Santorini Akrotiri and Wine Tasting Tour - Full Day
In ancient Greece Santorini was known as “Strongili” meaning: round. It was a large and wealthy island. However, about 3,600 years ago, at the height of the Minoan civilization, it was torn apart by a tremendous volcanic eruption. The devastating explosion literally ripped the island to pieces and where land stood, Santorini’s famous caldera was created.
The archeological site of Akrotiri is a 5,000 year old Minoan settlement which has been preserved in ash. Indeed the town was entirely buried in the great volcanic eruption and remained untouched until it was discovered in 1967. The ruins are very well preserved: streets, buildings, stairs and even second floors of buildings are still visible. Here you can look at Minoan pottery and frescoes, and with a little imagination, feel what it would have been like to live in ancient Greece so many years ago
You must have heard about the world famous indigenous grape varieties of Santorini! You probably know the Vinsanto wine! But there is more! This is signature tour and your ultimate chance to explore the magic world of the Santorini volcanic wines. Enjoy a stimulating tasting experience under the guidance of experienced sommelier or wine expert, visit three carefully selected wineries, learn all about the varieties and the viticulture of Santorini and, for the first time, taste wine directly from the barrels. This tour is ideal for all visitors as it gives the opportunity to its participants to learn in an entertaining way all there is to know about the wine culture of the island! The only thing you need to do is share with us the feelings that the tastes of Santorini wines create to your palate and your heart!