10:00am Start of our Wine and Tasting Odyssey!
11:00am We will arrive at the ancient city of Aegae and the Archeological museum of Vergina. A place full of history! This unique museum built around the tomb of King Philip II the father of Alexander the Great will take your breath away. It might be small but the treasures it holds are more than extraordinary. Gold wreaths, armours, everyday objects but the most exceptional are the tombs that immerse out of the ground just as they were 2300 years ago!
12:30pm We will continue our drive to the foot of Mount Vermion and around 12.30pm we will arrive at Dalamara Winery just at the entrance of the beautiful city of Naoussa. This lovely and authentic winery is run by Kostis -5th generation- and his wife Maria, who continue the legacy that his ancestors started back in 1840. They will take us on a tour of wine-making tanks, the bottling area and the ageing wine-vault. From the winery we will be led to the wine-tasting hall that serves also as a traditional distillery where we will be able to taste the PDO Naoussa wines of the estate and see the exhibition of the traditional family tools used for cultivating vines.
02:30pm Through the scenic countryside of this wine making land we will arrive at Ktima Kir-Yianni (ktima=estate) in Yanakohori. This iconic winery was built in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris and today is run by his son Stellios Boutaris, member of the fifth generation of winemakers who leads Kir-Yianni into the next phase of its history.
Our tour will start with a walk around the vines that surround the winery, the tiny lake with the kitchen garden that provides the restaurant with fresh vegetables, the traditional house “Koula Tower” and the fallen oak that stood tall and strong until a heavy thunderstorm took it down a few years back. We will continue inside the winery where we will learn about the vinification methods and discover the underground cellars that hold the treasures of the estate. Our last stop will be at the newly renovated restaurant with breathtaking views over the mountains and savour an exquisite wine pairing lunch.
06:00pm Our journey will come to an end with our drive back to Thessaloniki.
*all hours are approximate and itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions or other predicaments