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  • Wildstar Wine Tours

    A Taste of the Greek Isles: The Art, Wine & Cuisine of Sifnos, Delos & Serifos

    May 10th – May 16th, 2018

  • Sifnos

  • Our amazing Villa is on the majestic island of Sifnos, on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea.

    The Villa is comprised of three separate, independent apartments, all with their own

    entrance, living room and kitchen. Each apartment also has its own terrace with spectacular views

    of the sea.

    There are 6 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There are 3 bedrooms with Queen-sized beds and

    3 bedrooms with 2 twin beds, comfortably sleeping 12 guests. Washer, Dryer and Wireless Internet are

    available during our stay.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sifnos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegean_Sea

  • Thursday: Guests will meet at the port of Piraeus in

    Athens, where we will take a

    breathtaking ferry ride

    across the Aegean to the

    majestic island of Sifnos. We’ll

    check into our spectacular

    Villa and then perhaps explore

    the nearby village of

    Kamares, featuring one of the

    best beaches in all of Greece.

    There, we’ll have lunch at Captain

    Andrea’s Fish Taverna

    (optional). Afterwards, we’ll head back to the Villa for a siesta

    and reconvene later that night on

    our gorgeous terrace for

    homemade meze paired with

    local wines and cheeses,

    prepared for us by our hosts/chefs

    Chris and Lakis (included).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piraeus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sifnos https://www.greektravel.com/sifnos/kamares/index.html http://www.insifnos.gr/en/Kamares/kapetan_andreas.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meze

  • Friday: We’ll start the day by visiting Kastro, one of

    the most well-preserved

    medieval towns in the

    Cyclades. The town is rich

    in antiquities, with an

    excellent Archaeological

    Museum. We’ll visit the

    hilltop church of Ayios

    Andreas, which sits above

    Then we’ll explore the

    island’s capital,

    Apollonia. We’ll stop by

    the Folklore Museum

    and then head back to the

    Villa for a siesta before a

    gourmet dinner at the

    celebrated fish & wine

    bar, Omega3 in Platis

    Gialos (optional).

    the excavations of an ancient acropolis from a Mycenaean fortified town.

    We’ll have many options for lunch, including Captain Sifakis Fish Taverna,

    featuring fresh seafood caught that day from their fishing boat (optional).

    http://www.sifnos.gr/eng/our_island/kastro http://sifnos-island.info/en/sifnos-acropolis-of-agios-andreas-museum/sifnos-museums/705.html http://sifnos.e-sifnos.com/explore-sifnos/villages/apollonia.php http://sifnos.e-sifnos.com/explore-sifnos/museums.php https://www.facebook.com/omega3greece/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycenaean_Greece http://www.kapetansifakis.com/index.php?l=en

  • Delos

  • Saturday: We will journey

    across the Aegean

    in a private

    speedboat to the

    sacred island of

    Delos, one of the

    world’s most

    important

    archaeological

    sites. As the

    mythological birth-

    place of Apollo, the god of poetry and light, and his twin sister Artemis,

    goddess of the moon and the hunt, Delos was the most sacred place of

    worship in ancient Greece. Currently uninhabited, but with signs of

    civilization dating as far back as 2500 BCE, we will see firsthand many

    famous monuments, including The Sanctuary of Apollo, The Terrace

    of the Lions, The House of the Dolphins, The Sanctuary of Dionysus,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delos#Landmarks

  • The Temple of Isis, The

    Temple of Hera, The

    House of Hermes and The

    House of Cleopatra. In

    addition to the multitude of

    ancient dwellings,

    sanctuaries, amphitheaters,

    spectacular views and

    cisterns there is also a

    museum with many of the

    most important statues and other

    archaeological finds in all

    of Greece. Afterwards, we’ll return

    to the Villa to reflect upon the day’s

    impressive monuments and enjoy

    more of the island’s amazing

    cuisine. That night, we’ll dine at

    one of the island’s best

    restaurants, Absinthe (optional), remembering, of course, to pour a

    libation to Dionysus!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeological_Museum_of_Delos http://www.absinthe-sifnos.gr/en/absinthe.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libation#Ancient_Greece https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysus

