|Wine tasting and History|
This tour not only takes you to some of the most important archaeological sites but it is also designed to bring you closer to the natural beauties of the Greek country side, where history meets tradition.
Leaving Athens behind we drive on the coastal road towards the west. Our first stop (after approx. one hour), is the Corinth Canal. There we’ll make a short stop, enough to see the Canal, (approx. 6 km long connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea) take photos and visit the local cafeteria. Twenty minutes later we’ll arrive at tingthe small town of Ancient Corinth. This is a major stop of our tour, and we’ll visit the archaeological site and the museum and afterwards the town, for coffee or shopping. (Optional visit to Acrocorinth).
Now we leave the high way and we drive south, through the hills of Corinth. You can enjoy the scenery as we drive through the Greek countryside full of vineyards and olive trees, as far as the eye can see.
The winding road through the hills will take us to Nemea in approximately forty five minutes. There we will visit the archaeological site and the museum.
Nemea, one of the biggest vineyards in Greece has been well known even from ancient times for two things: The Nemean Lion and the Nemean Games.
The Nemean Games, (one of the four Games of the ancient times) similar to the ancient Olympics took place here. Indeed, from 1996 there has been a revival of the Games that take place every four years. Members of its honorary committee are of all over the world such as writer Umberto Eco, Princeton Professor Edmund Keeley, Golden Olympic medalist Sergey Bubka etc.
A very good local winery is not too far from the site. During a very interesting visit you can taste a variety of local Greek wines and learn more about them. The order in which we visit the site and the winery can be changed according to your wishes. We can schedule lunch any time between Corinth and Nemea.
After the conclusion of our tour we return to Athens.
(Duration approximately 8 hours)
All our private tours are flexible. It is always up to you to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
Entrance Tickets to the sites:
Reduced admission (50%) for visitors (Original passport or copy necessary)
Free admission for visitors (Original passport or copy necessary)
Days of free admission for all to archaeological sites & public Museums
1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
25 March: closed
Greek Orhodox Good Friday: 12:00 - 15:00
Greek Orhodox Good Saturday: 08:30 - 15:00
Greek Orhodox Easter Sunday: closed
Greek Orhodox Easter Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
May 1: closed
Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 - 15:00
15 August: 08:30 - 15:00
28 October: 08:30 - 15:00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed