Wine Tourism in Halkidiki: A timeless palatable journey

Wine-making has a long history in Greece.  It is associated not only with our nutritional habits but also with our traditions. Visitors in Greece can capture special flavors while learning about vinicultural methods, exploring scenicvillages and experiencing the warm hospitality of locals.  
The fragrant wine route of Northern Greece hosts world-class wineries. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to arrange a wine tasting tour of Halkidiki and along the way, enjoy verdant landscapes ‒ like the quaint village of Parthenonas ‒picturesque ports, archaeological sites and outstanding sandy beaches.

You can start your delightful journey in Agios Pavlos. Pay a visit to Petralona Cave – where the oldest European human skeleton was ever discovered. Traveling further west to the coastline, you’ve just arrived at your first winery; Tsantali vineyards (Agios Pavlos Winery, Ampelou Chora), an organic cultivation producing world-known wines, such as the ‘’Klima Klima Organic Cabernet Sauvignon’’, which boasts a deep red color and vibrant aromas of black fruit and spices.

From there on, taking the road to Sithonia you’ll encounter the lush slopes ofMt Meliton meeting the crystal-clear waters of Toroneos Gulf; the landscape islike it was taken out of a fairytale. Heading then towards the beautifulvillage of Arnaia, where the next stop is Claudia Papayianni Estate. There, youcan begin with a sip of the “Domaine Claudia Papayianni” white (made ofChardonnay-Malagouzia & Assyrtiko) with its luminous golden-green color,impressive flowery aroma and rich, long aftertaste taste. Then, give a try tothe fruity “Domaine Claudia Papayianni” rosé (made of Grenache Rouge &Syrah) with a vivid color, rich aroma, reminiscent of red fruits and a longaftertaste!

Continue onwards to Metohi Chromitsa in Mt Athos, your last destination and the location of the second vineyard of Tsantalis’ Winery. Note that winemaking here dates back to antiquity and until today it is connected with the monasterycommunity, which runs the vineyards in Mt. Athos. Make sure you taste the red‘’Agioritiko Avaton’’, as well as the white ‘’Metohi Chromitsa’’ (made of Assyrtiko & Sauvignon Blanc), with its creamy texture and strong acidity.The main varieties here are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Assirtiko.

Your journey has now come to its end.