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Nafplion: Nemea Vineyards Wine Tour

Nafplion: Nemea Vineyards Wine Tour

Enjoy a unique experience in the area of Nemea, which is one of the largest vineyards in Greece and is famous for the Agiorgitiko grape and its wonderful wines. It will also be in this location where you will see where Hercules began his labors by killing the lion. Your day begins as you meet with your guides, before traveling towards the area of Nemea. Once there you will begin your tour at the ancient stadium of Nemea, which was built in the 4th century B.C. next to the temple of Zeus. Following that, you will visit 2 award-winning wineries in the area where you will learn about the vintage process and the wine-making stages, which will allow you to see the way that wine is produced. Your guides will happily share with you all the secrets of wine, as you taste some of the various local varieties. At the conclusion of your flavorsome day, your tour will conclude with a return trip back to your pickup destination.

From Athens: Wine Roads Private Tour with Wine Tasting

From Athens: Wine Roads Private Tour with Wine Tasting

This tour addresses to those who are not only interested in the imposing archaeological sites of the Greek countryside, but would also like to taste the famous Greek wine of Nemea by visiting one of its wineries. The region has produced the most qualitative and tasteful wine in Greece for thousands of years. The tour starts with a drive along the coast, on the way you will view of some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians). Your first stop will be the Corinth Canal. Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. You will have time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer. Continuing you will be in Ancient Corinth. Historically the city was dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth, the old Castle, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece. The site located at the base of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the Temple of God Apollo and a small museum. In addition to its archaeological and historical interest, Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece. It was here that the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of the time. Your Next stop will be the site of Ancient Nemea. Nemea has the most wineries in Greece as grape growing has been a tradition here since ancient times. In the site apart for the museum and the sanctuary, the stadium makes the difference. One of the best-preserved stadiums, located on a higher level still preserves the tunnel through which the athletes entered the stadium. After the visit to the site, we will head towards one of the Nemean wineries. Driving through the grape yards of the largest wine production zone in Greece, we will visit one of the best wineries. People will gladly give you a small tour showing you the grape yards, the storage barrels, explaining you the procedure that takes place until the bottling. In the end, you will be offered to taste some of their best varieties while having a view of the Nemean Valley. Lastly, you will be driven towards the city of Nafplio for your last stop, considered the most scenic city, it functioned as the capital of Greece until 1834. It offers you an outstanding combination of fortresses and castles (Palamidi, Bourtzi), a huge port opened to the Aegean Sea and the unique architecture of the old city of Nafplion revealing Venetian, neoclassical and oriental elements. After walking in the idyllic old city, you will make a stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea and drive up to the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplio.

From Athens: Wine, Oil, & Cheese Tasting in Nemea & Argolis

From Athens: Wine, Oil, & Cheese Tasting in Nemea & Argolis

On this excursion we will start early in the morning and will tour for about 2 hours on a scenic route by the sea, until we reach our first destination, a traditional cheese factory in Ancient Epidaurus. You will learn about the production process of traditional Greek cheeses, while you will experience the first tasting of the day with various types of cheeses, produced in the Peloponnese region. Following our visit to the cheese factory, we will drive for about half an hour until our next stop, an olive mill. You will watch a video about the production of olive oil (since it is produced in wintertime) and you will also enjoy visiting a traditional and organic olive grove. Do not miss the opportunity to do an olive oil tasting and at the same time try a traditional rural snack with olive oil, bread, tomato, cucumber and the classic Greek pies, spinach pie or cheese pie. Having already tried several of the Peloponnese products, our next stop will be at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus with its great acoustics and aesthetics, where theatrical performances still take place during the summer. Feel the magic of knowing that Ancient Greeks attended the great tragedies of Sophocles and Aeschylus there. Epidaurus Ancient Theatre was built in honor of Asclepios, the God of Medicine and you will have the chance to visit the Asclepion, the place that was the first health center of the ancient world, which is in the Ancient Theatre's area. We will stay in the site for about an hour. After this walk to the Archaeological site of Ancient Epidaurus, we will head to Nemea, the most famous wine producing region in Greece. Nemea is famous for its great wineries, and they produce - among other things - the traditional Nemea P.D.O. wine. We will visit the most popular winery in Nemea. During the visit to the winery, you will have the opportunity to do wine tasting and enjoy a snack of traditional products. It will be time to return to Athens. On our way back, we will make a short stop at the Corinth Canal. The Canal was completed in 1883 and was a miracle of engineering for its time. You will admire the sunset from the Canal and finally, after a full day and a tour that will have lasted for more than 12 hours, we will take the road back, full of experiences and aromas of Greek nature.

