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Santorini: Wine Museum Tasting & Entry with Audioguide

1. Santorini: Wine Museum Tasting & Entry with Audioguide

Head to a winery with a difference—the Santorini Wine Museum and family winery in one. Benefit not only from a wine tasting, but also a visit to the museum in the old cellars to learn more about Santorini’s wine traditions. Explore the wine museum, a carved labyrinth contained inside a 300-meter long cave eight meters below the ground. Check out historical exhibits and get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker on a Greek island from the 1600s onwards, including peeks at rare machinery and tools  Enjoy the museum for 40 minutes with an audio guide available in 14 languages or guidebook available in 22 languages.  Then head to the winery of the Koutsoyannopoulos family, who offer 4 generations of winemaking knowledge. Be treated to an hour-long tasting, with 4 of the best wines made at the winery in a specially made wine-tasting area.  Taste wines such as an Assyrtiko (white), an Orange Wine (white), an Ambelones (red) and a Kamaritis (dessert red wine) to delight your taste palettes.

Santorini: Wine Tour with Sunset in Oia

2. 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: 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:Pyrgos, Winery & Oia

4. Santorini:Pyrgos, Winery & Oia

Start your tour from Pyrgos Village, a medieval village dotting the landscape with tiny white houses and bluer-then-life domed churches. Feel like a spot of monkish meditation? You'll move on to the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias in Pyrgos village. The Monastery is built on the highest point, 565 meters above the sea level, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the island. You can also sample local delicacies made by monks. A dose of wine culture follows, with a visit to a popular local winery. You'll taste a variety of local wines and receive a mini tutorial on the particular characteristics of Santorini vineyards. Your final destination is picturesque Oia Village, a vision in white and blue, with magnificent views over the volcanic islets and caldera, as well as marble alleys, art galleries and jewellery shops. Its colourful Cycladic architecture and 52 blue domes are postcard (remember those?) material.

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We went there by taxi and then went to the entrance. From there we got all the information we needed from the hosts and went straight to the museum which was filled with interesting stories. After the tour was over, they arranged our wine tasting which we had at the bar. This contained very good and different wines that were from the area. With a good presentation and a large selection for sale, we went home by bus (station a few minutes away from the museum on the main road) with a bottle of wine from the wine tasting

Chris was a fantastic host who was so passionate about the wines and the island he is from. All throughout the tour he was giving us information about the islands history. We got to taste 7 different wines and got a free glass at the sunset location which was superb, beside the windmill in Oia.

Everything was done perfectly.Good mixture of information and fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable and and his delivery was very easy to understand and informative. He was very helpful and courteous at all times. The wine tasting, meal and viewing of the sunset was the icing on the cake

Very nice wine museum with audioquide from the Koutsogiannopoulos family, great warm wine tasting in a nice ambience at a very fair price (bronze package 4 wines from the house and museum visit)

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