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Tsipouro making - Tsipouro tasting and tradition - Agroville

Tsipouro making – Tsipouro tasting and tradition

Agroville
The ecotourism experience

A traditional alcoholic drink whose production begins at this land and gets lost in time. It is said that the first tsipouro was produced by monks living in Agio Oros of north Chalkidiki in the 14th century. This drink is inextricably linked to the traditional values of the Greek life and the hospitable character of the people.

 

 

Tsipouro is made of grapes, especially marcs, this means the skin of the grape, its core, and its flesh. After the procedures of boiling, cooling, and condensation,the first drops of tsipouro begin to fall.

From the end of October till December, everyone is carried away by the rhythm of the boiling cauldron. We paint the town red, enjoying local delicacies and dancing. Despite the festive side of it, its distillation is a serious matter which requires attention.

 

Tips

 

* Distillery and one of the Greeks’ favourite drink was created thanks to the perpetual endeavor of the people flinging themselves into alchemy and into the procedure of ‘dilution and recomposition’.

**The taste of tsipouro and its aromatic character can take multiple hues. The drink can then be mild, soft, or intense, with fruit or wild herbs scent.

**Based on the area of origin, tsipouro can be scented with other ingredients such as aniseed and fennel, Chios Mastic, carob and fig. However, it is common practice to produce tsipouro from specific grape varieties, especially a single variety choice, in order for specific aromatic characteristics to be developed.

**Tsipouro usually has 35-45% volume.

* Until the last decades of the 20th century, tsipouro was produced exclusively at home with no mass industrial production present.

Tsipouro making – Tsipouro tasting and tradition​

 

Summarized activities of the theme week:

  • Arrival in Agroville, settling down at our rooms and taking a short tour around the farm.

 

  • A get-to-know your ‘fellow villagers’ night, in Agroville

 

  • Tsipourognosia, we learn the whole procedure of the production and distillation of tsipouro, we taste it along with delicacies at a traditional Greek party!

 

  • On the ‘Farmer life’ day we will pick eggs from the hens, milk our cow, feed the horses, walk by the lake with the ducks and unwind doing many more agricultural activities depending on your mood!

 

  • We will wake up early and cherish the sunrise from the opposite hill drinking a cup of tea.

 

 

  • We will do sports like archery, horse riding, table tennis, hiking the Klokos mountain, on the foot of which our lodging lies.

 

 

  • We will have the chance to watch step by step the production of traditional dairy products such as, haloumi, mizithra, yogurt, spinach pie, traditional sweets and sourdough bread in the oven.

 

  • A night walk in the nature where an Indian tent will be waiting for us. We will sit by the wood stove to consume the products we will have made earlier this day, tell stories and share experiences of agritourism, look at the stars and the constellations.

 

  • Greek morning coffee under the plane tree in the square of the village.

Some activities like:

Gathering of snails, mountain greens, mushrooms, nuts, apples, pears take place depending on the season of the year and the weather conditions. For more info visit Activities.

You can also enjoy some of the experiences below*:

  • A complete guided tour in the old city of Athens, the Acropolis and the historical centre.
  • Way of transfer from Athens to Agroville (by taxi, minibus or train which reaches Aigio city and then we pick you up at specific hours)
  • A ride with Odontotos under the shadow of the Helmos mountain between the Vouraikos canyon or a single day trip to ancient Olympia, a breathtaking archaeological site, a museum which hosts the most beautiful sculpture of antiquity. Contact us when you make your reservation to schedule ideal experiences for you.

    *The specific experiences can take place after contacting us personally upon your reservation.

    These experiences have an additional cost and are not included in our basic package.

    Let us know what you are interested in, and we will organize it for you!

 

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