Experience the 6 hours wine tour maybe the most tasty of our tours in Greece, all in comfort with a private chauffeur! Taste the Nemea red wine from the local grape variety Agiorgitiko coming deep from the past approx 4.500 BC! ” If you want to know who your friend really is, then give him to drink red wine!” Socrates.
Itinerary: Athens, Elefsina, Kineta, Ag. Apostoloi, Corinth canal, Nemea, the wine roads, wineries
Highlight of the half day Nemea wine tour in Greece
- Visit the famous Corinth Canal
- Visit Nemea and the wine roads
- Taste some of the best awarded wines
- Visit famous wineries in Nemea
Description of the half day Nemea wine tour in Greece
Departing in the morning , your Athens tour driver will drive westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal where we will make a short stop to take in the breathtaking view of the Isthmus.
Afterwards, we will reach Ancient Nemea. Here we’ll guide you around Ancient Nemea, a city famous in ancient times for hosting the Nemean Panhellenic Games, which featured contests in gymnastics, horse riding, music and drama. The games were conducted inside the precinct of the Temple of Zeus , the ruins of which have been discovered near the entrance into Irakleio. Remnants 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.
Experience this adventurous tour with Yanni Athens taxi tours. The itinerary will take you from Athens southwards to the Greek wine region of Nemea in the Peloponnese, and you will experience one of the most important appellations for the production of red wine. Your private chauffeur will travel through the wine roads of Nemea and you will have the chance to visit some of the best wineries there as well as the ancient Nemea sites.
After the wine tasting we will return to Athens in time for lunch where one of the most interesting Greece Tours ends.
Greece wine tour in Peloponnese, Wine Roads of Nemea
Boasting a rich history in splendid wines, the vineyards spread wide around the region of Nemea presenting observers with a very tranquil view. Nemea is in the largest wine-producing zone in Greece, at an altitude of 200 to 800m ASL.
The dominant grape variety is the Agiorgitiko, an excellent variety which provides the basis for a wide range of wines. Among these, one may point out the famous V.Q.P.R.D. Nemea wines and the superb rosé and aged red wines. Jointly with other varieties, local wines are produced, such as: Plagion, Pterotou, Argous, Peloponnesian, Plagion of Mountainous Corinthia, Corinthian, Klimenti, Iliou. These wines are characterized by their aroma and fruity flavor. The local rosé wines with their rose-like colors, but also the red wines are particularly suitable for aging.
- Location: The vineyards are cultivated on an altitude of 250-800m to the SE of Corinth.
- Climate: Mild winters with abundant rainfalls and hot summers.
- Grape variety: Agiorgitiko
- Wines: Red, Dry
- Wine Tours Departures: Daily
You can customize this private tour at any time, either on the way together with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Yanni team.
This cruise tour is highly recommended for Cruise passengers visiting Athens for a few hours to enjoy this spectacular private shore excursion