Koutsoyannopoulos Winery and Museum in Vothonas, Santorini

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Updated: May 7, 2020

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Sign and dioramas in front of a winery and wine museum in Santorini

Koutsoyannopoulos is not only a winery, but also a winding, cave-style museum nestled 8 meters underground and 300 meters long. The museum depicts the history of winemaking on the island through photographs, artifacts, and dioramas of life in the 1600’s wine trade. Museum tours are conducted through an audio guide that’s available in 14 different languages, and a guidebook available in 22 languages. The winery and museum is open year-round, with slightly abbreviated hours in the off-season. Koutsoyannopoulos Winery produces a range of wines; young and aged white, young and aged red, rosé, sweet, and semisweet. A variety of indigenous grapes are used, most commonly assyrtiko and aithani. Multiple tasting options are avialable, varying in price depending on the number of bottles tasted; tasting prices include a museum tour. Weddings and events can be held at Koutsoyannopoulos, and groups can arrange a private grape-stomping experience in advance. There is plenty of parking available at the museum, though Koutsoyannopoulos is also easily accessed by bus on the Fira-Kamari route.

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery Museum Hours and Information

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Hours: April to October, 9am-7pm Monday through Saturday, 10am-7pm Sunday; November to March, 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.
  • Website: santoriniwinemuseum.com
  • Location: Vothonas, Santorini
  • Telephone: +30 2286 031322
  • Restaurant: No restaurant on site, but there is a good taverna a few minutes’ walk away.
  • View: No view.
  • Tours & Tastings: Museum tours are conducted through an audio guide (available in 14 different languages) and a guidebook (22 different languages). Wine tasting options: 4 wines at 10€/person, 6 wines at 15€/person, and 8 wines at 20€/person. Tasting prices include museum tour.
  • Parking: Ample parking is available on site.
  • Bus: Koutsoyannopoulos Winery and Museum is easily accessed on the Fira-Kamari bus route, with the nearest bus stop about 100 meters away from winery. Ask the driver to let you off at the Wine Museum.

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery Museum Santorini

Gate to the Koutsoyannopoulo Wine Museum in Santorini

Koutsoyannopoulo is both a working winery and and a museum dedicated to the Santorini winemaking tradition.

Stone steps leading down into a cave museum

These are the steps that lead down to the museum, nestled deep in an underground cave.

displays of photos and winemaking artifacts lining the walls of a cave

The museum’s winding cave corridors are lined with historical photographs and artifacts…

diorama of donkeys carrying bushels of grapes

…as well as charming dioramas that illustrate the history of the island’s wine making tradition.

diorama of two men making wine

As well as the process.

Cave wall lined with photographs and barrel lamps

The museum combines a traditional cave-like atmosphere…

modern museum displays of winemaking artifacts

…with modern museum displays.

winding set of stairs leading up from a cave

At the end of the museum, a winding staircase leads to the winery’s tasting room above.

a display of wines for sale

Koutsoyannopoulo Winery produces a range of wines; young and aged white, young and aged red, rosé, sweet, and semisweet.

Tables set with bottles and glasses for wine tasting

Multiple tasting options are avialable, varying in price depending on the number of bottles tasted; tasting prices include a museum tour. Tables are available for groups.

long wooden bar, set for wine tasting

Individuals and couples can sidle up to the bar.

shop displays of wine and olive wood items

At the end of the bar is the winery shop. Koutsoyannopoulos wine is available for purchase, as well as locally-handcrafted items made from olive wood.

A large group learns about wine tasting

Koutsoyannopoulos’ event space can be rented for weddings and other occasions, and is used to accommodate tastings for large tour groups.

sign and driveway for the Koutsoyannopoulo wine museum in Santorini

Koutsoyannopoulo Winery and Wine Museum is located on the main road in Vothonas, Santorini. Plenty of parking is available for those who arrive by car.

bus shelter on a busy road in Santorini

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery and Museum is also easy to reach by bus, on the Fira-Kamari route. The nearest stop is about 100 meters away. (From the bus shelter you can see the museum sign, just down the road.) Ask the driver to make a stop at the Wine Museum.

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