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In the gorgeous region of Halkidiki, you should walk through the wine routes and visit the area’s renowned wineries next to endless stretches of vineyards, Greek Tourism official page visitgreece recomends
They are all to be found especailly on the west part of Halkidiki, mostly in the area of Kallikrateia, Sithonia, Mount Athos (on the north slopes of Mt. Cholomontas), in Arnaia, Marathousa as well as in the areas of Triglia and Panagia. The local wines are excellent to taste, on the vineyards they are produced, usually accompanied for the visitors and touris groups, by mouth-watering traditional local dishes.
Visitgreece proposes to the tourist to start the trip at the vineyards in Agios Pavlos, an area where viticulture is the leading activity. Make sure you pay a visit to Petralona Cave, where the “Archanthropus of Petralona”, the oldest human skeleton in Europe was discovered.
The journey should be ideal to continue following the wine paths through the western side of Sithonia, where the verdant slopes of Mt. Meliton meet the waters of Toroneos Gulf.
The vineyard on the “Slopes of Meliton” is one of the largest in Europe and a model organic viticultural unit. Heading towards the mountainous areas the visitor has the chance to meet Arnaia, one of Halkidiki’s most picturesque villages, while the road continues to Chromitsa ending at Mt. Athos.
Wine lovers can sample the local fruit of the vine in the wineries of Halkidiki; among them stand out
- the PGI Halkidiki (Protected Geographical Indication),
- the PDO Slopes of Meliton,
- the PGI Sithonia wines and the
- PGI Mount Athos.
The climate is ideal for cultivating top quality Greek varieties such as Assyrtiko, Athiri, Malagouzia and Roditis, out of which excellent white wines are produced.
Limnio, a renowned local red wine comes from a native variety, already mentioned in the writings of Aristotle.