If you are into adventure and exceptional natural beauty, if you love history and unspoiled landscapes, if you enjoy tradition and seek something absolutely unique, then Laconia is a splendid area to visit. The castle town of Monemvasia and the fabulous Mistras, the imposing Taygetus mountain, the famous Sparta and the picturesque coastal town of Githion are just few of the must-see destinations of your trip to the southernmost part of Peloponnese. And of course, such a place blessed by nature could not be deprived of magnificent vineyards and the craftsmanship to produce high quality wine. To that end, Laconia wine tourism holds treasures that are waiting to be revealed to you generously upon visiting, through the first sip of the local wine varieties.
There are local wineries stretched on the slopes of Mount Mainalo, where wine-making tradition has survived through time and remains intact. Visitors are more than welcome to indulge in wine tours and learn more about organic farming, grape harvesting and other secrets of this form of art. In the area, the succulent Malvasia wine thrives. In fact, this is a designated wine variety from Monemvassia-Malvasia, which will surprise your palate pleasantly. PGI Laconia wines are also found in the wider region, satisfying even the most discerning of wine enthusiasts. It is worth noting that over the few recent years, there have been efforts to revive a wine festival in the area. From 2018, the wine festival in Grammousa has become a promising highlight and for 2019, the date has been set for August 23!
Mistras, Sparta, Xirokampi, Githion is one of the most popular Laconia wine tourism routes to follow. It is true that Peloponnese wine roads have been created, so that people have the chance to experience wine tasting in idyllic places that also provide exquisite options in terms of sightseeing. Vlachiotis, Githion, Areopoli, Caves of Diros is another wine route, where wine enthusiasts indulge in an experience of discovering the long-survived underground Peloponnese at the caves. Monemvasia, Velies, Demonia, Viglafia and Punta (with the option of traveling to the nearby island of Elafonisos with the turquoise waters), Neapoli (the coastal town that offers you transportation to the lovely island of Kythira), Kastania Cave is a popular option, as well. Finally, there is also the route taking you to Monemvasia, Agios Ioannis, Gerakas, Richea, Metamorfosi, Sykea.
Delve into tradition and sip on high quality wine, surrounded by nature’s bliss and feeling at awe. This is what the Laconian experience offers to all wine enthusiasts in the world!