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Santorini: Three Wineries and One Brewery Tour with Tastings

1. Santorini: Three Wineries and One Brewery Tour with Tastings

Discover Santorini’s historic winemaking tradition on this guided tour of the island’s most beloved wineries and one brewery. Learn about the island’s volcanic soil, which adds to the local viticulture. Taste 12 different wines and 3 local beers paired with local cheeses and Greek delicacies Start at the local Santorini Brewing Company and taste three different beers. Continue to the winery in the picturesque village of Exo Gonia, named Greece's best winery. Visit the underground cellars before heading to the Argyros Estate.  The Argyros Estate offers a modern aesthetic while adhering to traditional methods of wine production, such as using mules to plow the fields and grape byproducts to enrich the soil. End the tour at Venetsanos Winery, Hatzidakis Winery, Anhydrous Winery, or Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

Santorini: Full-Day 2-Seater Quad Bike or Buggy Rental

2. Santorini: Full-Day 2-Seater Quad Bike or Buggy Rental

Discover the whole of Santorini in a day with a 2-seater quad bike or buggy rental. Ride around the island at your own pace, and visit the best spots with the help of your instructor's recommendations. Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Santorini, and learn how to ride the automatic ATVs with your instructor before heading out. Then, set off with your companion on your island exploration. Spend the day on a comfortable 2-seater ATV, and take advantage of a big trunk for your belongings. Watch the island's famous sunset before returning your vehicle at the end of the day.

Fira: Horseback Riding Beach Excursion

3. Fira: Horseback Riding Beach Excursion

Experience the feeling of riding a horse in Santorini island. An ideal experience for couples, friends and family! Join us on a special experience via the stunning landscapes of this small Greek island. Enjoy romantic rides on the beach with our well-trained horses and experienced guides make certain a secure as well as pleasurable tour full of beautiful summer memories from Greece. Don't lose out on the very best Horse riding experience in Santorini - book your ride today! Our route includes tours between traditional vineyards and beautiful local trails as well as a ride on the beach with your horse!

Santorini: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

4. Santorini: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

Remember your holiday in Santorini with these photos captured by your personal photographer. Take part in a photo shoot that will capture you at your best, choose the best shoot duration for your vacation, and benefit from your photographer's in-depth local knowledge of the island. On the day of the shoot, your photographer will share their local knowledge and work their magic to capture some memorable moments. Choose custom locations in Santorini for your photo shoot, whether you're on a family getaway, a romantic trip, or a lively holiday with friends. Depending on the option you choose, enjoy 1-3 hours of photo shooting and explore up to 3 locations on the island. Within the 5 working days following your photoshoot, check your email for a link to your personal online gallery (password protected). Download your professionally-edited images to share with friends, family, and social media.

Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

5. Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

Start the day with a traditional Greek coffee after meeting with a local food guide in the square of Firostefani village (next to Fira). Walk towards the famous blue-domed church of Santorini (the perfect spot for photos) followed by a sample of local mezes in a traditional tavern. Walk towards Fira on a footpath on the caldera's edge with sea and volcano views. A glass of local beer is the perfect welcome to the capital of Santorini. Follow your guide through the historical alleyways and paths with several stops for samples of local treats, including olive oil and souvlaki. Visit the daily market with fresh fish and vegetables. Enjoy a midday meal at a tavern with caldera views. Try the sweetest Loukoumades. Experience both the Mediterranean and Santorini sides of Greek cuisine. Meet locals, from the tavern owners to local farmers, souvlaki griller to honey producers. 

