Santorini Oia Wine Tasting Excursion Reviews
We also visited a winery on this tour..not really worth it but the views were amazing and I was able to get some spectacular sunset pictures from this spot.
Private tour for the three of us. Took cable car up to top of Fira where we met our guide. He drove us everywhere -- literally, all around the entire island. Stopped for coffee/shopping in Oia. Went to the museum to see the historical ruins (guide was a local with an amazing knowledge of the history of the island and all of the ruins). Went to see the hot springs near the caldera, stopped at a winery for wine tasting, went to visit the monks on the top of the mountain. Shopped in both Oia and in Fira. Loved that our private car could take us to many places that the bus tours couldn't reach. Our guide timed it so that we would arrive at locations either before or after the bus tours, so it was never crowded when we arrived at a given location. Loved this island, and would love to return to spend more time. Warning: wouldn't recommend riding the donkeys. Someone on our cruise chose to do that in Fira. Donkey tripped and the guy flew off the donkey and injured his ribs. Yikes!
Just the view from this site is worth taking the tour, the wine is not exactly what one would like if they enjoy a good glass of wine. The time spent was adequate to take a few pics, finish your glass and then back on the bus
We were hustled from one site to the other with only an hour in Oia, 1/2 hour at the winery. The rest was the drive and a not so great tour guide. We were sorry we did not explore on our own, but wanted to catch the first tender.