Wine Tourism in Greece
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Explore the five senses... with a Santorinian wine!30-01-2013 15:14A trip to Santorini is a true exploration of five senses, so intense that nobody that has ever experienced it can deny this slightly faster heart beating while stepping foot on this island for the first time. Thousands of legends and myths have been born in this deep blue sea, on these hard rocks coming from the same source of mysterious energy: the volcano. Ironically, one of the most tremendous volcanic explosions on earth has ended up to creating one of the most beautiful places on earth! Beyond the obvious, the volcanic beauty that has been captured in millions of photos, there are rocking-senses secrets to be found in Santorini.
Santorini Island has a special tradition in wine making, since wine was “born” here 3500 years ago.
Wine here goes hand in hand with the evolution of the civilization through time till nowadays. The main reason for exceptional and worldwide unique wine producing here is the volcano. The volcanic landscape has established the specific circumstances: volcanic soil rich in lava and pumice, this thick layer of volcanic material covering the ground, specific climatic conditions, and dried earth because of minimal rainfall, sea breeze and sun. Wine, as part of the local culture, is everywhere. The vineyards of the island are among the oldest ones in Europe and there is even a special way of pruning in low basket shaped crowns so as to protect the grapes from the winds.
Old traditional wineries are everywhere and nearly in every single house there is a canava, a small wine production workshop deriving from the words cave and wine. Today, on the island are more than 10 wineries, which cultivate over 40 different varieties. The most famous local ones are: Aidani, Assyrtiko, Athiri, Liatiko and Mandilaria. Most of the wineries keep the traditional method of wine making aiming to quality, gate keepers of the secrets of this divine flavour that volcano has given as a gift to Santorinians.
The most famous wines of Santorini are “Nichteri”, dry, white, aged wine by variety assyrtiko and the intoxicating, delectable “Vinsanto” with intense sweet flavour. The unique taste and aroma of wine produced in Santorini has brought them in the international wine tasting field, gaining remarkable reviews from all over the world. In addition, Santorinians can boast for producing “Wines with Appellation of Superior Quality” as European Union has characterized most of the varieties cultivated in Santorini due to their unique characteristics.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
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