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“Great tour with a wine expert”
Review of Safowi

Safowi
Ranked #1 of 3 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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was great. Our tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the island and wine. She used to be a chef so she knows a lot of about the right food pairings. We enjoyed the tour and getting some of the wine history. Transportation was included. My only criticism is that she was a little curt when you asked questions; we had this happen a few times. Other than that, it was an enjoyable experience.

Thank Abby M
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SAFOWI, Owner at Safowi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. I apologize if you found me curt. I usually encourage questions and am happy to explain things. Sometimes we get a bit overworked here, 7 days a week for 7 months, which can leave one not at their best. Also it is difficult when asked questions that have just been answered and discussed at length. No excuse though. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day with Phenix touring Santorini wineries - went to three very nice wineries (Gavalas Winery, Argyros Estate and Domaine Sigalas) tasted a wide assortment of Santorini specific wines - Our group of four, really enjoyed the personal experience and the time with Phenix who knows a thing or two about wine and specifically the Santorini wine scene. Would highly recommend this as the way to go.

Thank leslie k
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SAFOWI, Owner at Safowi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. So happy that you all enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Phenix knows her stuff! We signed up for the Basic Wine Tour package, and were joined by two other couples. Phenix arranged to pick us up in her mini-van, which worked out well. We toured an older, smaller winery Galavas first, before heading off to Hatzidakis Winery and Estate Argyros. Upon arrival at each winery, they already had a table setup and waiting for us. It was nice that Phenix was able to lead the winery tours herself as well as pour and explain each wine. It meant we weren't getting the same "Assyrtico is..." speech at each tasting, but instead could build our knowledge with each visit.

As for the wines, you're going to taste a lot of Assyrtico wherever you go in Santorini and this tour was no different. However, Phenix did a great job of highlighting the differences between each producer and how the wine was made. In addition, we also sampled a rosé, a red, and four different Vinsantos. Definitely more than the 12 samples suggested in the write-up for the tour. No pressure to buy, but if we did want to buy (20-40 euro for most wines), Phenix assisted to make it easy.

We ended the tour with a few beer samples at Crazy Donkey microbrewery.

Overall, this was a great experience! We would recommend to novice and expert wine lovers.

Thank EricW_STL
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SAFOWI, Owner at Safowi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time and care to write such a wonderful review. It was a great day all around. I told you you would be a Santorini Assyrtiko expert by the end of the tour....

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We had a fabulous afternoon wine tasting with Phenix. Her colorful personality matched with her knowledge of wine and Santorini made for an experience that was both fun and informative! The cooking class at Petra Kouzina after the wine tour was spectacular as well. I would highly recommend this tour and provider! Thank you Phenix!

Thank Toscana3
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SAFOWI, Owner at Safowi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well, THANK YOU!! Glad you enjoyed yourselves.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We booked Phenix for a private food and wine tour on our anniversary and could not have been more pleased! Her extensive knowledge of wine and the island way very impressive. You can hear her passion as she explains the processes and history of wine making and information about the island. The wineries she chose were wonderful and the food was awesome! Definitely worth it and highly recommended!

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SAFOWI, Owner at Safowi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and allowing me to be part of your celebration. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Come back on another anniversary....

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