Short Description wine tours Greece.
Visit award winning wineries that grow famous varieties such as Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko and Cabernet and bottle some of the finest labels. Enjoy the country side with its picturesque villages, coastal cities and timeless landmarks. Sleep in Boutique hotels and experience excellent local recipes.
Wine tasting country tour: (4-8 Days)
Greece through a glass of wine. Journey back to where it all began, 4,500 years ago, and follow the origins of Greece’s finest wines and ancient wine making practices.
This Greecefully food and wine experience provides an initiation into some of the most legendary grape varieties like Moschofilero and Agiorgitiko, that have given birth to some of the greatest Greek wine labels of today. Expand your viticulture knowledge of the wines that thrive best in this country’s fertile soils, while you sample the gastronomic treasures of the region, and stay in premium guesthouses chosen for their charm and location. In between, you’ll discover timeless cultural sites, authentic villages and romantic locations where you can feel the mythology of the past imprinted on the breeze.
Travel at your own leisure in a rental vehicle and discover all of the exceptional places that we have so meticulously selected for you in this tailor-made itinerary. Or journey in an air-conditioned mini-bus, enjoying the camaraderie of fellow wine-enthusiasts from all over the world.
What is included
- Tours & tastings at award-winning wineries
- 8 night accommodation in 4* hotels (based on double occupancy)
- Transportation to/from airport, to/from destinations (for self-served tours car rental D type included)
- 8 breakfasts, 7 meals & 2 gourmet meals
- Admission fees to all archaeological & cultural sites (optional for self-served trip)
- English speaking certified guide
- Cooking lesson fee (optional for self-served trip)
Sample Day-by-day itinerary
Arrive in Athens and proceed to your exclusive hotel in the Acropolis area.
Take the rest of the day to explore at your leisure some of the capital’s architectural landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods.
Depart for the prestigious wine region of Nemea in Argolida. Nemea is famous for its trademark Agiorgitiko variety, a red and hearty breed that has been cultivated since antiquity and is now recognized as one of the world’s finest reds due to its freshness and ripeness, medium body and smooth tannin’s. Your first wine tasting will take place in an award-winning vineyard. You will be dining on traditional local cuisine and you‘ll have time to discover the archaeological sites of the region. A boutique hotel right in the heart of the beautiful and charismatic city of Nafplion will be your home for the next three days. wine tours Greece.
After touring the site of Mycenae, one of Greece’s oldest civilizations, you’ll return to Nemea’s 2,500 years of viniculture history to sample some of Greece’s most internationally-recognized wines, such as distinct wine varieties of Agiorgitiko and intense tastes of Chardonnay with fruit aromas and long lasting aftertaste. One deluxe winery will host your lunch. Next, you’ll explore a wonderful organic vineyard that produces ambrosial bio-products such as balsamic vinegar with honey. Your day ends with a wine tasting and dinner in a stylish restaurant. wine tours Greece.
Your morning begins with culture and a visit at the incredible world-renown theatre of Epidaurus. Next, make a stop to taste regional specialties at a pretty dairy-producing village before arriving at another leading winery who will welcome you for a tour and tasting of its evolutionary Agiorgitiko-Cabernet Sauvignon, the pinnacle of its endeavours. Vivid vineyards and landscapes accompany your route back to Nafplion. wine tours Greece.
The wine traditions of Arcadia beckon. A visit en-route to Mantinea is an absolute must. Mantinea’s connection to viniculture is as old as its history – the “grapevine of Pafsanias”, possibly the world’s oldest vine is located here! In Mantinea, you’ll sample truly exceptional local wine varieties made using traditional hand-made techniques at an esteemed local vineyard – where you’ll meet the famous white Moschofilero variety, alongside some stand-out reds. A lunch of authentic Greek cuisine is served afterwards in a nearby restaurant. Overnight in another premium guesthouse, at the foothills of the Mainalon Range (in northern Arcadia), where you’ll enjoy a light dinner, accompanied with delicious Mediterranean salads. wine tours Greece.
Today we drive to another elite winery near the ancient walls of Mantinea, with white and red varieties produced from organically cultivated vineyards and optional visit to the fascinating Kapsia Caves. Next we’ll move on to a charming alpine village perched on a hill top and enjoy an included wine tasting experience at a local bar against a stirring village backdrop. Back to the hotel, where you’ll have the option for a traditional Greek cooking class to enhance your gastronomic repertoire (and impress family and friends when you return home!).
Return to Athens and follow ancient paths and visit the famous Acropolis and the Parthenon, followed by the world-class Acropolis museum and wander in the paved streets, taking time for a café or Gelato. In the evening dinner arrangements have been made in coastal Athens.
The last day is dedicated to the blessed land of the famed Attica Vine, Mesogaia. You will be welcomed with a tour of an innovative and modern winery, housed in an old monastery, and famous for its progressive bioclimatic standards. Taste exceptional on-site wine varieties, such as the dry white Savvatiano with citrus aroma and pleasant aftertaste. En-route to another local winery, you will discover the majestic Poseidon Temple, followed by a scenic drive along the Athenian Riviera (Greek Riviera is a different region around Spetses, Porto Heli, etc) and a farewell lunch of Greek cuisine. wine tours Greece.
Departure day. A free day according to your departure time. Arrangements have been made for your transportation to the airport.
We hope that this trip will resonate in the “cellar” of your memories until you-come back.