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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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Awesome 5-h private tour in Ancient Nemea with wine tasting description:
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. Companion 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 taste Greece in a glass of its marvelous wines, traveling 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
After the wine tasting we will return to Athens where one of the most interesting Greece Tours ends.