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Perissa: Santorini Bike Rental for Beaches & Megalochori

1. Perissa: Santorini Bike Rental for Beaches & Megalochori

This tour takes you & your friends on a one-of-a-kind discovery. Pedal across Perissa – Perivolos beach – the most famous & popular black sandy beach – or Vlychada with its tomato museum & the Red beach. Get breathtaking views of the sea & the mountains & witness the wild side of the island like never before! You have full freedom to make your own route and spend a full day of exploring. Feel free to ask us for any inside info, off-track trails and ways to discover the island of Santorini in a unique way.

Santorini: Unexplored Culture Day Trip with Farm Visit

2. Santorini: Unexplored Culture Day Trip with Farm Visit

Did you know Santorini has an industrial past? Though! You explore it in the once tomato factory, transformed into the tomato industrial museum, in Vlychada. You see before your eyes the traditional methods of tomato producers, hand-in-hand with the museum’s exhibits. Of course, you enjoy the local producers’ unique products, famous for their quality and special taste! Visit a Ceramic studio, create unique handcrafted decoration and tableware ceramic objects using distinctive techniques. Their designs and forms are inspired from the life and  nature of Santorini. The black volcanic earth, the red terracotta, the blue of the sea, the white and the red-orange color of the sunset. Get impressed from a Folklore Museum where the workplaces and home rooms of the people of Santorini are recreated through the recent past. Every room is replicated using original items are tirelessly collected over the years. Visitors can walk through narrow paths get to the square and the cafe, see the distillation of a bygone era and see through half-open doors and windows the recent past of Santorini.

From Perissa: Santorini Guided Cycling Tour to Vlychada

3. From Perissa: Santorini Guided Cycling Tour to Vlychada

You will learn about the cultivation, processing & production of tomato; You will get to witness a full range of the processing machinery, hand-written account books of the plant, old tools as well as audiovisual material with stories of people who worked there. Last but not least, you will taste traditional juicy tomatoes & seal your own tomato pulp. The Museum has a shop with memorabilia for anyone interested. Following our visit to Santorini’s Tomato Industrial Museum we navigate to Vlychada beach – located on the south coast of Santorini. It stands out for the overwhelming carved cliffs that resemble a sculptor’s work but is, in fact, a natural process owed to the volcano, the wind and the sea. It is a lengthy beach with relatively shallow waters and dark volcanic sand and pebbles. There you will get to quench your thirst with light refreshments at the beach bar. Our trip ends by returning to Perissa – the initial meeting point.

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What people are saying about Tomato Industrial Museum

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4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Really great service. Bikes were good and customer service excellent. Would do this again if we happen to visit in the future.

The tour was delightful, my host was very friendly. We had time for a convenient stop at the supermarket on the way home.