Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention at all times.
- 5-hour small-group Santorini food and wine tour
- Visit two traditional Santorini wineries and learn about volcanic viticulture from a knowledgeable guide
- Sample up to eight different glasses of wine including nykteri and vinsanto
- Learn how to cook classic Greek delicacies and Santorini signature dishes
- Savor the creations at the end of the cooking class and try popular liquors such as ouzo
- Small-group tour with a maximum of eight ensures personalized attention
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What You Can Expect
After sampling some of the wine, continue to your second traditional Santorini winery to learn more about the various types of Santorini wine that is produced on the island. Hear about assytriko, a widely cultivated white-wine grape, as well as wines such as nykteri and vinsanto that are both made from assytriko but boast entirely different flavors. Try a few more glasses of wine, and then travel to a nearby traditional Greek restaurant for your cooking class.
Meet the chef – your cooking teacher – and then roll up your sleeves to help out with the preparation of several traditional Greek dishes. As you cook, listen to stories about the country’s gastronomy from your chef and learn about the typical dishes of Santorini. While the dishes cooked during your class will vary each time, you can expect to cook some Santorini staples such as tomato fritters alongside Greek classics, perhaps moussaka or a classic Greek salad.
Towards the end of your session, sit down with your chef and group to eat your creations! Water is served alongside the dishes, and you can also try a popular liquor – raki or ouzo – to finish your meal just like the locals.
Before bidding your chef a fond farewell, take a recipe card to recreate the dishes back at home. Then, return to your minibus and finish your Santorini food experience with a hotel drop-off.
The only issue I had was trying to find the meeting point... We were supposed to meet near a hotel, but addresses don't exist there, which made it super difficult. Luckily, after we missed the mini bus, we called from our hotel and they sent a driver back for us!
We met up with the rest of the group at the second winery, and quickly got caught up! Haha! Nobody liked the vinsanto wine which tastes like ice wine, so everyone gave theirs to my husband and I. :
We had some great wine at each winery, and even made a stop at the Santorini Brewing Company! The tour guide and our driver were fantastic! I felt a little spoiled by all the food, wine and great company. The cooking class was a lot of fun just us and one other couple... We had a lot of wine by this point. Then we got to sit down and were served more of the food, and two bottles of wine! PLUS dessert which we didn't make.
This was one of the best parts of the trip! Definitely would recommend!
We had a fantastic time! We went with a small group to two wineries, which was fun to meet new people. The guide was great and very knowlegdgable about the vinyards. The two of us then broke off from the group for a private cooking class on the beach! We had a blast and the food was amazing!
- Paige (Los Angeles, California)