Trails of History and Wine: Ancient Akrotiri and Santorini Wineries Tour

From EUR €190.00
  • Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Santorini, Cyclades
  • Product code: PBK7PG

Uncover the fascinating history of Santorini on a guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations, a prehistoric town that has been frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Some speculate that this may be the origin of "Atlantis", a mythical city described in the scripts of the Greek philosopher "Plato" and has been lost in time since.

Ruins, frescoes and impressive ceramic artifacts are just a few of the finds that add even more intrigue to the site as you wander around.

Continue your discovery in the wine country visiting 3 traditional island wineries and enjoy cellar tours to see how the wine-making process unfolds, from grape to glass.

Learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture traditions at the unforgiving island conditions & taste a selection
 of 12 Santorini wine styles such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.


       Highlights:

  • 6-hour in-depth history and wine tour led by a Greek archaeologist and an expertise sommelier.
  • Discover the fabled city of Akrotiri, lost for centuries underneath Santorini's volcanic ash.
  • Hear the fascinating history of Akrotiri by a professional guide, uncovering the links between Plato's "Atlantis" and the ash-covered prehistoric town of Akrotiri.
  • Visit three acclaimed wineries at the pictuersque Santorini’s countryside
  • Try up to 12 varietals of Santorini wine such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri and Vinsanto.
  • Enjoy platters of local cheese and tapas to eat alongside wine-tastings.
  • Admire the charming landscape filled with scenic villages and rolling hills.

  Tour route: 
· Akrotiri Excavations(1-Hour Guided Tour)
· Boutari winery
· Venetsanos winery or Hatzidakis Winery or Gavalas Winery
· Artemis Karamolegos Winery


      What's Included:
  • Hotel / Airbnb pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by Mercedes-Benz air-conditioned mini-van
  • Guided tour of Akrotiri by a professional guide
  • Visits at three Santorini wineries all acclaimed by international experts
  • 12 different wine-tastings from Santorini and Greece
  • English-speaking wine expert guide / Sommelier
  • Mini wine-tasting tutorial of Greek wines
  • Local cheese and Greek tapas to eat alongside wine-tastings at each of  the wineries
  • Admission tickets at Akrotiri site and the wineries 
  • All taxes and tasting fees


Tasting Information:
The wines served during the tour are mainly whites and dessert wines, as these are the kind of wines the island of Santorini produces.
This is a gentle note for guests that only drink red wine.



Additional Information:

Duration 6 hours approx. Exact duration may vary.
Available from April to ealry November.


Pickup information:
Parts of Santorini are built on a slope, in case your hotel /Airbnb is inaccessible by car due to landscape, pedestrianized areas or any other restrictions, your pickup will be set a nearby meeting point location within walking distance from your accommodation that will be advised after your booking.