8 Days Luxurious Culinary Vacation in Santorini

  • Santorini, Greece

Cooking Holiday and Wine Tasting in Santorini

Experience a unique culinary vacation in Greece. Spend a week in the heart of Santorini and learn the local cuisine from awarded local chefs. Discover Santorinis culture and treat yourself with wine tasting sessions at Santorinis wineries. Each trip includes a small group, bringing a sense of exclusivity. Decide today and embrace the Mediterranean experience!

Highlights

  • 2 cooking classes
  • Wine tours and tasting
  • One historical excursion to Akrotiri excavations
  • Sunset sailing tour on Volcano island with dinner served on board
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Your charming little accommodation is a traditional Cycladic Hotel, situated very close to the famous Caldera offering breathtaking views. It is also located few minutes away from Fira, the main town and the cultural capital of Santorini. Fira offers a world class variety of boutiques, restaurants and cafes perched at the high rim of the Caldera. Many cafes and restaurants offer spectacular views!

Day 1, Saturday - Arrival, Welcome to Santorini!

After arriving to Santorini, during your private transfer from Airport / Port to your beautiful hotel, your personal driver will take you through a uniquely stunning landscape, to the one of the most picturesque and luxurious places in the world… and it has been described as “one of the most beautiful places on earth”. This inviting, charming boutique hotel will be your home for the week. You will have time to unpack and unwind or to relax.

Enjoy a free evening to already explore the magic area at your leisure.

Dinner on your own.

Night in your accommodation

Day 2, Sunday - Santorini, the mythical Atlantis?

Breakfast

Visit to the Akrotiri excavations, one of the most important settlements of the Aegean. Akrotiri is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini (Thira). The settlement was destroyed in the Thiran eruption about 1627 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine Frescoes and many objects and artworks. Here with our guide, we will learn about the legends of Santorini, investigating whether it is the fabled lost city of Atlantis. Discover evidence of winemaking that has been estimated to date back to the 3rd Millennium BC, making Santorini one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world.

Visit to the mountain of Prophet Elias at 600 meters of altitude where we find the Christian Monastery from the 1700s.

Visit a traditional winery and learn about Santorinis unique viticulture traditions while experiencing a wine tasting session.

Light lunch will be served at the end of the tour.

Free afternoon to relax or explore the surroundings: Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli.

Day 3, Monday - Discover the Mediterranean flavors of Santorini

Leaving our hotel after breakfast, our fabulous cooking day begins. Today you will learn how to cook like a Greek under the guidance of an awarded local chef at a traditional restaurant located in the eastern coast. Enjoy plenty of Greek appetizers, and come away with some classic Greek recipes. You will cook some traditional Greek recipes to impress your friends back home with! A true gastronomic field to table tasting dinner menu.

Savor traditional Greek aperitifs such as Raki and Ouzo, and of course, you‘ll also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of your cooking lesson!

Enjoy a fresh-cooked lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Free afternoon for your personal activities.

Suggestion: you can relax and swim at the red or black beach.

Dinner on your own.

Night in your accommodation.

Day 4, Tuesday - Explore the vineyards and wineries of Santorini

Following breakfast, we will departure for the countryside of Santorini where you will visit distinct wineries and cellars. Learn about the ancient vineyard of Santorini, the history of the island through the centuries and how the volcanic soils influence its winemaking. Winemaking on Santorini dates back more than 4.000 years and the tour covers the most traditional cellars of the island, starting at a vineyard on the volcanic soils. Taste a selection of different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine served with local cheese and olives.

Lunch on your own.

The afternoon will be free to enjoy the beauty of the island, or to relax.

Dinner on your own.

Night in your accommodation.

Day 5, Wednesday - Free day

Free day for you in order to explore yourself Santorini Island or/and its surroundings. You to rent a bike, a scooter, a car or to take the local buses to go around the island. If you prefer you can go to a next door island called Ios, or to just relax by the beach or the pool.

Lunch and dinner on your own.

Night in your accommodation.

Day 6, Thursday - Unique cooking!

After breakfast, you will attend to a cooking class at an authentic venue. Learn about the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini, as well as, to the unique local products of our island. In Santorini, with more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables. White eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.

Then, the presentation and the demonstration of different recipes will take place. After we have prepared the dishes, you will be able to enjoy what you cooked accompanied by bottles of delicious wines from Santorini which will be presented to you.

Dinner on your own.

Night in your accommodation.

