Wine Roads Private Day Tour: Corinth, Ancient Nemea and Optional Winery Visit

Duration
9 hours
Language
English

This tour addresses those who are not only interested in the imposing archaeological sites but would also like to taste the famous Greek wine of Nemea by visiting one of its wineries (optional). Experience Greece’s nature where history meets the myth and wine owes its creation! Cross the Corinth Canal that was a task from the antiquity, visit ancient Corinth one of the wealthiest ancient Greek cities, admire the temple of Zeus at Nemea (the only one which you can step on), run the track of one of the most famous stadiums of ancient Greece and taste the divine nemean wine surrounded by vineyards (optional).

Highlights:

  • Corinth Canal

  • Ancient Corinth with castle of Acrocorinth

  • Temple of Zeus at Nemea 

  • The most famous stadiums of ancient Greece and Nemean PanHellenic Games

  • Nemean winery visit  and wine tasting 

Includes: 

  • Driver(guide)  

  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off 

  • Private transportation by a/c vehicle

  • Water

Not included: 

  • Meals

  • Entrance fees 14 Eur per person

  • Licensed guide upon request  250 Eur extra per group

  • Winery ticket 15 Eur

Please note:  The price for a group of 4-6 people is 428 Eur per minivan. The price for a group of 7-12 people is 553 Eur per bus. The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. 


 Experience Greece’s nature where history meets the myth and wine owes its creation! Cross the Corinth Canal that was a task from the antiquity, visit ancient Corinth one of the wealthiest ancient Greek cities, admire the temple of Zeus at Nemea (the only one which you can step on), run the track of one of the most famous stadiums of ancient Greece and taste the divine nemean wine surrounded by vineyards (optional).

Itinerary:

Corinth Canal

The tour starts with a drive along the coast, on the way you will view some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians). Our first stop was 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.

Ancient Corinth

Moving on we will continue to Ancient Corinth. The city is dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth. The site located at the foot of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the temple of god Apollo and a small museum. Apart from its archaeological and historical interest Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece as this was where Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period.

We will visit the Temple of Apollo, one of the oldest temples, which is located in the Ancient city of Corinth and the archaeological museum with some splendid findings.

Acrocorinth

We will visit the castle of Acrocorinth, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece, for some amazing photos.

Ancient Nemea

Continuing our next stop will be the site of Ancient Nemea, which is mainly known for the Nemean Games, its ancient Greek stadium and the Temple of Zeus but it is also famous for its vineyards. Nemea has the most wineries in Greece as grape growing has been a tradition here since ancient times. 

Archaeological Site of Nemea

Back at the site apart from the museum and the sanctuary of Zeus, the stadium makes the difference. Nemea has one of the best preserved stadiums found so far and it is located on a higher level. Of special interest are the tunnels through which the athletes entered the stadium. The Archaeological site and Museum of Nemea shows you interesting things about the Nemean PanHellenic Games.

Winery

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 to 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.

Nafplio

Lastly, we will drive towards the city of Nafplio, considered the most scenic city, it functioned as the capital of Greece until 1834.

Acro Nafplia Castle

After walking in the idyllic old city we will stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea, and drive up to the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplio.

Bourtzi

Nafplio offers you an outstanding combination of fortresses and castles. Bourtzi is a little islet with a fortress in a huge port opened to the Aegean Sea.

Then we will drive back to Athens.

Dimitra
With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Athens, Greece
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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