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“Good food, good wine, reasonable company” 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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London, United Kingdom
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“Good food, good wine, reasonable company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a great way to see the island vineyards, learn about the wine industry and sample some really good local wines
It's informative, but not too overload level and the pace of the afternoon is just right
After two vineyard visits and tastings we found ourselves at a local restaurant for our cooking lesson. This was part demonstration and part 'hands on'. As an experienced cook I would have liked a bit more hands on action, but overall the class was enjoyable. We made a local salad, great tomato fritters and pork in a vinsanto based sauce.
All washed down with more wine and a leisurely end to our trip.

Phoenix is passionate and knowledgeable - do take a trip, it is worth it.

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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you for joining in, glad you enjoyed yourself!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Wow - such a great time!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The wine tour with Phenix was absolutely amazing. It was such a great experience with my wife and I along with two other couples. Phenix was able to tell us all about the history of the wine making process in Santorini and she was so down to earth, it felt like we were with an old friend. She facilitated the whole experience in such a way that by the end of the night, none of us wanted the tour to end, so we all hung out watching the sunset. Phenix changes up her wine tours daily and that really makes a difference; you could tell that she really wanted to share her passion with us. We can't describe what a wonderful and unique woman Phenix is. This wine tour is a must!

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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Yes it was a great day, everyone hit it off so well! Happy you enjoyed yourselves, the island and the tour. Thanks!
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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
Thank you!
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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!

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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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That is exactly how you are intended to feel, with an old friend showing you her island! Glad you enjoyed...
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