Monastery Vineyard VIOMA of Mykonos
"If you take Greece apart it the end you will be left with an olive tree, a vineyard and a boat, which means that with these items you can rebuilt it" said the Nobel Prize winner Greek poet Odysseas Elytis. And he was right since the naval profession is in the dna of Greeks, the olive nourishes them and the vine offers them its valuable wine.
In the hinterland of Mykonos, in the lowland of Maou, in the famous vineyards of Mykonos is produced the famous Mykonian wine, named «Paraportiano». It is a biological crop based on the tradition, the wisdom of nature and the good music for healthy grapes.
The ecological farm "Vioma of Mykonos " first started in 1994 inspired by the passion of Nick Assimomitis, that became a reason for the revival of Mykonos’ vineyard. The abandoned vineyard of the monastery of Panagia Tourliani, an area of thirty-six acres was rented, renovated and nowdays 44 acres of vines are cultured in it. Besides the wine, vinegar, grape leaves, molasses and table grapes are produced. On the farm there are 20 beehives and honey is produced.
In the traditional wood stove is baked bread with organic flour from oats, rye, corn, barley, carob meal and whole wheat, enriched with a variety of seeds. In the melon field seasonal vegetables are biologically grown.
Since May 2014, are organized cycling trips/ tours to the unknown, to many people, parts of the island, in the rural settlements of the area of Ano Mera and the surrounding beautiful beaches, starting from the farm. The rides are designed to suit every fitness level, depending on the participants.
Through the tours, the visitor will discover some beautiful sides of Mykonos that are not screen and are no easily accessible by other means.
All the equipment needed, first aid, and insurance are provided.
The farm is open for guided tours, wine tasting and tasting of Mykonos’ traditional products after contact.