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Paths to the Mediterranean food and Wine tours | Athens, Nafplio, Dimitsana village & Kalamata

3 nights in Athens, 2 nights in Nafplio, 1 night in Dimitsana village and 1 night in Kalamata town

 

 

Day 1

Upon arrival in Athens meet with your assistant transfer to your hotel. Time at your leisure. Or enjoy optional food activities. Overnight in Athens.

  • Option 1a: Athens and join the Food tour “Experience Greek Tasting”

 

Athens: Athens, the historical capital of Europe. Welcome to the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of western civilization.  Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus.  Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities. It’s recorded history spanning around 3.400 years and it is being inhabited since the 11th millennium B.C. E.  Today, under the shadow of Parthenon, the contemporary urban scenery of the sprawling city reflects its exciting history, its multi- cultural modern personality as well as the infrastructure and facilities.

Service description: Explore different neighborhoods, ranging from working-class havens to boutique boulevards. Hear how Athens was transformed from a town into a modern city, all in the shadow of its own ancient glory. Immerse yourself in the world of Greek food. The smells and the range of products in specialty food shops and the bustle of open-air markets will all make your taste buds sing! Sample unique local delicacies, from small-batch olive oils and feta cheese to scrumptious Greek meze and bougatsa (cream-filled phyllo pastry).

Duration: Morning walking tour (5 hours)

Inclusions: Food specialist guide, food and beverages sampling.

  • Option 2a: Athens Cooking Lessons

 

Service description: Greek cuisine made easy! The secrets of Greek cuisine unravel in a simple and fun way under the patient guidance of contemporary home cooks. Learn how to make famous Greek dishes such as tzatziki, Greek salad, pies and more! A class designed by home cooks like yourself, that will let you cook the same dishes at home and take back a memorable slice of Greece that you’ll always remember. Learn how to cook real food for real people – your home cooks keep it simple. Cook in the warm and authentic atmosphere of a real Greek home. Enjoy a meal based on the freshness of the ingredients and the seasonality of the produce. Suitable for beginners but also for foodies that want to explore the Greek cooking philosophy.

Duration: Walking tour (4-5 hours)

Inclusions: Preparation of traditional Greek meal, 4 course with drinks.

  • Option 3a: Athens By Night Coach tour with dinner & folklore show

 

Service description: Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

Duration: Dep. 20.15 – Ret. Midnight

Inclusions: Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, professional and licensed guide, hotel pick up / drop off service, dinner at a traditional restaurant in Plaka area.

 

Day 2.  Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to enjoy the Wine tasting tour (wine and Retsina products) at Papagiannakos winery in Markopoulo, Mesogaia, Attica. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Athens.

Wine and grapes were always considered to be among the most important products of Ancient Athens. Local wine would travel across the then known world in the Attican amphorae; archaeological finds such as kylixes [drinking cups], craters and other vessels are proof of the Greek capital’s wine history and the unique viticultural tradition that dates thousands of years. Today, wine producers cultivate indigenous as well as imported varieties, they use their know-how and they keep experimenting in order to produce top quality wines that have earned Attica a fine position in the international wine map.

Service description: Just a few klm away from the center of Athens, the winery provides anyone wishing to be initiated in the alluring world of wine with a perfect outing.
Visitors are taken on specialized tours of the Winery and the cellars, with the tasting of the full range of products. And one last stop at the Winery shop, for an after taste that will long linger.

Duration: Morning tour (4 hours)

Inclusions:  Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, professional and licensed guide, hotel pick up / drop off service, product sampling and specialized tour of the Winery and the cellars.

Day 3:  Breakfast and depart from Athens – Tripoli – Artemisio visit at  Spiropoulos winery  or visit at Nemea winery. (Koutsodimos- Nemea winery)

Service description: In the winery Visitors will experience specialized tours of their facilities with the tasting of the full range of products.

Duration: Morning tour (4 hours)

Inclusions:  Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, professional and licensed guide, product sampling and specialized tour of the Winery and the cellars.

Overnight in Nafplio.

Day 4: Breakfast and visit KARONIS distillery which is located in a privately area of Agia Paraskevi in Nafplion two minutes from the center of the town. The products made at Karonis are Ouzo, Tsipouro, and Masticha all distilled in the modern copper stills.

Service description: at Karonis visit we learn all of the stages of the production of the company’s products first hand at their facilities and will have the opportunity to try and taste of their products! Last but not least check the Ouzo Museum with the tools, machinery, company papers dating back to 1880. See KARONIS first distillery and its invoice from France and much more.

Duration: Morning tour (2 hours)

Inclusions:  Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, professional and licensed guide, product sampling and specialized tour of facilities. Overnight in Nafplion.

Day 5: Breakfast, depart from Nafplion- Arcadia area Vytina -Dimitsana villages:

Kalogris organic Winery visit, Kapsia village -Mantineia.

