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Around Athens: Vineyards on the Trails of Classical Greece – Somewhere We Know
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Around Athens: Vineyards on the Trails of Classical Greece

Attica, Greece

Around Athens: Vineyards on the Trails of Classical Greece


per person

Available upon request! A half-day cultural and wine tour in an unexplored region of eastern Attica.

Ancient Greeks believed that wine was a gift from the gods. They worshiped Dionysus, a creature with the mind of man and the instincts of a beast, as god of wine. The history of wine is believed to have been introduced in Greece around 4000 BC, during Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, and ancient Greeks used to drink wine to praise the gods and expand their mind. During this day trip we learn about the Greek wine culture from ancient times until today at the Museum of Wine, and taste exquisite wines from the district of eastern Attica, which is considered the oldest and largest wine producing region in Greece.

We also visit the Amphiareion sanctuary in Oropos, devoted to the worship of Amphiaraos, one of the most prominent Greek heroes. He was thought to be the “Second Asclepius” and he had many sanctuaries around Greece of which the most well known is the Amphiareion of Oropos, near Athens.

Key highlights of this journey:

– Learn about the wine making in antiquity by visiting a wine museum
– Taste ambassador wines by visiting a distinctive vineyard
– Explore the archaeological site of Amphiareion

Tour available upon request!

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  • Departure
    6 Filellinon Street, Syntagma Square or we can pick you up from your hotel if it is in central Athens
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 3:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, sun screen.


We start our day from central Athens with a short bus tour around the main sights of the city of Athens: the Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament, the three impressive buildings of the Neoclassical Athenian Trilogy: the Academy, the University and the National Library, the Omonoia square and the beautiful building of the National Theatre. We continue the tour heading north-east until we reach the magical archaeological site of Amphiareion where we learn about the secrets of the cult of Amphiaraos. Our next stop is the estate Domaine Costa Lazaridi in Kapandriti where we have a guided tour at the wine museum and have a wine-tasting experience.

Tour Location

Here is a map with the places we visit during this half day tour

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Value For Money

What's included

Entrance and guided tour by wine expert to the wine museum

Private vehicle throughout the tour

Experienced tour leader

Wine-tasting experience

Information material

Liability Insurance

All applicable taxes

What's not included

Personal expenses

Entrance fees to the archaeological site

Guide for the archaeological site (available upon request / extra charge)

Food, drinks and beverages if not mentioned above


Anything not specified in the “what’s included” section