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Nafplion: Nemea Vineyards Wine Tour

1. 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.

Corinth-Odontotos Railway-Lunch-Cave of Lakes: Private Day

2. Corinth-Odontotos Railway-Lunch-Cave of Lakes: Private Day

Engage on a personalized & private trip for up to 8 people to the Cave of Lakes & Odontotos Rack Railway but also the archeological site of Ancient Corinth or/and Mega Spilaio monastery. Why this tour? ☼ Because you will explore, walk, breathe, talk, and eat like a local; you will completely surrender to the beauty of real Greece with this “different” tour. ☼ It is NOT just a transfer it a unique personalised experience! ☼ Our tours are about people and we have always been good with people! We skip the obvious places and we do not compromise the quality of the tour for any reason. This tour is available from both Athens city and Nafplio town, but we follow a different route and visit the sites in a different way than others. It includes either Ancient Corinth or Mega Spilaio monastery, but of course, you can opt-in for both sites. Amazing Greek lunch & drinks are on us and in a unique location! Wine tasting can also be arranged. Time permitting you will enjoy the “special moments” that are spontaneous and not included in the itinerary!

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

3. 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: Olive Oil Production & Wine Private Day Trip

4. From Athens: Olive Oil Production & Wine Private Day Trip

Discover an olive oil tour in Central Greece and learn how to collect olives like the Greeks! The tours last 8 hours and take you through the history of olive oil. The olive oil tour is a guided tour consisting of a visit to an olive oil press and an experience in how to extract olives and make your own olive oil. At the start of the year, every family who owns a tree will typically have about 200 kg of olives waiting for use. There are many ways to use these olives, but there are two major ones: olive oil and ouzo. Wine is a traditional part of the Greek lifestyle. It's not only a drink but also an important part of their culture that they share with the rest of the world. The Greeks introduced wine to France and Rome in the 6th century BC, helping spread its popularity and making it available to everyone. The first bottle of wine was discovered in France by a farmer in the year 5000 BC and later on, it spread to Greece where it became common. It then took over Italy and made its way back to France. Wine's popularity has been widespread ever since.

Nemea Winery Private Day Tour with Lunch

5. Nemea Winery Private Day Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full day tour of Nemea, perfect for lovers of luxury wine. Explore the beautiful town near Athens, famous for its endless vineyards and high quality, local wines. Learn about the history of Greece and the process of wine making in the region. Taste a delicate wine from the Agiorgitiko variety, one of the most recognizable red wines in Greece. Discover a world of wineries and vineyards and taste the difference between their wines, caused by the altitudes at which they are grown. Indulge with famous fine wines from the region, such as Moschofilero.   Relax with a delicious picnic in a vineyard or lunch inside a winery, and soak up picturesque views over the mountains while you eat. Afterwards, enjoy either a standard or premium wine tasting session, depending on the option chosen.

From Athens: Wine Roads Private Tour with Wine Tasting

6. 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: Private Napflio Day Trip With Wine Tasting

7. From Athens: Private Napflio Day Trip With Wine Tasting

A wine tour in Nafplio will take you to some of the most picturesque vineyards in the region, where you will enjoy a relaxing, enjoyable day among the vines. You will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship port in Athens by your driver and personal tour guide for this private tour. The amazing highlight of this tour is The Corinth Canal which is a waterway that crosses the narrow isthmus of Corinth to link the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf. As such, the canal separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese, turning it into an island. Live a unique experience and taste great Nemea wines in some of the most well known Greek wineries. Many of the vineyards you visit are owned by famous Greek family wineries, such as the Caraceni Winery that also owns part of the Hilton Hotel in Nafplio. There are many wineries in the Peloponnese, and the region is famous for its wine.The grape of choice is the red-wine made from Saperavi grapes with indigenous white wine made from Moschofilero grapes. Highlights include the Ancient Agora, Palaiokastro Monastery, Archaeological Museum and many more. 12 hours is the total duration of the tour from pick up to drop off.

From Athens: Nemea & Nafplio Private Wine and History Tour

8. 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.

Wine Tour to Nemea & Nafplio from Athens

9. Wine Tour to Nemea & Nafplio from Athens

Embark on a journey through Peloponnese via the National highway. Pause en route at the renowned Corinth canal, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas where the Peloponnese Peninsula intersects with Central Greece, the Aegean, and the Ionian Sea. Explore a hidden gem in the world of wine, Peloponnese, teeming with authenticity and history. The region boasts a rich assortment of native Greek grape varieties, revered as treasures. Uncover these indigenous Peloponnesian grapes that not only embody Greek and Peloponnesian wine diversity but also showcase the significance of unique Greek varietals. Among these, Moschofilero-Mantinia and Agiorgitiko-Nemea stand out as two of the world's top Greek grapes. Mavrodafni is renowned for its Greek dessert wine, while Muscat yields sweet and potentially glorious wines, complemented by numerous rare grape varieties. Dive into the heart of Greece's premier red-wine appellation, nestled in the northeast corner of the Peloponnese. The Nemea region, framed by mountains and valleys, has a centuries-old tradition of winemaking, primarily from the native Agiorgitiko grape. Its offerings range from rich, dry wines to lighter, sweeter options. During your visit, explore a contemporary winery in the vicinity. Your driver will then transport you to a second winery just a 25-minute drive away in Argos. After a day filled with wine adventures, make a brief stop in the captivating seaport town of Nafplio, once the first capital of modern Greece. Stroll through its charming streets and experience the enchantment of one of Greece's most picturesque cities. Finally, return to Athens in the minivan, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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A beautiful tour through the nemean countryside to one of the most beautiful archeological sites I have ever visited, followed by visits to wonderful vineyards. The tastings were wonderful, the guides informative, the trips through the cellars and production lines a highlight and the food was also some of the best I tasted. Would fully recommend. The guides were wonderful people and we loved the trip. Would take it again.

A wonderful trip to the beautiful region of Nemea. We stopped for an hour at the fascinating site of ancient Nemea where you can see one of the first founding sites of the Olympic Games. Our guide Gina was professional and friendly as well as being very informative and knowledgeable. We visited 2 very different vineyards and tasted delicious wines as well as learning about the winemaking process.

We had an amazing time wine tasting and walking through the beautiful town of Nafplio. Spyros was very knowledgeable about the Greek wine varieties and history. We learned so much and had a fantastic day.