The Nemea wine roads with breathtaking Nafplion private tour

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Highlights of the full-day wine tour from Athens • A visit to Corinth Canal • Visit Ancient Nemea and its wine roads in the Peloponnese peninsula • Discover the picturesque town of Nafplion • Savor the local wines and tastes - Travelers can customize the tour within the itinerary!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Athens Tours Greece

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Stop At: Piraeus

Pick up from your accommodation in Athens or your cruise ship pier at Piraeus port. We will drive along the coastal road of Saronic Gulf to enjoy the Piraeus and Athens riviera till we reach the famous Corinth canal. The Port of Piraeus is the chief seaport of Athens, Greece, located on the Saronic Gulf on the western coasts of the Aegean Sea. Piraeus port is the largest port in Greece, home to Europe's biggest passenger port, and as such is a huge draw for cruise ships from around the world bringing tourists eager to explore this centuries-old city, and one of the largest in Europe. But yet another major draw is the fact that it's easy to visit Athens because it's located nearby. The Greek capital city of Athens is just 12 kilometers or 7 miles from Piraeus port. We will drive directly to the Acropolis to admire the Temple of Democracy!

Duration: 55 minutes

Pass By: Attica

We will be traveling through Athens and its superbs till we will reach the famous Corinth canal, traveling along the picturesque coastal road of the Saronic golf!

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We will admire the impressive Corinth canal, we will be traveling through the picturesque and productive soil of Peloponesse. Enjoy the ride along the olive fields, citrus fruits, vineyards, and all the goods the Peloponnesian land has to offer! Escape to the Peloponnese, where Myth meets history. Monuments from every period of the eventful history, great archeological sites; ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nemea, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, Byzantine churches and Monasteries. Enjoy sightseeing and sports; explore unique villages and alluring castles amidst stunning natural beauty, mountains, forests, vineyards, rivers, and caves. Not to mention that the Peloponnese is surrounded by the Greek sea, with lovely beaches, and sandy smooth coasts on the western part – rocky and lacy on its easternmost side. It is no coincidence that the tour of the Peloponnese is very popular among travelers.

Stop At: Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal is a waterway that crosses the narrow isthmus of Corinth to link the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. As such, it cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth the canal and separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese, arguably making the peninsula an island. Dug through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 kilometers long with a width of only 25 meters. The canal, though executed in the late 19th century, has been a 2000-year-old dream. Before its construction, ships in the Aegean Sea that wanted to cross to the Adriatic or anchor in Corinth had to circle the Peloponnese, an extra 185 nautical miles. It is believed that Periander, the tyrant of Corinth (602 BC), was the first to conceive of the idea of digging the Corinth Canal. As the project was too complicated given the limited technical capabilities of the times, Periander constructed the diolkós, a stone road that allowed ships to be transferred on wheeled platforms.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ancient Nemea

Enjoy your travel from Corinth Canal to Nemea. Neméa is arguably Greece's most important red-wine appellation, located in the northeast corner of the Peloponnese peninsula. The mountains and valleys surrounding the small village of Neméa have been producing wine for centuries, mostly from the native Agiorgitiko grape and the appellation that surrounds the village is geographically the largest in Greece. A wide range of styles is made from this red grape variety, from rich, age-worthy dry wines to lighter, sweeter examples. Wine growing in Neméa dates back to at least the 5th Century BC, although the exact date is hard to pinpoint. Wine is a part of the Greek mythology surrounding the half-god Heracles, who was sent to Neméa to slay the Neméan lion. Around 40 wineries are located within Neméa's boundaries. Agiorgitiko is Neméa's native grape variety, and is named for the St George's Church found within the boundaries of the appellation: Agiorgitiko translates as "St George's grape".

Duration: 40 minutes

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Exploring the wine routes of Nemea. During our luxury wine tour in Nemea we can find single vineyards bottling wines that can only be compared to cru wines from famous French appellations. At vineyards that are all the more magical for the incredible scenery of the Peloponnese, enjoy a wine-growing tradition that feels like it was gifted by the gods. From the vineyards of Peloponnese, the best grapes are chosen and consciously invest in two of the most important wine production zones PDO. (Protected Designation of Origin) of Greece. Nemea, the largest viticultural zone in Greece, where one of the finest indigenous red varieties, Agiorgitiko, is produced, and Mantineia, with the exotic, unexpected and full of freshness Moschofilero.Visit 2 wineries depending on how fast you are!

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Nafplio

Our next visit after Nemea is Nafplion 45 min travel.Here you can enjoy a tastefull lunch (not included). One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834. According to mythology, the town was founded by Nafplios, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus (Danaida) Anymone. The town’s history traces back to the prehistoric era when soldiers from here participated in the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War alike. The town declined during the Roman times and flourished again during the Byzantine times. Frankish, and Venetian conquerors left their mark in the town and strongly influenced its culture, architecture and traditions during the centuries. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Venetian or neoclassical buildings mesmerize the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty.

Duration: 2 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Piraeus

We will take now the way back to Athens and Piraeus port. Our tour ends by dropping you off at the same spot we have picked you up. Thank you for choosing us for your tour in Greece!

Duration: 2 hour
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