Canava Santorini Ouzo & Tsikoudia Distillery & Museum in Mesaria, Santorini

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 22, 2021

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Canava Santorini Ouzo & Tsikoudia Distillery in Mesaria, Santorini

The Canava Santorini Ouzo & Tsikoudia Distillery and Museum is located in Mesaria, south of Fira.

Canava Santorini Distillery & Museum

Canava has been producing ouzo and tsikoudia since 1974. The adjoining museum opened its doors in 2015 and has been offering guided tours of the distillery and distillation process of these products since.

Ouzo is an aperitif made out of the currants of Santorini’s most common grape variety asyrtiko along with star anise, and in this production, saffron. Other flavors such as mastic, fennel, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, and cloves can be used. Copper stills are used for distillation.

Tsikoudia is a spirit of distilled grape marc that comes from Santorini’s grape varieties of asyrtiko, aidani, and arthiri. The distillery also produces liqueurs made of cherry, tentura, mastiha, rose, coffee, anise, pear, banana, and parfait d’amour.

The guided tours take visitors through the different rooms of an old village home, the ouzo distillation room, the tsikoudia distillation room, and finally to the cafeteria for the spirit tasting. Products for sale are also available in the cafeteria.

Canava Santorini Distillery & Museum Hours and Information

  • Season: Open through the year.
  • Hours: Open daily 10am to 6pm, with limited hours during winter months.
  • Website: canavasantorini.gr
  • Location: Mesaria, Santorini 847 00. The distillery is located just south of Fira.
  • Telephone: +30 228 603 1573
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Admission Fee: Guided tours are €7 and take approximately 45 minutes. Reservations are recommended, especially for groups larger than 2 or 3 people, but drop-ins are welcome.
  • Parking: Free parking available.
  • Bus: Fira-Perissa and Fira-Akrotiri buses stop nearby. The bus stop is in front of the museum.

Canava Santorini Distillery & Museum

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Entrance and parking lot. There is always lots of parking. Tickets and tours are available at the entrance.

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Entrance from the road leading south of Fira. (This photo is looking north towards Fira.) The bus will drop you on this road, a short distance from the distillery.

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Entrance from the Mesaria side of the distillery.

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece.

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

Canava Ouzo Distillery, Museum, and Tours in Santorini, Greece

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