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 29 members in the Association and 8 routes that cross the whole of Northern Greece, with suggested stops at 32 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.
Source: www.wineroads.gr: Visitable Wineries
: Remarkable visited sites
The Tempi valley forms the southern natural border for the Wine Roads of Northern Greece. The Wine Route of the Olympian Gods starts here, stopping at the villages of Rapsani and Krania (at the Tempi area). Following the road to the archeological site of Dion and the settlements of Elatohori and Milia, we find Platamonas, Palaios and Neos Panteleimonas, Leptokaria and Litohoro, starting point for a climb... read more
Epirus, found in the north-west corner of Greece, is known mainly for its mountainous areas, picturesque lakes and peaceful gulfs. The largest part of its land is mountainous with wild mountains that seem to touch the sky. Geographically speaking, the Epirus route belongs to the Ioannina prefecture and includes the wine producing regions of Zitsa and Metsovo. The wineries of the Wine Route of Epirus... read more
The vinicultural route of Naousa is geographically the most central route among the Wine Roads of Northern Greece, because in Naousa there is a significant amount of wineries open to visitors, since from a wine- making point of view - at least as far as the quantity is concerned - it is the most important enological area in Macedonia. Travellers to the Wine Route of Naoussa have a choice among 5 wineries,... read more
The Wine Route of Goumenissa - Pella, geographically belongs to the Prefectures of Kilkis and Pella and involves the vinicultural regions of Goumenissa and Giannitsa.The wineries of this area are the following: The winery of Tatsis Family, Vaggelis Chatzivaritis and the Boutari Winery in Goumenissa. Goumenissa is a small picturesque town situated at the foot of mount Paiko (1650m.) and was formerly... read more
From the shorefront of the Thermaikos bay to high up on the mountains of the region and back down to the plains, the area of Thessaloniki is home of many famous wines. In the mountainous parts of the region, on the southeast slope of Vertiskos, just before the traditional settlement of Ossa, the vineyards are stretched amidst clumps of oak, beech and chestnut trees. Alongside the vineyards, sites of archeological... read more
The wineries at the Wine Route of the Lakes are:Alfa Estate in Amynteon and Vogiatzi Estate in Velvento Kozani. In Siatista Kozani one can visit the winery The Two Friends, whereas in the area of Kastoria participating wineries are: Domaine Stergiou. Lakes Vegoritida and Petres are the landmarks of the region. At the banks of Vegoritida lake, visitors can have a meal at the local taverns of Agios... read more