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Ouzo Day with Ouzo & Snacks, Lunch & Wine

EXPERIENCE TYPE: Farm Day

If there was one symbol of Greece & its culture it would be ouzo.  Drinking ouzo is part of a lifestyle. This lovely drink captivates the Greek spirit (kefi) more than anything else. At “ouzeries” this alcoholic drink flows like water and it is served together with Ouzo snacks (mezedes).

 

Ouzo & tsipouro are exclusively produced in Greece in a traditional way and “Ouzo” name is internationally patented.

 

Kalamata ouzo is a regional EC protected Greek name and product, alongside other Greek regional areas. Production of distilled alcoholic beverages in Messinia dates back to the Venetian and Frankish domination. However, one thing is for sure, during the Byzantine period ouzo was already popular.

 

Five distilleries operate in the Kalamata area, some of which are internationally awarded not just for their ouzo but also for their brandy and other liquors.

 

You will learn everything about the distilling and production procedures.  One of the great things about Greek ouzo is its transformation when ice water is added. When you first pour ouzo into a glass it is a clear liquid, however, when ice water is added to it, it becomes cloudy. The correct way to drink ouzo and tsipouro in the traditional way with the proper snack selections.

 

You will visit a production place of these traditional drinks, where you will be fully guided by the distillery owner regarding the production process, bottling and the correct way to drink them. You will learn about the history of ouzo and tsipouro, and admire the antique equipment in the distillery and the accessories once used. There is a display of packages dating back over the history of ouzo.

 

At the end of this ‘heady’ Ouzo Day, you can experience the taste of traditional Kalamata Ouzo & Tsipouro accompanied by traditional Ouzo classical dishes, while the kids can enjoy exploring the farm, cycling village trails, archery or other active games.  

 

A tasty traditional lunch with salad & various delicatessen and wine follows.

Full of experiences and knowledge we will return you to the meeting point

Additional Information:

Visit a local distillery and enjoy a guide by the owner.

Introduction to ouzo and liquor production.

Taste traditional local spirits and ouzo accompanied with various delicatessen. Suitable for individuals and adults.

Cycling, archery and other active farm games.

Families with kids are welcome; however, children under 18 will not be allowed to try or drink alcoholic beverages.(Lots of soft drinks are available).

INCLUDES: All tastings, lunch and drinks offered. Owners - expert English speaking guide. All equipment used.

EXCLUDES: Purchase of farm products. Hotel pickup/Drop-off

Suggestions:

We suggest you bring a sun hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothes, a pullover or a long-sleeved shirt or jacket and shoes with flat soles.

Don't forget your favourite music and your cameras

HIGHLIGHTS: Visit a local distillery Taste traditional local spirits and ouzo accompanied with various delicatessen

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Departure from: Arranged Meeting Point

Departure days: Fridays

Available: All year round

Duration: 6 hours

Times: 10:00 - 16:00

Persons: minimum 4 maximum 20

Reservations: 72hrs

Deposit: 50%

Price: Please contact us

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