Ancient Akrotiri & Santorini Wine Tour

Optional Santorini Small Group Wine Tours

Uncover the myths of Santorini on a 5-hour guided History and Wine tour. Visit the Akrotiri Excavations, the most well preserved Greek prehistoric city from the Bronze Age, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Some speculate that this is the origin of Atlantis, a mythical city, lost in time. Admire the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storied buildings and their magnificent wall-paintings, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement’s great prosperity. Discover evidence of winemaking that has been estimated to date back to the 3rd Millennium BC, placing Santorini one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world. Continue your wine discovery by strolling through the island’s basket vines at 3 island wineries, and learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture traditions. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine. The wineries are: Boutari Winery, Gavalas Winery, Gaia Winery, Yellow Donkey (brewery)

  • Discover the excavated treasures of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini.
  • Learn about the legends of Santorini, investigating whether it is the fabled Lost City of Atlantis.
  • Taste a selection of 12 different wines of Santorini & Greece at 3 distinct island wineries.
  • Sample some of Santorini’s sweet Vinsanto wine.
  • See the unique basket vines and learn about the island’s tradition of viticulture.
Duration: Tour departs daily at 9:30 AM
Inclusions: Price per person includes:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your Hotel / Cruise ship.
  • A Guided visit to the Akrotiri Excavations by a specialist History tour guide/archaeologist.
  • Visit 3 traditional wineries in the countryside of Santorini.
  • Wine-Tasting of 12 different wine styles from Santorini & Greece.
  • English-speaking wine expert guide.
  • Mini wine-tasting tutorial.
  • Assortment plate of cheese, salami, and olives at one of the wineries.
  • Roundtrip transportation in a modern air-conditioned van.
  • All taxes.
  • Admissions and tasting fees
  • Cable car tickets for Cruise passengers. (Optional).
Maximum Passengers: 10 people
Rate: $160.00 USD

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