In the hilly areas of the area, wine-growing is a common activity since ancient times.
The route then reaches the center of Thrace, Rodopi with Maroneia and Homeric Ismaros, the homeland of wine. There, according to Homer, Odysseus cut the Cyclops Polyphemos.
The wine road continues through the coastal town of Alexandroupolis, climbs up to Orestiada and ends in Marais (north to Evros).
The newly planted vineyards are the proof of their effort to revive and continue an ancient wine-making tradition. The Greek varieties cultivated are mainly Agiorgitiko, Assyrtiko, Malagouzia, Limnio. Well known international varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Blanc Merlot and Sauvignon are also cultivated. There are also distilleries producing excellent ouzo and tsipouro.
wineries to visit:Domaine-Michaelidi,Gennima Psihis,Biblia Chora,Chateau Nico Lazaridi,Oenogenesis Winery,ktima Pavlidi,Domaine Costa Lazaridi,Wine Art Estate.
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Wine Art Estate
Chateau Nico Lazaridi
Domaine Costa Lazaridi