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COOK AND TASTE SANTORINI...a ShoreTrips PREMIUM Shared Van Tour

Per Person $310 USD
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COOK AND TASTE SANTORINI...a ShoreTrips PREMIUM Shared Van Tour

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Culinary experiences are the latest thing and this lesson is easy to take home with you!

ShoreTrips' PREMIUM shared van tours are a perfect choice if you are looking for a deluxe tour that's economical but without the crowds of a big bus.

We will confirm your reservation when we have at least 2 passengers booked. You will be notified about two weeks prior to the start of the cruise with options of more expensive private trips if we are not able to run the shared tour.


The air on Santorini will give you an appetite. By combining the viticulture and the local foods on Santorini, you will complete your adventure satiated in every way. On your way to your cooking class you will stop at a volcanic vineyard to see the special way the Santorinis grow and harvest their grapes. Every trace of life was gone after the volcanic explosion between 1620 and 1640 BC. All that remained was covered in volcanic ash, lava and pumice stone, and together they created a compact soil called 'aspa'. Excavation of areas of the island found traces of past viticulture and wine storage but now a new way of growing grapes was needed on this island.

The only way for the grapes to survive from the direct exposure of sun and strong winds is to protect them inside low-basket-shaped vines, the "ampelies", as they are called locally forming a unique pruning system. You will see this unusual method that has set Santorini apart from all other methods of production and delivered much respect to the vineyards.

You will visit a winery that produces traditional wines representing the local Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and Vinsanto grapes. With the help of a local chef at an open air restaurant, you will prepare your own feast of classic Greek delicacies and island specialties. Sit down with this small group of new friends and toast with a glass of Ouzo to your meal, and then eat!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Visit a family Estate winery for a unique tasting of volcanic wines
  • Enjoy the company of a local experienced guide
  • Enjoy hands-on cooking lesson of traditional Greek cuisine
  • Learn about viticulture and the indigenous grape varietals
  • Eat your lunch with a pairing of appropriate wines
  • Learn about the unique viticulture and indigenous grape varietals
  • Learn about the unique agriculture of Santorini, getting to know its unique local products

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Tue - no
Wed - yes
Thu - no
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 10:00 AM (5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The cost of the cable car is not included in the price of this tour. Tickets are about 6€ per person each way.
• If you are staying at a hotel, you will be advised of the closest pickup point to your hotel. The information will be on your voucher as well as the approximate time of the pickup.

Restrictions

• This shared tour has a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8 people.
• This is available from May 1 - September 30.
• You must be 14 years old to participate in this tour.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
You are purchasing a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group. If you use a walker, wheelchair or scooter or if you have mobility problems you will be refused service and not refunded. We suggest that you purchase a private tour for your best enjoyment.