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Corinth Canal & Nemea Wineries: A Premier 6-Hour Day Tour

The 6-hour tour to Corinth Canal and Nemea is an ideal tour for those who have little time but still want to get to know the wine roads and tasteful wines of Greece within just a few hours.

Itinerary of the Half-Day Wine Tour in Greece

  • Corinth Canal – Nemea – The Wine Roads – Wineries – Athens

Highlights of the 6-Hour Day Tour for Wine Lovers

  • Visit the famous Corinth Canal with the scenic coastal road
  • The wineries of Nemea
  • The tasteful wines of Greece
  • The lovely countryside of the Peloponnese
  • Expert English-speaking tour driver

The Journey Begins: from Athens to Corinth Canal

corinth canal
Corinth Canal

The half-day wine tour starts in the morning from Athens. Your private driver will drive you along the coastal road of Attica towards the Corinth Canal, where you will have the chance to admire the breathtaking views of the sea and get some truly marvelous pictures. 

The Corinth Canal, completed in 1893, connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. The canal is 6.4 kilometers long, 24.6 meters wide at its base, and has a depth of 8 meters, making it impassable for most modern ships.

Discovering Nemea

Temple of Zeus in Nemea
Temple of Zeus in Nemea

After the short stop, the half-day tour will continue towards Nemea, an area known for its Games (Nemean Games), that took place every two years, while the Olympic Games every four. The Nemean games included gymnastics, horse riding, music, and drama – some of the most known tragedies were presented during the Games in Nemea.

The Games took place in the premises of the Temple of God Zeus, whose ruins have been discovered during the excavations and are available to see today. There are traces of the gymnasium, the palaestra, and the Roman baths, as well as the original stadium of the Games.

The Wineries of Nemea

man in a winery

Nemea, one of the main wine-producing regions in Greece, is renowned for its amazing wineries and the production of famous and tasteful red wines, particularly from the Agiorgitiko grape variety. This local grape, known for its special taste and aroma, has a history dating back 4,500 years.

The region’s unique microclimate, characterized by a valley surrounded by mountains, mild cold winters, and warm, relatively dry summers, along with the clay soil ideal for drainage and fertility, contributes to the production of the legendary Nemea wine. The location of the vineyards at an altitude of 350-400 m and the humidity from the mythical river Asopus create a distinctive terroir that shapes the character of these wines.

This private wine tour to Nemea offers the opportunity to visit the vine fields, explore the wineries, and taste these exceptional wines firsthand. Visitors can even bring back some bottles to share with friends and celebrate the flavors of Nemea.

After the winery visits, the driver will return the group to Athens in the afternoon.

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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