Achaia's Sacred Wines | Guided Day Tour | Peloponnese
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Achaia’s Sacred Wines

Discover the legendary Vouraikos Gorge on an exclusive wine tour

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vouraikos Gorge in Achaia in the Peloponnese is one of Greece’s natural wonders. A hiker’s paradise par excellence, visitors can also look forward to a spectacular rack railway. The Guardian lists this as one of the 10 best rail trips in the world!

Our exclusive “Achaia’s Sacred Wines” day tour from Athens transports you to this unique paradise. After a two-hour drive, the rack railway takes us to the beautiful town of Kalavryta in the mountains of Achaia, where we enjoy traditional Greek coffee and local sweets.

Afterwards, we visit the picturesque monastery of Mega Spileon in the Vouraikos Gorge, which dates back to the 4th century AD. Here the monks have been practising and perfecting the art of wine-growing for over 450 years. The excellent wines produced here are only available in limited quantities, which makes the delicious droplets particularly precious and this wine tour an extraordinary experience.

We round off the day with a delicious meal, where we sample almost forgotten dishes of Greek cuisine.


Highlights

  • Discover the fascinating wineries of the Vouroikos monasteries and visit their wine cellars
  • Taste some of the best Greek wines in the company of a certified sommelier
  • Enjoy a ride on the spectacular rack railway through the Vouraikos Gorge
  • Taste locally produced delicacies


11 hrs
All year round
Easy
Athens
Athens
Persons: 6+
Age: 18+

Included Activities

  • Ride on the rack railway
  • Stroll through Kalavryta with a coffee break & sweets
  • Guided wine and gourmet tour of Vouraikos Gorge with winery visits
  • Tasting of several fine wines at Mega Spileon Monastery
  • Gourmet meal with traditional local specialities

Dates

This exclusive wine tour can be booked on any day throughout the year.


WHAT TO EXPECT
We collect you from your accommodation in Athens at 7 am in a luxuriously equipped mini-van. After a two-hour drive, we reach the rack railway on the Peloponnese. The train brings us through the breath-taking Vouraikos Gorge to the town of Kalavryta.

We take a stroll through the town, nestled in a wonderful mountain landscape, and stop at a traditional kafenion. Here we enjoy a freshly prepared Greek coffee and a sweet galaktoboureko, a kind of custard cake.

Afterwards, we continue into the gorge and visit the Orthodox monastery of Mega Spileon, built in the 4th century AD. The wine-growing region of Mega Ambelos belongs to this monastery. Here you learn all about the 450-year-old tradition of wine growing in the Vouraikos Gorge. In the shade of ancient trees, you then taste the delicious wines, accompanied by the explanations from our experienced sommelier.

To make this already perfect experience unforgettable, we round off the day with a gourmet meal. Culinary delights of traditional Greek cuisine will be served including stewed meat kokinisto, puff pastries filled with wild herbs, and rose petal desserts. Each course is accompanied by an appropriate wine.

After an extraordinary nature and gourmet experience, we arrive back at your accommodation in Athens around 5:30 pm.

Are there any age restrictions?
As this day trip is explicitly dedicated to wine, it is only suitable for adults aged 18 and over.

What language is the tour conducted in?
This tour is only offered in English.

What meals are included in the tour price?
All meals and drinks at the various stops as described in the itinerary are included in the tour price. Additional meals and drinks must be paid extra. Please inform us when booking the tour if you have any special food intolerances or would like to request a vegetarian option. Vegan options are unfortunately not available on this tour.

How difficult is the tour?
The tour is not particularly demanding. It is rather a van escorted gourmet tour with short walks in Kalavryta and at the winery in Vouraikos Gorge.

BASIC TOUR PRICE

320€ per person

*A minimum of 6 participants is required for the tour to take place.

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Guided 11-hour wine tour to Achaia by luxury mini-van
  • Collection from your accommodation in Athens and transfer back to your accommodation after the tour
  • Ride on the rack railway through the Vouraikos Gorge
  • Stroll through Kalavryta with a coffee break
  • Visit of the monastery Mega Spileon and its vineyard Mega Ambelos
  • All food and drinks as per itinerary during the tour
  • Wine booklet and small souvenir gift
  • English speaking tour guide and expert sommelier who conducts the wine tastings

NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional food and drinks consumed
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers

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