ATHENS CITY BREAK COMBINED WITH WINERIES VISIT
ATHENS WEEKEND - TEST THE BEST DELIGHTS OF THE CITY
The Wine Routes are a special form of agritourism giving you the opportunity to know this heritage. These routes pass through the more picturesque grapevine regions and wineries. You are welcome to taste local wines paired with traditional appetizers and titbits, and to explore nearby traditional villages and archaeological sites. Sip your glass of red, rosé or white wine in the peaceful Greek countryside, a delight as simple as it is memorable. “Wine makes glad the heart of man” is an ancient saying, the truth of which you are invited to experience in a winery in Greece.
Tour Code: AWIN_04cb
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Season: All the year round
Location: Athens city, Mesogeia, Nemea
Style: City Break – Wines Heritage – Street food
- Learn about the unique history of Greek wine from experienced sommeliers
- Visit awarded iconic wineries in Mesogeia and Nemea
- Taste local wines paired with traditional appetizers and titbits
Athens best Street Food
- Photo-stop at Corinth Canal with the breathtaking views
- Transportation with Luxury car / minivan or bus
- Experienced En speaking driver
- Hotels 3*, 4*, 5*
- Meals Breakfast (B,_,_)
- Test a variety of PGI awarded wines
- Test the Best Street Food in Athens
- Official En speaking experienced guides
- Meet & Greet on the arrival at the airport
- Flight ticket (can be included upon request)
- Accommodation overnight tax (0.5€ per day per room for guesthouses -1.5€ per day per room for 3* hotels – 3€ per day per room for 4* hotels – 4€ per day per room for 5* hotels) paid directly by the clients to hotel.
*All packages are flexible and dynamic for any changes according to any personal needs and desires upon request.
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Welcome to Athens, Greece!
Day 1: Athens arrival (_,_,D)
Arrival in Athens. Meet our staff at the Athens airport, welcome- Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon walk (escort upon request) to Plaka, Athens old town and Monastiraki area and have dinner at a local tavern with souvlaki and shish Kebab dishes.
Day 2: Nemea Wineries visit (B,_,_)
Today will visit one of the best wine producer areas in Greece, known from the ancient times, Nemea. After breakfast drive south to Peloponnese. On the way we will stop at Corinth Canal with the breathtaking views, for photos. Continue to Nemea. Nemea’s vineyards are roughly divided into 3 zones according to the altitude. At the valley of Nemea, lowest altitudes, the light reds and dessert wines are produced. In the midle the best age-worthy reds are produced and at an altitude up to 900 meters,the aromatic rosé wines and fresh reds are made. We will visit 3 wineries where you will have the chance to taste some of the best PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) wines and especial the Agiorgitiko red one, paired with traditional appetizers . Return to Athens. In the evening party the night away having a drink in one of numerous bars at Monastiraki with Acropolis view
Day 3: Athens walking street food tour – Greek night. (B,_,D)
This 4hrs tour takes you through all areas of Athens and shows you some of the best stops for authentic Greek food. Taste the best of Greek cuisine like koulouri, kebab, Souvlaki, traditional pies, olive oil, wine, tsipouro, bougatsa, loukoumades, and much more. Skip breakfast and prepare for the ultimate food experience in Athens! Optional. Athens Greek night, around 23.00 hours transfer to a pista show (club, with popular Greek singers and bouzouki music) and party the night away like a Greek. Return to the hotel by taxi on your own.
Day 4: Mesogia Wineries – Departure (B,_,_)
Today before departure we’ll visit two wineries in Mesogia area, the most important wine-making zone near Athens, a land with very ancient tradition in the cultivation of vineyards and the production of wine. We will test the well known white varieties Savatiano, Roditis, Assyrtiko, Malagousia, and Chardonnay and the red ones Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah accompanied with regional delicacies that bring out the best in the wines. Optional early evening dinner at a local tavern before transferring you to the airport for your flight back home