Meet Greek Traditions and Culture
Visit “Linos” and enjoy a farm-to-table light meal like a local
Just 3 km from the imposing hill of Acrocorinth, you will find a beautiful traditional wine press and winery transformed into a Museum of Greek traditional professions and Greek folk life, the ideal place to experience how life used to be in the old times. Your guide, Elena will you back in time with a kid-friendly and interactive tour, you will then collect vegetables from the garden and finally, you will enjoy a light traditional meal and dessert as a local.
The museum expands into three exhibition rooms, which were once used to collect and store wine. The region of Northern Peloponnese has always been famous for its vineyards. In the past, in the wine-producing region, in every house, wine was produced to meet the family needs. A small quantity of white wine is still produced in the winery for friends and visitors to taste.
At first, visitors enter the traditional late 19th century Greek house. Here you can get a glimpse of how people of the Greek countryside used to live and how a typical household looked like with its kitchen, fireplace, etc.
Moving on to the second room, visitors may observe the various crafts of the local artisans. They are also presented with images of traditional professions which no longer exist, such as the blacksmith, the carpenter, and the weaver. The aim is to give to the visitor the opportunity to travel back in time and escape from the mechanical world we all live in. Even just for a while…
Last but not least, in the third room there is a semi-dark cellar where visitors can taste the museum’s wine as well as other local wines accompanied by local flavors. Tsipouro, a typical strong yet fully aromatic drink, may also be served (in the right season).
Just outside the museum one can see “linos”, the place where people used to step on the grapes with their bare feet to extract the wine must before placing it into wooden barrels. This is how the museum inherited his name. “Linos” is situated in the center of a large garden, specifically an orchard, where Pandelis (the man who inspired the museum) grows seasonal vegetables for family and friends. Collect the eggs of the day, fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden, and with the guidance of Elena, prepare your farm-to-fork “Greek table” and enjoy your meal and your traditional Greek coffee as a local.
Extra Hands-On Experiences
- Bread kneading
- Wine pressing and grape-tasting (from August to October)
- This tour can be combined with a visit to Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth or to the Corinth Canal and the archaeological site of Isthmia.
How to book
This tour is ideal for families with children from 4 years old and it operates throughout the year. It cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Nafplio, Corinth and the wider region of northern Peloponnese.
Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.