SANTORINI HIGHLIGHTS

Santorini Highlight Tour Including Traditional Food and Wine Tasting (7 to 18 Guests)

Santorini CalderaOia – Blue Dome Church – Prophet Ilias – Wine tasting. Feel and Taste the Highlights of the island with a private guide. Food and Wine Tasting is included in the price.

Experience the best Santorini has to offer.

A walk along all the Santorini Highlights: the Caldera in the village of Oia will unveil the unique beauty of white churches with blue domes. Ascending the mountain of Prophet Ilias will leave you speechless as the whole island awaits to be photographed. Following that we will have the chance to walk through the traditional Village of Megalohori. Last but not least we will stop for photos and Wine-tasting of 4 different types of wine at Santorini wine estates / wineries.


ITINERARY

  • Make a stop at the famous “caldera” of the island and learn about Santorini’s formation & history.
  • Discover the breathtaking town of Oia and enjoy scenic views of unparalleled Greek beauty.
  • Photo stop at the iconic Blue Dome Church at the artisan neighborhood of Imerovigli, which is seen in many of the postcards.
  • Drive all the way to the peak of Prophet Elias Mt. at the highest point of the island and gaze at a 360-degree panoramic view of Santorini.
  • Walk through the traditional Village of Megalohori
  • Wine-tasting of 4 different types of wine at Santorini wine estates / wineries, which will include traditional food to accompany your wine tasting)

What makes Oia a Bucket list item?

Oia is a scenic village on the north west edge of Santorini. It extends for almost 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) along the northern edge of the caldera that forms the island of Santorini. Oia is settled at a height of between 70 and 100 metres (230 and 330 ft) above sea level. The small fishing village of Ormos Armeni lies below Oia to the south and is reached via steps. There is a ferry connection to Therasia from the harbour village of Ormos Ammoudi to the west. There are 300 steps down to the port from Oia. The small island of Agios Nikolaos lies to the southwest.  (Source Wikipedia)

Why Santorini’s wines are one of the best Santorini Attractions?

The island remains the home of a small, but flourishing, wine industry. All the fame is based on the indigenous grape variety, Assyrtiko, with auxiliary cultivations of two other Aegean varietals, Athiri and Aidani. The vines are extremely old and resistant to phylloxera. That means the vines needed no replacement during the great phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th century.

The viticultural pride of the island is the sweet and strong Vinsanto (Italian: “holy wine”).  It is a dessert wine made from the best sun-dried Assyrtiko, Athiri, and Aidani grapes, and undergoing long barrel aging (up to twenty or twenty-five years for the top cuvées). It matures to a sweet, dark amber-orange, unctuous dessert wine that has achieved worldwide fame, possessing the standard Assyrtiko aromas of citrus and minerals, layered with overtones of nuts, raisins, figs, honey and tea.

White wines from the island are extremely dry with a strong, citrus scent and mineral and iodide salt aromas. These are contributed by the ashy volcanic soil, whereas barrel aging gives to some of the white wines a slight frankincense aroma, much like Vinsanto. It is not easy to be a winegrower in Santorini; the hot and dry conditions give the soil a very low productivity. The yield per acre is only 10 to 20% of the yields that are common in France or California. The island’s wines are standardised and protected by the “Vinsanto” and “Santorini” OPAP designations of origin. (Source Wikipedia)

NOTE THAT

the tour is private so I am flexible to customise the itinerary for any last minutes changes according to your needs and mood of that day.

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PRICING

7-10 Guests 690€
11-15 Guests 790€
16-18 Guests 880€

MEETING LOCATION

Meeting location: Cable car station in Fira town (at the top) or your hotel lobby
End location: Fira town or any agreed point

TOUR DURATION

5 hours - 5 hours 30 min.

TRANSPORTATION

Luxury Mercedes Minivan with Professional driver

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Traditional Food and Wine Tasting
Private officially licensed tourist guide
Bottled water.

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

20€ - 50€ for souvenirs and other purchases

WHAT’S EXTRA

any third party fees e.g. museum,
food and beverages,
archeological sites entrance fees (12 euro per person / free up to 18 y.o.
Cable car ticket 6 euro per person