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“Wonderful day in Magical Santorini!”

SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours
Ranked #2 of 2 Food & Drink in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We were on a cruise and had only one day in Santorini, we knew the small town of Thira would be very busy so we did some research and looked for something different to do, and found the amazing SAFOWI tours, with Phenix, and booked for a wine tasting, and Greek Cookery experience. Phenix met us at the top of the cable car, and was immediately warm, friendly and imparting lots of very interesting knowledge of the island and its wines. We went to a vineyard and learnt all about the unique soil, and vines, growing low in basket shapes, then went to a renowned winery, for tasting (yum) Phenix was excellent as a tour guide.
Our Greek cookery was at Nichteri, a wonderful little taverna, on the black beach, and the Chef was just brilliant, he made what i consider to be Michelin star worthy cuisine, not what I imagine from a typical greek taverna! We had tomato fritters, squid, melt in the mouth pork cooked in the dessert wine, on yellow split pea puree. It was divine, followed up with a Greek honey pannacotta which was heavenly! I would highly recommend this tour, we even had free time afterwards in Thira before going back down to the ship - a magical day and one I will never forget.

Thank Louise F
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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Louise, thank you for your glowing review! And thank you for sharing your family and friends with me. It was a great day and I'm glad everyone enjoyed themselves. Now, when you come back you must check in. Love the video!

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This trip was a birthday present from my children and what a great present it turned out to be.
Phoenix who takes the tour is brilliant and knows the wines of Santorini inside out. She is friendly and informative about not just the wines but all there is to know about Santorini. We went on a semi private tour and visited 3 wineries in total with a good selection of wines to taste and try at each one. At the last one you get a nice selection of food to accompany the wine whilst seated in a lovely spot surrounded by vines with a lovely view of the sea.
Top class tour and thoroughly recommended.
Ps buy the Vin Santo chocolate as its to die for!

Thank cmcd41
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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Thank you for the review! How lucky you are to have such thoughtful children. And how smart you are for purchasing some of that divine chocolate. Thank you for choosing SAFOWI!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The idea of a wine tour did not appeal to me much as I had a vague recollection of what Greek wine tasted like (sour!) but my boyfriend had arranged this tour as a surprise, and that was what I was in for. Luckily a most pleasant one!

Phenix is the perfect guide: she's a “semi-local”, but a native English speaker- that's a good start. What impressed me the most though is her expert knowledge on the Santorinian wine making process as well as the wines themselves. Wine is clearly her passion and she knows all there possibly is to know about the history, the processes, and the taste of Santorinian wine. Moreover, she's the sweetest and warmest person, and she'll make you feel like a good friend. As a Scandinavian that's a rare experience :)

In wine tasting I'm a complete novice, but Phenix has a spot-on, yet unpretentious way of explaining the taste of the wines. This made me realise that even a newbie like myself is able to identify and experience what the wine does to your palate. This was an eye opener and a great start into the world of wine tasting.

Do yourself a favour and book a tour. You also get the chance to see the island, as you drive around to different vineries and end the tour with a well prepared local meal at a vinery.

Thank aw18
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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review! And thanks for being open to experience something in a new way. If I helped at all your ability to appreciate wines and more specifically Santorinian wines, it was a great day for both of us.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

What a fabulous day. Whatever you do in Santorini, make sure you do this. Phoenix is a great host and has superb knowledge of local wines and the Island. There were three couples in the party, so not a BIG group! We visited 3 vineyards and sampled many different superb wines. No pressure to buy, but we couldn't resist in picking up a bottle from all three to remind us of a great holiday and superb day. The meze food served at the last vineyard was also excellent. Thank you to Tripadvisor.

Thank Spencemarc
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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Thank you for the great review and thank you for joining in. You were all a good fit together. I am sure you are enjoying your wines you took home by now. Correct?

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We saw Phenix's trip advior reviews and were excited that she was from San Francisco. Glad we booked our tour with her. She KNOWS her wines. Took us to 3 incredible wineries and learned so much about Santorini wines. She was so friendly, warm, and interesting. All of the Santorini wine tours basically advertize, charge, and do the same, so go with someone who really knows their stuff-Phenix!!

Gave us a GREAT recommendation for a restaurant in Imerovigli afterward, and we went to Anogi, where we had the best meal on our trip to Santorini.

Thanks Phenix!

Thank elledigs
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SAFOWI, Owner at SAFOWI Santorini Food and Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Well thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! It was a pleasure to have you along for the day. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and I know you will be spreading the good words about the islands wines.

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