Wine Museum in Naoussa, Paros: The beautiful town of Naoussa is home to the Paros Moraitis Wine Museum, one of the most interesting places one should definitely visit.
This newly built museum is located strategically at the hub of this fishing town displaying a vast collection of wines made by local producers.
The museum was founded in 1910 and has since passed from generation to generation. The renovated premises that house the winery since 2001 include the winemaking center, production, and storage areas while at the old winery building visitors can see the underground aging cellars, the wine museum, and the wine tasting hall.
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The vision of Manolis Moraitis, a third-generation winemaker is to preserve the authentic character and quality of the local vineyards. It is worth noting that the historical Parian vineyards have roots in the Cycladic era (3,200-2,000 BC). Moraitis wines are characterized by their freshness and their great aromatic concentration.
Moraitis winery owns a huge area of organic vineyards in the most fertile areas of the island, featuring a wide variety of Greek wines such as Assyrtiko, Malagouzia, Vaftra, and Mandilaria. Today, the average production of the famous winery reaches 300,000 bottles a year and more than 30% is exported to USA, Canada, England, German, Italy, and Cyprus. The museum's collection offers an overview of the Parian wine-making history and tradition as well as interesting insights on the different types of equipment used in the manufacture and other agricultural tools for the vine growing population.
How to get there
The Wine Museum is located in the village of Naoussa.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked 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 694 4540 556, 0030 694 4668 331, 0030 699 9450 800 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 14 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 at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the main port of Paros (Parikia). There are several buses from Parikia to Naoussa during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.