Athens Vineyards Worth Visiting

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Athens Vineyards Worth Visiting
Greece has been associated with winemaking for thousands of years. According to Greek mythology, it was Dionysus, God of wine, who brought wine and vineyards to the Greeks. Dionysus taught the Greeks the art of viniculture, how to produce wine, how to preserve it, and - most importantly- how to drink it.

Ancient pottery and scripts prove the existence of wine in Greece dates back about 3,500 years. Kylix (wine cups),  oenochoe (wine jugs), and amphorae (storage containers)  can be seen in most Greek archaeological museums.

Even though many parts of Greece, such as Santorini, Nemea, and Crete, have significant viniculture traditions, Athens is unique in its very own way. It is one of the few capitals with so many wineries so close to the city.

 
Here are 4 great wineries near Athens:

1. Megapanos Winery

Located in the heart of the Mesogian plains, the Megapanos Winery is just 20 km from the center of Athens. The winery is open to the public daily by prior appointment. There you will have the opportunity to view the winemaking and bottling facilities, the cellars, and the laboratory. The winery also offers winetasting experiences.

Address: 1st km, Pikermiou-Spaton, 190 09, Pikermi, Attica
Telephone: 210 6038038

2. Mylonas Winery

The Mylonas Winery was founded in 1917 in Keratea, Eastern Attica by the grandfather of the current proprietors. Due to their long wine-producing heritage, they deliver great wines such as the awarded Savatiano, Malagousia, and Retsina wines. The winery is open to the public by appointment.

Address: 3 Ippokratous, 190 01, Keratea, Attica
Telephone: 22990 68156

 

The Papagiannakos Winery is the first winery in Greece purposely built according to innovative bioclimatic standards. The winery is built on the site of an old monastery in the heart of the Mesogian plains. The winery is open on weekdays, and Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm.

Address: Pousi – Kalogeri, 19 003, Markopoulo, Attica
Telephone: 22990 25206

4. Kokotos Estate

This 7-acre vineyard produces international wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. At the heart of the vineyard is the well-equipped, boutique winery; the wines age in French and American oak barrels in the underground cellars. Wine tastings and guided tours can be arranged by appointment with the winery.

Address: Ktima Kokotou, 145 75, Stamata, Attica
Telephone: 210 8145113


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