Greece Wine and Culinary Tours

Duration : 4 nights 5 days
Destination : Peloponnese , Athens , Nafplio

Pp sharing double room $ 1775

We specialize in organising tours for wine lovers, whether a couple or a group of friends, we are able to guide you through the maze of vine yards that exist in the Peloponnese. To make your trip more comfortable we can advise you on the best hotels to stay in and when will be the best time to visit the best vine yards. Our guide tours option will give you the chance to relax and enjoy the country side as you are driven in our mini bus through the Peloponnese visiting some of the best wine yards.

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Day 1 - Culinary and winery Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.We will start the day with a ½ day city tour of Athens with professional English speaking guide, including a panoramic tour of Athens (Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial of the unknown Soldier, the National Library, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenaic Stadium) and visit to the Acropolis, with the most famous monuments such as the Temple of Nike, the Erechteion, the Parthenon and the Museum. Noon time: lunch at Dionysos Zonar’s restaurant with view to the Acropolis. After lunch, we will continue the tour with a visit of the Semeli-Kokotos estate. Mrs. Anne Kokotos (British) will introduce you into the wine making and the most important products. The estate is as well renowned for its marvelous view. Free evening for a stroll into Athens and to get to know its astonishing night life.

Day 2 - Wine and Culinary Tour in Peloponnese
The glory of Athens is left behind us, as we head towards the historic land of Peloponnese. We cross the Corinth Canal and arrive to Nemea. Here, the mild, rainy winters and the hot summers give birth to some extraordinary red wine-poetry.
The first winery we visit in Nemea produces exquisite wines, especially reds with deep color and remarkable aroma. In the second winery you can enjoy wines full of tradition. Local snacks served beautifully amongst the golden vines shall close your visit in a poetic way.
Our next stop is like a tender touch in our souls by the ancient Greek Gods. Amongst the silver-green olive trees, the ancient theatre of Epidaurus never ceases to amaze us with its unrivalled beauty, excellent acoustics and everlasting cultural significance. Our first night out will fill you with special memories that only Nafplio can inspire. A graphic town that has served as the Greek capital of the newly established Greek state in 1821, is the perfect scenery for a traditional meal and a glass of local wine.

Day 3 - Wine and culinary Tour in Peloponnese
We welcome the new day with high expectations! After breakfast, we head straight to a winery in Argos . The owner is a Dijon oenology graduate, practicing the Greek winemaking for the last 15years. He is, in fact, a restless spirit. He is the first winemaker who had the excellent idea to blend the native Aghiorghitiko with the Cabernet Sauvignon. Next, we climb up Mount Parnon. Natural beauties and a long tradition in superior quality wines, will make you feel regenerated. The winery we visit is at the foothill of the mountain and offers you generously great, award winning wines.
The next winery is in the heart of Arcadia. Wines extremely rich in flavour, with rose and citrus aromas are produced here since the 19th century, by the same family. After a full of experiences and flavours day, we reach the modern town of Olympia and settle in at our hotel. Before a good night’s sleep we enjoy a good chef’s dinner with local specialties.

Day 4 - Wine and Culinary Tour in Peloponnese
Two rivers, Alpheios and Cladeos, meet at the foot of mount Kronion. Here lies the Ancient Olympia, the motherland of the Olympic Games. It’s a sight worth seeing before visiting one of Greece’s oldest and much respected wineries .
After a slow walk in the vineyards of famous Mavrodaphne and Refosco, and a delightful stroll in the beautiful nature that surrounds the estate, you are welcomed to enjoy a traditional meze and a “poetic” winetasting journey under the old, green pine-trees and over the vast, blue Ionian Sea.
On our way back to Athens we stop at Kalavrita to hop on the famous funicular train and travel down the mountain. The tracks follow Vouriakos river through tunnels, over water-falls, along cliffs and through forests of pine and oleander. This is one of the most spectacular train rides in the Balkans. You ought to live it!

Day 5 - Culinary and Winery Tours
Departure for a tour of the Peloponnese with our professional English speaking guide. We will leave Athens by the coastal road to the Corinth canal (short stop for photo’s and coffee). Continue to Nemea, the region known for its quite heavy red wines (once known as Hercules’ Blood). Visit of the Skouras estate, producer of the finest wines. Lunch on the road. Continue to Epidauros (best preserved ancient theatre of the ancient world) and Mycenae (Cyclopic walls, lions’ gate) for a guided visit of these 2 archaeological sites. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Nafplio.

Day 6 - Culinary and Winery Tours
Breakfast at the hotel.In the morning we will visit the region of Mantinea, another interesting wine region. 2 estates are on the program: Spyropoulos and Tselepos Estate, 2 old mansions transformed into modern wineries Lunch in local taverna. After lunch, we will continue. On the road to Olympia, we will visit the archaeological site of Bassae with the temple of Apollon Epikourios, one of Greece’s best preserved shrines.Overnight and dinner at the hotel in Olympia

Day 7 - Culinary and Winery Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit of the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games (the temple of Olympian Zeus and the museum). Lunch on the road After the guided visit, we will continue our trip back to Athens. Arrival in the early evening and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8
Enchanted by rich experiences we will take the plane back to our home country. Our trip has come to an end. Sea & City Tours, however, will continue to explore the path of taste with other destinations and is expecting you on a new trip full of new food and wine tasting

Pp sharing double room $ 1775

The Peloponese Tour Includes:
• Pick and drop off from your hotel in Athens
• Private transportation in our luxurious mini bus
• Private vineyard visits and tastings
• Olive oil tasting
• 7 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
• Breakfast included
• 7 Dinners with local wine (and a cooking demonstration)
• Ancient archaeological site visits
• Kalavrita Funicular train tickets (first class)

Cooking & Tasting Experience Flavours to lift your senses. From excellent local wines, to traditional cuisine, Santorini offers a wide range of tasting experiences Taste some famous Santorini wines, view the village of Pyrgos with its magnificent vineyards, visit the Wine Museum to learn about the local wine making techniques and the unique viticulture of Santorini, and then create some traditional Aegean dishes with the help of a brilliant local chef.
A handpicked bottle of wine will be perfect to accompany your handmade delightful dishes.
Half day tour / Duration 5 hours / Small size group / Limo-V.I.P. coach / Entrance fees & taxes included