Things to do in Nemea

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 Nemea or Corinthia: Day Trip with 12 Wine Tasting

2. From Nemea or Corinthia: Day Trip with 12 Wine Tasting

Uncover the wine culture of Nemea with this day trip in a climate-controlled vehicle. With altitudes ranging from 300m up to 1000m, the Nemean terroir offers a vast diversity of wines. Choose from a tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in the Corinthia region or a meeting point in Nemea.  Meet your guide and take off on your winery adventure. Relax on the scenic drive to your first of the three wineries visited on this tour. In each winery, be introduced to its history by your Oenologist guide, visit the production facilities and barrel rooms, and taste at least 4 wines.  Try wines which are chosen according to your personal preferences. Sit down to a mouth-watering lunch local products such as cheeses, cold cuts, spinach pie with feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves with rice and herbs, cherry tomatoes with cucumber and olives, olive oil, and bread.  At the end of the tasting indulge in a semi-sweet dessert wine accompanied by dark chocolate and raisins. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

From Athens: Private Napflio Day Trip With Wine Tasting

3. From Athens: Private Napflio Day Trip With Wine Tasting

A wine tour in Nafplio will take you to some of the most picturesque vineyards in the region, where you will enjoy a relaxing, enjoyable day among the vines. You will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship port in Athens by your driver and personal tour guide for this private tour. The amazing highlight of this tour is The Corinth Canal which is a waterway that crosses the narrow isthmus of Corinth to link the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf. As such, the canal separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese, turning it into an island. Live a unique experience and taste great Nemea wines in some of the most well known Greek wineries. Many of the vineyards you visit are owned by famous Greek family wineries, such as the Caraceni Winery that also owns part of the Hilton Hotel in Nafplio. There are many wineries in the Peloponnese, and the region is famous for its wine.The grape of choice is the red-wine made from Saperavi grapes with indigenous white wine made from Moschofilero grapes. Highlights include the Ancient Agora, Palaiokastro Monastery, Archaeological Museum and many more. 12 hours is the total duration of the tour from pick up to drop off.

From Athens: Wine Roads Private Tour with Wine Tasting

4. From Athens: Wine Roads Private Tour with Wine Tasting

This tour addresses to those who are not only interested in the imposing archaeological sites of the Greek countryside, but would also like to taste the famous Greek wine of Nemea by visiting one of its wineries. The region has produced the most qualitative and tasteful wine in Greece 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). Your first stop will be 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. Continuing you will be in Ancient Corinth. Historically the city was dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth, the old Castle, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece. The site located at the base of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the Temple of God Apollo and a small museum. In addition to its archaeological and historical interest, Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece. It was here that the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of the time. Your Next stop will be the site of Ancient Nemea. 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, you will be driven towards the city of Nafplio for your 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, you will make a stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea and drive up to the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplio.

From Athens: Private Corinth and Nemea Wine Tasting Day Tour

5. 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)

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What people are saying about Nemea

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 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.

Good informative tour. We booked on short notice so we unable to schedule any other tastings.