseeing Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience the traditional picturesque villages of Santorini and try a variety of local wines and delicacies. Admire the view of the lighthouse and get to the highest point of the island on a 5-hour tour with a private tour guide, plus a local driver. Morning island tour with a luxury private van and private tour guide, plus a local driver (Monastery Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos Village, Megalochori Village, Lighthouse, the Black Beach, 1 traditional winery). Private or group tour (depending on availability and preferences) is included in several parts of the island and 1 winery and lasts about 5 hours. Best Moments: Luxurious transportation with air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van. Private tour guide, plus a local driver for your tour. Reach the highest place of Santorini, the Monastery of Profitis Ilias. Tour in the traditional village of Pyrgos. Admire the volcanic beach of the island, the Black Beach. Guided tour of the traditional village of Megalochori. Admire the last rock of Santorini, the Lighthouse. Visit 1 traditional winery, walk into a volcanic vineyard and discover the unique viticulture. Explore the cellars of the winery and see where wine is bottled and matured. Taste a selection of 4 different types of Santorini wine. Enjoy a fun, educational and intimate experience. Itinerary: The tour starts from your hotel in the morning. The first destination being the Monastery of Profitis Hlias. It is the highest mountain of Santorini and is a pre-volcano part of the island. Stay for panoramic photos with fantastic 360o views of the island. Visit a traditional village of Santorini, Pyrgos. Pyrgos (Tower) of Kallisti or simply Pyrgos is the highest village of Santorini. Walk to the beautiful alleys of Pyrgos and stop for souvenirs or coffee. The third destination we will walk in the small narrow streets into a beautiful and traditional village, Megalochori. Then admire the last rock of Santorini, the Lighthouse. The next destination is the most famous volcanic beach of the island,the Black Beach. Finally, visit a traditional winery will take place where you will have the chance and get to know the bottling and the maturing process of Santorini wines. Try 4 different types of volcanic wines accompanied by local snacks.

Santorini: Full-Day Small Group Tour

8. Santorini: Full-Day Small Group Tour

You'll begin at Firostefani, a small village north of Fira, where you'll find the most visited blue dome church on the island. Enjoy the spectacular views of the volcano, the caldera, and Fira. Your next stop, Oia, located on the northern tip of the Santorini, offers the best views of the island. In the village, you shop or walk around to discover the typical architecture of Santorini. Continue to Profitis Ilias, the highest spot on Santorini at 567 meters, located between Pyrgos and Kamari. This vantage point offers you a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire island. Next, enjoy wine tasting at Santo Wines, a local winery with an amazing view. The volcanic soil and the special climate give the local wine a unique taste, which has made it famous worldwide. The last stop of the tour is the famous Red Beach. The red and black volcanic rocks create a unique and somewhat eerie landscape, which makes the Red Beach a popular destination. Your tour concludes at the drop-off point of your preference.

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What people are saying about Pyrgos Kallistis

Wow! What an AMAZING tour. Out of all of the things we did in Santorini, I HAVE to say that this tour is a must. You get SO much information about the island. You see so much of the island. Lilly is the absolute best. She is funny, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable. She will take pictures for you wherever you would like and has specific spots that she will make sure you get pictures at because they are stunning. It really gives you the perfect idea of the island because you get to see so much in one day. We decided to do this tour on the first day and it was a great idea. We got to see places that we knew we would like to come back to when we rented ATVs to explore the island by ourselves. And which places we were pretty sure we saw all there is to offer there. Lilly is the most amazing tour guide. Make sure you book this tour, it will absolutely not disappoint!

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 duo staff of Lily and the driver made this tour exceptional. My husband and I had never been to Santorini Island and this was a great overview. Lily speaks from her heart and takes great care of the group. It was an wonderful blend of local history, experiences of wine tasting and beach and ending the day with an Oia sunset.

The guide Lili was great, very funny, entertaining and gave us a lot of information about the island. I would repeat with Lili again

This was an amazing day! The class was fun and delicious!! And the wine tasting and vineyard was excellent