Trails of History and Wine

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Explore the history and past of Santorini at the Greek marvel of Akrotiri, the most impressive prehistoric site on the Aegean.
Unfold the nearly-lost history of the ash-covered Bronze-Age city, dating back from the antiquity. 

Then, spend you afternoon sipping crisp Santorini volcanic wine during visits to 3 traditional wineries, sample a fine selection of Santorini wine styles and reveal a 4,000 year wine-making history.







Departs Daily:
                    Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday: 09:00 am, approx. depending hotel location.
(April 16th – November 10th)


           Small Group Tour:
150.00€ per person (Up to 8 guests on tour)



IMG_9869 (1)       Highlights

  • 6-Hour in-depth history and wine tour led by a Greek archaeologist and an expert wine guide / sommelier. 
  • Discover the Greek marvel 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.
  • Wine tour of three traditional wineries dotted around the island.
  • Try up to 12 varietals of Santorini wine such as Assyrtiko, Nychteri, Vinsanto and enjoy samples of local cheese alongside wine-tastings.
  • Small groups with a maximum of 8 ensure personalized attention and intimate experience.



20141016_132017_LLS      Itinerary     

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 on 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, visit 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.



    20141006_134031      All Included 

  • Pick up & drop-off at your Santorini Hotel & AirBnB
  • English-speaking, archaeologist and wine-expert guide.
  • Guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations and three Santorini wineries.
  • Wine-tasting of 12 different samples of wine.
  • Mini wine-tasting tutorial of Greek wines.
  • Snack plate with local cheese alongside wine-tastings at each winery.
  • Admissions fees at Akrotiri archaeological site.
  • All admissions, tasting fees and snacks at the wineries.