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Winery Boutari
Merkouri Estate

In the western Peloponnese, in the "Valley of Gods", lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic mega-event of all times; the Olympic Games. Olympia is one of the most well known tourist destinations in Greece, and one of the most powerful brand names worldwide.

Enjoy the crystal clear beaches, wander around ancient Ilida, Erimanthos gorge, Kaiafas and Pinios rivers, Foloi fir tree forest of unique beauty and the traditional settlements of Andritsena and Divris.

what to buy
  • Olive oil
  • Wine
  • Raisins
  • Hloro (type of cheese)
  • Fruit
  • Spoon sweets
what to see
  • Olympia archaeological site and archaeological museum
  • Iilda archaeological site
  • Kaiafas
  • Stone-built Andritsena
  • Killini thermal springs
  • Erimanthos gorge
  • Foloi pine forest
  • Zaxaro, Lehena and Divri villages
  • Killini and Kourouta beaches
what to taste

The fertile land is ideal for growing vines, olives, citrus fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes.  The area is known for its great wines and also for its olive oil and raisins which have played a major role in the local economy for years.

Try local dishes: tabakali (dish with beans and courgettes), gourounopitia (piglet stuffed with cracked wheat), omatia (stuffed pork intestine), cured meat, pork vasilikos, tsigarides (fried cured meat), patatalada with cod, cheese pie with hloro cheese, cabbage pie, Agios Georgios kouloura, bazina (type of pie), bobota, pancakes, triftades (type of pasta), Amaliada boiled crabs, pork head with trahana, kourkouviki.

Try local sweets: kourabiedes, stroto, moustalevria, pumpkin pie, moustokouloura (cookies with grape must), petimezi (syprup made from grape must), milk pie and spoon sweets from various sweets.


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