From Athens: Nemea Myth and Wine Experience with Wineries visit & hearty dinner
Discover one of the many fascinating archeological sites in the Peloponnese, followed by an essential wind-down session, where you will taste the area’s most prestigious wines!
Join us for a truly decadent day-trip, filled with exquisite wines, delicious Greek food, dramatic mythology, and breathtaking scenery, in a region considered to be the crown jewel of Greek viticulture; Nemea. Visit the archeological site of Nemea and the impressive Wisdom of Nature, where you'll be introduced to organic grape farming and balsamic vinegar production, enjoy wines at two prestigious vineyards and end your day with a hearty 5-course dinner accompanied by award-winning wine from this fertile region. Appreciate this wonderful experience as you watch the magical landscapes of the Peloponnese pass by on your drive home, comfortable and safe in the knowledge that you've made the most out of your day in Greece!
Begin your day by hopping on the modern vehicle that will take you to Nemea. Upon arrival, explore the ancient site of Nemea on a guided tour where your local, expert guide will show you the Temple of Nemean Zeus, the pride of the ancient Macedonian’s building program. Discover why Nemean Zeus was not of the same character as the fulminating Olympian Zeus and see the impressive Ancient Stadium that was built in 330 B.C and still holds games to this day!
From the mythological feats of bravery, we take you to discover another talent the ancients had, apart from story-telling: winemaking! At a local winery, taste 3-5 of their best wines, from deep reds to refreshing whites and summertime rosés, while you learn about modern Greek wine and try a variety of cheeses from across Greece.
We continue to your second winery, where we give you an introduction to the deep, ruby red variety of Agiorgitiko, a captivating wine with aromatic complexity and a smooth finish. You will discover for yourself the excellence of this variety, as you will taste 3 to 5 of its different wines, accompanied by cheeses, specially selected to complement the labels.
Enhance your whimsical adventure with a visit to the impressive Wisdom of Nature, where you'll be introduced to organic grape farming and the production of balsamic vinegar by locals that have devoted their lives to the Nemean land.
End your Greek wine endeavors and the exploration of the region of Nemea in the best way possible: a Greek feast accompanied by an impeccable view over the Nemean valley. There, you will have the opportunity to sit down to a delicious 5-course dinner of traditional dishes made with fresh, local products. As the sun sets, enjoy your evening with good food, good company and of course, the finest wines of the Nemea region, before hitting the road and returning to Athens in comfort and luxury!
- Guided tour in the archaeological site of Nemea
- Entrance fees to the archaeological site
- Two wineries visit and wine tasting of 3-5 labels with a cheese plate in each winery
- Hearty 5-dish dinner at a local place
- Services of an excellent local guide
- Transfers from and to Athens
- Anything else you would like to order or purchase
Know before you book:
We can adapt the tour to accommodate any type of dietary restrictions you may have. Please let us know upon booking so we can arrange the tour accordingly.
We booked the Nemea myth and wine tour as a day trip from Athens. Our driver, Petros was excellent but the highlight was the tour by Vivi, our archaeologist guide and then the wineries. We visited 2 selected wineries, one a modern style big winery and the other a family run boutique winery. Both with excellent introductions and high quality wines. We tasted 8 wines from indigenous grape varieties and then we had an outstanding dinner together with the wines from the tasting. It was a perfect day with super friendly people and we can recommend it to everyone.
I recently did the Lion of Nemea archeological tour, wine tasting, and lunch with Greekingme. It was my husband and I with my sister and her boyfriend. We had such an amazing time on the tour. Everything was perfect - wine, food, tour of ancient Nemea. Dominik was an incredibly knowledgeable and fun guide and we really enjoyed our time. He was also great at keeping us on track without rushing anything. We would so recommend this tour to others - not just an amazing intro to Nemea and Greece, but also some of the best wine tours I've been on. We have been on many and we still learned a LOT! The lunch was also incredible. If you are visiting Greece and like wine, do not miss this tour - you will not be disappointed!