Guided visits

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Unforgettable experiences and unique moments

Afianes state-of- the-art winery is built inside a large vineyard located in the village of Profitis Elias in northwestern Ikaria at an altitude of 610 m. It is open to visitors and guided tours are organized every day. If you take part in these tours, you will have the chance to see the traditional Ikarian way of making wine, starting from the old “cyclopean horseshoe-shaped winepress” and the stone-made hold for the clay jars where the process of wine-making is being prepared.

The tour goes on in the underground rooms of our winery which hosts the systems of vinification and bottling, as well as the rooms for maturing and storing the wine. The upper floor hosts the offices, the wine shop (where you can buy the wines of your choice) and the presentation hall where a collection of items and utensils from the old Ikarian household is exhibited to visitors.

Our small outdoor amphitheater built in an ancient-like style and the old stone-made house which is now converted into a wine cellar, complete the image of our winery. In all these spaces our visitors are invited to taste our wines and enjoy the view to the Aegean Sea.

We are waiting for you in our winery which we have built with a lot of love and care, to discover the Ikarian varieties of grapes, to know the history of Pramnian wine (mentioned by Homer and Hippocrates) and to be initiated in the secrets of our wine-making with the help of Konstantinos and Nikos Afianes. The person in charge of the guided tours is Nikos Afianes wife, Mrs. Maria Karoutsou.

You may visit our Estate every day to:

Take a close look at our exhibition of old Ikarian items and utensils (open daily: 12:00 – 21.00 / free entrance).

Be guided in our vineyard where you will be able to see the, age-old wine-making method, particular to the Ikarians, according to which the wine was stored in large clay jars buried in the earth (daily tours: 12.00 -19.00).

Pay honor to the traditions of Ikaria and take part in the process of wine-making in August and September. For reservations please call 227504000, 2275041556, 6977893731 and 6970556360 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Taste our wines, taking part in a unique experience of wine tasting. With love and respect to the varieties which have made Ikaria well-known again as a wine-producing area, we will dedicate time to help you understand and feel their qualities. Attend some of the many cultural events taking place every summer (July and August) in our picturesque small outdoor theater “Dionysus” organized by Vangelis Fambas, director of Icarus Festival.

While watching a wonderful Aegean sunset, taste our wines matched with delicious Ikarian “kathoura” (fresh cheese made of goat milk) and other Greek delicacies (every day 12:00 – 22:00).

Visit the cellar of our winery and choose the wine which will accompany your special moments. Its taste will keep alive for long the memory of your visit to our estate and our beautiful island.

For more information, you may contact us on the phone numbers: 22750 40008, 22750 41556, 6977893731 and 6970556360.

* For the schedule of the events taking place in the theater “Dionysus”, check out “OUR NEWS” in our website.