Wine tasting and History Tour

Wine tasting and History Tour
Wine tasting and History Tour
Wine tasting and History Tour
Wine tasting and History Tour
Wine tasting and History Tour

Everyday(All year round)
Departure Time: 
!Please advise at time of booking if you prefer an alternative pick up time for this private tour..
Departure Point: 
Centrally located Athens hotels / Port
!Arrival minimum a day before the tour to the town is recommended
Ending Point:
Return to original departure point.
8 hours (Approx)
Service Basis:
Sit in private vehicle
Additional Info: 
•Contact our dedicated Custom Team for tailor-making your tour with special rates even for small groups of 4 people, and availability for the supplement of being guided in your own language 
•Admission fees, hotel and food are not included in the price of the trip.

from April 1st to October 31st 
From November 1st to March 31st 
•1 January: closed
•6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
•Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
•25 March: closed
•Greek Orhodox Good Friday: 12:00 - 15:00
•Greek Orhodox Good Saturday: 08:30 - 15:00
•Greek Orhodox Easter Sunday: closed
•Greek Orhodox Easter Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
•May 1: closed
•Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 - 15:00
•15 August: 08:30 - 15:00
•28 October: 08:30 - 15:00
•25 December: closed
•26 December: closed
Free Admission days:
•6 March In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri 
•5 June International Day for the Environment 
•18 April International Monuments Day 
•18 May International Museums Day 
•27 September International Tourism Day
•The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
•Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
National Holidays
•The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September (when the first Sunday is a holiday, then the second is the free admission day).
Free Admission for:
•Children under 18
•Students from E.U.
Reduced admission for:
•Citizen of the E.U. aged over 65
•Students from countries outside the E.U.

Available Language(s):
•English Speaking driver
Whats Included:
•Transportation by luxury AC mercedes van from Athens Port / Hotels and back
•English Speaking Guide
•Local taxes
Excluded Services:
•Addmission tickets
•Drinks during the tour
•Personal Expenses

Whats Unique:

This tour not only takes you to some of the most important archaeological sites but it is also designed to bring you closer to the natural beauties of the Greek country side, where history meets tradition.

Leaving Athens behind we drive on the coastal road towards the west. Our first stop (after approx. one hour), is the Corinth Canal. There we’ll make a short stop, enough to see the Canal, (approx. 6 km long connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea) take photos and visit the local cafeteria.  Twenty minutes later we’ll arrive at tingthe small town of Ancient Corinth. This is a major stop of our tour, and we’ll visit the archaeological site and the museum and afterwards the town, for coffee or shopping. (Optional visit to Acrocorinth).

Now we leave the high way and we drive south, through the hills of Corinth. You can enjoy the scenery as we drive through the Greek countryside full of vineyards and olive trees, as far as the eye can see.

The winding road through the hills will take us to Nemea in approximately forty five minutes. There we will visit the archaeological site and the museum.

Nemea, one of the biggest vineyards in Greece has been well known even from ancient times for two things: The Nemean Lion and the Nemean Games.
The first of the twelve labors for the semi god hero Heracles (Hercules) set by the King of Mycenae (Mykines) Eurystheus  was to rid the Nemean plain of the wild, enormous and extremely ferocious beast known as the Nemean Lion.  This huge creature was the son of the monsters Typhon (who had 100 heads) and Echidna (half maiden - half serpent), and brother of the Theban Sphinx.  Heracles was forced to stun the beast with his club before proceeding to strangle it.  He then used the lions own claws to cut off its pelt.  From this time on the skin of the Nemean Lion became one of the symbols of Heracles and so did the olive-wood club.

The Nemean Games, (one of the four Games of the ancient times) similar to the ancient Olympics took place here. Indeed, from 1996 there has been a revival of the Games that take place every four years.  Members of its honorary committee are of all over the world such as writer Umberto Eco, Princeton Professor Edmund Keeley,  Golden Olympic medalist Sergey Bubka etc. 

A very good local winery is not too far from the site. During a very interesting visit you can taste a variety of local Greek wines and learn more about them. The order in which we visit the site and the winery can be changed according to your wishes. We can schedule lunch any time between Corinth and Nemea.

After the conclusion of our tour we return to Athens.

All our private tours are flexible. It is always up to you to change the itinerary according to your wishes.

Admission fees and lunch are not included in the price of the tour.

Admission Tickets to the sites:

Ancient Corinth:   8 euros including the museum
Ancient Nemea:    6 euros including the museum

•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•In the event of lack of seat availability, an alternative day or service may be advised.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 15 day(s) prior to first service date.

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