Chateaux Kaniaris wine tour and Elefsina visit
In this tour you will visit the town of Elefsis at west Attica which has officially be named Cultural capital of Europe for 2021 and the beautiful Vineyard of Chateaux Kaniaris which lies at the countryside of Megara on the northern slopes of Mount Geraneia.
Morning departure for the archaeological site of Elefsina, the place of the Eleusinian Mysteries and the birthplace of Aeschylus. The sanctuary of Elefsis was one of most important in the ancient world. You will also admire the temple of Artemis Propylaea, the remains of a fountain and two triumphal arches.
From the Mycenaean period till the end of the 4th century AD the goddess Demeter was constantly worshiped here: the goddess of nature’s renewal and cereal-growing, the one who showed the people of Elefsina the cultivation of the earth and the sacred ceremonies, together with the most sacred mysteries connecting Earth to the Underworld, for which she claimed absolute secrecy: The Eleusinian Mysteries!
We will continue our journey towards Megara which is a part of the famous Attica vineyard, intertwined with the history of wine. According to myths, the cultivation of vine started here before spreading throughout Ancient Greece. This is the precious heritage that Vasilis Kaniaris decided to bring into life again by creating a Viticultural Manor ready to take you to the enchanting world of wine.
Visitors will then visit the vineyard of Kaniaris Tower where they will have the opportunity to learn about the wine production process (winemaking, aging) and test their varieties. After the wine tour there will be a meal for guests at the tower’s reception area.
Return late in the afternoon to Athens.
The duration of the entire tour is 8 hours.
- Transportation with luxury vehicle
- English speaking escort
- A 5- glass wine tasting of Savvatiano and Attica wines
- Food tasting of Greek finger food
- Entrance at archaeological site of Elefsis