Athens: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis
- Duration: 1.5 hours
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We stopped at two wineries, Mylonas and Papagiannakos, and they were both very good, with great wines and nice people. We particularly enjoyed Papagiannakos, and ended up buying some of their wine to take back to our hotel. The sommelier, Stefanos, was very generous with his time, his knowledge, and his good humour, and that all made for a very enjoyable tour and tasting. Lunch by the seaside was nice too, and we got to know our tour guide (Spyros) better... he gave us a recommendation for a wine bar in Athens (Oinoscent) which we enjoyed visiting as well, and followed up by sending us more information about Greek wine once we were home. This tour was top notch.
Sooo fantastic! Dimitris was so personable and passionate. We got so many samples it was fantastic to be able to compare so many different wines with more than just a sip! Also the snacks were SOO GOOOD. The only think I wish we asked for was to move up to the 3rd floor balcony for the wine tasting to enjoy the view of the Acropolis, instead we stayed on the street level which was still interesting.
Very entertaining Greek dancing 3 course dinner & show. I had a great time & the food is not bad at all it was served hot and fast & the traditional Greek food was tasty. My guide/driver "ELVIS" was superb & very accommodating! I had to leave a little early because I have a very early day trip. There were some surprises like the sexy belly dancers, but it was overall a cool experience.
Olina our sommelier was amazing at explaining how to recognise top quality wine, and how to recognise different tastes, bodies and finish. She was knowledgeable about all the different types of Greek wine, their regions and how the wine is grown. Great value for money, perfect for novices or those who have never recognised the diversity of Greek wines. Highly recommend!!
Very informative and great value for money. The host knew her subject extremely well and answered all our questions very confidently.