Kalavryta Wine Tasting Tour
On our Kalavryta wine tasting tour, we will explore one of the most productive wine regions in Greece!
The Peloponnese, also called “Polystafyllos” * in ancient documents, is dominated by lofty mountains and extremely fertile lands. Located in the south and bordered by sea on all sides this mountainous landscape enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate on its coasts, becoming more continental further inland. A wide range of meso-climates and temperatures, however, gives each vineyard a distinct character. Vine cultivation in the Peloponnese is fascinating and dates back to antiquity with local varieties gaining world reputation.
Our Kalavryta wine tasting tour starts from the traditional village of Kalavryta. We will set off to the vineyards of the Aegialia and Mt Chelmos area. One of the four Protected Designation of Origin Zones of the Peloponnese producing dry and sweet wines.The PDO wines of Achaia are made from the variety Roditis and Black Kalavrytian with some of the best vineyards situated at 800-1.000m above sea level on the slope of Mt. Chelmos. The area’s sweet wines made from the famous Mavrodafni grape also enjoy a well-justified reputation.
Our tour will take us to a couple of traditional local wineries where we will have the opportunity to taste and enjoy local wines. We will learn all there is about local grapes varieties, traditional winemaking, and local wines.
This tour is ideal for foodies and wine enthusiasts!
Polystafyllos: the area that bears a lot of grapes
You can combine your Kalavryta Wine Tasting Tour with a stay in Kalavryta at the beautiful Orias Guesthouse and Farm. Unique hospitality in spacious rooms overlooking Mt Chelmos and delicious meals with homegrown ingredients straight from the farm.
Trekking Hellas offers a variety of activities in Kalavryta and the Peloponnese, like the Vouraikos Cog Railway Hike or the Off Road Tour in Mt Chelmos. In close proximity to Kalavryta in the region of Arcadia you can enjoy Rafting and Hiking in Lousios Gorge. Our tours can be incorporated in our multi day adventures likes our Active and Culture Tour in the Peloponnese.
Period of Operation: April to November
- 80€/person for min 4- 6 participants
- 90€/person for min 3 participants
- 100€/person for min 2 participants (for less or more participants please contact us)
- Basic physical condition
- Age 18 and above
- English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
- Visit and wine tasting at Tetramythos winery and Grand Cave winery.
- Cheese platters
- All necessary transportation from/to Kalavryta
- 10.00: Meeting and transfer to the first winery.
- 11.00-12.00: Tasting and guided tour of the winery
- 12.00 – 12.30: Transfer to the second winery
- 12.30 – 13.30: Tasting and guided tour of the winery
- 14.00: Return transfer