A truly authentic and traditional wine tasting experience in a laid-back, family-run winery that’s been around since the 1950s. Antonis Arvanitis and his wife, Rasita, are passionate about traditional winemaking methods and enthusiastic about sharing these ways with visitors. Tours and tastings are free (with suggested donation) and given daily, year-round. The Arvanitis’ English is minimal and they use a translator for wine tours, so reservations (email or phone) are recommended – but the charming couple’s overwhelming hospitality means that drop-ins are always welcome and accommodated. Tastings can include Roze, Brousko, Mezzo, and Vinsanto, as well as Nychteri – a traditional Santorinian wine made from overripe grapes and aged in old Russian or French barrels. In addition to wines, the Arvanitis sell a variety of homemade products such as olive oil, vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, jams, Greek fava (yellow split pea dip), and lemonsanto, a liquor made with 100% Santorinian lemons; all grown and packaged by the family. Located underneath a fantastic family-owned bakery on the main road that passes Megalochori, Canava Arvanitis is super easy to get to by bus on the Perissa and Akrotiri routes.
Canava Antonis Arvanitis Winery Santorini Hours and Information
- Season: Open year-round.
- Hours: 9am-3pm and 6pm-9pm daily.
- Website: No website.
- Location: Megalochori 847 00
- Telephone: +30 2286082848
- Email: [email protected]
- Restaurant: No restaurant on site, but there is a fantastic bakery beside/above the winery, Family Bakery, that offers baked goods, snacks, sweets and some traditional Greek foods.
- View: No view.
- Tours & Tastings: Tours and tastings are offered daily, and cost is a suggested donation. Reservations are recommended, as the owners’ English is minimal and a translator is used for tours. Guests can taste the winery’s Nychteri, Roze, Brousko, Mezzo, Vinsanto, and Lemo-Santo.
- Parking: Limited parking available.
- Bus: Easily accessible by bus, with the nearest stop just across the street, along the road that passes Megalochori. Buses traveling south from Fira en route to Perissa and Akrotiri will make stops here – ask the driver to let you off at Canava Arvanitis or at The Family Bakery in Megalochori. If coming from another village such as Oia, Imerovigli, or Kamari you’ll need to make a transfer in Fira to a Megalochori (south-bound) bus.
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