Drama’s Fantastic Wine Journey

Discover a land of vineyards surrounded by magnificent mountains that has produced wines since antiquity


Charming and elegant wineries under the mountains

This Fantastic Wine Journey will take us to the magnificent valley between Mount Falakro, Mount Menikio and Mount Pangeon.

We will start by visiting the Cave of Aggitis River, the only explored river cave in Greece. Human presence in the cave has been known since prehistoric times. As you walk on a paved pathway “in the river” you will admire the stalagmites and stalactites that have formed thousands of years ago.

After a short drive we will reach the plains of Drama where the locals have been cultivating vines since Neolithic Ages. Our journey will take us to Oenogenesis Winery where Bakis Tsalkos and his son Alexander tend to their vines with affection and dedication. They grow local and international varieties and their aim is to reveal the unique characteristics of this terroir.

Next on our wine tour is Château Nico Lazaridi. Now it’s the turn of the third generation of the family to take the reins and lead the winery to the next millennium. The winery tour begins at “The Magic Mountain'' art gallery where we see the love of the owners for the art. From mostly international varieties, their wines are a balanced and complex, reflecting the winemaker's personality.

We will resume our winery tour with a delicious lunch in the city of Drama in a place well known for the delicious mezes and frequented by the locals.

Wine Tour Overview

    PGI Drama
    Oenogenesis Winery & Château Nico Lazaridi
  • MEAL
    Lunch included
    All year
    9 hours
    Private journeys or Groups up to 15 people
    Greek / English / French

Contact Wine Odyssey for pricing as each experience is customised and estimated according to the details of each journey.

Wine Tour Itinerary

Time Schedule

08:30am Start of our Wine and Tasting Odyssey!

10:30am We will reach Aggitis River Source Cave where we will have a guided visit of the cave while walking on the “paved pathway” that floats over the river.

12:45pm Next stop on our trip will be Oenogenesis, a charming winery located in the middle of the Drama wine region. Alexander, an oenologist and second generation in winemaking of the estate, will give us the grand tour and will explain the vinification methods used and the philosophy behind the fine wines that we are going to taste.

02:00pm After a very short drive we will enter Château Nico Lazaridi. We can admire the vines that enfold the winery and go on a tour of the winery where the vinification methods of the estate will be explained. Our tour will conclude with a wine tasting of their most iconic wines.

04:00pm Just a twenty minute drive and we will reach the city of Drama. Well known for the tobacco merchants that have thrived in the city in the early 20th century, now it’s a hub for young people and good food. We will have our typical Greek lunch here that will be accompanied by some of the wines you have tasted or maybe try some new ones?

06:30pm approximately Our journey will come to an end with a scenic drive back, through the mountains and the lakes.

*all hours are approximate and itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions or other predicaments

Cave of Aggitis River

It is the only river cave existing in Greece, as well as the largest in length and volume!

We will have a guided tour of the great chamber that is 500 m length and is full of stalactites, some of which have a diameter of 2m and touch the surface of the water. The colours in the stalactites are due to the presence of minerals found in the area, such as manganese, iron, copper.

Because of high humidity and a constant 17 degrees Celsius all year, a light jacket is definitely needed during the summer months.

Two bottles of wine in a wooden case

Oenogenesis Winery

This winery is located in the middle of one of the best wine regions of Greece. The owner Bakis Tsalkos and his son Alexandros who studied oenology in France, welcome us and invite us to a memorable tour of the premises.

Located in the heart of the vineyards, the winery itself is a beautiful building that looks like a Macedonia "castle".

The tour will take us through the vinification area and the cellars where their treasures lie in barrels and age undisturbed. Later we will have the chance to taste wines from both the winemakers -father and son- as each one crafts his wines according to his character.

Wooden path on water in cave

Château Nico Lazaridi

The winery was founded in 1997 by Nico Lazaridi, now the winery is run by his son and his grandchildren. Iconic and distinguished, the aim of the winemaker is the production of premium wines, with pleasing aroma and flavour characteristics.

In these vineyards, Greek and international grape varieties grow with the aim to reveal the unique characteristics of the region, a terroir used from ancient times until today for vine cultivation.

We will have a guided tour of the winery and then visit the mystical gallery by the cellars for a wine tasting

Inox wine tanks

Lunch in Drama

Small but vibrant city, well known for the dynamic tobacco merchants that have thrived in the city in the early 20th century, now it’s a hub for bars, cafes and delicious food. In this restaurant, we will enjoy a typical Greek lunch accompanied by wines from local vineyards.

a salad with cucumbers, baby tomatoes, spring onions, croutons

Contact Wine Odyssey for pricing as each experience is customised and estimated according to the details of each journey.


Tour Price Includes

  • Transportation
  • Aggitis Cave entrance and guided tour
  • Oenogenesis Winery - Tour and wine tasting
  • Chateau Nico Lazaridi - Tour and wine tasting
  • Lunch (half bottle of wine and water per person)


Tour Price Excludes

  • Gratuities


Useful Details

Note for Aggitis Cave:
  • No photos allowed
  • Light jacket indispensable.
  • Sneakers or walking shoes are advisable.
  • Covid 19 health certificate may be required.
  • Health & safety measures apply


Payment & Cancellation

We focus on our guests and their specific needs, so the price is always customised and estimated after the selection of each trip's experiences.
  • Confirmation: 50% of the total amount
  • Final payment: 4 days before the journey
  • Cancellation is free of charge until 4 days before the journey
  • Cancellation 0-4 days : cancellation fee 50%

Are you a wine enthusiast?

Don’t miss out on an exceptional wine experience in the most beautiful vineyards! Join us for an unforgettable day full of wine tasting, amazing food, glorious nature and fun! Contact us to book a wine tour or create a personalised wine tour for your specific needs.