Santorini: Cooking Class with a Chef at the Ftelos Brewery

6. Santorini: Cooking Class with a Chef at the Ftelos Brewery

One of the best parts of traveling in Santorini, is experiencing the food culture of this magnificent island. But what about learning how to cook at home several cycladic-cuisine dishes and surprise your friends and family? This know-how gained during our Ftelos cooking workshop will be the best souvenir you will bring home from this trip! Cook together with a professional chef a 4-course meal and learn with hand-on experience. The class is held at special spots depending on the weather conditions: a special indoor area overlooking the beer production unit or outdoors on a lovely wooden patio under the shade of 150-year-old vineyards in a bioclimatic garden. When the food is ready you will indulge yourselves in the full meal you cooked, seated in an industrial-style soom inside the state-of-the-art Ftelos brewery. In addition you may explore the brewery on you own if you wish, and even buy craft beer to take with you after. Courses cooked: •The real Santorini salad with cherry tomatoes, capers and caper leaves •Cod croquettes in beer batter •Santorini split-pea dip with dry onion •Pork fillet with Malt n’ Marvel Stout and mustard-rosemary sauce

Cooking Class, Local Santorini Menu & Dessert with Wine!

7. Cooking Class, Local Santorini Menu & Dessert with Wine!

Would you like to feel like a local? Would you like to discover the aromas & flavors of Santorini's cuisine? If yes, then join us in creating amazing memories from your time on the island! We invite you into our Home, To Spitiko Mas, to cook with us and enjoy a full traditional Santorini menu and bake a local dessert! Together with plentiful Assyrtiko Santorini wine...!! Come and explore the secrets of Santorini's cooking in a traditional stone cave house in the picturesque settlement of Megalochori, with your own private local Chef! Join us, cook with us, celebrate your time with us and become part of our family!

Vegan and Gluten Free Cooking Class with Wine in Santorini

8. Vegan and Gluten Free Cooking Class with Wine in Santorini

Vegan Greek Cuisine: Unveil Secrets! Join us on a remarkable culinary adventure as we invite you to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Greek vegan cuisine. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Santorini, this exclusive cooking tour will take you on a journey through the heart of Greek gastronomy, where plant-based delights await your taste buds. Sample Menu: Starter: Indulge in the flavors of Santorini with our local tomato fritters, served with a tangy dip. Salad: Experience the freshness of Santorinian salad, bursting with vibrant seasonal vegetables and complemented by a zesty dressing. Main: Savor the rich flavors of skordomakarona, a comforting pasta dish infused with garlic and fresh tomatoes, showcasing the simplicity and depth of Greek cuisine. Dessert: Delight your sweet tooth with a heavenly treat called "Granny's Trunk," an irresistible chocolate and biscuit dessert that pays homage to traditional family recipes. Led by our expert chef, you'll delve into the essence of Santorini's culinary tradition, discovering the art of crafting delectable plant-based dishes inspired by the island's rich heritage. With a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, you'll learn the secrets to preparing iconic Santorinian specialties, each dish bursting with flavors and aromas deeply rooted in the local culture. Get ready to engage all your senses in a lively and interactive cooking environment. Our unique, hands-on experience allows you to participate in every step of the culinary process, from the preparation of traditional dishes to the final presentation of your creations. After the cooking session, we'll retreat to our serene terrace at 5SENSES, offering breathtaking views, to enjoy a complete meal showcasing your homemade vegan delights. And what's Greek cuisine without wine? Indulge in a wine tasting session, savoring carefully selected local wines that perfectly complement the dishes you've prepared. Whether you're a seasoned vegan or simply curious about plant-based cooking, this tour promises to satisfy your appetite for delicious food and cultural exploration. Don't forget to let us know about any dietary restrictions, and we'll ensure your experience is tailored to your preferences. Unveil the secrets of Greek vegan cuisine and create memories that will linger long after the last bite. Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey through the enchanting flavors of Santorini.

