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Explore Northern Greece & Sip wine with the Gods

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Cultural Wine Tasting Tour

Northern Greece in depth Exploration

Greece, Europe
7 days
€ 850 combadi price

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Holiday Type
Running Period
15 - 22 June & 6 - 13 October

The Combadi Insight:

A holiday packed with so many legendary sites. Visit Vergina, the burial site of the Kings of Macedonia, explore Meteora, a natural phenomenal unique in our planet, Vikos gorge, the deepest gorge in the world & then there’s Thessaloniki, a city with spectacular food, nightlife & history. Live northern Greece like a local, and all these while getting the chance to sample wine from some of the best Greek vineyards.

Holiday Code: AU3

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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, restaurants, tavernas, hotels and inns, and local gourmet workshops and stores stocked with regional culinary specialties.

A trip along the Wine Roads is chock full of great experiences. Savor culture, history and culinary delights anywhere and everywhere along the way.

Day 1

Arrive in Athens & depart with our tour bus for our drive to Volos where we will spend our first night. Volos is situated on the Gulf of Pagasitikos, famous for the beautiful region of Pelion, its locally produced raki & excellent fish food. A welcome - introduction dinner has been planned for you in one of the local Meze tavernas.

Day 2

Breakfast in our hotel & off to visit our first vineyard in the outskirts of the city of Larissa. It is the vineyard Karipidis, renowned for its....We will have a comprehensive tour of the wineyard, taste the wine & enjoy a wholesome lunch together with the family of the owners where we will get the chance to know them & their wines better.

After our meal & wine-tasting, we will head to Thessaloniki where we will spend the night. Located on the seaside, a beautiful town with buzzing nightlife & famous for its food since it sat for hundreds of years between the Greek, Ottoman & Jewish civilizations. You ll have a free evening here to get to know this beautiful town. Our tour guide will recommend & help you with the bookings of bars/restaurants and help with anything else.

Day 3

After breakfast, you have 1-2 hrs free to try some shopping in Thessaloniki and around 11 we will head out to visit one of the most famous wineries of Greece, the Biblia Hora Winery where we will have a tour, wine tasting & learning together with a lunch Degustacion prepared by the vineyard chef. In the afternoon, we head back to Thessaloniki where you can enjoy some time by the hotel pool. In the afternoon, we have an optional visit to .... theater, summer cinema, sth..

Day 4

After our breakfast, we will be checking out from the hotel and head to the Gerovasileiou Winery & museum. We will get a tour of the museum, winetasting of xxx and a gourmet lunch at the vineyard premises.

After that, we will head to Vergina archaeological site, the burial site of the Kings of Macedonia. The site has been restored and presented to its former glory. It is a truly spectacular site, you will reach the tombs great doors at arm’s length.

After our visit, we will drive to Meteora. If you have not heard of this place before, all you have to do is scroll through the photos on the right and you will feel the awe. A site of unique geological beauty, a site where numerous monasteries have been ‘suspended’ -(translation of ‘Meteora’) on granite rocks. We will spend the night here at our hotel with a view like no other.

Day 5

Today we will be spending the day in Meteora exploring the monasteries, have an opportunity for hiking up to the rocks (we will plan walks for every fitness level, from a few minutes to hourly expeditions).

You have the afternoon free to wander the streets of the traditional town of Kalampaka which sits at the foot of Meteora. Sample the local produce, enjoy a cup of coffee with the rest of the Greeks basking in the sun.

In the evening, we have organised a big feast at a local taverna with an abundance of greek wine, meze & sharing stories from our trip so far.

Day 6

After our breakfast, we will drive to Papigko, the village sitting next to the Vikos gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. This is another site of natural beauty that cannot be really described in our words.

Here you can choose how you can spend your day with us. We will have with us one of the local adventure organisers of the area. We will have the chance to participate in white river rafting & canoeing, hiking to the heart of the gorge or for the less adventurous souls, a casual walk around the towns and the hills of Papigko. Trust us, one day will not be enough here for you.

We will spend the night here, you ll get the chance to walk around the village, meet the locals and have a nice dinner.

Day 7

After breakfast, we will be heading out towards Athens International airport where unfortunately our tour will be coming to an end.

  • 6 nights accommodation at 4* and 5* hotels & vineyards
  • 1 night in Volos, 2 nights in Thessaloniki, 1 night in Meteora, 1 night in Papigko (Vikos Gorge), 1 night in vineyard
  • Breakfast & lunch provided as part of our hotel stays or daily trips & visits
  • Bus transfers from & to the Athens International Airport
  • All entries to archaelogical sites of interest, vineyards, monasteries, natural parks
  • Wine Tours & Tasting in 4 of the most famous vineyards of Northern Greece
  • Professional tour guides in all sites of interest

Accommodation to be completed

Volos 1 night (Volos 4), Thessaloniki 2 nights (MET 5), Meteora 2 nights, Mikro Papigko 1 night

Aim to arrive to Athens airport on the Saturday, the first day of the tour, by 14.00.

You can also arrange to come on Friday evening so that you can spend a night & morning in Athens to enjoy the nightlife & visit the Acropolis in the morning. Our bus will leave the airport at 15.00 on the Saturday so you will have plenty of time to visit the main sites & have a souvlaki.

At the end of our trip, on the Saturday, we will be at the Airport by 15.00, so that you can plan your return flight. It goes without saying that if you want to fly out on Sunday & spend one more day in Athens or why not, maybe a whole week to visit the islands, please feel free to contact our team who will be more than happy to assist you.

June, September & October are beautiful in Greece, the temperatures are mid to high 20s and the tourist destinations are not jet packed with tourists.

Who we are

We are a group of good life passionates. We will be along the tour with you together with our wine specialists throughout the whole week in order to assist you with any wishes or needs that you may have. Northern Greece is a truly unique destination, has so much to offer & we will be happy to help you in every way possible in order to offer you a holiday of a lifetime!

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