Our most recommended things to do in Nemea

Nafplion: Nemea Vineyards Wine Tour

1. Nafplion: Nemea Vineyards Wine Tour

Enjoy a unique experience in the area of Nemea, which is one of the largest vineyards in Greece and is famous for the Agiorgitiko grape and its wonderful wines. It will also be in this location where you will see where Hercules began his labors by killing the lion. Your day begins as you meet with your guides, before traveling towards the area of Nemea. Once there you will begin your tour at the ancient stadium of Nemea, which was built in the 4th century B.C. next to the temple of Zeus. Following that, you will visit 2 award-winning wineries in the area where you will learn about the vintage process and the wine-making stages, which will allow you to see the way that wine is produced. Your guides will happily share with you all the secrets of wine, as you taste some of the various local varieties. At the conclusion of your flavorsome day, your tour will conclude with a return trip back to your pickup destination.

From Athens: Nemea & Nafplio Private Wine and History Tour

2. From Athens: Nemea & Nafplio Private Wine and History Tour

The Nemea region of Peloponnese is a highly recommended trip both to savor the unique local wine varieties paired with food delicacies, and to see some interesting cultural spots that will introduce you to the history of Greece. Nemea is approximately 120 kilometers and only 1 hour away from Athens. It is worth visiting to taste a high quality Greek Agiorgitiko PDO red wine. Agiorgitiko, a name that comes from St. George (Agios Georgios in Greek), is one of the two most recognizable Greek red varieties along with Xinomavro of Naoussa (located in northern Greece). The area is divided into three sub-zones, classified by altitude where you can find various wineries and taste the different styles of Agiorgitiko together with other Greek wine varieties. Other varieties cultivated in the area are the pink-skinned Moschofilero and Roditis, the white Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. They also produce red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. On this tour you will combine a premium wine tasting and introduction and the philosophy of the wine production in the region with a cultural visit of the old city of Nafplio, the original capital of Greece.

From Athens: Private Corinth and Nemea Wine Tasting Day Tour

3. From Athens: Private Corinth and Nemea Wine Tasting Day Tour

The tour will start from the pick up location (according to your needs). First stop will be at famous Corinth Canal (20 min) where you will stand on the bridge and enjoy the extraordiary view from the Canal. Second stop will take place at archaeological site of Ancient Corinth(40 min) where travellers will get in touch with one of the most commercial and technologcal developed civilizations of the ancient world. Next stop will be the Acrocorinth(40 min), the famous medieval fortress of Corinth, with amazing preserved walls and breathtaking view. Afterwards travellers will visit the archaeological site of Nemea(40 min), the ancient city which accoding to the Myth Hercules killed the lion doing one of his labors. Before the last stop visitors will taste the famous ''Nemea Wines'' at a local winery(45 min) and will get in touch with the local agricultural world. Final stop will be a traditional Greek restaurant in Nemea where travellers will enjoy local dishes(1 hour). After lunch travellers will be transfered to drop off location(according to their needs)

From Athens: Wine, Oil, & Cheese Tasting in Nemea & Argolis

4. From Athens: Wine, Oil, & Cheese Tasting in Nemea & Argolis

On this excursion we will start early in the morning and will tour for about 2 hours on a scenic route by the sea, until we reach our first destination, a traditional cheese factory in Ancient Epidaurus. You will learn about the production process of traditional Greek cheeses, while you will experience the first tasting of the day with various types of cheeses, produced in the Peloponnese region. Following our visit to the cheese factory, we will drive for about half an hour until our next stop, an olive mill. You will watch a video about the production of olive oil (since it is produced in wintertime) and you will also enjoy visiting a traditional and organic olive grove. Do not miss the opportunity to do an olive oil tasting and at the same time try a traditional rural snack with olive oil, bread, tomato, cucumber and the classic Greek pies, spinach pie or cheese pie. Having already tried several of the Peloponnese products, our next stop will be at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus with its great acoustics and aesthetics, where theatrical performances still take place during the summer. Feel the magic of knowing that Ancient Greeks attended the great tragedies of Sophocles and Aeschylus there. Epidaurus Ancient Theatre was built in honor of Asclepios, the God of Medicine and you will have the chance to visit the Asclepion, the place that was the first health center of the ancient world, which is in the Ancient Theatre's area. We will stay in the site for about an hour. After this walk to the Archaeological site of Ancient Epidaurus, we will head to Nemea, the most famous wine producing region in Greece. Nemea is famous for its great wineries, and they produce - among other things - the traditional Nemea P.D.O. wine. We will visit the most popular winery in Nemea. During the visit to the winery, you will have the opportunity to do wine tasting and enjoy a snack of traditional products. It will be time to return to Athens. On our way back, we will make a short stop at the Corinth Canal. The Canal was completed in 1883 and was a miracle of engineering for its time. You will admire the sunset from the Canal and finally, after a full day and a tour that will have lasted for more than 12 hours, we will take the road back, full of experiences and aromas of Greek nature.

Corinth & Nemea: Guided E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Corinth & Nemea: Guided E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

Explore the land where according Greek Mythology, Hercules hunted and killed the monstruous Lion of Nemea; one of his 12 famous labours. In the morning you leave Athens and through the Canal of Corinth, you pass to the Peloponnese. Your fantastic circular cycling tour starts from Ancient Corinth; one of the mightiest cities of Ancient Greece. You cycle through a rural area characterized by olive groves, citrus and vineyards, towards Ancient Nemea; one of the most important vinicultural areas of Greece that is continuously cultivated since the antiquity. You will have the opportunity to visit Zeus's sanctuary and stop in one of the local wineries to taste the wine of the local grape-variaty of Agiorgitiko. The ride is circular and, depending on the season, there will be time for swimming on a beach of the Corinthian Gulf, before reaching the ending point of this e-bike tour.

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based on 7 reviews

I wish I could give 10 stars. Nicholas is the guide and business owner. His van is pristine new and very comfortable. He has video screens and prepared videos for us about places we would visit in the van. He had water and drinks for all. He is really knowledgeable, friendly, and excellent English. He was happy to tailor the tour to our needs and followed up with texts to make sure we are having a good vacation and with tips for other places. Also super responsive when setting up the tour. A++++ Oh yeah and the sites were also fantastic

A beautiful tour through the nemean countryside to one of the most beautiful archeological sites I have ever visited, followed by visits to wonderful vineyards. The tastings were wonderful, the guides informative, the trips through the cellars and production lines a highlight and the food was also some of the best I tasted. Would fully recommend. The guides were wonderful people and we loved the trip. Would take it again.

A wonderful trip to the beautiful region of Nemea. We stopped for an hour at the fascinating site of ancient Nemea where you can see one of the first founding sites of the Olympic Games. Our guide Gina was professional and friendly as well as being very informative and knowledgeable. We visited 2 very different vineyards and tasted delicious wines as well as learning about the winemaking process.

We had an amazing time wine tasting and walking through the beautiful town of Nafplio. Spyros was very knowledgeable about the Greek wine varieties and history. We learned so much and had a fantastic day.