5-hours Private tour with pick up

9. 5-hours Private tour with pick up

A walking orientation tour of the sightseeings that will start in from your hotel. You will wander through the white cobbled streets of the island and see the daily habits of locals residences. Our tour offers a wide range of tour options in Santorini, designed to appeal to every interest. From scheduled small group tours to private and custom tours. Our principles are the same discover some of the greatest places in the island and in addition, your own driver for an experience to remember. Our team of tour guides and drivers are qualified and professionals who have been selected for their personality, enthusiasm, and vast knowledge of Santorini. Our private tours are available in the following languages: English,Greek,Italians We are a private tour operator in Greece with a Licensed Number Verified Total Duration: 5 hours Castelli of Pyrgos, Pyrgos 84701 Greece, 40 minutes Perissa Black Sand Beach, 30 minutes Red Beach, Akrotiri Greece, 40 minutes Akrotiri Lighthouse, 40 minutes Megalochori Vineyards 30minutes, Black sand beach 60 minutes Sunset in Oia, Oia Greece, 60 minutes

Rhodes Cooking Class and Wine tasting a 2 in 1 experience

10. Rhodes Cooking Class and Wine tasting a 2 in 1 experience

Greek Cooking Class and Wine tasting in Rhodes. Enjoy this 2 in 1 experience and taste our locally produced wine from our own vineyards and take part in this unique and authentic Greek cooking class in Rhodes. Greek Cooking Class in Rhodes What about eating in a unique way? Let us introduce you to the Greek traditional flavors! We will meet, discuss, cook and eat. Join Our Greek Cooking class and wine tasting in Rhodes. Learn some Greek and Local recipes and enjoy our self-produced wine! Rhodes cooking class & Wine Tasting We will start this Greek Cooking class and wine tasting tour by taking a tour through the vineyards explaining our cultivation methods and process. We will then head to the outdoor bar to have an in-depth wine tasting while we discuss oenological methods we employ. Afterwards, we appeal to your appetite by starting the cooking class, where participation is optional but usually is super fun. At the end of the cooking part, you can sit down at our restaurant area overlooking the vineyards, where you are served a multi course tapas style meal. We call them ”Meze” and we feel they follow the theme of discovering Greek cuisine and giving plenty of opportunity to pair the different wines of our production. Menu of the Greek Cooking class in Rhodes We will teach you to cook traditional Greek and local plates. Furthermore, you will get to know the secrets of preparation of the following: Menu: – Cheese Balls (V- vegetarian) -Eggplant salad (V) – Pitaroudia / Kolothokeftedes (V) -Dolmades (V) -Tirokafteri (V) -Black eyed beans with organic vegetables (V) – Tzatziki (V) – Greek salad (V) -Meatballs and -Fresh fried potatoes & Local Bread (V) (The menu is mostly vegetarian **) Drinks : Our Local produced wine and mineral Water and once done You will have a full table to enjoy the Greek Flavors with our unlimited wine! Oh …this not the end….!!! After your meal is completed, we invite you indoors where we stage our distillery, describe our distillation methods and finally give you a taste of our local pressed grape distillate “tsipouro” which works best as a digestive. If you are a fan of Greek food and enjoy eating it, join our Greek Cooking class in Rhodes and we will show you how to prepare it by yourself! Where to meet for this Greek Cooking experience in Rhodes Together with a local experienced chef and a restaurant owner, we will cook local Rhodian specialties! We will discover the secret flavors and some unique recipes used as a specialties in a local traditional restaurant located close to Butterfly valley – a restaurant inside the olive grooves and vineyards! If you enjoy cooking and tasting the result then join us to drink and eat like a Greek! Yia mas! * Classes every day or upon request. Please contact us for further details. ** Transfer from Rhodes Ixia Ialisos, Kremasti Tholos Faliraki. Please contact us for the transfer options

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4.9 / 5

based on 268 reviews

Ted was fantastic! Charismatic and keep the tour very interesting! All the venues were great. Each one being slightly different and unique than the others. For a December activity, it was very pleasant.

Our photographer Mike did a great job and really helped me and my family create some nice memories on the island! Highly recommend

It was fantasctic. A very nice experice. We've seen places that otherwise we couldn't have seen. it was a great day.

The tour guide explained in deep detail about life in Santorini. The best tour ever

Excellent, met some amazing people and the variety was great!