Visit a winery at Megali Panagia (East Coast)

Visit a winery at Megali Panagia (East Coast)

Nestled in the hills between a beautiful city, Thessaloniki and the historic Mount Athos, is Akrathos, a boutique winery.

We invite you to visit the estate on a balcony overlooking the vineyards, the Aegean Sea and Mount Athos as you taste wine from local Greek varieties.

The vineyards at Akrathos were planted from 2010-2014. Over time they have been cultivated to develop deep root systems that provide a strong foundation for a long and healthy future. As the vines are still young, yields and quality continually improve with each vintage. Managing vineyards is a humbling experience that requires a dedicated team; each day brings something new and often unpredictable. This is the beauty of viticulture.

Their primary goal is to produce excellent wines from indigenous Greek varieties that reflect a unique terroir. The ideal location was discovered after exhaustive and targeted research in Northern Greece, in the municipality of Aristotelis, Halkidiki. The construction of a winery so close to the birthplace of Aristotle’s historic wine “Akanthos” was no coincidence and the name Akrathos was chosen for the winery in respect of this history. The first 5 hectares were purchased in 2008, with an altitude of 600 meters. The complex subsoil of slate, the mild meridians and low night temperatures, the cool winds from the surrounding mountains and the sea breeze from the neighbouring bays of Ierissos and Mount Athos combine to create ideal conditions for the production of excellent grapes.

The preparation of the site and the planting of vineyards started in 2009. They applied organic farming and low impact methods in an effort to preserve the ecological integrity of the area and the unique topography of the plots. Construction of the winery buildings began in 2014 and the vineyard plantings have expanded over the years.

Fun fact:

  • Do you know why we plant roses along our vineyards? Roses are a sensitive plant and will demonstrate signs of stress or disease long before grape vines will. In this way they serve as a preview for what we might need to do in the vineyards

Visiting information:

Akrathos Newland Winery
Megali Panagia, GR-63076, Halkidiki
T.: +30 2372 771506 / +30 6980545466

Don’t miss it!

Relax on the outdoor sofas and enjoy the view of our vineyards, with the magnificent scenery of Mount Athos and the Sithonian Sea in the background.


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