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Wine Tourism in Northern Greece: Halkidiki

Halkidiki is a peninsula on the northeastern part of Greece, right below Thessaloniki and stretching all the way to the Aegean. If you have ever looked at a map of the country, you will surely have spotted it with its three smaller yet distinctive peninsulas, forming a hand. This is where Mount Athos is located, as well as Kassandra and Sithonia. In these areas, visitors find themselves overwhelmed by the spirituality of Mount Athos, along with the extreme natural beauty all around. And on top of that, wine tourism in Halkidiki has grown so much that allows people from all over the world to enjoy great tours in idyllic places.

halkidiki wine tourism

The Slopes of Meliton is the only PDO wine in Halkidiki, but it is so worth it! Having been conceived as an idea back in 1982, it has become a pioneer in Greece. In fact, this was the first wine variety to use international wine varieties in combination with local ones. The outcome is purely mesmeric and the Slopes of Meliton is either red or white. Roditis, Athiri and Assyrtiko are blended together lovely to form the white wine, whereas Cabernet (sauvignon and Franc) are combined with the local Limnio for the red variety. And they are both delicious, precious and fragrant.

halkidiki wine tourism

The entire area of Halkidiki has been known for its viticulture ever since the ancient times. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy the Archeological Museum of Poligiros and Ancient Stagira, Arnea and Ierissos, Kalithea and Ouranoupoli, in between your visits to the local wineries and vineyards. It is a place of exceptional natural beauty and impressive history. A destination worth exploring, a place where every stone exudes a mystical aura.