Boutari Winery in Skalani

The Boutari Winery in Crete is built outside Skalani village, on the Fantaxometocho Estate, at 8 km kilometers from the centre of Heraklion city. This winery is really the gem of the viticultural zone of Archanes.

Fantaxometocho Estate or otherwise called “the settlement of the ghosts” (this second name explains the meaning of the word fantaxometocho) owes its name to the efforts made by the former owner to save the estate from the pirates’ raids by spreading the rumor that the estate was filled with ghosts.

Skalani Estate produces annually 100,000 bottles of wines and 4 wines with “Skalani” wine taking the lion’s share of the wine production. “Skalani” is a PGI red wine (Protected Geographical Indication), a blend of Kotsifali (50%) & Syrah (50%) varieties.

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Posts about Heraklion

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

  • May 31,2017

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is one of the biggest and most noteworthy museums in Greece and among the most significant museums in Europe. The museum houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to the Roman Period. Its Minoan antiquities collection on exhibit is the most... Read more

Dinapoja liqueur

  • May 31,2017

Kaiti Dinapoja Dinapoja cottage industry in Heraklion, Crete, produces liqueur and syrups.The story behind Dinapoja is the personal story of Kaiti Dinapoja whose life changed without a warning in her early fifties. It was two personal unfortunate events that urged Kaiti to make a drastic change in her life. “If you are 50 years old facing serious health problems and you get a divorce, if you lose... Read more

Boutari Winery in Skalani

  • May 31,2017

The Boutari Winery in Crete is built outside Skalani village, on the Fantaxometocho Estate, at 8 km kilometers from the centre of Heraklion city. This winery is really the gem of the viticultural zone of Archanes. Fantaxometocho Estate or otherwise called “the settlement of the ghosts” (this second name explains the meaning of the word fantaxometocho) owes its name to the efforts made by the former... Read more

The Dikti Range

  • Nov 17,2016

THIS RANGE LIES BETWEEN HERAKLION AND LASSITHI. Its highest summit is Spathi (2.148 m) and there are two more peaks at an altitude of more than 2000m. Lassithi Plateau, the largest in Crete, lies at the heart of the range at an altitude of 850 m. It is surrounded by a series of smaller plateaus such as Katharo, Limnakaro, Mari, Lapathos, Omalos, Erganos and Nisimos. There is a mountain shelter at Limnakaro... Read more

The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC)

  • Oct 6,2016

The Natural History Museum of Crete is housed in the renovated former premises of the Heraklion Public Power Corporation, on Dermatas’ Bay. With an area of 3,500 m2, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mediterranean, showcasing the natural environment of Crete and the wider Mediterranean area in an innovative, original way. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Cretan ecosystems alongside... Read more

Archaeological Museum of Archanes

  • Oct 6,2016

In the Museum of Archanes are exhibited mainly stone and clay objects as well as exact copies of some of the most important archaeological finds of the area Archanes-Yuhtas, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological sites of Crete. Most of the finds are in the archaeological museum of Heraklion but the successful way in which the finds and the copies are displayed, gives the visitor... Read more

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Theotoki Estate

The Theotoki Estate, an expanse of 300 acres, is set in a breathtakingly beautiful spot in the Ropa Valley in Corfu, where the vineyard is surrounded by a pine forest and age-old olive groves.

The Theotoki family is one of the oldest in Greece and the estate has belonged to the family for generations. Ioannis Theotokis, father of the present owner, Georgios, studied at the famous Universität für Bodenkultur (Agricultural University) in Vienna and was very tied to the land and his vines. After the death of his brother, Ioannis Theotokis dedicated his life to politics and served three terms as Minister of Agriculture. In 1950 he was elected Prime Minister of Greece.

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Posts about Corfu

Ipsos beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Ipsos beach is characterized by its large length and from the fact that it is situated just below the main road in front of the touristy village Ipsos, on the northern part of the city of Corfu. It is quite a narrow beach, covered with pebbles and has got shallow and clean waters for which it was awarded with the Blue Flag by the European Union. Ipsos beach is fully organized with parasols and deck-chairs.... Read more

Syki beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Syki is a small, completely secluded beach with white pebbles, turquoise waters, surrounded by vast vegetation which reaches almost until the sea. Syki is not organized and the nearest restaurants are situated in Kassiopi, at a distance of 3 kilometers. It is accessible by the seaside road which connects Kassiopi to Acharavi, just before you reach the village of Apraos and Kalamaki beach. You can leave... Read more

Sidari beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Sidari beach is a large and sandy beach, which extends along the main road, below the homonymous resort on the northern shores of the island. It is located between the small port and the famous Channel of Love, one of the most famous sights in the whole island. For this reason, Sidari beach is one of the most visited and busy beaches whic, is mainly preferred by tourists who flood this region every... Read more

Santa Barbara Perivoli beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Marathias and Santa Barbara to the south, the continuation of Saint George, two adjoining sandy beaches, about four kilometers long. It can be reached by driving through Perivoli village and follow the signs, so distance from Corfu town is about 30 km. Nobody knows exactly where their boundaries are (the locals are still arguing about that!), but generally the northern part is called Marathias and the southern... Read more

Roda beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Roda beach extends in front of the homonymous resort on the northern coast of the island. It is a large sandy beach, basically a continuation of Acharavi beach. Roda beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag for its clean waters which do not deepen abruptly making it ideal for families with children. In Roda beach there is a great variety of sea sports. Along the beach you will find some parasols and deck-chairs... Read more

Prasoudi beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Prasoudi is located in the south-western side of Corfu, near the beautiful and large village of Agios Matheos. It is about 4 kilometers away from it. The naming Prasoudi comes from the plant «prasoulida » (chive) which grows on the cliffs a few meters above the shore. Prasoudi is a small, sandy beach with few pebbles and scattered rocks into the sea. There you will find few deck-chairs and parasols... Read more

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Grammenos Family Winery

The Grammenos Family Winery is located at Aerostato on the top of the mountain above Sinarades, with a stunning view over the beach of Ai Gordi in Corfu. The family has been occupied with growing grapes and making wine since the mid 20th century. Their experience, knowledge, love and dedication led to the creation of a modern plant aimed at producing high quality wines. The ever-increasing potential of the enterprise has been confirmed by the success of their wines in the local market.

Today the new Grammenos winery collects grapes from the family-owned vineyard on the west slopes of Sinarades and the area of Skafonas, where the local POD (Protected Origin of Destignation) white Kakotrygi variety is cultivated along with the local red Petrokorythos. In addition, it has an exclusive collaboration with the growers (under the company’s supervision and guidance) and also makes white wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Roditis, Malagouzia and reds from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which are cultivated on the mountain slopes above Aigio on the Peloponnese.

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Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Corfu

Ipsos beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Ipsos beach is characterized by its large length and from the fact that it is situated just below the main road in front of the touristy village Ipsos, on the northern part of the city of Corfu. It is quite a narrow beach, covered with pebbles and has got shallow and clean waters for which it was awarded with the Blue Flag by the European Union. Ipsos beach is fully organized with parasols and deck-chairs.... Read more

Syki beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Syki is a small, completely secluded beach with white pebbles, turquoise waters, surrounded by vast vegetation which reaches almost until the sea. Syki is not organized and the nearest restaurants are situated in Kassiopi, at a distance of 3 kilometers. It is accessible by the seaside road which connects Kassiopi to Acharavi, just before you reach the village of Apraos and Kalamaki beach. You can leave... Read more

Sidari beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Sidari beach is a large and sandy beach, which extends along the main road, below the homonymous resort on the northern shores of the island. It is located between the small port and the famous Channel of Love, one of the most famous sights in the whole island. For this reason, Sidari beach is one of the most visited and busy beaches whic, is mainly preferred by tourists who flood this region every... Read more

Santa Barbara Perivoli beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Marathias and Santa Barbara to the south, the continuation of Saint George, two adjoining sandy beaches, about four kilometers long. It can be reached by driving through Perivoli village and follow the signs, so distance from Corfu town is about 30 km. Nobody knows exactly where their boundaries are (the locals are still arguing about that!), but generally the northern part is called Marathias and the southern... Read more

Roda beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Roda beach extends in front of the homonymous resort on the northern coast of the island. It is a large sandy beach, basically a continuation of Acharavi beach. Roda beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag for its clean waters which do not deepen abruptly making it ideal for families with children. In Roda beach there is a great variety of sea sports. Along the beach you will find some parasols and deck-chairs... Read more

Prasoudi beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Prasoudi is located in the south-western side of Corfu, near the beautiful and large village of Agios Matheos. It is about 4 kilometers away from it. The naming Prasoudi comes from the plant «prasoulida » (chive) which grows on the cliffs a few meters above the shore. Prasoudi is a small, sandy beach with few pebbles and scattered rocks into the sea. There you will find few deck-chairs and parasols... Read more

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Gaia Winery

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island.

The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated by Gaia Winery in 1999, giving it a second lease on life, this time as a winery. This impressive structure, an example of an early factory of Greece, has found a new use and through it has retained its industrial form and function.

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Gaia Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked... read more

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic... read more

Yiannis Nomikos Estate

  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay. Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above... read more

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Antonis Arvanitis Winery

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos.

At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels. This was the wine people used to drink thirty years ago on the island and in its tavernas, before assyrtiko took on its present divine form and became the most sought after Greek wine.

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More about Santorini

Gaia Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked... read more

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic... read more

Yiannis Nomikos Estate

  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay. Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above... read more

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Estate Argyros Winery

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked hard to insure quality.

The Argyros Vinsanto of 1987 was rated the best Vinsanto created on Santorini, while in 2005 and 2006 the winery was placed in the top 100 wineries in the world, according to the respected magazine Wine and Spirits.

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Source: Greek Gastronomy Guide

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Gaia Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked... read more

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic... read more

Yiannis Nomikos Estate

  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay. Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above... read more

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Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic audio guides explain it all in fourteen available languages.

Great care and attention has been taken to show and tell all the stages of wine production along the route in specially decorated kanaves (underground storage rooms). Pruning the vines, ploughing the soil, harvesting the grapes, weighing and pressing the harvest, cleaning the vats, crafting the barrels, distilling the raki, loading the boats for export are all shown, interspersed with old tools, containers and rare machinery.

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Source: Greek Gastronomy Guide

More about Santorini

Gaia Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked... read more

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic... read more

Yiannis Nomikos Estate

  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay. Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above... read more

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Venetsanos Winery

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay.

Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above the Athinios port, the Venetsanos Winery had the quirk that it was designed to take advantage of the law of gravity, compensating for the scarcity of electrical power at the time. Due to the inclination of the soil, it was constructed on four different levels, each devoted to a particular stage of vinification, allowing the wine to flow naturally.

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Source: Greek Gastronomy Guide

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Gaia Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked... read more

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic... read more

Yiannis Nomikos Estate

  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay. Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above... read more

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Canava Santorini distillery

The story of the Canava Santorini distillery began in 1974 when Evangelos Lygnos commenced producing ouzo and tsikoudia (raki) with tender loving care. Born on the island in 1946, he was taught a recipe for ouzo by an old ouzo producer from Smyrna (now Izmir) in Turkey. Combining the information with the experience he gained working at the Venetsanos winery, he created and launched the first Santorinian ouzo, Canava, in 1976.

Evangelos’s son, Loukas Lygnos, has been carrying on the tradition since 1997. Even as a child, Loukas worked with his father and made his first batch of ouzo at the tender age of eleven. With a life spent in the vineyards, harvesting the crop and distilling the fermented fruit of his labours, Loukas began to accrue knowledge, memories and objects from the past. The result was that he became, apart from a good distiller, a great collector of the tools associated with viniculture and distilling.

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Source: Greek Gastronomy Guide

More about Santorini

Gaia Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Gaia Winery on Santorini (the firm has another one in Nemea) is on the eastern side of the island, right next to the sea, near the airport and between the villages of Kamari and Monolithos. It is housed in an exquisite stone building constructed in the early 20th century, which used to be one of the 13 tomato processing plants on the island. The abandoned cannery was purchased and renovated... read more

Antonis Arvanitis Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

Among the new wineries and the new vintners of Santorini who bring honour to Greece abroad with their wines, there is a veteran. Antonis Arvanitis is a warm human being and he greets you that way at his cellar in Megalochori not far from Pyrgos. At “Antonis Arvanitis Winery” one can drink the old nychteri, the wine that was harvested over-ripe and fermented in old French or Russian barrels.... read more

Estate Argyros Winery

  • Apr 6,2017

The Estate Argyros Winery was established by Georgios Argyros in 1903. At that time his ambition was to expand his vineyard to 2 hectares and that is why he created the winery. In 1950 the winery passed to his son Mattheos, who extended it to 6 hectares. In 1974 it was taken over by Yannis Argyros who expanded the area of the vineyard to 26 hectares, modernized the winery (“Estate Argyros”) and worked... read more

Koutsoyannopoulos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Koutsoyannopoulos Winery on Santorini includes the unique Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown around the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic... read more

Yiannis Nomikos Estate

  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

Venetsanos Winery

  • Apr 4,2017

The Venetsanos Winery, built in 1949 by the Venetsanos family from Megalochori, was the first industrial winery on Santorini. Giorgos Venetsanos’s family, one of the most prosperous on the island, had left for Cairo, Egypt between the wars and when they returned they bought up large tracts of land, including one in Megalohori, above Athinios bay. Built on the edge of the caldera, exactly above... read more

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Artemis Karamolegos Winery

The Artemis Karamolegos Winery ’s roots go back to 1952, when grandfather Artemis cultivated his vines and produced wine for his own family, selling off the surplus to the rest of Santorini and thence to the rest of Greece.

“Since I can remember myself I was following my grandfather around and taking part in the all the activities – planting, pruning, harvesting. Generally, I liked dealing with the land”, Artemis Karamolegos tells us.

He took over from his grandfather and father at the Exo Gonias winery and it is he – young, active and full of passion for his work – who has managed to perform a real miracle since 2004, leading a family business far ahead in a very short time.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: Greek Gastronomy Guide

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  • Apr 4,2017

On the country road towards Kamari, in a traditional domed complex of buildings is the Yiannis Nomikos Estate, the most complete agricultural-processing facility in Santorini. Here they process and package various local products, including fava, sun-dried tomatoes, pistachios and candied fruit. “If you want to cultivate fava successfully you must become fava yourself!” This was the advice... read more

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