One of our most popular tours is the sightseeing in Athens and 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 private sightseeing and wine tasting tour
Athens – Corinth Canal – Nemea Wineries – Athens
Highlights of the private sightseeing and wine tasting tour
- An 81/2 hours private tour in Greece, full of culture and flavor
- All important archaeological sites in Athens, such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon
- The Corinth Canal and the gorgeous countryside of Peloponnese
- The famous Greek wineries of Nemea with their unique wines
Description of the sightseeing tour in Athens
This is a full day tour that takes you to the best parts of Athens, the ones you simply cannot miss. It combines the city’s classical and modern sites along with some of the best wineries in close proximity to the prefecture of Attica.
The full day private tour starts with a city tour – 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 afterwards the Omonoia Square, one of the main squares of the city.
The sightseeing tour in Athens will continue taking you to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian that stands just in front of the archaeological site, typically dividing the modern from the ancient city of Athens.
The highlight of the sightseeing tour is the visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the crown of the city. Entering the archaeological site of the Acropolis, you will pass by the main gates, the Propylaea, and you will admire the Temple of Athena Nike and the temple of the Erectheion, known mostly for the Porch of Maidens (Caryatides).
After your visit to the Acropolis, you will see one of the main quarters of the city, Plaka, which stands at the feet of the Holy Rock of the Acropolis. Plaka is a lovely, picturesque quarter with many tourist and art shops you will love. You will also see the Roman and Ancient Greek Agora located within this historical part of the city.
The famous wineries of Nemea
After your city tour, you will head for the famous wineries of Nemea in South Greece. Driving along the coast of the Saronic Gulf, you will reach the Corinth Canal after an hour drive, and you will have the chance to admire the splendid views. After a short stop, you will head to Nemea, which is a town in Argolis famous for its wineries and the exquisite varieties of wines.
Nemea is also known as the hosting town of the Nemea Games, which were equally famous in the antiquity, as the Olympic Games of Athens. The games were organized to celebrate and honor Zeus and included both gymnastics and musical games.
Except for the sightseeing tour, you will also visit the famous local wineries. Nemea is the place where numerous wine varieties are produced, and home of some of the most famous Greek wineries: Boutari – Matsa Estate, Domaine Evharis, Katogi-Strofilia S.A. and Semeli Wines
You will taste some elect red wines, with the Agiorgitiko variety being the most famous one. Some of the most known wines based on this variety are the Anemos, Amos, Stone hills, Vissino and The art of Sun wines that you will have the opportunity to see and taste if you like. These wines are famous for their rich aroma and full flavor.
After the wine tasting, the tour will bring you back to Athens in afternoon, dropping you off at your hotel or cruise ship
You will visit at least one winery and depending on you making time, you can visit a second one having in mind that this tour lasts for 81/2 hours!
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
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
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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 difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- 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.
- 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