Wine Roads Tour
One or Two Day Tour
Corinth Canal, Nemea, Nafplion (overnight if you wish), Palamidi
Leave Athens in the morning by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, (80 meters high and 6 kms long), which connects the Aegean Sea to the Ionian Sea (short stop). Pass by the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth, then drive on to Nemea.
Wine, offers its “delectable” world to a plethora of consumers, connoisseurs and the uninitiated alike. For its production, human knowledge and expertise combined with the different grapevine varieties harmoniously collaborate with climate, soil, and the topographical characteristics of each area.
Mythology tells us that Oenotros was the youngest son of Lykaon, King of Arcadia who lived many centuries before the Trojan wars. Oenotros is said to be the first to colonize a foreign place, which was named Oenotria (today's Italy). He brought civilization as well as the grapevine and wine to Europe.
There is no better way to learn about the production of the famous wines of Nemea than to follow us on a trip which passes through the vineyards where everything begins, continue into the aging cellars of the Estates where the French and American oak barrels are located, informed by a special projection about the wine region through all the seasons of the year. The journey ends up inside their tasting rooms where one will have the chance to taste the internationally awarded wines of the Estates and also special editions found only in their cellar rooms.
Visit Nemea (41 km. from Corinthos) is close to the limits of the state of Argolida. This municipality is surrounded by an abundance of grapevines, which have given Nemea fame for the good wine they produce. Even in ancient times Nemea was renowned as being the place in Greek Mythology where Hercules killed the fearful lion.
In the ancient site of Nemea the most notable building is the temple of Zeus (40c BC), The archaeological digs (which are still going on ) have brought to light baths and arenas, a stadium and foundations of other buildings.You can view our portfolio of photos at http://www.panoramio.com/user/45649/tags/Nemea
Continue for Nafplion (first capital city of Greece in modern time) through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress.
If you desire an over night in a traditional hotel, located on the top of the old city just under the castle), the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress.
You can view our portfolio of photos at http://www.panoramio.com/user/45649/tags/Nafplion
All the information & photos on this website is updated continuously. I myself visit all sites at least once the month.
DEPARTUREDaily: Approx(10 hours)
Nemea site: Daily in summer, 8a.m to 7p.m (winter to 3p.m). Entrance fee 4 Euro including the Stadium. Nafplion Town & Wineries: 8a.m to 7p.m (winter to 5p.m). are open all year around.
Corinth Canal - Ancient Corinth - Nemea - Nafplion - Epidaurus Theatre
Closed on Holidays: January 1st., March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.