• Duration: 9 hours
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Description

 The region has produced the most qualitative and tasteful wine in Greek for thousands of years.

The tour starts with a drive along the coast, on the way you will view of some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians). Our first stop the Corinth Canal. Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. You will have time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer, (if you’re game,) on some days bungee jumping is an option.

Moving on we will continue to Ancient Corinth. The city dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth and the old Castle, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece. The site located at the foot of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the temple of god Apollo and a small museum. Apart from its archaeological and historical interest Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece as this was where the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period.

Our next stop will be the site of Ancient Nemea. Nemea is mainly known for the Nemean Games the ancient Greek stadium and the Temple of Zeus but also for the vineyards. Nemea has the most wineries in Greece as grape growing has been a tradition here since ancient times. In the site apart for the museum and the sanctuary, the stadium makes the difference. One of the best-preserved stadiums, located on a higher level still preserves the tunnel through which the athletes entered the stadium.

After the visit to the site, we will head towards one of the Nemean wineries. Driving through the grape yards of the largest wine production zone in Greece, we will visit one of the best wineries. People will gladly give you a small tour showing you the grape yards, the storage barrels, explaining you the procedure that takes place until the bottling. In the end, you will be offered to taste some of their best varieties while having a view of the Nemean Valley.

Lastly, we will drive towards the city of Nafplio for our last stop, considered the most scenic city, it functioned as the capital of Greece until 1834. It offers you an outstanding combination of fortresses and castles (Palamidi), Bourtzi, a huge port opened to the Aegean Sea and the unique architecture of the old city of Nafplion revealing Venetian, neoclassical and oriental elements. After walking in the idyllic old city we will stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea, and drive up to the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplio. Then we will start for our way back following the eastern coast of Peloponnese peninsula to reach Athens again.

Top visits:

  • Corinth Canal
  • Ancient Corinth – Temple of Apollo
  • Acrocorinth
  • Ancient Nemea
  • Nemea Wine Roads (Winery)
  • The picturesque town of Nafplio – Palamidi – Bourtzi 

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process. 

Itinerary

Corinth Canal

The tour starts with a drive along the coast, on the way you will view some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians). Our first stop the Corinth Canal. Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. You will have time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer.

Ancient Corinth

Moving on we will continue to Ancient Corinth. The city dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth. The site located at the foot of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the temple of god Apollo and a small museum. Apart from its archaeological and historical interest Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece as this was where Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period.

We will visit the Temple of Apollo, one of the oldest temples, which is located in the in the Ancient city of Corinth and the archaeological museum with some splendid findings.

Acrocorinth

We will visit the castle of Acrocorinth, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece, for some amazing photos.

Ancient Nemea

Continuing our next stop will be the site of Ancient Nemea, that is mainly known for the Nemean Games, its ancient Greek stadium and the Temple of Zeus but it is also famous for its vineyards. Nemea has the most wineries in Greece as grape growing has been a tradition here since ancient times. 

Archaeological Site of Nemea

Back at the site apart from the museum and the sanctuary of Zeus, the stadium makes the difference. Nemea has one of the best preserved stadiums found so far and it is located on a higher level. Of special interest are the tunnels through which the athletes entered the stadium. Archaeological site and Museum of Nemea shows you interesting things about the Nemean Pan Hellenic Games.

Winery

After the visit to the site, we will head towards one of the Nemean wineries. Driving through the grape yards of the largest wine production zone in Greece, we will visit one of the best wineries. People will gladly give you a small tour showing you the grape yards, the storage barrels, explaining you the procedure that takes place until the bottling. In the end, you will be offered to taste some of their best varieties while having a view of the Nemean Valley.

Nafplio

Lastly, we will drive towards the city of Nafplio considered the most scenic city, it functioned as the capital of Greece until 1834.

Acronafplia Castle

After walking in the idyllic old city we will stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea, and drive up to the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplio.

Bourtzi

Nafplio offers you an outstanding combination of fortresses and castles. Bourtzi is a little islet with a fortress in a huge port opened to the Aegean Sea.

Athens

We will drive back to Athens.

Pick up locations

What's included

Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
Private transportation
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bottled water

What's excluded

Entrance Fees [14€ for over 6 yo for Non EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
Winery Ticket (15€ per person)
Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
Licensed Tour guide on request [Additional cost - 250 €]
Lunch

What do I need to bring

  • Suitable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended for your comfort
  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended. 

Important information

  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
  • Our contact Email: info@olivesea.com -  Don't hesitate to ask any more questions you may have.
  • Pick up time adjustable upon your request.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • CULINARY
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • NATURE

Guided Language

  • English

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