Day 1: Saturday 18th September
Arrival and Welcome Dinner. This evening congregate at our hotel for a briefing about the tour and to meet your fellow travellers. We will have dinner together at a nearby local restaurant.
Day 2: Sunday 19th September
Muses Valley and Arachova. Checking out of our hotel, we drive 2 hours west to Muses Valley, home to the rare indigenous grape Mouxtaro. Today we’ll experience the unique landscape of this region, visit two wineries and taste a range of wines, and have lunch at one. Continuing west we arrive at the beautiful town of Arachova and check in to our hotel for the next 2 nights.
Day 3: Monday 20th September
Delphi and Parnassos Mountains. This morning we have private guided tour of the mystical classical site of Delphi. This afternoon there will be free time to explore the town of Arachova. Early evening we take a scenic drive over the Parnassos mountains to a family winery where we will have a tasting and barbeque dinner. Return to hotel.
Day 4 Tuesday 21st September
Echinus. Check out and drive north into Central Greece to visit one of Greece’s most prestigious wineries where we will have a tour, tasting and lunch. Late afternoon continue north towards Volos and the beautiful Pelion peninsula. In the village of Portaria check into our gorgeous hotel converted from a traditional mansion, our base for the next 3 nights.
Day 5 Wednesday 22nd September
Relaxation in Pelion. Free day to relax and soak up the atmosphere of Portaria. This afternoon a trip to some of the local villages to experience more of the traditional architecture and stunning scenery of the peninsula. This evening a group dinner.
Day 6 Thursday 23rd September
Tyrnavos. Drive north to the wine region of Tyrnavos, best known for the Limnonia grape. Visit two wineries for tours and tastings with lunch at one. Early evening return to Portaria
Day 7 Friday 24th September
Ferry to Evia. Check out and drive south to the ferry port of Glyfa to take the short ferry crossing to the island of Evia. Drive to a family winery with stunning views over the Gulf for a tour and tasting. Continue further into Evia to our lunch stop. Late afternoon drive towards the capital of the island and on to Eretria to check into our final hotel, where we will be for 2 nights.
Day 8 Saturday 25th September
More Evia! This morning visit 2 wineries for tours and tastings. Our group meal today will either be lunch at the 2nd winery or dinner at our hotel. The afternoon will be free for relaxation and swimming.
Day 9 Sunday 26th September
Northern Attica and Farewell. Check out and drive to Eretrea ferry and cross back to the mainland. Visit 2 wineries in the region of North Attica, the first a well-known winery with a wine museum, and the 2nd a family winery where we’ll have lunch. Late afternoon depart and drive to Athens airport. Continue to central Athens for those who want to extend their stay.
END OF TOUR
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE
Vaccinations: to ensure that we can offer peace of mind to our customers, we will require proof that you have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and preferably both in order to join this tour. If you have a medical condition which prevents you from being vaccinated, we will accept sight of a letter from your GP explaining why you cannot be vaccinated. In which case we will also require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours before the start of the tour.
Covid Postponement Rules: If the coronavirus situation/UK government advice nearer the time prevents the tour from going ahead, we will postpone to a later date. At that time you will have the option of transferring your booking to the new dates with no change fee OR receiving a full refund of all monies paid for the tour.