Greece is renowned, among others, for its legendary winemaking that features some of the most premium, top-quality wine labels in the world. The country’s legacy goes back to antiquity with every corner being a proud winemaker and a connoisseur of the art of wine-ing (if we may 😉). Both its insular and mainland terrains are filled with lovely vineyards that produce fragrant and juicy grapes, which in turn, offer their juices for the delight of wine lovers in Greece and abroad. In most wineries visitors can also have a wine tour and get insider tips about the “science” of winemaking, how to distinguish quality wines, how to enjoy them and what is the best food pairing for each variety.
Speaking of varieties, Greece boasts some of the most mouthwatering varieties in the world: Assyrtico, Athiri, Fokiano, Malagouzia, Roditis, Moschofilero, Xinomavro, Savvatiano, Vradiano, Robola, Kotsifali, Mandilaria, Mavrotragato, all types of Muscat and Agiorgitiko to name a few while international varieties produced here have nothing to envy from foreign labels, i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Viognier.
Among Greece’s countless wine-producing regions are some of the Cycladic islands and, today, we are going to dedicate this article to wonderful Paros! The alter-ego of Mykonos, as it has transformed over the past decades, Paros is a gorgeous island with whitewashed cubic houses, colourful gardens, vibrant and scenic villages, an unsurpassed cosmopolitan flair and some of the top luxury villas in the entire Cyclades. Top that with its sunkissed shores, organized or not, its scrumptious culinary tradition and its winemaking legacy and, perhaps, you have come to heaven on earth!
At The Greek Villas, we cherish and love our country, thus our entire team is a true expert in all aspects of its offerings, apart from making your dream luxury villa holidays come true. For those of you who love wine, we can arrange countless activities and masterclasses either in the privacy of your villa or a winery. Indulge in a private wine tasting event in your villa with the help of an experienced sommelier that will guide you through the “nectar of life”. In the luxury villas where there is a resident chef, the winetasting can be combined with special dishes and finger food to match the wines you’ll try. Among your options are also private wine tours to Parian wineries where you will have the opportunity to see the whole process from the grape to the barrel and, then, to your glass. Transfer to/from the winery is also offered so that you only care about which wine(s) to try!
And…where to stay? Find below a list and choose your perfect villa in Paros!
Nestled within the pristine ambience of central Paros, Villa Lennox is a haven of tranquillity in the traditional and calm village of Kostos. Surrounded by the untouched beauty of the area, the villa is perfect for a group of friends or families – it sleeps 12 people – that want to rest, relax and dive into authentic Parian living. Among the villa’s highlights are the privacy it offers, as it comprises a main house and an independent guest house for 2, its beautiful garden, a private tennis court and the in-house cook that will make your breakfast and one meal per day but can also prepare the perfect food pairing for your private wine tasting.
Located in Sarakiniko, a quiet settlement very near the port of Paros, Paroikia, this minimal luxury villa enjoys utter seclusion and stunning sea views. Offering an airy and contemporary interior ambience as well as ample outdoor living with sitting and dining areas scattered around its fabulous courtyard, this is a perfect place for wine lovers to enjoy their private wine tasting experience by an expert sommelier under the Cycladic starlit sky. Ideal for 14 guests, this villa in Paros is also a heaven of privacy as almost half of its sleeping quarters feature independent entrances.
Majestically pairing the glorious Cycladic style with modern minimalism, this villa in Paros is a sublime home for 10 guests surrounded by a fragrant garden with grapevines, local and Mediterranean herbs and olive trees. Four of its bedrooms feature independent access from the terrace, while its fifth one, the master bedroom, features a sauna for 4. Among its offerings is a private tennis court, a fitness room, an outdoor movie area with a projector and a wine cellar that will seduce wine lovers and would probably make them choose the privacy of the villa over a wine tour in one of the island’s esteemed wineries.
Another exquisite villa in Paros, Pirlo is a beautiful home with rustic charms and an all-natural feel starting from its natural stone-lined façade. Consisting of two fully autonomous, separate units, this luxury villa can host 11 guests in comfort and privacy surrounded by a well-manicured Mediterranean garden with olive trees, herbs and a vineyard. The property is perfect for families with young children as it offers a kid’s pool while its finely plotted courtyard will keep the little ones busy yet safe as you enjoy your private wine tasting!
The ultimate romantic retreat in the form of a Villa, Robinson can sleep 5 couples in a main house and two separate, fully private guesthouses, all drenched in the authentic Parian mood of the property. Its breathtaking pool terrace that overlooks the mesmerizing Aegean Sea and the bay of Paroikia, its well-plotted Mediterranean garden with indigenous plants and agaves, and its elegant style inside and outside will seriously compete for your love over the local wines.
Only 3 minutes on foot from a sandy, heavenly coast on the southern part of the island, Villa Senna is one of our favourite villas in Paros due to its authentic ambience and laid-back feel that embraces guests in a heartwarming welcome from the first moment. Another unpretentious luxury villa that offers independent accommodation for its 11 guests, this one comes with a private chef and an assistant chef that will not only prepare your breakfast and a daily meal but also some scrumptious bites to pair with your private wine tasting event. That is if you manage to resist a full wine tour in any of the island’s vineyards and wineries.
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