Local drinks IKARIA (Island) NORTH AEGEAN - GTP - Greek Travel Pages
gtp logo

Location information

Listed 1 sub titles with search on: Local drinks  for wider area of: "IKARIA Island NORTH AEGEAN" .


Local drinks (1)

Wines

Ikarian wine

IKARIA (Island) NORTH AEGEAN
  Ikaria has ancient and close ties with wine. In the Homeric Odes both Drakanos and “the island of Ikarus” are mentioned as the birthplace of the wine-god Dionysos. The Pramnian Wine (mount Pramnos of Ikaria) was the famous wine of antiquity. It is mentioned in the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” of Homer, in the “Iona” and “Republic” of Plato, in the “Knights” of Aristophanes, in the “Idyllics” of Theokritos, in Apollodoros and others.
  Ikarian wine is offered as a therapeutic drink or as a “mixture” of barley-flour, honey and goat cheese, all basic products of the Ikarian earth. Aristophanes mentions the spirit of Pramnian Wine, for which you need to be relaxed to enjoy.
  Even today in old Ikarian houses there are clay jars buried in the ground as a Homeric reminder.
This text (extract) is cited January 2004 from the Evdilos Municipal Cultural Organization tourist pamphlet.

You are able to search for more information in greater and/or surrounding areas by choosing one of the titles below and clicking on "more".


GTP Headlines

Receive our daily Newsletter with all the latest updates on the Greek Travel industry.

Subscribe now!
Greek Travel Pages: A bible for Tourism professionals. Buy online

Ferry Departures

ΕΣΠΑ

Promotions