Santorini’s History and Culture Tour
The island of Santorini is full of untold secrets and obscure stories and with our tour starting at 10:00 we begin exploring one of the most mysterious excavation sites found, Akrotiri. For over 3.500 years this village lied hidden under earth and ashes, buried in time by the volcanic eruption of 1646 b.c. which marked one of the most massive volcanic eruptions ever seen by mankind —its power equivalent of 40 atomic bombs.
Interestingly, the settlement had developed a number of engineering solutions and technologies unusual for its time but this is not even the most bizarre part. In contrast to other volcanic eruptions of this magnitude, like Pompeii’s, not one victim was found under the ashes making its mystery so much greater. We take a tour through this ancient city of no name, of wonders and secrets unearthed and we puzzle together facts and myths about the curious way our ancestors once lived!
Later on we move to the Symposion by La Ponta at Megalochori where the ancient habit of wining, dining and philosophizing is kept alive and vivid! At the Symposion by La Ponta, music is our vessel and it takes us on an epic journey through ancient Greek mythology and tradition with the talent and craftsmanship of Yannis Pantazis and Argy Kakissis. There, we will enjoy a musical concert in these magical surroundings where you will take part in an interactive musical journey with hand crafted wind and string instruments that will take you through mythological times.
Making our next stop in the outskirts of Akrotiri, we visit a local Taverna inside a farm for the ideal closure of such a cultural day. Anna and her family started out many years ago with a very small piece of land and a donkey with which they travelled around nearby villages selling their crops of white eggplant and Santorinian tomatoes. Together with her husband and 5 sons, they work at the fields all day long, taking care of their crops and cooking their best products at their small family restaurant. With Anna’s mad cooking skills and amazing company we lunch at her small tavern, trying local dishes and traditional delicacies made with the purest ingredients!
Prices: AD 140 // CH 70 (5-12 years old)
Duration: 4.5hours, start at 10.00
Included: Round trip transfers, all admission fees & entries, most premium tasting in every venue, gift bag
Runs: Tuesday to Sunday (1/5-31/10)
Meeting point: Pick up from your hotel or a specific meeting point in case the hotel is not accessible by bus
Cancellation policy: Up to 48 hours prior 100% cancellation fees. Before that relevant bank charges are withheld only