Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Wine-Tasting Tour Of Mercouri Estate Winery

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Option 1, 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022Monday - Saturday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023Monday - Saturday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 P.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You must contact the local service provider at least 48hrs before tour to be informed on the exact pickup time (meeting point will be provided on your confirmation vouche.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Same as departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

While you are in port in Katakolon, tantalize your taste buds on a private wine-tasting tour! On this shore excursion from the Katakolon port, head out to Mercouri Estate winery, famous for its rich red wines and olive oils. Sample three Greek wines and snack on a selection of traditional appetizers. Visit the winery's cellars and small museum to learn interesting details about wine-making in Greece. Wander around the estate's gardens, discover the local flora and visit the old family home, built in 1878. You can also visit the winery's church and private beach!

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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When you arrive in the Katakolon port, hop in a private car and head out on a private wine-tasting shore excursion. Enjoy views of the Greek countryside as you make your way to the beautiful Mercouri Estate Winery, located just 20 minutes from the Katakolon port. See the picturesque villages of Andreas and Korakochori on the way.

At the Mercouri Estate, the Kanellopoulos family, current owners of the property, will guide you through the different parts of the winery. Learn interesting facts about wine-making in Greece as you visit the family home (a beautiful stone house built in 1878), the underground cellars, the old tavern building and stables (which now houses a small museum), and a chapel.

Enjoy views of the approximate 90-acre (36-hectare) vineyards, including a small part of the original vineyards dedicated to producing the Refosco Mercouri grape variety, made into one of the estate's signature wines, which has been grown for 130 years.

Continue your exploration of the estate as you walk through the forest and to the estate's private beach, from where youll enjoy spectacular views of the neighboring island of Zakynthos.

Next, it is time to relax and sample some local wines. The island's soil and climate are particularly favorable for producing good quality red wines, such as the traditional Greek red varieties of Mavrodaphne, Agiorgitiko and Avgoustiatis. Discover some of the secrets of professional wine tasting from your wine expert as you snack on a selection of local products like salami, feta cheese, olives and bread.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Katakolon port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Port pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle and professional driver

Professional guide

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Viators Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Entry/Admission - Mercouri Estate

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Not recommended for children aged 4 and under

Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age for the consumption of alcohol is 18 years

Please enter your preferred pickup time in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking, and reconfirm 48 hours prior to the tours departure time

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Children who do not occupy a seat are free of charge. Children who occupy a seat and are up to 11 years old, benefit from a discount

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

- To avoid congestion, vehicle seats will always be in abundance comparing to group comparing to group's size.-Passengers will always have to carry their own protection masks during the activity