Service description: Kalogri Winery is located in the village of Kapsia, Mantineia, at the foot of the fir-covered Mainalo on the road to Vytina. It is the 1st CERTIFIED VISITING WINERY of the Peloponnese and the only one so far in Mantineia, by EOT. The Kalogri Family produces all its wines with organic methods and promoting natural products, as the vinification is natural with native yeasts. In their 30 acres of privately owned vineyards, they produce 3 varieties. Moschofilero, Cabernet and Merlot. All places are visitable and with special interest. In the restored building of 1870, visitors are guided through the 147-year history of the family, while learning the modern involvement with organic farming and natural wines. They can see up close the aging of the wine in the underground cellars, enjoy the organic wines accompanied by village pies and rolls with petimezi, olives, cheese etc.

Duration: Morning tour (2 hours)

Inclusions:  Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, product sampling and specialized tour of facilities:

Option 1. Tour in the cellars and conversation about the history and the philosophy of organic farming:

– Winetasting 3 labels of Kalogris organic wines and tsipouro

– Tasting of Kalogris organic petimezi (traditional greek product and superfood)

– Traditional handmade delicacy as side dish upon winetasting

Option 2. – Tour in the vineyards and conversation about the history and the philosophy of organic farming, production procedures, vineyards biodiversity, organic cultivation and many more.

 

– Harvest of organic grapes (September-October) and knowing about the production procedures

– Welcome with tsipouro and handmade traditional sweet delicacy.

-Dimitsana – open air water power museum

The Open-Air Water Power Museum opened to the public in the summer of 1997 and welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Research has located over one hundred water-powered installations in the vicinity of the Loussios River. These workshops bear witness to the technology used by the region’s traditional communities as early on as the 16th century in order to cover their basic needs.

Service description: The Open-Air Water Power Museum, in Dimitsana (Peloponnese), highlights the importance of water-power in traditional society. Focusing on the main pre-industrial techniques that take advantage of water to produce a variety of goods, it links them to the history and daily life of the local society over the ages. Visitor will have the opportunity to check how were restored traditional installations and water-powered mechanisms.

Duration: Morning tour (1 hour)

Inclusions:  Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, tour at the facilities.

-Vytina – visit to the folklore museum

Service description: The folklore museum of Vytina, established in 1986, is on the main square of Vytina, accommodated in a traditional stone building. The museum is run under the auspices of the Vytina Cultural Association.  Visitors will see the collection of the museum encompasses objects and tools drawn from the rich historical and social heritage of the region. The hundreds of exhibits are mostly items from the private collections of the two owners: a local teacher, author, folklorist and a barber, correspondent of the local newspaper.

Duration: Morning tour (1 hour)

Inclusions:  Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, tour at the facilities.

Overnight in Dimitsana village.

 

 

Day 6: Breakfast, depart from Dimitsana village – Kalamata town.

Visit of the Ben Olive Mill in Parapougki village, a family-owned olive estate and mill. Discover the variety of olive trees and products.

Service description: guests will gain a genuine, active experience starting with the olive groves and walk through the production process.

The 3 steps to follow during the tour:

-Walk the groves

-From the groves to the mill

-Live the unique tasting experience

Duration: Morning tour (2 hours)

Inclusions:  Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, professional and licensed guide, product sampling and specialized tour of facilities.

Overnight in Kalamata.

Day 7: Breakfast and from Kalamata get to Sparta – Athens.

Visit to the museum of olive and Greek olive oil in Sparta.

The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, in Sparta (Peloponnese), transports you to the culture, history and technology of the olive and olive oil production in the Greek realm, from prehistoric times to the early 20th century.

For each historical period you will discover the contribution of the olive and olive oil to the economy and to everyday life: nutrition, body care, but also now outdated uses, such as lighting. You will also see how the olive acquires a symbolic dimension in the mythology, religion, the manners and customs of the Greeks.

 

Service description: The Museum’s objective is to highlight the ineffable relation of the olive with the identity of our country and, more generally, the Mediterranean basin. The olive and olive oil are presented here from different optical angles: the economy, nutrition and the olive’s uses, religious worship, art and technology.

 

Duration: Morning tour (2 hours)

Inclusions:  Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus, tour at the facilities.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 8: Breakfast and transfer to airport in order to catch your flight back home.

 

Included:

Overnights: (3 in Athens, 2 in Nafplio, 1 Dimitsana village & 1 in Kalamata town)

Transfers & tours as per itinerary by bus

Not included:

Meals & drinks

Entrance fees

City taxes payable on the spot

Whatever it is not mentioned into the inclusions

This program operates for groups.

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Package name : Paths to the Mediterranean food and Wine tours | Athens, Nafplio, Dimitsana village & Kalamata

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Duration: 8 days/7 nights

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