  • Sunday: We’ll visit Platis Gialos, home

    to one of the longest

    beaches of the

    Cyclades and an

    excellent place for

    swimming or relax-

    ing. The town is

    known for its great

    shops featuring

    traditional Greek artisans, ceramics galleries, open pottery workshops and jewelers doing

    innovative work. We’ll have lunch on the beach at the Cyclades Restaurant,

    where celebrated chef Nikos Venakis uses purely local ingredients to make

    traditional recipes such as revithia (a delicious

    chickpea stew), revithokefthedes (a Sifniot

    falafel), and Greek salads made with fresh

    mizithra and capers (optional). After lunch, we’ll take a leisurely walk through the olive

    groves and intoxicating oregano and thyme

    patches,

    passing by

    dovecotes

    and wind-

    mills on our

    way to

    Panagia

    Chrissopigi, a double-vaulted church on a

    tiny islet. After a beautiful day in Platis

    Gialos, we will saunter back to the Villa and

    spend a relaxing evening enjoying a

    traditional 4-course Greek feast prepared

    by local chefs, as well as a wine tasting of

    local Greek wines (included).

    http://sifnos.e-sifnos.com/explore-sifnos/villages/platis-gialos.php https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclades http://sifnosrestaurant.gr/index.php/en/ http://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/greek-chickpea-soup-recipe-revithia/ http://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/chickpea-fritters-revithokeftedes/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizithra http://www.greeka.com/cyclades/sifnos/sifnos-churches/monastery-chrissopigi.htm http://www.greeka.com/cyclades/sifnos/sifnos-churches/monastery-chrissopigi.htm

  • Serifos

  • Monday: Today we will take a short boat ride to the nearby island of Serifos. Considered one of the most enchanting and unpretentious of the

    Cycladic islands, Serifos is a charming island with quaint villages, peaceful

    harbors and beautiful natural landscapes. The island is noted for its

    mythological connection to both Perseus and Odysseus. We’ll have a

    chance to visit The White Tower, a Hellenistic marble watchtower, as well as

    The Throne of the Cyclops, a strange megalithic structure overlooking the

    Aegean. At the Chora, a picturesque settlement offering spectacular views,

    we can visit the ruins of a

    15th Century Venetian

    Castle. From there, we’ll

    head back to Sifnos for

    dinner at Drimoni, known

    for their extensive Greek

    wine list (optional). Then we’ll take in some live music

    at Aloni, one the island’s

    celebrated rembetiko bars.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serifos http://serifos-en.e-serifos.com/serifos-information/serifos-mythology.php http://www.aegeanislands.gr/islands/castles-serifos/asprospyrgos.html http://www.aegeanislands.gr/islands/castles-serifos/psarospyrgos.html http://www.aegeanislands.gr/islands/chora-serifos/choraserifoy.html http://drimoni.gr/en/index.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebetiko

  • Tuesday: After a leisurely

    morning in the Villa,

    guests will have the option

    of taking a sailboat tour

    around Sifnos with meze

    and a wine tasting

    (optional), or spending their afternoon relaxing

    in the Villa. Later that

    Wednesday: Guests will bid their fond farewells and catch the early high speed ferry back to Athens. From there, guests will either part ways or join

    us for our 4 day tour of Sardinia, followed by our 8 day tour of Sicily!

    Click on the brochures below for a downloadable pdf:

    night, we’ll watch the lights of Kamares from our terrace and enjoy one last

    meal together, a 4-course dinner with wine pairing prepared with fresh,

    local ingredients by your host, Ryan Wildstar (included).

    https://wildstarwinetours.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/a-taste-of-sicily.pdf https://wildstarwinetours.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/a-taste-of-sicily.pdf https://wildstarwinetours.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/a-taste-of-sardinia.pdf https://wildstarwinetours.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/a-taste-of-sardinia.pdf

  • Wildstar Wine Tours A Taste of the Greek Isles:

    May 10th – May 16th, 2018

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