Gaia Wines in Perivolia, Santorini

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Updated: February 28, 2020

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A man serves wine to a couple on a beachfront terrace of a winery on Santorini

Gaia is a laid back and charming beachfront winery, located directly on the water in Perivolia, between Kamari and Monolithos. Housed in a former tomato processing factory, Gaia produces Assyrtiko-based wines, vinsanto, and small quantities of sweet Assyrtiko vinegar. Open seasonally for tours and tastings from May to October: 30-45 minutes and 4 wines (€8/person), or 8 wines and 45-60 minutes (€15/person). Reservations are recommended for tours and tastings, but drop-ins are welcomed and accommodated. There is no proper restaurant on site, but meat and cheese platters are available to enjoy with tastings, and dinner can be prepared and served at the winery with 2-3 days advance request. There are also restaurants in nearby Kamari – a 20-minute walk or easy bus ride away. Plenty of parking is available on site. Gaia Wines is located behind the Santorini Airport, directly on the Fira-Kamari bus route, with a stop just next door. (If taking the bus, ask the driver to let you off at Gaia Wines as you board.) This is one of two wineries that Gaia Wines owns in Greece; the second is in Nemea in the Peloponnese.

Gaia Wines Santorini Hours and Information

  • Season: May to October
  • Hours: 11am to 7pm
  • Website: www.gaiawines.gr
  • Location: Perivolia, Santorini
  • Telephone: +30 2286 034186
  • Restaurant: No real restaurant, but cold meat and cheese platters are available. Dinner is also available, but you have to request and book this option 2-3 days in advance. Additional restaurants are available in nearby Kamari, about a 20-minute walk away.
  • View: Water (not caldera) views.
  • Tours & Tastings: 4 wines; €8 per person for 30-45 minutes. 8 wines; €15 per person for 45-60 minutes. Reservations are recommended but drop-ins are welcomed and accommodated.
  • Parking: Ample parking is available on site.
  • Bus: Gaia Wines is right on the Fira-Kamari bus line, with a bus stop just nextdoor, a 5-minute walk from the winery.

Gaia Wines Santorini

The stone exterior of Gaia Wines, with colorful painted wooden boats separating the parking area from the beach.

Gaia Wines is a small, casual, beachfront winery in Perivolia (near Exo Gonia), on Santorini’s east coast.

Table set for two in the shade of a tree on a beachfront patio

The winery sits directly on a pebbly beach between Kamari and Monolithos.

Two people taste wine on a beachfront patio

Gaia Wines is open for tours and tastings from May to October: 30-45 minutes and 4 wines (€8/person), or 45-60 minutes and 8 wines (€15/person).

Wine-tasting patio with two people sampling wine.

A view of the tasting area from the beach.

Long table, set for wine tasting.

The large tasting area at Gaia Wines can accommodate groups, but reservations are recommended. Smaller groups of drop-ins are welcomed and accommodated.

A waiter serves food and wine to a man and a woman on a patio

Gaia Wines has no restaurant on site, but meat and cheese platters are available to enjoy with tastings. Dinner can be prepared and served at the winery with 2-3 days advance request.

Exterior of an old, stone-clad tomato processing facility in Greece.

The winery is housed within a former tomato processing factory.

Wine barrels and vats in a modern winery

The building’s interior has been repurposed to accommodate the modern winemaking process. Gaia produces Assyrtiko-based wines, vinsanto, and small quantities of sweet Assyrtiko vinegar.

Sign pointing the way to Gaia Wines near Kamari

To find the winery, look for the sign off the beach-front road that runs between Kamari and Monolithos. (This photo is looking south, toward Kamari.) Or ask the bus driver on the Fira-Kamari route to drop you there. The bus stop is just next door to the winery.

Large gravel parking lot at a beachfront winery.

Plenty of parking is available in Gaia Wines’ on-site parking area.

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