Wine tourism in Santorini
The island of Santorini, besides its magnificent scenery, has to offer many more to the visitors, many activities to take part to and enjoy.
The archaeological place of Akrotiri, ancient Thira, the temple of Episkopi, the prehistorical and the archaeological museum of Fira, the folkore museum of Kontohori and the traditional museum of Pirgos, are just some of the places you can visit when you go for cultural tourism, which should include a visit to the traditional village of Oia, where you can find the naval museum of Thira.
The trip to Santorini can only be complete by taking a cruise at the caldera of the volcano and visit the small island of Thirasia. You should also try the local cuisine with its local products, you can find it almost to any restaurant of Santorini being the proper company for those who do wine-tourism.
Why the wine of Santorini is so special?
The volcano of Santorini has made a unique ecosystem where the vineyards thrive. They are quite small but they cover the biggest part of cultivated soil. A part of the vineyards are certified as biological, although practically most of the owner grow theirs using biological methods, due to the natural resistance to parasites and diseases that derives from climate and volcanic environment.
A private tour will help you to find out everything about the relationship between the wine and the volcano.
Santorini ‘s Cuckoo (or wreath or vineyard) is unique in the world shaping in vineyards.
Basket-shaped stumps with a very low trunk made with technique and pruning (branch of Santorini).
Inside the baskets are the grapes and they are protected from the sun and especially from the air as the meltemia drifts the fragile surface soil creating many times real sandblasting that can seriously injure them. At the same time, it is close to the ground, enjoying whatever moisture it produces, and this is important because the water in Santorini is scarce.
A combination of beauty and taste
A private tour is the ideal activity for you to follow in order to play with your senses and live a unique experience under one of the most famous sunset in the world!