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Wine routes in Greece are the ideal location to explore wine tourism and dive further into its historical culture. Greece had long embedded its traditions surrounding wine since ancient times. Among mythological Greek gods, Dionysus is recognized as the god of wine. Since ancient times, Greece has had a long-standing history with wine. 

Here are 5 of the best Greece wine routes that are exceptional.

THRACE WINE ROUTE 

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The Thrace wine route, in the North East region of Greece, plays a monumental part in prehistoric wine tradition. Having faced damages in the vineyards during ancient periods, it has since bounced back in the 20th century.

Explore famous areas such as Abdera, Ismarus, Evros and get to see vineyards and taste exquisite wine. The most recognized and elegant wines suggested along the Thrace wine route are Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Experience archeological history by visiting castles, museums, vineyards, wineries, and bird sanctuaries.

MACEDONIA WINE ROUTE 

Mount Athos

The Macedonia wine route is a unique destination that boasts wineries, vineyards, historical sites, and exquisite dishes. Visit wineries such as Aidarini, Alpha Estate, and Magoutes vineyard and sample Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Grenache and, Syrah along the route.

Apart from the wineries tour the great Mount Athos, a holy mountain hosting 20 monasteries with around 2000 monks occupying it.

THESSALY WINE ROUTE 

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South of Macedonia, the Thessaly wine route is recognized for its diverse wines and archeological sceneries. Get an extensive wine tour on wineries such as Domaine Liakou, Loudas Winehouse, Dougos Winery, and Filia Gi. Taste refined wines made with a variety of grapes.

You could also explore the ancient part of Greece history by visiting interesting towns like Larissa, Magnesia, Trikala, and Karditsa.

EPIRUS WINE ROUTE 

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The Epirus wine route located in the North West region of Greece offers wine lovers delicate and refined wine while enjoying scenic views. Zoinos, Domaine Glinavos, and Katogi Averoff wineries are the most visited along the route, offering an in-depth historical culture of Greece wine.

Wine pairs well with exquisite cuisine, visit some of the most famous restaurants, and taste unique foods. The top attractions along the route are Alpine Zone and Greece History Museums. 

IONIAN ISLANDS WINE ROUTE 

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A divine location to experience beaches, vineyards, and historical sites in the Ionian Island wine route. Robola, Muscat, and Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia are the most delightful wineries that wine enthusiasts should visit along the way.

Other than the wineries, step into Greek history by exploring Corfu Old Town and experiencing picturesque sites. 

These intriguing and historical wine routes will lead you on many more amazing adventures. Please feel free to contact us here for more detailed information regarding wine routes in Greece.

 Laurie Johnson

Certified Travel Advisor

 Laurie is the owner of Pura Vida Vacations, a boutique travel agency specializing in customized European vacations and river cruises.  She has helped curious travelers plan vacations that allow them to Immerse in a destination and unwind while reconnecting with family & friends.   Reach out to her for a free consultation today!