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Afianes Winery

Since 1997 the Afianes Family Winery located at Profit Ilias, Ikaria has been producing quality Ikarian wines under both modern and traditional processes. The winery's internationally recognized and prize winning wines are responsible for placing Ikaria on the wine making map of Greece and Europe and continue a thousands of years long tradition of Ikarian winemaking.

The modern winery, located at an altitude of 610m and overlooking the Aegean Sea, features terraced land planted with Ikarian varietal grapes, an outdoor ancient type stone amphitheatre where music, dance and drama performances are held, a building which houses the wine production, storage "cave", fermenting and bottling equipment, the winery offices, a display room with a nice collection of traditional Ikarian wine making implements and other utensils, and the winery's tasting area for guests.

The winery is open to visitors everyday in summer and we invite you to taste our wines, enjoy the beautiful setting and learn about winemaking in Ikaria, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery around the winery and the great view of the Aegean Sea. Wine tastings can be accompanied by Ikarian kathoura (fresh goat cheese) and other special dishes from Ikaria while overlooking the beautiful sunset over the Aegean.

Entrance to the winery is free. A selection of wine tastings are charged at around 1 euro per glass. Maria Karoutsou, the wife of owner Niko Afianes, usually conducts the free winery tours and the tastings. Of special interest is the "pythostasi" - place of traditional underground wine jar storage and the large stone basin traditional grape press. For more information visit our website, and be sure to check the times and dates of summer performances at our amphitheatre. Tel. (+30 22750) 40008 & 41556

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