Hatzidakis Winery in Pyrgos, Santorini

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Updated: August 6, 2019

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wine bottles set up for wine tasting in a cavernous tasting room

Hatzidakis Winery is located just outside of the village of Pyrgos in Santorini.


Founded in 1997, this charming winery overlooks its vineyards just outside the village of Pyrgos. Hatzidakis was the first to use the native red grape variety of Mavrotragano and they grow and harvest their grapes organically, using only natural raw materials. Their cave-like tasting room is carved into the side of a mountain – a 45 to 60-minute tour and tasting covers 6 wines and includes a cheese platter, €14 per person. Hatzidakis is open year-round, though in winter by reservation only. From May to October, drop-ins are welcome and accommodated, but reservations are recommended. This winery is best accessed by car – it’s not an easy walk from Pyrgos as it’s located just off a narrow, windy road. If you do take the bus (Fira-Perissa route, but not the Fira-Perissa express line), get off at the last stop in Pyrgos – from there, the winery can make arrangements to pick you up (only if you’ve made reservations). Limited parking is available.

Hatzidakis Winery Santorini Hours and Information

  • Season: Open year-round
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:15am to 7pm in May to October, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm November to April (by reservation only).
  • Website: www.hatzidakiswines.gr
  • Location: Kallisti, Pyrgos, Thira.
  • Telephone: +30 698 110 7180
  • Restaurant: No restaurant on site, but there are many restaurants and tavernas nearby in Pyrgos village.
  • View: No view.
  • Tours & Tastings: 6 wines with cheese platter, €14 per person. Duration aprox 45-60 minutes.
  • Parking: Limited parking available.
  • Bus: Somewhat accessible on the Fira-Perissa route (not the Fira-Perissa express line), though busing is not recommended as the walk from the bus stop is narrow, steep, and tricky. If you do take the bus, you can arrange for the winery to pick you up at one of two bus stops in Pyrgos (one in the main square, next to Cantouni restaurant and one next to Agaze restaurant and across from Anemos restaurant) if you make reservations in advance.

Hatzidakis Winery Santorini

Flat gray exterior door in the side of a rocky hillside.

Hatzidakis Winery is carved into the side of a hill on the outskirts of Pyrgos village in Santorini.

Grape plants on a hillside in Santorini on a sunny day

The winery is surrounded by its organic vineyards, which sit 330 meters above sea level.

Photocopied signs pointing to Hatzidakis Winery doorway

The winery entrance is rather unassuming, but a handful of small signs on the door let you know you’re in the right place.

Long narrow cave room lined with wine barrels, with a table set up for tasting

Hatzidakis’ cavernous tasting room is open year-round, but by advance reservation only from November to April.

Six bottles of wine set up on a table for tasting

A 45 to 60-minute winery tour and tasting includes 6 wines and costs €14 per person.

Cubed cheese and barley rusk bread on a plate

Cheese and traditional Greek barley rusks are offered to accompany the wines for tasing.

View of vineyards, rolling hills, and ocean in the distance.

Though Hatzidakis doesn’t offer the stunning caldera views found at cliffside wineries, views of the surrounding countryside from the top of the hill are quite lovely.

Stone chapel built into a Santorini hillside

There’s also a small chapel on site, dedicated to Saint George.

Sign pointing the way to the entrance of Hatzidakis Winery

Walking to Hatzidakis Winery is not recommended. If driving, this is the sign you’ll see from the main road.

Narrow, winding driveway to Hatzidakis hillside winery

From the sign, drive down and around the side of the hill to find the winery entrance.

Small parking lot near a hillside winery

Limited parking is available.

Public bus stop with shelter in Pyrgos, Santorini

If you take this bus (Fira-Perissa route), get off at this stop – beside Agaze Restaurant and across from Anemos Restaurant. Arrange in advance for the someone at the winery to pick you up here and drive you in.

Bus stop with bench under a Greek restaurant patio

You can also use this bus stop in Pyrgos’ main square, in front of Kallisti restaurant. Arrange in advance for the winery to pick you up. Walking from either bus stop is not recommended, as the road is narrow and windy.

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