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Nobel-prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis said that “a late afternoon in the Aegean contains joy and sorrow in such exact doses that in the end, only the truth remains.” It is this truth that the visitor encounters in the Peloponnese, which, much like a big island, puts all of its quirks and assets on display with honest clarity.
Remarkable archaeological sites like Olympia, Epidaurus and Messene, amazing beaches on both the Aegean and Ionian sides of the peninsula, and abundant natural beauty from the land and sea come together to create an impressively attractive wine destination. Every region in the Peloponnese has its vineyards, from Achaia in the northwest and Argolis in the east to Arcadia in the hinterland and Laconia in the southeast; Nemea in Corinthia is the undisputed wine-country star.
Greek grape varieties can be challenging at times, but don’t be intimidated by the difficult pronunciations. Here’s a guide to familiarize you with the most exquisite Greek wines you will taste on this wine expedition.
You can start by reading about the wines that you will taste during this tour in our SHORT GUIDE (pdf file).
Greek wine has made huge steps reaching top-class quality levels and gaining more and more supporters worldwide. Faithful to our commitment to showcasing the true excellence of Greek history, staples and culture, we are proud to present you the first of a series of week-long wine trips, in the main wine-producing areas in Greece.
The tour is meant for wine connoisseurs and experts. Accompanied by a wine expert tour leader you will have the chance to familiarize yourselves with the rich Greek terrain and its varieties. Our team is not only knowledgeable about wine, but also has excellent connections with the wineries that we will visit in the region, which will share with you their best labels and vintages, for one-of-a-kind experiences.
The program also includes classical visits to important archaeological sites and casual strolls around beautiful villages and less commercial areas in the Peloponnese. Our focus, of course, is always on wine-making and the history of wine in this holy place where people have appreciated wine for millennia. Get on board with us, and Greek wine will have no secrets for you after this amazing journey.
Please have comfortable walking shoes with you, a hat, suncream and mosquito repellent. If you have any health or allergy issues, or food intolerance please inform us in advance. Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well. Other than the dates indicated, we will be happy to discuss about the possibility of organizing this tour for private groups of min.6 participants. International flights and extra health and accident personal insurance are available upon request.
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)