Canava Santorini Ouzo & Tsikoudia Distillery

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Updated: June 6, 2020

Canava Santorini Distillery Museum – Mesaria – Producing ouzo and tsikoudia since 1974, the 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 and is made of the currants of Santorini’s most common grape variety asyrtiko, 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 will take you through the different rooms of an old villager home, the ouzo distillation room, the tsikoudia distillation room, and finally to the cafeteria for the spirits tasting. – Products for sale in cafeteria. – Guided tours are 7€ and take approximately 45 minutes. – Reservations are recommended, especially for groups larger than 2 or 3 people, but drop ins welcome. – Telephone: 30 22860 31573 – Email: [email protected] – Open all year round 10am to 6pm with limited hours during winter months. – The distillery is located just south of Fira. – Bus between Fira and Perissa, and Fira and Akrotiri stop nearby. Bus stop is in front of the museum and a very short, easy walk from there.

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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