May 10 – 23, 2015 and August 16 – 29, 2015
13 nights Accommodations at 4**** and 5***** or class traditional boutique hotels / double occupancy on bed and breakfast basis
Airport Transfers days of arrival and departure
All meals: 13 Breakfasts – 12 Lunches – 13 Dinners
14 days exclusive chartered mini van with English speaking driver (George)
Fuel and road taxes
The Cave of Petralona: It is where traces of the first ‘homo sapiens in Europe’ were found.
Foodie tour of Thessaloniki with tasting
“Mezedopolio” Dinner Experience in Thessaloniki
Foodie Tour of Athens with Tasting
Winery tours and wine tasting in Thessaloniki: “Wine route of Thessaloniki” Thessaloniki and its surroundings have a variety of vineyards from the coastal lowlands south of Thessaloniki in Chalkidiki to the mountains in the northeast.
Winery tours and wine tasting in Drama: Wine route of Dionysus In the Thracian province of eastern Greece, this tour takes you around Kavala, Philippi, and Drama. You can see Mt. Pangeo, which claims the legend of being the birthplace of Dionysus – the Greek god of wine and pleasure.
Winery tours and wine tasting in Chalkidiki: “Wine route of Chalkidiki” Sithonia hosts the largest winery in Greece and it is also considered one of Europe’s largest at 400 ha
Winery tour and wine tasting “Wine route of Pella” The ancient capital of the Macedonian empire, this has been a wine producing region since antiquity. Archaeological finds have depicted Dionysus the Greek god of wine.
Winery tour and wine tasting at Naoussa “Wine route of Naoussa”
Winery tour and wine tasting “Wine route of the Lakes” at Kastoria
Winery tour and wine tasting at Parnassus
The Greek Kitchen Cooking Class in Delphi
Lunch at the most famous and well known restaurant in Plaka – Athens “Mpairaktaris”
Farewell Dinner in Athens
A holiday packed with so many legendary sites. Savour culture, history and culinary delights anywhere and everywhere along the way.
NORTHERN GREECE / THESSALONIKI and CHALKIDIKI
Enjoy the numerous Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, walk along the alleys in the centre of city, enjoy Greek wines and visit great wineries!
Visit Naoussa, and get to know the VQPRD "Naoussa" that is made of Xinomavro, an indigenous variety!
A great combination of city breaks and tours, full of cultural elements and great wines!
We will travel through some of the most renowned Greek vineyards. Stop at celebrated wineries to sample favourite wines right where they are produced. Meet the people who make them.
Seek out the traditional products of each region’s unique cuisine. You will be happily surprised to find tastes and aromas beautifully attuned to the locale. Enjoy the natural beauty along the Wine Roads of Northern Greece and explore the history that infuses the entire region, from archaeological sites, churches, monasteries, museums, and more to the wineries themselves, restaurants, taverns, hotels and inns, and local gourmet workshops and stores stocked with regional culinary specialties.
Visit Petralona where traces of the first homo sapiens in Europe were found Vergina, the burial site of the Kings of Macedonia, explore Meteora, a natural phenomenal unique in our planet, a guided boat trip takes visitors along the coast line of Mount Athos the unique monastery republic internationally recognised as a sanctuary of the Christian faith where they can view the unique landscape and the magnificent architecture of the monasteries, then there’s Thessaloniki, a city with spectacular food, nightlife & history. Live northern Greece likes a local, and all these while getting the chance to sample wine from some of the best Greek vineyards.
Vineyards and Wineries of Northern Greece:
Northern Greece is one of the most important wine producing regions of the country. Wine brands produced in this region of Greece have been awarded many international medals and distinctions. Thessaloniki itself is home to many famous wineries.
The visits to the wineries often feature lunch at the winery or at a nearby traditional Greek tavern, so we can experience the authentic Northern Greek gastronomy and wine culture.
THESSALY, MAINLAND and ATHENS
PORTO CLUB Travel services: 28, Efodou street, 71303 HERAKLION – CRETE – GREECE.
Contact: Tel: 0030 2815 002754 – 0030 2810 317358 Fax: 0030 2815 002754