Lakonia wine roads

Lakonia Wine Roads concern the peninsula of Epidaurus Limiras (now municipality of Monemvassia), that is, the main wine-producing area in Lakonia, which is also the zone of the PDO Monemvassia-Malvasia white sweet wines.

There are also vineyards in the areas of the municipalities of Sparta and Evrota.

Many are the opportunities for wine tourism in Lakonia Wine Roads:

  • On the way to Monemvassia, Neapoli Voies and Kithira the visit to 2 wineries is easy

  • Destined to Sparta, Mystra, Gythio, Eastern Mani or the mountain villages of Taygetos, a visit to 1 winery is appropriate

There are three main ways to access Lakonia Wine Roads:

  1. From the motorway of the Eastern Peloponnese A7/E65, outside Tripoli, the National Road 39/E961 to Sparta and Gythio begins

  2. From Kalamata National Road 82 goes to Sparta (from Mystra to Sparta E084)passing Taygetos

  3. South of Sparta, at the height of Dafni, begins the EO39, the new route of National Road 86 towards Krokees, Scala, Molaoi, Monemvassia with an important, part by part, improvement

Lakonia Wine Routes

  1. Sparta-Dafni-Krokees-Scala-Vlachiotis;Molaoi-Velies

Wineries to visit: Estate TheodorakakosMonemvassia Winery

Lakonia Wine Roads – Wine Trails

  1. Sparta-Mystras-Stavros

Sites: Castle-town and Mystras Museum, Kaiadas Cave (Tripi).

This short trip can be extended towards Taygetos, either towards Kalamata (EO82, Tripi,Artemisia) either towards the villages of Mystra (Parori, Pikoulianika) and the mountain villages of Pellana (Agoriani, Georgitsi, Kastori, Loganikos) and of oinountas (Vamvakos, Vasaras and Veroia, Voutianoi, Vresthena, Theologos, Megali Vrysi)

  1. Monemvassia-Agios Ioannis-Ariana-Limani Geraka-Geraka-Rihea-Metamorphosi-Sykia)

Sites: Vrachos and castle-town of Monemvassia, Ancient city of Epidaurus Limiras (Agios Ioannis), Geraka Port, Archaeological Site of Zarakas (Gerakas), Folklore Museum of Reichias, Spileo Trypa tou Voria (Hole of the North) (Metamorfosi, for the more daring)

  1. Monemvassia-Velies-Daimonia(Pyla Aisopos), Viglafia and Punta(possibility of transport to Elafonisos), Agioi Apostoloi Voies, Dermatianika-Mesochori-Neapoli (possibility of transport to Kithira)-Kato Kastania-Agios Nikolaos Voies-Valtaki

Sites: Prehistoric findings and a sunken city in Pavlopetri, Petrified Palm Forest (Agioi Apostoloi beach), Castle of Agia Paraskevi (Castle of Vatikes, Mesochori), Voies Beach (Neapoli), Agios Andreas Cave (Kastania), Cape Maleas and Lighthouse

  1. Sparta-Dafni-Chania-Gythio

Sites: Gythio, isle Kranai (Marathonisi) with the Historical Ethnological Museum of Mani and its Lighthouse, Castle Goulades (Mavrovouni), Castle Passava, Byzantine Karyoupolis (Drosopigi) and the shipwreck on the beach Selinitsa

This trip can (and it is suggested) be expanded towards Eastern Mani, with its villages (Itilo, Areopoli, Vatheia, Kelefa, Kitta, Mina, Gerolimenas, Kokkala etc.) its castles and its towns and caves.