Start from Athens and explore the vast olive oil and wine tradition of Greece on a day trip to Corinth, Nemea, and Nafplio full of fascinating information and unique flavors!
From Athens: A Day-long Exploration Of The Olive Oil And Wine Culture In Greece
With the Greek Capital as your starting point, join our day-long trip that will take you around a flavorful journey where you will discover luscious Greek olive oil and Greek wine varieties that will make your mouth water. Your adventure will include four stops: one in the Corinth Canal, one for an olive grove tour and tasting, one for wine-tasting and lunch, and one in Nafplio for a walk. You will return back to Athens with a full stomach and unforgettable experiences that are authentically Greek!
Your culinary and cultural adventure will begin with your private transport picking you up from your accommodation in order for your day trip to commence and take you to Corinth, Nemea, and Nafplio. The first stop of your day trip will take place in the imposing Corinth Canal, where you’ll have time to admire the narrow strip of land that connects Central Greece with the Peloponnese, and brings together the Saronic Gulf with the Corinthian Gulf.
After taking your fill of this stunning sight, it will be time to head to your second stop: an olive grove tour and olive oil tasting that you’ll never forget! Your walk through the olive grove along with the expert professionals will give you the opportunity to learn the role of the olive tree in Greek heritage and culture, along with its contribution to Greek history, mythology, economy.
Additionally, you will get to see a very unique olive variety that can be hardly found anywhere else in the world, the Manaki trees. Not to mention, that you will have the process of cultivation and agricultural practices thoroughly explained. Your tour will come to an end with an olive oil tasting at the highest point of the olive grove. You will sample a wide variety of olive oil varieties and pair them with food that brings out their flavor in the best way possible!
Following this comprehensive olive oil experience, you’ll head to Nemea for a visit to one of the most well-known wineries of Greece, Domaine Bairaktaris. There, you will walk around the winery and you’ll be introduced to the stages of winemaking step by step.
After your tour of the premises, you will enjoy an extraordinary wine-tasting session alongside a platter of Greek delicacies such as a variety of cheese and cold cuts, spinach pie with feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves, a fresh salad, olive oil, and bread. The final part of your wine tasting will even include a dessert wine paired with dark chocolate and raisins!
For your last stop, you will reach the picturesque city of Nafplio where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely walk through its alleys and by the sea. Take in the relaxing and majestic ambiance of the most romantic city of the country and if you want, grab a bite before returning back to Athens full of wonderful memories and culinary delights!
- English speaking hostess and certified olive oil sommelier during the olive oil tour
- Olive Oil Tasting workshop, led by an olive oil sommelier
- Food pairing of extra virgin olive oil with unexpected Greek flavors
- Tour around the premises a famous winery with specialized personnel
- Wine tasting accompanied by Greek products and dishes
- Walk around Nafplio
- Transportation in modern vehicle
- All taxes and VAT
- All personal expenses
- Lunch in Nafplion is not included but your driver can recommend nice taverns and restaurants to you
I absolutely loved this experience! A big bravo to the team! From the first interaction with the agents at the office to the last minutes of the tour it was a fabulous experience that made me relax and enjoy the beauty of Greece. Both the olive oil and the wine tastings were incredible and the food was yummy too! would definitely recommend!