Anhydros Winery in Fira, Santorini

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 8, 2024

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White, Cycladic-style building with arched colonnade, set in a vineyard.

Anhydrous Winery in Fira, Santorini.

Anhydrous Winery (previously known as Avantis Santorini) is the only winery located in Fira, with its restaurant and tasting room only a short 12-minute walk from Fira’s main square. Deriving its name from the ancient Greek term “Anydros,” meaning waterless, this winery stands as a testament to the resilient nature of Santorini’s vineyards. Vines thrive on sea mist alone, eschewing the need for artificial watering.

The winery’s signature wine, the 100% Assyrtiko Anhydrous Icon, is aged in cement egg-shaped tanks. This unique method ensures a consistent temperature, enhancing the wine’s character and complexity. Four other varieties of wine are available as well: Santorini (Assyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani), Afoura (100% Assyrtiko), Grace (Mandilaria, Aidani), and St. Nicolas (Mavrotragano, Μandilaria).

The Anhydrous Cellar Door Restaurant offers traditional but elevated Greek cuisine, and wine tastings featuring wines from both Anhydrous and its sister winery on the island of Evia, Avantis Estate. Its open-air patio, shaded and serene, is perfect for a leisurely meal. For those seeking a more hands-on culinary experience, cooking lessons are available.

Anhydrous Winery also houses an exclusive spa, offering a range of face and body treatments. These treatments incorporate their own grape-based cosmetics, capturing the essence of Santorini’s unique terroir. These cosmetics are also available for purchase on site.

Map showing the location and attractions near Anhydrous winery in Fira, Santorini

Anhydrous Winery Santorini Hours and Information

  • Season: April to October
  • Hours: 11am to 8pm
  • Website: anhydrouswinery.com
  • Location: Kontochoriou, Thira 847 00
  • Telephone: +30 2286 023140
  • Restaurant: Anhydrous Cellar Door restaurant serves elevated Greek cuisine on their patio courtyard. Covered and uncovered seating is available. Open 1pm to 7pm.
  • View: No caldera view.
  • Tours & Tastings: Tastings are offered in their Cellar Door restaurant.
  • Parking: There is a large parking lot on site.
  • Bus: Anhydrous is only a 12-minute walk from the main bus station in Fira. Travelers staying on other parts of the island should bus to Fira and walk from there.

Anhydrous Winery Santorini

White, Cycladic-style building with arched colonnade, set in a vineyard.

Anhydrous Winery is conveniently located in Fira, a 12-minute walk from the bus terminal and main square.

Patio with trees and tables for dining and wine tasting

Wine tastings, and a full menu of elevated Greek gastronomy are served at their Cellar Door restaurant’s beautiful courtyard patio.

View from a shaded restaurant table over a dining patio on a sunny day

Cellar Door offers shaded and unshaded seating areas…

Tables set near large wine casks.

…as well as some areas that are completely under cover.

Stainless steel and cement wine casks

Anhydrous Winery offers 5 varieties of wine: their signature 100% Assyrtiko Icon wine, Santorini (Assyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani), Afoura (100% Assyrtiko), Grace (Mandilaria, Aidani), and St. Nicolas. Anhydrous Icon is aged in cement egg-shaped tanks that ensure a consistent temperature.

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