Nemea Vineyards

A magical 10-h tour of Athens & the famous wineries in Nemea

A magical 10-h tour of Athens &  the famous wineries in Nemea; One of our most popular tours is sightseeing in Athens and a wine-tasting tour in Nemea. It combines sightseeing and wine tasting in a truly memorable experience you can enjoy only in Greece! We will travel through the wine roads of Nemea and you visit some of the best Greek wineries together with important sites of Ancient Nemea.

Itinerary of the 10-hour Tour of Athens with Wine Tasting in Nemea

  • Athens – Athens is the capital of the modern Greek state and is known for its picturesque streets and imposing Acropolis.
  • Corinth Canal – The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.
  • Ancient Nemea – Nemea was the site of the Nemean Games, one of the four Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece.
  • Wine tasting in Nemea – Nemea is known for its production of the famous Agiorgitiko red wine variety.

**You may also choose one of the following alternative itineraries:

  1. Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Wine Tasting in Nemea
  2. Corinth Canal, Ancient Nemea, Wine Tasting in Nemea
  3. Corinth Canal, Visit Wineries, Wine Tasting in Nemea

  • Witness the engineering marvel of the Corinth Canal
  • Uncork the secrets of Nemean wines at renowned wineries
  • Explore the historical significance of Nemea, site of the ancient Nemean Games
  • Immerse yourself in the picturesque charm of Athens
  • The archaeological sites in Athens, such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon
  • Indulge in a delightful local lunch featuring traditional Greek flavors

Key Information on the Wineries at Nemea

  • Location: The vineyards are cultivated at an altitude of 250-800m to the SE of Corinth.
  • Climate: Mild winters with abundant rainfall and quite hot summers
  • Grape variety: Agiorgitiko
  • Wines: Red, Dry, Rosé, Aged Red

Athens The Gradle Of Western Civilization

Parthenon Athens Acropolis
Athens Parthenon Acropolis

The Parthenon And The Acropolis of Athens

Your personalized tour of Athens begins bright and early, departing from your accommodation or preferred location, such as your cruise terminal.

The pinnacle of our tour awaits – the awe-inspiring Acropolis of Athens, with its iconic Parthenon. Here, we will marvel at the majestic Propylaea, the elegant Temple of Athena Nike, and the renowned Erechtheion, known for its infamous Caryatid statues and the exquisite Porch of Maidens.

The full-day private tour starts with a city tour – an overview of Athens that will take you to the Constitution Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, just in front of the House of the Parliament and the ex-Royal or National Gardens. You will pass by the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. You will also drive along Panepistimiou Avenue, which is one of the most central avenues in Athens where you will see the Trilogy of Neoclassical Buildings that stand out due to their beauty and architectural style: the National Academy of Arts, the University of Athens, and the National Library, reaching soon afterward the Omonoia Square, one of the main squares of the city.

Witness the Corinth Canal’s Majesty

ship passing through corinth canal
Corinth Canal

Our adventure contentious with a scenic drive along the coast, culminating at the awe-inspiring Corinth Canal. This engineering marvel, a dramatic 6.3-kilometer (4-mile) waterway carved through the Isthmus of Corinth, separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece.

Completed in 1893, the Corinth Canal shortened travel time between the Ionian and Aegean Seas by hundreds of kilometers. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking views and capture stunning photos.

Exploring Nemea’s Treasures

nemea archaeological site
Ancient Nemea

After a short stop, the tour will take you to Nemea, where some awarded Greek wines are produced. In Nemea, you will visit the archaeological site of Ancient Nemea and the Stadium of Nemea. Nemea was very much known in ancient times because of the Panhellenic Games organized in the Temple of Zeus, featuring contests in music, drama, horse riding, and gymnastics.

The Games of Nemea

Ancient Greeks celebrated athletic religious holidays, organized like the Delphic Games, Isthmia and Olympic Games. Nemea Games held both athletic and equestrian events. Subsequently, musical games were added. The events were Stadium (178 meters), Diavlos (355 meters), Hippios (710 meters), Horsegram (3,600 meters), Hoplite road (3,600 meters), Pankration, boxing, wrestling, and pentathlon.

Nemea Wines

man in a winery
Wine Cellar

Today, Nemea is also known as one of the most important wine-producing regions in Greece. The production of red wine from Nemea is truly famous. Therefore, the private wine tour will take you not only to the archaeological site of the region that is nice to see but also to the winery that will truly amaze you.

Nemea lies at an altitude of 200 to 800m ASL, and the most predominant variety cultivated here is the red Agiorgitiko. It is one of the most tasteful varieties and provides the opportunity to create a wide range of wines: some of the most known ones are the V.Q.P.R.D. Nemea wines, along with a rosé, and some full-flavored aged red wines.

Some of the other known varieties produced in the Nemea Wineries are Plagion, Argos, Pterotou, Peloponnesian, Corinthian, Plagion of Mountainous Corinthia, Klimenti, and Iliou. These are red wines which are mostly known due to their strong aroma and fruity flavor.


Nemea Wine Cellar
Nemea Wine Cellar

You will visit at least one winery and depending on your make time, you can visit a second one having in mind that this tour lasts for 10 hours!

The full-day tour will be completed with a return to Athens in the evening.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

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.
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