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Santorini: Guided Winery Tour

1. Santorini: Guided Winery Tour

Learn about the history of winemaking in Santorini and what makes it so unique and famous all over the world. Visit both traditional and modern wineries, and have the chance to witness how Santorinian winemaking has grown throughout time. At each winery, taste different signature wines. Koutsoyannopoulos hosts important artwork by Greek and foreign artists in its old winery dating back to 1861. In its endeavor to continue the winemaking tradition, the grounds also include a modern winery offering renowned products of high quality.  Venetsanos winery provides incredible views over the Caldera and volcanic islands. First built in 1947, take the chance to discover the history and traditions as well as new winemaking techniques. Also visit Roussos, one of the most traditional wineries in Santorini.

Santorini: Sunset Wine Tour with Pickup & Guide

2. Santorini: Sunset Wine Tour with Pickup & Guide

Taste a variety of the fine wines of Santorini on a wine tour of the island. Visit 3 Santorini wineries, and enjoy a Santorini sunset at your final stop. Sample as many as 12 different varietals, including wines made from the indigenous Assyrtiko grape. Learn about the island’s unique viticulture that produces some of the crispest and seductively sweet wines in the Mediterranean. Explore a volcanic vineyard, visit wine cellars, and enjoy a platter of local delicacies to accompany the wine. Stop for tastings at Hatzidakis Winer, Avantis Anhydrous, and finally to the SantoWinery, where you’ll enjoy both the wines and the sunset views.

Santorini: Half-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Tasting

3. Santorini: Half-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Tasting

Tour Santorini's countryside and visit the most distinct wineries on the island. Taste a selection of 12 different wines from Santorini and Greece and learn about the acclaimed winemaking process unique to Santorini. Learn about Santorini's 3,000-year-old winemaking tradition, and visit the best cellars on the island, starting at a vineyard on the black volcanic soils. Stroll through the unique basket vines, hearing about the local viticulture that makes vine-growing in Santorini unlike any other. Discover the island's history through its winemaking as you move between 3 different wineries, all acclaimed by international experts. Taste the major wine styles of Santorini, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and Vinsanto paired with local cheeses. Day tour route with a morning departure available from April to early November• Boutari winery or Estate Argyros• Hatzidakis Winery or Gavalas Winery• Venetsanos Winery or Artemis Karamolegos winery Sunset tour route with an afternoon departure available from May to October• Boutari Winery, Artemis Karamolegos winery, or Avantis Estate Winery• Estate Argyros, Gavalas Winery, or Hatzidakis Winery• Venetsanos Winery (with sunset views, Greek cheese, and tapas)

Santorini: Guided Wine Tasting Tour with Pickup

4. Santorini: Guided Wine Tasting Tour with Pickup

Visit the most acclaimed wine estates on the island of Santorini and sample 12 different wines produced in the local wineries. Learn about the 3,500-year history of wine making on the volcanic island, starting at a vineyard located on the unique soils with traditional basket vines. Hear about the local viticulture that makes Santorini a world heritage site for wine production. Visit 3 distinct wine estates, such as the Argyros estate or Art Space Winery, the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum, Venetsanos Winery or Gavalas Estate Winery. Taste organic wines, such as Nykteri, Assyrtiko, and Vinsanto, with local delicacies including cheese and olives.   

Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

5. Best of Santorini Experience: 6-Hour Private Tour

Make the first stop of the tour at Santorini Caldera and learn all about the details of its formation. Then, continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Also visit the village of Imerovigli, situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view. Next, make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards. Continue to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos. You can then take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations. Also, you can choose an optional winery visit to Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery, to taste the local wine.

Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

6. 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: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

7. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

Get picked up from your hotel to spend the morning cruising around the amazing caldera on a catamaran. Relax on a 5-hour day tour sailing to the volcanic islands of Santorini and have the chance to swim and snorkel in its crystal deep blue waters. Visit the most amazing volcanic beaches of the hot springs and the Red and the White Beach. Enjoy a delicious barbecue prepared on-board paired with unlimited Santorinian white wine and soft drinks. Return to port, get on the bus and start the shore exploration of the island. The first stop is the Venetsanos Winery, where you'll taste 3 distinctive wines while gazing over the volcano. Continue to the Wine Museum in Mesa Gonia, one of the largest estates on Santorini with a long family tradition in winemaking. Refresh your palate by tasting volcanic white wines and the island’s unique desert wine. The last stop will be Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, one of the best places to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as the sun plunges deep into the sea.

Santorini: Guided Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings

8. 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: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

9. Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

Start your tour with a visit to Venetsanos Winery, which is located in the most breathtaking location, offering incredible views over the caldera and volcanic islands. Have the chance to discover its unconventional structural design, constructed from above and moving downwards before tasting three of its exceptional wines. Continue with the wine museum in Mesa Gonia and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker here. This one-of-a-kind museum happens to be nestled in a cave, a natural labyrinth eight meters below ground and 300 meters long, twenty-one years of hard work of the Koutsogiannopoulos Family. Learn about the stages of the winemaking process including ploughing in the vineyards, and then harvesting, stomping, and weighing of the grapes, about the range of machinery necessary to make wine all the way through to what is used today. Refresh your palate by tasting the family's renowned volcanic wines. Your last stop will be Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, one of the best places to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as you watch the sunset deep into the sea.

Santorini: Small-Group Highlights Tour of Venetian Castles

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Venetsanos Winery

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,307 reviews

Started on time and at the specified location. Very clear instructions. Transportation was clean and comfortable. The guide was fantastic - knowledgeable, resourceful, kind, genuine, patient, and very personable. He seemed to really know the island, the history, and the wines. He provided a unique local experience. Wineries were also great. Very private and catered experience for the tour group. We enjoyed some wineries more than others but overall we tried a wide selection of wine and were provided a decent amount of food to snack on. We especially liked the white wines from Santos. Highly recommend this experience.

I am a wine snob, so was a little wary of this sort of thing. But it was excellent- totally loved it and had a lovely time. If you are 'red wine only' sort, then Santorini wines are probably not your jam. But otherwise, I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.

This was a great way to see the island! Even if you’re not a huge fan of white wine, which is the main type on Santorini, you’ll learn so much and maybe walk away with a newfound love of white and orange wines!

A wine tasting, history lesson and geography lesson all in one. Our guide was amazing, the variety of wineries and wines was perfect. Would highly recommend.

Wonderful experience, Yiannis was an excellent host and we would highly recommend him.