Athens by the Glass is an Athens wine city-break that will make you love Greek wine. We will make you experience this rapidly increasing social and customary phenomenon – Athens teems with wine bars and restaurants -, and a booming exporting industry.
The Greek wine culture has been associated with Retsina wine for many years, and often to poor quality one. This has profoundly changed in the last decades and now Greece features a vibrant wine scene with boutique producers that excel in producing highly praised wine with international awards. Particularly interesting for the foreign visitor are the outstanding efforts in revitalizing and experimenting with the endless local grape varieties, that reflect Greece’s multitude of landscapes, geologic formations and microclimates.
Athens By the Glass city-break harmoniously blends this immersion into the Greek wine tradition and today’s wine scene with explorations in and around Athens plus some free time to see the main attraction of the Greek capital. The program includes visits to selected wineries in the Attica region and a day excursion in the region of Nemea in the Peloponnese, arguably the top wine producing area in the country.
Assyrtiko, Athiri, Savvatiano, Roditis, Xinomavro, Agiorgitiko are all grape varieties you may be unaware of now but that you will taste and appreciate during your stay. Some of them you will love for life and will surprise your wine-aficionados friends back home.
Arrival: pick-up and transfer to the hotel
Wine tour with food treats in wine bars in Athens with a local expert
Visit to selected Attica winery to sample local retsina and other wines
Visit to Cape Sounio (and swim at the beach, in the hot season)
Afternoon and Dinner: Free
Day excursion to Nemea region
Visit to the Archaelogical Sites of Nemea
Wine tour to three selected wineries
Departure – Transfer to the airport
Program and price are subject to change depending on number of participants and special arrangements. Our tour leaders speak many different languages. Length can stretch up to 5 days upon request. The last day’s program will depend on your departure time. If hot weather, you will need sunglasses, hat, suncream, swimsuit and a beach towel. Also, trekking shoes for the visit to the Acropolis are recommended.
Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well. If by the date of the tour minimum participation requirement is not met, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel with full refund of the paid amount applying. If more people sign in for this tour on the specific date, partial refund may apply if the corresponding rate for shared group tour is lower than the paid amount at the time of booking.