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“Learn about Santorini's winemaking”
Review of Venetsanos Winery

Venetsanos Winery
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US$64.94*
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Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Megalochori
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Venetsanos winery is located right above the port of Athinios, overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini. The winery was designed by the innovator George Venetsanos in 1947. Firstly operated in 1949 and was the first industrial winery on the island. It has a very rich history, unique architecture and amazing views. Visit our Cafe, the Wine Tasting area, our shop or hire our terraces for a private event or Wedding!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ruggedly beautiful winery is worth visiting both for its amazing setting and for its rich history. The small museum gives an interesting introduction to the history of winemaking in the region. The family had roots that went back to Egypt, and some of the artifacts preserved on-site show the dedication and hard work that went into making this a successful enterprise. Sitting out overlooking the caldera while tasting wines and small bites is a great way to spend a few hours.

Thank Fran S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are awesome, but that isn’t unique in Santorini. If you are staying in Fira, Oia, or a similar town the views aren’t any better.
The wine is decent but not great and the food in the food pairing is pretty poor. It was enjoyable but I probably wouldn’t do it again.

Thank 765jb2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Venetsanos as it was recommended to us by the sommelier of a restaurant in Fira. It is not the museum or the wine cellar that makes it so special. It is a fantastic place high up at the cliff with a magnificent view over the caldera. The tour through the old wine making facilities takes only 10-15 minutes. One is explained how the founder of the winery made use of the gravitational force to ease the production process. The winery is directly built into the cliff. Also you will see some of the old tools and machinery.
Afterwards we had a wine tasting of 5 different wines and a lovely platter of matching greek cheese. Compared to other places in Santorini, it was not expensive and less crowded with tourists. We just sat on the nice terrace, had our wine and cheese and relished the view over the bay. A fantastic place and my absolute must see tip!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are worse places to eat cheese. Excellent wine and the way cristos talks you’d want him to sit on your face

1  Thank osman k
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. This place was possibly my favorite thing we did on santorini. It is SO beautiful and the views are incredible. We had come straight from Santo winery and much preferred the setting and ambiance here. The wine tasting was very affordable ($12 per person) and we also had a meat and cheese plate that we really enjoyed. It was a bit windy so they offered us blankets which we really appreciated. Great service, great wine. We loved it!

Thank Christine M
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