For something beyond the typical tourist fare, indulge your senses on a private culinary tour of Santorini. Meet your personal gourmet guide midmorning with pickup at your hotel or the cruise port, and set off in a private vehicle to discover the way that locals eat and drink.
Start off with visits to two different family wineries, where producers turn out unique wines using the land’s mineral-rich volcanic soil and traditional methods like the koulara bush-training system, where vines are shaped into baskets as they grow. Taste the bounty of these historic vineyards — boasting some roots that are hundreds of years old — including regional white varietals like Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani, plus a few reds.
Continue on to a local village for a hands-on gastronomic experience helping prepare a delicious 3-course lunch. Use fresh produce grown on the island and learn the secrets of Santorini-style cooking by following recipes that have been enjoyed for generations. Savor the authentic Aegean feast along with more local wine while relaxing among the island’s natural beauty.
With a fully satisfied stomach, return to your hotel or the cruise port in the afternoon.