WINE TOUR IN GREECE
Wine Roads Tour visits 3 different Wineries, Nemea, Argos Nafplion
Our Wine tour leaves Athens (request another departure terminal) drives westwards along the scenic coast , through the ancient areas of Elefsis and Megara until we reach the Corinth canal with its breathtaking views (short stop / on the bridge, which is the highest point of the canal -80 meters high and 6 km long- which connects the Aegean Sea to the Ionian Sea (short stop). Pass by the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth, then drive on to Nemea.
Dionysos (Corinth Museum), is the god of wine, the inspire of ritual madness and ecstasy, and a major figure of Greek mythology, and one of the twelve Olympians, among whom Greek mythology treated Dionysus as a late arrival. He was also known as Bacchus and the frenzy he induces, bakkheia. He is the patron deity of agriculture and the theater. He was also known as the Liberator (Eleutherios), freeing one from one's normal self, by madness, ecstasy, or wine. The divine mission of Dionysus was to mingle the music of the aulos and to bring an end to care and worry. Scholars have discussed Dionysus' relationship to the "cult of the souls" and his ability to preside over communication between the living and the dead.
In Greek mythology, Dionysus is made to be a son of Zeus and Semele; other versions of the myth contend that he is a son of Zeus and Persephone. He is described as being womanly or "man-womanish".
Wine, offers its “delectable” world to a plethora of consumers, connoisseurs and the uninitiated alike. For its production, human knowledge and expertise combined with the different grapevine varieties harmoniously collaborate with climate, soil, and the topographical characteristics of each area.
Greek wines, overshadowed by the renowned wines of France and the rest of Europe, are just now being discovered and appreciated by connoisseurs - and the rest of us! The land that revered gods of wine such as Dionysus and Bacchus is keeping the tradition of wine making alive
The wine industry is expanding and Greek wines are winning distinguished awards. Small wineries dedicated to quality are springing up where a combination of unique viticulture methods and the famous Greek sunlight merge to produce distinctive wines.
Many of the grapes grown in the Pelopponese and on Crete are still engrafted varieties. In some cases, wineries have sprung up around natural old-patch vines. Most vineyards are in the mountains, or, in the case of Santorini, on top of the volcanic cliffs.
There is no better way to learn about the production of the famous wines of Nemea than to follow us on a trip which passes through the vineyards where everything begins, continue into the aging cellars of the Estates where the French and American oak barrels are located, informed by a special projection about the wine region through all the seasons of the year. The journey ends up inside their tasting rooms where one will have the chance to taste the internationally awarded wines of the Estates and also special editions found only in their cellar rooms.
Design by Nick (our Photographer /guide leader)
Our Wine roads tour in Greece, visits Nemea (41 km. from Corinthos) close to the limits of the state of Argolida. This municipality is surrounded by an abundance of grapevines, which have given Nemea fame for the good wine they produce. Even in ancient times Nemea was renowned as being the place in Greek Mythology where Hercules killed the fearful lion. In the ancient site of Nemea the most notable building is the temple of Zeus ( 40c BC), The archaeological digs (which are still going on ) have brought to light baths and arenas, a stadium and foundations of other buildings.
Our Wine Roads tour in Greece, visit up to 3 different wineries. We visit their cellars and we learn about their varieties... We taste their wines and if you wish we buy their products in half price than Market.
We visit wineries at Nemea and the sights as, Panagia Moni Vrachou
WINE TOUR IN NEMEA, GREECE
We visit wineries at Nemea and the sights as, Zeus Temple, Panagia Moni Vrachou
MONI PANAGIA VRACHOU. The ruins of the old church of Panagia Vrachos, inside the cave, are a spectacular sight that you should definitely visit. On the rocky wall of the deserted temple today are preserved frescoes of excellent art that are considered to be of the 11th or 12th century. The Mary of Moni Vrachos its known from the beginning of the 12th century, until the time of the first Greek Governor Kapodistrias, while during the Revolution he provided important services to the Struggle.
The length of the temple inside is 5.60 × 2.70 meters. The wall surfaces of the built-up part of the main church, the sanctuary of the roof, feature 17th-century frescoes that have been damaged by moisture and smoke, as well as vandalism. The peculiarity is found in the fresco above the Altar/ Agia Trapeza, Christ is depicted, but in the four corners, instead of the 4 Evangelists, as is customary, there are the animals of revelation. At the bottom of the cave, there is a natural reservoir.
Wine tour, visits Nafplion (first capital city of Greece in modern time) the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. Nafplion is divided into the old and the new town. The old town was built mainly in the days of the governor Ioannis Capodistrias, at the beginning of the 19th c, but buildings still exist from the Venetian era. Have dinner in front water, before our return to Athens
Wine Roads tour to Nemea, Argos, Nafplion
Daily: Up to 12 hours Tour. Please read Touring/Info*
Sites & Museums: Summer: daily, 8.00 to 20.00 pm. Winter: Sunset / entry 30 min before closing.
Entrance fee to wineries is included...
Closed on Holidays: January 1st. , March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.
Highlights of Wine Tour
Corinth Canal /
Nemea and Nafplion.
We visit 3 different wineries and we taste their wines... We buy wines in a half price from Market cost...
We visit Nemea and Nafplion and have dinner in front water...
We visit the sites as travelers and we try to avoid the tourist groups at the their visit usually hours...Our Website photos its a prove of this...
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