Have you ever wondered what you can do while having a layover? The airport’s location in Spata, Mesogaia, means you are within easy range of various attractions, and sometimes all you need is just to get out and breathe fresh air,  stretch out in nature, and taste local products even if it’s only for a few hours.

Mesogaia, which means “middle earth”, is a large geographical region of East Attica that is full of surprises and hidden treasures, waiting for you to discover them. This inland portion of the Attica peninsula offers a mosaic of civilizations with significant historical sites. Easily accessible from Athens, filled with fertile plains and crystal-clear beaches, the region of Mesogaia offers an attractive destination for day trips if you want to escape the busy city center or even if you have a layover at Athens International Airport.

Join us in an indulging tour in a beautiful countryside full of fig tree orchards, vineyards, pistachio trees, and vast olive groves. Frankish Towers and charming chapels.

This tour can be customized if you have extra time at the airport.


    3 hours



  • WHEN

    Monday-Saturday 10:00-16:00


    Luxury Mini Van/ Sedan


    English, Greek


103 €

Per person (for a group of 6)


Athens layover

The experience at a glance

  • Your unique and private experience will begin by being picked up from the airport with our comfortable Mini-van /Sedan where you can safely store your luggage.
  • Leaving the busy Athens Airport behind  us, we will cross by the beautiful countryside, full of vines and fig trees and we will make a short stop in a secret spot surrounded by various cultivations and charming chapels.
  • You will have the time to stretch in nature and taste  “Moustokouloura”, the traditional cookies of the region made with grape must. We will share the recipe and we will talk about all the other products that derive from the grapes such as “Moustalevria” a grape must pudding made with “Petimezi” a molasses syrup rich in various nutritional components.
  • After our short and tasty break, we will continue our Athens Layover Wine Escape by crossing the countryside until we arrive at our next stop where we will have the chance to gaze at the Frankish Tower, build by the  family of De la Roche around the  13th century. It has three floors and its crenellation is almost intact.The tower was part of a network of similar towers which secured the timely warning and the defense in cases of pirate raids.
  • Leaving the  Frankish Tower behind us, we will head towards a well known  family-run winery of Mesogaia  where you will have the chance to learn more about Greece’s winemaking history, explore the premises and taste five different wine varieties accompanied by regional specialties. During the wine tasting you will also have the chance to send your own coded messages using Aenea’s Cryptographic Disc.

What’s included

  • Pick up from the Airport or nearby hotel.
  • Private Transfer with A/C Mini Van/Sedan
  • Services of our local food expert
  • Tour around the countryside of Mesogaia
  • Winery visit and wine tasting of five different Award-winning Greek Labels with the help of a professional wine expert.
  • A give- away present and a bottle of water.
  • Minors are not allowed to participate at the wine tasting experience. Juice or refreshments will be offered instead as well an Art and Craft Activity, suitable from 6 - 10 years old.

Not included

  • Any products purchased
  • Gratuities

How it works

  • Fill out the inquiry form and receive within 24h our offer.
  • Accept the offer and pay through Stripe, or Bank Transfer
  • Receive confirmation of your booking and a detailed itinerary.
  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs
  • Cancellation policy : 4 days before : full refund 2-3 days before : 50 % refund 1 day or no show up : no refund

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Practical info


Your safety and comfort are our foremost priority! We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen especially during hot spring and summer days.


This walk may include a few hills and stairs; we do not recommend this walk for participants with mobility issues.


We take all necessary measures to follow health protocols. Hand sanitizer and extra masks will be available to travelers.


Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs.


"We had a five hours layover in Athens and a friend suggested Vouryia for a Wine tour. We wanted to enjoy the Greek sun before heading back to NY so we took the Wine Escape tour which was really an escape in a beautiful spring scenery. We enjoyed the cookies with must and the small stops we made before our wine tasting. Everything was seamless and we really enjoyed our time. It just made it harder to leave Greece! Thank you for your hospitality! See you next year!"
Lindsey (Reviewed in Google)


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