3 day trip to the Wine Routes of the Olympian Gods and Naoussa
Travel through some of the most renowned Greek vineyards. Stop at celebrated wineries to sample your 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, which are open to visitors. Discover restaurants, tavernas, hotels, inns, local gourmet workshops and stores stocked with regional culinary specialties.
A trip along the Wine Roads is chock full of great experiences, but it’s also flexible. Design your own itinerary and pace. Savor culture, history and culinary delights anywhere and everywhere along the way.
The Wine Roads are really a series of suggested, select routes for the avid and curious traveler interested in visiting some of the most picturesque and fascinating venues in Europe.
There are wine roads in almost all wine-producing countries. In Greece, the first organized wine roads were outlined in 1997 by the Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard and given the official name “Wine Roads of Northern Greece.”
Today, there are 37 members in the Association and 8 routes that cross the whole of Northern Greece, with suggested stops at 41 notable wineries of Thessaly (Rapsani and Krania), Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace. Signage along the roads directs travelers to vineyards, wineries and other points of interest.
The many restaurants, tavernas, inns, hotels, traditional shops and outdoor activities round out the traveler’s experience along the 8 Wine Routes. Each designated venue has been selected based on specific qualitative criteria and is so indicated with a special seal of approval.
Adults: €165 per adult
Children: €165 per child
1. This trip is aimed at friends of wine tourism and gastronomy.
2. Visitors could follow one of the Wine Routes of Northern Greece, follow part of a route or choose a combination between different Routes.
3. The Wine Routes of Northern Greece are eight: the Olympian Gods, Epirus, Lakes, Naoussa, Pella-Goumenissa, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki and Dionysus.
4. Making a reservation at the wineries and hotels is recommended.
5. The programme could be changed according the point and time of departure and arrival, adding or eliminating options.
6. The above programme recommends businesses, which are members of the Wineroads network, at the Wine Routes of the Olympian Gods and Naoussa.
7. Along the above wine routes there are more recommended businesses worth visiting if time allows, depending on the final schedule of the trip.
8. In both of the wine routes there are more possibilities for visitors, such as visits to archaeological places, caves, churches, monasteries and outdoor activities options such as horse riding, cycling, rafting, hiking, climbing and others.
Departure from Athens or Thessaloniki in the morning – Arrival in Itea, Tempi
Tour and wine tasting at the ‘Dougos Winery’ (1 hour)
Departure to Rapsani (30’)
Lunch at the recommended restaurant ‘Rapsanopolis’
Departure to Krania (45’)
Tour and wine tasting at ‘Domaine Katsaros’ (1 hour)
Departure to Naoussa (1.45’)
For your stay we recommend the following traditional hotels: ‘Esperides Spa Hotel’ entering Naoussa, ‘Palea Poli’ in Naoussa, ‘Valtadoros’ and ‘Vermion’in Agios Nikolaos, ‘Driades’ in Horas Nero area in Naoussa and ‘Germa Chalet & Spa’ in Metamorfosi
For dinner, depending on your choice of hotel we recommend the following restaurants: ‘Oinomagiremata’ and ‘Palea Poli’ in Naoussa and ‘Rakokazano’in Nea Strantza
Dinner can be arranged at some of the wineries, by appointment
Continue your trip at the Wine Route of Naoussa by visiting the following wineries for a tour and wine tasting:
‘Boutari’, ‘Dalamara Winery’, ‘Domaine Foundi’, ‘Kir-Yianni’, ‘Argatia’ and ‘Vaeni Naoussa’
Distances between wineries and recommended hotels is short (10’ – 30’). Visits to wineries last between 45’ – 1,5 hours
For lunch and dinner, choose one of the remaining options of the first day’s programme
Visit any of the above wineries, not visited on the second day of the programme
Departure to Litohoro for a meal at the recommended restaurant ‘Gastrodromio en Olympo’.
Stop for a short visit at the local products’ shop ‘Istories Safeti’ in Dion
Return to Athens or Thessaloniki