Wine tour in Greece
Arrival in Athens. Meeting at the airport by the representative of the travel agency. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, overnight.
Breakfast. Start an exciting journey around the wineries in Greece. We begin our tour with a trip to the Peloponnese, where you will discover the ancient traditions of wine-making in Greece.
Along the way we will see the Corinth Canal, the largest and most famous canal in Greece. Will visit the Theatre of Epidaurus. It is a miracle of engineering technology is renowned for its acoustics, and even today can be considered as one of the best open-air theaters. You will also see the Temple of Asclepius, god of medicine. Along the way we visit Nemea - the area known feat of Hercules, who killed wild lion, bringing terror to the local population. Nemea is also the most important wine-growing region in southern Greece for the production of red wine. Wine tasting at a local winery. Departure in Nafplion - a picturesque seaside town with the famous Venetian castle, located in the bay - a beautiful building and a sophisticated ambience. Overnight in Nafplion.
After breakfast we set off to the side of Mistra, visiting a local winery on the way. In Mistra you will see the ruins of a medieval town, situated on the slopes of the Taygetus mountains. View of ancient ruins, narrow streets, ancient churches and monasteries will take you back in time to the glorious era of the Byzantine Empire. Accommodations in Monemvasia.
Today we visit the monemvasia winery. Tasting of the Malvasia wine. This wine was widely known throughout Europe, in France it was called «Malvoisie», in Italy - «Malvasia», «Malmsey» in England. Shakespeare mentioned this wine in the play «Richard III».
Farewell to the charming Monemvasia fortress and transfer to the medieval Mani Peninsula. Overnight.
After breakfast we will enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient Messinia. The ancient Ithomi town with the Acropolis was fortified as early as the 8th century BC. Its architecture and monuments attract many archaeologists, as well as the beauty of Ancient Olympia. Upon arrival, we will visit a local winery and taste local wines while enjoying the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Overnight in Olympia.
The tour continues at the Olympia. In ancient times, these lands were considered sacred, here in 776 BC the Olympic Games were born. You will see places where trained athletes - sports complexes and stadiums, where the games held. Your guide will tell about the history of this incredible area, as well as temples and Gods who worshiped the ancient inhabitants and athletes. After the visit Olympia we will go to Patra to visit a local winery and taste the excellent wines of the region. Next, move to Delphi, the Pan-Hellenic religious center with the temple and oracle of Apollo. Moving to Greece mainland takes over a new suspension impressive Rio-Antirio bridge across the Gulf of Corinth. Overnight in the Delphi area.
Breakfast in the hotel. This morning we will visit the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Stadium and the Temple, and Museum of Delphi, which houses more than 10,000 artifacts, including the famous bronze Charioteer. Next, visit a local winery for wine tasting. Moving to Athens. Athens is a vibrant and contrasting city with the lively streets, bustling cafes, crowded pedestrian streets and places of antiquity. Overnight in Athens.
Breakfast. Airport transfer. Flight to Kiev.
Optionally, the tour may be extended.
After breakfast, transfer to the port, moving from Athens to Santorini by boat. Check in at hotel in Santorini on the Aegean Sea coast. Free time to stroll through the town of Fira to get accustomed to the relaxing atmosphere of the island. Santorini has the most wonderful sunsets and breathtaking views, this place definitely will win your heart. Overnight.
After breakfast we set off on a tour of the island, where you will see all the historical sites and the beauty of the island. We will also visit Akrotiri - excavations on the site of a Bronze Age settlement. Our excursion will end with a visit to a local winery to taste the famous Santorinian wines. Overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to the port, transfer by boat back to Piraeus. From Piraeus transfer to the airport for the flight to Kiev.