Halkidiki Wine Tour

A well-planned, private trip in Halkidiki that you shouldn’t miss. During this day trip you will explore the natural beauty, the wines and the culture of Halkidiki. You will travel through the most spectacular sceneries in Halkidiki and visit the best wineries in the area. Moreover, you get the chance to visit the ancient city of Olynthos, built by the son of Hercules, and the picturesque entrance to mount Athos, Ouranoupoli.

Private Halkidiki Wine Tour

Duration: 8 hoursTaxi: Fully air-conditioned Mercedes
Departure location: Thessaloniki or Halkidiki
Price: 240 Euro per taxi (the taxi can accommodate up to 4 persons).

Drivers: Mr George Papas of Mr Lavrendides Demis depending on availability

Route: Domaine Porto Carras -> Archaeological site of Olynthos ->Tsantali Agios Pavlos Winery  ->Tsantali Metohi Chromitsa Winery  -> Ouranoupoli https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=zNCz9254aQVk.kKPg9Pm4Sj20

About Halkidiki

Halkidiki is shaped like a hand with three fingers that extend southward into the Aegean Sea. The East finger is Kassandra peninsula, the central finger is Sithonia peninsula and the west finger is Mount Athos. The viticulture can be found across all three of the peninsulas, as well as in the more-mainland areas just south of Thessaloniki.

1. Domaine Porto Carras

Porto Carras estate was founded in the early 1960s by the multimillionaire Ioannis Carras (1905-1990). The goal of Carras was to initiate a new era in the Greek wine production.

The total holdings of 1,800 acres with all facilities are located in Sithonia, the middle finger of the Halkidiki peninsula. There are 27 different varieties grown, including 13 French and 14 Greek.

The vineyards are planted with the French varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cinsault, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc and the local varieties Assyrtiko, Athiri, Limnio, Malagouisa, Roditis and Xynomavro. 60% are white wines and red wines to 40%.

2. Archaeological site of Olynthos

Sithonia hosts the largest winery in Greece and it is also considered one of Europe’s largest at 400 ha.  Across the gulf to the east on the Athos peninsula, within the monastic republic is a Tsantali vineyard, which has the goal of bringing the traditional Mount Athos wines to the outside world.

3. Tsantali Metohi Chromitsa Winery

Sithonia hosts the largest winery in Greece and it is also considered one of Europe’s largest at 400 ha.  Across the gulf to the east on the Athos peninsula, within the monastic republic is a Tsantali vineyard, which has the goal of bringing the traditional Mount Athos wines to the outside world.

4. Tsantali Agios Pavlos Winery

Sithonia hosts the largest winery in Greece and it is also considered one of Europe’s largest at 400 ha.  Across the gulf to the east on the Athos peninsula, within the monastic republic is a Tsantali vineyard, which has the goal of bringing the traditional Mount Athos wines to the outside world.

5. Ouranoupoli

Sithonia hosts the largest winery in Greece and it is also considered one of Europe’s largest at 400 ha.  Across the gulf to the east on the Athos peninsula, within the monastic republic is a Tsantali vineyard, which has the goal of bringing the traditional Mount Athos wines to the outside world.

More: Halkidiki features numerous interesting archaeological sites, such as the archaeological site of Stageira and Sidirokafsia, the archaeological site of Akanthos, the archaeological site of Mende, the archaeological site of Olynthos and the archaeological site of Potidaia. Of particular interest in the Kassandra area is Petralona Cave, while a significant section of the Wine Route of Halkidiki is located in Sithonia. Visitors should make sure to note the magnificent mountainous region of Halkidiki and particularly the areas of Arnea and Polygyros, where the archaeological museum is located. The island of Ammouliani is a special destination for excursions and holidays

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