Two days wine tour to Nemea and Olympia

Overview

The 2 days wine tour to Nemea and Olympia is a tour that combines history and Greek flavors, allowing you to get to know not only famous historical places of Greece, but also the wines that make this country so special and unique.

Itinerary of the wine tour to Nemea and Olympia

Corinth canal, Mycenae, Nafplio, Ancient Nemea and Nemea Wineries, Ancient Olympia

Highlights of the 2 days wine tour to Nemea and Olympia

  • The Corinth canal and the archaeological site of Mycenae
  • The beautiful city of Nafplion
  • The tasteful wines of South Greece
  • The impressive site of Ancient Olympia
  • An English-speaking professional driver

Description

Description of the 2 days wine tour to Nemea and Olympia

Day 1st : Corinth canal – Mycenae – Nafplion – Nemea private tour

Nemea
Temple in Nemea

The first day of this 2-days private tour begins from Athens; your driver will pick you up from your hotel or any other place and will drive you via the coastal road to Corinth Canal, one of the most impressive sites you can see in Greece. You can take some really nice pictures during the short stop, since the area offers picturesque views to the merge of the two seas, the Ionian and the Aegean Sea.

The private wine tour will then bring you to Nemea, one of the major stops of this tour.

Nemea combines the modern and ancient parts pretty impressively; it is known as the place of the Nemean Games, which were Panhellenic Games of equal importance to the Olympic Games. You will see the remains of the Gymnasium, the Roman baths and the Stadium of the Games.

Nemea is also known due to the magnificent wine produced there. You will see some of the best wineries in Greece, producing tasteful red wines. Agiorgitiko is the most known variety that is the basis for a wide array of wines, such as the Palivou, Ammos, Klimenti, Iliou, Pterotou and more.

lions' gate in mycenae
The lions’ gate in Mycenae

Later on, the private tour will continue towards Mycenae, the city of King Agamemnon, chief of the Greek army during the Trojan War.

Mycenae is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece, due to the Royal Tombs, the Lion’s Gate and the museum with the artefacts discovered during the excavations.

The tour will then continue towards Nafplion, one of the most picturesque towns in Greece. Nafplion was the first capital of modern Greece and remains a lovely place to visit, with its cobblestone streets and little shops. You will enjoy local flavors here and after a tasty meal with Greek dishes, your driver will bring you to Olympia.

Overnight in Olympia.

Day 2nd: Olympia, wine roads, Athens

The second day of the private tour starts in Olympia with a visit to the site of the Olympic Games. You will be fortunate to see the actual place where it all begun. You will see the original track of the Olympian road race and the Museum of the Olympic Games.

Olympia However, the municipality of Elis is not only known due to the games; there are amazingly rich wineries in the area as well.

You will visit a local winery – estate with lush apple, orange and olive groves and you will have the chance to learn about the wine making process from the experts.

You will also try some of the renowned wines such as Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Grenache and the white varieties; Malvasia Aromatica, Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon Blanc, Tourkopoula and Viognier.

After the wine tasting, the tour will bring you back to Athens late in the afternoon, full of images and tastes of Greece.

Details

Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English speaking driver or escort 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. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Restrictions:

  • Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
  • In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed
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