Iera Moni Toplou Winery

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The Sacred Monastery of the Panagia Akrotiriani and St John Theologos at Toplou, near Siteia, was built in the 14th century. It has played ever since a key role in the social and wine-making history of the area. Both organic vineyards and olive groves are cultivated, producing wine, tsikoudia and olive oil that are appropriately labelled and distributed to both the local and overseas markets. The most popular labels of the Winery are considered to be the combination of local white varieties of Thrapsathiri and Vilana and the combination of red varieties Merlot and Syrah. Lately the local variety of a sweet red wine called Liatiko is gaining a lot of attention. Organic production is certified and the choice of the grape varieties grown has been made based on the region’s special characteristics. The winery is open to public given prior notice. 

Additional Info

  • type Winery
  • open on

    Tuesday to Thursday, from 11:00 to 14:00 (upon request)

  • payment types in Cash
  • facilities

    Wine tasting rooms, established wine-making rooms for the visitors

directions how to...

  • address Iera Moni Toplou, 72300
  • Region Sitia, Lasithi
  • relevant routes


  • directions

    11km after Sitia, in the provincial road of Sitia-Palekastro, turn left to Monastery of Toplou.

communication how to...

  • phone +30 28430 29630, 6946443953
  • Fax +30 28430 29635
  • Website -

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