Day trip

Santorini: History & Wine Trails Tour

Activity provider: Santorini Day Tours
Day trip

Santorini: History & Wine Trails Tour

Activity provider: Santorini Day Tours

From US$ 968.44 per group up to 2

Explore the myths and legends of Santorini on a history tour of the Akrotiri excavations, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. Then, taste delicious volcanic wines at 3 traditional island wineries.

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Hotel pick-up is available if your accommodation is accessible by car. Cruise ship visitors pick-up: all cruise visitors with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira, the capital of Santorini, by tender boats. You will then take the cable car up to Fira town. Please include the name, arrival time of your ship, and your full name and cell (mobile) phone number during booking.


  • Discover the excavated treasures of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini
  • Learn about the legends of Santorini, investigating whether it is the fabled Lost City of Atlantis
  • Taste 12 different wines of Santorini and Greece at 3 distinct wineries
  • Sample some of Santorini's sweet Vinsanto
  • See the unique basket vines and learn about the island's tradition of viticulture
Full description

Uncover the myths of Santorini on a guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago. Some speculate that this is the origin of Atlantis, a mythical city, lost in time. Admire the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storied buildings and their magnificent wall-paintings, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement’s great prosperity. Discover evidence of winemaking that has been estimated to date back to the 3rd Millennium BC, making Santorini one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world. Continue your wine discovery by strolling through the island’s basket vines at 3 wineries, and learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture traditions. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Guided visit to Akrotiri excavations by a professional tour guide
  • Visit to 3 traditional wineries
  • Wine tasting of 12 different wine styles
  • English-speaking wine expert guide
  • Mini wine tasting tutorial
  • Antipasti plate of local cheese, salami, and Greek olives
  • Opportunity to purchase wine and olive oil at reduced prices
  • All taxes, admissions, and tasting fees
  • Cable car tickets for Cruise ship travelers
  • Food, drinks, and personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The wines served during the tour are mainly whites and dessert wines, as these are the kind of wines the island of Santorini produces.
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based on 2 reviews

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Great tour! Highly recommend

This was a great tour that combined history, ancient ruins and lots of wine! Pick-up was very easy and the company was extremely organized and punctual. Nikos, our guide, was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun. We highly recommend this small-group tour if you have a few days in Santorini.

June 4, 2018

Incredible!!!! Highly recommend. Ask for Evan as your wine tour guide.

Everything was great. Would have enjoyed the initial driver providing some island details but that is the only shortcoming. Other guides were terrific!!!!

August 29, 2017

Product ID: 27881