Greek wine is gaining popularity around the world and one type of wine embodies the Greek spirit like no other — Retsina wine. This wine comes in a variety of styles and its roots go back over 2,000 years in Greece. Greek Retsina wine uses tree resin, mostly from pine trees in order to make the unique flavor and body of the wine. Historically, Greeks make Retsina wine by sealing off the wine inside of a container which uses a layer or pine resin to protect the wine from oxidation. Most wine produced today is aged in oak barrels or stainless steel. Also, since “Retsina” is a protected geographic origin according to the European Union, true Retsina wine can only come from Greece. Source: www.greece.greekreporter.com Contact with Holiday Plan, www.holidayplan.gr, an independent travel agency based in Athens, Greece, providing travelers with memorable travel experience to Greek destinations. We understand how precious your holiday is! That’s why we will do our best to make sure that your trip will be unforgettable! Trust Holiday Plan! Trust our Experience!!
Greek wine is gaining popularity around the world and one type of wine embodies the Greek spirit like no other — Retsina wine.
Located at just about a 1-hour drive from Athens, the Peloponnese region offers many different historical sites, culture and beauty to tourists looking for a spectacular trip in Greece. There are many reasons why this region of Greece is one that you do not want to miss! Let’s take a look at 10 reasons you will have an unforgettable trip in the Peloponnese this summer. 1. Nafplio The first capital city of Modern Greece was Nafplio and until this day you will see ruins of the fortress walls up high overlooking the town from the mountain side. This charming and romantic town has small streets that wrap around neoclassic buildings and squares and is the perfect place to visit anytime of the year. 2. Epidavros From ancient ruins and an impressive ancient theater to quaint town with tavernas serving up local treats, Epidavros is a must see on any trip through the Peloponnese. During the summer months there are weekend shows at the ancient theater that draw in crowds of Thousdands of spectators and is an amazing experience. 3. Beaches Check out the unspoiled beaches that this region has to offer! There are so many diverse terrains surrounding the sea in this region. The seas are clean and the beaches can have pebbles, soft sand or you can jump off of cliffs – there is something for everyone in the Peloponnese! 4. Ilia This is where the mountain meets sea and provides tourists with the amazing experience of staying in a quaint beautiful village with sandy beaches and clear blue waters outlined by forests of pine trees reaching down to the sea. There are also some significant archaeological sites you should check out while in Ilia, such as the Temple of Epicurios Apollo. 5. Arcadia You will find Arcadia in the center of the Peloponnese Region.
Located at just about a 1-hour drive from Athens, the Peloponnese region offers many different historical sites, culture and beauty to tourists looking for a spectacular trip in Greece.