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Santorini Through History & Wine Private Bus Tour

4 hours - 8 hours
Pickup at convenient meeting points
English, French or Spanish speaking tour assistant
Private: Only you & your group
Max 8 persons
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
Departure point There are pre-defined pick-up/drop-off locations, chosen at convenient central spots in most villages. You will be advised after the booking, a pickup location that is closest to your hotel or most convenient for you!
Join a 7-hour multifaceted bus tour and jump at the chance to become acquainted with Santorini’s true essence.

Your guide, who is a Greek archaeologist and an expertise sommelier, will thoroughly enlighten you about the island’s remarkable history and its long winemaking tradition as well. On the way you will also have the opportunity to relish the magnificent landscape of Santorini and the spectacular beauty of the quaint settlements you’ll visit. Transfers to and from the meeting points are included in the price.

First stop is at the prominent Akrotiri village where you’ll visit one of the most important archaeological sites, not only on the island but also in the whole Aegean. Excavations have brought to light a prosperous prehistoric city that had been buried under the volcanic ashes for centuries. During the 1-hour tour you will walk through this well-preserved city, be impressed by its edifices and learn all the impressive facts about it along with your professional tour guide.

After that, you will have a wine tasting experience full of tastes and aromas at three of the most outstanding wineries of the island. At the traditional Megalochori village you’ll visit the first modern winery of Santorini, Boutari Winery, where you can taste five different wines not only from Santorini, but from all over the world. At the same village lies Gavalas Winery where you can take a tour around its cellars and admire its 17th century Russian oak barrels. Next, at Episkopi Gonia village, you’ll try five different wines at a state-of-the-art winery, Estate Argyros. All in all, you will take pleasure in 12 wine varieties of the volcanic island, including the famed Assyrtiko, Vinsanto and Nykteri.

Those who want to take a cooking lesson and have a small introduction to the Greek cuisine can choose the 8-hour tour which includes a visit to Artemis Karamolegos Winery, a modern winery located in Exo Gonia village that offers striking views. Finally, those who wish to spend less time on a tour and are only interested in the wine tasting experience can take a 4-hour tour to Boutari, Gavalas and Estate Argyros wineries and enjoy the different wine varieties accompanied by delectable side dishes.

What you will see/visit
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Tour Details
  • Pick-up and drop off service available, at a meeting point near your hotel
  • Entrance fees
  • Wine tasting
  • English, French or Spanish speaking tour assistant
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional info
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Infants seated on your lap travel free of charge
Reviews by real customers for Notos Travel
Great based on 28 reviews
Carlos P. Italy, 16 Jul 2021
Must do!!

Very great tour! Get to see lots of the island. Tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable! Also air conditioned bus is a huge plus if going in the summer. , Our guide was awesome!

Natalia N. Bulgaria, 6 Jun 2021

Wonderful tour, interesting stops, intelligent and friendly guide and driver. A great experience!

Notos Travel

Dear customer, Thank you for your review !!! We wish a great summer and we hope to see you back soon Notos Travel Santorini Team

Julia D. France, 3 Jun 2021

A great experience!, Our guide was awesome!

Notos Travel

Dear customer, We are really pleased to read your review!!! We hope to see you soon again!!!

Kaundinya G. United States, 1 Jun 2021
Wonderful experience

I had the most fantastic experience on May 28th. It was an unexpected bonanza of sightseeing a traveler can only dream of. Thanks for the amazing experience Katie! I was signed up for a short 1.5 hour tour of Akrotiri. First off, only Notos Travel was the offering this tour to solo travelers. When I got on the tour bus my tour guide Katie offered me the option of extending to a whole-day sightseeing tour of Santorini at no extra cost. I jumped at the offer and had a wonderful experience. Katie took us through all the beautiful sights of the island providing us interesting insights into the history and culture of the island along the way in addition to teaching us the best way to enjoy the sights. She patiently answered all our questions cheerfully with her encyclopedic knowledge of Santorini. Thanks Katie ! You are the best!

Notos Travel

Dear customer, Thank you for your review, we receive this with a lot of happiness!!! We hope you have a great summer time and see you again 😊😊😊😊

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Good to Know


Once your booking is complete, you will receive the voucher, which includes the meeting point, time and supplier’s contact information, at your email address. You need to have it with you, in paper form or in digital form.


If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 1 day of the scheduled date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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