Apart from its rugged beauty and stunning sea view, the island of Santorini is also included in the top destinations for wine tourism worldwide, as it is home to some of the oldest vineyards in Europe. The eruption of the undersea volcano changed the island’s ground dramatically and except of breathtaking geological formations, such as the Caldera and the volcano’s top emerging in the middle of the Aegean Sea, it also blessed Santorini with a soil, where special and rare wine varieties grow. Therefore, the wine types produced in this island are distinctive and unique around the world, as the ground of Santorini is a fresh mixture of pumice, ash and lava.
So, if you are a wine appassionato, a 1-day tour in Santorini’s vineyards would be the best idea to taste sublime, authentic wines and indigenous flavors, having a sip of the Aegean Sea surrounding Santorini.
To help you experience the perfect wine tour, choose any of the agencies organizing wine tours around Santorini, such as Santorini Wine Tour.
Your visit should definitely include selected vineyards, where you can learn about the unique viticulture and the indigenous grape varietals. Some of the most famous and traditional vineyards are found in the village of Megalochori, which once was the epicenter of wine-production on the island.
What’s more, you’d have the chance to enjoy a wine-tasting session with many different types and styles of wines. You can even discover the jewel of the Aegean Sea and its most important sites, such as Akrotiri settlement, and top off your day trip with a unique wine tasting.
After your wine tour in Santorini, you’ll most definitely be wiser and even more in love with wine, particularly with the sweet, bronze-colored Vinsanto, ideally paired with pastries sweetened with syrup or honey.