Greek Wine and Meze Tasting

Meet the great wines of Greece in the company of a wine expert

Duration

2 hours

When

Mon-Sun, 05.00pm

Languages

english

Price

€59per person

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Winemaking in Greece is a thousands-years old tradition – an intrinsic part of Greek culture. But with so many good wines, it really helps to have an expert select the good stuff and pair it with the food flavors that work best.

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Highlights

  • A chance to try a selection of the best Greek wines - reds and whites
  • Food-pairing that shows you what goes best with each variety and lets you try local Greek mezes at the same time
  • A relaxed wine-tasting environment that highlights the wine, not the venue
  • Full background information on the wines, the areas and the vintages, as well as on the food by an experienced wine expert

What you can expect

For this wine tasting experience, you’re invited to a wonderful, intimate Athens wine bar, where you will sample two whites and two reds, all of which are 100% local – not just grown locally, but featuring local grape varieties as well. Of course, there’s more to wine than just the taste; your host, an experienced sommelier, will explain the history of Greek winemaking and the parallel evolution, from a wide range of influences, of Greek gastronomy.

While tasting premium Greek wines, you’ll be served food pairings as well –delicious mezes from all over Greece- selected to match each wine and bring out the best of their flavors and aromas. During the tasting, you’ll discover more about the great winemaking regions & wineries of Greece, what makes each of them unique and about the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) labels that protect the great traditions of Greek wines and Greek regional cuisine.

Wine, food, a warm welcome and a lively discussion of the merits of each region – you couldn’t get more Greek!

Practical info

Duration
2 hours
Languages
english
When
Mon-Sun, 05.00pm
Group size
Up to 12 people

Prices

  • Adults: 59 €

What's included

  • Wine Expert
  • Food tour expert
  • 2 red and 2 white wine tastings
  • 2 different tapas and an assortment of Greek cheeses

Not included

  • Transportation to the wine-tasting venue and back.
  • Any food or drinks you get on your own

Notes

  • This activity takes place in a wine bar in the center of Athens. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking
  • The minimum age to participate in this activity is 18 years old. Children accompanied by their parents are welcome to join at an additional supplement for the tastings.
  • This activity does not operate on January 1st, December 25th & 26th, Easter Sunday.
Themes
Food & Wine
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Discovering soulful Greek wines, local grape varieties & their perfect food pairings.

Greek Wine and Meze Tasting
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Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"Amazing Tour! It exceeded my expectations. Our guide Demetra was wonderful and had an amazing knowledge of history, archaeology and culture; she did a great job highlighting things of importance and interest, while not bogging us down with too much detail. Our tour included a number of cultural stops (wine tasting, icon painting, Greek lesson, tanner and bellmaker visits, stops for local sweets and food, etc.) and every stop added to the richness of our trip. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Alternative Athens and Demetra!!"

Elizabeth B, TripAdvisor

"Organisme très professionnel et excellent guide! On a bcp appris et avons découvert des quartiers où nous ne serions jamais allées. Ilias parle parfaitement français, il a répondu à toutes nos questions. Avec deux ados de 13 et 16 ans et une visite de près de 4h, nous n'avons pas vu le temps passer!"

Anne Sophie M, TripAdvisor

"Outstanding! Laura was an excellent tour guide. She gave us so much information about the food and about different places in Athens and the history. We got to sample sweet and savory Greek food along with a cup of Greek coffee, everything was wonderful. Then she sent an email to give us the names of the food we tasted and the addresses of the locations so we can find them again, along with some recipes. I highly recommend this tour and Laura as a tour guide."

dhelser2018 - USA, TripAdvisor