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Discover one of the many fascinating ancient archeological sites in the Peloponnese followed by an essential wind-down session where you will taste the area’s most prestigious wines!

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Full day
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Daily
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Private
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Tour Highlights

Join us for a truly decadent tour 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 site where Hercules slew the fearsome Lion of Nemea, enjoy wines at two prestigious vineyards and end your day with a hearty 5-course dinner accompanied with award-winning wine from this fertile region.

  • A 6hr tasting tour designed to immerse you in Nemean viticulture and show you the ancient sites of the region!
  • Led by an expert guide and archaeologist, oenologists and vintners.
  • Hear exciting tales of ancient Greek mythology and explore impressive archaeological ruins.
  • Enjoy wine tasting at two different wineries, accompanying cheese platters, a take-home map of the wineries and a 5 course dinner at the end of your day in Nemea.
  • A perfect blend of mythology, history, gastronomy and the ultimate tour for any wine-lover!
  • Can be organised as a day trip from Nafplio, Athens or for those staying in the Nemea region- simply let us know!

What you can expect?

Begin your day in Nemea at the Temple of Hercules built to honour the site where our fearless hero succeeded in the first of his twelve labours. Hear from your expert guide how Hercules defeated the Nemean Lion whose golden fur was impervious to any attack from a mortal weapon. From the mythological feats of bravery, we take you to discover another talent the ancients had, other than story-telling: winemaking! At a local winery taste 3-5 of their best wines from deep reds to refreshing whites to summertime rosés, while you learn about modern Greek wine and taste a variety of cheeses from across Greece.

We continue on to the ancient site of Nemea where your local, expert guide and archaeologist will show you the Temple of Nemean Zeus, the pride of the ancient Macedonian’s building programme. 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 intrigues of the ancient era, it is time for your next foray into modern Greek wines. At your second winery, 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 taste 3 to 5 different wines accompanied by cheeses specially selected to complement these labels.

In the warm surroundings of a manor house -once the seat of Lazopoulos, a family of vintners- sit down to a delicious 5-course dinner of traditional dishes made with fresh, local produce. As the sun sets enjoy your evening with good food, good company and of course, the finest wines of the Nemea region.

Archaeological sites and Myths:

The temple of Nemean Zeus

At the site of ancient Nemea stand the ruins of the temple of Zeus, the very centre of the cult of the king of the Gods in the Panhellenic site of Nemea. The visible ruins date back to the Macedonian time-period (330 BC) although the base of the original archaic temple is still visible. During the 2nd century, the famous traveller Pausanias visited the temple and mentioned that it is surrounded by cypresses. Today, the restoration programme of the archaeological site re-erected some of the fallen columns of the temple. The centre of the Nemean Games, held every two years, the temple of Zeus is a site you should not miss during your trip to Nemea. 

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Guided tour in the archaeological site of Nemea with an excellent licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site
  • Two wineries visit & 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

Exclusions:

  • Anything else you would like to order or purchase

Know before you book:

  • This tour can be scheduled as a day trip from Athens

FOOD SUBS: We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians.

Know before you go: This is a tour with a licensed expert guide

As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official "Greek State School of Tour Guides". Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you to the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.

FAQs

What is the tour language?

The tour is available in English.

 

Reviews

  • 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.

    - Dame6

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