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Nemea, the most famous wine region in Greece with its reach history legends and splendid wine. Comping all 3 for an unforgettable private tour.
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Nemea ancient site near the head of the valley of the River Elissos in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, Greece, was part of the territory of Cleonae in Argolis, it is today part of the prefecture of Corinthia. Ancient Nemea’s small village of (formerly known as “Koutsoumadhi” and then “Iraklion”) is immediately southwest of the archaeological site, while the new town of Nemea lies to the west. Heracles overcame the Nemean Lion of the Lady Hera according to Greek mythology, and here during Antiquity the Nemean Games were played, in three sequence, ending about 235 BCE, celebrated in the eleven Nemean odes of Pindar.
Nowadays Nemea has created an attractive image, not only among the Greek wine producers, but all over the world. The wine quality is the result of the high respect to the tradition allied to modern methods and to the technological progress. Nemea Wine region is located in the Peloponnese next to the new town of Nemea, approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Corinth, the region was first noted for its wine making by Homer who called it Ampelóessa, “full of vines.” Today, the appellation of Nemea is the most important red wine AOC of southern Greece and arguably of all of Greece. The indigenous Greek Agiorgitiko grape is used and produces wines famous for their deep red color with violet and blue hues, complex aroma and long, velvety palate.
Joy today our Wine Tours. Compain the remarkable archaeological sites, Nemeas wine roads, wineries, wine tasting. Your private Greece tour takes to visit some of the most important sites of the world’s history the Corinth canal,, Nauplio, ancient Nemea, the wine roads, the wineries and the wine tasting.
Splendid Greece Tours private chauffeur will drive you along the Saronic Gulf until we reach the Corinth Canal with its picturesque views.
Visit Nemea’s archaeological sites and tast Greece in a glass of its marvelous wines, travelling to Ancient Nemea driving through its wine roads experiencing a wonderful land scape. Nemea was famous for its Panhellenic Games, the “ Nemea ”, which featured contests in gymnastics, horse riding, music and drama. The games were conducted inside the precincts of the Temple of Zeus , ruins of which have been discovered near the entrance into Irakleio. Traces of a gymnasium of the classical period have also been found, with a palaestra and Roman baths to the South, as well as the Stadium where the games were held every two years, from 573 BC.
Let your Splendid Greece Tours private chauffeur to offer to experience this adventure witch is from Athens south to the Greek wine region of Nemea, in the Peloponnese, one of the most important appellations for the production of red wine. We will travel through the wine roads of Nemea and you visit some of the best wineries there together with ancient Nemea sites. A rich history in splendid wines, wherever it may lie, the eye of the beholder will contemplate the vineyards. It is perfectly natural, as Nemea is in the largest wine-producing zone in Greece, at an altitude of 200 to 800m ASL. The dominant variety is Agiorgitiko. It is an excellent variety, providing the opportunity for a wide range of wines. Among these, one may point out the famous V.Q.P.R.D. Nemea wines. In addition to them, superb rosé, and also aged red wines. Jointly with other varieties, Local Wines are produced, such as: Plagion, Pterotou, Argous, Peloponnesian, Plagion of , Corinthian, Klimenti, Iliou. These wines are characterized by their aromas and fruity flavors. The local rosé with their rose-like colors, but also the red wines that are particularly suitable for aging.Visit the sites.
Location: The vineyards are cultivated on an altitude of 250-800m to the SE of Corinth.
Climate: Mild winters with a lot of rainfall and hot during summer.
Grape variety: Agiorgitiko
Wines: Red, Dry
We contine through ARGOS on to NAUPLIO. Lunch, and visit the old city of Nafplion as this city was the first capital of Greece , after GREECE was free from the Ottoman empire and the tormentas revelation against them in 1821.
After lunch and the wine tasting we will return to Athens where one of the most interesting Greece Tours ends.
- Shore Excursion – Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
- Professional driver with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
- Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
- Pick-up from and return to your hotel
- Free Pick-up & drop off from Piraeus cruise port
- First class transport: By Mercedes E-Class or similar; Mercedes minivan or Mercedes minibus accordingto the size of your party . All new models with full leather and A/C.
- Road tolls and local taxes
- Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
- The private tour is 100% exclusive for your party
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Athens Airport transfer: arranged on request with a surcharge
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverage
- Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost.
- Dress:religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A voucherwill be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
Persons with Disabilities
- Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis,the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
- In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours: Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter:November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees:Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees:Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Free admission days
- March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
- June 5: Environment international day
- April 18 : International monuments day
- May 18: International museums day
- September 27: International tourism day
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- National Holidays
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
- NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM – 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed