Jun 14, 2015

Venetsanos Winery

If you want to try the local wine, to learn about the winemaking techniques and enjoy the view, we suggest that you go to Venetsanos Winery.
The impressive winery is located in Megalochori and it became the first industrial winery of Santorini. Built on the cliff over Athinios port in 1949, the winery has some innovative features: its structural design was based on the law of gravity since there was no electricity at that time on the island.

Therefore, the winery was built in 4 different levels (9.5 meters high) with slopping floors, so that the wine production tanks were connected to the ships on the port (!) through huge pipes, which were coasted downhill on the caldera. An incredible feat, even for today’s standards!

The winery is open daily from 10.00 – 21.00.