09:00am Start of our Wine and Tasting Odyssey !
10:30am After a drive through the plains of Macedonia we arrive at Alpha Estate in Amynteon. We will have a guided tour of the winery and explore the cellars where the estate's treasures are kept behind bars ! We will learn about the history of the local varieties grown here and the vinification methods used by the estates oenologist. At the end of the tour in the spacious area overlooking the lakes, we will taste the estate’s elegant wines.
12:00pm A scenic uphill drive will take us to Nimfeo village (1350m). Our walk will take us through the cobblestone streets and the magnificent mansions that will startle you with their beauty and architecture. We will wander through the stone-built houses mostly built in the 19th century by the wealthy merchants of the area. At the end of the village we will encounter a paved path leading to “Arctouros” Bear Conservation Area. After a 15min walk we will find the information kiosk and the bear keepers. The shelter is open for the public only when the bears are awake, from spring to late autumn. Here you will have the chance to see some of the bears that are hosted here because unfortunately they cannot be released to their natural habitat due to different problems.
03:30pm Our final stop will be at a local taverna where we will have a Greek late lunch accompanied by Alpha Estates wines.
06:30pm Full of new experiences we will head back to Thessaloniki.
*all hours are approximate and itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions or other predicaments