The Phaidon Project is promoting a different way of enjoying a Greek holiday through a unique travel experience, set on Montofoli Wine Estate, a classified archaeological site in the ancient town of Karystos on the southern coast of Evia island, and only 2 hours from the Athens airport.
Evia is par excellence a true island apart. A less known tourist destination that combines endless easy-to-reach sandy beaches and an impressive history of earlier civilizations. Other than the natural and physical beauty of the land, there is a plethora of upscale activities available for your most discerning guests.
Montofoli Wine Estate situated midway between the port and the spectacular Venetian fortress of Castello Rosso above, it provides a graceful balance between past and present.
While the historical Estate has been restored and is now a working field and vineyard, its historical buildings have become unique lodgings. Each villa has its own charming and distinct accommodation and combines real comfort with a sense of luxury. Complemented by verandas and quiet spaces for relaxation, all outside space enjoys splendid views of both mountain and sea.
This might be enough for a holiday in itself, but the impulse behind our project is to blend the luxury of this special place with the pursuit of deeper truths embedded in its history and architecture.
Phaidon Project is offered to small exclusive groups, and intellectually minded people, a wider experience for the curious mind. Altogether the goal is for the visitors to gain a deeper knowledge of the Greek culture and history, through different activities.
Local tours include a Venetian fortress, daily walks, a sample of hands on agro-tourism, wine tasting, interesting presentations.
Learn how to cook and taste Mediterranean delicacies, as well as how to pair them with local wines; paint your own work of art; detox with mountain tea and local herbs and attend lectures and discussions on subjects ranging from the influence of ‘‘Wine in art’’ to the surprising, ‘‘Everyday use of common Greek words in the English language’’.
Here is a chance to truly experience a part of Greece and Greek history.