We later went to Santos Winery where we did wine tasting and ate mezas (small plates). The interesting thing about Santorini because of the wind and the cliffs is that the grapes actually do not grow on vines but on the ground. They don't irrigate the plants because of the humidity and warmth of the Adriatic Sea. We tried all three of their wines but are primarily known for the dolce vino (sweet dessert wine).
I was somewhat disappointed in this excursion. The first stop was to a winery for some wine tasting which was very good and I thought it was a sign of great things to come, but the rest of the tour was just an expensive bus ride. The scenery was indeed beautiful but we were eventually dropped off at the town for shopping, which I would normally love but the hubby isn't too keen on it so we wound up finding a restaurant for a little lunch.
The wine tasting was of no value, but the views were spectacular. The rest of the tour was well worth it--seeing OIA is a must. Fira was also lovely to stroll and we had a lovely Greek lunch on our own before taking the cable car back down the mountain.
Tender took us to the bus, where we drove to Oia. We had about an hour to walk around this beautiful place. New drove to Santos winery where we tasted some wines and got a few snacks. We were then dropped at Fira with a ticket to make our own way back to the ship
Fun way to experience Santorini and Oia! Guide took us by bus to the Santos Winery for wine tasting and an overview of the winery. Afterwards we were taken to Oia and Santorini for a walking tour and shopping. We had a late lunch before taking the cable car back down to catch the tender back to the ship. Beautiful stop!
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