Your first stop is a visit to the traditional village for a chance to walk the streets and soak in the local culture before heading over to the famous archaeological site of Akrotiri also known as "Minoan Pompeii". This location was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450 BC and you will be escorted by an expert through the settlement via a multi-story building and magnificent paintings of the Minoan civilization. There are indications that this civilization reached its peak a little before it was destroyed by the volcano.
Next you will take off for a chance to dig your toes into the sand at the famous black beach that perfectly juxtaposes the crystal blue waters along the south eastern coast of the island.
Ready to taste some of Santorini's local wines? At a family-owned winery you will learn about ancient to modern-day wine making involved in the local viticulture. The tastings will be accompanied by a light meal of traditional dishes. The famous wines of this region are a direct result of the island's unique climate and mineral content of its volcanic soil. Having 3,000 years of wine making experience doesn't hurt either!
There will be lots to talk about as you return to your starting point.
Departures: 10:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Wine tasting and entrance fees are included
- Bottle of water
- The cost of the cable car is not included in the price of this tour. Tickets are about 4€ per person each way.
- This tour includes a licensed guide at Akrotiri. You will spend approximately one hour here.
- If you are staying at a hotel, you will be advised of the closest pickup point to your hotel. The information will be on your voucher as well as the approximate time of the pickup.