Santorini History and Wine tour

Santorini History and Wine tour

Visit the Akrotiri Excavations and the wineries of Santorini

Tour type: Group , Duration: 5 Hours

Product ID: 5179
Description

Discover the mysteries and legends of Santorini at Akrotiri Excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. There are rumours saying that this is the origin of Atlantis, the legendary 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, making Santorini one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world.
Then continue your exploration and visit 3 authentic wineries and enjoy  the cellar tours to learn how the winemaking process unfolds, from grape to glass.
Explore Santorini’s unique viticulture practices in the harsh conditions created by the volcanic island and taste 12 different wines, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.
The tour is available as a small group tour of no more than 8 participants, or, for maximum flexibility, as a private tour (max 15 pax) with a complimentary delicious light lunch served at one of the wineries,...

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Discover the mysteries and legends of Santorini at Akrotiri Excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. There are rumours saying that this is the origin of Atlantis, the legendary 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, making Santorini one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world.
Then continue your exploration and visit 3 authentic wineries and enjoy  the cellar tours to learn how the winemaking process unfolds, from grape to glass.
Explore Santorini’s unique viticulture practices in the harsh conditions created by the volcanic island and taste 12 different wines, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.
The tour is available as a small group tour of no more than 8 participants, or, for maximum flexibility, as a private tour (max 15 pax) with a complimentary delicious light lunch served at one of the wineries, and a tour of a traditional Santorini village of picturesque whitewashed houses and chapels.  

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9 AM - 2 PM
Group size
2 people - 8 people
Languages
English
The meeting point
Pick up from your Santorini hotel or cruise ship port

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Includes
  • Pick up & drop-off at your Santorini Hotel or Cruise ship port
  • Guided visit to Akrotiri excavations by a professional tour guide
  • Visit to 3 traditional wineries & wine tasting of 12 wine styles
  • English-speaking wine expert guide
  • Mini wine-tasting tutorial
  • Assortment plate of cheese, salami and olives at one of the wineries
  • All taxes, admissions and tasting fees
  • Lunch (included in the Private version of the tour)
  • Cable car tickets for Cruise passengers (optional)

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Payment Policy

A Credit card is required in order to secure your booking. You can choose to pay the full amount upfront through your credit card or at the date of the tour by cash. Your credit card will not be charged on the second option, it will be used only for cancellations issues.

Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of confirmed bookings (where payment  has been made):

* 48 hours or more prior of the tour date will not attract an administration fee.

* 48 hours or less, prior to the confirmed booked date or no-show the amount is non-refundable – 100% charge.

Cancellation penalties will not be applied for cancellations resulting directly or indirectly from nature, delays, cancellations and incidents related to the sea or weather conditions, acts of government or other authorities, de jure or de facto, hostilities, civil disturbances, terrorist attacks, strikes, riots, delays or cancellations or changes in itinerary or schedules, or from any causes beyond the control of the distributor.

Organized by

Dimitris

Dimitris is a Greek Enologist & wine professional, highly experienced in the wine & hospitality scene of Santorini and Greece, providing all of his guests with personalized wine tours and intimate culinary experiences. He loves to share his passion about Greek wine & Santorini and guide you through selective vineyards, family wineries and renowned sites of the island. Dimitiris holds a BSc degree in Oenology (Science of Winemaking) and an Advanced level certificate in Wines and Spirits from the renowned WSET Institute, based in London UK.


Product ID: 5179

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