5-hour History and Wine Tasting Tour

Explore the myths and the legends of Santorini Island on a 5-hour History and Wine Tasting Tour. Visit the vineyards which surround most of the traditional villages of Santorini, especially those around the Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. On this private tour, you will also taste delicious volcanic wines at three traditional island wineries.

Location

Uncover the myths of Santorini on 5-hour guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city. During the Minoan volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago the city was frozen in time by ash that fell. Some speculate that this is the origin of Atlantis, a mythical city lost in time.
Admire the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storied building, their magnificent wall paintings, excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement’s great prosperity.
Discover evidence of wine making that has estimated to date back to the 3rd Millennium BC, making Santorini one of the oldest wine-making regions in the world.
Santorini winegrowers produce some of the world’s most distinctive wines. Its success is due to the volcanic soil that gives the wine its rich minerals and light flavour. The vineyards of this volcanic island use innovative farming methods to overcome the harsh environment. Grapes are coiled into a basket shape at ground level, and harvesting on Santorini is by hand.
Continue your wine discovery by strolling through the island’s basked wineries and learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture. Visit 3 of the island’s wineries, and enjoy cellar tours of each one to see how the winemaking process unfolds. Take a walking tour around one of the volcanic vineyards to discover the grapes growing in unforgiving island conditions. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Wine Tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)