Just gaze in awe

You may already know this, but there is nowhere quite like beautiful and breathless Santorini, one of the most photographed destinations in the world.

Imagine yourself in a stunning, whitewashed walled mountain village, in the warm, gentle, sunny breeze, gazing out over the sparking blue Aegean.
You may not know which way to point your camera or smart phone because the vista is overwhelming whichever way you look.

But perhaps don’t worry about taking pictures, at least not yet.
Just gaze in awe…. Live in the moment.
If ever there a time for mindfulness, surely this is it.
This could be you at Pyrgos, a charming village that once served as the capital of Santorini.

On a walking tour explore the traditional Cyladic architecture that gives Santorini its unique look and feel.
Strolll through the remains of a Venetian fortress and see the historical 18th century monastery of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) one of the oldest on the island. It is closed to the public but remains home to one solitary monk and this vantage point offers the most spectacular views over the island. 

At Venetsanos Winery, the oldest winery on the island, savour a variety of extraordinary, authentic local vintages.
Then at the Avanti Winery, enjoy a range of varietals, learning of the island’s unique viticulture, which produces some of the crispest whites and seductively sweet wines in the Mediterranean. 

In the capital Fira there is free time to shop and explore on your own before returning to ship with some wonderful images – in your mind and maybe in the camera.

864w x 530h A Taste of Wine and Tradition SAN015 Pyrgos village
795w x 530h A Taste of Wine and Tradition SAN015 venetsanos Winery
795w x 530h A Taste of Wine and Tradition SAN015 Bells of Megalochori Santorini

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