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Wine Tourism in Northern Greece: Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, after the Athenian capital. It is also a commercial hub for the Balkans and Eastern Europe. With an impressive blend of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman elements, the modern city is a sight for sore eyes and attracts worldwide attention for its history, culture, gastronomy and entertainment. In such a destination, wine tourism could not be absent. This is why there are so many interesting wine routes available for wine enthusiasts to indulge in. Find the one that appeals to you the most and set out on an adventure of discovering new wine varieties, engaging in food pairing and other cool activities outdoors!

thessaloniki wine tourism

In between your visits to the White Tower and the iconic promenade, Lagadas and Ladadika, the Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, the museums and other cultural attractions, you will get the opportunity to taste some of the finest wine varieties in Thessaloniki.  PGI Thessaloniki, PGI Epanomi, PGI Nea Messimvria and PGI Slopes of Vertiskos are all there, waiting for you to have a sip and enjoy! Starting from the north and Lagadas with Ossa, overlooking the Thermaic Gulf, leading all the way to Volvi Lake and Askos with Koronia Lake, the tour takes you to Perea and Agia Triada, Nea Mihaniona and Epanomi.

thessaloniki wine tourism

Interesting stops for those who are in love with wine and viticulture feature the famous Babatzimopoulos winery and Ktima Gerovassiliou. But there are also many other hidden gems that you will feel privileged to explore during the wine road of Thessaloniki. And obviously, this is a city that never sleeps. So be sure to stay up all night and become part of its contemporary history. Vibrant entertainment, quality food and drink, performances and cultural events will leave you craving for more. It is true, whoever visits Thessaloniki never lets go of that experience and wants to come back again and again and again…