The Fête des Vignerons is more than just a show, it’s a heritage, a living tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation since the 18th century. This exceptional and extraordinary event, which combines tradition and modernity, unites an entire region that stretches from Lausanne to Chablais Vaudois. It has been inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1 December 2016.
The vineyards of Paros have deep historical roots from the Cycladic Civilization times (3200-2000 BC). According to chemist-oenologist Dr. Stavroula Kourakou – Dragona, Paros is the ark that preserved the white variety Monemvasia (Malvasia) from Venetian domination times to the present day.
The vineyard of Attica, especially Mesogeia, is the largest vineyard in Greece, covering 65,000 of the 200,000 acres of the wider zone of the Attica region. It is essentially defined by the mountains of Gerania, Kitherron, Parnitha and Penteli.
A trip to Epirus, especially in Ioannina and the surrounding area, enchants the visitor and offers him pleasant moments by visiting beautiful places and getting acquainted with simple and hospitable residents.
Epirus and the region of Ioannina were the residence of the first tribes of Selles (Hellas), after which the Greeks were named. This is what the ancients emphasize: “Primordial Hellas Epirus” and Aristotle as well: “…the area was inhabited by the people called Greeks then and Hellenes now “.