Wine tour on the footsteps of Hercules

Escape the modern world and delve into Greece’s rich history while learning and tasting the story of Greek winemaking. Travel through the wine roads of Peloponnese and discover the magic of a most historic vineyard while crossing landscapes of unparalleled natural beauty.

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, having started cultivating vineyards and creating wine over 6,500 years ago. In fact, the second oldest known grape remnants in the world and evidence of crushed grapes was discovered in Greece.

Ancient wonders, magnificent landscapes and diverse wines made with dedication, from local varieties. Discover a great wine-tourism destination, taste exceptional locally-produced wines and explore the best of Peloponnese, from the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus to amazing Nafplio.

Day 1: Arrival to Athens – Transfer to Nafplio

Upon arrival to Athens airport, we depart from the new capital of Greece, Athens, to the first one, Nafplio. On our way we have a small stop at the 6km artificial Corinth Canal, the narrow strip that connects the Corinthian and the Saronic Gulfs. On our arrival in Nafplio we have lunch and we check in in our hotel and we visit the most important spots of the city, searching for traces of the Franks, Venetians and Ottomans in its architecture.

Day 2: Nemea

Today we visit the endless vineyards of Nemea, the biggest winery region in Greece and also the place where according to mythology Hercules killed the lion and performed the first of his 12 labors. Our first stop is the Archeological site of Nemea where we admire the sanctuary that was set up for Zeus, the father of Heracles, and The Stadium of Nemea. Then visit 2 local wineries to taste unique varieties of wine, meet their producers and discuss with them the details of wine making in the Greek land. Finally enjoy a lunch inside Semeli, while discovering one of the most popular wineries in Greece.

Day 3: Mycenae – Epidaurus

After breakfast we visit Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon and the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Then continue to the Sanctuary of Asclepius-the benevolent God of Medicine and visit the Theatre- considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture. In the evening we return to Nafplio and we visit local traditional units. At first we “invade” the enchanting world of the unique Greek Ouzo and Tsipouro while visiting a local distillery. Then we taste local varieties of wines in a cellar-wine shop, while the owner narrate us the art of wine.

Day 4: Ancient Corinth

First stop is Ancient Corinth with its famous Temple of Apollo and the Bema of Saint Paul. Then, we visit the most famous and award winning winery of the region. We meet its producer and we are briefed about the production conditions and the harvest procedures. The owner reveals the secrets of wine and offers to us local wine varieties, like Moschofilero, Roditis (white variety) and Agiorgitiko (red variety) accompanied by the most appropriate dishes.

Day 5: Exploring Arcadia Region

We pick you up from your hotel and we are off to Arcadia. Just two hour from Nafplio through the mountains of Arcadia, we visit the heart of Peloponnese. Our first stop is a visit at Tselepos winery, starting with a short tour to the vineyards and the chapel and followed by a walk to the old water mill ending up in the winery. Next stop is the impressive Kalogris winery that produces some fantastic organic wines that will surprise your pallet. After the wine tour enjoy a lunch inside the winery before taking the road back to Nafplio.

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast and according to the departure flight you will be transferred to Athens airport. Time at leisure until your flight.

Get an introduction to winemaking

Walk on the footsteps of Hercules

Enjoy your lunch inside a winery

Discover fascinating Mani region

Visit the heart of Peloponnese

Learn about the famous winemaking region, Nemea

The romantic first capital of Greece, Nafplio

The strategically important Corinth Canal

Explore the ancient town of Corinth and follow in the footsteps of St. Paul

The Unesco listed ancient theatre of Epidaurus

Explore Mycenae and view highlights such as Royal Tomb and Lion’s Gate

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