Trails of History and Wine - Akrotiri Excavations and Santorini Wineries Tour

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Explore the myths and legends of Santorini on a half-day history tour of the Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. Taste delicious volcanic wines at 3 traditional island wineries.


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Hotel pick-up OR Fira town
6 hours
daily at 9:00 AM
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Could Santorini be "Atlantis"?

Uncover the myths of Santorini on a 5-hour guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations, a prehistoric Bronze Age city, frozen in time by ash that fell during the Minoan volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago. Some speculate that this is the origin of Atlantis, a mythical city, lost in time.

Admire the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storied buildings and their magnificent wall paintings, and excavated furniture and vessels that show the former settlement's great prosperity.

Discover evidence of wine-making that has been estimated to date back to the 3rd Millennium BC, making Santorini one of the oldest wine-making regions in the world.

Continue your wine discovery by strolling through the island's basket vines at 3 wineries, and learn about Santorini's unique viticulture traditions. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine.

The tour ends at your hotel or at the cable car terminal in Fira (for cruise passengers).


  • Pick-up from and drop-off at hotel or Fira town (for Cruise ship passengers)

  • Guided visit to Akrotiri Excavations with professional tour guide

  • Visit to 3 traditional wineries with wine-tasting of 12 wine styles

  • English-speaking wine expert guide

  • Mini wine-tasting tutorial

  • Assortment plate of cheese, salami and olives in one of the wineries

  • All taxes

  • Admissions and tasting fees


  • Lunch

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Cable car tickets for cruise passengers

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 18 years old.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 8 guests.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from different locations all over the island of Santorini. For clients with hotels not accessible by car, a meeting point will be set at a nearby main location. Please provide your hotel name, room reservation name and mobile phone number upon booking to arrange your pick-up.

  • There will be no pick-up inside the port for cruise passengers. Exact meeting point location and instructions will be indicated on the voucher.

Cancellation Policy

  • 15% Cancellation Fee (85% reimbursement): 3 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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