This half-day wine tour to Corinth Canal and Nemea is an ideal private shore excursion from Piraeus port of call, for those who have limited time, but still want to visit the wine roads and taste selected wines of Greece within just a few hours.
Itinerary of the half-day wine tour in Greece
Corinth canal – Nemea – the wine roads – wineries – Athens
Highlights of the Wine tour to Corinth Canal and wineries of Nemea; half day shore trip
- Visit the famous Corinth Canal with the scenic coastal road
- The wineries of Nemea
- The tasteful wines of Greece
- The lovely natural environment
Description of the half-day private shore trip to Nemea wineries
Start in the morning from Piraeus cruise port. Our drive will pick you up from your cruise ship pier, board your modern 4 seater, 10 seater or 17 seater vehicle, according to your group size, leaving the quayside, for an hour drive to Athens through the scenic costal road of the Saronic golf and suburbs.
Your driver will drive you towards the Corinth Canal, where you will have the chance to admire the breathtaking views to the sea and get some truly marvellous pictures.
After a short stop, the half day private shore trip will continue towards Nemea, an area known for its Games (Nemean Games), that took place every two years, while the Olympic Games every four. The Nemean games included gymnastics, horse riding, music and drama – some of the most known tragedies were presented during the Games in Nemea.
The Games took place in the premises of the Temple of God Zeus, whose ruins have been discovered during the excavations and are available to see today. There are traces of the gymnasium, the palaestra and the Roman baths, as well as the original stadium of the Games.
Nemea is also known today due to its amazing wineries. It is one of the main wine producing regions in the Peloponnese and Greece in general, producing famous and tasteful red wines.
Nemea-Agiorgitiko, captivating red wines, are integrated into the myth and history of the region of Nemea, Peloponnese, as well as its local culture and legends of Hercules. Traditionally, a deep, dark ruby color, with concentrated aromas of red fruits and aromatic complexity, Nemea-Agiorgitiko wines offer an experience of unprompted euphoria to almost any wine lover.
The range of wine styles include rich, complex, age worthy reds for the cellar, as well as light, easy drinking wines with the fresh aromas of red fruits. Nemea-Agiorgitiko still dry red wines are exceptionally food-friendly and match with a wide range of cuisines and occasions.
The incredibly beautiful and captivating region of Nemea is actually the namesake of its main grape, Agiorgitiko, which, literally, means the grape of St. George (Agios Georgios) and originates from the city of Nemea, formerly called Agios Georgios – St. George.
The private wine tour to Nemea will give you the chance not only to visit the vine fields and wineries of the area but also to taste these wines yourself; and why not bring some of them with you back home to celebrate with friends.
After our visit to the Nemean wineries, your private driver will bring you back to Athens Piraeus cruise ship pier where this tasteful wine shore trip ends.