Wine tasting tour in Eastern Attica
Ancient Greeks believed that the gods gifted wine to them. They worshiped Dionysus, a creature with the mind of man and the instincts of a beast, as god of wine. The history of wine was first recorded in Greece around 4000 BC, during Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. Ancient Greeks used to drink wine to praise the gods and expand their mind.
With this tour, we will learn about the Greece’s wine culture from antiquity until today at the Museum of Wine. There we will have the opportunity to taste exquisite wines from the district of eastern Attica, which is considered the oldest and largest wine-producing regions in Greece.
This wine tasting experience will give you a appreciation of Greece through its exquisite wines.
Visit to Amphiareion
We will also visit the Amphiareion sanctuary in Oropos. Amphiaraos to whom the sanctuary is devoted to, was one of the most prominent Greek heroes. He was thought to be the “Second Asclepius” and he had many sanctuaries around Greece.
- Short tour around the main sights of the city of Athens
- Explore the Archaeological site of Amphiareion
- Learn about the wine making in antiquity by visiting a wine museum
- Taste ambassador wines by visiting a distinctive vineyard
We kick off our tour from central Athens and begin with the main sights of Athens:
- Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament
- Three impressive buildings of the Neoclassical Athenian Trilogy: the Academy, the University and the National Library
- Omonoia square
- The National Theatre with its stunning architecture.
We continue then head north-east until we reach the magical archaeological site of Amphiareion where we will learn about the secrets of the Amphiaraos cult. Our next stop is the estate Domaine Costa Lazaridi in Kapandriti, where we will have a guided tour at a wine museum and have a wine-tasting experience.