Day 7, Friday - The scent of the Aegean Sea

In the morning, you will be free to relax, to swim or to go shopping.

Lunch on your own.

In the late afternoon and for our last evening, we will take you to a sunset sailing tour: Swim at the volcanic island and the hot spring!

Dinner included will be served on board.

Night in your accommodation.

Day 8, Saturday - Departure

Breakfast

Private transfer to the port or airport of Santorini.

We will return to our homes where we will invite our friend for a Greek night with dishes cooked by ourselves!

  • A sunset sailing tour around the Volcano with a dinner served on board
  • One historical excursion and private guided tour to the legendary Akrotiri excavations
  • Wine tours and tastings visiting the best wineries of the island

This holiday will take place in the beautiful island of Greece, Santorini.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 5 kilometers
  • Fira
Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • In-room safe
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Central heating
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Wireless internet
  • TV satellite
  • Taxi services

Indulge in Greek cuisine and discover the local products. Every day, your hotel will offer breakfast made of local, fresh ingredients. During the first wine tasting session, you will be served a light lunch at the venue. After your cooking courses, you will be able to taste the dishes you have cooked and experience the authentic Greek taste. On the last night, you will have dinner on board during a sunset sailing tour around the Volcano island!

In your free time, you can explore more of Santorini and its surroundings or you can choose one of the activities available in the area like: diving, scuba diving, rent a jet ski, a bike or an ATV, swimming or windsurfing. Also, you can consider visiting Fira, the main town of Santorini, or beautiful villages like Firostefani, Immerovigli or Ios.

  • 2 Greek cooking lessons taught by one of the most awarded chefs of Greece
  • 2 wine tours and tastings visiting the best wineries of the island
  • 7 accommodation nights at a premium quality hotel in Santorini with daily breakfast made of local ingredients
  • A sunset sailing tour around the Volcano with a dinner served on board
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • One historical excursion and private guided tour to the legendary Akrotiri excavations
  • Transfer from/to Santorini airport or Athineos Port on a modern mini bus
  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, excursions that are not listed in the program
  • Museum entrance tickets
  • Travel insurance, personal expenses, tips

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Santorini airport (JTR).

Aegean Flavours will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Arrival by ferry

You may travel by boat from Athens Port (Piraeus). It is a 6-8 hour journey.

Distances

  • Airport - 6 kilometers
  • Athinios port - 8 kilometers
For information about the booking conditions, please send Aegean Flavours an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Yolanda S., Hamilton from New Zealand

    "My husband and I decided to take a vacation to Santorini in the summer of 2014. After looking at several different tour options, we chose Aegean Flavours because the itinerary was exactly what we were looking for in a trip. I was hesitant because I could not locate any reviews of Aegean Flavours- but the itinerary was perfect and these guys seemed very nice on the phone so I decided to take a chance and book the itinerary. I had very high expectations going into the trip. I am one of those people who wants the accommodations and tour to look exactly like the photographs.Nothing about this trip was a disappointment. This trip was exactly what I had hoped for. We stayed in Fira at the best hotel. The views on this island are breathtaking so I believe it is extremely hard to describe the beauty of this Greek phenomenon called Santorini! Our room was big and was comfortable in every aspect. All of our breakfasts were amazing. We sipped Vinsanto wine, sampled local tomatoes and salads in spectacular locations. We were fortunate to have an amazing tour guide during our visits. He knew everything about wine.Aegean Flavours gave us a program to follow each day, so the guide was not on our doorstep every morning. There were meeting points and I guess that an island such as Santorini, this is an excellent idea as you can never be lost doing simultaneously your own thing! Maybe in the beginning we panicked a little but as soon as we understood our way around, it was all a piece of cake. We cooked and ate so much amazing food and wine. The lessons were not intensive but the chef really spoke perfect English and taught us a ton. The sunset sailing tour was also not bad at all."

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  • Review by Sarah S., Tarbes from France

    "One terrific recipe I learnt during my vacation with Aegean Flavours is called Ravani. This Ravani was one of the first desserts I made for my husband when I got back and it quickly became one of his favorites as well. Some time ago, he even treated his co-workers to some and as such I bake a large pan every couple of months for him to bring to the office. Our vacation on the island of Poros was exactly what we needed! It was exactly what we looked for! Thank you! Merci beaucoup Emmanuelle!"

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Anglet, France

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Availability

This vacation is available from May to June and from September to October with arrival on Saturday, departure on Saturday.

 

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