The Wine Museum is located in Pallini, a northeastern suburb of Athens that is easily accessible by the metro and opened its gates to the public in 2005. The museum was established by the Markou family that has a long tradition of 4 generations in the winemaking business.
It was in late 19th century when Spiridon Markou decided to cultivate his own vineyards in the area of Mesogaia, which was known since antiquity for the production of superior wine due to the ideal climate and soil. In 1920, he opened a tavern in the downtown area of Psiri where he sold his retsina (a dry white wine variety) which became famous by word of mouth. Soon there was an extended need for greater wine production, and thus the art of winemaking became part of the Markou family. In 1983 the modern winery of the family was established in Paiania, while more vineyards were cultivated in the area of Nemea, in Peloponnese.
The Wine Museum is located at an old vineyard and exhibits a very interesting collection of old tools as well as a rich collection of photos related to wine history and tradition. Guests can partake in wine tasting events and try the supreme wines and products, while there is also the ability to reserve the Museum grounds and host your own reception, where the meals can be prepared by the “Cave Cuisine”, the Museum’s food catering.
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There are many ways to reach the Wine Museum, from any location in Athens.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Athens with as little as 13 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Wine Museum and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Poulaki” of the bus line 319. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.