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Wine Tours Near Athens

We organize these two exclusive wine tours near Athens in hidden wine gems of Central Greece and Peloponnese. We offer these tours to people that need a break from the big city but they don't have enough time to travel around and explore places far away from Athens. In these tours you get the opportunity to meet the wine producers that will make the best introduction about the wine philosophy of the regions, taste exceptional wines and enjoy other unique ecotourism activities.

 

Evia Private Wine Tour with spa treatment - € 170,00 per person

The first tour is in Evia (Euboea) which is an island, approximately 80km from Athens, bridged to the mainland. You will find many excellent PGI** wines in the area and boutique wineries with a variety of medals and distinctions from Greek and international competitions. The cultivated varieties of grapes are international (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah) as well as indigenous ones such as Malagousia of central Greece and the rare red Mavrokoundoura of Evia.

 

In this tour you will have the opportunity to meet passionate people that will welcome you in their wine philosophy and offer you awesome wines. You will be offered facial and hands wine spa treatment to fresh your skin and revitalize and at the end you will enjoy local delicacies paired with wine next to the vineyards or inside a cellar. Escape from the big city and enjoy a unique wine experience!

 

Tour Details:

  • Pick up & return transfer from your point of choice within Athens (tolls included).
  • Visit two boutique wineries for a unique tasting of  local wines.
  • Get introduced to the local wines through a guided tour in the wineries, the production methods, and the passion of the wine producers.
  • Taste excellent local wines paired with local delicacies to fully enjoy the flavors.
  • Offer yourself a facial and hands wine therapy spa treatment developed from the nature's most powerful antioxidants that will soften the skin and soothe the soul.
  • Introduction to the Greek wine, and viticulture history by an experienced sommelier/wine expert that will guide you throughout the tour (from pick up to return)
  • Minimum number of people 2.
  • Duration 7 hours approximately.
  • All admissions and tasting fees are included. 

 Notes:

  • Premium tasting can also be arranged.
  • Picnic in the vineyard with exceptional local flavors paired with wines is highly recommended (7 days' notice required).
  • Alternatively, lunch in the winery's restaurant or a local tavern can be arranged.  

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Aigialia Private Wine Tour with lunch - from € 240,00 per person

In this second tour we will discover the wonders of nature, history, craftsmanship, religion and of course vinification. After 1 hour and a half drive from Athens we embark on the small train with direction to Kalavryta through the magnificent Vouraikos Canyon, considered one of the eight most beautiful train rides worldwide. Upon arrival to the historic city of Kalavryta we will have time to visit the Museum of the Kalavritan Holocaust, walk around and enjoy the beauties of the city.

 

We continue our trip to the famous monastery of “Mega Spileon”, which produced wines during the last century. In complete harmony with the wild and impressive landscape of the area, the eight-storey complex of the Monastery is imposing. Our next stop will be at the “Mega Spileon” vineyards. These are the old vineyards of the monastery, now exploited by a modern winery with premium wines. We will walk through the vineyards, with breathtaking views over the canyon, taste excellent wines and have lunch in the vineyards. 

 

This area has 4 PDO* zones. We will visit the most important location of the PDO* Patras zone in the mountainous region of Aigialia, producing elegant wines, with high aromatic intensity, coming from the white grape variety Roditis. Other varieties in this region are the whites Lagorthi, Malagousia, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewürztraminer. While for the reds we can come accross the local Mavro Kalavritino, Agiorgitiko, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. 

  

 Tour Details:

  • Pick up & return transfer from your point of choice within Athens (tolls included).
  • Diakopto - Kalavryta train tickets.
  • Visit one winery for a unique tasting of local wines.
  • Introduction to the Greek wine, and viticulture history by an experienced sommelier/wine expert that will guide you throughout the tour (from pick up to return).
  • Lunch in the vineyards pairing with premium wines of the producer.
  • Minimum number of people 2.
  • Duration 10 hours approximately.
  • All admissions and tasting fees are included.

 Notes:

  • Optional - Entrance to the Museum of the Kalavritan Holocaust.
  • A second winery can also be included in the tour at extra cost.

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General Notes:

  • All transfers are organized with Mercedes Benz sedan vehicle or with mini-van.
  • In child rate wine tasting is excluded.
  • For bookings of more than 10 persons you are kindly requested to contact our company to tailor made this tour to your needs.

 

Contact us for tailor made tour proposals. Let us organize the best wine experience for you!

* PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)

** PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)