Ilia wine roads

Ilia Wine Roads run across many areas in Ilia since wine-production is widespread in general in the area and mainly in the areas of Amaliada, Ancient Olympia, Pyrgos, Iardanos, Lasionas and Foloi.

There are many opportunities for wine tourism on Ilia Wine Roads:

  • Holidays on the coast of Ilia or in its mountain villages

  • Visit to Ancient Olympia, which is easily combined with 2 wineries

  • Journey to Western Messinia (Trifilia, Pilia). It is easily combined with 2 wineries, with a slight delay in time and kilometers. Driving many more kilometers, the other two wineries can also be included

  • The journey toward Killini, to take a ship to Zakynthos or Kephalonia can be combined with one winery, with a very slight delay in time and more kilometers while, with an even greater delay, one more winery could be visited

There are four basic ways to access Ilia Wine Roads:

  1. The 2nd branch of Olympia Motorway A9/E55, from Patras, runs across the western part of Ilia all the way to Pyrgos and continues south to Zacharo and Messinia Kalo Nero
  2. National Road 74, from Pyrgos to Ancient Olympia and continues to the east towards the northern part of Gortynia, in Arcadia
  3. National Road 76, from Ancient Olympia, runs across the southeast part of Ilia towards Adritsaina and then towards Megalopoli (Arcadia)
  4. National Road 111 from Ancient Olympia runs across the northeastern side of Ilia towards Lala, Lampeia and Simopoulo Pinias

Ilia Wine Routes

Starting from Pyrgos Ilias, Wine Roads Ilia are basically divided into two wine roads: one on the west, one on the east.

  1. The road to the west: Pyrgos-Kardamas-Savalia-Paleochori-Cardamas-Scafidia-Korakochori-Katakolo

Wineries to visit: Domaine StavropoulosDomaine Mercouri

  1. The road to the east: Pyrgos- Varvasaina-Ancient Olympia-Koskinas-Pelopi-Latzoi-Karoutes

Wineries to visit: Olympia Land WineryBrintzikis Wines

Ilia Wine Roads – Wine trails:

  1. Lechaina-Myrsini-Killini-Killini Castle-Killini Baths-Arcoudi-Vartholomio-Gastouni

Sites: Chlemoutsi Castle, Glarentza Castle- Vlacherna Monastery (Killini Castle), Folklore Museum of Vartholomio, Temple of the Catholic Virgin Mary (Gastouni)

  1. Palaiochori-Savalia-Ampelokampos-Amaliada-Chavari-Ancient Elis-Keramidia-Fragma-Artificial Lake of Pinios

Sites: Ancient Elis (Market, Theatre, Archaeological Museum), Folklore Museum of Amaliada, Folklore Museum of Keramidia, Artificial Lake of Pinios, Pinios Estuaries (Natura Area)

  1. Pyrgos-Katakolo-Korakochori-Skafidia

Sites: Museum of Ancient Musical Instruments and Ancient Technology (Katakolo), Monastery of Skafidia (Skafidia)

  1. Ancient Olympia- Dam of Alpheus (Flokas)-Varvasaina-Latzoi-Foloi-Lampia(Dirvi)

Sites: Ancient site and Museum of Anceint Olympia, Dam of Alpheus, Foloi Oak Forest and Museum-Centre of Information (Foloi plateau), Fir Forest of Dirvi and the Monastery of Chrisopigi (Pano Monastiri, Lampia)

  1. Krestena-kallithea-Andritsaina-Vasses-Figaleia-Tholo-Zacharo-Kaiafas

Sites: Archaeological Space of Alifeira (Kallithea), Monastery of Sepetos (Alifeira), Traditional Settlement and Folklore Museum of Adritsaina, Temple of Apollo, Traditional Settlement and Folklore Museum Neas Figalias, Thines and Coastal Forest of Zacharo, Lake and Kaifa Baths, Archaeological site Kato Samikou