Wine Tasting Tour & Ancient Akrotiri

Dip into ancient ruins, volcanic wines on this variety-packed 6-hour tour of Santorini. With an expert guide, venture to the Akrotiri Santorini archaeological site to explore the semi-crumbled buildings and relics buried here by volcanic ash 3,600 years ago. 


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  • Wine Tasting Tour & Ancient Akrotiri

    Begin your experience with a pickup from your Santorini hotel. Meet your friendly guide, hop aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan with the rest of your small group, and set out on your 6-hour tour.

    Make your first stop at the fascinating archaeological site of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was destroyed and buried by a major volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago.  

    Stroll around the semi-crumbled, multi-storied buildings with your archaeology-expert guide, and view the frescoes, pottery  and other relics as you hear how life would have been here aeons ago. Of particular interest is the ingenious drainage system that testifies to the sophistication of the engineers of the time. Many speculate that this timeworn site is home to the remains of Atlantis, a mythical city that was described by Greek philosopher Plato.  Santorini’s long history of winemaking is evidenced in some of Akrotiri’s remains, providing the perfect cue for your next round of visits — to three of the island’s traditional wineries.

    Admire the views of the vineyards as you travel to each of the wineries, and taste a total of 12 wines across your three visits. Wines have been made on the island for more than 4,000 years, and are renowned for their delightful crispness and high acidity, both resulting from Santorini's aspa — the island’s unique, volcanic soil.

    Enjoy a cellar tour at each winery and learn about the different winemaking processes. Hear how the grapes are grown in baskets near the ground rather than on trellises to capture maximum moisture from the island’s minimal rainfall. Your 12 tasting wines will include favored varietals such as nykteri, vinsanto and assyrtiko and be paired with local goodies such as olives, salami, cheese and breads to balance out their tastes.  
     

     

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    Departure: Every Day at 08:45.
    Return: 18:00.

    Terms and Conditions

    Payment: You do not need a credit card to book this tour. Once you will make a booking online, you will get a booking confirmation/voucher to your email. Please have it printed or show it on your mobile phone. You will pay all the amount for the tour, on the tour day.

    Cancelation: You can cancel the tour one week before the tour date. In order to cancel the tour, please send us an email to info@tourtlee.com.

    Tour conditions: This tour is combined as a minibus tour and a walking tour. The food is not included in price. Wine tasting is included in the price.

    Children and infants: Children (born year 2005-2010) - 50% discount. Infants up to 5 years old - for free, must sit on the lap.

     

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