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Wine tour of Nemea and Corinth canal half day private tour

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Pick up from your hotel or cruise ship, your private chauffeur will drive until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views. Continue your Greece Private tour traveling to Ancient Nemea driving through its wine roads experiencing a wonderful land scape. Famous for its Panhellenic Games, the “ Nemea ”, which featured contests in gymnastics, horse riding, music and drama, the games were conducted inside the precincts of the Temple of Zeus , ruins of which have been discovered near the entrance into Irakleio. Traces 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.

Nemea is south to the Greek wine region, in the Peloponnesus, is one of the most important appellations for the production of red wine. Travel through the wine roads of Nemea and you visit some of the best wineries there together with ancient Nemea sites.

Wine tasting and return to Athens where one of the most  interesting and tasty Greece Tours ends.

Peloponnese, Wine Roads of Nemea

Rich history in splendid wines, wherever it may lie, the eye of the beholder will contemplate the vineyards.  It is perfectly natural, as Nemea is in the largest wine-producing zone in Greece, at an altitude of 200 to 800m ASL. The dominant variety is Agiorgitiko. It is an excellent variety, providing the opportunity for a wide range of wines. Among these, one may point out the famous V.Q.P.R.D. Nemea wines. In addition to them, superb rosé, and also 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 aromas and fruity flavors.  The local rosé with their rose-like colors, but also the red wines that 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 a lot of rainfall and hot during summer.

Grape variety: Agiorgitiko

Wines: Red, Dry
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Important Information
Departure Point
HOTEL MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: We will meet you at the main entrance of your hotel. Please inform the porter that you are expecting your tour driver to call for you. If you are staying in a small hotel, please inform the receptionist instead.
CRUISE PORT MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: Please disembark and walk outside the terminal exit door, where our driver/guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it.
Departure Time
Departure time from Cruise ships: Proposed time at 08:00 am if the cruise ship arrives at 06:00 or earlier If the cruise ship arrives after 08:00 am then 30 minutes after arrival. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Departure time from hotels: 08:30 (flexible on request). Unless you ask for an alternate start time we will be waiting for your group at 08:30 at your hotel lobby, or other location in Athens.
Duration
4h
Return Details
Return at the same spot
Inclusions
  • A professional English speaking driver with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licenced by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Free Pick-up & drop off from Piraeus cruise port
  • First class transport: By Mercedes E-Class or similar; Mercedes minivan or Mercedes minibus according to the size of your party . All new models with full leather and A/C.
  • Road tolls and local taxes
  • The private tour is 100% exclusive for your party
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum/ wine tasting fees
  • Gratuities
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities following the program mentioned above.
  • Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost to escort you inside the archaeological sites and museum according to the program.
  • Food and drinks
  • Athens International Airport transfers can be arranged on request
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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