Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Today you will travel to the region of Corinth that disposes of a highly position into the wine history of Greece. At Corinth, there are two of the most important expressions of the Greek Vineyard: Agiorgitiko & the world famous currants. The grapes of Agiorgitiko grow in the region Nemea and this is going to be the first stop of the tour, where you will visit a winery for wine tasting not only of Agiorgitiko but of some other cosmopolitan varieties such as chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and the red, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah and others. All varieties together make a vinous bouquet that growers and wine makers endeavour to convert to high quality wines. Learn more about wines through the paths of history and continue the tour with the visit of the Archaeological Museum of Nemea. The sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea was one of the four major Pan-Hellenic sanctuaries. It is no coincidence that Hercules made his first feat by killing the lion of Nemea. According to one version of the legend, it is Hercules himself after his achievement that founded the games in honour of Nemean Zeus. You shall also be impressed by the stadium of Nemea, before departing towards Nafplio. Upon arrival at Nafplio you will walk through this historical city, visit Syntagma (Constitution) Square, the primary Parliament House of Greece and other plenty historic, valuable buildings and statues. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant in Nafplio and at the end, just before returning back to Athens, visit the ‘’Karonis’’ wine shop founded in 1882. In this wine shop you will be given the possibility to see and choose among five hundred Greek labels and two hundred foreign ones, as well as many aged Greek wines dating since 1990 and foreign wines since 1987. Return to Athens and your hotel full of ancient history and wine tastes.
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