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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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Duration
Full day
Availability
Daily
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Private
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79/Person

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 6-hour tasting tour, designed to immerse you in Nemean viticulture and show you the ancient sites of the region!
  • Led by an expert local guide, 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 and Athens. 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, 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 the ancient site of Nemea, where your local, expert guide 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!

Departing 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 will taste 3 to 5 of its different wines, accompanied by cheeses, specially selected to complement the 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 products. 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 not to be missed during your trip to Nemea. 

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Guided tour in the archaeological site of Nemea
  • 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.

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
  • 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!

    - Lorie

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