Canava Santorini Distillery

Canava Santorini Distillery, Mesaria: Hours, Address, Canava Santorini Distillery Reviews: 4.5/5

Canava Santorini Distillery

Canava Santorini Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Canava Santorini Distillery, was established in 1974 on Santorini island Today Loukas Lygnos still produces Canava Santorini's fine spirits with the same principles and the same local materials. It still uses the same recipes that were inherited through generations. Our Museum "Santorini the days gone by" is open to guests. Enter to the everyday life from eras bygone.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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idealden
pt st lucie, florida147 contributions
Jun 2019
Did a ship excursion and really enjoyed this stop. Record heat of 100 degrees made things rough but the room where we sampled ouzo was air conditioned. They have made it a little museum with various old artifacts, ending in the ouzo tasting. We all felt real happy after the samplings! Bought small bottle samples and olives to boot. Great tour.
Written March 4, 2020
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Arabella H
Gifford, UK24 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
Visited as part of a heritage skills placement on Santorini where we learned about the culture and traditions of Greece. This place was such an unexpected pleasure to visit! There’s an extensive collection of fascinating objects including traditional doors, coopering tools, agricultural objects and reconstruction of a dwelling and shop. It’s a true act of love to collect and save so many things that are so significant in preserving cultural heritage. I haven’t even mentioned the distillery itself, which was also so interesting. Can highly recommend the coffee/anise ouzo which was absolutely beautiful. Thank you, I loved it!
Written January 26, 2020
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Pat A
Queen Creek, AZ395 contributions
Oct 2019
This was part of a shore excursion on Santorini and it was well worth it. An old spirits distillery that is well preserved and turned into a museum and event hall.
Entering and seeing many antique pieces, including the original still, you get an education on the process as well as the different types of liquor and how they are made. You then go into a tasting room which is beautifully decorated, Greek music playing and the hostess dances as samples are distributed---- a throwback feeling to an old Anthony Quinn movie.
Written December 6, 2019
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Mojito75
Preston, UK49 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited Canava as part of a Thomas Cook excursion. It was brilliant!
The owners have spent significant time, money and effort building up the artifacts and memorabilia that make this visit all the more special. When you first go in, it's much like any other distillery/winery. But once you go into the place, you realise what trouble the owners have gone to! Our guide was Artemis who was so knowledgeable and engaging. Through the tour, the owners had created mock-up village houses and shops, showed how they had been affected by the earthquakes and how the ouzo had been made over the years. The tour culminated in all the guests seated in a traditional taverna, tasting various ouzos. Artemis got the guests in the mood by starting off the Greek style dancing, participation was voluntary!
Such a hidden gem - this place needs to be higher on the list of things to do on Santorini, it was one of our highlights!
Written August 28, 2019
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KazzyLeicester
Penrith, UK38 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Visited as a large party the food was lovely. Only complaint was there wasn’t enough staff on. Also the wine was quite expensive and not the best we’ve had.
Written June 6, 2019
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Tej T
Pollibetta, India8 contributions
Oct 2018
Its not well marketed, Since i had the interest to find a distillery found this on my own.Must do to see how they have preserved and displayed the curios. But nothing in detail about the Ouzo. 1 hr would be nice. The entry is 7 Euros.
Written October 29, 2018
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CoupleAbroad21
London, UK49 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This was amazing to find. Closes at 6pm rather than 7.30pm as stated online but we managed to get in at the last minute. The lady was very knowledge and spirits were amazing. Ended up buying one too many bottles! A must do!
Written August 29, 2018
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richardngiam
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
We popped in by chance. The simple exterior of the building hid a nice museum inside. It transported us to Santorini of old, of ouzo making and of leisure life of the past complete with old artefacts and photos. The lady gave us an excellent tour and was most friendly, jovial and helpful. There’s a small fees involved but it’s more then compensated by the wine tasting and the tour. A great way to spend a lazy afternoon. We left feeling a little fuzzy ... oops that must be the effects of Ouzo!
Written May 23, 2018
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zalas965
Slovenian Istria, Slovenia15 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Very, very nice museum. On the entrance has welcomed us a really nice lady. She has offer us a tour round museum. The museum is nice and you can see exactly how ouzo was made in the past and how is now.
On the end the lady served us 4 type of ouzo/canava. We enyojed it very much. I recommend it if you will be in Santorini.
Written May 8, 2018
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Thank you very much!!! So drink OUZO and smile!!
Written May 9, 2018
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VivienneNottingham
Nottingham, UK19 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
So pleased we found this place as not on top attraction on places to visit in Santorini and should be. Fantastic tour by young lady. It's so well exhibited and interesting. tasting was good and shop prices too. We just had to buy a couple of bottles. You can take pictures too. A must visit.
Written September 13, 2017
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