Santorini has a long history and tradition in wine making originating since ancient times- 3000 years ago. The prevailing wine varieties are Assyrtico, Athyri and Aidani. The fact that the vineyards are not watered, and the soil mostly consists of pumice, lava, and volcanic ash, produces Santorini’s wine unique taste. The evaporation of the sea water in combination with the windy conditions of Santorini, forms a mist phenomenon, which can be very helpful for the vines absorbing some water from the humid atmosphere. Three major characteristics of the wines are high minerals, high acidity, and high alcohol volume. Therefore, it is valuable to explore the taste and history of those exceptional and rare vine varieties. You may find over than 10 wineries on Santorini island, each offering a differentiated unique style and experience to the visitors.