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“Informative and fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours

SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours
P.O. Box 23020, Oia TK 84702 , Greece
+ 30 22860 71474
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Ranked #2 of 12 activities in Oia
Type: Tours
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Owner description: For the discerning traveler, NOT TO BE MISSED! We offer daily private and semi-private wine tours,cooking classes,island adventures and more... Never more than 6 persons, you are guaranteed a private tour feeling at a semi private price! You will visit vineyards and wineries as we travel the island and of course, drink some of the most distinctive wines Greece has to offer. Learn how the ancient, indigenous varieties are transformed into the world famous VinSanto, the crisp, bold fresh whites and the mellowed oak fermented whites. Discover the new and surprising reds, all paired with local, traditional dishes. We also offer customized food/island events.
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“Informative and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Phoenix is an amazing guide tour, she knows her wine and is most informative about the islands fascinating wine culture. A definite must do!

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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
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“Great way to immerse yourself in Greek life!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We did the wine tour and cooking class while visiting Santorini on our honeymoon and can't say enough good things about this tour. Phenix is amazing, so friendly and quite knowledgeable on wine as well as local Santorini customs. Her selection of wineries to take us to were spot on. Such a good variety with amazing views. The tasting area for Gaia, which is literally on the beach, was well worth the price alone. I loved the wines from Estate Argyos as well. Thanks to Phenix and her suggestion, we now have a couple special bottles from each winery which we will save for our 1st and 5th anniversaries respectively.

The cooking class was the perfect complement to the wine tour. We learned how to make tomato fritters, Greek salad and then a fish with fava bean purée, all while still drinking more local wines. Our chef was great in that he patiently explained how to fry the perfect fritter, cook the fish, etc. and gave us tips on how to make the food at home--including providing recipes. We finished off with having a delicious dinner on the beach near Kamari Beach. Such a perfect day and way to enjoy Santorini. A must for couples, families and lovers of wine and good food!

Visited July 2013
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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thanks for the review and I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. Now you can produce a few local dishes to go with your wines!
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“Delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Phenix and her knowledge of the history of wine and the island of Santorini. From the moment she picked us up at our hotel until the moment she dropped us off, we felt as though we were with a friend. The wineries we visited (Argyros and Gaia) enthralled us with their delicious selection of island made wines. Phenix and her island wine and cooking tour is a must do while visiting Santorini!

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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
That is exactly how you are intended to feel, with an old friend showing you her island! Glad you enjoyed...
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“Fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

We did the wine tour and cooking class with Phenix and it was fabulous. The wine tours were great- learning about the wines of Santorini while tasting the product in beautiful settings was a definite highlights of our time in Santorini. Phenix keeps the group size small, which made the entire tour far more personal and enjoyable. The cooking class was also really enjoyable- definitely geared for people with any level of cooking experience. Would absolutely recommend an outing with Phenix to anyone who is interested in learning more about the wines of Santorini from a local expert!

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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Brittany, I am so glad that you got to join in the fun. It was a great day, thank you for letting me share it with you both!
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“A must-do experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you are interested in good food and wine, don't miss this; A visit to 2 wineries with an informative explanation of the history of winemaking in Santorini and the uniqueness of the region, followed, not only by a sumptuous dinner in an excellent beachfront taverna, but the opportunity to help the chef prepare it, learning the little tricks to good greek salad, tomato keftethes and pork medalions in vinsanto. Of course it was washed down with the wonderful local assyrtico wines. Our host, Phenix, shared with us her passion for Santorini and its amazing food and wine. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel and were lucky enough to share our experience with a beautiful mother and daughter from the US. Well worth doing, a great way to spend an afternoon in Santorini.

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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thanks Nick, it was a fun afternoon.
Let me know if there are any hook-ups between the offspring.
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