4 ½ hrs
Lantzoi - Olympia
About The Tour
Join us on this wine-lovers’ magnificent tour and discover the fine taste of Greek wine. Visit first “green winery” in Greece and enjoy free time in world-wine known Ancient Olympia.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 48hrs prior the tour.
First stop of this wine-lovers’ tour will be at the Ktima Brintziki, or the Green Winery, located near the village of Lantzoi in very close distance from Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and one of the most sacred places of ancient Greece.
Established back in 1994 by Brintziki’s Family, the vision was to create unique wines which are defined by the special characteristics of the region, famous for its vineyards. The clay soils, enriched with the moisture of the local Rivers and Creeks creates an ideal microclimate.
In 2012, Ktima Brintziki was officially characterized as Greece’s first ‘green winery’. The characterization derives from its use of photovoltaic systems, the use of geothermal energy and other renewable energy sources. Geothermal techniques cover the cooling and heating needs of the tanks and spaces, while the photovoltaic module covers the power supply needs of the winery, operating on an ecological and environmentally friendly basis, producing organic wines with an energy footprint close to zero.
The experienced staff of Abelon Brintziki Estate will tour you around the winery and together you will travel back in time into the history of the art and philosophy of wine.
You will also get a chance to visit the facilities of the first energy self-sufficient green winery of southern Europe, learn the mysteries of geothermal and renewable energy sources as well as the environmental responsibilities we all have towards nature. The guided tour of the winery will end with a wine tasting where each visitor will taste 4 different etiquettes of wine from the winery itself, accompanied by a plate of selected local products.
Afterwards you will be driven to Ancient Olympia where you will be given free time to spend as you wish. You can enjoy your free time by a quick visit of Archaeological site & Museum of Ancient Olympia or spend your time in modern town of Olympia and visit Olympia market, known as “agora”, full of traditional souvenir shops, jewelry’s, fashion accessorize & cloths. If you prefer to sit down and relax, visit one of the local Cafés or try the excellent Mediterranean cuisine in a traditional Greek tavern.
- Ktima Brintziki
- 1st “Green Winery”of Greece
- Wine tasting
- Ancient Olympia
- Market of Olympia “Agora”
- Olympic Games
- Olympic Flame
- Minor under 18 years old are allowed to participate only along with guardian or parents without wine consumption as according to the Greek low, legal drinking age is 18 years old.
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperature can reach over 86˚F (30˚C during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Last Minute Reservations: We do accept reservations up to 48hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservation. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) are available upon request!
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
At GeoTravel our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients.
Our staff and partners are informed and trained in accordance with the guidelines set by Greece’s public health organization (EODY) to meticulously maintain the last hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
Our staff always uses personal protective equipment (face masks, shields and optional gloves) and the temperature is monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for our clients.
All our vehicles are regularly sanitized and all seats, armrest, sidewalls, overhead bins are intensively cleaned and disinfected between use.
In addition, hand sanitizers are available to travelers and staff before entering the office or the vehicle.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a whisper audio system (for an extra charge) is recommended to be used by all the travelers and the staff in order to keep social distance guidelines.
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.