Updated: July 20, 2017
- Wine tours are incredibly popular on Santorini and they fill up quickly – book early.
- Boat tours rarely sell out, so book your wine tour first. It’s usually fine to book boat tours after you arrive on the island.
- Get Your Guide is a good website for finding and booking Santorini tours.
The Best Santorini Wine Tours
Santorini is famous for its wine and wineries. Many wineries offer tours and wine tasting but if you want to visit multiple wineries then book a wine tour (most wineries are small and hard to find if you don’t know the island well).
- Santorini Half-Day Wine Tour – This is the best wine tour on Santorini (for the non-connoisseur). Small-group tour that visits three traditional wineries and vineyards scattered around Santorini. 12 different tastings and 4.5 hours long. Hotel pickup and drop off makes it all super easy. Will usually visit Santo Winery (great caldera views) and 2 others. There are two times for the tour: 10am and 4pm. (The later one will have sunset views.)
- Grand Tour ‘Magnum’ Private Wine Tour – Visit 5 wineries, taste 20 different wines, and enjoy a full lunch. This is a private wine tour for serious wine lovers. Definitely worth it, but probably not for everyone. Starts at 11am or 12pm (noon) and visits Estate Argyros, Gavalas Traditional Winery (charming little winery and my personal favorite), Chatzidakis Winery, Artemis Karamolegos Winery (where you’ll have lunch), and Venetsanos Winery (incredible sunset views).
- Santorini 4-Hour Sunset Wine Tour – Wonderful small group tour in the early evening. Visit 3 wineries and have 12 tastings. Usually finishes at Santo Winery for incredible caldera views of the sunset.
The Best Santorini Wineries
- Santo Winery (Pyrgos) – The most comprehensive tours of any one winery. It has a large shop filled with wines and local food specialties. Fantastic views of the cliffs and caldera. (Most wine tours above visit Santo.)
- Gavalas (Megalochori) – My favorite winery on Santorini. Small, friendly, intimate (but hard to find if you’re driving on your own).
- Sigalas (Oia) – A small winery a 10-minute walk from a bus stop on the Fira-Oia bus route. It has wine tastings with appetizers from March to November.
- Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum (Kamari) – A 300 meter long cellar (8 meters underground) that hosts a wine museum. The museum presents the history of Greek wine and the life of vine-growers in Santorini since the 1600s.