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Santorini: Guided Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings

1. 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.

Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting

2. Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting

Take a break from traditional Santorini attractions and visit this fantastic local brewery, famous for its Blue Monkey beer. Discover the facilities on this incredible journey and learn about Ftelos beer from an expert while tasting it yourself, paired with the delicious bites. Notice the beautifully landscaped bioclimatic garden surrounding the brewery, which helps offset the industry’s carbon footprint and creates a pleasant microclimate inside and out. Ftelos Brewery produces on-site exquisite artisanal beer using signature local ingredients. Get to know their first bottled beer: the Blue Monkey beer, inspired by the blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri. Enjoy a beer-tasting experience of 6 artisanal beers paired with bites, and learn about the quality specifications and ingredients of each one by a beer expert. Being so close to the production area, you can see the whole unit, the control panel, and the fermentation and aging tanks. Watch the bottling, filtering, or tank cleaning process depending on the time and day you visit.

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based on 3 reviews

We had a wonderful half day wine tour with Anna as our guide and Lucas as our driver, visiting 3 different locations and having some great service along the way. Anna was so friendly and offered great insight during our tour. Highly recommend! Our favorite stops were the Gaia and the Argyros estates. Gaia was almost empty and we had a beautiful seat just by the beach! Argyros included some great wines and a tour of their facility. Our last stop at the wine museum was interesting and educational although the wines at that location weren't to our group's taste.

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 tour was very good, fun, and informative! Everything you could possibly want. It was also very easy - pickup and drop off from hotel.

Very nice tasting place, great service! Food pairing very good.. great beers, we had a good time!!

Comfortable transport. Knowledge driver. Lovely mix of wineries