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The Culture of Agiorgitiko Wine in Nemea – Somewhere We Know
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The Culture of Agiorgitiko Wine in Nemea

Nemea

The Culture of Agiorgitiko Wine in Nemea

€1

per person

Private tour available upon request! A full-day tour to the wine making region of Nemea.

The heart of the wine region of Nemea was known in classical antiquity as ‘the Land of Phliasia”, and its wine was popular to an ‘international’ audience who flocked to the ancient Nemean Games, one of the most important events in Greek antiquity. Over the years, Phliasion wine became known as Agiorgitiko, “dark, strong, the best wine in Moria” as found in many foreign travelers’ journals of the 18th and 19th century.

Today, Nemea is the largest zone producing Protected Designation of Origin wine in Greece, and its rich vineyard cultivation proves why Homer called it Ampelóessa, meaning “full of vines”.

Key highlights of this journey:

– Visit to the archaeological site of Nemea, the impressive Stadium and the museum
– Learn about the making of one of the oldest indigenous grapes in Greece, the Nemea – Agiorgitiko
– Meet with the vine makers and learn about the wine making tradition
– Taste awarded wines by visiting local vineyards
– Taste local delicacies made by pure grape syrup, petimezi produced from Agiorgitiko grapes
– OPTIONAL: Wine Tasting Dinner with premium wines from the area of Nemea, at an old house garden, in Kifissia.

Private tour available upon request

To enquire about prices and to book this private tour, you can contact us and our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

  • Departure
    6 Filellinon Street, Syntagma Square
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, sun screen.
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Itinerary

We start our day from central Athens with a short bus tour around the main sights of the city of Athens: the Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament, the three impressive buildings of the Neoclassical Athenian Trilogy: the Academy, the University and the National Library, the Omonoia square and the beautiful building of the National Archaeological Museum. We continue the tour heading south until we reach the Isthmus of Corinth where we have a short stop to admire the Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. After this short break we head towards the archaeological site of Nemea to explore the ancient Stadium and the museum. Continuing our tour we visit local vineyards and learn about the wine making tradition of the region. We taste awarded wines and local delicacies made by pure grape syrup, petimezi produced from Agiorgitiko grapes.

Tour Location

Here is a map with the places we visit during this half day tour

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What's included

Private vehicle throughout the tour

Experienced tour leader

Wine-tasting experience

Guided tour by wine expert to vineyards

Lunch at one vineyard

Tasting delicacies made by petimezi

Information material

Liability Insurance

All applicable taxes

What's not included

Personal expenses

Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites

Tour guide for the archaeological site (available upon request with extra charge)

Wine tasting dinner with premium wines

Food, drinks and beverages if not mentioned above

Tips

Anything not specified in the “what’s included” section