From Athens: Nemea & Nafplio Private Wine and History Tour

From Athens: Nemea & Nafplio Private Wine and History Tour

The Nemea region of Peloponnese is a highly recommended trip both to savor the unique local wine varieties paired with food delicacies, and to see some interesting cultural spots that will introduce you to the history of Greece. Nemea is approximately 120 kilometers and only 1 hour away from Athens. It is worth visiting to taste a high quality Greek Agiorgitiko PDO red wine. Agiorgitiko, a name that comes from St. George (Agios Georgios in Greek), is one of the two most recognizable Greek red varieties along with Xinomavro of Naoussa (located in northern Greece). The area is divided into three sub-zones, classified by altitude where you can find various wineries and taste the different styles of Agiorgitiko together with other Greek wine varieties. Other varieties cultivated in the area are the pink-skinned Moschofilero and Roditis, the white Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. They also produce red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. On this tour you will combine a premium wine tasting and introduction and the philosophy of the wine production in the region with a cultural visit of the old city of Nafplio, the original capital of Greece.

Corinth & Nemea: Guided E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

Corinth & Nemea: Guided E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

Explore the land where according Greek Mythology, Hercules hunted and killed the monstruous Lion of Nemea; one of his 12 famous labours. In the morning you leave Athens and through the Canal of Corinth, you pass to the Peloponnese. Your fantastic circular cycling tour starts from Ancient Corinth; one of the mightiest cities of Ancient Greece. You cycle through a rural area characterized by olive groves, citrus and vineyards, towards Ancient Nemea; one of the most important vinicultural areas of Greece that is continuously cultivated since the antiquity. You will have the opportunity to visit Zeus's sanctuary and stop in one of the local wineries to taste the wine of the local grape-variaty of Agiorgitiko. The ride is circular and, depending on the season, there will be time for swimming on a beach of the Corinthian Gulf, before reaching the ending point of this e-bike tour.

Nemea: Wine Tour

Nemea: Wine Tour

Discover the wine culture of Nemea. With altitudes ranging from 300m up to 1000m, the Nemean terroir offers a vast diversity of wines. From light white wines and sparkling wines, up to the most age-worthy reds. Book now this tour and enjoy the best of the Nemea wine tourism by visiting 3 wine producers. In each winery you will be introduced to its history, visit the production facilities and barrel rooms and taste at least 4 wines, which will be chosen according to your personal preferences. The lunch will be in the form of a comprehensive platter of local products such as cheeses and cold cuts, spinach pie with feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves with rice and herbs, cherry tomatoes with cucumber and olives, olive oil, bread etc. At the end of the tasting a semi-sweet dessert wine is accompanied by dark chocolate and raisins.

Peloponnese: Corinth, Nafplio, Mycenae and Wine Tasting Trip

Peloponnese: Corinth, Nafplio, Mycenae and Wine Tasting Trip

Meet your passionate-with-history driver in Athens and travel for 1-hour to the area of Peloponnese. On the way to Mycenae, see the famous Corinth Canal and make a quick stop to admire this engineering marvel that connects the Aegean and Ionian seas. Continue towards Mycenae, one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. Visit the Mycenaean Acropolis, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city. Continue on to the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, a 4th-century theater which is one of the best-preserved Classical Greek structures in existence. It is renowned for its amazing acoustics; a coin dropped in the theater's center can be heard from the highest seat. The theater seats up to 14,000 people and its entrance is flanked by restored Corinthian pilasters. It's now used for performances of Ancient Greek drama during the annual Hellenic Festival. Finally, make a stop in the picturesque city of Nafplion, which was the first capital of Greece after Independence and has been a major port since the Bronze Age. Its position was so strategic that the city has 3 fortresses: the massive fortress of Palamidi, the smaller Akronafplia, and the water castle Bourtzi on an islet west of the old town. Stroll through the attractive narrow streets, and admire the elegant Venetian houses, neoclassical mansions, and quayside cafes. Take the opportunity to go shopping, eat in a traditional restaurant, chill out at the cafes in the picturesque port, or take a swim in the crystal waters at Arvanitia beach. End this magnificent trip with a wine tasting experience in one of the most famous wineries in Nemea.

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